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  • Great World Religions: Islam

  • By: John L. Esposito, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John L. Esposito
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 411
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    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 355

How familiar are you with the world's second-largest and fastest-growing religion? In these 12 lectures, Professor Esposito guides you through the facts and myths surrounding Islam and its more than 1.2 billion adherents. Many in the West know little about the faith and are familiar only with the actions of a minority of radical extremists, but this lecture series will help you better understand Islam's role as both a religion and a way of life, and its deep impact on world affairs both historically and today.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Info, Less than I Wanted, AWFUL LECTURER

  • By Claire on 03-31-15

Great non-biased read

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Reviewed: 09-12-18

Love reading / listening to legitimately orchestrated material. In a non-biased, non-threatening demeanor, the author informs us about a religion from an educated angle.

This will be a book that I listen to over and over again. Excellent job of organization and divert of material.

Thank you!

  • Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

  • By: Mark W. Muesse, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark W. Muesse
  • Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827

No understanding of human life, individual or collective, could be complete without factoring in the role and contribution of these history-shaping teachers. Now, this 36-lecture series takes you deep into the life stories and legacies of these four iconic figures, revealing the core teachings, and thoughts of each, and shedding light on the historical processes that underlie their phenomenal, enduring impact.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant introduction to those 4 great teachers

  • By Curdy on 11-21-13

Excellent book - unbiased and well structured

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Reviewed: 09-04-18

Well worth the purchase. A very accurate and unbiased perspective of all faiths discussed.

I believe a person from every faith would agree with the authors rendition and high level.overview of their own religion.

Thanks for a great lesson!!

  • The Power of a Positive No

  • How to Say No and Still Get to Yes
  • By: William Ury
  • Narrated by: William Ury
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 423

No is perhaps the most important and certainly the most powerful word in the language. Every day we find ourselves in situations where we need to say no: to people at work, at home, and in our communities; because no is the word we must use to protect ourselves and to stand up for everything and everyone that matters to us. This indispensable audiobook will give you a simple three-step method for saying a Positive No.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly applicable

  • By Gryphon on 04-19-07

Gospel

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Reviewed: 04-09-18

This book is right on the money. Gives tips, tricks, and examples of how to stand up for your own best interests, find win-win solutions, and decline options respectfully in order to remain true to your beliefs without disrespecting and offending others.

  • The No Asshole Rule

  • Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
  • By: Robert I. Sutton Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Robert Sutton
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 696
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    4 out of 5 stars 393
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    4 out of 5 stars 391

In a landmark article published in the Harvard Business Review, Stanford University professor Robert I. Sutton addressed a taboo topic that affects every workplace: employees who are insensitive to their colleagues, corporate bullies, bosses who just don't get it, the kind of people who make you exclaim in exasperation, "What an asshole!" Now, in a definitive book that addresses this growing problem, Sutton shows you how you can work with unsavory people without becoming one of them yourself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • okay, I get it

  • By David on 02-16-08

Powerful and Amusing

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Reviewed: 02-21-18

What's not to love about Bob Sutton?

Great book, well written. Bob works the mic well and keeps you engaged throughout. Being an HR professional I love the topic. The title sets the stage for the seriousness of the subject.

Bob speaks from example and looks in the mirror throughout versus pointing the finger at others.

I will end up buying a hard copy to keep on my credenza at work just for the visual aid and to see others reactions it was that good. Sound be a great conversation starter.

  • Great World Religions: Judaism

  • By: The Great Courses, Isaiah M. Gafni
  • Narrated by: Isaiah M. Gafni
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
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    4 out of 5 stars 131

What is the essence of Judaism? Is it the Ten Commandments, given by God to Israel at Mount Sinai? Or is it the totality of teachings in the Hebrew Bible? Or is it symbolized by something outside the Bible? Find out with this illuminating 12-lecture investigation of the fundamental concepts, beliefs, issues, and themes in the ever-changing, 4,000-year-old saga of Judaism, one of the world's most ancient and influential faiths. Throughout the lectures, you'll study Judaism from within-as it was understood by its adherents in the past and by those who practice or identify with Judaism today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Oldest Religion of the Book Explained

  • By SAMA on 12-03-13

Narrator / Author not a good story teller

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-17

So although the story and history is always good to learn and respect, the delivery of this text left alot to be desired.

I have listened to several books / lectures from Great Courses and this narration was by far the worst.

Love the series and this will not deter me from continuing on my theological quest for knowledge of world religions, but I will avoid this person by all costs in the future.

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  • What the Qur'an Meant

  • And Why It Matters
  • By: Garry Wills
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Garry Wills has spent a lifetime thinking and writing about Christianity. In What the Qur'an Meant, Wills invites listeners to join him as he embarks on a timely and necessary reconsideration of the Qur'an, leading us through perplexing passages with insight and erudition. What does the Qur'an actually say about veiling women? Does it justify religious war? There was a time when ordinary Americans did not have to know much about Islam. That is no longer the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insight.

  • By Rambo on 12-04-17

Great insight.

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Reviewed: 12-04-17

We have so much more in common with these people than we think. We need to take a look in the mirror before passing judgement the way we sometimes do.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Old Testament

  • By: Amy-Jill Levine, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Amy-Jill Levine
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 727
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 717

The Old Testament - written in ancient Israel by many different authors over the course of a thousand years - has had more meaning to more people than any other book the world has known. In a series of 24 lively lectures, Professor Levine explores selected passages from the texts known as the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, and the Tanakh, revealing how fresh research and findings from scholars of archaeology, cross-cultural studies, and comparative religion can deepen your understanding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A critical but inspiring 'walk thru the' Bible

  • By Jacobus on 12-14-13

Excellent, unbiased delivery of the transcript

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Reviewed: 09-28-17

I loved the fact that the perspective was a distinguished and non-biased evaluation of the text. Plenty of places you hear the narrator state the text as what is written vs what she believes. Loved the transparency of that versus her saying this is what she believes therefore trying to convince the listener to her views.

  • The Relationship Cure

  • A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships
  • By: John M. Gottman Ph.D., Joan DeClaire
  • Narrated by: John M. Gottman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

A five-step guide for building better connections with family, friends, and lovers, The Relationship Cure offers a simple but profound program that will fundamentally transform the quality of all the relationships in your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Real Answers Supported by Research

  • By Anonymous User on 02-01-05

A must read

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Reviewed: 04-12-17

Great book for couples at any stage of their relationship. Whether you are just starting out our have a relationship on the rocks, this book helps you understand and appreciate the other person's perspective. This allows you to understand the most appropriate ways to respond and react to keep things moving in the right direction. It's not easy at times, but worth it.

  • Making Marriage Work (Live)

  • By: Dr. John Gottman
  • Narrated by: Dr. John Gottman
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. He uses rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in detail over many years for unprecedented insight into the inner workings of successful relationships. Here is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Liberating, and extremely helpful

  • By Donn Edwards on 06-15-07

Cliff notes version of his other work

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Reviewed: 04-05-17

Nice to hear Dr. G's voice. All the audio books I've bought have been narrated by others so it was a treat to hear him directly.

This session reinforces some of the other books of his that I've read.

  • What Makes Love Last?

  • How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal
  • By: John M. Gottman, Nan Silver
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

Dr. John Gottman, the country's preeminent researcher on marriage, is famous for his Love Lab at the University of Washington in Seattle where he deciphers the mysteries of human relationships through scientific research. His 35 years of exploration have earned him numerous awards, including from the National Institute of Mental Health, the American Psychological Association, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Now, Dr. Gottman offers surprising findings and advice on the characteristic that is at the heart of all relationships: Trust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Good.

  • By Ken Corbett on 10-08-12

A must read

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Reviewed: 04-05-17

This book is great for both couples on the fence as well as a new relationship just starting out.

For the existing couple, you will learn foundational techniques to get you back to your heydays.

For the new couple, this will help you start off on the right foot, and educate yourself on how to manage a relationships traditional obstacle to prevent them from becoming overwhelming and damaging.

Both partners need to read it. Also love the fact that there are worksheets and exercises provided to help with activities.

I wish I read this book 14 years ago.

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