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  • King Lear

  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Alec McCowen, Kenneth Branagh
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

The tragedy of King Lear receives an outstanding performance in an all-star cast led by Britain’s senior classical actor, Paul Scofield. He is joined by Alec McCowen as Gloucester, Kenneth Branagh as The Fool, Harriet Walter as Gonerill, Sara Kestelman as Regan and Emilia Fox as Cordelia. This is the ninth recording of Shakespeare plays undertaken by Naxos AudioBooks in conjunction with Cambridge University Press, and is directed by John Tydeman. It was released to mark the 80th birthday of Paul Scofield in January 2002.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • No life in this Lear.

  • By zachary on 03-01-14

Sublime!

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

Reviewed: 06-28-19

Scofield is an eminent King Lear. King Lear is a great play - still relevant in the world of today. There is deep meaning in the interplay between madness and sanity. We live in a strange world where sanity is under pressure by unrealistic expectations - and Lear shows us how destructive this power is.
Please enjoy and learn.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71,719
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67,181

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Fun, and enjoying - its okay.

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

I enjoyed the whole bobiverse series; pretty much went through it back to back. The story is enjoying and the concepts seem well thought out. It is great entertainment, but not a series i would be coming back to.

  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,356

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful production!

  • By Joshua on 03-22-09

Perhaps the best sci-fi book?

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

It's a great performance and i enjoyed the voices characters. The story is a massive powerplay between rival factions, and the schemes in schemes. A sort of soft machivelian scifi drama. And the best is that this is only the first in the series... Enjoy😊

  • Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

  • Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
  • By: Shunryu Suzuki
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few. So begins this most beloved of all American Zen works. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as this famous opening line of Shunryu Suzuki's classic. In a single stroke, the simple sentence cuts through the pervasive tendency students have of getting so close to Zen as to completely miss what it's all about. An instant teaching in the first minutes. And that's just the beginning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book on zen -- with another best!

  • By Brian Robertson on 04-17-16

Good introduction to the art of zen

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

The content is very relevant if your looking for an intro zen Buddhism. I have enjoyed it immensely. The audio track is well read - but the audio quality is lacking.
It would be great if the chapters also had a title as well as the track number.

  • Out of My Mind

  • By: Alan Arkin
  • Narrated by: Alan Arkin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,656
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,971
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,939

In this Audible Original “mini-memoir”, the Academy Award-winning star of Little Miss Sunshine and Argo looks back on his life as a series of philosophical turning points, learning experiences, and a-ha moments. Drawn from a collection of seemingly inexplicable stories and encounters from Arkin's 84 years on this planet, Out of My Mind is a candid, relatable and delightfully irreverent take on how one man went searching for meaning and ended up discovering himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing journey into Alan's self!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-18

Interesting memoir - a reflective journey...

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

Was a bit difficult in the beginnings. Alans voice is not overly gripping, but the story is. I enjoyed the audio book as a short guide how to get in touch with yourself, and especially in life's ups n' downs and right n' lefts.

  • Silence

  • The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise
  • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

The Zen master and one of the world's most beloved teachers returns with a concise, practical guide to understanding and developing our most powerful inner resource - silence - to help us find happiness, purpose, and peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Eileen So on 03-20-15

Good supplement to mindfulness.

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

The book is very helpful and authentic. As well - there are many practical examples that have helped me. The book can not stand alone, but can be used as an introduction to mindfulness.

  • Solaris

  • The Definitive Edition
  • By: Stanislaw Lem, Bill Johnston - translator
  • Narrated by: Alessandro Juliani
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,283
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,302

At last, one of the world’s greatest works of science fiction is available - just as author Stanislaw Lem intended it. To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Solaris, Audible, in cooperation with the Lem Estate, has commissioned a brand-new translation - complete for the first time, and the first ever directly from the original Polish to English. Beautifully narrated by Alessandro Juliani ( Battlestar Galactica), Lem’s provocative novel comes alive for a new generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A comment on negative reviews

  • By Burns on 09-20-11

The best Sci fi ever?

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

It a great book that explores the relationship between humans and Solaris. Many of the ethical questions are explored with first contact. The book is very psychological in its approach. I have heard Solaris 5 times and still i am not done yet😁

  • Minimalism

  • The Less Is More Lifestyle
  • By: Rita Chester
  • Narrated by: Tommy Jay
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Happiness and freedom through having less and embracing it. I am a minimalist in a lot of ways, and I think everyone should have at least the basic knowledge of what it contains. It's liberating, destressing, and more efficient to adopt attitudes and habits of minimalism.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Its OK

  • By Anonymous User on 12-20-18

Its OK

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

The book seems to lack a more "hands on approach" to minimalism. Still it is a good beginners guide.

  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,682
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,617

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

Gripping story.

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

Its a gripping story, and i love Carey Mulligan preformance. Her voice seem very well suited to the story.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,668

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By TheBookie on 06-04-18

Its a must read ..

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

The book i a useful guide - to navigate in the changing world. Very helpful.

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