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  • The Nature Fix

  • Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
  • By: Florence Williams
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583

For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams sets out to uncover the science behind nature's positive effects on the brain.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes!...and No!

  • By Paul on 03-18-17

whatta pleasure

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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: 03-17-19

A well written, well researched. and cheerfully narrated book. A fabulous gift for Any occasion;
get well , dinner party, engagment, retirement, welcome to the neighborhood....
That's all for now gotta plant a few more arbor videa!! Enjoy

  • What Makes You Not a Buddhist

  • By: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
  • Narrated by: Tom Pile
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, one of the most creative and innovative lamas teaching today, throws down the gauntlet to the Buddhist world, challenging common misconceptions, stereotypes, and fantasies. With wit and irony, Khysentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism - beyond the romance with beads, incense, or exotic robes - straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Buddhism with a bite.

  • By Relatable1 on 01-30-15

He tells it like it is <br />

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

I liked it very much. The book allows you to
step away from the trappings of many societal
demands "requirements" (to be a member) & shows you a birds eye view( a free soaring bird)
not a caged one. Enjoy becoming less ignorant , I'd like be seated next to him on a plane n listen.

  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,095

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating (if not an outlier)

  • By KHarrang on 11-21-08

fascinating. <br />

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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: 03-04-19

Beautifully narrated. Well researched.
Best book I have read in years. Valuable
information and you are left with a great feeling of enlightenment.
Bravo M.G. Thank you for writing this.

  • The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness

  • By: Dr. Anthony A. Goodman, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dr. Anthony A. Goodman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 582
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 501

We all want to live long, healthy, and happy lives. But the path to achieve this-fitness and nutrition-is fraught with popular yet dangerously misleading myths about personal wellness. How do you separate the fact from the fiction? How can you recognize when you're doing your body more harm than good? Scientific knowledge has greatly expanded our understanding of how the human body works, laying many previously held ideas about fitness and nutrition to rest.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Loved some of the De-bunked Myths

  • By SamanthaG on 02-17-14

well done

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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: 02-24-19

Pleasant voice to listen to.
Very interesting. It will leave you "thirsty" for more. but Don't wait til then for you will be
already dehydrated. lol. seek out more books by this man!!

  • Improve Your Conversations

  • Think on Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What to Say with Improv Comedy Techniques
  • By: Patrick King
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 340

Does your mind blank in conversation and create awkward silence? Do you run out of things to say and struggle to keep dialogue flowing? (A) Conversation isn't scripted, (B) it's 100% unpredictable, and (C) it can be terrifying at times. How do you prepare for such a thing? By learning how to apply improv comedy techniques to roll with any punch and improve your conversations and social interactions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • should be required reading or listening

  • By Jeff on 05-30-17

listening is truly an art

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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: 02-23-19

This fellow has great narration.
i enjoyed this (all his books) very much.
I deal with folks daily up close and personal
and see what I do right and how I can improve.

  • The Ghosts of Scotland: A Collection of Ghost Stories Across the Scottish Nation

  • By: Sean Mcloughlin, Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Scotland is a fascinating and ancient land filled with history. Not everything in Scotland is as it appears, however. Some Scots say this is a land haunted by spirits, a place of strange disappearances and unexplained phenomena. The Ghosts of Scotland: A Collection of Ghost Stories Across the Scottish Nation is a collection of such tales, just a few among the thousands of local legends and modern sightings that make Scotland one of the most haunted countries in the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing new

  • By Jay on 05-26-18

gives a fine history.<br />

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

only neg was ant enough pause between stories
to let one ponder the tale that just finished.
wonderful introduction to places in the country.
Fine narration and tone of voice.

  • Virgins

  • An Outlander Short
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Allan Scott-Douglas
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,440

Mourning the death of his father and gravely injured at the hands of the English, Jamie Fraser finds himself running with a band of mercenaries in the French countryside, where he reconnects with his old friend, Ian Murray. Both are nursing wounds, both have good reason to stay out of Scotland, and both are still virgins despite several opportunities to remedy that deplorable situation with ladies of easy virtue.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't expect an in depth story

  • By LZ HICKERSON on 10-30-16

nice nice insight

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

of the two best friends
as young men and their
situation . a moment in
their lives. good story.

  • I Wish I Knew This 20 Years Ago

  • Understanding the Universal Laws That Govern All Things
  • By: Justin Perry
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418

Life is not a series of random events but is orchestrated through a set of natural laws that govern life on Earth. Once we understand these laws, we will have a better understanding of how life works. Once we understand how life works, we can make it work for us instead of against us. This book is a guidebook intended to offer knowledge that you can use throughout life. If I could sum up this entire book in one statement, it would be: Your mind is literally shaping the world around you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable!

  • By wisdom1st on 12-18-15

very very pleasant

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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: 01-31-19

thank you, thank you, thank you!
this is a wonderful book to listen to
over and over. enjoy.

  • Dragonfly in Amber

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 38 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,931
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,432

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR GUYS AS WELL

  • By Jeff on 05-14-12

oh yes!!

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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: 01-11-19

Brilliantly done. Narrated masterfully.
wow, wow and wow. I shall buy a plane
ticket to Scotland today !

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,889
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,652

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I both love and hate this life changing book

  • By Rebecca on 02-22-15

this is a great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-19

if you live alone or share a home with folks on
the same page. i "tighty up" and then hubby comes home puts his stuff (helmet, groceries, whatever in the cleaned surfaces or empty chairs). 2 steps up 3 steps back is how I feel.