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  • Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

  • By: Mark W. Muesse, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark W. Muesse
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,114

Meditation offers deep and lasting benefits for mental functioning and emotional health, as well as for physical health and well-being. These 24 detailed lectures teach you the principles and techniques of sitting meditation, the related practice of walking meditation, and the highly beneficial use of meditative awareness in many important activities, including eating and driving. You will also learn how to use the skills of meditation in working with thoughts and emotional states.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good lectures on mindfulness!

  • By Mike on 09-19-13


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Reviewed: 04-22-16

I have listened to countless mindfulness and zen talks, so finding this succinct one, was refreshing.

  • Born to Run

  • A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,429

Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm not a runner ...

  • By B.J. on 09-01-09

Born to Run may be revolutionary

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-09

My favorite part of this audiobook is what one reviewer called the "wonky" part. I loved McDougall's argument for and explanation of how modern humans evolved from running humans. This is an excellent listen. I highly recommend it for any runner. I have downloaded something like 70 audiobooks and this is the first one for which I have written a review. This book may be attacked by shoe companies, but more likely, it might lead to companies offering more minimalist running shoes.

29 of 32 people found this review helpful

  • The Lay of the Land

  • Frank Bascombe, Book 3
  • By: Richard Ford
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 24 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

With The Sportswriter, in 1986, Richard Ford commenced a cycle of novels that, 10 years later, after Independence Day won both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, was hailed by The Times of London as "an extraordinary epic [that] is nothing less than the story of the 20th century itself." Now, a decade later, Frank Bascombe returns, with a new lease on life (and real estate), and more acutely in thrall to life's endless complexities than ever before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Richard Ford, get out of my mind!

  • By D. Vance on 11-04-06

Hyper-articulate writer/hyper-skillle reader

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-07

Can anyone alive turn a phrase better than Richard Ford? I believe listening to or reading good language can enhance the listener's/reader's language facility. Both writer and reader of Lay of the Land are inspiring.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful