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Mark L. Sabey

Denver, Colorado
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  • The Second Mountain

  • How People Move from the Prison of Self to the Joy of Commitment
  • By: David Brooks
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

Author David Brooks explores the four commitments that define a life of meaning and purpose: to a spouse and family, to a vocation, to a philosophy or faith, and to a community. Our personal fulfillment depends on how well we choose and execute these commitments. Brooks looks at a range of people who have lived joyous, committed lives, and who have embraced the necessity and beauty of dependence. He gathers their wisdom on how to choose a partner, how to pick a vocation, how to live out a philosophy, and how we can begin to integrate our commitments into one overriding purpose.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pursue meaning, reject hyper-individualism

  • By Adam Shields on 05-07-19

Thought provoking and important.

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Reviewed: 06-06-19

David Brooks identifies the dangers of hyper individualism and the power of relationships clearly and memorably. Second Mountain is an important book for today polarized nation.

  • The Elephant Whisperer

  • My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
  • By: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,488
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,046
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,057

>When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story, beautifully written

  • By Tango on 01-12-13

Must Listen to!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-17

An amazing story that I liked so much I read it twice. You won't regret it.

  • Freeing Your Child From Anxiety

  • Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries, and Phobias
  • By: Tamar E. Chansky
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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    4 out of 5 stars 44

Anxiety is the number one mental health problem facing young people today. Childhood should be a happy and carefree time, yet more and more children today are exhibiting symptoms of anxiety, from bedwetting and clinginess to frequent stomach aches, nightmares, and even refusing to go to school. Parents everywhere want to know: All children have fears, but how much is normal?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful and hopeful.

  • By Mark L. Sabey on 04-17-15

Helpful and hopeful.

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Reviewed: 04-17-15

Great resource for any patent with a child struggling with anxiety. Written with compassion and expertise.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful