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  • The Beginner's Guide to Wicca

  • By: Starhawk
  • Narrated by: Starhawk
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

The great power of transformation in nature - in Wicca what is called "The Goddess" - can help you make transitions in your own life, connect more deeply with your own inner power, and bring healing to yourself, your community, and the world around us. In The Beginner's Guide to Wicca, Starhawk invites you to look at life from the perspective of this earth-based tradition that draws from wisdom and nature.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good place to begin

  • By Laurie on 06-16-04

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

Just what I needed and when. Starhawk always unleashes a current of peace and confirmation in me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No Time to Lose

  • A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva
  • By: Pema Chödrön
  • Narrated by: Joanna Rotte
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Over the years, Pema Chödrön's books have offered an exciting new way of living: developing fearlessness, generosity, and compassion in all aspects of their lives. In No Time to Lose Pema invites listeners to venture further along the path of the "bodhisattva warrior", explaining in depth how we can awaken the softness of our hearts and develop true confidence amid the challenges of daily living.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator sounds like a robot

  • By Laurie R Trombley on 09-02-18

Another lovable moment with Pema<br />

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

I loved Pema's take on ShantiDeva's work. Her insight is remarkable and I appreciate her putting such deep material into layman's terms. The narration was brutal. She kept making everything sound so sinister. I kept expecting her to break out into a witch's cackle.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Hero

  • The Secret
  • By: Rhonda Byrne
  • Narrated by: Rhonda Byrne
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,631

From Rhonda Byrne, creator of the international bestselling movie and book, The Secret, comes HERO, her latest world-changing project and the most important to date. What is your true calling and why aren't you already living it? Imagine if there was a map that showed you step by step how to get from where you are now to your true calling and the life you were born to live - the most brilliant, rich, fulfilling, and dazzling life you could ever dream of. You are holding in your hands such a map. HERO is the map for your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You cannot afford to NOT hear this content!

  • By Troy on 08-22-14

Well done...again

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

Reviewed: 01-03-14

I have listened to all of Rhonda's books. While not earth shattering, they are all inspirational and good to hear. If you don't have dreams, you don't need this book, but if you have a dream, this book is for you.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Living a Course in Miracles

  • An Essential Guide to the Classic Text
  • By: Jon Mundy Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Jon Mundy Ph.D.
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

In 1976, a mysterious "Inner Voice" spoke to Helen Schucman, dictating what would come to be known as A Course in Miracles - a spiritual classic that would go on to sell over two million copies and influence countless people worldwide. Those who study this 1,333-page course can struggle for years to progress through its resonant but often difficult-to-comprehend truths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the credit...(on content alone)

  • By Photo Guy on 01-21-13

Worth the credit...(on content alone)

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

Reviewed: 01-21-13

Most books further describing 'A Course in Miracles' are worth listening to and this one is no exception. It is very obvious that Jon is knowledgeable on his material and a great student of the Course. He clarified many questions I had and raised some more which makes me want to study more. Good teaching!

The content is awesome and VERY thought provoking, and I stress these two things heavily, however the narration made for a struggle to complete the book. I would love to hear it again but don't think I could do it unless someone else did the reading. (Be sure to listen to the sample to see if you could take several hours of it.)

30 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • The How of Happiness

  • A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want
  • By: Sonja Lyubomirsky
  • Narrated by: Sonja Lyubomirsky
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

You can change your personal capacity for happiness. Research psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky's pioneering concept of the 40% solution shows you how.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How the web of happiness is weaved

  • By DaemonZeiro on 01-02-13

Worth the credit...

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

Reviewed: 01-21-13

Coming from a scientific background and thinking in an analytical way I greatly appreciate all the statistical support for Sonja's work. I enjoy how she throws in personal accounts that further describe her findings by sharing her own doubts and stumblings. Sometimes I thought the 'hows' suggested were a little trite but I did participate in most of her questionnaires and tests with worthy positive results. Who knew?! I love the idea of a happiness set point and proof that 40% of one's happiness can be improved! Very encouraging! Many times I found myself saying "Hmmmm...there's an idea!"

Her narration was wonderful. She has a great voice for this subject matter!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Only Thing That Matters

  • Conversations with Humanity, Book 2
  • By: Neale Donald Walsch
  • Narrated by: Neale Donald Walsch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Something like 108 billion people have lived on our planet during its history, and despite all of the experiences in all of the lifetimes of all of those people, we have still not found a way to exist together in peace and harmony, much less create individual lives with a powerfully glorious, intrinsic meaning and a wonderfully joyful purpose. Life has such a meaning and purpose, but across thousands of years only a very small number of human beings seem to have really understood it. Until now. Now, everyone seems to be "getting it" all at once - and agreeing with one another, at last, that it truly is... The Only Thing That Matters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the credit...

  • By Photo Guy on 01-21-13

Worth the credit...

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

Reviewed: 01-21-13

I am a HUGE fan of Neale's having read most all his previous works. The contents of this book still have me a fan but several times I did have to turn it off and 'digest' what he was saying. He gets his point across about 'the only thing that matters' but sometimes in an annoying way. Maybe its just the pace I learn at (slowly!). I found myself getting frustrated with his comparisons that ran on FOREVER and how the topics swirled back on each other. With all that said this book is definitely worth the credit and time taken to listen to it. You will learn a lot and have MANY 'ah ha' moments. As usual Neale is very comforting in one segment and then knocks you off your base in the next only to steady you again in the following one. I will listen again soon (after my head quits spinning from this round!)

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Law of Divine Compensation

  • On Work, Money, and Miracles
  • By: Marianne Williamson
  • Narrated by: Marianne Williamson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,743
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,484
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,460

In The Law of Divine Compensation, Marianne Williamson reveals the spiritual principles that help us overcome financial stress and unleash the divine power of abundance. Williamson's words ring with power and truth as she assures us that, with faith in God's promise of prosperity for all, we need never fear the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book!

  • By MYM on 11-28-12

Worth it!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-12

I am a fan of Marianne Williamson, her teachings, and her thinking so it would be hard for me to not like anything she has written. This book offered the encouragement and redirection my life needed right now. Sometimes we need to be re-focused and Marianne gently did that. What perfect timing here at the new year and start of a new Baktun!

As always she brings her awesome prayers to each chapter and weaves many teachings from 'A Course in Miracles' into her story. I appreciate that she pulls stories out of her own life to illustrate her point.

If you are looking for a book to offer a deep breath of fresh air then purchase this one.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Super Rich

  • A Guide to Having It All
  • By: Russell Simmons, Chris Morrow
  • Narrated by: Black Ice
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

Russell Simmons knows firsthand that wealth is rooted in much more than the stock market. True wealth has more to do with what's in your heart than what's in your wallet. Using this knowledge, Simmons became one of America's shrewdest entrepreneurs, achieving a level of success that most investors only dream about. No matter how much material gain he accumulated, he never stopped lending a hand to those less fortunate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen...

  • By Jean on 02-06-11

buy it...now

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-11

I loved this book. Very motivational; a little out of my language realm, but I caught on. Extremely real, down to earth, and worth the credit. It's a fun read (listen) and I was more prepared to go out and develop my career. I'll put this one on the 'highly recommend' list.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Journey Into Yourself

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126

The theme of this four-day retreat: "It's Always Now" The Now is inseparable from who you are at the deepest level. It is the prerequisite of Being. As you listen to the words on this tape, you participate in the retreat. To "retreat" means to step back - not only from the outer world, but also from the world in your head, the thinking mind. Allow the sound of the words to take you beyond words and beyond sound to the stillness within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Audible credit I've spent yet

  • By Stephanie on 02-04-10

worth it, but be patient

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-11

I love Eckhart's teachings and thoughts. This book was excellent for that, a little deep for me at times, but worth it. Yes, there was VERY annoying background breathing and laughter as others have pointed out. I have listened to this a number of times and do get more out of it each time (as I do most audibles). The questions at the end were useless for me, but that is for me, maybe you will get something out of them. Do purchase it.

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  • How to Build an Exceptional Life
  • By: Jillian Michaels
  • Narrated by: Jillian Michaels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 545

Many self-help books offer a lot of new age platitudes and sappy mantras: Just love yourself. See the glass as half full. Really? That’s not how it works, and you know it. A lifetime’s worth of struggle is not overturned in a small moment of positive thinking. But if you have the right attitude - attitude and skills - you can and will accomplish anything and everything you want. This book gives you both, attitude and action. By its end you will have all the tools you need to change your life. No hype. No false promises....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting book, if your willing to work

  • By Anomoly on 10-27-11

WOW!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-11

VERY in-your-face listening and sooooo well worth it! Love Jillian's brutal honesty. Reality never had it so good! She makes gaining control of your life in all areas paramount. Basic message...step up or step aside!

17 of 19 people found this review helpful