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  • NeuroTribes

  • The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
  • By: Steve Silberman
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327

What is autism: a lifelong disability or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is both of these things and more - and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. Wired reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Contrast to "In a Different Key"

  • By Gadget on 06-01-16

informative

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Reviewed: 12-20-18

it took me a long time to finish this book but it was well worth the read.

  • 10% Happier

  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,072

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired me to restart my meditation practice

  • By Julie W. Capell on 12-07-16
  • 10% Happier
  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris

Could be shortened

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I feel like this book is largely an autobiography. I was expecting more discussion surrounding mindfulness practices like a how-to book. The first 8 chapters probably could have been shortened. The last few actually discussed interesting research.

  • Stamped from the Beginning

  • The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
  • By: Ibram X. Kendi
  • Narrated by: Christopher Dontrell Piper
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 634
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
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    5 out of 5 stars 564

Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America - more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book, tiring narration.

  • By Jan on 06-21-17

THIS!

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Reviewed: 11-08-18

I loved this book. This is what kids need to be learning about in History class. Very comprehensive.

  • Affair Recovery: Scientifically Proven Methods to Help You Heal and Forgive After Infidelity

  • By: Dr. Marie Cheour
  • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Infidelity is one of the most devastating experiences that people can face. It's among the leading causes of divorce and can leave you scarred for life - but it doesn't have to. This compassionate book was written by Dr. Cheour, a professor and a therapist who helps couples struggling with this problem daily. This audiobook guides you from the initial trauma of discovering the affair to the rebirth of a loving, trusting union.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Saved My Marriage, Saved My Mind

  • By Sandi H. on 03-14-16

Assessments are good

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Reviewed: 04-18-18

the assessments are good but not very helpful if your partner isn't willing to listen to them

  • 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 7,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,400

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

Good info

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Reviewed: 11-29-17

Quick read. Thought provoking book about how modern society has lost its tribe mentality. Interesting info about how war plays a role in this.

  • The Democracy Project

  • A History, a Crisis, a Movement
  • By: David Graeber
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Democracy has been the American religion since before the Revolution - from New England town halls to the multicultural democracy of Atlantic pirate ships. But can our current political system, one that seems responsive only to the wealthiest among us and leaves most Americans feeling disengaged, voiceless, and disenfranchised, really be called democratic? And if the tools of our democracy are not working to solve the rising crises we face, how can we - average citizens - make change happen? David Graeber, one of the most influential scholars and activists of his generation, takes listeners on a journey through the idea of democracy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must-read: such insight, an awakening!

  • By Kevin on 10-15-14

Awesome!

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Reviewed: 11-08-17

This is a very thought provoking book about the way our current political structures came to be.

  • Waking Up

  • A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,304

From multiple New York Times best-selling author, neuroscientist, and "new atheist" Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent and Inspiring Listen

  • By Jeffrey on 09-12-14

ok

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Reviewed: 09-29-17

it was okay but nothing new if you've read about Mindfulness before. The last chapter was interesting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Modern Mindfulness

  • How to Be More Relaxed, Focused, and Kind While Living in a Fast, Digital, Always-On World
  • By: Rohan Gunatillake
  • Narrated by: Rohan Gunatillake
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
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    4 out of 5 stars 54
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    4 out of 5 stars 56

In Modern Mindfulness, Rohan Gunatillake argues that to lead more mindful, calm, and happy lives, switching off is the last thing we need to do. Instead he gives listeners ideas, principles, and techniques to bring awareness, composure, and kindness to whatever they are doing. Filled with over 60 practical exercises, the author's mobile mindfulness approach gives the benefits of meditation to even the busiest of lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For newbies

  • By Brittney on 08-02-17

For newbies

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Reviewed: 08-02-17

being somebody who has read several books on mindfulness, I've found this book to be kind of boring. However I do think that if you are somebody new to practicing mindfulness and need a step by step guide, this is great!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Search Inside Yourself

  • The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)
  • By: Chade-Meng Tan
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
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    4 out of 5 stars 564
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 561

Early Google engineer and personal growth pioneer Chade-Meng Tan first designed Search Inside Yourself as a popular course at Google, intended to transform the work and lives of the best and brightest behind one of the most innovative, successful, and profitable businesses in the world... and now it can do the same for you. Meng has distilled emotional intelligence into a set of practical and proven tools and skills that anyone can learn and develop.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The narration is intolerable

  • By Michael Davis on 09-29-13

it's ok

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Reviewed: 03-13-17

I saw Google was doing a workshop close to my house based on this book. The workshop was really expensive, so I opted to read this book instead. I expected more, and it may be more informative if you're not familiar with mindfulness already, but if you are, don't expect to learn much.

  • Give Us the Ballot

  • The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America
  • By: Ari Berman
  • Narrated by: Tom Zingarelli
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

The adoption of the landmark Voting Rights Act in 1965 enfranchised millions of Americans and is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement. Yet fifty years later, we are still fighting heated battles over race, representation, and political power - over the right to vote, the central pillar of our democracy. A groundbreaking narrative history of voting rights since 1965, Give Us the Ballot tells the story of what happened after the act was passed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • In-Depth Blow by Blow Account of the VRA

  • By Gillian on 10-25-16

super informative

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Reviewed: 01-24-17

super informative for anybody interested and systematic oppression or anyone interested in voting rights history in America