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  • The Miracle of Mindfulness

  • An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation
  • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercises as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness - being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It had a big effect on my life

  • By Mark on 08-29-15

Great until chapter 11

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

Loved the narrative throughout, although perhaps not the best narrator; a bit misaligned for the subject. Not sure if the end is part of the original text but chapter 11 where the narrator repeats every possible combination of words like, "...the monk contemplates objects within objects within internal and external blah blah blah...". Ahhhh I actually screamed out loud "shut up shut up shut up" while driving . It's weird that an audiobook on mindfulness cracked my spirit. Seriously skip chapter 11 but most everything else is wonderful.

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  • MONEY Master the Game

  • 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
  • By: Tony Robbins
  • Narrated by: Tony Robbins, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,694

Tony Robbins has coached and inspired more than 50 million people from over 100 countries. More than four million people have attended his live events. Oprah Winfrey calls him "super-human". Now for the first time - in his first book in two decades - he's turned to the topic that vexes us all: How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and our families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • tony robbins skeptic

  • By jeff rousseau on 02-18-15

Somewhat of an Infomercial

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

Reviewed: 03-27-17

This book takes far too long to state the same few principles. It's also contradictory at times.

I find the author's constant cross selling, up selling and constant reminders on who his successful friends are and how much he gives back to be not only a turn off but to discredit some of his legitimacy.

He keeps recommending the fiduciary "Stronghold" and states he has no ownership... yeah as if ownership matters. There are 1000s of ways for the author to benefit from making such recommendations without ownership or direct compensation. Does he really think I'm that naive?

The author is so smooth in his delivery but his attempts at cross selling and up selling makes me feel that he is sleazy. It's too bad too, because much of his mindset material offered throughout this book is good advice.