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  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,908
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,671

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I both love and hate this life changing book

  • By Rebecca on 02-22-15

I'm not the only clean freak out there

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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: 08-07-18

Marie Kondo and I could be twins. I appreciated a fresh view to cleaning a house and picked up some new ideas. I hope all the people who really need this information will find it here in this book.

  • Mind-Body Philosophy

  • By: Patrick Grim, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Patrick Grim
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

How is it that our brain creates all the subjective experiences of our lives every single day - the experiences we call reality? That is the mind-body problem. In Mind-Body Philosophy, Professor Patrick Grim of the State University of New York at Stony Brook leads an intellectually exhilarating tour through millennia of philosophy and science addressing one of life's greatest conundrums. But you won't just be a spectator as Dr. Grim engages and encourages each of us to come to our own conclusions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Courses Homerun!

  • By Mike on 01-24-17

Interesting theories, well written and spoken.

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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: 10-25-17

The professor had and interesting take on how our minds work and why. I'll need to listen a few times to absorb it all.

  • The Power of Positive Thinking

  • A Practical Guide to Mastering the Problems of Everyday Living
  • By: Norman Vincent Peale
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,034

Translated into 15 languages with more than 7 million copies sold, The Power of Positive Thinking is unparalleled in its extraordinary capacity for restoring the faltering faith of millions. In this insightful program, Dr. Peale offers the essence of his profound method for mastering the problems of everyday living.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the Power of Positive Thinking

  • By Tinkerbell71 on 09-02-11

Good messages on positive thinking to change your

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-17

life. A little too much reference to God and the bible for my taste. I still would read it again though, or refer it to anyone.

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  • Shinto: The Way Home

  • Dimensions of Asian Spirituality
  • By: Thomas P. Kasulis
  • Narrated by: Dean Sluyter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

Nine out of ten Japanese claim some affiliation with Shinto, but in the West the religion remains the least studied of the major Asian spiritual traditions. It is so interlaced with Japanese cultural values and practices that scholarly studies usually focus on only one of its dimensions: Shinto as a "nature religion", an "imperial state religion", a "primal religion", or a "folk amalgam of practices and beliefs". Thomas Kasulis' fresh approach to Shinto explains with clarity and economy how these different aspects interrelate.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Limited information on actual Shinto practice.

  • By John O'Neill on 05-03-17

A bit of a yawner.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-17

I was looking for a book on Shinto because I wanted to learn more about it after a trip to Japan. I did learn some interesting things in the first 2 chapters, but the rest of the book was not very interesting.

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  • Theft by Finding

  • Diaries (1977-2002)
  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,549

For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in print. Now, in Theft by Finding, Sedaris brings us his favorite entries. From deeply poignant to laugh-out-loud funny, these selections reveal with new intimacy a man longtime fans only think they know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A softer, sweeter Sedaris

  • By Pamela J on 05-31-17

Good stories about human nature.

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

I got this book thinking it was a comedy, but I found it a bit depressing. Nevertheless, I enjoyed David Sedaris's stories and his reading was pleasant to listen to.

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

  • By: Jack Weatherford
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,669

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, insightful, intriguing.

  • By Peter on 03-05-10

Very interesting.

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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: 08-12-17

This was very interesting and I was surprised that he was not the barbarian we have heard of.

Great story and readers.

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,462
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,950

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It might be better to actually read this.

  • By Ariel on 07-25-11

Good story for children.

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

Reviewed: 07-30-17

After watching the movie, we wanted to know more about this story, so we got the book. We think the movie was better, the book dragged a bit for adults.

  • The Covenant

  • A Novel
  • By: James A. Michener
  • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
  • Length: 58 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

James A. Michener's masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents, who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness. From the Java-born Van Doorn family tree springs two great branches: one nurtures lush vineyards, the other settles the interior to become the first Trekboers and Afrikaners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Defense of the narrator

  • By william smith on 06-07-17

Reader is fine.

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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: 07-18-17

I've listened to almost all of Michener's books read by Larry Mckeever and I think he does fine, except for an occasional misprounciation. Michener never fails to weave an interesting tale. Wish he left out some of the graphic violence.

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  • The Book of Joy

  • Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
  • By: Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
  • Narrated by: Douglas Carlton Abrams, full cast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,085
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,032

The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Perspective and Life Changing Book

  • By Dr. Pepper on 10-27-16

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: 04-11-17

Everyone in the world should read this. If everyone did, we could change most of the problems on the earth.

  • Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

  • How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
  • By: Dr. Joe Dispenza
  • Narrated by: Adam Boyce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,805

You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Accompanying PDF linked in the book description

  • By Adam Countryman on 03-26-17

How to reinvent yourself for a better you!

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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: 03-24-17

Great information on overcoming your problems like addictions , poor health and pain problems. institutional!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful