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Reid Hicks

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  • Mind to Matter

  • The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality
  • By: Dawson Church
  • Narrated by: Dawson Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

The idea that “thoughts become things” has become a meme in popular culture. It’s held as a firm proposition in metaphysics, and some spiritual teachers ascribe infinite powers to the mind. But are these claims scientifically accurate? What does the scientific evidence tell us about the scope of the human mind to transform thoughts into reality? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating!

  • By Indy Reader on 07-05-18

Kept coming back for more!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

This book was incredible. As I dive more into spiritual growth and the background of what really makes this world tick, as far as vibrational energies are concerned, this book was a hammer on the nail for me. Reading different books that share similar findings, Mind to Matter was the best read I've had for the year of 2018 thus far and is so far ahead in my mind compared to any reads this year that this title will hold its place in my mind for a while! More about the book: Science backs spirituality....and of course the long debated topic of turnings dreams into reality or in better terms: what is thought of internally manifests externally. If that doesn't intrigue you then maybe hold off reading this one until you are ready.

The only "complaint" I have is when it was ending... I was pretty bummed. So, my wife and I have already restarted it! Can't recommend this enough!

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,538

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By LadyReadsAlot on 06-04-18

Meh

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

As a heavy reader of self-development books and consider myself open-minded to all teachings, I gathered little to no new information or analogies to apply to my life. There are much better books (like "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari", for example) that convey similar messages. It's cool that Mr. Peterson built his authorship via answering questions on Quara and to turn that into such a successful enterprise; I respect that. However, it just doesn't apply to me at this time. The author's writing is also phenomenal, 5 stars for the writing and grammar, although some examples are a little too drawn-out and sometimes too many of the examples to convey one point. In fact, it's almost too politically/media influenced as far as examples go.

Again, I can see the value that this title offers, however, at this time in my life, the book was simply "okay" and I can't say I'd recommend it to anyone in my circle.

  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

  • A Spiritual Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny
  • By: Robin Sharma
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364

Now published in over 70 languages, this number one international best seller gently offers answers to life's biggest questions as well as a practical process to help you create prosperity, vitality, happiness and inner peace. This is the incredible story of Julian Mantle, a superstar lawyer whose out-of-balance lifestyle leads him to a near-fatal heart attack in a packed courtroom. His collapse brings on a spiritual crisis, forcing him to seek answers to life's most important questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly what my soul needed! 5 Stars is not enough!

  • By W.A. Preston III on 08-27-17

A Spiritual Fable for the Millennial

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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: 09-23-18

The title alone sounds enthralling: A MONK that owned a Ferrari but sold it?! To even question the title is a good enough reason to pick this book up and obtain the value it offers.

It is centered around a lawyer circle who, in critical health and mental state, left the corporate rat race to pursue a peaceful life; that of a stoic monk lifestyle. It changed him forever. A fantastic-fictional tale of lessons that can be applied to daily life. Both spiritually awakening to self-development, this book is great for bettering oneself. I highly recommend this book!

  • Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

  • Living the Wisdom of the Tao
  • By: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • Narrated by: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,794

Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • for life

  • By L. Rickard on 11-06-07

Do the DAO NOWWWW

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-18

"DO THE DAO NOW!"

I enjoyed this book at x2 speed because the performance of the narrator, Mr. Dr. Dyer struck a mental chord in my brain whenever I heard him gulp while reading. That being said. It took me all month long to finish it but every time I picked it up, I loved the message. Being in Harmony with the Dao, or yourself (our inner self) at least accord to me, creates a life of happiness. It covers ego, hate, war, and above all, love. Love does triumph all! Great book apart from the narration. Highly Recommend!

  • Vibe

  • Unlock the Energetic Frequencies of Limitless Health, Love & Success
  • By: Robyn Openshaw
  • Narrated by: Robyn Openshaw - author's note, Sam Payne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Vibe explores the foods, natural substances, and lifestyle practices that can raise our vibrations. Robyn Openshaw reveals evidence that shows how drinking green juice, using certain essential oils, and engaging in yoga and meditation raises the frequency of the human brain and other organs. Living in a "high vibe" state can make us resilient to illness, fatigue, burnout, and depression. Listeners will learn all about the low vibration emotions (fear, anger, inertia) and the high vibration emotions (love, peace, gratitude) and how to achieve higher vibrations in everyday living.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A collection of hacks sprinkled with pseudoscience

  • By Angus on 11-09-17

Enjoyed it very much!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

VIBE immediately resonated with My wife and me after coming off a mind-altering trip to Costa Rica. Robyn Openshaw, the author, elaborates on the power of vibrations in correlation to our thoughts. Thanks to this book, a powerful question we ask ourselves in daily conversation is "is this high or low vibration talk/thoughts/things?" We apply it when unpredictable situations arise. VIBE has helped us vibe into a higher state of being by means of proper thinking, in a way of attractions; similar teachings to The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.

Overall, we enjoyed this book and replayed a couple chapters twice through as it resonated with us deeply. Although she advertises her greensmoothiegirl website, as a business, it's smart so I can't disagree with it but maybe once every chapter or less is better not 3-5 times in a single chapter. Anyway, the advertising didn't distract us enough from the main plot: our frequency is dictated by our thoughts and our thoughts design our life.

“THE BEST INVESTMENT YOU CAN EVER MAKE IS IN YOURSELF.”

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  • Living the Law of One 101

  • The Choice
  • By: Carla L. Rueckert
  • Narrated by: Jim McCarty
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Written with the intent of creating an entry-level report concerning the core principles of the Law of One and Confederation philosophy in general, this book takes the listener through a discussion of Law of One principles such as unity, free will, love, light, and polarity. It then works with the Confederation version of the concept that each person has an energy body with seven chakras. It discusses this concept and its implications for the seeker, chakra by chakra. It turns the player into a Player!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Authentic

  • By Mark on 10-18-17

Read with an open mind and your mind will open

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Apprach with an open mind. This is more spiritual and new-age religion type of theme. Yet, it is still correlated to how we can all be a better human in this temporary time and enjoy all life as to offer as we are all One. We are all connected.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Recovery

  • Freedom from Our Addictions
  • By: Russell Brand
  • Narrated by: Russell Brand
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641

With a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his 14 years of recovery. Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction - from drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, stress, bad relationships, digital media, and fame. Brand understands that addiction can take many shapes and sizes and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not just for hardcore alcohol & drug addicts...

  • By Magen on 10-06-17

Another good one from Brand

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

We are all addicted to something in some way or another whether we realize that or not and Russell Brand makes it clear how we have the ability to change some bad habits. What I like about Russell's books is the delivery, writing skill and passion of behind his titles. Although I didn't obtain much new information, other than learning more about Mr. Brands past, it was still entertaining and better than a mind-numbing Netflix show!

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

  • How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do
  • By: Sarah Knight
  • Narrated by: Sarah Knight
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,329
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,330

Are you stressed out, overbooked, and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself? It's time to stop giving a f--k. This brilliant, hilarious, and practical parody of Marie Kondo's best seller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame, and guilt - and give your f--ks instead to people and things that make you happy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Got the gist in 30 mins

  • By spicyhands on 03-04-16

Never ceases to amaze me

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

One of the world's greatest stoic minds and more so, a teacher whose lessons are still relatable in modern times. Marcus Aurelius brings the reality that we are all the same dealing with very similar situations and problems in life and it can all be changed through small mindset changes practiced daily. Great book.

  • Meditations

  • By: Marcus Aurelius, George Long - translator, Duncan Steen - translator
  • Narrated by: Duncan Steen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,495

One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions - a cornerstone of Western thought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelent reading of an excellent classic

  • By David on 10-22-16

Marcus Aurelius never ceases to amaze me

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

One of the world's greatest stoic minds and more so, a teacher whose lessons are still relatable in modern times. Marcus Aurelius brings the reality that we are all the same dealing with very similar situations and problems in life and it can all be changed through small mindset changes practiced daily. Great book.

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971

In A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson takes his ultimate journey - into the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer. It's a dazzling quest, as this insatiably curious writer attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to this book with your kids!

  • By Robert on 08-30-03

It was too short

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

A quick and easy way to refresh your mind on some major historical events/topics while learning some new things. If you're a history buff, you'll enjoy it although with History being so vast, it's an impossible journey for one person to summarize human history.