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  • Overcoming Addictions

  • The Spiritual Solution
  • By: Deepak Chopra M.D.
  • Narrated by: Deepak Chopra MD
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Society has claimed its victims; dependency upon food, drugs, caffeine, cigarettes, alcohol and sex has taken its toll on many. Deepak Chopra explores the motivation behind these addictions and attempts to teach the listener how to overcome them. Chopra has a charming speaking style full of spirituality and deep commitment to truth. He possesses an inner wisdom and "knowing" that attracts and mesmerizes listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Try it!

  • By Nina on 02-12-15

Great content.

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

the subject matter was fantastic. However the narration was disappointing. Ironically it was narrated by the author himself.

  • Regarding Ducks and Universes

  • By: Neve Maslakovic
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

At 11:46:01, California time, on a foggy Monday in January 1986, the universe - suddenly, inexplicably, without warning - bifurcated. Fast-forward to 35 years later: Felix Sayers is a culinary writer living in San Francisco of Universe A who spends his days lunching at Coconut Café and dreaming of a successful career penning Agatha Christie-style mysteries. But everything changes when his Aunt Henrietta dies, leaving Felix a photograph of his father and himself - dated 10 days before Felix was born. It can only mean one thing: Felix has an "alter" in Universe B.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Super entertaining!

  • By Leslie Bishop-Mingo on 07-19-18

Entertaining from beginning to end

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

The concept, the performance/reading, the story line... I was engrossed from beginning to end. It just left me wanting more!~

  • Reliquary

  • Reliquary Series, Book 1
  • By: Sarah Fine
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

Mattie Carver's engagement party should have marked the start of her own personal fairy tale. But when her fiancé, Ben, is violently abducted the next morning, her desperate quest to find him rips her away from small-town life and reveals a shattering truth: magic is real - and Ben is hooked. It's not the stuff of storybooks. It's wildly addictive, capable of producing everything from hellish anguish to sensual ecstasy almost beyond human endurance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great concept,. sexual content sometimes distracts

  • By Vernon on 12-03-18

loved it

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

I was surprised at just how great it was. I was surprised at how erotic it was, too.

  • The Aeneid

  • By: Virgil
  • Narrated by: Simon Callow
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401

The publication of a new translation by Fagles is a literary event. His translations of both the Iliad and Odyssey have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and have become the standard translations of our era. Now, with this stunning modern verse translation, Fagles has reintroduced Virgil's Aeneid to a whole new generation, and completed the classical triptych at the heart of Western civilization.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best, but not bad

  • By Tad Davis on 11-25-08

Excellent story, Horrible narration

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

Excellent story, Horrible narration. It was so difficult to understand I had to return it, and purchase a different version.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Maniac Magee

  • By: Jerry Spinelli
  • Narrated by: S. Epatha Merkerson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412

He wasn't born with the name Maniac Magee. He came into this world named Jeffrey Lionel Magee, but when his parents died and his life changed, so did his name. And Maniac Magee became a legend. Even today kids talk about how fast he could run; about how he hit an inside-the-park "frog" homer; about how no knot, no matter how snarled, would stay that way once he began to untie it. But the thing Maniac Magee is best known for is what he did for the kids from the East Side and those from the West Side.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully narrated

  • By William C. Davis on 11-04-08

An excellent reading of a timeless book.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-16

This excellent reading of a timeless book helped it come alive for my students. The racial issues are still as relevant today, unfortunately

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

  • By: Henry David Thoreau
  • Narrated by: Robin Field
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 238

In the early spring of 1845, Henry David Thoreau built and lived in a cabin near the shore of Walden Pond in rural Massachusetts. For the next two years, he enacted his own Transcendentalist experiment, living a simple life based on self-reliance, individualism, and harmony with nature. The journal he kept at that time evolved into his masterwork, Walden, an eloquent expression of a uniquely American philosophy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional Narration

  • By Jackie on 01-22-17

Outstanding Reading of a Classic

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

Reviewed: 08-08-16

I really felt as if it was being spoken by Thoreau himself. The cadence of the reading is oddly soothing, as Thoreau walks us through his daily life at Walden Pond. Listening to his essay on Civil Disobedience was an easy way to approach this classic, and I found it inspirational and ironically relevant to our current political climate.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Stuff

  • Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
  • By: Randy O. Frost, Gail Stekeete
  • Narrated by: Joe Caron
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 966

What possesses someone to save every scrap of paper thats ever come into his home? What compulsions drive a woman like Irene, whose hoarding cost her her marriage? Or Ralph, whose imagined uses for castoff items like leaky old buckets almost lost him his house?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly fascinating

  • By JoAnn on 10-06-10

life-changing!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-16

I listened to this book on a road trip. by the time I reached home, I felt empowered and motivated to start pitching! as a 'recovering hoarder' I'm eternally gratefull