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  • Asian Journals

  • India and Japan (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)
  • By: Joseph Campbell
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella
  • Length: 26 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4 out of 5 stars 9
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

At the beginning of his career, Joseph Campbell developed a lasting fascination with the cultures of the Far East, and explorations of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy later became recurring motifs in his vast body of work. However, Campbell had to wait until middle age to visit the lands that inspired him so deeply. In 1954, he took a sabbatical from his teaching position and embarked on a year-long voyage through India, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and finally Japan. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a journey!

  • By Anonymous User on 08-11-18

Profound

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Reviewed: 06-16-18

Campbell's writings are a window to the past that is vivid and interesting . His writings also show no matter how we advance technologically , humans nature, culture and tradition have kept us from advancing as a species. This journal could have been written last year or seventy years ago. Still relevant.

  • The X-Files: Stolen Lives

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759

Out of the ashes of the Syndicate, a new, more powerful threat has emerged. Resurrected members of this fallen group - now shadows of their former selves - seemingly bend to the will of someone, or something, with unmatched abilities and an unknown purpose. As those believed to be enemies become unlikely allies and trusted friends turn into terrifying foes, FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully become unknowing participants in a deadly game of deception and retribution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As much as the show

  • By S. Reese on 11-02-17

Make Another!

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Reviewed: 10-04-17

I really like this series with the original cast. I hope they continue participating in them. Waiting for the next installment.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Zen Buddhism Stories

  • By: Trout Lake Media
  • Narrated by: Alec Sand
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
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    4 out of 5 stars 99
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    4 out of 5 stars 96

A collection of Zen stories to amuse and illuminate. Includes all the stories from classic Zen literature: 101 Zen Stories, The Gateless Gate, The Ten Bulls and Centering. Includes the soundtrack The Mysterious Sound of Wind In the Bamboo - a 43 minute collection of Zen inspired Japanese music by The Matsu Take Ensemble.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Zen Stories To Go With Your Flute Music

  • By Joshua on 03-22-15

Enjoyable stories

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Reviewed: 09-03-17

Enjoyed the stories. Separating stories with music nice. Narration is very good. Like to see more translated.

  • What Makes You Not a Buddhist

  • By: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
  • Narrated by: Tom Pile
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483

Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, one of the most creative and innovative lamas teaching today, throws down the gauntlet to the Buddhist world, challenging common misconceptions, stereotypes, and fantasies. With wit and irony, Khysentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism - beyond the romance with beads, incense, or exotic robes - straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Buddhism with a bite.

  • By Relatable1 on 01-30-15

Author is very assuming

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Reviewed: 08-14-17

Narration is good.
The author is very certain of his preconceived notions and likes to categorize people using offensive stereotypical labels. At one point the author speaks of people using a rattle as a distraction. If the author was aware of other religions the author would know rattles are used in Native religions to calm the mind and invoke a trance state. The writing of this book was premature on the author's part.

  • Sky Above, Great Wind

  • The Life and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan
  • By: Kazuaki Tanahashi
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

Ryokan (1758–1831) is, along with Dogen and Hakuin, one of the three giants of Zen in Japan. But unlike his two renowned colleagues, Ryokan was a societal dropout, living mostly as a hermit and a beggar. He was never head of a monastery or temple. He liked playing with children. He had no dharma heir. Even so, people recognized the depth of his realization, and he was sought out by people of all walks of life for the teaching to be experienced in just being around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Great Fool

  • By Susie on 03-03-15

Wonderful book

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Reviewed: 08-13-17

If you want Zen explained to you buy books by D.T. Suzuki. If you want to see it through the eyes of someone that lived it, this is the book

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,932
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,851
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,780

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

I hope Chris Carter and cast continues book series

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Reviewed: 08-11-17

This is a great idea using the original cast to read their parts. The use of sound effects to help tell the story reminds me of the 1950's radio programs. The stories were well written. Between the cast, sound effects and great stories I found myself using much more of my imagination than I had thought I would while listening. I hope there is a series of these in the works!

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • A Brief History of the Samurai

  • Brief Histories
  • By: Jonathan Clements
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

From a leading expert in Japanese history, this is one of the first full histories of the art and culture of the Samurai warrior. The Samurai emerged as a warrior caste in Medieval Japan and would have a powerful influence on the history and culture of the country from the next 500 years. Clements also looks at the Samurai wars that tore Japan apart in the 17th and 18th centuries and how the caste was finally demolished in the advent of the mechanized world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well narrated

  • By Joseph on 12-30-14

Excellent history of Edo period Japan.

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Reviewed: 07-10-17

Excellent history of Edo period Japan and of Samurai history in detail. Narration well done. Years of material to digest and research.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful