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  • Smile at Fear

  • Awakening the True Heart of Bravery
  • By: Chögyam Trungpa, Carolyn Rose Gimian (editor), Pema Chödrön (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Karen White, Steven Crossley
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988

Chögyam Trungpa offers us a vision of moving beyond fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and delight in life that lies at the core of our being. Drawing on the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, he explains how we can each become a spiritual warrior: a person who faces each moment of life with openness and fearlessness. "The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are," writes Chögyam Trungpa. In this audiobook, he offers the insights and strategies to claim victory over fear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential & Powerful

  • By Sara on 12-18-14

The Legend of The Shambhala Warriors

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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: 06-03-18

I've connected with the teachings in this book in so many levels. I believe it's the type of book you either learn a lot from it or you simply discard it as complete fantasy.

I would recommend to start a disciplined meditation practice before reading it. I recommend meditation because there are concepts in the book that are really hard to be translated into words even with all the wisdom of the author. There are concepts that must be experienced by oneself rather than taught in the ordinary sense.

  • Manipulation

  • Emotional Manipulation Techniques to Influence People
  • By: Lewis Fischer
  • Narrated by: Peter Lerman
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

I'm here to tell you that manipulation is an important social tool that can bring you immense benefits. That is exactly what I want to talk to you about in this book. Manipulation can be incredibly helpful, and I can show you how to use it and why, as well as open your eyes to the malicious manipulation of others and teach you how to deal with it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Good

  • By Anonymous User on 04-08-18

No bang for my buck

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

Superficial content on manipulation. The book is about narcisists and how to protect yourself against them. Nothing more

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Flash Boys

  • A Wall Street Revolt
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,511

Michael Lewis returns to the financial world to give listeners a ringside seat as the biggest news story in years prepares to hit Wall Street....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely A Worthwhile Learning Experience

  • By T DeMon Spencer on 07-14-15

Surprisingly good

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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: 09-10-16

The first time I saw the cover of this book I thought to myself: another book about how to get rich quick and easy in the stock market.
Nothing could be further from the truth as the book is about people who went out of their ways to change a corrupt system which the American stock market has become. Only time will tell if they will really succeed.
It should interrest anyone who has money invested in the stock markets directly or indirectly via pension funds, basically everybody.

  • The Life of Greece

  • The Story of Civilization, Volume 2
  • By: Will Durant
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 32 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506

Here Durant tells the whole story of Greece from the days of Crete's vast Aegean empire to the final extirpation of the last remnants of Greek liberty, crushed under the heel of an implacably forward-marching Rome. The dry minutiae of battles and sieges, of tortuous statecraft of tyrant and king, get minor emphasis in what is preeminently a vivid recreation of Greek culture, brought to the listener through the medium of supple, vigorous prose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series Don’t be Intimidated by 500 hours

  • By Michael on 01-25-14

This book will blow your mind

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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: 04-21-16

The book has an actually very boring beggining, the first few chapter are dedicated to the geography and description of a great many number of cities of ancient greece.
After that the fun begins. The book is so rich in detail that I could not phatom the effert the author has put in to write it. It covers much much more than the general description of the book says.
This is certainly my first choice in reference of ancient greece

  • Plato, Socrates, and the Dialogues

  • By: Michael Sugrue, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael Sugrue
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

These 16 lectures bring the Socratic quest for truth alive and explore ideas that are as vital today as they were 25 centuries ago. Ideas about truth, justice, love, beauty, courage, and wisdom that can change lives and reveal the world in new ways. Here, you'll delve into the inner structure, action, and meaning of 17 of Plato's greatest dialogues, making these lectures an indispensable companion for anyone interested in philosophy in general or Platonic thought in particular.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily the best audiobook in my collection

  • By ADRIAN on 02-03-14

Great introduction to the dialogues

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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: 02-29-16

Very good explanation on the various platonic dialogues. I recommend to everyone interrested in knowing more about Plato but before reading the dialogues per se.
The conclusion lecture is my favorite of this series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shady Palms

  • By: Allen Dusk
  • Narrated by: Rose Caraway
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 421

A sleazy motel, burrowed on the edge of town, is haunted by rumors of dead hookers found between mattresses and peep holes drilled through walls. When Special Agent Daniels targets the motel during an investigation, the nefarious owner, Sanjay, must scramble to conceal evidence of his own dark deeds. Just when he believes things can't get any worse, motel guests begin to vanish without a trace.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay.

  • By PJPackwood on 05-12-14

Just one big mess

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-15

I thought it would be impossible to mix
* Terrorists trying to blow up the united states with a nuclear weapon
* An FBI investigation
* A convicted mother trying to get back the custody of her son
* An Indian pervert who owns a motel
* And on top of it all - mutated BEDBUGS. -Yeah you get mutated BEDBUGS, and really smart ones by the way..

But apparently when you mix it all you get shady palms. Just don't expect anything more than a hell of a mess of a storyline.

  • Redefining Reality

  • The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science
  • By: Steven Gimbel, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Steven Gimbel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,378

No subject is bigger than reality itself, and nothing is more challenging to understand, since what counts as reality is undergoing continual revision and has been for centuries. The quest to pin down what's real and what's illusory is both philosophical and scientific, a metaphysical search for ultimate reality that goes back to the ancient Greeks. For the last 400 years, this search has been increasingly guided by scientists, who create theories and test them in order to define and redefine reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • mind = blown

  • By Bailey on 09-13-15

Great review of how modern science view the world

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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: 07-13-15

This book is a very thorough review of the newest research in the main fields of science: Physics, Chemistry Biology, Psychology and Sociology. And along with the review the author explains the main implications the research leads to. The author is able to explain difficult topics in very clear language, and has clearly has a great knowledge in history of science. Highly recommended for those who like science.

16 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • The Name of the Wind

  • Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 27 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,767

This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Joanna on 05-10-11

And he still has not learned the name of the wind.

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-15

The book is terribly long and detailed, especially with things that do not concern the main plot. There are many inconsistencies within the plot itself, that could be prevented with a simple prood reading. On the top of that the main character is unusually similar to another main character, made very popular in recent years. It could easily last less than 6 hours with no important losses to the storyline.

Below are some examples of inconsistencies that I mentioned before
* They have germ theory but no one ever heard about a microscope
* Some heroic acts of the main character became urban myths although those same acts were never witnessed by anyone.
* The book is basically a recollection, but the speaker can remember not only the exact words people said over a span of five or more years, but what they were wearing and the weather and everything else.

About the eerie similarities with another fictional character, I'm not going to say which character is but both of them had:
* Their parents killed by their arch-enemies
* Both were marked by that experience and the main plot revolves around it.
* Both went to a school of magic
* Both were prodigies with their skills
* Both had a minor enemy which was a petulant rich kid.
Any ideas of who this character might be?

  • The 10X Rule

  • The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,086

Extreme success, by definition, lies beyond the realm of normal action. If you want to achieve extreme success, you can’t operate like everybody else and settle for mediocrity. You need to remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success. The 10X Rule shows you how!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected, and very happy it's not.

  • By ToddS on 09-19-13

Push, and if you are not there yet push harder

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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: 07-05-15

What did you love best about The TenX Rule?

This book is about start doing something about your golas in your life, but it's unlinke any other I've seen. The author supports the idea of reaching your goals by sheer effeort and never ever giving up until you reached. But it's much more than that as it shows a completely new perspective on the way we approach life. Highly reccomended

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Spartan Up!

  • A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life
  • By: Jeff O'Connell, Joe De Sena
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971

Twenty-six point two miles isn’t enough anymore. Obstacle course racing, which combines the endurance challenges of a marathon with the mind-bending rigors of overcoming obstacles along the way, is taking the world by storm. At the center of this phenomenon is Joe De Sena, the driving force behind the enormously popular Spartan Race. De Sena offers a simple philosophy: commit to a goal, put in the work, and get it done.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different type of mindset

  • By Barbara on 02-02-15

Propaganda, pure and simple

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

What if someone came out with the idea of making people pay to receive advertisement of a product? I would call this person insane and the people who bought it suckers, and this is what I felt listening to this book.

What was most disappointing about Joe De Sena and Jeff O'Connell ’s story?

The book premisse is that you will be able to conquer your life challenges if you can endure, well.... you guessed it...... THE SPARTAN RACE. It seems odd to have so many positive reviews on this book. What is the meaning in trying to teach force of will by talking about how hard is to complete a race that only a small minority of the listeners are ever going to try? And even fewer will be able to complete?Apparently if you enter in an spartan race you will gain Obstacle immunity. People who go through an spartan race don't get bothered by traffic jams and waiting in lines because they have gone through much greater challenges so this mundane things are below them - I mean, could you try some yoga instead?

Any additional comments?

I never heard of the spartan race before, so I guess an audiobook is a good way to make people pay to know you.Spend your money on something else.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful