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  • Loving What Is

  • Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
  • By: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006

Out of nowhere, like a fresh breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice on what to believe, comes Byron Katie and what she calls "The Work". In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now, in Loving What Is, you can discover the same freedom through The Work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Confessions of a Guru Junkie

  • By Dirty Jerry on 04-21-05

Riveting! Simple, clear & powerful process

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

Reviewed: 11-26-11

This audiobook is even better than the actual book. It includes actual live conversations between Katie and participants in her workshops doing "the work". Some of the stories and experiences people have gone through are so disturbing they will leave you shocked - be prepared! But it's worth it. It powerfully demonstrates the power of Katie's process. It they can use this to work through those experiences and achieve peace - there's no question it can impact most of our typical day to day anxieties.
I also enjoyed getting to know Katie through listening to her interact with people. What a beautiful, joyful, innocent, lovely human being. Do not miss this book. Buy it even if you have read the book. It will leave you transformed!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Why of Work

  • How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations that Win
  • By: Dave Ulrich, Wendy Ulrich
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

According to studies, we all work for the same thing--and it's not just money. It's meaning. Through our work, we seek a sense of purpose, contribution, connection, value, and hope. Digging down to the meaning of work taps our resilience in hard times and our passion in good times. That's the simple but profound premise behind this groundbreaking book by renowned management expert Dave Ulrich and psychologist Wendy Ulrich.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration

  • By Dominic on 08-28-11

Poor narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-11

I couldn't finish it. The narration is killing me...and life is just too short to suffer through this. The book is not being 'expressed' through the narrator. The narrator has his own style and what you get is that style - very strongly expressed. He could be reading ANY book - I don't think he is even hearing the words he is saying. I bet if we stopped him to ask what he just read he would have no idea. And that's the problem. After a few minutes I realize I have no idea what he is saying - my mind wanders because I'm sure the narrators mind has wandered. He is just not present or focused on the book and I can't get present either.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Anything You Want

  • 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur
  • By: Derek Sivers
  • Narrated by: Derek Sivers
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822

When anyone can start a business (when everyone is running their career like a business), it begs a question. This is your one chance at life, you can have anything you want, what is worth doing? Most people don't know why they're doing what they're doing. They imitate others, go with the flow, and follow paths without making their own. They spend decades in pursuit of something that someone convinced them they should want, without realizing that it won't make them happy. Anything You Want is a manifesto about living life, appreciating enough, and doing what matters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and poignant

  • By Richard Mattson on 07-03-11

Outstanding!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-11

One of the best audiobooks I've listened to. Significant value in wisdom per minute.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful