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  • Out of Your Mind

  • By: Alan Watts
  • Narrated by: Alan Watts
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,028
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,781
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,751

With Out of Your Mind: Essential Listening from the Alan Watts Audio Archives, you are invited to immerse yourself in 12 of this legendary thinker's pinnacle teaching sessions about how to break through the limits of the rational mind and begin expanding your awareness and appreciation for the Great Game unfolding all around us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant. & Terrific to be able to listen rather than read!

  • By c.hewlett on 12-08-15

Alan Watts is one of the most entertaining humans

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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: 01-28-18

I've never listened to something so intently for 14 hours. Will make even the most logical person reexamine their views

  • Free Will

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,026
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,623

A belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LIFE/ WORLD Altering sophisticated thinking!

  • By Ellen on 04-23-12

Sam Harris is great as always

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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: 01-22-18

I'm not certain I agree with all of Sam's points, but the fact of the matter is that Sam makes a reasoned and intelligent argument on the subject, as he does in every other occassion.

  • Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

  • How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
  • By: Dr. Joe Dispenza
  • Narrated by: Adam Boyce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,433

You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Accompanying PDF linked in the book description

  • By Adam Countryman on 03-26-17

Incorrect Science, and Reaching Conclusions

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-18

A large portion of this book is based on misinterpreted science and quantum physics. He thinks Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle occurs because of our mind affecting the physical universe, when actually it's just a side effect of trying to measure where a wave is and where it's going, which is hard to do with all waves, not just electrons.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

  • The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping - Now Revised and Updated
  • By: Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 932
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 799
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 799

Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress. As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about whether we have leprosy or malaria. Instead, the diseases we fear-and the ones that plague us now-are illnesses brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart disease and cancer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator is awful

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-15-14

Good book, but way too long. Read by Harry Caray.

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

Informative book. I don't see anyone arguing him over his works, so it's probably mostly correct. Way too much info though. Also read by Will Ferrell as Harry Caray from SNL

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fooled by Randomness

  • The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,092

This audiobook is about luck, or more precisely, how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. It is already a landmark work, and its title has entered our vocabulary. In its second edition, Fooled by Randomness is now a cornerstone for anyone interested in random outcomes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent and Worthwhile Book

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-15-13

Author says a lot; a lot of useless jargon

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

This guy starts off the book by explaining that you don't have to explain something clearly to be correct, which is true, but then he does exactly that: explains everything terribly. If you don't even make an attempt to explain your position clearly, (which the pretentious author refused to hire an editor), then why should I read your book. (Got halfway through; couldn't finish it).

The author doesn't seem to explain what randomness even is, which could use some explaining for sure. There's a debate on whether something can ever even be random.

If you ever read John Maynard Keynes, this book is written in a similar fashion. Nonsensical writing style with a bunch of made up words that follow no chronological order. Half the time you don't know what the hell you're reading about.

  • The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back

  • By: Dr. Aziz Gazipura PsyD
  • Narrated by: Dr. Aziz Gazipura
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852

Are you held back by shyness? Do many things seem out of reach due to social anxiety? Many people have settled into thinking this is just how life is... "This is just the way I am." However, nothing could be further from the truth. In this inspiring, breakthrough book, Dr. Aziz guides you along the path out of social anxiety and into greater confidence in yourself. You will discover what is keeping you stuck in shyness and learn exactly what to do in order to break free. After suffering from social anxiety himself for many years, Dr. Aziz became determined to find a way to social freedom. His deep understanding if what creates the social fears, shyness, and limitations, displays just how much he gets what it feels like to be shy.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me

  • By Katerina Kotyrlo on 03-07-18

One of the best books I've ever read.

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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: 03-03-17

Everyone should read this book. It was like I was reading my whole life, and how to fix it.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Waking Up

  • A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,483

From multiple New York Times best-selling author, neuroscientist, and "new atheist" Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent and Inspiring Listen

  • By Jeffrey on 09-12-14

Sam Harris's voice is incredible

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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: 11-11-16

Sam Harris is awesome and his voice just perfects it. However, if you're looking for specific ways to better access the meditative state, you might want to look elsewhere. He mostly goes over the science of the topic, which is nonetheless interesting.

  • The Rational Male

  • By: Rollo Tomassi
  • Narrated by: Sam Botta
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,716

Rollo Tomassi is one of the leading voices in the globally growing, male-focused online consortium known as the "Manosphere". Outlined are the concepts of positive masculinity, the feminine imperative, plate theory, operative social conventions, and the core psychological theory behind game awareness and "red pill" ideology. Tomassi explains and outlines the principles of intergender social dynamics and foundational reasoning behind them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly, highly recommend!

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-18-16

Will change your life

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-16

This book is terribly organized but it is the best book on the market on the topic of understanding women

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Game

  • Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
  • By: Neil Strauss
  • Narrated by: Neil Strauss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,871

Hidden somewhere, in nearly every major city in the world, is an underground seduction lair. And in these lairs, men trade the most devastatingly effective techniques ever invented to charm women. This is not fiction. These men really exist. They live together in houses known as Projects. And Neil Strauss, the best-selling author, spent two years living among them, using the pseudonym Style to protect his real-life identity. The result is one of the most explosive and controversial books of the year.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Won't up your Game, but better than reality TV

  • By David on 06-07-15

Strauss is a genius

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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: 03-26-16

Strauss is a great writer and this story is equal parts informative and entertaining. You'll love this book

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • What Has Government Done to Our Money?

  • and The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar
  • By: Murray N. Rothbard
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

The Mises Institute is pleased to present this audio edition of Rothbard's most famous monetary essay - the one that has influenced two generations of economists, investors, and business professionals. The Mises Institute has united this book with its natural complement: a detailed reform proposal for a 100 percent gold dollar. "The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar" was written a decade before the last vestiges of the gold standard were abolished.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it's weight in gold

  • By Reuben on 03-09-13

Rothbard was the best

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-16

Rothbard was obviously the greatest. My only concern is his point on free market Fiat currencies. Bitcoin proved him wrong there.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful