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JudyKay Lindholm

Chicago, IL United States
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  • Walking the Four-Fold Way

  • By: Angeles Arrien
  • Narrated by: Michael Toms
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Angeles Arrien has gathered wisdom from a variety of indigenous cultures around the world, distilling it into four paths to effective action - "showing up, paying attention, telling the truth and being unattached to the outcome." These are the archetypal paths of the warrior, healer, visionary and teacher, and the opportunity to embody these archetypes arises in every situation in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow down. We move to fast

  • By JudyKay Lindholm on 11-03-18

Slow down. We move to fast

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

While its all be said before, it was still nice to hear life’s truths from a Native American perspective.
Perhaps the Ancients we’re wiser than we thought.

  • The Hearts of Men

  • A Novel
  • By: Nickolas Butler
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Camp Chippewa, 1962. Nelson Doughty, age 13, social outcast and overachiever, is the bugler, sounding the reveille proudly each morning. Yet this particular summer marks the beginning of an uncertain and tenuous friendship with a popular boy named Jonathan. Over the years Nelson, irrevocably scarred from the Vietnam War, becomes scoutmaster of Camp Chippewa while Jonathan marries, divorces, and turns his father's business into a highly profitable company.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed the story but the narrator

  • By Kitt on 05-07-17

The heart is a lonely hunter

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

We’ve all experienced hard times. But never like these literary characters. It’s life in the first person.
A well woven and written narrative that will have you thanking the Higher Power for our indomitable spirit.

  • The Golden House

  • A Novel
  • By: Salman Rushdie
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 335

Our guide to the Goldens' world is their neighbor René, an ambitious young filmmaker. Researching a movie about the Goldens, he ingratiates himself into their household. Seduced by their mystique, he is inevitably implicated in their quarrels, their infidelities, and, indeed, their crimes. Meanwhile, like a bad joke, a certain comic-book villain embarks upon a crass presidential run that turns New York upside-down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing.

  • By Garrett on 10-13-17

Well written rambling narrative to nowhere

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-18

Read and then listened to this book because I thought that I had missed its point or theme and it has been so well received.
Sadly though, my opinion has not changed. Or perhaps I just don’t possess the mental chops to appreciate this type of writing. Regardless, it was a major disappointment.

  • Merchants of Doubt

  • How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
  • By: Erik M. Conway, Naomi Oreskes
  • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513

The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science, and issues affecting quality of life. Our scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers of DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global warming. But at the same time, a small yet potent subset of this community leads the world in vehement denial of these dangers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable scholarship, but not exactly literature

  • By Roger on 01-23-11

When you can’t believe anything

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Either the media is incompetent, doesn’t care or was bought off. But the fact remains that they failed miserably and on a number of fronts. And supposed experts cheapened themselves by selling testimony to the highest bidder.

  • The Road Not Taken

  • Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
  • By: Max Boot
  • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
  • Length: 27 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War. In this epic biography of Edward Lansdale (1908-1987) best-selling historian Max Boot demonstrates how Lansdale pioneered a "hearts and mind" diplomacy, first in the Philippines, then in Vietnam. It was a visionary policy that, as Boot reveals, was ultimately crushed by America's giant military bureaucracy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An honest look at Vietnam Nam and USA

  • By Catherine on 01-16-18

A truly great statesman

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Win the people and you’ll win the war is a tenant that seems to have escaped our political establishment and military brass. Lansdale’s words are timeless.

  • From Cold War to Hot Peace

  • An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia
  • By: Michael McFaul
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 20 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

As President Barack Obama's adviser on Russian affairs, Michael McFaul helped craft the United States' policy known as "reset" that fostered new and unprecedented collaboration between the two countries. And then, as US ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, he had a front-row seat when this fleeting, hopeful moment crumbled with Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency. This riveting inside account combines history and memoir to tell the full story of US-Russia relations from the fall of the Soviet Union to the new rise of the hostile, paranoid Russian president.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • recommend reading / listening for everyone

  • By Robert on 08-01-18

Insights from the front line

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

This tome is a bit wordy, filled with personal feelings, insights and impressions which I initially did not appreciate. In the end, however,the style proved immensely helpful. Trying to grasp a very complex and difficult Russia while it misrepresents reality is something I still cannot comprehend.
Is Putin just bored, immature, insecure or full of himself? Getting an Olympic gymnast pregnant and riding around shirtless just about sums up this guy.
Read the book and realize why the CIA and Department of State exist.

  • How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

  • By: Thomas E. Woods Jr.
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 523
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350

Western civilization has given us modern science, the wealth of free-market economics, the security of law, a sense of human rights and freedom, charity as a virtue, splendid art and music, philosophy grounded in reason, and innumerable other gifts we take for granted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and informative

  • By Michael Kellogg on 09-29-05

It cuts both ways

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

What started out stabilizing, nurturing and fostering development will eventually end up dividing the world into us versus them and finally contribute to more social stratification, divisions and violence. Anything’s possible when donee in the name of philosophical belief.

  • Russian Roulette

  • By: David Corn, Michael Isikoff
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,591

The incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the US election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's a sleeper with critically important info

  • By luvdata on 05-07-18

It can’t, but did happen here

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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: 08-08-18

Incredibly well written, documented and frightfully real. Can the end of democracy really just be a click away?

  • Mind to Matter

  • The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality
  • By: Dawson Church
  • Narrated by: Dawson Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

The idea that “thoughts become things” has become a meme in popular culture. It’s held as a firm proposition in metaphysics, and some spiritual teachers ascribe infinite powers to the mind. But are these claims scientifically accurate? What does the scientific evidence tell us about the scope of the human mind to transform thoughts into reality? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding info... delivery less so.

  • By Bruce Eichelberger on 07-01-18

Nothing new & painfully long

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

The same old, same old; you’re the master of your own destiny. Blah, blah, blah . . . Zzzzz

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  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,397
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10,472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,432

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

An almost too timely story

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

A bit “long in the tooth” with development that bordered on dime novel characterization and overly detailed in-depth events that seemed a bit unnecessary. But, overall a very intriguing, engrossing read, if not predictable, and a good way to spend an afternoon. Look for the movie. Hollywood won’t miss this opportunity.

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