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  • Facing East

  • A Pilgrim's Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy
  • By: Frederica Mathewes-Green
  • Narrated by: Frederica Mathewes-Green
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

The classic story of a family's pilgrimage into the Orthodox Church. Veiled in the smoke of incense, the Eastern Orthodox Church has long been an enigma to the Western world. Yet, as Frederica Mathewes-Green discovered, it is a vital, living faith, rich in ritual beauty and steadfast in integrity. Utilizing the framework of the Orthodox calendar, Mathewes-Green chronicles a year in the life of her small Orthodox mission church, eloquently illustrating the joys and blessings an ancient faith can bring to the worshipers of today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great intro to Orthodoxy

  • By jsw on 06-26-17

Wonderful

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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: 10-18-18

A gentle, warm and accessible introduction to a faith that is so deep and rich it would take multiple lifetimes to begin to realize a fraction of the wealth it offers. The author has done a wonderful job of giving a true taste of the height and breadth of the faith. I am one of those men of whom she spoke, driven by exhaustive research and conviction to the faith, yet I could not have begun - even 26 years later - to express what she has ad concisely or properly as she has. More could I have done a so with the warmth of spirit found here; it truly conveys how it “feels” to live and grow in the faith. I can not more strongly recommend this book. It is a true blessing.

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  • Recovery

  • Freedom from Our Addictions
  • By: Russell Brand
  • Narrated by: Russell Brand
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,150
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,938

With a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his 14 years of recovery. Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction - from drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, stress, bad relationships, digital media, and fame. Brand understands that addiction can take many shapes and sizes and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not just for hardcore alcohol & drug addicts...

  • By Magen on 10-06-17

One of the best books I have read in memory

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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: 08-05-18

Wonderful audiobook. Candid, unblinking, challenging, eloquent, compelling, and life-changing.

I plan to listen to this again and again and again.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,329

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By LadyReadsAlot on 06-04-18

Simply outstanding

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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: 04-10-18

This is an outstanding book that integrates a wide range of subjects in a remarkably accessible and compelling whole. It is clearly the result of a lifetime of careful, critical reflection on some most challenging issues of the human heart. Remarkably, it does all of this in a way that is at once critical and compassionate, scholarly and accessible, theoretical and practical — and in a manner that is both gentle and demanding at the same time.
I read voraciously and my own graduate program was based on an interdisciplinary approach to human formation and transform ion, but Dr. Peterson has produced something on a whole new level altogether. It is a corrective to both the distortions that deform our daily lives and the distortions that threaten modern culture at once. Timely and timeless at the same time. I can not recommend this book strongly enough.

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  • Batman and Psychology

  • A Dark and Stormy Knight
  • By: Travis Langley, Michael Uslan, Dennis O’Neil
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205

Batman is one of the most compelling and enduring characters to come from the Golden Age of Comics, and interest in his story has only increased through countless incarnations since his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Why does this superhero without superpowers fascinate us? What does that fascination say about us? Batman and Psychology explores these and other intriguing questions about the masked vigilante, including: Does Batman have PTSD? Why does he fight crime? Why as a vigilante? Why the mask, the bat, and the underage partner?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, Informative and Highly Recommended

  • By WCCC on 02-02-15

Fun, Informative and Highly Recommended

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

Reviewed: 02-02-15

An engaging, creative, and surprisingly thorough introduction to psychology that never strays too far from its focus: Batman and the world in which he lives. For anyone interested in Batman, the psychology of superheroes (as well as super criminals), or psychology in general – with plenty of applications to real life – this is a terrific book.

Regarding the narration: it is simply outstanding. The highest compliment you can give to a narrator is that he or she is so good that the listener forgets about the reader and simply hears the story. (We tend to notice narrators only when they "intrude" on the content, distracting us in some way from the book. That simply doesn't happen here.) The tone, cadence, inflection - everything - is just right. The result is a fun and informative listening experience that I plan to enjoy again and again.

I think so much of the audiobook that I have already recommended it to a friend with deep expertise in the field, believing that he would enjoy the creative exploration of both the character of Batman and the field of psychology.

Well worth the time. Hence: Highly recommended.

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