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  • Into the Wild

  • By: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,783

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Book that Never Left Me

  • By Craig Mitchell on 08-07-07

Wilderness be my whitness

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-13

Certainly an interesting book. Not so much - as the title refers- to the wild life lovers, but more to the people that live for an idea and fulfill their dreams. Wherever it may take them. To step into uncertainty with so much trust to make it turn the other cheek.
The writer tells the story and riches the experience with his own parallel experiences. This gives a good angle to the story. No matter how alone you feel and how alone you want to be, you never are alone...in the wild.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

  • By: Shunryu Suzuki
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592

Shunryu Suzuki was a direct spiritual descendant of the renowned 13th-century Zen master Dogen, and his hugely influential Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind ranks with the great classics of Zen literature. Suzuki's clear, coherent translation of ancient beliefs and principles miraculously leaves all the subtleties of Zen intact, while adapting the language to modern sensibilities.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A pleasure

  • By Mehitobel on 03-02-08

i like it..

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-12

i like this "listen"
i like the words, the wisdom, the stories..
they're simple, powerful and full of emptiness..

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: Edward Petherbridge
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

"If it were I who were to be always young and the picture to grow old, I would give my soul for it." So says Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde's brilliant creation who sells his soul for youth and beauty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Beautiful Reading of a Beautiful Book

  • By As my Wimsey takes me on 08-18-09

Leave no path untaken...but face the consequences

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

Reviewed: 03-13-12

Frank Zappa says:
“If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your s--t, then you deserve it.”
But the opposite of this is also true. Doian Gray lives an exciting an pleasurable life, but understands much too late that there is a difference between pleasure and happiness.
I was surprised to notice the precision of this old sketch by Monty Pyton on how Oscar Wilde writes)


There are also couple of movief with the same name that portraits the book quite OK.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Poets: William Blake

  • By: William Blake
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister, Michael Maloney, Stephen Critchlow
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Naxos AudioBooks begins its new series of Great Poets with William Blake. This program contains all of his most popular works - including "Tyger", "The Auguries of Innocence", and "Jerusalem" - as well as some lesser-known poetry that demonstrates the range and power of his verse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Overwhelming, mystical and... menacing

  • By ESK on 07-30-12

Master of poetic madness and beauty

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-12

William Blake is undoubtedly one of the greatest poets ever lived and still lives through his poetry. He is the Nostradamus of written and visual literature. I used to read his poetry aloud for myself to feel the power of his words better. This audiobook allowed me to hear his powerful words in their meaningful order to be read to me by several passionate readers. I recommend you to buy this audiobook, turn off all the lights (maybe only a candle if you like). Then allow yourself to sit an hour listen to the smoothly dancing words in and around and feel the sweet rush.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful