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  • The Hidden Messages in Water

  • By: Masaru Emoto
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

The Hidden Messages in Water is an eye-opening theory about how water is deeply connected to people's individual and collective consciousness. Drawing from his own discoveries, scientific researcher, healer, and popular lecturer Dr. Masaru Emoto describes the ability of water to absorb, hold, and even retransmit human feelings and emotions. Using high-speed photography, he found that crystals formed in ice reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It made me think

  • By James on 08-31-12

Very positive message, important

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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: 06-06-19

I’ve done a lot of personal spiritual development and this book has profound implications that align with many things I’ve learned along the way.

  • Real Magic

  • Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe
  • By: Dean Radin
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935

The chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) turns a critical eye toward such practices as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis. Are such powers really possible? Science says yes. According to noted scientist and best-selling author of The Conscious Universe, Dean Radin, magic is a natural aspect of reality, and each of us can tap into this power with diligent practice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pertinent but lackluster

  • By Marci B on 05-22-18

Magic is real!

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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: 06-24-18

I already knew magic was real so I found this delightful. I wish it was longer. Stayed interesting the whole time.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire

  • By: Kenneth W. Harl, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Kenneth W. Harl
  • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689

Alexander the Great-one of the most renowned figures in antiquity-has inspired everything from medieval romances to blockbuster movies, and military leaders from Julius Caesar to Napoleon to the U.S. general Norman Schwarzkopf. But who was this great king of Macedon? And why is he so legendary? These 36 spellbinding lectures take you deep inside the world of Alexander to witness the astonishing feats of military genius that made his name renowned for millennia after his death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alexander, the Man and the Legend

  • By SAMA on 11-27-13

Enjoyed the content.

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-18

I can’t take the growling. This man growls incessantly. It hurts my ears. That is all.

  • The Great Sea

  • A Human History of the Mediterranean
  • By: David Abulafia
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 29 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 117

Ranging from prehistory to the 21st century, The Great Sea is above all the history of human interaction across a region that has brought together many of the great civilizations of antiquity as well as the rival empires of medieval and modern times.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive and Accessible History

  • By Roger on 01-14-13

I loved this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-18

This audiobook was seriously epic. The narrator has an amazing voice. Towards the later part of the book and closer to the modern era I got bored but it’s because the early history of the Mediterranean was so dope, I didn’t wanna leave it.

  • Mansfield Park (Naxos Edition)

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918

At the tender age of 10, Fanny Price is 'adopted' by her rich relations and is removed from the poverty of her home in Portsmouth to the opulence of Mansfield Park. The transplantation is not a happy one. Dependent, helpless, neglected and forgotten, Fanny struggles to come to terms with her new life until, tested almost to the limits of endurance, she assumes her rightful role....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh such felicity, such gaiety, such rapture!

  • By Neil Chisholm on 02-05-12

Ending is half assed

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-17

I f***ing hate Mary Crawford and anyone like her LOL I can’t fathom why/how I keep reading articles about how she’s a heroine but not and it’s like “r u f****ing kidding me??!” She is a narcissist vapid Kardashian hoe. Edmund is such a dipshit. Anyways, I enjoyed the story, but also didn’t enjoy it because I don’t think Jane Austen did as good a job here. The endings always seem rushed really when I think back, but this one definitely was. Half the characters of the first part seem to drift off and then disappear and then are mentioned to provide a reason for Jane Austen to stop writing this story of a bunch of triflin ass fools. I still recommend it though, if only to remind me why I hate vapid douchy snobby people so much and I did enjoy the vindication of mr Crawford’s groveling. #Youbettawerkbitch

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Sense and Sensibility

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,977
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,443

When Mrs. Dashwood is forced by an avaricious daughter-in-law to leave the family home in Sussex, she takes her three daughters to live in a modest cottage in Devon. For Elinor, the eldest daughter, the move means a painful separation from the man she loves, but her sister Marianne finds in Devon the romance and excitement which she longs for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very easy on the ears.

  • By Rachael on 02-27-08

Pure entertainment

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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: 10-05-17

I can't get enough of this narrator + Jane Austen. Sense and sensibility is life. Particularly into this one since the "which Jane Austen heroine are you?" quiz told me I was a Marianne Dashwood and without a doubt, I am. Lol enjoy...

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Emma [Naxos]

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,805
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,796

One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why can't all literature be like this?

  • By Theodore on 10-15-11

Wish it went on forever

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-17

Which is why I'm now listening to the same narrator but for Sense and Sensibility. Then I will be moving on to all the other Jane Austen novels and beyond...can't get enough.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World

  • By: Glenn S. Holland, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Glenn S. Holland
  • Length: 24 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Step back to a time when the mysteries of the universe could seem overwhelming. Cycles of nature kept predictable time with the sun, the moon, and the stars, yet crops failed, disease struck, storms ravaged, and empires fell without warning. In the region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, people responded to such tumult with a rich variety of religious beliefs.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some good moments, but ultimately disappointing.

  • By Christopher on 11-11-13

Riveting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-17

A very well done and expansive great course, and particularly interesting topic. I've read many books and articles on ancient mythology, Ancient Mediterranean religions and ways of life but this course really filled in some holes. The professor brought up interesting nuances that connect the religious practices of the ancient Mediterranean as a once living, thriving place and society and really brought out the cultural exchange that gives a realistic glimpse into this past world. There is plenty more to discussed on this subject but I definitely learned a great deal and stayed engaged throughout the entire course. I waited a long time to purchase this course because I thought it might rehash a lot of stuff I knew, but it didn't.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Republic of Pirates

  • Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down
  • By: Colin Woodard
  • Narrated by: Lewis Grenville
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,211

In the early 18th century, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains, including Blackbeard, "Black Sam" Bellamy, and Charles Vane. Along with their fellow pirates - former sailors, indentured servants, and runaway slaves - this "Flying Gang" established a crude but distinctive democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which servants were free, blacks could be equal citizens, and leaders were chosen or deposed by a vote.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reads like a novel

  • By Abbie on 02-02-16

Decent pirate book

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-17

This was a decent book on pirates. Had a lot of information about most famous pirates and gave the "facts." It was not as exciting as other historical pirate books I've read, but I enjoyed it satisfactorily. I learned some interesting new tidbits, and found it cool to hear about all my fave characters from Black Sails. I love pirates so I enjoyed it regardless. The author was somewhat monotonous but had a decent speaking voice.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • And Then There Were None

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,310

Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen". At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one...one by one they begin to die. Who among them is the killer? And will any of them survive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dan Stevens is genius

  • By Markie Ross on 09-17-15

Disturbing history

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

I picked this book because I remember enjoying Agatha Christie novels as a child. I googled it while reading, this time around, and was horrified by what I found. Deeply disturbed by this books origins, and whatever the original version of the book may have been like. Hint: IT'S BRUTALLY RACIST. Ummm...I cannot understand why this is not more discussed and why we continue to circulate this book, given its original format. Just...awful.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful