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  • A Mind at Home with Itself

  • How Asking Four Questions Can Free Your Mind, Open Your Heart, and Turn Your World Around
  • By: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell, Pete Simonelli, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

In A Mind at Home with Itself, Byron Katie illuminates one of the most profound ancient Buddhist texts, The Diamond Sutra (newly translated by distinguished scholar Stephen Mitchell), to reveal the nature of the mind and to liberate us from painful thoughts, using her revolutionary system of self-inquiry called "The Work". Byron Katie doesn't merely describe the awakened mind; she empowers us to see it and feel it in action.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • what the hell just happened?!

  • By Anonymous User on 10-04-17

Feels forced, disappointment

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-18

loving what is was pure gold The Abridged audiobook version. this book with Steven reading the diamond Sutra than her interpreting it feels so forced. almost seems like just an opportunity to make money. Katie admits she never read any of the spiritual teachers and here she is giving her viewpoint on what something to Buddha talks about it just does not make any sense to me. I wish I could return it but I'm beyond my limits on return and I'm just not going to finish this book I've tried chapter after chapter. very disappointed I loved her work and loving what is she seems genuine but this book seems like a phony.

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  • Your Inner Awakening

  • The Work of Byron Katie: Four Questions That Will Transform Your Life
  • By: Byron Katie
  • Narrated by: Byron Katie
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

No matter how much money, status, professional success, or other types of external security one may have, very few people experience true joy and personal freedom. Byron Katie knows this reality too well. In the midst of a "normal and successful" life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period sank further into rage and despair. Then, one morning in 1986, out of the blue, she had a sudden, profound insight into how the mind works.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Living in my mind is stressful

  • By marie on 01-26-15

Stick with Loving What Is Audiobook

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-18

This book was released before Loving What Is. I like Byron Katie, her material, and think she is very effective. This book as a lot of sections of rambling on, some interaction with an audience. Loving What Is has much more information, is better presented, and more audience material.

Plus, Nightingale Conant Books are triple the price of any other audiobook, it makes no sense. This short book should be priced at $15 tops.

  • The Enchiridion and Discourses

  • By: Epictetus
  • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

The Enchiridion and Discourses is a compilation of Epictetus's philosophical teachings. Although Epictetus spent much of his life as a slave, he believed that all people were free to control their emotional well-being and live in harmony with their circumstance and those around them. His works are a guide for applying philosophy to day-to-day living. Although many of the great philosophers, such as Plato and Aristotle, promoted grand ideas, they never approached the subject of integrating those ideas into everyday life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Free Version on Librivox is better

  • By Walt Longmire on 02-16-18

Free Version on Librivox is better

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-18

Free Version on Librivox is better but not by much.

The narrator reads at fast pace, no inflection, it is impossible to get anything from his reading.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Make Your Bed

  • Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World
  • By: William H. McRaven
  • Narrated by: William H. McRaven
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,865
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,846

On May 21, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the 10 principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves - and the world - for the better.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the YouTube video

  • By A. Yoshida on 01-31-18

Much to gain and apply

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-17

This short book contains a lot of great lessons to apply for daily living. there are points to apply to help get you through the roughest times and knowing that you will face things in life that are unfair just because it is the way it is

  • Solve for Happy

  • Engineer Your Path to Joy
  • By: Mo Gawdat
  • Narrated by: Mo Gawdat
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978

In 2001 Mo Gawdat realized that despite his incredible success, he was desperately unhappy. A lifelong learner, he attacked the problem as an engineer would: examining all the provable facts and scrupulously applying logic. Eventually, his countless hours of research and science proved successful, and he discovered the equation for permanent happiness. Thirteen years later, Mo's algorithm would be put to the ultimate test. After the sudden death of his son, Ali, Mo and his family turned to his equation—and it saved them from despair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not to sound immature but...

  • By Amazon customer on 05-06-17

Elemental

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-17

if you've read CBT rebt or stoicism there's not much here very sad story about his son but could not continue with this book and returned it

  • The Consolations of Philosophy

  • By: Alain de Botton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

Alain de Botton has performed a stunning feat: He has transformed arcane philosophy into something accessible and entertaining, useful and kind. Drawing on the work of six of the world's most brilliant thinkers, de Botton has arranged a panoply of wisdom to guide us through our most common problems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cheering, empathic, helpful

  • By Austin on 11-11-09

More history then substance

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-17

this is more of a historical account of philosophy there's a few things here and there but overall was not worth the purchase and really not worth the listen

  • Resilience

  • Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life
  • By: Eric Greitens
  • Narrated by: Eric Greitens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121

You cannot bounce back from hardship. You can only move through it. There is a path through pain to wisdom, through suffering to strength, and through fear to courage if we have the virtue of resilience. In 2012, Eric Greitens unexpectedly heard from a former SEAL comrade, a brother-in-arms he hadn’t seen in a decade. Zach Walker had been one of the toughest of the tough. But ever since he returned home from war to his young family in a small logging town, he’d been struggling. Without a sense of purpose, plagued by PTSD, and masking his pain with heavy drinking, he needed help. Zach and Eric started writing and talking nearly every day, as Eric set down his thoughts on what it takes to build resilience in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Story, but a lot of Repetition in all 3 books

  • By Robert on 06-01-17

Trying to be Seneca?

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-17

I tried the written form of this book and the Audio I thought I would give it a shot because it seemed interesting coming from a military perspective but what I found in my opinion is that it seems like this author was attempting to create senecas work such as letters from A stoic it seems so planned out and fast-forwarding through what one letter after another

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  • The Antidote

  • Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking
  • By: Oliver Burkeman
  • Narrated by: Oliver Burkeman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576

The Antidote is a series of journeys among people who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. What they have in common is a hunch about human psychology: that it’s our constant effort to eliminate the negative that causes us to feel so anxious, insecure, and unhappy. And that there is an alternative "negative path" to happiness and success that involves embracing the things we spend our lives trying to avoid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Antidote explores the negative path.

  • By Bonny on 05-15-14

Pass. waste of time and a credit

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-17

difficult to pull out any concrete advice or approach after a couple of chapters I gave up he just reiterate stories of 9/11 stories about what other people have said historical facts personally this book is a waste of time

  • Born with Teeth

  • A Memoir
  • By: Kate Mulgrew
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,309

Audie Award, Narration by Author, 2016. Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil", Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences of a dream deferred.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Memoir

  • By Jasmine on 07-23-15

Written and Read Like a Great Drama

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-17

I have listened to many biographies and I have to say this has been my favorite. Kate Mulgrew wrote this with great detail and her narration, wow, it was like being at a play (but of course).

The book ended in a sort of trailing off leaving you to wonder what else happened. It could have went on for much longer and I would have enjoyed every minute!

  • The Willpower Instinct

  • How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
  • By: Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,074

Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Research based guide to improve willpower

  • By Neuron on 05-27-13

narrated by a robot

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-17

I cannot accurately rate this book since I can no longer listen to it it is like listening to a robot

1 of 1 people found this review helpful