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  • A Passion for Nature

  • The Life of John Muir
  • By: Donald Worster
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

"I am hopelessly and forever a mountaineer," John Muir wrote. "Civilization and fever and all the morbidness that has been hooted at me has not dimmed my glacial eye, and I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature's loveliness. My own special self is nothing". In Donald Worster's magisterial biography, John Muir's "special self" is fully explored as is his extraordinary ability, then and now, to get others to see the sacred beauty of the natural world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good biography for historical perspective

  • By Harold W. Wood Jr. on 05-15-14

A wonderful life

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Reviewed: 10-19-18

John Muir a man with complex attitudes. A passionate and romantic man about nature. He welcomed knowledge and also scientific discoveries without loosing sight of the importance to our survival as specie of our natural environment and its preservation. He understood perfectly the importance and interdependence among species including plants, animals and humans.The books also shows clearly that greed, destruction, fanaticism, selfishness, and lack of sight are not modern problems for humanity. We are facing the same issues over and over and the answer to all those issues depends on the nurturing of a more balance and loving human being. The responsibility lies in each one of us. Mr.Muir understand that getting closer to nature helps not only to heal but also balance the individual and modify our experiences and behaviors. Wonderful book, wonderful life. Thanks to his efforts and views we can enjoy today the grandeur and beauty on this side of the planet. I hope with all my heart that the teachings and experiences of this man do not disappear and that inspired many more to continue on his footsteps.

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,404

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Eye Opener

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Reviewed: 09-13-18

Interesting piece about the interweave between the use of science and talented scientists for the advancement of different fields and public safety and the old persistent energy of greed and lack of care for the common good that remains pervasive in today's politic and society.

  • El amante japonés [The Japanese Lover]

  • By: Isabel Allende
  • Narrated by: Jane Santos
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

La historia de amor entre la joven Alma Velasco y el jardinero japonés Ichimei conduce al lector por un recorrido a través de diversos escenarios que van desde la Polonia de la Segunda Guerra Mundial hasta el San Francisco de nuestros días.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like the gardenia . . .

  • By Elba on 07-18-17

Una Obra Maestra

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Reviewed: 09-11-18

Un libro comp pocos, que se atreve a explorar El tema del amor de una manera real y totalmente diferente. Toca temas que pudieran ser controversiales para muchos de una forma magistral, y relata maravillosamente El tema del amor a la tercera edad. El final es inesperado y me emociono grandemente. Este es un libro que recordarme siempre. Gracias.

  • What Every BODY Is Saying

  • An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People
  • By: Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins
  • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,319
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,684
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,661

Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Let Me Hear Your Body Talk

  • By Cynthia on 07-06-13

Great tool.

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Reviewed: 06-18-18

This book is written by someone that have the knowledge and the experience in this subject. It is a great tool to learn and train one self in the art of interpersonal relationships. I highly recommend it.

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4 out of 5 stars 22,621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,199
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,200

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • By Ann on 02-13-18

Different, grasping.

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Reviewed: 03-09-18

It is a different format for an audio book, but I very much liked it. I felt like I was watching a documentary. It grasp one's interest from the beginning. It is hard to make an oppinion about Ian, because his need for Fame and spotlight makes him look superficial and arrogant, but that doesn't make him guilty per se. I hope one day Sophie's family can find Justice and closure. Great story.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,878

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joanne Froggatt 💕

  • By Anonymous User on 09-06-17

Very Good Story

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Reviewed: 01-06-18

The story is very good and unfortunately real for many people in our society. Humans indeed may be very cruel but also resilient and fighters. The suspense is very well built in the story and one suspects from every character. For moments one may feel a certainty of knowing but something else happens that makes one doubt. Great story.

  • Love, Service, Devotion, and the Ultimate Surrender

  • Ram Dass on the Bhagavad Gita
  • By: Ram Dass
  • Narrated by: Ram Dass
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482

The Bhagavad Gita is a gem so precious in India's spiritual treasury that many regard it not as a volume of sacred verse, but as a living manifestation of the Divine. In the summer of 1974, inside a balmy Boulder, Colorado, warehouse that served as a main hall of a fledgling Naropa Institute, some say a minor miracle occured: The reawakening of the Gita's living presence, as it unfolded in a series of wisdom teachings led by Ram Dass.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely the Ultimate

  • By kessing on 09-17-11

Awe-inspiring

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Reviewed: 11-10-17

A great treasure, these live recording of Ram Dass. His down to earth personality, his sense of humor, his inclusiveness, his personal experiences, makes these talk a real treasure, that I probably will revisit and listen again in the future . Thank You Ram Dass.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,635

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Great book

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Reviewed: 11-09-17

An amzing historical fiction, an eye oppener. Human traffiking is a very serious topic and a very painful one. A topic that is present on this modern society as well. This book open one's. mind, and urge us to be alert. is a lot of wolf in sheep clothing around us. well written and the performance was excellent.

  • Dying into Life

  • A Week Long Program Recorded with These 2 Master Teachers in 1982
  • By: Ram Dass
  • Narrated by: Ram Dass
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 49
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43

These recordings are from a rare and inspiring five day retreat held in 1982. On these recordings, we hear the wonderful Stephen Levine interacting with Ram Dass and speaking on his own. These two masterful teachers explore a deeply personal and inspirational topic. With meditations, questions and answers, and brilliant lecture, this program will transform your view of life and also of death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not enough Ram Dass but still good

  • By Heath Sanders on 07-26-17

A Master Piece.

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Reviewed: 10-19-17

A beautiful statement of love. A great tool for learning compassion with one self and others. this is my first direct experience with Ram Das..and I am in love. Thank you whenever you are.

  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, full cast
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,685
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,568

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 Years and Still a Fantastic Read

  • By Nightveil on 07-22-11

A Great Idea.

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Reviewed: 10-11-17

I love the idea from the author to capture from the perspective of the Gods and objects of adoration, what happens to the dreams and customs carried by those who emigrate to faraway lands. The books provides a different perspective, I would dare to say almost like paradigm shift. The performances were excellent. I really enjoyed it and I definitely will look for more about this writer.