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  • Dharma Punx

  • By: Noah Levine
  • Narrated by: Noah Levine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

As with many self-destructive kids, Noah Levine's search for meaning led him first to punk rock, drugs, drinking, and dissatisfaction. But the search didn't end there. Having clearly seen the uselessness of drugs and violence, Noah looked for positive ways to channel his rebellion against what he saw as the lies of society. Fueled by his anger at so much injustice and suffering, Levine now uses that energy and the practice of Buddhism to awaken his natural wisdom and compassion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By lee on 11-04-16

Identified and inspired- recommitted to practice.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-17

I am of the same generation, with my own hippie mom, although I turned to sex, drugs and rock and roll rather than sex, drugs and punk. Noah found meditation at 20-ish, me at 50-ish, both in a desperate desire to relieve suffering. I am grateful for his sharing of his experience so that I might recommit to my practice anew. I learned quite a lot.

  • Real Love

  • The Art of Mindful Connection
  • By: Sharon Salzberg
  • Narrated by: Sharon Salzberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

Real Love is a creative tool kit of mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques that help you to truly engage with your present experience and create deeper love relationships with yourself, your partner, friends and family, and life itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book is awesome, interface needs improvement

  • By Catherine B. on 02-12-18

Change What You Can, Accept the Rest

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-17

Another good offering from Sharon Salzberg. Direct instructions, success stories and motivation for how and why doing Loving-Kindness changes lives.

  • Love and Trouble

  • A Midlife Reckoning
  • By: Claire Dederer
  • Narrated by: Claire Dederer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

Claire Dederer is a happily married mother of two, ages nine and 12, when she suddenly finds herself totally despondent and, simultaneously, suffering through a kind of erotic reawakening. This exuberant memoir shifts between her present experience as a middle-aged mom in the grip of mysterious new hungers and herself as a teenager - when she last experienced life with such heightened sensitivity and longing.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This was a waste of my time and added no value.

  • By Deborah on 01-03-18

Emotionally Intense!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

I am 3 years old older, also a life resident of Seattle. This book was was VERY graphic in detail, for me, uncomfortably so. Some, but not just like my experience.

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  • Alice in Chains

  • The Untold Story
  • By: David de Sola
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

Alice in Chains was the first of grunge's big four - ahead of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden - to get a gold record and achieve national recognition. With the charismatic Layne Staley behind the microphone, they became one of the most influential and successful bands to come out of the Seattle music scene. But as the band got bigger, so did its problems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kick ass

  • By Steve on 10-21-15

Encyclopedic, well read.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-17

Being a native Seattle-ite, the same age as the members of AIC, this was a great trip down memory lane (no pun intended). My only complaint would be the narrator mis-pronounced many local place names.

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  • Thoughts Without a Thinker

  • Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective
  • By: Mark Epstein M.D.
  • Narrated by: Mark Epstein M.D.
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 208

Upon its first publication, this path breaking book launched an explosion of interest in how Eastern spirituality can enhance Western psychology. Since then, the worlds of Buddhism and psychotherapy have been forged into a revolutionary new understanding of what constitutes a healthy emotional life. In his insightful introduction, Mark Epstein reflects on this revolution and considers how it is likely to evolve in the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Mark Epstein!

  • By Kindred44 on 03-02-13

I've learned so much about myself in this book!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-17

I have listened twice- and will most likely come back to this again. I had so many "that's me" moments, and other times not quite able to grasp it all. I felt this book is brilliant and illuminating.

  • Petty: The Biography

  • By: Warren Zanes
  • Narrated by: Warren Zanes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 928

No one other than Warren Zanes, rocker and writer and friend, could author a book about Tom Petty that is as honest and evocative of Petty's music and the remarkable rock and roll history he and his band helped to write. Born in Gainesville, Florida, with more than a little hillbilly in his blood, Tom Petty was a Southern shit kicker, a kid without a whole lot of promise. Rock and roll made it otherwise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best biographies ever

  • By James on 12-29-15

Give us Another, Warren

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

For this 50 something Petty fan, listening to another Petty fan tell it from the heart made this almost encyclopedic biography.

  • Memories, Dreams, Reflections

  • By: C. G. Jung
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572

In 1957, four years before his death, Carl Gustav Jung, psychiatrist and psychologist, began writing his life story. But what started as an exercise in autobiography soon morphed into an altogether more profound undertaking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dr. Jung's Life Would Make A Good Movie

  • By M. Clarke on 05-17-16

Hard to get past narrator.

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

The British accent of the narrator some how detracts from believing I am listening to Jung's memories. I am only 3 hours into this, with 13 dreaded hours remaining.

  • On Living

  • By: Kerry Egan
  • Narrated by: Kerry Egan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

As a hospice chaplain, Kerry Egan didn't offer sermons or prayers unless they were requested; in fact, she found, the dying rarely want to talk about God, at least not overtly. Instead she discovered she'd been granted an invaluable chance to witness firsthand what she calls the "spiritual work of dying" - the work of finding or making meaning of one's life, the experiences it's contained, and the people who have touched it, the betrayals, wounds, unfinished business, and unrealized dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is the best book I have read this year.

  • By Daniel Humphreys on 11-02-16

Give yourself and everyone you know this!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-16

This stopped me in my tracks many times. Words to live with, lessons worth practicing.

  • Between the World and Me

  • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Narrated by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,111
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,403
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,320

"This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it." In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race", a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Heartfelt Self-aware Literary Masterpiece

  • By T Spencer on 07-30-15

Universal experience of love and fear.

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Reviewed: 11-02-16

Not only did I learn so much about what it is to be someone else, I deeply recognized the love and fear Coated experiences.

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