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  • Their Eyes Were Watching God

  • By: Zora Neale Hurston
  • Narrated by: Ruby Dee
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,755
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,949

Their Eyes Were Watching God, an American classic, is the luminous and haunting novel about Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930s, whose journey from a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance has inspired writers and readers for close to 70 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ruby Dee is amazing

  • By Jennifer on 04-20-13

Best book ever

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

I rarely laugh out loud or cry with a book. I did this time. To think this went out of print? Thank you, Zora. Thank you, Alice.

  • The Meditation Summit: Volume 2

  • Deepen and Expand Your Meditation Practice with the World's Leading Teachers
  • By: Tara Brach Ph.D., Richard Miller PhD, Reverend Angel Kyodo Williams, and others
  • Narrated by: Tara Brach Ph.D., Richard Miller PhD, Reverend Angel Kyodo Williams, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

In The Meditation Summit: Volume II, Sounds True publisher and founder Tami Simon speaks with 10 leading meditation teachers about their personal understanding of this practice - each with a complete guided meditation. Practitioners of all levels will benefit from the abundance of insight and guidance provided by these diverse voices.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful bites and opportunity to try different meditations

  • By Joan P. on 01-31-17

Helpful bites and opportunity to try different meditations

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

Reviewed: 01-31-17

I liked this introduction to many teachers. This is not a drive to work book. About half is meditating. The sound quality is not controlled like a studio. Sounds like FaceTime- except for Thich Nhat Hanh and Pema Chodron (retreat recording?). But this doesn't diminish the quality of the interviews and the information transmitted. I, personally, had a breakthrough moment with Thich's meditation. I hope the next one will have more Q & A. Love Tami's questions.

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  • The Science of Enlightenment

  • By: Shinzen Young
  • Narrated by: Shinzen Young
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

Demystify mysticism and learn techniques to move yourself beyond emotional and intellectual blocks into a realm of clear insight and inner peace. In this complete curriculum for self-investigation Shinzen Young - one of America's foremost meditation teachers - covers traditional teachings, scientific insights, and practical instruction to show you exactly how enlightenment works, and how to begin your own journey to inner liberation. Topics include concentration, awareness, and merging techniques to explore the self and the world around you, how spiritual practices work in Buddhism, Christianity, Jewish mysticism, Sufism, Hinduism, shamanism, and many other mystical traditions, as well as 6 complete guided meditation sessions and a host of insights on how to choose and establish your own meditation practice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Emese on 09-30-03

Wasn't my cup of tea.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-15

His viewpoint and the way it was conveyed didn't resonate with me. Not saying he's wrong or a bad narrator. I just resonate more with Pema C. and Jack K. And how they talk about enlightenment. Maybe it was the science, but I like science. Maybe I'm not ready to hear the two together.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful