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Elizabeth Black

United States
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  • Goodnight Smartphone

  • By: Arianna Huffington
  • Narrated by: Arianna Huffington
  • Length: 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,415
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,259

Exclusively written for Audible, available only in audio. Sleep is central to every part of our lives, and a good night's sleep begins by putting aside the day's worries. But in today's technology-saturated world, saying goodnight to the day is harder than ever. Allow author Arianna Huffington (Thrive, The Sleep Revolution) to guide you to a peaceful night's slumber as she performs Goodnight Smartphone: a classic tale reborn for the modern age.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quick Ideas About Sleep

  • By Sara on 02-07-17

permission to relax

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

This is a wonderful retelling of a beloved story filled with permission to relax and to do what your body needs - to sleep.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Meditations

  • By: Marcus Aurelius, George Long - translator, Duncan Steen - translator
  • Narrated by: Duncan Steen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,950
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,316

One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions - a cornerstone of Western thought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a masterpiece. Most enriching. So thankful for it.

  • By Viviana on 02-05-16

if I had read in my 30's

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

Reviewed: 11-12-16

....I would have lived differently. This is a manual for life. Ignore the old beliefs about women and learn something useful. should be required reading in high school.

  • The Spiritual Teachings of Seneca

  • Ancient Philosophy for Modern Wisdom
  • By: Mark Forstater, Victoria Radin
  • Narrated by: David Troughton, Louisa Millwood Haig
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Seneca was dedicated to Stoicism, and in his essays and letters he explained the stoic position on many fundamental issues: pleasure and the problem of desire, happiness, and contentment; anger, fear, living in the present, how to think for yourself, anxiety and tranquillity, goodness, freedom, trusting the universe; courage, opportunity, cruelty and how to deal with it, friendship, love and trust, death and how to live, learning , chance and fate, time, aspirations, wisdom - and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indispensable

  • By Doctor Jay on 01-24-15

comforting when distressed. facing a difficulty?

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

Reviewed: 02-03-16

This provides a bolster for courage, and perspective regardless of what is looming. The basis of Albert Ellis's Guide to Rational Living can be found is Seneca's wisdom.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Revival

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,937
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,943

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Get to the point already!

  • By Roberto Flores on 01-10-15

Too bogged down in details of a failed life

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

Reviewed: 09-11-15

unless your interests match king's, his protagonist is hard to relate to. couldn't finish last chapters because creatures so ridiculous.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Lessons from Madame Chic

  • 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris
  • By: Jennifer L. Scott
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 426

Each chapter of Lessons from Madame Chic reveals a valuable secret Jennifer learned in Paris - tips you can incorporate into your own life, no matter where you live or the size of your budget. Embracing the classically French aesthetic of quality over quantity, aspiring Parisiennes will learn to master the art of eating (deprive yourself not), dressing (the 10-item wardrobe), grooming (le no-makeup look), and living à la française.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great advice for a lovely way of life

  • By Elizabeth Black on 09-02-15

Great advice for a lovely way of life

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

Reviewed: 09-02-15

The narrator read the book in a breathless, yet monotonous manner. Worth it, but still.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Alas, Babylon

  • By: Pat Frank
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,775

This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end - “Alas, Babylon.” When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timeless

  • By Celeste Albers on 05-24-17

Wow

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

Reviewed: 07-13-15

I never thought a book written in 1959 could be so relevant today. Stunning was the commentary about the purchase of political seats. I feel every Supreme Court justice could benefit from reading, or re-reading this book. Excellent narrator.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful