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  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,664

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a work that I highly recommend

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 05-02-16

This book should have stayed in the shadows

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

Someone must have thought writing a book which went between Alien and Aliens the movie was a good idea. Well, it wasn’t! The story was rushed from the beginning to the very end! At most this could have been an half hour sitcom episode and not a serious Alien movie or story! We follow a ship sent to a world to mine for something harder than a diamond. They find themselves in trouble and along comes Ripply to say the day! In the end her memory is wiped by a psycho AI program supposedly from the original movie. This story rewrites part of the original story/movie which makes it suck! In the end if you want a mindless story you really don’t care about then read this one like when you are trying to sleep!

  • Dragons of Autumn Twilight

  • Dragonlance: Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,978
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,777

Lifelong friends, they went their separate ways. Now they are together again, though each holds secrets from the others in his heart. They speak of a world shadowed with rumors of war. They speak of tales of strange monsters, creatures of myth, creatures of legend. They do not speak of their secrets. Not then. Not until a chance encounter with a beautiful, sorrowful woman, who bears a magical crystal staff, draws the companions deeper into the shadows, forever changing their lives and shaping the fate of the world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • COULDN'T FINISH LISTENING

  • By Eleanor H. on 04-01-15

A well thought out story

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

So many stories these days are rushed out without much thought going into them. It’s almost like the author wants to fill a quota. Here however, the author put some real thought into not only the story, but the storyline itself. More importantly a greater storyline which you can tell as the story progresses.

The story starts out like so many with a backstory, but this one is very short! You learn the backstory as the story progresses which makes it so much better because it!

In this story we walk with a group of individuals who are on a journey not really of their own choosing, but of their own choosing because they can walk away, and yet they won’t. As the story progresses we learn some of the backstories of the characters as some will be for the next book. Plus there are characters alluded to, but not present in this book. I imagine the rest of the series will follow the same footing set forth here and will be as equalling interesting. As you read this story do remember this author intended this book from the beginning to be a series, so watch for the hooks which lead to other books coming in the series as they will give you clues as to where the author is heading with this series!

  • The Forever War

  • By: Joe Haldeman
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,680
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,696

William Mandella is a soldier in Earth's elite brigade. As the war against the Taurans sends him from galaxy to galaxy, he learns to use protective body shells and sophisticated weapons. He adapts to the cultures and terrains of distant outposts. But with each month in space, years are passing on Earth. Where will he call home when (and if) the Forever War ends?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic.

  • By John on 09-24-08

Great old time science fiction

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

You always know when you're reading older science fiction because they really research the back-end! Many authors today simply put stories out there without any research into what is being said in regards to technology. Here the author researched it and put it in the story seamlessly which is why they is an endearing classic.

In the beginning we meet our main character who was force to join the Army to defend humans against an invader. We follow him though his life which spans centuries because of the laws of relativity. While going through the war the main character if face with issues on that front and on the home front. The author does a really good job by taking what was happening at their time and translate it into our time. This book was written 50 years ago as of 2018. The author also very subtlety touches on real life issue we are facing today which they couldn't have known about in their time. Like why politician bash things which are good for us to get people to hate them. Why if something is not accepted they have to push it..

The story is solid with not so many twists and turns, but its ability to tell a story in a straight line which is believable. Plus you get to care about the characters and what they're going through in the Universe. Also, you get to see why a war was started which is so true to now..

  • Mind Hacking

  • How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days
  • By: Sir John Hargrave
  • Narrated by: Sir John Hargrave
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 514

Have you ever wished you could reprogram your brain, just as a hacker would a computer? In this three-step guide to improving your mental habits, learn to take charge of your mind and banish negative thoughts, habits, and anxiety - in just 21 days!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Physiology of Will Power

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-21-17

Hack your mind recently?

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Here I am listening to a guy talk about getting a credit card with Obama as his co-signer wondering if I will get anything at all out of it except a really hilarious story. In the end you get a story which made the author wake up and change his life! What if your life was about jokes, dope and having fun? What if the Secret Service came to your door? What if your spouse gave you a choice of either they or the dope goes? Well, welcome to this book because in some form this happened. So, what to do? Well, you read the book. You do the exercises and I am serious you do them. In the end you will learn to hack your mind!

What does that mean to hack your mind? It means you become the observer who has been observing you by watching exactly what your does and you along with it because it’s what you know! If you take the 21 day challenge the author puts out there you will find yourself interrupting your mind by stepping in as an active participant rather than an observer. You will find yourself doing what Andy Dooley teaches of interrupting the thoughts, but this goes deep as it becomes something of a game. You keep score/track of the mind hacks played on you. This keeps on your toes! When you add in the mediations the author puts forward you start to stop the game and start the work of being the active participant in your life.

If you combine with with Caroline Myss work with Entering the Castle you will look deeper into yourself to work on the deeper underlying issues. Add to it Dr. Joe Dispenza book Breaking the habit of being yourself you will see the patterns which feed/form the Ego. You will go very deep in your studies and into yourself.

  • Bridging Two Realms

  • Learn to Communicate with Your Loved Ones on the Other Side
  • By: John Holland
  • Narrated by: John Holland
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50

In Bridging Two Realms, renowned psychic medium John Holland offers one of the clearest pictures anyone could have of the Spirit World. He draws on his decades of personal experiences with Spirit, and includes inspirational stories and real-life case studies, to help you pursue the unfoldment of your own spiritual abilities safely and wisely. His hope is to help the bereaved by giving them comfort and inspiration in knowing that there really is life after physical death. There is evidence of the Spirit World.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent book for those who have family or friends passed away

  • By Carrie on 05-04-18

This is a great book full of lessons from someones

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

This is a great book full of lessons from someones life who has lived this path and is not just talking about it. If you really get into medium-ship you will find a lot of people who claim to have it, those who never really developed it and those who have it. Having returned recently from Sedona where I ran into all of three I can appreciate this book more.

I have always been able to hear spirits and have never truly applied myself to learn how to use it to help others. That is until I went to Sedona and had an experience which changed my life forever! I had this book and started to read it on my way home. I applied all the lessons in the book and though I don't have people to work with I have found some volunteers to help. I have found by following the lessons here I can tell were my guides are immediately and I am actively learning how to communicate with them better. Their first message to me was I will not be doing what John does, but something different.

If you go through the book and stop to do the lessons including finding a group, working with someone even if it's just to see their aura you will greatly improve your skills. You may also find as I did that you're not a medium, but have a different ability/calling.

I did enjoy listening to the author speak of their experience as a medium and the sudden calling to do/buy/have something you can't explain which makes no sense at all. Like suddenly being somewhere to talk to someone who sparks a conversation between a group of complete strangers and you become friends. Who knew? This guy did and he understands it. Listen to what he has to say as he says it as there is many details in this book not easily called out which he will discuss in detail and yet they will help you! It's always the little things that have the greatest impact!

  • The Language of Archetypes

  • Discover the Forces that Shape Your Destiny
  • By: Caroline Myss
  • Narrated by: Caroline Myss
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486

Have you ever felt that your life was guided by larger forces? Unseen but very real energies that influence every direction your life takes? In her renowned work as a medical intuitive, Caroline Myss examined the patterns of hundreds of archetypes that exist in human consciousness, and found that each of us has a "sacred support team" of 12 primary archetypes. Once identified, these archetypes allow you to discover your highest purpose, what she calls your "Sacred Contract".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truely awesome value, you NEED this book.

  • By Alan on 12-05-08

How do we speak this again

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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: 04-08-18

I think I can listen to this book a dozen times and keep learning each time over and over again and again. I have listened to it twice and I see in conversations where the various archetypes come up. I also see where people switch between them as well as myself. Learning to speak with Archetypes, see them as they happen and then speak with/to them is something I will keep working on. By seeing them in our speech you can change how you speak to others and yourself. You can also change how others see/hear you.

  • Making the Shift

  • How to Live Your True Divine Purpose
  • By: Wayne W. Dyer
  • Narrated by: Wayne W. Dyer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500

The Shift is a call to become more conscious, to move from aimless ambition to meaning and purpose. Making this Shift is a necessity in order to live a peaceful, fulfilling life aligned with your divine calling. In this deeply engaging live seminar, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer explains that instead of heeding the demands of the ego, which keep you mired in self-sabotage through never-ending pleas and false promises, you can choose to move in a new direction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Cortney on 03-20-11

This is a great book and if you

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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: 04-08-18

I have read this book, watched the video’s it’s based on or they’re based on this book. Each time I’ve gained something new. We all want to control the Ego and here we are giving steps. However, if you add to it Caroline Myss work with Entering the Castle you will look deeper into yourself to work on the deeper underlying issues. Add to it Dr. Joe Dispenza book Breaking the habit of being yourself you will see the patterns which feed/form the Ego. Then add in Mind Hacking: How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days by Sir John Hargrave you will really begin to see your divine purpose because you and your Ego will be out of the way. I would recommend reading this book, listening to it, and watching the videos to help you find your divine purpose.

  • The Sociopath Next Door

  • By: Martha Stout
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,047
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,679
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,669

We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people, one in 25, has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in 25 everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping! A fascinating/scary look at human nature

  • By ClosetGeek on 01-08-10

I really, really enjoyed this book

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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: 04-08-18

This book will teach you so much about society as a whole as well as the individual level. Here the author takes us through a deeper look at people who make up our society. There are people out there who have no moral conscious or conscious at all. No they all don’t work for the Federal Reserve or Goldman Sachs. They actually live next door to us, work with us, teach our kids or lead our country.

Here you will meet who seem like ordinary people, but really don’t care about anyone except themselves. The author will walk you through their lives and how they act, what they do and how we reach. What is interesting is we find sociopaths everywhere and like all other issues in this country we turn a blind eye to them. We can catch one red handed as it were and walk away. It reminds of the people who see someone being raped, beaten or bullied and walk away. In many ways we accepted them as a normal part of society to the point we let them rule our lives. Where the author walks us through not allow this and taking back control. Also why that is difficult. Read to find out more.

  • The Maze Runner

  • Maze Runner, Book 1
  • By: James Dashner
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,012
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,079

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He's surrounded by strangers - boys whose memories are also gone. Outside the towering stone walls that surround them is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It's the only way out - and no one's ever made it through alive. Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying: Remember. Survive. Run.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, though a little long

  • By Darrin on 11-28-11

Better than the movie

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

Here is a book which the movie closely mirrors in many ways! Yes, there are difference which is because a movie is 90 minutes long. To tell the whole story as it is in the book you would need 270 minutes making it on the level of Lord of the Rings. The basis of the story is you a group of teens who find themselves trapped in a maze which they explore, but still can’t figure out how to get out. Then one kid shows up followed by the first female to arrive to the group. This is when it gets interesting. They solve the maze just to learn about another challenge. There are differences between the book and the movie like they leave out telepathy and they change a few characters around. Yet, in the end it was a good start to a series I hope will be worth reading.

  • The Calm Center

  • Reflections and Meditations for Spiritual Awakening
  • By: Steve Taylor
  • Narrated by: Steve Taylor
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

These powerful meditations and poetic reflections will comfort, inspire, and gently bring you out of the hectic day-to-day and back to the bedrock of peace and even joy of your true, essential, and authentic self. By encouraging you to see the limitations of your everyday conditioned personality, Steve Taylor empowers you to step outside of it so you can breathe the fresh air of freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Identical to the physical book

  • By Jes on 04-08-18

Identical to the physical book

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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: 04-08-18

I bought this and listened to it. You can do this all at once or one a day. As you go through each poem meditate on it or just sit in silence. You will have a profound experience which is really good!