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  • The Closing of the American Mind

  • By: Allan Bloom
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 352
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    4 out of 5 stars 245
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    4 out of 5 stars 238

In one of the most important books of our time, Allan Bloom, a professor of social thought at the University of Chicago and a noted translator of Plato and Rousseau, argues that the social and political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • VERY IMPORTANT WORK!

  • By Douglas on 06-29-10

BACKGROUND NOISE - YOU ARE NOT GOING CRAZY

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Reviewed: 01-22-19

I am reviewing this completely from an audible perspective. How on Earth this became the final product for such a great book is astounding. There are background noises. I kept thinking that my blue tooth headphones were picking up conversations from the house next door or something. It's only distracting a little and I would hate for someone not to listen to this great book because of it, but I wanted to share because it's very unsettling and my unwavering belief that audible would never endorse such a copy kept me wondering where the sound was coming from and so I kept getting distracted from the material.

  • A Fearless Heart

  • How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives
  • By: Thupten Jinpa Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Sanjiv Jhaveri
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

The Buddhist practice of mindfulness caught on in the west when we began to understand the everyday, personal benefits it brought us. Now, in this extraordinary audiobook, the highly acclaimed thought leader and longtime English translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama shows us that compassion can bring us even more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Ideas Hindered by Forgivable Arrogance

  • By John J. Meyer on 04-04-17

Unexpectedly good

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Reviewed: 08-23-17

I have been listening to many books on this topic and they are starting to feel repetitive. That's a good thing I suppose. However, though this book has the same basic ideas as many others, there are very thoughtful steps and methods in this book that helped me. It's worth a listen for sure.

  • Radical Acceptance

  • Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha
  • By: Tara Brach
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,544
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,154

"Believing that something is wrong with us is a deep and tenacious suffering," says Tara Brach at the start of this illuminating book. This suffering emerges in crippling self-judgments and conflicts in our relationships, in addictions and perfectionism, in loneliness and overwork - all the forces that keep our lives constricted and unfulfilled. Radical Acceptance offers a path to freedom, including the day-to-day practical guidance developed over Dr. Brach's 20 years of work with therapy clients and Buddhist students.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sublime Guidance

  • By Rich on 11-21-15

I saw myself in each story she told.

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Reviewed: 07-12-17

Tara Brach offers a real life understanding of what it's like to be on a spiritual path. It's different from many other books which seem to offer little guidance or understanding about what it means to both, be in touch with our Buddha nature, yet also fail miserably at times to access it. I always felt before as though I were "doing it wrong". Now I see it's part of the journey.

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  • Playing Big

  • Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message
  • By: Tara Mohr
  • Narrated by: Tara Mohr
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 377

A groundbreaking women's leadership expert and popular conference speaker gives women the practical skills to voice and implement the changes they want to see - in themselves and in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life-altering in all the good ways

  • By Natasha on 06-16-15

Resonant

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Reviewed: 06-20-17

Great and necessary listen for all women. I feel like I've really got some great tools to help move past what has been holding me back from pursuing things in my life that I've allowed little space to even dream about.

  • Rising Strong

  • How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,425
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,917
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    5 out of 5 stars 10,825

Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability - the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome - is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn to live your life with compassion, integrity and authenticity.

  • By Nishna-botna on 08-27-15

Transformative

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Reviewed: 08-30-15

I feel so lucky to live in an age when this kind of information is available. A must read for anyone who rumbles with their story.

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