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  • Wherever You Go There You Are

  • By: Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Narrated by: Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867

Warmth, humor, anecdotes, and poems make up this inspirational guide to a revolutionary new way of being, seeing, and living. Dr. Kabat Zinn has taught this two thousand year old Buddhist method of relaxation to thousands. Let this be your guide to mindfulness meditation in everyday life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great book BUT......

  • By Ann on 04-06-12

Good material but poor performance.

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

Reviewed: 06-16-17

The material is a very good introduction to mindfulness and meditation. However, the presentation is marred by loud flute music of the same volume as the speaker's voice. This makes it very difficult to concentrate on the content of the material. The music would have been alright if it would've been about 1/4 of the volume, or better yet, if it had been left out entirely.

  • This Is How Love Works

  • 9 Essential Secrets You Need to Know
  • By: Julia Sokol, Steven Carter
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Perhaps love itself will always be a mystery. Why a relationship works or doesn't work, however, is not a total mystery. It is only a challenge that you can easily meet if you have the tools, starting with awareness as the key.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Advice!

  • By Michael on 03-27-15

Awesome Advice!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-15

Excellent narration of a fabulous book. Incorporate some of Carter's advice into your relationship, and you will see almost immediate improvements. Some of the best advice I've ever read on improving your relationship and making it thrive. Highly recommended!

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  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 161,061
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 148,642
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 148,477

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Nailbiter !

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

Reviewed: 02-22-15

This book kept me on the edge of my seat during every chapter! Wonderfully narrated with a high degree of scientific accuracy, this is a story of the will to survive, and of self-sacrifice to help others. Engineers and scientists will love this book due to the accurate descriptions of how the protagonist prolongs his survival. It's also a very human story of what great lengths individuals, organizations, and whole countries will go to in order to help someone in desperate need. Highly recommended!