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West Blocton, AL, United States
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  • The Power of Awareness

  • By: Mark W. Muesse
  • Narrated by: Mark W. Muesse
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Original Recording
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    4 out of 5 stars 17
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    4 out of 5 stars 17

Explore the notion of "mindfulness" - nonjudgmental attention to experience - as it occurs in everyday life and as a deliberate practice. Note the many benefits of mindfulness practice, from the freedom to choose how you respond to life, to releasing detrimental emotions and patterns of thinking, to its effects on your physical health.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great lecture!

  • By Paul on 12-06-18

Great lecture!

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Reviewed: 12-06-18

I really enjoyed and benefitted from this brief, well organized lecture on awareness and more broadly mindfulness. He did an excellent job of illustrating what awareness is and then expanded his ideas on why it is beneficial and how it can be applicable in everyday life. I highly recommend listening.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Brain-Powered Weight Loss

  • The 11-Step Behavior-Based Plan That Ends Overeating and Leads to Dropping Unwanted Pounds for Good
  • By: Eliza Kingsford
  • Narrated by: Eliza Kingsford
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Losing weight and successfully maintaining it over the long term is not as much about what you put in your stomach; it's more about what's happening in the brain. In Brain-Powered Weight Loss, psychotherapist and weight management expert Eliza Kingsford shows that more than 90 percent of people who go on diet programs (even healthy ones) fail or eventually regain because they have a dysfunctional relationship with food.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The only weight loss book you'll ever need

  • By Paul on 02-03-17

The only weight loss book you'll ever need

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Reviewed: 02-03-17

This is a great audible purchase or use of a credit. I started it over as soon as it ended because I enjoyed it and wanted to reinforce what I had just heard. It brings together all the things you've learned in your pursuit of being healthy and gives you practical skills and ideas about how to enforce them in everyday life. I also enjoy Eliza's voice. It is calming and reassuring while still evoking confidence and competence. Get this one and become a long time weight manager.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating

  • By: Andy Stanley
  • Narrated by: Stu Gray
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 350

Single? Looking for the "right person"? Thinking that if you met the "right person" everything would turn out "right"? Think again. In The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating, Andy Stanley explores the challenges, assumptions, and land mines associated with dating in the 21st century. Best of all, he offers the most practical and uncensored advice you will ever hear on this topic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • To those upset the book uses Jesus as a standard

  • By Simran Kaur on 01-02-18

Great book!

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Reviewed: 06-27-16

Become the person the person you are looking for is looking for! This is one of the great ideas that will stay with me from this book. I recommend you give this book a chance. It does not take a long investment and it will be worth it.

  • The Practicing Mind

  • Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life
  • By: Thomas M. Sterner
  • Narrated by: Thomas M. Sterner
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,685
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    4 out of 5 stars 5,615
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,541

Present moment awareness is an essential ingredient in life if one expects to experience any degree of authentic peace and contentment. It has been acknowledged for centuries as the cornerstone of spiritual awakening in all traditions of Eastern thought. In the West, however, it is still a relatively unrecognized concept for living. The Western mind is always restless, never content with the moment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some great takeaways despite the robotic narration

  • By azmom on 04-04-15

I love this book!

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Reviewed: 05-20-16

I have listened to this audiobook multiple times. It has helped me not only become a better piano player but a better person in many ways. It is not long. It is well worth the time investment.

  • Humblebrag

  • The Art of False Modesty
  • By: Harris Wittels
  • Narrated by: Harris Wittels
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 233
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    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 205

From comedian and writer ( Parks and Recreation, Eastbound & Down) Harris Wittels comes a hysterical breakdown of boasts, brags, and self-adulation disguised as humble comments and complaints - based on his popular @humblebrag Twitter feed. >Something immediately annoyed Harris Wittels about Twitter. All of a sudden it was acceptable to brag, so long as those brags were ever-so-thinly disguised as transparent humility....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cathartic to hear your sassy voice. We miss you.

  • By Arthur Hatch on 05-03-15

The best purchase I have made on Audible!

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Reviewed: 11-15-12

I loved this book. It is hysterical. I actually laughed out loud every ten minutes or so. It is also an interesting study in human behavior and you can't help but think about some of the things you say or post on social media sites. The author is very insightful and his sense of humor is entertaining. I did not stop listening until it ended. I will listen to this again when I need a good laugh. I am going to be sharing this with friends. I have a new favorite audible book. Don't miss out on this one!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32,117
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27,237
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    4 out of 5 stars 27,871

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Really 2.5

  • By Kd on 05-16-12

Thank You Audio for New Recording!

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Reviewed: 05-15-12

I would just like to say that I, for one, really appreciate audible.com listening to its customers and quickly making an effort to re-record this very popular book. I think it is without doubt better than the original. I read all the reviews protesting LOUDLY and decided to order it anyway. I thought, Good Grief! It can't be that bad. I started listening, determined to not be critical of the narration. After about two chapters. I cut it off and I just thought I wasted a credit. I couldn't take it and it kind of creeped me out and annoyed me at the same time. It REALLY did sound like an eight year old valley girl reading an adult novel. The new version is MUCH better. I think it is very comendable that you would act quickly and respond to your listeners. Thank You! I am now able to finish this book and see what all the fuss is about!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • My Reading Life

  • By: Pat Conroy
  • Narrated by: Pat Conroy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 159
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

Pat Conroy, the beloved American storyteller, is also a vora­cious reader. He has for years kept a notebook in which he notes words or phrases, just from a love of language. But read­ing for him is not simply a pleasure to be enjoyed in off-hours or a source of inspiration for his own writing. It would hardly be an exaggeration to claim that reading has saved his life, and if not his life then surely his sanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Conroy shares his storytelling

  • By Howard on 11-17-10

Enjoyed hearing Pat Conroy read his life stories

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Reviewed: 02-14-12

As a huge fan of Pat Conroy's books I was excited to see that he narrated this himself. It is very interesting to hear "My Reading Life" in his voice because it is a personal account of his life. I particularly enjoyed hearing about his interaction with other writers in the Atlanta area and the places they would hang out and meet. It also gives some insight into and further appreciation for many of his novels. I have always wanted to meet him and after listening to this audio book I felt as if I had.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Cultural Literacy

  • What Every American Needs to Know
  • By: E.D. Hirsch Jr.
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

In this forceful manifesto Professor E. D. Hirsch, Jr., argues that children in the United States are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society. They lack cultural literacy: a grasp of background information that writers and speakers assume their audience already has.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Theory

  • By Marcus Vorwaller on 08-06-06

Disappointed

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Reviewed: 02-14-12

I have a copy of Cultural Literacy and it has a list of topics with a brief description of each that explains its relevance in American Culture. This audio book just lists a bunch of topics alphabetically. I thought this would be a fun book to listen to while driving, but who wants to listen to a random list of names and topics without any information to educate you about them? I just did not get this audio version.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy

  • By: Caroline Kennedy (foreword), Michael Beschloss (introduction)
  • Narrated by: Jacqueline Kennedy, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (interviewer), Caroline Kennedy (foreword), and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 737
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    4 out of 5 stars 608
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    4 out of 5 stars 601

In 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded seven historic interviews about her life with John F. Kennedy. Now, decades later, these conversations can be heard in this digitally remastered eight-and-a-half-hour audio program. This audiobook includes the foreword written and read by Caroline Kennedy; introduction written and read by historian Michael Beschloss and the photos from the hardcover book, as well as complete annotations from Michael Beschloss, both in downloadable PDF format.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Listen

  • By Tim on 01-03-12

Fascinating for Kennedy fans

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Reviewed: 02-14-12

I very much enjoyed listening to this audio book. I was very excited when I saw that audible had added it. I consumed it, much like a starving man at the end of a fast. For history buffs it will be thrilling to hear a first hand account of things through the eyes of Jacqueline Kennedy. I learned things I didn't know and was surprised to learn for example that Mrs. Kennedy did not care for France or the French. I guess I assumed (possibly because of her maiden name) that she was somewhat enchanted with all things French. I was not born during the Kennedy presidency so some of the people that were discussed were unfamiliar to me and therefore not as interesting to hear about as they might be for others who are more informed. I think anyone who is a fan of, or interested in the Kennedy family will want to add this audible book to their library.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Night Listener

  • By: Armistead Maupin
  • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

This unprecedented audio project is as thought-provoking as it is mesmeric. The Night Listener is a meditation on the power of voices and the faith we place in them, and an extraordinary audio experience from an American literary icon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wheels within wheels

  • By Naomi on 07-06-03

Thought provoking and entertaining

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Reviewed: 02-14-12

I didn't know what to expect with this book. I hesitated to buy it even though I am a big fan of Armistead Maupin's work. I was pleasantly surprised. The fact that the book is about a boy that was abused may understandably put some readers off, but I say take a chance on this one. I became so interested in the story I did not want to fall asleep at night wanting to know what would happen. The story is so compelling and heart felt that it grabs you and doesn't let you go til the end. I don't want to discuss the plot line because I don't want to give anything away. I found myself thinking about this book long after I had finished it. I did not want the story to end and I found myself a bigger Armistead Maupin fan after listening to this performance.