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  • Psycho-Cybernetics

  • Updated and Expanded
  • By: Maxwell Maltz
  • Narrated by: Matt Furey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 749
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745

Since its first publication in 1960, Maltz's landmark best seller has inspired and enhanced the lives of more than 30 million readers. In this updated edition, with a new introduction and editorial commentary by Matt Furey, president of the Psycho-Cybernetics Foundation, the original text has been annotated and amplified to make Maltz's message even more relevant for the contemporary audience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read!

  • By MR on 08-29-17

Life in it's truest form.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-17

Since the first 3 chapters, this book changed the way I saw the world and the way I correlated it to my life; it changed my life, it changed me. It's something that can hardly be fully described with words, but I was able to find a side of me and of my life that I never even thought it existed; I found myself. It's as if someone came and told me, "this has been your life, this has been you, but, breaking news, it doesn't have to be that way."
This is a book that you read or listen, but which you LIVE and EXPERIENCE.
Having Matt Furey narrate it himself adds strong emotion and a profound, personal connection to the material that will reosund with any human being willing to learn how to live and function the way we're supposed to.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Don Quijote de la Mancha

  • By: Miguel de Cervantes
  • Narrated by: Eladio Ramos, Jesús Ramos
  • Length: 37 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52

Tras saber que el Turco baja por la costa con una peligrosa armada, Don Alonso Quijano, el caballero don Quijote de la Mancha, saldrá, una vez más, y con la oposición de su sobrina y de su ama, a una nueva batalla que empezará en la Mancha y terminará en.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Viva el Quijote! Tan valeroso como discreto!

  • By Chris on 09-05-17

Viva el Quijote! Tan valeroso como discreto!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-17

Una obra, experiencia y narración sin igual. El Quijote de Cervantes bien vive y seguirá viviendo por los siglos venideros, rejuveneciendo las sonrisas de la gente y tocando el corazón de los hombres.

Jesús y Eladio Ramos ofrecen una narración tan discreta y buena como pomposa y sutil.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

  • By: Marcus Aurelius
  • Narrated by: Alan Munro
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,392
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,210

Meditations is former U.S. President Bill Clinton's favorite book. This audio consists of a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161-180 AD, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The reading made it impossible to focus on content

  • By Mark Grebner on 09-02-12

A solid dose of estoic truth for the times.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-17

As ancient as the work may be, the principles contained therein are as applicable now as they were in the 2nd century AD (time around when it was written) as they were in the beginning of time and as they'll be in the end of times. This along with many other works by illustrious minds (Confucius, Sir Thomas Moore, Saint Thomas Aquinas, G.K. Chesterton, etc.) are vestiges that vouch for the truth and which are still here to remind us of our true nature, not the nature that we have superficially concocted.

Mr. Alan Munro is a paragon at giving the text a profound voice that vitalizes its meaning and brings its nature to life.

  • The Analects of Confucius

  • By: Confucius
  • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 100

Confucius was a Chinese philosopher who lived from 551 BC – 479 BC. Although he is usually listed as the author of The Analects ( wise sayings ), it was actually a group of his followers, years after his death, who wrote down his words and descriptions of his daily life. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized morality, "the proprieties" - correctness of social relationships - as well as justice and sincerity. A major goal of his conversations was to get his disciples to think deeply for themselves by relentless study of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wise words of a true sage.

  • By Chris on 07-03-17

Wise words of a true sage.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-17

As simple as this book may seem, once you understand its meaning you'll be exposed to pure wisdom that's effective today as it was in ancient times. Humanity must remember this kind of wisdom, even more so nowadays where people constantly forget themselves and allow their psyches to be lowered by denigrating and unfruitful material. People tend to think that forgetting all these teachings means to "evolve," but instead they devolve through technology and the lack of use of their recalcitrant minds.
Wise is he who thrives to understand and tunes his nature to the world and not to oneself.

Mr. Jim Roberts delivers an exceptional and soothing narration that elevates the content of this book to an utmost form.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Aeneid

  • By: Virgil
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 230

The Aeneid represents one of the greatest cultural and artistic achievements of Western Civilization. Within the brooding and melancholy atmosphere of Virgil's pious masterpiece lies the mythic story of Aeneas and his flight from burning Troy, taking with him across the Mediterranean the survivors of the Greek onslaught. Aeneas, after many travails and adventures, including a love affair with Dido Queen of Carthage and a visit to the underworld to see his father, ends up in Italy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An epic in every sense of the word

  • By James on 01-06-05

As epic as the Greeks with a noble touch.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-17

The Aeneid takes the essence of the epic greek poems and enhances it with as much sword and spear as a sense of nobility that sways elegantly through its iambic pentameter.
Moreover, the remarkable Mr. Charlton Griffin and the whole production make of this legacy a true example of mastery.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Magic Shop

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 416

Simple magic tricks are what a little boy is looking for when he drags his father into a quaint, old shop. The proprietor seems to be a master of illusion - a genius at slight of hand. But, as the son becomes mesmerized, the father feels an icy hand grip his heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical

  • By Chris on 06-05-17

Magical

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-17

This is an amazing little story that has more to tell than its beguiling prose. It's a powerful reminder aimed directly at us adults who have allowed ourselves to lose that magic we used to have when we were kids and which makes everything around us come to life.
There could not be a narrator more fit than the great B.J. Harrison for this treasure tale.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Canterville Ghost [Classic Tales Edition]

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430

The ghost that haunts Canterville Chase has built a marvelous career of midnight haunting. But when an American family moves in, they simply have no respect for permanent bloodstains, nightmarish chains, or ancient legends. They even throw pillows at him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oscar Wilde's Humor Deserves to be Lingered Over

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-22-17

A Memorable story amd narration.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-17

The Canterville Ghost is by far one my favourite short stories, and what better than having the prolific Mr. B.J. Harrison narrating this treasure tale.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lot No. 249

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 280

Unexplained events are happening at Oxford these days. Several students have been attacked at night by some strange form of wild animal. It can scale walls with cat-like agility. Its arms are as thin and as strong as steel bands. And there is one student who conducts midnight studies in his room with certain Egyptian artifacts. The most significant of which is a 6'7" tall mummy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Sir Arthur Actually Wanted You to Read

  • By John on 09-22-16

Great little story and great narration.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-17

Conan Doyle did know how to strike that spectral note Lovecraft once mentioned, and B.J. Harrison makes sure you'll never forget it.

  • The Odyssey

  • The Fitzgerald Translation
  • By: Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701

Robert Fitzgerald's translation of The Odyssey has been the standard translation for more than three generations of students and poets. Macmillan Audio is delighted to publish the first ever audio edition of this classic work, the greatest of all epic poems. Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited for audio, recounting the story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War. Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasure, and mortal danger reaches the English-language listener in all its glory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "A god moved him--who knows?"

  • By Jefferson on 07-25-18

Epic poem by an epic narrator

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-17

More greatness can not be bestowed to the Odyssey already than it has been bestowed to the grand legacy and enduring power it carries. It is a transcendental masterpiece that will never come to be equalled or rivaled in any way, for writings like these ought not to be produced by the lower minds of today and of the even more degenerating future ahead.
To this epic poem add such an epic and captivating narrator like Dan Stevens, so immersed into the essence of the lore and so uniquely professional in his work, and you have a treasure of mythological proportions.

  • The Count of Monte Cristo

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 46 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,273

Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him. Falsely accused of a political crime, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d'If prison. But it is there that Dantès learns of a vast hidden treasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true Time-machine

  • By Ramon on 12-27-10

A story & performance impossibly good to describe.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-17

This book is a mere reflection of life in its true form; not the life that the peremptory, modern and technological world has boasted and failed to explain, but the true, spiritual life of humanity.
This story ought to make a big impact on the payche of every reader, but if the reader be acquainted with the hidden knowledge of the foundations of the true world based on the ancient beliefs, then The Count of Monte Cristo ought to make a yet more profound impact in its revealation as an initiation into life. (read or listen to ancient texts or The Secret History of the World by Mark Booth to understand what I'm saying).

Moreover, the unequivocally precise and reviving performance by Mr. John Lee turns the works by Dumas into true enjoyable and heartful journeys where the reader is immersed into the story as much as the narrator is. Praise for The Count of Monte Cristo, and praise for John Lee.