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  • The Meditations: An Emperor's Guide to Mastery

  • By: Marcus Aurelius, Ancient Renewal, Sam Torode - translator
  • Narrated by: Sam Torode
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 83

How to think clearly, act purposefully, overcome any obstacle, and find peace and happiness along the way. The Meditations is a collection of Marcus' personal journal entries. They were not intended for publication but to remind Marcus himself of his principles and priorities. As a result, they are intimate, direct, and extremely useful. This new edition is rendered in contemporary English, with a foreword by Sam Torode.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite audio version

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-25-18

Decent Philosophy, Narration a bit weak.

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

The book itself is shorter than I thought but good. Narration though lack verve, feeling like it was being read as opposed to something more preferable like an older man musing about life in general. Mind you, I just finished listening to The Republic and the Narrator who played Socrates did a wonderful job. If he was reading this it would heighten the material.

  • My Life on the Swingset

  • Adventures in Swinging & Polyamory
  • By: Cooper S. Beckett
  • Narrated by: Cooper S. Beckett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

For five years, Cooper S. Beckett has written for Life on the Swingset. The website was born out of the feeling that he'd learned enough in his whole year of swinging to tell other people how to live their nonmonogamous lives. His hubris can be seen from space. Here, he has collected personal essays, stories, erotica, and prescriptive how-tos into this memoir of his life, My Life on the Swingset. He may be biased when it comes to swinging, polyamory, and other forms of ethical nonmonogamy (in fact, he most certainly is), but he doesn't sugarcoat it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book was exactly what I wanted

  • By J. Cooper on 08-03-15

Enjoyable! I would recommend it to friends

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-18

I would recommend this to friends with these particular curiosities or leanings. It might be a bit raw for others. I did like that he took you along his path of learning and awareness.

  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman

  • By: Jill Lepore
  • Narrated by: Jill Lepore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history. Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman's creator.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narration ruined it for me

  • By Julia on 11-09-14

it's an interesting enough story...

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

I learned a few things about the women's liberation movement and to see we how things have changed in today's world it's almost surreal. The narration was not good, as so many have said before. I'm glad I listened, but also glad to be done.

  • The Game Changer

  • A Memoir of Disruptive Love
  • By: Franklin Veaux
  • Narrated by: Joe Fulgham, Sasja Towe
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

To make an open marriage work, Franklin and Celeste knew they needed to make sure no one else ever came between them. That meant there had to be rules. No overnights, no falling in love, and either one of them could ask the other to end an outside relationship if it became too much to deal with. It worked for nearly two decades, and their relentless focus on their own relationship let them turn a blind eye to the emotional wreckage they were leaving behind them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe better than More Than Two?

  • By Kevin Patterson on 12-30-15

A short, but excellent book.

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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: 10-20-17

Almost mandatory reading after you have finished "More Than Two". This book gives further context to the lessons in his previous work. He gives his reader a look into the errors he made himself and inflicted on others. I will work to try to avoid these concessions in my life. Thank you Franklin.