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  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel

  • By: A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,060

It is a tale of ghosts, of madness, of revenge - of old alliances giving way to new intrigues. Denmark is changing, shaking off its medieval past. War with Norway is on the horizon. And Hamlet - son of the old king, nephew of the new - becomes increasingly entangled in a web of deception - and murder. Beautifully performed by actor Richard Armitage ("Thorin Oakenshield" in the Hobbit films), Hamlet, Prince of Denmark takes Shakespeare’s original into unexpected realms, reinventing a story we thought we knew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something Rotten in Denmark...

  • By Carole T. on 08-23-14

Brilliant real world narration of Hamlet

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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: 08-09-17

Exactly how I would imagine the play, at the level of epic films. I wish they would do a film that follows this calibre of story telling.

  • Rules for Radicals

  • A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals
  • By: Saul D. Alinsky
  • Narrated by: Scott Lange
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 486

First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know "the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Horrifying

  • By Doug on 09-27-15

Reveals the origins of apathy

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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: 04-17-17

One of the most profound books on how we've become so incredibly apathetic, especially here in Australia. Alinsky outlines the causes of feelings of hopelessness and how it is essential to take action towards creating the world that you want to live in. As an educator, I felt like Alinsky was giving me the best-of-the-best instruction on how to make the change that I want to see in the world.

I read somewhere that President Obama loves this book, and it came as highly recommended to read. I'm so glad that I did and am grateful to the reviewer who recommended the book. It is a life changing book.

  • Big Magic

  • Creative Living Beyond Fear
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,844
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,039

Readers and listeners of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Biggest Inspiration In a Long Time

  • By Gillian on 09-23-15

Brilliant and heartfully written

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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: 03-31-17

Elizabeth Gilbert has written a book on creativity that encapsulates every single element of the process - from what we fear, to putting our work out there, to creating a life where we embody what we do. I love how she doesn't hold back and truthfully articulates what creativity entails and how it is a lifestyle. A creative life is one where we experience everything it is to be human and to be truly alive. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to master their craft and live a life enriched by their creativity.

  • Fear

  • Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm
  • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420

Most of us live in a constant state of fear - of our past, of illness and aging and death, and of losing the things we treasure most. But it doesn't have to be this way, promises Zen master and Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Drawing on a lifetime of mindfulness in action, Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to use the practice of living in the present to acknowledge and embrace our fears, recognize their origins, and render them powerless. The world-renowned Zen teacher guides us through practical exercises for transforming fear into clarity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great great book

  • By Virginia on 10-04-13

Incredibly insightful and transformative

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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: 03-16-17

Thich Nhat Hanh reveals how important mindfulness practice is for cultivating joy and happiness. When we don't practice mindfulness, we suffer - we are afraid and we disconnect from others. When we understand what is causing our emotions, such as our anger and fear, we can better understand ourselves and others. He also highlights how important it is to model mindfulness practice for our children and others that interact with us in our day-to-day lives. He is the best teacher of all because he teaches us to find the teacher within.

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  • The Inevitable

  • Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
  • By: Kevin Kelly
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,180

Much of what will happen in the next 30 years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives - from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture - can be understood as the result of a few long-term accelerating forces.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Predicting is hard, especially about the future

  • By Michael on 02-20-17

Highly informative and transforming

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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: 01-27-17

I found Kelly's outline of how the technological forces will enable us to be more human as the most important contribution that this book will provide for creators in the future. He ends with the perfect metaphor of how we have been living in rigid ice and how we are now freely moving in a liquid, where we create work that is truly meaningful to our lives. I also love how he illustrates the trend towards creating experiences rather than just consuming commodities. I read this twice and took notes throughout and will be sharing this with my audience.

  • Tribe

  • On Homecoming and Belonging
  • By: Sebastian Junger
  • Narrated by: Sebastian Junger
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,420

Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians - but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most profound book on the subject

  • By joseph on 05-26-16

life-changing and revelatory

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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: 07-31-16

Thought provoking insights into why there is so much emotional suffering and disconnection in our communities.

  • Tribes

  • We Need You to Lead Us
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,730

Tribes are groups of people aligned around an idea, connected to a leader and to each other. Tribes make our world work, and always have. The new opportunity is that it's easier than ever to find, organize, and lead a tribe. The Web has enabled an explosion of all kinds of tribes - and created shortage of people to lead them. This is the growth industry of our time. Tribes will help you understand exactly what's at stake, and why YOU can and should lead a tribe of your own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tribal Manifesto

  • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

I need this

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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: 05-05-16

I have listened and relistened to this book as I need to internalise its message. Everyone that I admire has done exactly what Seth describes and I know I need to do the same thing if I am ever to make it as an entrepreneur. I can't thank Seth enough.

  • Wild

  • From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)
  • By: Cheryl Strayed
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,516

At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I Took the Trip

  • By FanB14 on 04-08-13

Inspirational and compelling adventure

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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: 04-18-15

This story is so wonderful that I will be now buying a hard copy just to read again and savor the author's gorgeous writing and snippets of wisdom throughout.

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  • It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now

  • How to Create Your Second Life at Any Age
  • By: Barbara Sher
  • Narrated by: Barbara Sher
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Barbara Sher shows you how to rediscover the inspired, enthusiastic adventurer you wanted to be before you became the responsible adult you had to be. According to Sher, it's never too late to start over. In fact, midlife is the perfect time to do so, a time when dreams for the future and experiences of the past finally come together. "The second life", as Sher calls it, can be even better than the first. More important, it would have been impossible to make these crucial realizations until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book on finding a purpose in life

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-27-14

Best book on finding a purpose in life

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-14

What did you love best about It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now?

Barbara Sher's down to earth style that illustrates a profound wisdom about what it is to live without purpose, and to not fulfill your dreams. I found her insights into the human condition and why we behave the way we do to really resonate with me, and what I am going through. Barbara sees it as it is and provides the reader with not only strategies on how to fulfill his or her dreams but also the knowledge of why they must do it. I will re-read this book time and time again. It has become one of my favourites.

What does Barbara Sher bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love Barbara's voice, particularly how it is caring and comforting.

What did you learn from It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now that you would use in your daily life?

It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now has propelled me into action. There is a section in the book where Barbara says that once you know that you must act you won't be able to go back to who you were before. I have realised this more than anything as I am already making changes, and they are heartfelt and purposeful, not just on a whim changes.

Any additional comments?

If you are going through a period of life where you feel that you are not living with purpose and feel a deep, pervading unhappiness, this book will be like a light at the end of a very long tunnel. When you reach that light you realise that it is the entrance to the life you should be living, and you will happy to leave the life that you have been living for everyone else.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful