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  • Aleister Crowley

  • Man, Myth & Magick
  • By: Steven Ashe
  • Narrated by: Cliff Truesdell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Ask almost anyone their view on Aleister Crowley and opinions will polarize: he was a genius; a psychopath; a drug-riddled sex maniac; a champion of sexual freedom against the restrictions of Victorian prudery and hypocrisy; he was a secret agent; a lost-soul poet; a playboy with little better to do than dabble in magic; a lifestyle imitator of Oscar Wilde and Richard Burton; a drug addict; a narcissistic sadist; a visionary artist.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Straight to the Point Biography of Crowley

  • By Dobbs on 08-18-15

Wyrd.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-23-18

This book was okay. historical biography probably based on public knowledge. Dude was weird. but we knew that already.

  • I Can See in the Dark

  • By: Karin Fossum
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Riktor doesn’t like the way the policeman comes straight into the house without knocking. He doesn’t like the arrogant way he observes his home. The policeman doesn’t tell him why he’s there, and Riktor doesn’t ask. Because he knows he’s guilty of a terrible crime. But it turns out that the policeman isn’t looking for a missing person. He is accusing Riktor of something totally unexpected. Riktor doesn’t have a clear conscience, but this is a crime he certainly didn’t commit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kain Fossum in form as usual

  • By TZaal on 10-01-18

Kain Fossum in form as usual

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Excellent story from start to finish. Highly recommended reading for those familiar & new to Fossum's work.

  • The Thirst

  • A Harry Hole Novel
  • By: Jo Nesbo, Neil Smith - translator
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

In Police - the last novel featuring Jo Nesbø's hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective - a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for the safety of the people closest to him. Now, in The Thirst, the story continues as Harry is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters - a murderer whose MO reignites Harry's hunt for a nemesis of his past.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Normally, I love Jo Nesbo.

  • By B.J. on 10-22-17

Jo Nosbo rocks!

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

always enjoy some Harry Hole! Story line was great. Ending was a bit drawn out, but neverthelesd, entertaining.Especially enjoy the St.Pauli & punk rock references.

  • Cockroaches

  • The Second Inspector Harry Hole Novel
  • By: Jo Nesbø
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 984

When the Norwegian ambassador to Thailand is found dead in a Bangkok brothel, Inspector Harry Hole is dispatched from Oslo to help hush up the case. But once he arrives Harry discovers that this case is about much more than one random murder. There is something else, something more pervasive, scrabbling around behind the scenes. Or, put another way, for every cockroach you see in your hotel room, there are hundreds behind the walls.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Rest of the Harry Hole Series is Excellent!

  • By L. O. Pardue on 02-27-14

Harry hole!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-18

just once, I'd like the bad guy to get away! but the good guy always wins.I thought good /nice guys finish last?

  • The Communist Manifesto

  • By: Karl Marx
  • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 431

‘It was a sweet finish after the bitter pills of floggings and bullets with which these same governments, just at that time, dosed the German working-class risings’. The Communist Manifesto is, perhaps surprisingly, a most engaging and accessible work, containing even the odd shaft of humour in this translation by Samuel Moore for the 1888 English edition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My advice, set speed to 1.5

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-05-17

informative

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

a decent historical piece of literature. Important in today's political climate.
recommended political reading material.

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  • After Buddhism

  • Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
  • By: Stephen Batchelor
  • Narrated by: Stephen Batchelor
  • Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

Some 25 centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts? Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha's teachings. The time has come, he feels, to articulate a coherent, ethical, contemplative, and philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening

  • By Christopher F. Wilson on 12-20-15

Recommended

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

A good read for those interested in non theistic & or Eastern buddhist philosophy, from a western perspective.

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  • Refuge Recovery

  • A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction
  • By: Noah Levine
  • Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Viewing addiction as cravings in the mind and body, Noah Levine shows how a path of meditative awareness can alleviate those desires and ease suffering. Refuge Recovery includes daily meditation practices, written investigations that explore the causes and conditions of our addictions, and advice and inspiration for finding or creating a community to help you heal and awaken. Practical yet compassionate, Levine's successful Refuge Recovery system is designed for anyone interested in a non-theistic approach to recovery.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Avoid the audio version at all costs

  • By savapdx on 08-28-18

Essential reading

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

This book is essential reading for those in recovery who struggle with theistic/ Abrahamic/ organised religious doctrine.
Based on Buddhist principles, this title offers an alternative or adjunct path to recovery.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • inspirational

  • By TZaal on 01-23-18

inspirational

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Have always enjoyed the author's work. Listened to related lectures, but this title goes deeper.

  • Breathing Under Water

  • Spirituality and the Twelve Steps
  • By: Richard Rohr
  • Narrated by: John Quigley O.F.M.
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 448

We are all addicted in some way. When we learn to identify our addiction, embrace our brokenness, and surrender to God, we begin to bring healing to ourselves and our world. In Breathing Under Water, Franciscan Father Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from any addiction from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great content!

  • By Lynn on 06-20-15

Exceptional reading.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Familiar with author's lectures & other work. Great for those in recovery, & seeking spiritual growth & insight.

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  • White American Youth

  • My Descent into America's Most Violent Hate Movement - and How I Got Out
  • By: Christian Picciolini
  • Narrated by: Joan Jett, Christian Picciolini
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

As he stumbled through high school, struggling to find a community among other fans of punk rock music, Christian Picciolini was recruited by a now notorious white power skinhead leader and encouraged to fight with the movement to "protect the white race from extinction." Soon, he had become an expert in racist philosophies, a terror who roamed the neighborhood, quick to throw fists. When his mentor was arrested and sentenced to 11 years in prison, 16-year-old Picciolini took over the man's role as the leader of an infamous neo-Nazi skinhead group.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can I give this a 10?

  • By andrew dolski on 01-19-18

Gr8 Reading...

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

Another great Book on par with "Romantic Violence". Informative, Recommended reading.
Thank you Mr. Picciolini!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful