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Lucas Iverson

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  • Don't Be a Jerk

  • And Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan's Greatest Zen Master
  • By: Brad Warner
  • Narrated by: Brad Warner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

The Shobogenzo (The Treasury of the True Dharma Eye) is a revered 800-year-old Zen Buddhism classic written by the Japanese monk Eihei Dogen. Despite the timeless wisdom of his teachings, many consider the book difficult to understand. In Don't Be a Jerk, Zen priest and best-selling author Brad Warner, through accessible paraphrasing and incisive commentary, applies Dogen's teachings to modern times.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You don't need to use bad theology

  • By Clint J. Latham Jr. on 03-24-17

Makes Zen approachable!

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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: 11-19-18

Making it something a tad less mystical, this book presents a complex, yet simple concept in a way that anyone can enjoy.
thank you Brad!

  • Galaxy Outlaws: The Complete Black Ocean Mobius Missions, 1-16.5

  • By: J. S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 85 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,635
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,278

Meet the galaxy's unluckiest outlaws. Carl Ramsey is an ex-Earth Navy fighter pilot turned con man. His ship, the Mobius, is home to a ragtag crew of misfits and refugees looking to score a big payday but more often just scratching to pay for fuel. The crew consists of his ex-wife (and pilot), a drunkard, four-handed mechanic, a xeno-predator with the disposition of a 120kg housecat, and the galaxy's most-wanted wizard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Firefly cranked up on Meth plus a Space Wizard!

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-27-18

MORE!

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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: 05-21-18

I can't wait until we get back to the Black Ocean! definitely the spiritual successor of Firefly!

thanks

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212,547
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198,464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198,050

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

80s geek paradise with a good "adventure" story...

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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: 04-01-18

Listened to it a 2nd time to prepare for the movie. I caught a lot more of the subtle connections and appreciated the characters more this time around. While some people may dismiss the setting as overly nostalgic, it makes a lot of sense in context of the story. Wil's reading is a fantastic addition to a great story!

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42,537
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,707

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying End to a Fun Series

  • By Craig Schorling on 08-20-17

Book 4! Book 4! I want more!

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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: 08-30-17

couldn't stop listening, unable to Pace myself and get this to last longer... I found myself chewing through this magnificent story too quickly... thank you

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