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  • Seven Secrets of Shiva

  • By: Mr. Devdutt Pattanaik
  • Narrated by: Mr. Sanjay Iyer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Shiva, 'the destroyer' among the Hindu trinity (of gods), is depicted in many contradictory manners. He is an ascetic who wears animal skin, his body smeared with ashes. Contradictory to his wild nature, he is also depicted as having a family, with a beautiful wife and two children. There are many more such varied representations of Shiva, the most prominent of these being the Linga and the Nataraja. The author, Devdutt Pattanaik, introduces the readers to these varied aspects and representations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By jacquelyn on 04-21-13

overall informative

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

the audio is very tinny, the story lines and explanations are interesting. overall I would reccomend it.

  • The Ramayana

  • A New Retelling of Valmiki's Ancient Epic - Complete and Comprehensive
  • By: Linda Egenes, Kumuda Reddy MD
  • Narrated by: Deepti Gupta
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

Here is one of the world's most hallowed works of sacred literature, the grand, sweeping epic of the divine bowman and warrior Rama and his struggles with evil, power, duplicity, and avarice. The Ramayana is one of the foundations of world literature and one of humanity's most ancient and treasured ethical and spiritual works. Includes an introduction by scholar Michael Sternfeld.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Retelling and Narration

  • By Kurt M. Douglass on 07-30-17

Amazing

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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: 11-06-18

On starting this book I had no notion of what it would be it is so much more than just a story is worth everybody listening to easily from the age of 8 to a 108 or beyond I will be listening to this again and again

  • Mind-Body Medicine

  • The New Science of Optimal Health
  • By: Jason M. Satterfield, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Jason M. Satterfield
  • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

Cutting-edge research on the brain's interaction with the body shows that health is directly impacted by our social environments, socioeconomic status, culture, behaviors, relationships, psychological states, and habits of mind, among many factors. Mind-body medicine-working in partnership with traditional medical practice-uses a large range of psychological, physical, and behavioral treatments in a model of health care that aims to treat the whole human being.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star from a psychologist in training

  • By Jonathan on 06-26-16

enlightening

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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: 07-30-18

what are your medical professional or lay person the information in this course is well-presented and it would be my hope that moving forward the suggestions made in this course come to fruition

  • Hinduism

  • A Comprehensive Guide to the Hindu Religion, Hindu Gods, Hindu Beliefs, Hindu Rituals, and Hinduism History
  • By: Cassie Coleman
  • Narrated by: Dryw McArthur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Explore the Hindu religion with its fascinating rituals and history! This audiobook has eye-opening information about Hinduism that will help you to understand the religion, gods, beliefs, and rituals and how the religion has evolved over time. You will discover more than you ever imagined exists in Hinduism, and by the end of this audiobook, you’ll know a lot about a religion that has over one billion followers worldwide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's the basics

  • By Daniel B. corvelli on 12-09-18

informative

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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: 06-14-18

this book gave me just what I needed gave me basic information on Hinduism and I have great interest and the Hindu gods and goddesses although I would have liked to have heard more about more of the gods and goddesses this was a very good overview and introduction I also enjoyed the explanation of the differences between Hinduism and Buddhism

  • Lord Ganesha's Feast of Laughter

  • By: Meera Uberoi
  • Narrated by: Anupama Hira Prasad
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Ganesha has an elephant’s head, a pot belly and a rollicking sense of fun. Full of mischief, he fools around with gods and humans alike. He is also wise and shrewd, gentle and compassionate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely collection of Lord Ganesha tales!

  • By Jade Dragon on 08-28-16

entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-18

the narrator has a lovely soothing voice so many stories about the Lord Ganesha the stories are all thoroughly enjoyable and didn't realize he was such a little imp

  • The Mahabharata

  • How It All Began
  • By: Veda Vyasa
  • Narrated by: Ranjan Kamath
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

The rivalry between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, the royal cousins who fought for the throne at Hastinapura, ended in a great war. Was it the eldest Kaurava Duryodhana's resentment toward his cousins that sparked the flame? Or was it the eldest Pandava Yudhishtira's belief that he was the rightful heir to the throne? Or was it the force of elements beyond their control that nudged them toward a preordained path?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good story bad sound

  • By Rose Ericson-Caen on 05-26-18

good story bad sound

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

the story itself is illuminating, the precursor to the bhagavad gita, the sound was not what is expected (based on what has been revived in the countless other audible books i have purchased), very hollow amd tiney. Although i thoroughly enjoed the story (s) .

  • The Art of Happiness

  • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler M.D.
  • Narrated by: Howard C. Cutler M.D.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,701
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688

The Dalai Lama will tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that "the very motion of our life is toward happiness." How to get there has always been the question. With the help of a psychiatrist, he now gets the message across in a context we can easily understand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very good listen

  • By Chris on 01-04-05

enlightening

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-18

this is deep and for me at leasr will require one maybe two more listenings. so very much

  • Old Path White Clouds

  • Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha
  • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 358

Old Path White Clouds presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from 24 Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in his inimitably beautiful style, this book traces the Buddha's life slowly and gently over the course of 80 years, partly through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy, and partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself. Old Path White Clouds is destined to become a classic of religious literature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breathtaking accomplishment!

  • By Karamelfun on 05-14-16

enlightening

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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: 05-10-18

lovely telling and thorough telling of the life of Budda. the narrator exudes the calm that the Budda teaches

  • The Buddha Walks into a Bar...

  • A Guide to Life for a New Generation
  • By: Lodro Rinzler
  • Narrated by: Lodro Rinzler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 998
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 874
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 871

This isn’t your grandmother’s book on meditation. It’s about integrating that “spiritual practice” thing into a life that includes beer, sex, and a boss who doesn’t understand you. It’s about making a difference in yourself and making a difference in your world - whether you’ve got everything figured out yet or not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening

  • By Wendy J. LaPlaca on 01-17-16

informative

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-18

this book was an informative introduction not too much information I didn't leave you guessing or wondering anybody that is interested I'd highly recommend it and since the author is also narrating it it comes across just as its intended to lighthearted and sincere

  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes

  • The Heirloom Collection
  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 58 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,585
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,099

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales are rightly ranked among the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction. Included in this collection are all four full-length Holmes novels and more than forty short masterpieces - from the inaugural adventure A Study in Scarlet to timeless favorites like “The Speckled Band” and more. At the center of each stands the iconic figure of Holmes - brilliant, eccentric, and capable of amazing feats of deductive reasoning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Table of Contents & Audible Part/Chapter Notes

  • By SantaFePainter on 11-18-13

a must for any holmes fan

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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: 04-24-18

wonderful narration, lived it because I know I will never have the time to sit down and read it ALL. And I found a new favorite!