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  • Healing the Soul of America - 20th Anniversary Edition

  • By: Marianne Williamson
  • Narrated by: Marianne Williamson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
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    5 out of 5 stars 17
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    5 out of 5 stars 17

Now updated with a new introduction by number-one New York Times best-selling author Marianne Williamson, the 20th anniversary edition of Healing the Soul of America shares her timeless, visionary message of political healing. This is a time, according to Williamson, for Americans to return once again to our first principles, both politically and spiritually. Here, Williamson draws plans to transform the American political consciousness and encourage powerful citizen involvement to heal our society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent look into healing our political syste

  • By T. Brenizer on 08-06-18

How to heal the World

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Reviewed: 08-17-18

These steps makes it natural to be spiritual activist. Let this be taught everywhere. Marianne’s best.

  • Wisdom Rising

  • Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
  • By: Lama Tsultrim Allione
  • Narrated by: Tara Bast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 5
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Lama Tsultrim Allione teaches you how to embody the enlightened, fierce power of the sacred feminine - the tantric dakinis.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new genre is born for anyone

  • By Mia on 07-14-18

A new genre is born for anyone

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Reviewed: 07-14-18

When I heard about this I started waiting for the audio and it is more important than I could have imagined. Far from regular self-development it blends memoir,travel-guide, Holy spiritual text and direct experience of the fruits of applying the steps. It is not a book aimed at Buddhists, it contains a feminist-dive which manages to meet the reader.

For the first time in this life I have found a Lama-la(a dear teacher.) whom openly shares her opinions on politics and by so doing she shows how we can handle #metoo on a personal and collective scale. It’s also one of those rare books that changes each time you listen/read it is perfect it is a must. Please take the journey offered. Thank you Lama-La.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Be Famous

  • A Novel
  • By: Caitlin Moran
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

A hilarious, heartfelt sequel to How to Build a Girl, the breakout novel from feminist sensation Caitlin Moran who the New York Times called, "rowdy and fearless... sloppy, big-hearted and alive in all the right ways." You can’t have your best friend be famous if you’re not famous. It doesn’t work. You’re emotional pen-friends. You can send each other letters - but you’re not doing anything together. You live in different countries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • She’s done it again.

  • By laura wyant on 07-09-18

Amazingly awesome

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Reviewed: 07-06-18

Oh. Holy Gosh! I must admit I returned the first book in this series and I am beyond thrilled I was guided to this. It should be required reading. If you feel the #metoo needed a manifesto and teaching manual which will make you laugh and cry( more than ones at the same time!) Get ready. This is the perfect way to dive into 90’s, or visit this era of my childhood/youth.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lady Be Good

  • By: Amber Brock
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Kitty Tessler is the winsome and clever only child of self-made hotel and nightclub tycoon Nicolas Tessler. Kitty may not have the same pedigree as the tennis club set she admires, but she still sees herself as every inch the socialite - spending her days perfecting her "look" and her nights charming all the blue-blooded boys. It seems like the fun will never end until Kitty's father issues a terrible ultimatum: she may no longer date the idle rich. Instead, Kitty must marry Andre, her father's second-in-command, and take her place as the First Lady of his hotel empire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mad men meets “I take you “

  • By Mia on 07-02-18

Mad men meets “I take you “

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Reviewed: 07-02-18

This is ice cream for ears. It is light, yet textured. Romantic and clean dealing with class and race in a dignified glamorous way. A page turner unlike other similar romance books released in the summer.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Walk Away

  • A Novel
  • By: Katherine Center
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 711
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 707

Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiancé she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a brief, tumultuous moment. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Uplifting Story

  • By Tropicalart77 on 05-17-18

The truth with tears and laughter

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Reviewed: 06-23-18

As a coach with a disability:Please read this A must listen. Authentic,sad funny

  • The Mars Room

  • A Novel
  • By: Rachel Kushner
  • Narrated by: Rachel Kushner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 401
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    4 out of 5 stars 369
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    4 out of 5 stars 369

Featuring original music by Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon! It's 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women's Correctional Facility, deep in California's Central Valley. Outside is the world from which she has been severed: the San Francisco of her youth and her young son, Jackson. Inside is a new reality: thousands of women hustling for the essentials needed to survive; the bluffing and pageantry and acts of violence by guards and prisoners alike; and the absurdities of institutional living, which Kushner evokes with great humor and precision.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing novel !

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-08-18

Enters your brain - one time listen

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Reviewed: 05-04-18

This gripped me from the beginning. I could not stop listening. Unlike “You” and “Hidden bodies”, I felt no sympathy for the characters . I wanted too, but this is hardcore and I hope it will end up as a show because the “cool” chicks in “Orange is the new black” world not make it here a day.

Get ready to listen in one-sitting.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Long Quiet Highway

  • By: Natalie Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Natalie Goldberg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Observant and relentlessly honest, Long Quiet Highway starts out as a reflection on the people, places, and experiences that helped best selling author Natalie Goldberg discover the transformational power of writing. Soon it crystallizes into a winding koan that cuts through sentiment to get at the truth of the spiritual life and the discipline needed to achieve it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Woman's Heart

  • By Sg on 01-16-04

Long heavy insight

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Reviewed: 05-01-18

I had given this one the cold shoulder I gave up. Her next memoir “The great failure”looks back on this book and shares her experiences with Roshi in a less glamorous way. It made the second attempt on “Long quiet highway” into a beautifully imperfection of a unique and sacred experience.

  • My Oxford Year

  • A Novel
  • By: Julia Whelan
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946

American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was 13: study at Oxford. At 24, she’s finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship when she’s offered an unbelievable position in a rising political star’s presidential campaign. With the promise that she’ll work remotely and return to DC at the end of her Oxford year, she’s free to enjoy her Once in a Lifetime Experience. That is until a smart-mouthed local who is too quick with his tongue and his car ruins her shirt and her first day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Karen on 05-03-18

Not what I thought built upon plot

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Reviewed: 04-27-18

I am such a great fan of the narrator and when I read the summary I was awaiting release date as kids for candy.

It started amazingly exciting. I mean working for a female presidential candidate. Yes please!

This one soon became more about being an adult teen who like and loathe her teacher. I gave in and returned it.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,035

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Long, Hard Slog Through Endless Despair and Heartache

  • By Morro Schreiber on 04-11-18

A piece of art

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Reviewed: 04-26-18

Great new books often have an awesome plot. This has the written quality of a classic in addition to a plot which made me say: “I have been to Alaska!” It creeps in and becomes “the great alone” in audiobook format.

  • The Great Failure

  • A Bartender, a Monk, and My Unlikely Path to Truth
  • By: Natalie Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Natalie Goldberg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    5 out of 5 stars 7
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    5 out of 5 stars 6

"The Great Failure is a boundless embrace, leaving nothing out. I wanted to learn the truth, to become whole. If I could touch the dark nature in someone else, I could know it in myself." So begins Natalie Goldberg in this candid exploration of her life. Here, Goldberg makes sense of primary relationships between father and daughter, teacher and student, and exemplifies the accomplishment available when creating daily writing practices.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you have been let down by anyone. Listen

  • By Mia on 04-19-18

If you have been let down by anyone. Listen

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Reviewed: 04-19-18

There are many books on Zen,meditation and Buddhism at large. They often fail because a book cannot truly show anyone the Dharma. In my opinion and to my surprise this book which is considered to be a memoir shows you The Dharma through the actions and experiences of Goldberg. It was a very healing experience where I found great comfort in her willingness to share her suffering and her joy of learning from a teacher with imperfections and breakthroughs. A must for anyone in a spiritual student state.