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  • The Bhagavad Gita

  • By: Eknath Easwaran
  • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,682

The Bhagavad Gita, "The Song of the Lord", is the best known of all the Indian scriptures, and Easwaran's reliable and accessible version has consistently been the best-selling translation. Easwaran's introduction places the Gita in its historical setting and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. Chapter introductions give clear explanations of key concepts in that chapter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Content and narration reduced me to tears

  • By laurie on 01-11-16

namaste....OM

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Reviewed: 12-11-18

perfect for spiritual beings that's down to earth. I find the requirements both daunting and encouraging. The thought that I possess the yogi's nature (Krishnu) will push me to.continue this difficult but necessary path.

this book needs to be read over and over again before I am fully capable of understanding what is happening.

for those who struggle with mind games...

  • I Never Had It Made

  • By: Jackie Robinson
  • Narrated by: Ossie Davis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

A straightforward yet inspiring story of what it took to be the first man of color to break into the white world of professional sports. Jackie Robinson's story is more than a telling of his tremendous talent; it is also a recollection that showcases his tenacious spirit, bravery and the courage of his ideals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Understanding Jackie Robinson's Best Performance

  • By Kdoll on 04-03-14

Honest Primary Source

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Reviewed: 03-07-18

Compltely engrossed. I felt like I was listening to Mr. Robinson in his living room .

  • A Strong Right Arm

  • The Story of Mamie 'Peanut' Johnson
  • By: Michelle Y. Green
  • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Motivated by her love for the game and inspired by the legendary Jackie Robinson, Mamie Johnson is determined to be a professional baseball pitcher. But in a sport that's determined by white men, there is no place for a black woman. Mamie doesn't give up - from the time she insists on trying out for the all-male, all-white Police Athletic League until she realizes her dream and becomes one of three women to play in the Negro Leagues. Mamie Johnson's life shows that with courage and perseverance one can overcome even the greatest challenges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mamie, Toni and Connie: Mkaing Herstory...

  • By Newarkborn on 03-06-18

Mamie, Toni and Connie: Mkaing Herstory...

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Reviewed: 03-06-18

Nice Read. I wish there was more information about these great African (and all) American pioneers.

  • Song of Solomon

  • By: Toni Morrison
  • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life, he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family's origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Death United Them

  • By Carol Binta Nadeem on 09-28-17

A Mercy For All if Us

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Reviewed: 01-01-18

I was reminded of so many things I'd known once, but had forgotten namely birds aren't the ones who can fly...

  • Loneliness - Life Bite Series

  • By: Mr John Stewart Rushton
  • Narrated by: Mr John Stewart Rushton
  • Length: 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Life Bite Series. Loneliness can be very debilitating. You can feel lonely right in the middle of a bunch of friends and family that love you. You don't have to isolated to be lonely. However the most common cause of loneliness is a degree of selfishness, a selfishness that thinks of oneself more than sharing with others. It can even become habitual and self consuming so that one lives in a bubble of "all about me" and then starts to feel that "I can't be bothered" or "it will be late" or "An excuse here" and so on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great listen

  • By Newarkborn on 11-30-17

a great listen

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Reviewed: 11-30-17

a valuable and much needed breathing space. take six minutes for yourself and be happier