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William P. R.

Maryland, USA
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  • Buddhism: A Beginners Guide Book for True Self Discovery and Living a Balanced and Peaceful Life

  • Learn to Live in the Now and Find Peace from Within
  • By: Sam Siv
  • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804

Find out all about mysterious Buddhism, its origins, its secrets, and its answers to the challenges of modern life. This book contains a basic overview of Buddhism, including the life of Buddha and the various kinds of Buddhism that have developed. It takes a look at all the key concepts and most important teachings, methods, and insights in a way that is easy to understand. Filled with a wealth of common sense and other worldly wisdom, the path to enlightenment is considered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In Case You Ever Wondered . . .

  • By Kathy on 02-22-16

Delightful and bright uplifting informative!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-18

I really enjoyed this book, I was able to understand better some things I have been, doing, and found some practical help, and tools I could put into imediate use..

  • Stranger in a Strange Land

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,008
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,038

Stranger in a Strange Land tells the story of Valentine Michael Smith, an earthling born and educated on Mars, who arrives on Earth with superhuman powers and a total ignorance of the mores of man. Smith is destined to become a freak, a media commodity, a scam artist, a searcher, and finally, a messiah.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • We live in the world this book made

  • By W. Seligman on 02-26-04

Thou art God? Strange view...

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-18

Some what religiously philosophical...thought provoking unsettling, liked the love thy neighbor parts, causes one to question

  • Foundation's Edge

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,726
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727

At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations had come to an end. Now the two exiled citizens of the Foundation - a renegade Councilman and the doddering historian - set out in search of the mythical planet Earth. Meanwhile, someone - or something - outside of both Foundations seems to be orchestrating events to suit its own ominous purpose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of the series so far

  • By Jeff on 08-03-16

Great book old but very relevant

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Reviewed: 01-30-18

I enjoyed this book very much even though it was written a long time ago the author was far thinking, looking forward to next in series

  • Foundation and Empire

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,676

The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity's light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterpiece

  • By Lynwood on 06-17-12

I knew the Mule!

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Reviewed: 12-23-17

Great book as I knew it would be, looking forward to the next one. It was very interesting to see how some one viewed a future from 50 years past....

  • Damocles

  • By: S. G. Redling
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 939
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 854
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 847

When Earth is rocked by evidence that extraterrestrials may have seeded human DNA throughout the universe, a one-way expedition into deep space is mounted to uncover the truth. What linguist Meg Dupris and her crewmates aboard the Earth ship Damocles discover on Didet - a planet bathed in the near-eternal daylight of seven suns - is a humanoid race with a different language, a different look, and a surprisingly similar society. But here, it’s the "Earthers" who are the extraterrestrial invaders, and it’s up to Meg - a woman haunted by tragedy and obsessed with the power of communication - to find the key to establishing trust between the natives and the newcomers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What did I tell you about that pie!?

  • By Brian on 06-05-13

Was oK yes ?

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-12-17

story end missed something, didnt enjoy the audio voice for men wonder what happened loul

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,611
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,279

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but...

  • By Josh on 07-14-18

Are you brave enough? Question All your belief's

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-10-17

Very compelling can be hard to accept, makes you think, if you can't deal with challenge to what you hold dear don't read..

  • Making Sense of the Bible

  • Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today
  • By: Adam Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

In Making Sense of the Bible, Adam Hamilton invites us into an honest conversation about the Bible. The book begins with foundational questions such as: How and when was the Bible written? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? How literally must we read it? And, is the Bible ever wrong? From there, Hamilton considers the real questions people frequently ask that continue to divide Christians and denominations alike

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book for the non-biblical scholar

  • By Matt on 05-27-14

Everything I had Hoped very Enlightening

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Reviewed: 09-21-17

Found this extremely helpfull and useful in struggles I was having. Made it possible to crystallize thoughts and feelings of my own helped in my faith and understanding. Must be open and willing to think hard if you want to read....

  • 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 4,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,495

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

Was a good read gave much to ponder,

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-17

It was a bit rambling, much wisdom of ages, on universality of all things....

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  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

  • A History of Nazi Germany
  • By: William L. Shirer
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,693

Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Held my interest for 57 hours and 13 minutes

  • By Jonnie on 11-08-10

Should be Required High School Reading

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Reviewed: 05-31-17

Book was challenging, informative and eye opening, Highly recommend reading if for any reason to realize History should not go forgotten no matter how ugley. Students should read it so the lessons are not forgotten and hopefully prevent future tragedy like the one described here.

  • The God Engines

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 427
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    4 out of 5 stars 367
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    4 out of 5 stars 368

Captain Ean Tephe is a man of faith, whose allegiance to his lord and to his ship is uncontested. The Bishopry Militant knows this — and so, when it needs a ship and crew to undertake a secret, sacred mission to a hidden land, Tephe is the captain to whom the task is given....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Original Concept, Somber Tone

  • By Michael on 01-30-15

Disappointed

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-23-17

Not what I expected, seemed a let down, an attack on Faithfulness and Gods