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  • Les Misérables

  • By: Victor Hugo
  • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
  • Length: 67 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

Les Misérables is set in Paris after the French Revolution. In the sewers and backstreets, we encounter "the wolf-like tread of crime", and assassination for a few sous is all in a day's work. We weep with the unlucky and heart-broken Fantine, and we exult with the heroic revolutionaries of the barricades; but above all we thrill to the steadfast courage and nobility of soul of ex-convict Jean Valjean, always in danger from the relentless pursuit of the diabolical Inspector Javert.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Use earphones that are light on bass

  • By Tad Davis on 11-08-15

Divine!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

Thank God for Victor Hugo. This is a sublime expression of divinity, love, sacrifice and the apotheosis of a humble man.

  • The Bible Tells Me So

  • Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It
  • By: Peter Enns
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423

Trained as an evangelical Bible scholar, Peter Enns loved the Scriptures and shared his devotion by teaching at Westminster Theological Seminary. But the further he studied the Bible, the more he found himself confronted by questions that could neither be answered within the rigid framework of his religious instruction nor be accepted among the conservative evangelical community.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spot On

  • By DPM on 03-16-15

Very interesting

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

Reviewed: 07-07-15

Most of the ideas were ideas that I had already arrived at, but the evidence the research and the context that this book provides were amazing!!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Philosophies of India

  • By: Doug Allen
  • Narrated by: Lynn Redgrave
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

India has perhaps the oldest living philosophical tradition in the world. Though both Buddhism and Jainism began in India, its primary influence is the Vedic tradition. The Vedas are the fundamental Hindu scriptures and the basis of the six systems of Indian philosophy. Hindu philosophy affirms an ultimate or universal reality, but it is also individualistic, embracing many alternatives or paths to one reality.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • too basic

  • By Abhay on 09-12-07

Excelent overview

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

Reviewed: 12-30-14

A very good introductory summary. Created more questions than answers, which is excellent. I am now much more interested in studying Indian philosophy. The narration was good, the organization is good too.

  • The Male Brain

  • A Breakthrough Understanding of How Men and Boys Think
  • By: Louann Brizendine M.D.
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

From the author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Female Brain, here is the eagerly awaited follow-up book that demystifies the puzzling male brain.
 
Dr. Louann Brizendine, the founder of the first clinic in the country to study gender differences in brain, behavior, and hormones, turns her attention to the male brain, showing how, through every phase of life, the "male reality" is fundamentally different from the female one. Exploring the latest breakthroughs in male psychology and neurology with her trademark accessibility and candor, she reveals that the male brain:

     *is a lean, mean, problem-solving machine. Faced with a personal problem, a man will use his analytical brain structures, not his emotional ones, to find a solution. 

     *thrives under competition, instinctively plays rough and is obsessed with rank and hierarchy. 

     *has an area for sexual pursuit that is 2.5 times larger than the female brain, consuming him with sexual fantasies about female body parts.

     *experiences such a massive increase in testosterone at puberty that he perceive others' faces to be more aggressive.


The Male Brain finally overturns the stereotypes. Impeccably researched and at the cutting edge of scientific knowledge, this is a book that every man, and especially every woman bedeviled by a man, will need to own.

Praise for The Female Brain:
"Louann Brizendine has done a great favor for every man who wants to understand the puzzling women in his life. A breezy and enlightening guide to women and a must-read for men."
—Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
 
     
 
 


From the Hardcover edition.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Story of the Male Brain

  • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

Very Narrow

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-10

I admit that I haven't gotten that far into the book and I am struggling to find the inspiration to finish it.

While her conclusions might be correct about extroverted sports jocks it is by no means a conclusive study of male mentality or motivations.

In the section where she describes boys from the age of about 2 to 10 the attitudes and behaviours supposably produced by testosterone in no way resemble my development years.

I was hoping for something that would help me my wife and myself understand me and my son better but up until now all I have found are numerous anecdotes on bullies, alpha males and sport jocks.

Anybody who is or knows a male who is introverted, bookish or intellectual will have a very difficult time believing Brizendine.

I am going to trudge through about 2 more hours of this dribble with the hope of finding something more substantial and meaningful, but that is all I can give her.

There are just too many fascinating, high quality books to waste more time on this dribble.

14 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Birds Without Wings

  • By: Louis de Bernieres
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

Birds Without Wings is the story of a small town in Anatolia in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire told in the richly varied voices of the men and women (Armenians, Christians, and Muslims) whose lives are intertwined and rooted there: Iskander, the potter and local fount of wisdom; Philotei, the Christian girl of legendary beauty, courted almost from infancy by Ibrahim the goatherd, a great love that culminates in tragedy and madness; and many more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the faint of heart

  • By Augie on 01-03-05

Truely Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-07

The imagery, the characters the complex web of plots and themes is really quite overpowering. From the first line to the end of the book John Lee had me captivated and transported to such an unusuall reality that I couldn't stop listening.

The emotional depth is palpable, and even though it has been months since I have read this book I can't stop thinking about the characters: their innocent ignorance, sincere love and afection, and in some cases the bullheaded hatred. You cannot get them out of your head.

This isn't a light read, and it isn't for the faint of heart but highly recommended. You will remember it for years to come.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • Battlefield of the Mind

  • Winning the Battle in Your Mind
  • By: Joyce Meyer
  • Narrated by: Pat Lentz, Joyce Meyer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger, and feelings of condemnation: all these are attacks on the mind. If you suffer from negative thoughts, take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped millions win these all-important battles, and she can help you too. This beloved author and minister shows you how to deal with thousands of thoughts you have every day and focus your mind to think the way God thinks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent content and message-average narrator

  • By Gregory on 06-27-08

Not recommended

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-06

To be honest I was quite disappointed with this book. As a man of faith I was intrigued by the book's promise to apply scriptural principles to healing internal turmoil and finding peace. However I found her analysis as to the sources of mental discomfort altogether rather simplistic (her analysis doesn’t go much further than attributing all our problems to the devil). Furthermore, the voice of, Pat Lentz, the narrator is actually grating and discomforting rather than soothing.

While I appreciate the scriptural insights into internal turmoil I feel that the author lacks the background to cover this subject with the thoroughness, professionalism, and balance that one needs in order to resolve inner conflicts.

In summary, I would recommend an author with more of a balance between science and religion to get a more thorough, objective, and ultimately more useful perspective.

Although it is still not what I am looking for, I am finding much better results with “Learned Optimism” by Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.

22 of 32 people found this review helpful