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  • The Twelve Gateways to Freedom

  • A Training for Life
  • By: Dan Millman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

The Twelve Gateways to Freedom was recorded at a two-day live seminar based on material in Dan Millman's book, Everyday Enlightenment. Here, Dan presents the full scope of personal and spiritual growth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent lecture

  • By Alex on 05-23-07

Problems with audio

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-18

There are multiple places where the audio skips, sometimes just missing a few seconds but then at least in one place a whole section seems to be missing.

Content is good though and still worth listening to. I hope the audio problems are resolved though.

  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,202
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,140

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

Wow

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

Excellent writing and an incredible performance. Well worth a listen. I was pulled in from start to finish.

  • Tattoos on the Heart

  • The Power of Boundless Compassion
  • By: Gregory Boyle
  • Narrated by: Gregory Boyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,794
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,565
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,561

As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in Los Angeles, Gregory Boyle created an organization to provide jobs, job training, and encouragement so that young people could work together and learn the mutual respect that comes from collaboration.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compassion is God

  • By Jay on 02-08-14

Beautiful, funny, inspiring

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Wow. I look forward to listening again. Narration by the author is magnificent. Highly recommend.

  • Move Your DNA

  • Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement
  • By: Katy Bowman
  • Narrated by: Katy Bowman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723

Move Your DNA explains the science behind our need for natural movement - right down to the cellular level. It examines the differences between the movements in a typical hunter-gatherer's life and the movements in our own. It shows the many problems with using exercise like movement vitamins instead of addressing the deeper issue of a poor movement diet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How To Get The PDF

  • By Z on 05-04-17

Will listen to again and again

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Great book and I loved listening to it so I could move as I was listening. I only wish there were even more photos/diagrams of all of the exercises/stretches/movements Katy verbally describes. The ones that are in the PDF were really helpful -- I just wanted more of them.

  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,122
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,145

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read

  • By Sabrina on 11-01-16

Thought-provoking novel with excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 12-17-16

An excellent, gripping, thought-provoking novel. Highly recommend listening to this on audible. The trio of narrators do a beautiful job in reading the novel. I had many "driveway moments" with this one.

  • 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 8,000
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,080
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,027

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

Touching

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

This was delightful to listen to as an audiobook.

It took me a chapter or two to get used to the multiple voices but after that it was lovely to hear each part read in the "voice" of each person.

It was a pleasure to sit in on these conversations between two elders I admire.

Well worth reading or listening to.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Change Me Prayers

  • The Hidden Power of Spiritual Surrender
  • By: Tosha Silver
  • Narrated by: Tosha Silver
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 196

In this sequel to Outrageous Openness, Tosha Silver, with her characteristic mix of passion and humor, shows listeners how to embrace transformation from the inside out. Covering a variety of topics - from work and finances to love and self-worth, Change Me Prayers explains how to truly surrender to a divine plan in the most joyous and uplifting way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful and heart opening

  • By Hani G. on 09-24-15

Content was good but narration wasn't for me

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-16

I'd recommend listening to the sample audio and considering whether you can/want to listen to that for several hours. The content was quite good and I did enjoy much of it, but the narration was very difficult for me to listen to and I almost didn't finish the book because of it.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Bird by Bird

  • Some Instructions on Writing and Life
  • By: Anne Lamott
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,125

A New York Times best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction, Anne Lamott was also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. As much a guide to writing as an exploration of the emotional challenges of being a writer, Bird by Bird offers a candid and often humorous look at how to tackle these varied obstacles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A funny listen, but no writing samples to speak of

  • By Alice on 04-12-15

Author's personal narrative not writing advice

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-16

I was looking for something to help with my writing and while this was suggested to me many times, it's really just about the author herself.

There was one 5-10 minute section early on that was helpful for remembering stories, and I kept waiting for more nuggets to be woven in but that was it. After 2 hours I gave up.

If you're looking for a personal narrative, this could be a great book for you. If you're actually looking for help with your writing, I'd skip it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,663

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I both love and hate this life changing book

  • By Rebecca on 02-22-15

Helpful, enjoyable and a quick listen!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-15

What about Emily Woo Zeller’s performance did you like?

Emily Woo Zeller's performance was fantastic! I really enjoyed her narration of the book and would happily listen to her again. She did a wonderful job.

Any additional comments?

I'm not one to have a lot clutter or "extra" things in my home anyway, so even when I heard about this book from friends, I didn't think it was something for me. I'm glad I ended up listening to it anyway.

I love Marie Kondo's method and philosophy and love the shift she provides that we focus on surrounding ourselves with things that spark joy.

It sounds incredibly simple, and yet when you actually consider the possibility of your home only containing things that spark joy, it's dramatically different from the norm.

I tend to purge frequently and don't buy a lot of things unless I particularly need them, so I didn't think I'd learn much, but her approach is very new to me and really spoke to me.

In starting the process of tidying up with her method, I've also learned a lot about myself.

And because this audiobook is so short and absolutely easy to listen to in a single day or over the course of a week if you listen to it in little bursts.

Highly highly highly recommend this book, even just to help you shift how you think about your space and your home. Well worth a few hours of your time and more.

  • The Think Big Manifesto

  • Think You Can't Change Your Life (and the World)? Think Again
  • By: Michael Port, Mina Samuels
  • Narrated by: Michael Port
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 27

This audiobook is about changing every aspect of your life - from the way you work to the way you relate to friends, family, and community. With real examples that inspire and inform, The Think Big Manifesto isn't only about thinking big in your career, but about your very place in the world. Are you ready to lead the change you wish to see in the world? Your Think Big revolution starts right here, right now - with you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Werner on 01-13-10

Frustratingly redundant

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-15

What was most disappointing about Michael Port and Mina Samuels ’s story?

I wanted to like this book but just felt he was wasting my time. The message could have easily been portrayed in a couple of minutes and would have actually been more effective that way. It was frustratingly redundant and despite maintaining hope until the end that it would get better, it didn't.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful