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  • Star Wars (Dramatized)

  • By: George Lucas, Brian Daley (adaptation)
  • Narrated by: Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,911
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,917

This landmark production, perhaps the most ambitious radio project ever attempted, began when Star Wars creator George Lucas donated the story rights to an NPR affiliate. Writer Brian Daley adapted the film's highly visual script to the special demands and unique possibilities of radio, creating a more richly textured tale with greater emphasis on character development.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beyond the film...

  • By Matthew on 10-13-11

Very Entertaining ..

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

Reviewed: 05-19-14

I am not a Star Wars fanatic by any means and I thought this production was very entertaining.

The only gotcha is that they are presented in their original form. Which means you hear all of the credits at the end of each chapter and at the start of each chapter you are also presented with a flash back of what happened in the previous chapter.

Besides that I loved it !

  • Don't Dump the Dog

  • Outrageous Stories and Simple Solutions to Your Worst Dog Behavior Problems
  • By: Melinda Roth, Randy Grim
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Do you want to dump your dog because he tries to escape your yard? Barks too much? You-know-whats in the house? Doesn’t play well with others? Chewed up your favorite pair of shoes? You wouldn’t be the first person asking to “return” your pet. And dog rescuer Randy Grim has heard every reason under the sun. But before you load Fido into the back of your car, listen to this book. In it, Randy addresses the concerns of dog guardians everywhere by responding to letters that he’s actually received.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn about your Dog while Laughing

  • By Ruben on 10-23-14

Pretty Good

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

Reviewed: 05-01-14

I have bought several training books and this was one of the best read out there.

This is a really high quality recording.

One note about dog training every trainer is different. No matter what book you get you will have to use and implement techniques that you are comfortable with. With that said this book is not ground breaking . But the delivery is great. It is funny and will give you some great insight into the word of rescues.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tibetan Buddhist Meditation

  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Shamatha-vipashyana is a profound form of meditation that illuminates and purifies the obstacles to spiritual realization. Tibetan Buddhists today regard it as both the foundation and the pinnacle of the awakened life. With Pema Chodron, you'll learn the nuances of this subtle and deeply rewarding practice in this accessible introduction and guided meditation into the experience of pure meditation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a guided meditation

  • By Ricardo on 04-30-14

Not a guided meditation

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-14

I bought this audio thinking it was going to be a guided meditation like some of the other offerings from this vendor.

This is not a true guided meditation but Pema does offer helpful insights and tips on how to get the best of your sessions.

The audio was recorded in a live setting so there is some background noise which is why I gave it a 3 starts in the performance.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • You Are Now Less Dumb

  • How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself
  • By: David McRaney
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201

You Are Now Less Dumb is grounded in the idea that we all believe ourselves to be objective observers of reality - except we’re not. But that's okay, because our delusions keep us sane. Expanding on this premise, McRaney provides eye-opening analyses of 15 more ways we fool ourselves every day. This smart and highly entertaining audiobook will be wowing listeners for years to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You really will be less dumb!

  • By Kim Drnec on 08-01-14

Ssssssssoooo you bought this book to be sssssmart.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-14

The information is great and very well put together. But the S's are annoying. I can only listen to a chapter at a time and forget listening to this on my headphones.

Sssssso there you have it !

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Worst Ideas Ever

  • A Celebration of Embarrassment
  • By: Daniel Kline, Jason Tomaszewski
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 782
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 713
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 714

From memorable disasters such as New Coke, the XFL, and Tiger Woods’ marriage to less-remembered failures such as Yugo, Cop Rock, and Microsoft’s BOB, Worst Ideas Ever revisits history’s biggest blunders. Whether it’s a pop culture failure or a political one, Worst Ideas Ever uncovers the ridiculous stories behind mistakes so huge, you’ll have to constantly remind yourself that they actually happened.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Wears out quickly

  • By Sara on 04-28-14

Add this one to the list of worst ideas ever.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-14

I was looking forward to this book. For some reason I thought this was going to be a historical look at bad ideas.

The little history this book contains is overshadowed by his personal opinions. In some cases it seems that he is happy ______ failed because he doesn't like them.

If he would have left out the personal opinions and stuck to research and facts this would have been more intresting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 10% Happier

  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,470

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired me to restart my meditation practice

  • By Julie W. Capell on 12-07-16
  • 10% Happier
  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris

Entertaining but not a how to book.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-14

Let me start of by saying this is not a how to book. If that is what you are looking for you are better off looking some where else.

Instead this a story about a man and his journey , discovering what works for him.

And it was a great and entertaining journey. Dan goes into detail with his struggles and how he started and continues to overcome them. It is highly entertaining and a great story.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Smart Thinking

  • Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done
  • By: Art Markman
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 554

Think smart people are just born that way? Think again. Drawing on diverse studies of the mind, from psychology to linguistics, philosophy, and learning science, Art Markman, Ph.D., demonstrates the difference between "smart thinking" and raw intelligence, showing listeners how memory works, how to learn effectively, and how to use knowledge to get things done. He then introduces his own three-part formula for listeners to employ "smart thinking" in their daily lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I feel asleep in class

  • By Lee on 12-14-12

Not bad

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-14

Smart thinking was alright. Some of the tips are common sense but there are a few nuggets in there. Overall it was a little dry but I have heard worse.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Chakra Breathing Meditations

  • By: Layne Redmond
  • Narrated by: Layne Redmond
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Your breathing reflects your mind: when it's shallow and irregular, your mind will be scattered: when it finds it natural rhythm, your mind and emotions settle down. Use this breathing session whenever you need to get centered and grounded.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple and to the point

  • By Ricardo on 04-29-14

Simple and to the point

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-14

This is a basic meditation .. Layne's voice is great and very detailed. Not bad for the price.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Mother Was Nuts

  • A Memoir
  • By: Penny Marshall
  • Narrated by: Penny Marshall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,932
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,714

her life story going her humble roots in the Bronx to one of the most liked and respected figures in the entertainment business, also covering her marriage to Rob Reiner and relationships with Art Garfunkel, Carrie Fisher, and John Belushi, and her bout with lung and brain cancer in 2009, to Julia Cheiffetz

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen up - not to be read!

  • By GaylM on 10-17-12

Loved it .. Loved it Loved it !

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-14

Let me be honest my first concern was "how can I listen to this with her voice".

After 10 minutes in I wouldn't have it any other way. I loved this book and now I love her.

Her stories were great and she said them with so much honestly.

I laughed , I cried, I cheered .. .. must buy !

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • How to Stay Motivated

  • Developing the Qualities of Success
  • By: Zig Ziglar
  • Narrated by: Zig Ziglar
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,075
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,055

How to Stay Motivated provides you with clear and proven techniques to use to enhance relationships, improve your self-image, set and achieve goals, and so much more! Apply these winning steps from the motivational master himself to build a better, more productive, satisfying life for yourself and your family. Change your picture and change every facet of your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Zig without interruptions make it worth it.

  • By Ricardo on 01-08-14

Zig without interruptions make it worth it.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-14

OK .. A previous review states that this is mostly material from his podcast. That in its self is a true statement the difference here is that you get the stories back to back without having to put the podcasts in the right order. And no interruptions.

This is a great audiobook its classic Zig and some of the stories are repeated in other material but who cares it's Zig ! You can hear the same story over and over again and its still as interesting and motivating as it was the the first time you hears it.

His excitement and love for life is contagious ! Great way to start the morning.

You can listen to it at a faster speed but you wouldn't want to.

26 of 26 people found this review helpful