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Chris L

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  • The Daily Stoic

  • 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
  • By: Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman
  • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215

Why have history's greatest minds - from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson along with today's top performers, from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities - embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers a daily devotional of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not well made as audio

  • By Andreas on 12-27-16

Valuable Principals.

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

The Stoics had a practical philosophy that is relevant today as it was then. The quotes in this book are expanded upon and help to clarify the ideas behind Stoicism. Excellent narration makes it a joy to listen to.

  • The Life Triumphant

  • Mastering the Heart and Mind
  • By: James Allen
  • Narrated by: Barry J. Peterson
  • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Every being lives in his own mental world. His joys and sorrows are the creations of his own mind, and are dependent upon the mind for their existence. In the midst of the world, darkened with many sins and sorrows, in which the majority live, there abides another world, lighted up with shining virtues and unpolluted joy, in which the perfect ones live. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As satisfying as his other classic book.

  • By Chris L on 11-30-18

As satisfying as his other classic book.

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

After listening to 'As A Man Thinketh' narrated by Brian Holsopple, I began listening to that book on a daily basis, or any time that I felt like I had lost my way. It has given me a great fondness towards the man, James Allen.

To find a similarly moving book, excellently narrated by Barry J Peterson, has doubled my joy.

James Allen is without a doubt the most practical philosopher I have listened to.

  • Memories, Dreams, Reflections

  • By: C. G. Jung
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804

In 1957, four years before his death, Carl Gustav Jung, psychiatrist and psychologist, began writing his life story. But what started as an exercise in autobiography soon morphed into an altogether more profound undertaking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dr. Jung's Life Would Make A Good Movie

  • By M. Clarke on 05-17-16

Brought me closer to the mind of the man.

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

I've read others talking about Carl Jung. I watched tidbits of him talking on YouTube. This book written in the first person put me inside the mind of the man. It was fascinating to go along with him on his journey of the soul.

It is the first book I've read by Jung himself. I think it was a great first book.

The narration was very satisfying. I was drawn into the book by its reading and great meaning was conveyed in the performance.

The story itself is great! His stories of travel in Africa and India were excellent.

  • Meditations

  • By: Marcus Aurelius, George Long - translator, Duncan Steen - translator
  • Narrated by: Duncan Steen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,298

One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions - a cornerstone of Western thought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a masterpiece. Most enriching. So thankful for it.

  • By Viviana on 02-05-16

An insight into a great mind.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Meditations to be better than the print version?

This audio is excellent due to the narrator, Duncan Steen.

What did you like best about this story?

It is the practical application of philosophy to everyday life.

Which character – as performed by Duncan Steen – was your favorite?

Duncan Steen reads the thoughts of Marcus Aurelius perfectly. I felt like I was really in the mind of the man.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It gives me peace of mind, purpose and strength.

Any additional comments?

I would highly recommend it's purchase. If you need to listen to a book to help you get your thoughts and life in order, this book will guide you to that place.

  • As a Man Thinketh

  • By: James Allen
  • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,341

This audiobook version of As A Man Thinketh is true to the original. Every word written by James Allen is spoken with clarity and authority by the narrator, making it easy to remember the information and absorb the timeless wisdom. This short audiobook, originally published in 1902, has had a huge impact in the field of personal development. It is regarded as one of the most important books of the new thought era. It's written in such a way that makes it easy to understand the most powerful message you could ever learn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I listen to this book every week.

  • By Chris L on 11-08-15

I listen to this book every week.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-15

Would you consider the audio edition of As a Man Thinketh to be better than the print version?

The narration by Brian Holsopple was exceptionally good. It makes it a joy to listen to this audiobook over and over again.

What did you like best about this story?

The story is succinct and to the point. It covers the most important aspects of taking control of our own minds, with poetic and evocative language.

What about Brian Holsopple’s performance did you like?

Brian Holsopple has an excellent voice for narration and paces the reading of the book perfectly.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book helps me to find resolve and focus when I find my mind wandering to dark and destructive places. It gives me peace of mind.

Any additional comments?

If you value being in control of your mind, but sometimes struggle with maintaining that focus, this book will quickly help you get back on track. It's a masterpiece of writing, narrated with excellence.

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  • The Magic of Thinking Big

  • By: David J. Schwartz Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: David J. Schwartz Ph.D.
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,750

Millions of people throughout the world have improved their lives using The Magic of Thinking Big. Dr. David J. Schwartz, long regarded as one of the foremost experts on motivation, will help you sell better, manage better, earn more money, and - most important of all - find greater happiness and peace of mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple Learning

  • By Mario on 12-29-04

A classic personal improvement guide.

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

Reviewed: 04-13-15

I've read it in my 20's. I've read it in my 30's I'm reading it again in my 50's. Now I'm listening to the audiobook. This contains timeless advice that will serve you for a lifetime.

The narration is excellent.

  • The Secret of the Ages

  • The Master Code to Abundance and Achievement
  • By: Robert Collier
  • Narrated by: Joel Fontinos
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Publisher Robert Collier taught millions of people how to achieve more, attain more, and live more-all by tapping the incredible faculties of the human mind. His leading book, The Secret of the Ages, is now available as an audio program.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book I ever listened to!

  • By sachin on 06-29-13

A foundation for Christian intentional living

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

Reviewed: 02-20-15

Good narration on the audiobook.

Robert Collier brings together new thought with Christian principle and lays the groundwork for a deliberated and intentional life. Success, abundance and happiness all spring from a healthy heart, mind and soul. God has given us everything we need to succeed.