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  • Being Nobody Going Nowhere

  • Meditations on the Buddhist Path
  • By: Ayya Khema
  • Narrated by: Claire Slemmer, Fajer Al-Kaisi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

In this lucid classic, beloved teacher Ayya Khema introduces the listener to the essence of the Buddhist path. She addresses the how and why of meditation, providing a clear framework for understanding the nature of karma and rebirth and the entirety of the eightfold path. With specific, practical advice, Ayya Khema illuminates the practices of compassion and sympathetic joy, and offers forthright guidance in working with the hindrances that we all encounter in meditation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The only book you will ever need.

  • By Andrew on 01-10-17

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

A pretty good Meditation book for beginners. She does not go into too much detail about Theravada principles, but sticks with more of the how-to with Vipassana Meditation and a bunch of great personal insights along throughout. An excellent refresher course for anyone’s practice.

  • Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

  • Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
  • By: Shunryu Suzuki
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few. So begins this most beloved of all American Zen works. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as this famous opening line of Shunryu Suzuki's classic. In a single stroke, the simple sentence cuts through the pervasive tendency students have of getting so close to Zen as to completely miss what it's all about. An instant teaching in the first minutes. And that's just the beginning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book on zen -- with another best!

  • By Brian Robertson on 04-17-16

Excellent for meditating and learning.

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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: 08-14-18

When i first read this book over 15 years ago, i never thought i would be listening to Peter Coyote narrate it!!! Very good job 👍🏻

  • Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

  • How to Unlock Your Full Potential for Success and Achievement
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335

"Every line in this book is bursting with truth, wisdom, and power. Brian Tracy is the preeminent authority on showing you how to dramatically improve your life. Let him be your guide. I've learned so much from Brian myself that I can't thank him enough!" (Robert G. Allen, number-one New York Times best-selling author)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book, HORRIBLE Audio

  • By JLP on 07-22-15

Okay and still Pretty Good

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Most of what is in here can be found in Maximum Achievement (unabridged version), which was by far Brian’s best audio book.

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,366

At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but....

  • By Kimmi on 03-03-12

A Decent Book about Habits

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

This is a good book about habits, where they come from in the brain and how to break them. The biggest gripe I have about this book is that the author starts out strong in the first couple of chapters and then.... bam! it's story time for the remainder of the book with lots of anecdotes about real people and studies. I was kind of hoping for more of an awesome how-to book on how to break bad habits and make new ones. The author does finally get to the point in the final chapter and explain how to do it, so if you are looking for that like I was, just skip to the last two of chapters. Interesting stories, I believe they did help.

  • Instinct

  • By: James Patterson, Howard Roughan
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,750

A serial killer is loose on the streets of Manhattan. His victims appear to be total strangers. The only clue that unites the crimes is the playing card left behind at each scene that hints at the next target. The killer, known in the tabloids as The Dealer, is baiting cops into a deadly and scandalous guessing game that has the city increasingly on edge.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Patterson's best work!!!!

  • By Jennifer on 07-06-17

So so

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

The narrator does a decent voice for the female character. The overall story does not focus on the killer’s perspective much. It opens up well, but most of it is a half-hearted attempt at police procedure. The characters are well developed, however there are way too many cliches and famous one-liner quotes in the dialog. I mean the book is swimming in cliches. Seriously, no one speaks this way in reality. I almost feel like Patterson’s grand kid got ahold of his computer and wrote this.

  • Striking Distance

  • Bruce Lee & the Dawn of Martial Arts in America
  • By: Charles Russo
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

In the Chinese calendar, 1964 was the Year of the Green Dragon. It would be a challenging and eventful year for Bruce Lee. He would broadcast his dissenting view before the first great international martial arts gathering and then defend it by facing down Chinatown's young ace kung fu practitioner in a legendary behind-closed-doors, high-noon-style showdown. The Year of the Green Dragon saw the dawn of martial arts in America and the rise of an icon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic guide to great tim in martial art histo

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-13-16

Not What I Expected

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

If you want a book that covers Chinese and Chinese-American history for 50% of the book, while touching on Bruce’s life and randomly zooming in on a few of his fights while staying true to an obscure writing style...enter wild tangents about other people’s fights who have very little to do with Bruce. Just not what was expected. Great narration! 👍

  • Unfu*k Yourself

  • By: Gary John Bishop
  • Narrated by: Gary John Bishop
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,906

Are you tired of feeling f*cked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unf*cked version of yourself. "Wake up to the miracle you are," he directs. "Here's what you've forgotten: You're a f*cking miracle of being." It isn't other people that are standing in your way; it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive. It's yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now I'm F'd for sure!

  • By Kerry Strong on 08-24-17

Pretty Good

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Not 5 stars, i am giving 5 stars overall because 4.5 is not an option. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a fuck is longer and a wee bit more informative. However, This author has several good points to motivate the reader to action which TSANGF does not do as well. Unfuck Yourself will get you moving fast and TSANGF will help keep you moving in the face of adversity.

  • Close That Sale!

  • The 24 Best Sales Closing Techniques Ever Discovered
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450

Close That Sale! The 24 Best Sales Closing Techniques Ever Discovered is perhaps the most valuable small book in the world of selling and business today. In 25 fast-moving chapters, based on thousands of sales conversations, and the experience of more than 1,000,000 salespeople worldwide, you learn how to make more sales, faster than you ever thought possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful and Extremely Clear!

  • By bSharpe3 on 02-05-15

Very Brief, but Worth It!!!

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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: 01-18-18

These are the techniques from Psychology Selling and more. If you want to increase your sales and closing confidence, go for it.

  • Dynasty of Evil

  • Star Wars Legends (Darth Bane)
  • By: Drew Karpyshyn
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,620
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,143
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,141

Twenty years have passed since Darth Bane, reigning Dark Lord of the Sith, demolished the ancient order devoted to the dark side and reinvented it as a circle of two: one Master to wield the power and pass on the wisdom, and one apprentice to learn, challenge, and ultimately usurp the Dark Lord in a duel to the death. But Bane’s acolyte, Zannah, has yet to engage her Master in mortal combat and prove herself a worthy successor. Determined that the Sith dream of galactic domination will not die with him, Bane vows to learn the secret of a forgotten Dark Lord that will assure the Sith’s immortality - and his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Darth Bane ruled......

  • By AaronSaint81 on 06-05-13

Wow! Best Bane book in the series!

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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: 12-15-17

Not only is this probably the best book in the whole Bane series with its only rival being book 1. It sets the stage for many more Sith stories to come and has a good ending as well.

  • And Baby Makes Three

  • The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives
  • By: John M. Gottman PhD, Julie Schwartz Gottman PhD
  • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Having a baby is a joyous experience, but even the best relationships are strained during the transition from duo to trio. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework, and new fiscal concerns often lead to conflict, disappointment, and hurt feelings. In And Baby Makes Three, Love Lab™ experts John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman teach couples the skills from their successful workshops, so partners can avoid the pitfalls of parenthood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helps explain a lot of what has happened.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-12-17

Not as helpful as I expected

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-17

The examples of couples were good. The writers unfortunately talk down to the readers as if we are children ourselves when we are actually adults with capable brains. The authors also include an overwhelming number of surveys. In the written version i may have just glossed over these, however in the audiobook that impossible because who knows when they will end. There multiple surveys with hundreds of questions for the listener (Ie very boring). On a side note, if you need a good night's sleep buy this book and put it on).