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  • How the Mind Works

  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 26 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,149
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    4 out of 5 stars 944
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 932

In this delightful, acclaimed bestseller, one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational—and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love? And how do we grapple with the imponderables of morality, religion, and consciousness?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, but a difficult listen.

  • By David Roseberry on 12-11-11

I disagree with Pinker

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-05-18

Pinker assumes there is no spiritual component to us humans, and then writes this book as if the mind and brain are one and the same thing. He admits that we don't understand consciousness, but then writes as if we do. This book does not make sense of our experiences; it essentially explains that we are physical machines. It was difficult for me to listen to this book because his ideas are so preposterous. If Pinker is correct, then he didn't have a choice but to write what he wrote and I didn't have a choice but to dislike it. If the mind and brain are identical, then the mind cannot escape physical laws, which means we can't choose what we believe and think or write about in a book or listen to. I disagree, because one of the main feelings I have is a feeling of freedom to think and focus on what I want. I'm going to use my freedom to exchange this book for one I like.

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  • If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat

  • By: John Ortberg
  • Narrated by: Maurice England
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Deep within you lies the same faith and longing that sent Peter walking across the wind-swept Sea of Galilee toward Jesus. In what ways is the Lord telling you, as he did Peter, 'Come'? John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you outside your comfort zone. Out on the risky waters of faith, Jesus is waiting to meet you in ways that will change you forever, deepening your character and your trust in God. The experience is terrifying. It's thrilling beyond belief. It's everything you'd expect of someone worthy to be called Lord.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • inspiration and motivating

  • By Mark Wallace on 04-18-17

shallow and repetitive

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Reviewed: 05-24-18

all you need to read is the title, and you will know the whole book - milk toast

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,976
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,075
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,012

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

Excellent. Helps me appreciate our freedom.

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Reviewed: 12-31-17

We have freedom because of many brave people laying down their lives for us. I'm very thankful.

  • C. S. Lewis

  • Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces
  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 38 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369

This is an extensive collection of short essays and other pieces by C. S. Lewis that have been brought together in one volume for the first time. As well as his many books, letters, and poems, Lewis also wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defense of faith but also on various ethical issues and on the nature of literature and storytelling. In this essay collection we find a treasure trove of Lewis' reflections on diverse topics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Here is the missing Table of Contents

  • By R. Valerius on 06-14-16

a great read

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Reviewed: 07-18-17

Lewis seems to have thought about almost every deep and controversial subject and then written about it.

  • Lectures to My Students

  • By: Charles Spurgeon
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 21 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

One contemporary scholar and authority on Spurgeon says of this work: "Next to Mr. Spurgeon's great literary work, The Treasury of David, we consider (these) Lectures to My Students his greatest single contribution to the Christian world. There is more practical wisdom, common sense and sage advice packed within these pages than with any other book of similar size, or content." This complete and unabridged edition of Spurgeon's great work will make it possible for today's generation to appreciate Spurgeon's combination of discerning wit and refreshingly practical advice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Greatest Pastors of his generation

  • By Sean on 04-08-12

delightful

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Reviewed: 04-28-17

He is a comic with wise advice for everyone, not only pastors or speakers. Thank you audible.

  • A Place on Earth

  • A Novel
  • By: Wendell Berry
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

The rhythms of this novel are the rhythms of the land. A Place on Earth resonates with variations played on themes of change; looping transitions from war into peace, winter into spring, browning flood destruction into greening fields, absence into presence, lost into found.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh my, what a great book

  • By Molly-o on 10-21-11

Human nature

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Reviewed: 11-09-16

Wendell's descriptions of people capture human nature beautifully. Thankful for every book he has written.

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  • Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places

  • A Conversation in Spiritual Theology
  • By: Eugene H. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places reunites spirituality and theology in a cultural context where these two vital facets of Christian faith have been rent asunder. Lamenting the vacuous, often pagan nature of contemporary American spirituality, Eugene Peterson here firmly grounds spirituality once more in Trinitarian theology and offers a clear, practical statement of what it means to actually live out the Christian life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Theological

  • By Kevin on 08-26-16

Excellent

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Reviewed: 09-16-16

very insightful, thankful for the wisdom and depth of insights provided, gave me a ton to think about and put into practice

  • Whole

  • Rethinking the Science of Nutrition
  • By: T. Colin Campbell PhD/PhD, Howard Jacobson
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040

In The China Study, T. Colin Campbell revolutionized the way we think about our food with the evidence that a whole food, plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat. Now, in Whole, he explains the science behind that evidence, the ways our current scientific paradigm ignores the fascinating complexity of the human body, and why, if we have such overwhelming evidence that everything we think we know about nutrition is wrong, our eating habits haven’t changed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not what you think it is

  • By Sara on 02-26-14

read it

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-03-16

Excellent, if you want health, read this book. it is what the big good companies don't want you to know.

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  • The Warrior Elite

  • The Forging of SEAL Class 228
  • By: Dick Couch
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717

With a postscript describing SEAL efforts in Afghanistan, The Warrior Elite takes you into the toughest, longest, and most relentless military training in the world. What does it take to become a Navy SEAL? What makes talented, intelligent young men volunteer for physical punishment, cold water, and days without sleep?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Capturing an Essence of the SEAL-building Process

  • By Darren B on 10-03-12

Enjoyed it.

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Reviewed: 04-22-16

Thankful for the SEAL Teams! They are a needed part of our national defense. Hoo Ya!

  • Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything

  • By: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 548

Tap into the power of effective writing by developing the fundamental critical and analytical skills that transform your writing from "good" to "great." Regardless of your subject, goal, or occasion, these skills will help you organize your thoughts into a coherent piece, make a persuasive argument rooted in facts, and make responsible use of research materials.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • None of my professors has ever been this helpful!

  • By R. Hays on 03-01-15

Well taught.

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Reviewed: 02-08-16

I enjoyed it and will probably listen to it again some day. I enjoy learning anything, so if you're like me, you give all these courses five stars.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful