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Ted Larkins

Costa Mesa, CA USA
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  • Born Standing Up

  • A Comic's Life
  • By: Steve Martin
  • Narrated by: Steve Martin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,118

In the mid-70s, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. Born Standing Up is, in his own words, the story of "why I did stand-up and why I walked away".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Andrew on 11-30-07

So great. So many memories.

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

Reviewed: 04-10-19

Would love for it to be longer, but totally satisfied. Loved it. Listen and smile.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 163,003
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 150,446
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 150,284

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

That was sooooo good!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-15

Great narration. Great story! Totally engaged the whole time. Love books like this! Thanks to all that made this happen!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fat Chance

  • By: Nick Spalding
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,840
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,835

Meet Zoe and Greg Milton, a married couple who have let themselves go a bit. Zoe was a stunner in her college days, but the intervening decades have added five stone, and removed most of her self-esteem. Greg's rugby-playing days are well and truly behind him, thanks to countless pints of beer and chicken curry. When Elise, a radio DJ and Zoe's best friend, tells them about a new competition, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn their lives around.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I freakin loved this book!

  • By Maria on 10-20-14

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-15

I loved the story, the delivery, the story telling. I'm picky about my books but this is five stars all around!

  • The Surrender Experiment

  • My Journey into Life's Perfection
  • By: Michael A. Singer
  • Narrated by: Michael A. Singer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,696

Michael A. Singer, author of The Untethered Soul, tells the extraordinary story of what happened when, after a deep spiritual awakening, he decided to let go of his personal preferences and simply let life call the shots. As Singer takes you on this great experiment and journey into life's perfection, the events that transpire will both challenge your deepest assumptions about life and inspire you to look at your own life in a radically different way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Highest Path Of Freedom

  • By Caleb G. on 06-12-15

Wow! What a story

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

I loved The Untethered Soul and to read the story behind that is amazing. And I love that it was read by the author.

  • Simply Notice

  • Clear Awareness Is the Key to Happiness, Love and Freedom
  • By: Peter Francis Dziuban
  • Narrated by: Peter Francis Dziuban
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Enjoy the power of clear awareness. Do you realize that noticing and awareness basically drive everything you appear to do? Could you have gotten your body out of bed this morning without first having noticed you were awake? Would you have picked up this audiobook without first being aware it was of interest to you? Your awareness is like the clear glass of a windshield - and through it, you experience every bit of your life. Awareness is inherently pure and clear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shifting the focus

  • By new york gal on 09-20-16

Love this book. Clear and to the point.

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

Reviewed: 05-21-15

I could and will listen over and over. It's a perfect reminder of who we really are.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

  • By: Garth Stein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,329

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enzo (because he's so wize) for president.

  • By Lora on 06-17-08

Fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 05-11-15

This is one of the best books I've ever listen to. And it drew me in and Me there I am enamored with the story and the story telling

You're Trying Too Hard
    The Direct Path to What Already Is
    
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    Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    28 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • You're Trying Too Hard

  • The Direct Path to What Already Is
  • By: Joey Lott
  • Narrated by: Joey Lott
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

In You're Trying Too Hard, Joey Lott explains exactly that - you are trying too hard, and you will never achieve your goals precisely because you already are freedom. Stop trying everything under the sun to bring yourself to true enlightenment. Stop searching for wiser, more special teachers. Stop worrying about lineage and ego and diet and the self. Stop everything. Remain only with direct experience, and let true clarity at least reveal itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This, Exactly As It Is, Right Now

  • By John on 08-04-14
  • You're Trying Too Hard
  • The Direct Path to What Already Is
  • By: Joey Lott
  • Narrated by: Joey Lott

Great

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

Reviewed: 04-24-15

The truth is only this and Joey gets it and relays it perfectly! Thanks for your work in consciousness Joey.

  • Lunch with Buddha

  • By: Roland Merullo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756

A novel about family, open-minded spirituality, and the American road, Lunch with Buddha accompanies the characters from Breakfast with Buddha as they move further along the path toward lasting peace of mind. Facing one of life's greatest emotional challenges, Otto Ringling takes comfort in a loving family and offbeat lessons from eccentric spiritual teacher Volya Rinpoche.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By anna on 05-29-15

Incredible!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-15

Where does Lunch with Buddha rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was an amazing book for anyone exploring spirituality. It's such a poignant story and so well done, a perfect follow up for Breakfast with Buddha! I'm pretty picky when it comes to voice talent but Sean does and incredible job on this. I just finished but I'm going to start listening again!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Match

  • The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever
  • By: Mark Frost
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577

Renowned novelist and screenwriter Mark Frost turns his eye for golf to an event so famous that it’s grown to the stuff of legend. In 1956, a casual bet between two millionaires eventually pitted two of the greatest golfers of the era—Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan—against top amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi. Frost recounts this dramatic tale from start to finish, detailing the match that vaulted golf out of the shadows and into the national spotlight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Transported to another world

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-19-15

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-15

This book changed how I look at golf. All the names I've heard but never knew came to life. Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Bobby Jones, Sam Snead. They all came to life.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Breakfast with Buddha

  • A Novel
  • By: Roland Merullo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,192

When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he'd planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger---and amuse himself---he decides to show the monk some "American fun" along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a thoughtful and often hilarious journey

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-15-11

Excellcent

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

Reviewed: 03-20-15

I love the story and the narration. Up there with Way Of the Peaceful Warrior. So sweet and entertaining. I think I'll listen again!