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  • A Guide to Wine

  • By: Julian Curry
  • Narrated by: Julian Curry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 250

Actor and wine expert Julian Curry has devised a unique audiobook guide to wine. The whole subject is introduced and explained – how wine is made, the different grapes, the different blends, vintages, wine-growing areas and types. In an entertaining and informal style, he also teaches how to taste wine, and how to choose and store it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comprehensive overview

  • By Laurence on 09-26-03

Superior Audiobook!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-09

Don't let anyone dissuade you from purchasing this book based on the fact that it has a lot of information to absorb. Of course it does, isn't that what we are paying for? I have read at least 4 books on wine from the Dummy series to the more complex resources, and I must say that this audiobook can hold its own next to them all. If you are finding that there is too much to remember, read a few books about wine before you listen. I like to take this along with me on my dog walks. It is brilliantly read and wildly entertaining. This book is a wonderful resource for those who would like to learn about wine as well as those who know a fair amount and just want a relaxing review. Nice job, Julian Curry!!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • How to Think Like Einstein

  • Simple Ways to Break the Rules and Discover Your Hidden Genius
  • By: Scott Thorpe
  • Narrated by: Kerin McCue
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Think like Albert! Learn the techniques used by Einstein, and other great geniuses, to expand your mind and dream up the craziest, but most practical solutions of your life. Whether you're trying to develop a new product for your company, get your kids to bed on time, or eliminate world hunger, this audiobook provides the tools for discovering breakthrough answers to common, and not-so-common, challenges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Brick

  • By Peter on 07-29-05

Too much enthusiasm

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-07

This book has okay. The narration was the big turn off for me. I could not get through the entire book because of that problem. The ideas were good ones, but nothing really life-changing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Thomas Hardy

  • By: Claire Tomalin
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Hardy's work challenged sexual and religious conventions in a way that few other authors of the time dared. Though his modesty and kindness allowed some to underestimate him, or even to pity him, they did not prevent him from taking on the central themes of human experience: time, memory, loss, love, fear, grief, anger, death. This engrossing biography identifies the inner demons and the outer mores that drove Hardy and presents a complex portrait of one of the greatest figures in English literature.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Sensitive Portrait

  • By peter on 04-10-07

Hardy Fan

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-07

I have been a fan of Thomas Hardy for many years. This book did a remarkable job of telling an intimate story of his private life and work. I have a new-found respect for the author. All Hardy fans would benefit from listening to this comprehensive biography. I might have enjoyed it more read by a different narrator. That's the reason for the 4 stars.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Now

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,252

To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Consciousness Altering

  • By Darius on 02-13-04

Profound and enlightening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-07

Eckhart has a voice that is pure heaven to listen to. His message will bring peace to anyone, no matter what your circumstances. Since I have listened to numerous recordings of his work, I would recommend The Findhorn Retreat, Stillness Speaks, Living a Life of Inner Peace before this one. I found this one exceptional of course, but very heavy in concept. A new listener needs something much shorter so they can aquire the peace necessary before Now.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A New Earth

  • Awakening Your Life's Purpose
  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,481

Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one. In illuminating the nature of this shift in consciousness, Tolle describes in detail how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates. Then gently, and in very practical terms, he leads us into this new consciousness. We will come to experience who we truly are and learn to live and breathe freely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realized Being Shares In Person...a rare find.

  • By Mr. Word Sponge on 12-05-09

Profound yet simple in its concepts

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-07

The teachings presented in all of Eckhart's work are life changing. I have been known to be one of the biggest skeptics on the planet, and never thought anyone had an original idea when it comes to spirituality. I stand corrected now. I can only hope in some way, many will be drawn to and can learn this profound way of viewing the world.

30 of 43 people found this review helpful

  • Eckhart Tolle's Findhorn Retreat

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

Best-selling author and spiritual guide Eckhart Tolle led a remarkable two-day retreat at Findhorn, Scotland, a community on the leading edge of personal and global transformation. His weekend talks, captured on audio, create a deeply moving experience for listeners. Speaking on the subject of stillness, which he describes as a doorway into the Now and to true personal enlightenment, Tolle shows listeners how to find stillness in the present moment and enter a deeper dimension of peace and fulfillment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the stillness

  • By Pamela Harvey on 01-09-06

Life altering

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-07

The teachings presented in all of Eckhart's work are life changing. I have been known to be one of the biggest skeptics on the planet, and never thought anyone had an original idea when it comes to spirituality. I stand corrected now. I can only hope in some way, many will be drawn to and can learn this profound way of viewing the world.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Living a Life of Inner Peace

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 124

Living a Life of Inner Peace is a recording of one of Eckhart's most moving, transformative talks. The talk is relaxed and funny, and he conveys his message through stories and insightful observation. Eckhart makes us laugh at ourselves, while helping us break through habitual thinking to discover the eternal presence of the Now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Light and fun

  • By Troy D. Lowell on 01-22-05

Inspiring in its simplicity

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-07

Echart Tolle came into my life purely by accident when I ordered a Netflix Video series called The Flowering of the Human Conscience by Eckhart Tolle whom I had never heard of. I was expecting something very different. I am beginning to wonder if there was some other force working to help put me on the right track, because I would not have had any reason to rent this DVD disc series. I had only been renting workout videos for the past several weeks. When I stuck it in the DVD player, I saw a simple looking man stepped onto the stage and started talking. My first thought was, oh lord, what the heck did I get myself into here, but after 5 minutes I was captivated, and was blown away by the simple yet powerful message. I was not looking for spiritual direction, but got it non-the-less and in a very enlightening way. I have to date purchased 4 of his audio books, and my life has been changed forever in a gloriously calming way. I am eternally grateful for this chance meeting with Mr. Tolle,and his life-changing message about the meaning of life.

18 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Stillness Speaks

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,897
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,324

This long-awaited second book by renowned spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle goes deeper into the teachings so eloquently and clearly expressed in his first book, The Power of Now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Anonymous User on 06-03-07

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-07

Echart Tolle came into my life purely by accident when I ordered a Netflix Video series called Flowering of the Human Conscience by Eckhart Tolle whom I had never heard of. I was expecting something very different. I am beginning to wonder if there was some other force working to help put me on the right track, because I would not have had any reason to rent this DVD disc series. I had only been renting workout videos for the past several weeks. When I stuck it in the DVD player, I saw a simple looking man stepped onto the stage and started talking. My first thought was, oh lord, what the heck did I get myself into here, but after 5 minutes I was captivated, and was blown away by the simple yet powerful message. I was not looking for spiritual direction, but got it non-the-less and in a very enlightening way. I have to date purchased 4 of his audio books, and my life has been changed forever in a gloriously calming way. I am eternally grateful for this chance meeting with Mr. Tolle,and his life-changing message about the meaning of life.

85 of 86 people found this review helpful