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  • Lucid Dreaming

  • Gateway to the Inner Self
  • By: Robert Waggoner
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self is the account of an extraordinarily talented lucid dreamer who goes beyond the boundaries of both psychology and religion. In the process, he stumbles upon the Inner Self. While lucid (consciously aware) in the dream state and able to act and interact with dream figures, objects, and settings, dream expert Robert Waggoner experienced something transformative and unexpected. He was able to interact consciously with the dream observer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Imaging Through is the Key ...

  • By Mr. R. Coldman on 01-17-16

Interesting, but feels repetitive.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

It's really nice to listen to, and brings some interesting insights about lucid dreaming . However, it feels very repetitive and long with trillion examples - I wish it was more to the point, or providing practical advice . Might be more suitable for people who are already practicing lucidity for a few years.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Finite and Infinite Games

  • By: James Carse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

“There are at least two kinds of games,” states James P. Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. “One could be called finite, the other infinite.” Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change - as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but not well explained

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-07-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

A brilliant book - every sentence is thought provoking. Enjoyed every moment. The book is not easy, and the narration is somewhat fast - would consider also having the kindle version for deep diving into these ideas.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Drama of the Gifted Child

  • The Search for the True Self
  • By: Alice Miller
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

The best-selling guide on childhood trauma and the enduring effects of repressed anger and pain. Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound audiobook has provided millions of people with an answer - and has helped them to apply it to their own lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • interesting information, though hard to follow

  • By Nir on 11-04-18

interesting information, though hard to follow

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

The idea is really interesting, yet both the narration and book structure are non ideal ( e.g. it's hard to even tell from narration when does a chapter ends - she just keeps talking quickly). So, it's not bad, but would consider the book version instead.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • TED Talks

  • The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
  • By: Chris Anderson
  • Narrated by: Chris Anderson, Tom Rielly, Kelly Stoetzel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,138

Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience's worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the VERY Best!

  • By C. Freeman on 05-08-16

Highly recommended

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Lots of great tips for delivering a great idea in a great way, delivered in an interesting and engaging narration.

  • The Courage to Be Disliked

  • How to Free Yourself, Change Your Life, and Achieve Real Happiness
  • By: Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga
  • Narrated by: Noah Galvin, Graeme Malcolm, January LaVoy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940

The Courage to Be Disliked, already an enormous best seller in Asia with more than 3.5 million copies sold, demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be. Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 20th-century psychology, The Courage to Be Disliked follows an illuminating conversation between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher explains to his pupil how each of us is able to determine our own life, free from the shackles of past experiences, doubts, and the expectations of others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By yoguinha on 09-30-18

Highly recommended

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

One of the best audio books I've listened to recently. Adler's philosophy is fascinating , and is being told in a clear, concise and interesting way - I enjoyed every second of it.

  • Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

  • By: Jaron Lanier
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

 In Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, Jaron Lanier draws on his insider's expertise to explain precisely how social media works - by deploying constant surveillance and subconscious manipulation of its users - and why its cruel and dangerous effects are at the heart of its current business model and design. As well as offering 10 simple arguments for liberating yourself from its addictive hold, his witty and urgent manifesto outlines a vision for an alternative that provides all the benefits of social media without the harm. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting books, nicely read

  • By Nir on 10-12-18

Interesting books, nicely read

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

And I enjoyed it, in big part thanks to the reading and the optimistic look, while talking about such issues.

I do want to note I see gaps in the narrative - he keeps talking about how social media is bad, as if TV and newspaper are perfect - yet I believe this is far from being true ( see 1984 written much before social media). Anything you consume is provided by someone with interests, and in FB I actually understand better who wrote each thing. Still, lots of interesting read.

  • Irresistible

  • The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked
  • By: Adam Alter
  • Narrated by: Adam Alter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774

Welcome to the age of behavioral addiction - an age in which half of the American population is addicted to at least one behavior. We obsess over our emails, Instagram likes, and Facebook feeds; we binge on TV episodes and YouTube videos; we work longer hours each year; and we spend an average of three hours each day using our smartphones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing

  • By Natalie A. Schaffer on 04-27-17

Didn't enjoy the book

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Couldn't finish it. It has some interesting facts, but is too repetitive, pessimistic and the voice itself just made me more nervous. In other words, it has the feeling of "complaining" , rather than offering a new exciting vision.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming: 2 Manuscripts

  • The 10 Most Powerful NLP Tools, Frame Control
  • By: Modern Psychology Publishing
  • Narrated by: Terry F. Self
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

Are you tired of being stuck in the same negative habits, but don't know how to change? Do you feel like old fears and unnecessary limitations and are holding you back from getting extraordinary results in your life, but you don't know how to break free? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, neuro linguistic programming may be just what you need to create drastic positive change in your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Concise, interesting.

  • By Nir on 01-18-18

Concise, interesting.

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

Very useful tools, which I hope to start using. No BS, straight to the point. I only wish the methods were more detailed , and the reading was slower ( resulting in every nlp method discussed in 10 minutes rather than 2 as is ).

  • Food for the Heart

  • The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah
  • By: Ajahn Chah
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

This collection brings together for the first time Ajahn Chah's most powerful teachings, including those on meditation, liberation from suffering, calming the mind, enlightenment and the "living dhamma". Most of these talks have previously only been available in limited, private editions and the publication of Food for the Heart, therefore, represents a momentous occasion: the hugely increased accessibility of his words and wisdom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You Don't Need to be a Buddhist to Understand Him

  • By Mesut on 09-17-16

Hard to follow

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

I love spiritual audiobooks. But I just couldn't survive pass the 1st chapter of this one ( and I tried twice). The story and facts shared there just weren't interesting in any way, and the narrator doesn't seem to be fit to reading such books (reads it really quickly as if it's a thriller ).

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Perfectly Imperfect

  • The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice
  • By: Baron Baptiste
  • Narrated by: Baron Baptiste
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

A little over a decade ago, Baron Baptiste published his seminal book, Journey into Power. The first of its kind, it introduced the world to Baptiste Yoga, his signature method that marries a lifetime of studying with some of the world's most renowned yoga masters with his uniquely powerful approach to inner and outer transformation. Since then, yoga has steadily moved into the mainstream in our culture, and Baron's unique contribution has played a key role.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting mind opening book

  • By Nir on 10-16-17

Interesting mind opening book

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

With some interesting insights about dedication, saying yes and no to things in life, and in general life inside and outside of the mat.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful