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  • Nonviolent Communication

  • Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony with Your Values
  • By: Marshall Rosenberg PhD
  • Narrated by: Marshall Rosenberg PhD
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,099
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,074

On Nonviolent Communication, this renowned peacemaker presents his complete system for speaking our deepest truths, addressing our unrecognized needs and emotions, and honoring those same concerns in others. With this adaptation of the best-selling book of the same title, Marshall Rosenberg teaches in his own words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is an amazing life changing book!!!

  • By Olesya on 08-03-16

Now one of my favourite books

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

The tools taught have inspired me to approach conflict in a more refined way. Highly recommended for anyone who has to interact with other people :) in other words, everyone.

The author reads a little slow for me and the mic is hyper sensitive. To address this I sped up the play speed to 1.5 and found it clean up most of the superfluous noise others may notice and it sound more conversational.

Excellent overall.

  • Being Mortal

  • Medicine and What Matters in the End
  • By: Atul Gawande
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,501
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,572

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required Reading!

  • By Jeffrey on 10-13-14

Inspiring call,to action

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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: 06-24-17

Inspiring, insightful, heart wrenching....we have a lot of work to do...and it will improve so many lives. Get this book. You won't regret it.

  • The Hidden Life of Trees

  • What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World
  • By: Peter Wohlleben
  • Narrated by: Mike Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,085
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,837

How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings? Research is now suggesting trees are capable of much more than we have ever known. In The Hidden Life of Trees, forester Peter Wohlleben puts groundbreaking scientific discoveries into a language everyone can relate to.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Revealing the Wonders of the Forest

  • By Stuart on 10-03-16

Amazing 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: 12-06-16

What an incredible book. I am about to re-listen and read. So many powerful insights. Thank you to the author. Feeling Inspired

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  • Staked

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 8
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,105
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,415

When a Druid has lived for 2,000 years like Atticus, he's bound to run afoul of a few vampires - make that legions of them. Even his former friend and legal counsel turned out to be a bloodsucking backstabber. Now the toothy troublemakers - led by power-mad pain-in-the-neck Theophilus - have become a huge problem requiring a solution. It's time to make a stand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I have to agree. . .

  • By Jessica on 02-04-16

Great fun

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

Great book once again though the voice acting on the Canadians sounded more like Fargo than any accent I've ever heard in the great white north. Still good fun. F

  • The Wandering Taoist

  • By: Ming-Dao Deng
  • Narrated by: Ronin Wong
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Portrays the life of the Chinese mystic, Saihung Kwan, and depicts his pursuit of the spiritual goals of the religion of Taoism. Deng Ming-Dao is the author of eight books, including 365 Tao, Everyday Tao, Scholar Warrior, and Chronicles of Tao.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Simon Wojcik on 09-11-14

New insights after every 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: 06-24-16

This book reminds you that we can all live a wondrous life and that the internal work is as important as the external. Amazing. Enjoy.

  • The Scorpion Rules

  • By: Erin Bow
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

In the future the UN has brought back an ancient way to keep the peace. The children of world leaders are held hostage - if a war begins, they pay with their lives. Greta is the crown princess of the Panpolar Confederacy, a superpower formed of modern-day Canada. She is also a child of peace, a hostage held by the de facto ruler of the world: the great artificial intelligence, Talis. The hostages are Talis' strategy to keep the peace: If her country enters a war, Greta dies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very compelling book

  • By Lizzy on 11-14-17

Fantastic

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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: 10-20-15

Great story and reader. The use of AI and hostage children in a post apocalyptic world was fantastic. One of my new favourites

  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,836

Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm not a runner ...

  • By B.J. on 09-01-09

Both books are outstanding!

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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: 07-26-15

I've just finished both of McDougall's books. Amazing. Don't hesitate they are worth the time.

  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,098

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book!

  • By Scott on 04-10-08

A great and inspiring classic

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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: 04-13-15

One of my new favourites! It should be required reading for students in high school to teach ecological and political thought and the power of science fiction.