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  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,917
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,010

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

  • By TMort on 06-07-17

Must Read!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-19

everything I was looking for. great summary of everything that matters regarding the known universe.

Mindset
    The New Psychology of Success
    
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    Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    11,315 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Mindset

  • The New Psychology of Success
  • By: Carol Dweck
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,349

Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work, and ultimately predicts whether or not we will fulfull our potential.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Literally Mind-Altering

  • By John on 09-08-15

Good but not Great

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

good book guiding flexibility in life and always willing to learn and improve oneself. good for teaching children. I didn't really like some of the real life examples.

  • Cosmos

  • By: Carl Sagan
  • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,069
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,619

Cosmos is one of the best-selling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Levar Burton channelling Captain Kirk

  • By DM on 09-11-17

Pure Awesomeness!!!

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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: 04-26-18

great book. wonderful insight and an inspiration to all humans. must read for all who care about this planet!

  • The Art of Living

  • Peace and Freedom in the Here and Now
  • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 606

In troubled times there is an urgency to understand ourselves and our world. We have so many questions, and they tug at us night and day, consciously and unconsciously. In this important volume, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh - one of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world today - reveals an art of living in mindfulness that helps us answer life's deepest questions and experience the happiness and freedom we desire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For the Gentle Revolution

  • By Eduardo Joffroy Jr. on 08-17-17

must read Zen 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: 03-21-18

Great insight on daily living and practicing mindfulness. As a seasoned Zen practitioner, I find this book very informative. Highly recommended!

  • Meditations

  • By: Marcus Aurelius, George Long - translator, Duncan Steen - translator
  • Narrated by: Duncan Steen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,029

One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions - a cornerstone of Western thought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelent reading of an excellent classic

  • By David on 10-22-16

I didn't know Marcis Aurelius was a Buddhist!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-18

Practically all his everyday advise fit the teachings of Buddha... wonder if he actually had encounters with the East.

  • The Enlightened Brain

  • The Neuroscience of Awakening
  • By: Rick Hanson PhD
  • Narrated by: Rick Hanson PhD
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

There's been a major breakthrough in the world's oldest research experiment. For over 2,500 years, Buddhist meditators have investigated the human psyche. Now with the help of modern neuroscience, we have gained an unprecedented understanding of how the brain responds to meditation practice - which gives you powerful tools for changing your own brain for more happiness, love, and wisdom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • repeat but still good

  • By cortney on 10-21-15

Excellent audio book

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-18

perfect fit audio because of the guided meditations. great insight with a mix of neurobiology and Buddhism

  • Don't Be a Jerk

  • And Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan's Greatest Zen Master
  • By: Brad Warner
  • Narrated by: Brad Warner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

The Shobogenzo (The Treasury of the True Dharma Eye) is a revered 800-year-old Zen Buddhism classic written by the Japanese monk Eihei Dogen. Despite the timeless wisdom of his teachings, many consider the book difficult to understand. In Don't Be a Jerk, Zen priest and best-selling author Brad Warner, through accessible paraphrasing and incisive commentary, applies Dogen's teachings to modern times.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You don't need to use bad theology

  • By Clint J. Latham Jr. on 03-24-17

Brad Warner at his best

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-17

Great synopsis and "translation" of Dogens book Shobogenzo. Easy to understand in modern terms. highly recommend it to any practitioner of zen!

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  • The Book of Joy

  • Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
  • By: Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
  • Narrated by: Douglas Carlton Abrams, full cast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,071
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,018

The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Perspective and Life Changing Book

  • By Dr. Pepper on 10-27-16

Must Read for anyone seeking a better life

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-17

A great book and a great performance on audio. would recommend it especially in this day and age of politics, fake news ave alternate facts...

  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

  • By: Robert M. Pirsig
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,314

This thought-provoking journal of a man's quest for truth - and for himself - has touched and changed an entire generation, and is ready to reach out to a new one. At its heart, the story is all too simple: a man and his son take a motorcycle trip across America. But this is not a simple trip at all, for around every corner, their pilgrimage leads them to new vistas of self-discovery and renewal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beware of the Intro.

  • By Vicente on 11-10-13

Must Read!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-17

great story, even better narrating on audible... eye opening for the believers and non believers alike...

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  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 162,974
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 150,420
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 150,258

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

outstanding performance!!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-16

just an outstanding performance by R.C. Bray!!! especially with accents!!! great job!!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful