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  • Islam

  • By: Fazlur Rahman
  • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Fazlur Rahman's Islam is aptly titled in that this audiobook constitutes an incisive and surprisingly comprehensive history and analysis of Islam - its history, its conflicts, its legacy, and its prospects. From Mohammed to the late 20th century, Rahman traces the development of Islam as a religion and, more importantly, as an intellectual tradition, offering both an easily understood introduction to the faith and an impassioned argument for its future direction.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • terrible book

  • By Carol on 02-08-10

great book covering the history of mankind

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-18

It's a great book for students of knowledge. It offers a great review of Islamic history and some of the Muslim Countries obstacles to competing with the west

  • Bold

  • How to Go Big, Make Bank, and Better the World
  • By: Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
  • Narrated by: Steven Kotler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,667

Bold is a radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools to create extraordinary wealth while also positively impacting the lives of billions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By SiuMoi on 02-20-15

the best business book I've ever read

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-29-16

I love this book. It has literally changed my life. The information can be implemented

  • Proof of Heaven

  • A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife
  • By: Eben Alexander
  • Narrated by: Eben Alexander
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,176

On November 10, 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander was driven into coma by a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. Seven days later, he awakened with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm that were more real than this earthly one - memories that included meeting a deceased birth sister he had never known existed. Dr. Alexander deployed all his knowledge as a scientist to find out whether his mind could have played a trick on him. In its shutdown state, there was no way it could have.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling

  • By Kelly on 10-27-12

A cousin's review

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-31-16

Wow! Thank you for sharing your story. I wish you continued success in your journey and hope to meet you.

  • Being Taoist

  • Wisdom for Living a Balanced Life
  • By: Eva Wong
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Taoist living rests on four pillars: the public, the domestic, the private, and the spirit lives. Not only do Taoists strive to live these four aspects fully and in a balanced way, they also believe there is an outlook and an art to each of them. Eva Wong uses the teachings of Taoist masters themselves to explain the essential concepts. She then gives voice to these texts - simplifying them, removing barriers to understanding, and making them completely accessible and relevant to the modern reader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent!

  • By Pizzo on 01-25-17

What an spiritual uplifting book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-16

This is one of the greatest books on morality, ethics, and virtue ever written in my opinion. Its Ramadan and I wanted to elevate myself in the way of the creator and this book has definitely helped. Thank you to the author and translator for this wonderful work. I plan to buy the book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

  • By: Francis Fukuyama
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 22 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,794

Virtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet over time most developed new political institutions which included a central state that could keep the peace and uniform laws that applied to all citizens. Some went on to create governments that were accountable to their constituents. We take these institutions for granted, but they are absent or are unable to perform in many of today’s developing countries—with often disastrous consequences for the rest of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Summary of Political History I've Read

  • By blah on 05-12-13

Very scholarly

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Reviewed: 04-12-16

I loved it and it taught me alot regarding the advancement of society starting from prehistory to about the 1500s

  • The School Revolution

  • A New Answer for Our Broken Education System
  • By: Ron Paul
  • Narrated by: Steve Coulter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

Whether or not you have children, you know that education is vital to the prosperity and future of our society. Yet our current system simply doesn't work. Parents feel increasingly powerless, and nearly half of Americans give our schools a grade of "C". Now, in his new book, Ron Paul attacks the problem head-on and provides a focused solution that centers on strong support for home schooling and the application of free market principles to the American education system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE THIS BOOK!!! So much, I bought for others...

  • By Dustin on 01-22-16

I gathered new knowledge-The motives of educators

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-15

I thought this was an amazing audio program on education and it has inspired me to want to teach my children differently. Thanks Ron Paul and may God bless you greatly. I have read 2 of your books now and I find them to be life changing reads.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

  • By: Richard Wolfson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,956

"It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Wolfson at the outset of these 24 lectures on what may be the most important subjects in the universe: relativity and quantum physics. Both have reputations for complexity. But the basic ideas behind them are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. These dynamic and illuminating lectures begin with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great primer for hard SF fans and physics laymen

  • By David on 01-05-15

Great review of Physics

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Reviewed: 03-29-15

He covered a lot in every lecture, I think this a great lecture series for those who are interested in physics.