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  • Holding the Tension of Opposites

  • By: Marion Woodman
  • Narrated by: Marion Woodman
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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Life's great challenge, Marion Woodward says on Holding the Tension of Opposites, is in developing an integration between the spirit and body. From this integration there arises a divine "tension" allowing for a new consciousness to unfold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marion Woodman's language is so clear.

  • By Mark C. Faber on 03-20-15

Inspiring seminal work on a key concept of Jung

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Reviewed: 02-15-19

Having done my dissertation on this concept of antithesis I thoroughly enjoyed Marion Woodman's scholarly book on the tensions of the opposites. I highly recommend this dynamic book!

  • Leadership

  • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Beau Bridges, David Morse, Jay O. Sanders, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,058
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050

Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the man make the times or do the times make the man? In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied most closely - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights) - to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized by others as leaders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What makes a president great?

  • By tru britty on 09-25-18

An antidote for our current POTUS decripitude

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Reviewed: 02-15-19

No comparihttps://www.audible.com/write-review?rdpath=%2Fpd%2FB07BRZXG42&asin=B07BRZXG42&source=lib&ref=a_library_c4_review&pf_rd_p=ae76b2bb-e63d-4a67-b357-dab3dee05ca1&pf_rd_r=VERR6M6H2WME8VSJMAEZ&son of our current gangster-in-chief to these four noble presidents. Doris Goodwin writes from a place of many years of devoted research and thought about these stunning examples of leadership. I read it slowly and found it an excellent antidote to the orange clown.

  • The Alchemy of Psychology

  • By: James Hillman
  • Narrated by: James Hillman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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James Hillman was a past master of alchemical psychology. This field uses metaphors derived from ancient alchemy to elucidate deep structures in the creative imagination. Creative processes are not random. By studying alchemical psychology we come to understand ourselves and other humans in surprising ways that frequently diverge sharply from the habitual understandings we have unconsciously absorbed from the cultures in which we were raised.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good lectures

  • By Robert M. Chambers on 07-24-17

Spellbinding!

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Reviewed: 02-15-19

I met James Hillman once. His brilliant lectures are as informative as his books. This man from Atlantic City is as close as we get to a C.G.Jung reincarnate. Its rare but this collection is a keeper.

  • Team of Vipers

  • My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House
  • By: Cliff Sims
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May, Cliff Sims - introduction
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 385
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 357
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    3 out of 5 stars 359

After standing at Donald Trump’s side on Election Night, Cliff Sims joined him in the West Wing as special assistant to the president and director of White House message strategy. He soon found himself pulled into the president’s inner circle as a confidante, an errand boy, an advisor, a punching bag, and a friend. This is the story of what it was really like in the West Wing as a member of the president’s team. It's a story of power and palace intrigue, backstabbing and bold victories, as well as painful moral compromises, occasionally with yourself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • By Nim73 on 01-29-19

Planed dirt digging or relizing an opportunity

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Reviewed: 02-15-19

Imagine you are hired to be Trump's court jester and you act as you admire him (Prerequisite for the job.) After six frustrating months of trying to make him smile you quit. After a long couch regression, you decide to bang out a tell-all. Here it is.

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  • American Prometheus

  • The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
  • By: Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 26 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,831
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    4 out of 5 stars 1,331
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J. Robert Oppenheimer was one of the iconic figures of the 20th century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb but later confronted the moral consequences of scientific progress. When he proposed international controls over atomic materials, opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb, and criticized plans for a nuclear war, his ideas were anathema to powerful advocates of a massive nuclear buildup during the anti-Communist hysteria of the early 1950s.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A "Blast" from the Past

  • By Roy on 07-10-09

What happens when you steal fire from the gods

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Reviewed: 02-15-19

All deities in Asia have their benevolent side and their wrathful side. This is the mythos of the creator of the atom bomb spending the rest of his life dealing with what he had unleashed and felt responsible for. The tail is superbly written and his anguish carefully annotated.

  • A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

  • By: Andrew Chaikin
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 23 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,792
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Audie Award, History/Biography, 2016. On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Based on in-depth interviews with 23 of the 24 moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, A Man on the Moon conveys every aspect of the Apollo missions with breathtaking immediacy and stunning detail.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Long, comforting book on moon exploration

  • By Mark on 06-17-16

Fifty years ago this was amazing.

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Reviewed: 02-14-19

I love the way we put not one but many astronauts on the moon. It still is amazing to read such a clear description of their feelings and thoughts as they did something no one has been able to do in a long time.

  • The Flowers of Evil

  • By: Charles Baudelaire, James N. McGowan - translator
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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Sensual, macabre, joyous and liberating, The Flowers of Evil, or Les Fleurs du Mal, is a beautifully debauched reflection on dreams, sin, life, and death. With subjects ranging from travel to drugs, sex to faith, sleep to contemplation, Baudelaire finds new beauty in the most sinister and corrupt of situations. His morbid and nightmarish Romanticism was completely unique: cynical and bleak, but also inspiring. The book was highly controversial upon its release and Napoleon III’s government prosecuted Baudelaire for "an insult to public decency".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of those books that is not read once

  • By Lowball on 02-14-19

One of those books that is not read once

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Reviewed: 02-14-19

Like the Divine Comedy, this book needs to be reread at different times in your life. It is rich in subtlety and nuance that grows more pleasing as it gets older.

  • The Life and Legacy of Salvador Dali

  • History's Greatest Artists
  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 11
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    4 out of 5 stars 10
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In his review of Salvador Dali's first autobiography, George Orwell declared that "One ought to be able to hold in one's head simultaneously the two facts that Dali is a good draughtsman and a disgusting human being." Whether or not one agrees with the famous author's assessment, Orwell captures the polarizing nature of Salvador Dali, and the extent to which his undeniable technical virtuosity often brushed against his penchant for provoking his audiences (not to mention provoking long-entrenched standards of "proper" taste).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Amazing Salvador Dali

  • By Lowball on 02-14-19

The Amazing Salvador Dali

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Reviewed: 02-14-19

I have always admired Salvadore Dali. I have seen his works, watched him on TV like "what's my line show" and hung a 3D poster of his crucifixion to study it over time. This book explains much of his life and his art making it much more accessible.



























I have always admired Salvadore Dali. I have seen his paintings







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  • The Divine Comedy

  • By: Dante Alighieri
  • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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Dante's Divine Comedy is a mythical epic poem adventure in which Dante is guided through heaven, purgatory, and hell. Each after-life division is further divided. The sections of heaven are on different planets and stars, the sections of purgatory are divided along the upward journey of a mountain, and the levels of hell are an upside-down funnel composed of seven rings of punishment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Great Alagory of Modern Times

  • By Lowball on 01-22-19

What a Great Alagory of Modern Times

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Reviewed: 01-22-19

Whenever there is a new translation of the Divine Comedy out I feel a deep desire to read it. This one is no different but its tempo and choice of words I found absolutely spellbinding. Like a new pair of glasses, it puts old things in a different and refreshing view. The genius is the choice of words. You have to read it.

  • An Improvised Life

  • A Memoir
  • By: Alan Arkin
  • Narrated by: Alan Arkin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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    4 out of 5 stars 58

An Improvised Life is Alan Arkin’s wise and unpretentious recollection of the process, artistic and personal, of becoming an actor and a revealing look into the creative mind of one of the best practitioners on the stage and screen. Arkin, in a manner that is direct, down-to-earth, accessible, and articulate, reveals not just insights about himself but truths for the rest of us about our sense of self, our work, and our relationships with others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the other is better

  • By Marcos on 12-17-18

Know Thyself

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Reviewed: 01-21-19

One thing I love about Allen Arkin is that he writes the way I think. This is refreshing and his approach to life would be an example of Socrates' epithet "know thyself.." He has a way to show his insights and how they improve his life. It is a fascinating window into his understanding and maturing. I couldn't put it down.