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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 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

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.

  • 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 1,642
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,478

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

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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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 1,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,207

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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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 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,363

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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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 2,910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956

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.

  • Judgment Detox

  • Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back from Living a Better Life
  • By: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708

The Judgment Detox is an interactive process that calls on spiritual principles from the text A Course in Miracles, Kundalini yoga, meditation, EFT, and metaphysical teachings, allowing us to release the beliefs that hold us back from living a better life. Gabby has demystified these principles to make them easy to apply and commit to.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Personal Development Practice Yet

  • By Clay Swartz on 01-07-18

Her other book was better

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

This book translated nothing new as opposed to her other Title, "The Universe Has Your Back", in regards to self-improvement. Her approacha to this was geared torward her past expeirneceres sconstatnly and usually ended with a paraphrase of how her past products (that you can buy online) have helped her "let go". This book however, was far better than "The Life-Changing Magic Of Not Giving A Fuck" by a long shot, which is essentially the same message with more profanity. Overall, if you are in search of self-realization/self-care book, I'd highly reccommend "The Surrender Experiment" by Michael A. Singer

  • Revolution

  • By: Russell Brand
  • Narrated by: Russell Brand
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,471

You have been lied to, told there's no alternative, no choice, and that you don’t deserve any better. Brand destroys this illusory facade as amusingly and deftly as he annihilates Morning Joe anchors, Fox News fascists, and BBC stalwarts. This audiobook makes revolution not only possible but inevitable and fun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Fabulous

  • By Dan on 01-05-15

A top rated book for me

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

The best book I've read this month and a must read for any open-minded individual. Although Russell does seem to cross the lines in regards to some sensitive topics; it has garnered my respect for him knowing his mindset and how we can all do minor changes in daily life and thinking in order to create a better future for all humans Some may get offended but I love his brutal honesty of humanity problems passed down through the generations. 

  • Buddha's Brain

  • The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom
  • By: Rick Hanson, Richard Mendius MD
  • Narrated by: Alan Bomar Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 800

Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain. By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of contemplative practice, you, too, can use your mind to shape your brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Neurophysiological Explanation

  • By Roy on 12-01-10

Fails to provide enough backing compared...

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

Compared to other titles, this falls flat in regards to education and scientific backing and mentorship of meditation. However, I believe if you want a book regarding Buddha's principles specifically and more of a mentor approach would have to be the title: Why Buddhism Is True.

  • Mastery of Life

  • The Self-Help Classics of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Narrated by: Mitch Horowitz
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

The great writings of American transcendentalist philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) are not some distant ponderings on life – they are works of the highest practicality, intended to supply guidance and daily help. Emerson’s ideas arose from his simple observations of human existence, with all its pitfalls and possibilities.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • archaic concepts permeate, but overall good

  • By Kate McLaglen on 06-12-18

Another great from a Great.

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-18

Another great read by an original self-development mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Similar to another favorite of mine by the same author, Self-Resilence, this title reflects on the same mindset and values one must have in order to live your best life!

  • The Brain Warrior's Way

  • Ignite Your Energy and Focus, Attack Illness and Aging, Transform Pain into Purpose
  • By: Daniel G. Amen M.D., Tana Amen BSN RN
  • Narrated by: Daniel G. Amen M.D., Tana Amen BSN RN
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Your brain runs your life. When it works right, your body works right, and your decisions tend to be thoughtful and goal directed. Bad choices, however, can lead to a myriad of problems in your body. Studies have shown that your habits turn on or off certain genes that make illness and early death more or less likely. But you can master your brain and body for the rest of your life with a scientifically designed program: the Brain Warrior's Way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great info, too much pitching.

  • By William J. Sandford on 01-06-17

Better books written on the same subject

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Reviewed: 05-14-18

Too much selling for a method that is free and available through many other means. The constant reiteration of how great this method is as a selling point placed a foul taste in my mouth immediately after starting. A book I'd recommend in this place is Mastery of LIfe by the great Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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