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  • The Book of Joy

  • Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
  • By: Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
  • Narrated by: Douglas Carlton Abrams, full cast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,551
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,506

The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Perspective and Life Changing Book

  • By Dr. Pepper on 10-27-16

My life after listening to The Book of Joy

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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: 08-01-17

I am fortunate to have listened to this life changing book while on a weeklong vacation on a lake with my family of 19. This wisdom of the 2 great masters gave me a way of truly turning my love and appreciation of my family into the same feeling of love and concer

  • We Were the Lucky Ones

  • By: Georgia Hunter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati, Robert Fass
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,032
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,619
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,598

An extraordinary, propulsive novel based on the true story of a family of Polish Jews who are separated at the start of the Second World War, determined to survive - and to reunite.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love it but...

  • By Roz on 07-19-17

A Must Read

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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: 07-03-17

This is a beautifully written and perfectly narrated true story of one family's struggles to survive the Nazi invasion of Poland. Their family bond and Jewish traditions immediately grab the interest of the listener. The horrors of the Nazi hold on Europe are heart breaking. The story grips you from the start. You feel as if you are personally lnvolved. Fabulous book!

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,135

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

A must read book!

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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: 06-23-17

I didn't want it to end! This is a well researched book with wonderful characters interwoven into the true story of how far reaching the atrocities of World War II went. It is told from the Italian point of view. It melds the acts of the Italian Resistance, the die hard Italian Fascists, and the German Nazi invaders. It is a stor

  • Girl at War

  • A Novel
  • By: Sara Novic
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392

Zagreb, 1991. Ana Jurić is a carefree 10-year-old, living with her family in a small apartment in Croatia's capital. But that year, civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia, splintering Ana's idyllic childhood. Daily life is altered by food rations and air raid drills, and soccer matches are replaced by sniper fire. Neighbors grow suspicious of one another, and Ana's sense of safety starts to fray. When the war arrives at her doorstep, Ana must find her way in a dangerous world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A perfectly timed departure from the predictable template.

  • By Sara on 06-03-15

A great eye opening book about the conflict in the Balkans.

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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: 06-18-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The Narrator did an excellent job with the accents. My knowledge of the conflict and geography of Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia is sketchy but this book held my interest and I definitely will read more about their Civil War of Ethnic Cleansing. I know the War Crimes Trial is being scheduled in The Hague soon and know the only Judge chosen from the US. I will be asking him lots of questions after reading this book.