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  • Being Mortal

  • Medicine and What Matters in the End
  • By: Atul Gawande
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,180
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,167

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required Reading!

  • By Jeffrey on 10-13-14

VERY INFORMATIVE AND INTERESTING

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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: 06-29-18

Loved to listing to a Dr. perspective and opinion when it comes to the end of life. Really enjoyed it!

  • The Japanese Lover

  • By: Isabel Allende
  • Narrated by: Joanna Gleason
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,835

In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco's parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family's Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My first negative review

  • By Karen O'Byrne on 11-11-15

Interesting love story

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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: 01-16-16

Amazing love story full of surprises. Allende's great talents brings you back to so many different time lines. Truly amazing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A New Earth

  • Awakening Your Life's Purpose
  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,636
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,533

Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one. In illuminating the nature of this shift in consciousness, Tolle describes in detail how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates. Then gently, and in very practical terms, he leads us into this new consciousness. We will come to experience who we truly are and learn to live and breathe freely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A life-changing book

  • By John Fernandes on 01-30-16

A great inspiration

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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: 10-20-15

It is very intense, but yet so powerful. I must read again, to get the best out of it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Now

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,141

To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Consciousness Altering

  • By Darius on 02-13-04

Very educational and motivating but at the same time very intense to comprehend. Would like to listen to it again.

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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: 09-23-15

Very educational and motivating, but at the same time very intense to comprehend. Would like to listen to it one more time.