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  • The Wake Up

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902

Something has been asleep in forty-year-old cattle rancher Aiden Delacorte for a long time. It all comes back in a rush during a hunting trip, when he's suddenly attuned to the animals around him, feeling their pain and fear as if it were his own. But the newfound sensitivity of Aiden's "wake up" has its price. He can no longer sleepwalk through life, holding everyone at arm's length. As he struggles to cope with a trait he's buried since childhood, Aiden falls in love with Gwen, a single mother whose young son bears a burden of his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet find

  • By Katherine Pilling on 05-22-18

Worth the time involved.

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

The narration was enjoyable, especially read by the author. it was a quick listen. ..

  • Something in the Water

  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,229

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Give this a HARD PASS

  • By 3dewdrops on 06-27-18

Highly recommended.

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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: 07-29-18

I really identified with the main character. but overall a good, fun, summer listen, Highly recommended

  • All Is Not Forgotten

  • By: Wendy Walker
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 607

It begins in the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut, where everything seems picture perfect. Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable but i will try...

  • By Brooklyn girl on 06-17-17

"Incredible"

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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: 08-03-16

Excellent. There is more here than words. the author set the stage for deep searching into oneself,

  • Presence

  • Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
  • By: Amy Cuddy
  • Narrated by: Amy Cuddy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,959
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,924

Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every listener will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the TED Talk

  • By A. Yoshida on 07-10-16

An incredible book

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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: 01-22-16

An incredible book, being a well-written and incredibly moving piece of literature. "If you put your Hart in order, you're putting your life in order."

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  • Rising Strong

  • How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,266
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,799

Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability - the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome - is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn to live your life with compassion, integrity and authenticity.

  • By Nishna-botna on 08-27-15

Support along the way is a must.

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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: 09-17-15

For those of us beginning to explore our vulnerability, it's a bit of a surprise to discover the supremely uncomfortable highs and lows and new intensity of feeling that accompany vulnerability.

  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,923

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of competence porn

  • By Tristan on 08-20-16

Of course, we get room!

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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: 07-05-15

Elon Musk's footprints have crossed. Readers will find not merely a book that conveys information in an acceptable format, but one that reaches out to them, personally, and speaks the language of their subculture. That Vance has managed to do this in a way that includes so many is extraordinary.

  • Autobiography of a Yogi

  • By: Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
  • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,492

When Autobiography of a Yogi first appeared in 1946, it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. The New York Times hailed it as "a rare account". Newsweek pronounced it "fascinating". The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Yogananda presents a convincing case for yoga, and those who 'came to scoff' may remain 'to pray." Today it is still one of the most widely read and respected books ever published on the wisdom of the East.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spiritually Uplifting -- and entertaining!

  • By D on 12-27-04

This is an absolutely fascinating book!

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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: 05-06-15

This is an absolutely fascinating book!. most beautifully written It offers a theory of the workings of the universe which unlike many others has been tested and proved right by many ancient seers and modern seekers of truth, Here many religious dogmas and new age "mysticisms" lose their grip on the open discriminative mind. Read and Think!!!

Thank You Paramahansa Yogananda...

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  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45,374
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,108
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41,041

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

Great soul

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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: 03-05-15

This was clearly on of the best books I have ever read in a long time. Outstanding in all respects Excellent WWII story about French resistance,Great soul.

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  • Consciousness, Aging, and the New Millennium and An Evening with Ram Dass

  • By: Ram Dass
  • Narrated by: Ram Dass
  • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 66

In this fascinating workshop, Ram Dass - beloved teacher and author of the seminal work Be Here Now - explains to attendees how absolutely any experience, even driving a car, can be used to expand awareness and awaken spiritually. Bonus Audio: An Evening with Ram Dass features the author speaking at a lively event which was a benefit for The Seva Foundation. This audio was taped in 1985 at Julia Richmond High School in New York City.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • We'll written, thoughtful, book on aging..

  • By R You on 04-05-15

Consciousness, Aging, and the New Millennium

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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: 02-18-15

Consciousness, Aging, and the New Millennium and An Evening with Ram Dass:This book is the most amazingly beautiful book I have ever encountered. Reading it brings more love into my heart than even the Bagavad-Gita!

  • Everything I Never Told You

  • A Novel
  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,298
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,322

Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet.… So begins the story in this exquisite debut novel about a Chinese American family living in a small town in 1970s Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Family Secrets Abound

  • By Jami on 10-30-14

Extraordinary. One of a kind deconstruction

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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: 01-10-15

Extraordinary. One of a kind deconstruction of a family. Exquisite surprising and heartbreakingly elegant. A great story of a family that has kept secrets from each other that have nearly destroyed their family.Excellent book - buy it!