Joe S.

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  • Meditations

  • By: Marcus Aurelius, George Long - translator, Duncan Steen - translator
  • Narrated by: Duncan Steen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,629

One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions - a cornerstone of Western thought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelent reading of an excellent classic

  • By David on 10-22-16

A book that needs to be listened to.

5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-03-12

If you could sum up Meditations in three words, what would they be?

Wisdom to remember

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Provides wisdom on how to live. This is one of the great books on the subject.

What does Duncan Steen bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

He reads it extremely well, as if he is Marcus Aurelius.

24 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • Knowing Myself

  • By: Sister Jayanti
  • Narrated by: Sister Jayanti
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Explore the unknown territory of your own self with the help of these meditation commentaries. You will progress from an awareness of the inner self and the consciousness of the soul, to the final harnessing of your own natural and original qualities of peace, love, and happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional

  • By Sherri on 05-18-15

Very Insightful

out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-10

Worth the money. Insightful and relaxing.

  • The Breakout Principle

  • Maximize Creativity, Athletic Performance, Productivity and Personal Well-Being
  • By: Herbert Benson M.D., William Proctor
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey DeMunn
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

In The Breakout Principle, Dr. Herbert Benson delivers the ultimate self-help principle - simple instructions to activate a powerful biological trigger that converts conflict and confusion into clarity and extraordinary performance, a state athletes refer to as "the zone."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A forward-thinking scientist

  • By J. James-Long on 02-16-04

The No Breakout Breakout

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-09

Shock....repeat a word or mantra on your exhalation breath for 20 minutes and you will reach the Breakout Zone! This increases nitrous oxide in your blood, which relaxes you. That's the whole book. Save your credits. There are too many other good books to use them on.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Raising Confident Kids (Live)

  • By: Denis Waitley
  • Narrated by: Denis Waitley
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Children desperately want to become adults, and they learn how from what they see around them. Parents have enormous power to influence their children's lives and directions. By recognizing and harnessing that power, they can help kids develop the sense of belonging, individual identity, self-worth, and competency they want and need to become strong, effective adults.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre at best...

  • By Stephen on 08-28-07

I enjoyed it enough to...

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-07

buy a couple more of Denis' programs. Some good solid reminders. Yes it was worth it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful