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  • Many Lives, Many Masters

  • The True Story of a Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and Past-Life Therapy
  • By: Brian L. Weiss M.D.
  • Narrated by: Brian L. Weiss M.D.
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,622

Dr. Brian Weiss is a highly respected psychiatrist from the mainstream of the medical establishment. Catherine is one of his most difficult cases, a 27-year-old woman racked by phobias and anxieties. In the course of Catherine's treatment, Dr. Weiss makes a startling discovery. Under hypnosis, she recollects, in vivid detail, events from past lives ranging from the prehistoric times and ancient Egypt to the 20th century and the fires of World War II.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't get the abridged version

  • By Julesles on 06-02-12

Gripping story

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

Reviewed: 07-19-19

This is a very interesting story about a psychiatrist ‘s journey to understand a patient’s report o previous incarnations. I recommend it to all.

  • The New Silk Roads

  • The Present and Future of the World
  • By: Peter Frankopan
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

In the age of Brexit and Trump, the West is buffeted by the tides of isolationism and fragmentation. Yet to the East, this is a moment of optimism as a new network of relationships takes shape along the ancient trade routes. In The New Silk Roads, Peter Frankopan takes us on an eye-opening journey through the region, from China's breathtaking infrastructure investments to the flood of trade deals among Central Asian republics to the growing rapprochement between Turkey and Russia. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A metaphor for Asian trade, not the road itself

  • By MindinMotion on 05-27-19

Empires and their replacement

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

Reviewed: 07-02-19

This book summarizes the rise of a new Silk Road between Asia and the west and the rise of Asia to a power that in a short will
Replace the west. All one has is to look at the rise of South Korea to become an industrial behemoth. That scene is repeated in India, China and Japan. I enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it.

  • Doing Justice

  • A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law
  • By: Preet Bharara
  • Narrated by: Preet Bharara
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,751
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,632
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,624

By the one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York comes an important overview of the way our justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our society. Using case histories, personal experiences, and his own inviting teaching style, Preet Bharara describes the thought process we need to best achieve truth and justice in our daily lives and within our society. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timely released

  • By Deb Talley on 03-22-19

Law enforcement at its best

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

Reviewed: 06-24-19

This is a wonderful book and mr. bharra’s story is gripping beginning with first case. I highly recommend it .

  • Kushner, Inc.

  • Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump
  • By: Vicky Ward
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham, Vicky Ward - introduction
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 436

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are the self-styled prince and princess of America. Their swift, gilded rise to extraordinary power in Donald Trump’s White House is unprecedented, unconstitutional, and dangerous. In Kushner, Inc., investigative journalist Vicky Ward digs beneath the myth the couple has created that depicts themselves as the voices of reason in an otherwise crazy presidency and reveals that Jared and Ivanka are not just the president’s chief enablers, they are, like him, disdainful of rules, of laws, and of ethics.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult to listen to.

  • By In the Mountains on 03-29-19

Depressing family tale

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

Reviewed: 06-19-19

The story of another crime family that has succeeded in making it to the top of American society and ruling class.

  • The Problem of Democracy

  • The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality
  • By: Nancy Isenberg, Andrew Burstein
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

John and John Quincy Adams: rogue intellectuals, unsparing truth-tellers, too uncensored for their own political good. They held that political participation demanded moral courage. They did not seek popularity (it showed). They lamented the fact that hero worship in America substituted idolatry for results; and they made it clear that they were talking about Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson. When John Adams succeeded George Washington as President, his son had already followed him into public service and was stationed in Europe as a diplomat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very insightful and rewarding adding understanding

  • By William on 05-12-19

Limited horizon

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

Reviewed: 05-31-19

The book concentrated on the presidencies of father and son, John Adams and John Quincy Adams. While the authors have a lofty aim, the vehicle is of limited interest.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Upheaval

  • Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
  • By: Jared Diamond
  • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
  • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 271

In his earlier best sellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, in the final audiobook in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crisis through selective change - a coping mechanism more commonly associated with personal trauma.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Urine of the Earth in a Teacup

  • By Marian on 05-12-19

Not a good autobiography

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

Reviewed: 05-28-19

This book which purports to be a study of upheavals is actually an autobiography of Professor Diamond’s. And I found the story not very interesting. Unlike his previous books which were very good, this one is so-so. Ok, it is interesting that he lived I 7 countries and learned to speak 6 or 7 languages. This is not unique, tough. I was unable to finish it.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Stony the Road

  • Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow
  • By: Henry Louis Gates
  • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

A profound new rendering of the struggle by African Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counterrevolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable examination of Jim Crow and Rise of White Supremacy in America

  • By WJ Brown, Audible Customer on 05-14-19

Excellent history of white supremacy in U. S.

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

Reviewed: 05-26-19

This is an excellent history of white supremacy in u. S. and it’s shameful product, racism and violence against Blacks. It shy e a required reading for all Americans.

  • The Flight Portfolio

  • By: Julie Orringer
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

The long-awaited new work from the best-selling author of The Invisible Bridge takes us back to occupied Europe in this gripping historical novel based on the true story of Varian Fry's extraordinary attempt to save the work, and the lives, of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust. In 1940, Fry - an American journalist - traveled to Marseille carrying $3,000 and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to rescue within a few weeks. Instead, he ended up staying in France for 13 months, setting up an underground railroad that led over the Pyrenees, into Spain....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Dian_uh on 06-30-19

Fiction that takes license with history

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

Reviewed: 05-22-19

I did not finish the book because I found the diversion to a homosexual relationship between Fry and Grant somewhat offensive. Fry did a lot of work to help the escape of the cream of Jewish intellectuals and artists from the clutch of the Nazis. We should be grateful for that.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Machines Like Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Ian McEwan
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 218

Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Britain has lost the Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power, and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Meanwhile, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda's assistance, he co-designs Adam's personality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing novel by my favorite author

  • By Amy A. Dye on 05-01-19

Source of Anxiety

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

Reviewed: 05-18-19

I was unable to finish this book. While I have enjoyed all the previous McEwan books that I had read, this one began to generate anxiety as the lines between the robot (Adam) and the human (Charlie) began to blur.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Everything in Its Place

  • First Loves and Last Tales
  • By: Oliver Sacks
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

From the best-selling author of Gratitude and On the Move, a final volume of essays that showcase Sacks's broad range of interests - from his passion for ferns, swimming, and horsetails, to his final case histories exploring schizophrenia, dementia, and Alzheimer's. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oliver Sacks is gone

  • By Edmo11 on 05-18-19

Oliver Sacks is gone

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

Reviewed: 05-18-19

This was a great ending to life devoted to science and the understanding of the human condition . I enjoyed it thoroughly because of the content, it’s accessibility, and because of the profound insights that Sacks gives as a goodbye.