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  • The Tao of Pooh

  • By: Benjamin Hoff
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,000
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,993

Author Benjamin Hoff shows that the philosophy of Winnie-the-Pooh is amazingly consistent with the principles of Taoism and demonstrates how you can use these principles in your daily life. Is there such thing as a Western Taoist? Benjamin Hoff says there is, and this Taoist's favorite food is honey.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Learning Taoism through storytelling

  • By A. Yoshida on 02-25-18

Eye opening!

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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: 07-03-19

I never really paid attention to the details of Tao. This book took the basic precepts and gave illustration that were simple to understand. This book has inspired me to seek more information. From what I read here, what the world needs now is Tao!

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  • Citizen of the Galaxy

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684

Citizen of the Galaxy takes place far in the future, when the human race has spread out to colonize other planets. In a slave market in the capital of Jubbul and the Nine Worlds, an auctioneer announces, "Lot 97. A boy." Slavery is commonplace in Jubbul, and the sight of the ragged, starving boy, Thorby, on the auction block is not unusual. What does puzzle bystanders and Thorby himself is his purchase by crippled Baslim, the beggar who sits every day in a corner of the marketplace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of Heinlein's best

  • By L. on 11-20-06

Classic Sci-Fi.

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

Yes in some ways dated, but still an enjoyable story with insight on the human condition, where ever it goes.

  • Hidden River

  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,619
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,604

Alexander Lawson is a former detective for Northern Ireland's police force. After a disastrous six-month stint in the drug squad, he became addicted to heroin and resigned in disgrace. Now 24, sickly, and on the dole, Alex learns that his high-school love, Victoria Patawasti, has been murdered in America. Victoria's wealthy family sends Alex to Colorado to investigate the case, and he seizes the opportunity for a chance at redemption.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite McKinty novel

  • By Dave on 04-04-11

wow

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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: 02-16-19

A junkie Northern Ireland ex cop on a mission to find the murderer of his first girlfriend, Good mystery, great interior monologues, interesting locations

  • The Next Pandemic

  • On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers
  • By: Ali Khan, William Patrick
  • Narrated by: Ben Sullivan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425

An inside account of the fight to contain the world's deadliest diseases - and the panic and corruption that make them worse. The Next Pandemic is a firsthand account of disasters like anthrax, bird flu, and others - and how we could do more to prevent their return. It is both a gripping story of our brushes with fate and an urgent lesson on how we can keep ourselves safe from the inevitable next pandemic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Many Outstanding Stories about Many Scary Microbes

  • By aaron on 01-24-17

Thought Provoking !

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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: 10-26-18

We are not prepared to keep pace with health care and prevention. The author shares his experience and insight. Unless we pay heed disaster awaits

  • The Most Wonderful Tales of the Year

  • Holiday Memories Written and Performed by Our Favorite Narrators
  • By: Audible Narrators
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Kate Reading, Michael Kramer, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,373
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,361

Here at Audible, we know just how much of an impact a voice can have on a story - taking simple words and filling them with elation, wonderment, tragedy, or pure satisfaction. We rely on our narrators every day to bring our favorite stories and characters to life - to introduce us to new authors and genres, or even to a new (perhaps longer) commute. And though our narrators are the best story tellers in the business, it's usually someone else's that they're telling.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Is Some Kind of White Elephant Gift?

  • By Dave on 12-12-16

Interesting listen

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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: 10-15-18

Considering the time I spend listening to some of these voices I was nice to get some backstory! I find tales of people's lives fascinating. This fit the bill.

  • Jack of Diamonds

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 26 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,086

Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage. After being taken under the wing of "Miss Frostbite", the owner of a local jazz club, Jack becomes a gifted musician, playing piano and harmonica. Fame and the allure of gambling takes him to Vegas, and prospects of fortune take him to the Belgian Congo, where he's heard it's possible to earn big money working in the most dangerous parts of the local copper mines.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • On the Day we lost Bryce

  • By Brodie on 11-23-12

What a way to go out.

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

This was Bryce Courtney's last book. I so enjoyed it
The tale takes you from the Toronto slums during the Great Depression to Las Vegas and Africa. There are all kinds of twists and turns.

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,234

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A heartwrenching story read absolutely brilliantly

  • By Heather on 08-22-12

Lets hope this is not a premonition

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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: 07-04-17

A chilling tale that should be taken seriously. I fear that if we continue in the direction our country is going, this could happen.

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  • Dreadnought

  • By: Cherie Priest
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 273

Nurse Mercy Lynch is elbows deep in bloody laundry at a war hospital in Richmond, Virginia, when Clara Barton comes bearing bad news: Mercy’s husband has died in a POW camp. On top of that, a telegram from the west coast declares that her estranged father is gravely injured, and he wishes to see her. Reaching the Mississippi is a harrowing adventure, but that's just the beginning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mercy Lynch: nurse extraordinaire

  • By Eivind on 10-07-10

Good light reading

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-17

I hate when a book ends on a cliff hanger! While enjoyable, this was half a book. I probably will hunt down the next one, but feel incomplete

  • The Well

  • A Novel
  • By: Catherine Chanter
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47

From the winner of the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, a brilliantly haunting and suspenseful debut set in modern-day Britain where water is running out everywhere except at The Well - the farm of one seemingly ordinary family whose mysterious good fortune leads to suspicion, chaos, and ultimately a shocking act of violence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • F this book!

  • By Najima Rainey on 05-24-15

Kept me on my toes!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

Psychological thriller? Yes Exploring human relationships? yes. This book has these things rolled up with descriptions of the English Countryside and bungling governments. Totally interesting

  • The Fireman

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,140

No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies - before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Gave Up

  • By Jeremy on 10-19-16

LIKE FATHER ETC.

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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: 01-11-17

I am usually cautious of reading books
by children of famous authors. However, a took a chance and was thrilled to be delighted with a new top list author. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Enough like his father's work to feel comfy. Different enough to feel fresh

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