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  • The Great Gatsby

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,581

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple, Beautiful, and Exquisitely Textured

  • By Darwin8u on 04-09-13

like scripture

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-17

Rave reviews for both the story and the narrator. I do not feel my life would be complete without having heard a story such as this. I hope not one person shows up to my funeral.

  • In Dubious Battle

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

This 1936 novel—set in the California apple country—portrays a strike by migrant workers that metamorphoses from principled defiance into blind fanaticism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best story - ever ! Awesome narrator !!!!!!!!!

  • By Inventing Mostly on 03-07-15

Into the heart

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-17

What an Incredibly realistic Journey into the Heart of a different American dream. This was, by far, the easiest book I've ever listened to, and I am now thoroughly addicted to John Steinbeck. What an insightful author. Rave reviews for the gentleman that read this as well. Bravo!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Bhagavad Gita

  • By: Eknath Easwaran
  • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,909
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,908

The Bhagavad Gita, "The Song of the Lord", is the best known of all the Indian scriptures, and Easwaran's reliable and accessible version has consistently been the best-selling translation. Easwaran's introduction places the Gita in its historical setting and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. Chapter introductions give clear explanations of key concepts in that chapter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Content and narration reduced me to tears

  • By laurie on 01-11-16

The Holy Scripture

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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: 01-21-17

I loved it, one chapter at a time, one mediation at a time, one communication with the Great Spirit of our Planet and with one blessing from our Lord Krishna at a time.

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti 😇💙💃

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Upanishads

  • A New Translation
  • By: Thomas Egenes, Vernon Katz
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

The Upanishads are often considered the most important literature from ancient India. Yet many academic translators fail to capture the work's philosophical and spiritual subtlety, while others convey its poetry at the cost of literal meaning. This new translation by Vernon Katz and Thomas Egenes fills the need for an Upanishads that is clear, simple, and insightful - yet remains faithful to the original Sanskrit.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Read too quickly!! narrator needs to slow down

  • By Jade S. Allen on 05-31-18

The Te Tao Ching of Hindu philosophy.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-17

Krishna is regarded as the Way. We can find balance in Krishna as Krishna is inside us all. Krishna is spinning an infinite number of wheels in an infinite number of universes. Krishna is inside, pervading the essence of everything.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 18,384
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,321

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

I have strings, Elizabeth easily pulls them.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-17

Never before have I listened to a book straight through in one day, but that is exactly what I did with this book. Never have I been so motivated to follow a path that scares the living shit out of me, but Elizabeth Did that to me. If you have a creative bone in your body, and you're wondering whether or not you should heed it's call to creative action, listen to this bloody brilliant woman.
5 stars for: no nonsense, in your face, follow your fucking dreams fantastic footwork. If you do, and we know you do, have a creative idea that needs a swift kick in its proverbial ass, Elizabeth will leave you and your idea ready to take down names and action. KaPow!!

Thank you, Elizabeth Gilbert.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful