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  • Endurance

  • A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
  • By: Scott Kelly
  • Narrated by: Scott Kelly
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,050
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,048

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years. A natural storyteller and modern-day hero, Kelly has a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. Here, in his personal story, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well told, in depth account of life on the ISS

  • By Lili on 11-16-17

Thank you, Scott Kelly!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-19

This book has all the qualities I could hope for in a good book. Fascinating, educational, suspenseful, moving, adventurous, and mind-broadening! Thank you so much, Scott Kelly, for sharing your amazing stories.

  • Zero G

  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Margaret Ying Drake, Josh Hurley, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,280

Twelve-year-old Zero is traveling with 20,000 people for 105 years to colonize a new planet. Everyone is in stasis, so they'll be safe during the trip, but when Zero's pod malfunctions it wakes him early, like 105 years early. At first he's excited to be the only one awake - he has the entire ship to himself, so he can go anywhere and see and do and eat anything he wants - but when a family of space pirates show up, trying to hijack the ship and kidnap the colonizers, Zero has to think fast and find a way to stop them all on his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Passengers movie with space pirates

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

Really excellent audiobook performance

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-19-19

My kids and I listened to this book together and we all loved it. We really enjoyed the format of different voice actors for all of the characters - it was like listening to an old radio show. The story itself was really good too.

  • Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know

  • By: Mark Berkson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark Berkson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,583

According to polls conducted by Gallup and the Pew Research Forum on Religion & Public Life, the majority of Americans fail basic tests about religion, including tests on their own faith. This is troublesome because religious literacy is about so much more than naming deities or knowing the stories of ancient history. For many of us, religion is a way to examine and understand ourselves. These 24 enlightening lectures offer you the chance to experience the world's religions from all angles – historical, theological, and cultural.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All the Basics, East and West

  • By Troy on 07-13-15

Americans need to read this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-18

It is a must read book so that we can better understand the world in which we live. Better to have a working knowledge of the world religions than to defer to so called experts on TV. We live in one world on one earth TOGETHER. We should not be killing one another over imaginary lines drawn at random dividing US from THEM. ONE LOVE PEACE

  • I Am Malala

  • How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
  • By: Malala Yousafzai
  • Narrated by: Archie Panjabi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,055
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,136

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much more than expected...

  • By Jan on 10-10-13

Wow! What a wonderful young woman

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-18

I think everyone in the world should read this. I would make this book required reading if I were a teacher. Glad to share the world with a people like Malala and her father! Education is the key to the lock of enlightenment.

  • Out of Your Mind

  • By: Alan Watts
  • Narrated by: Alan Watts
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,482
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,186
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,150

With Out of Your Mind: Essential Listening from the Alan Watts Audio Archives, you are invited to immerse yourself in 12 of this legendary thinker's pinnacle teaching sessions about how to break through the limits of the rational mind and begin expanding your awareness and appreciation for the Great Game unfolding all around us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book

  • By Maven on 10-28-16

Wow! Amazing and simple. Simply amazing.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-18

Very best explanation of Buddhism for people of Western thought to understand. Highly recommended by this guy!

  • Redefining Reality

  • The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science
  • By: Steven Gimbel, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Steven Gimbel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,557

No subject is bigger than reality itself, and nothing is more challenging to understand, since what counts as reality is undergoing continual revision and has been for centuries. The quest to pin down what's real and what's illusory is both philosophical and scientific, a metaphysical search for ultimate reality that goes back to the ancient Greeks. For the last 400 years, this search has been increasingly guided by scientists, who create theories and test them in order to define and redefine reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • mind = blown

  • By Bailey on 09-13-15

Great Perspective on the Big Picture

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-18

This was a fascinating and thought-provoking journey through the history of how humans have come to perceive reality, encapsulating all fields of science from physics, biology, psychology, economics, etc. Lots of little *whoa* moments, as different ways of looking at things are presented. Definitely recommend!

  • The China Study, Revised and Expanded Edition

  • The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health
  • By: T. Colin Campbell PhD, Thomas M. Campbell II MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,429
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255

More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell University, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found, when combined with findings in Campbell's laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, but need PDF with exhibits

  • By Chris on 05-29-17

life changing

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Reviewed: 10-24-17

This book should be required reading for all medical students. The amount of information the doctors do not have is staggering and frightening. Thanks to Dr. Campbell for his continued pursuit of the Truth.

  • Autobiography of a Yogi

  • By: Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
  • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,781

When Autobiography of a Yogi first appeared in 1946, it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. The New York Times hailed it as "a rare account". Newsweek pronounced it "fascinating". The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Yogananda presents a convincing case for yoga, and those who 'came to scoff' may remain 'to pray." Today it is still one of the most widely read and respected books ever published on the wisdom of the East.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spiritually Uplifting -- and entertaining!

  • By D on 12-27-04

inspired and inspiring

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-19-17

everyone all over the world need read this book hear the loving words of a great master

  • Letters from the Earth

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Carl Reiner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 103

Here we see Twain on a somewhat personal level. Penniless and having just lost his wife and one of his children, Twain turns to writing about God, Christianity, and the many curious natures of man. This collection was so controversial that his daughter prohibited its publication until 52 years after his death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for thinking people

  • By Charles on 11-28-11

Truly great stuff.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-16

Brilliant and hilarious perspectives on humanity. I loved every bit, with the exception of the last story about the voyage in a drop of water. (That one kind of lost me.) But the rest of the content is an absolute must-read for everyone.

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  • SuperFreakonomics

  • By: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  • Narrated by: Stephen J. Dubner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,041
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,056

SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Can eating kangaroo save the planet? Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth Your Time

  • By Rich on 01-04-10

Fascinating and thought provoking

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Reviewed: 11-29-15

Everyone should read this book, and everything else by these authors as well. A fascinating glimpse at the world and problems in it, from a logical and rational approach.