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  • When Breath Becomes Air

  • By: Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,702

At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal book!

  • By A. Potter on 01-16-16

one of the best books.

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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: 02-27-16

touches death and life un ways that can enrich yours. i loves it u will 2 ;-)

  • Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life

  • A Psychologist Investigates How Evolution, Cognition, and Complexity Are Revolutionizing Our View of Human Nature
  • By: Douglas T. Kenrick
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

Between what can be learned from evolutionary psychology and cognitive science a picture emerges. In Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life, social psychologist Douglas Kenrick fuses these two fields to create a coherent story of human nature. In his analysis, many ingrained, apparently irrational behaviors—one-night stands, prejudice, conspicuous consumption, even art and religious devotion—are quite explicable and (when desired) avoidable.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • skip it

  • By Cynthia on 11-10-15

an intro to sociobiology

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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: 02-21-15

i had this book for a long time and finally got to readcit, written in a fun to read way. it is highly recommended

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Clockwork

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,023

A tormented apprentice clock-maker - and a deadly knight in armour. A mechanical prince - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil... Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter's evening and suddenly life and the story begin to merge - almost like clockwork...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Brothers Grimm Would Have Approved

  • By Ilana on 02-18-15

clock work....

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-15

great book, short and to the point, a tiny mystery. good for a short listen

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Cop Town

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,712
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,722

Atlanta, 1974: It's Kate Murphy's first day on the job, and the Atlanta Police Department is seething after the murder of an officer. Before the day has barely begun, she already suspects she's not cut out to be a cop. Her male uniform is too big, she can't handle a gun, and she's rapidly learning that the APD is hardly a place that welcomes women. Worse still, in the ensuing manhunt she'll be partnered with Maggie Lawson, a cop with her own ax to grind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding, Gutsy Crime Novel Read by a Master

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-08-14

cop story

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

Reviewed: 02-20-15

this is anice book, but it is a bit long. build up slow but with a twist and a nice ending

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Happiness Advantage

  • The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
  • By: Shawn Achor
  • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,485

Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Putting Positive Thinking To Work

  • By Sara on 10-29-14

very positive!

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

Reviewed: 02-05-15

positive psychology, easy read with great tips, easy to apply in to daily living. will improve your life if u try it!

  • Roots of Buddhist Psychology

  • By: Jack Kornfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

The Buddha said many times that just as the great oceans have but one taste, so do all the true teachings of the dharma: the taste of freedom. Jack Kornfield's The Roots of Buddhist Psychology is an invitation to drink deeply of these teachings; to taste the wisdom that flows from the heart of Buddhism's most useful ideas on the interior life and what brings awakening, freedom, and happiness. Jack Kornfield opens this eternal view of the mind for all listeners in this collection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic read

  • By Eric on 02-01-10

great intro

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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: 01-26-15

this is a great calming intro to the buddhist psychology and its deapth. i loved it...

  • I, Claudius

  • By: Robert Graves
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,795

Here is one of the best historical novels ever written. Lame, stammering Claudius, once a major embarrassment to the imperial family and now emperor of Rome, writes an eyewitness account of the reign of the first four Caesars: the noble Augustus and his cunning wife, Livia; the reptilian Tiberius; the monstrous Caligula; and finally old Claudius himself. Filled with poisonings, betrayal, and shocking excesses, I Claudius is history that rivals the most exciting contemporary fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unsurpassed, addictive brilliance

  • By Chris on 06-09-09

great hitorical novel

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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: 01-24-15

if you are in to history, this book is for you. the real game of thrones

  • Casanova

  • By: Giacomo Casanova
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 286

The first part of the Memoirs of Giacomo Casanova, a special film tie-in version. The film, starring Heath Ledger as Casanova with Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller, will be released in UK February 2006.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged?! No!

  • By Siobhan on 03-05-12

good read !

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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: 01-10-15

it is a classic but still a bit hard for the modern reader. worth reading

  • A Long Way Home

  • By: Saroo Brierley
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,811

At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard book to rate... 3 or 4?

  • By Jan on 06-22-14

wonderfull book, amazing story. i wad captivated.

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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: 01-05-15

makes one wonder about chance and how sometimes the impossible is just around the corner

  • Getting to Commitment

  • Overcoming the 8 Greatest Obstacles to Lasting Connection (And Finding the Courage to Love)
  • By: Julia Sokol, Steven Carter
  • Narrated by: Steven Menasche
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Getting to Commitment offers understanding, inspiration, and a concrete plan of action for any woman, man, or couple who is ready to tackle the eight most destructive demons that make people run from loving relationships.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening ! learnt so much !

  • By Shilpa on 03-06-15

Simply put - a great book!

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

Reviewed: 07-09-14

What did you love best about Getting to Commitment?

The book covers different aspects of commitment issues, I am a researcher in this area and found the book down to earth, informative and practical!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful