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  • Bruce Lee

  • A Life
  • By: Matthew Polly
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

The first authoritative biography of film legend Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between Eastern and Western cultures, and smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian Americans. Forty-five years after Bruce Lee’s sudden death at age 32, journalist and best-selling author Matthew Polly has written the definitive account of Lee’s life. It’s also one of the only accounts; incredibly, there has never been an authoritative biography of Lee.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book about an amazing human

  • By David Quigley on 10-11-18

A master piece by a master

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Reviewed: 08-08-18

A master piece by a master as Matthew Pollack himself was an Eastern Shaolon and a Western scholar, perfectly able to dig up the facts that are old enough to be ripe!

  • Thomas Merton's Great Sermons

  • By: Thomas Merton
  • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Did you know that Thomas Merton was a great homilist? Now you may hear him deliver four of his great sermons. With an extensive introduction by Merton expert Fr. Anthony Ciorra, these sermons will stir your heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Your ipod can light up the world with Mertons word

  • By Erik Eierud on 06-09-18

Your ipod can light up the world with Mertons word

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Reviewed: 06-09-18

After years of Buddhist meditation, i now have to resist to fall back into Christianity hearing Merton. Here in the US, Christianity is focusing on strengthening the endless crusades against homosexuality, other cultures and abortion, things Merton never mention since those things are really not what the trinity really is about. Thomas Merton is still shining his light from from his lampstand, or your ipod.

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  • The Imposter Syndrome Remedy: A 30-Day Action Plan to Stop Feeling like a Fraud

  • The Pame Code to End Self Sabotage, Know Your Worth, and Flourish with Self-Confidence at Work and in Life
  • By: E. V. Estacio
  • Narrated by: E. V. Estacio
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Do you sometimes feel like a fraud at work, despite years of training and experience? Do you feel like it's pure luck that people can’t see your incompetence? Are you worried that one day, people will find out that you’re really just faking it? If you answered a resounding yes to these questions, then you might be experiencing imposter syndrome.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Get a “new you” operational with this guidebook

  • By Glenn Lapoint on 05-21-18

Well cited hints to life almost sounding spiritual

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Reviewed: 06-06-18

This book describes useful help for self confidence. Even thought it is an academic book that cites many psychologists it has a spiritual feel to it, a feel of including everyone. The lady reading the book has a very uniqe voice that was difficult to accept the fist half hour, but then I even liked her voice.

  • "God Speaks to Each of Us"

  • The Poetry and Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke
  • By: Thomas Merton
  • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Join Thomas Merton in exploring the timeless words of one of the world's greatest poets, Rainer Maria Rilke. Before entering the monastery, Thomas Merton studied English at Columbia University and taught literature at St. Bonaventure University. His passion for literature never faded, and now you have the rare opportunity to take Thomas Merton as your guide in this set of outstanding remastered lectures on the writings of Rainer Maria Rilke.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spiritual feeding

  • By Elizabeth on 10-30-18

How can you find anything more authentic?

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Reviewed: 05-22-18

Merton knows everything about Rilke worth knowing. On top of it he knows what Rilke was missing on Rilke's quest to god. Using Rilke as a vehicle to explain the mystery about both poetry and religion, Merton is a true master that kills the mystery out of the two birds with one stone.

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,167
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,238
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,144

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

Not just about Trump

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Reviewed: 05-11-18

This included a great biography about Comey himself, which actually is entertaining enough to even make a movie out of it. After half of the book Trump was introduced and I was surpriced there was not more Trump in here. The book is written with great care, but I am not 100% sure Trump would agree on this.

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  • On Having No Head

  • By: Douglas Edison Harding
  • Narrated by: Richard Lang
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

'Reason and imagination and all mental chatter died down... I forgot my name, my humanness, my thingness, all that could be called me or mine. Past and future dropped away... Lighter than air, clearer than glass, altogether released from myself, I was nowhere around.' Thus Douglas Harding describes his first experience of headlessness, or no self. First published in 1961, this is a classic work which conveys the experience that mystics of all times have tried to put words to.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Matthew on 03-12-18

Deeply well written journey into the hearts

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Reviewed: 04-19-18

Harding not only explain his journey to talk to friends about mysterios gems and how lowly rejected they may get even from the brightest. He also shows what may happen if you trust yourself and take your own steps into the deepest place of the heart. He tells it from the view of the ones that are often happy around us, the view from children and animals.

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  • Inspirience: Meditation Unbound

  • The Unconditioned Path to Spiritual Awakening
  • By: Richard L Haight
  • Narrated by: Richard L. Haight
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

What is it you truly seek? The reality is, most of us don't really know. Upon close investigation, we discover, above all else, we are seeking the transcendent, that which resides at the deepest place within us, that which connects us to all that is and gives unconditioned meaning to our lives. The transcendent exceeds the grasp of the mind and the limits of words, for it is beyond all form and definition. But inspirience, although it cannot be explained in words, can be found. There is a path to it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirience audiobook a valuable companion

  • By Kathryn R on 01-31-18

A very different, but valid approach

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Reviewed: 04-14-18

If you could sum up Inspirience: Meditation Unbound in three words, what would they be?

Unique, deep, and clever.

Any additional comments?

This book about seeing the truth is original for a Western mind, and at times it may seem as political nonsense. However, it is my belief that this is both true and deep from a person who had not had any teachers from any major lineages and instead found the truth from his Japanese influences and openness to nature. Most importantly it offers a deep alternate approach to mindfulness training.

  • Principles

  • Life and Work
  • By: Ray Dalio
  • Narrated by: Ray Dalio, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,420

Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years to create unique results in both life and business - and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Idea-meritocracy/Principles Reference

  • By Patrick Eberle on 06-30-18

more than 5 stars if i could give that

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Reviewed: 01-14-18

Bought 7 books as XMAS gifts, including to business leaders that will love it. Being slightly computer geeky myself, with strong experience of stock market, I wonder if this book speaks to me extra well, thinking that all books and perhaps even this fairly objective book has a political view. Also this book has an extra dimension which connects meditation to business, which was very interesting as well. Best of all was Dalio's crystal clear examples that made it impossible to missunderstand any his points, having me thinking "that was what that was about", finally realizing another nugget I may have heard about before, but previously missunderstood.

  • The Power of Body Language

  • An Ex-FBI Agent's System for Speed-Reading People
  • By: Joe Navarro
  • Narrated by: Joe Navarro
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,252
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090

Instantly discover what's really going on around you!Know the truth before you ever hear a word! Approximately 80% of communication is expressed nonverbally. When you know how to unlock the secrets of people's nonverbal cues, you'll always have the upper hand in any situation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helped me with my disabled daughter!!!!

  • By Jeanne on 05-13-16

Way above any other body language writer

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Reviewed: 09-04-17

Generously Joe Navarro presents his own work verbally and it is completely different from all body language books written by academic people as Mr Navarro had to use these skills in real life.

  • The 7 Laws of Communication

  • The Secrets of Being Comfortable, Confident, and Unforgettable With Anyone!
  • By: Brian Cagneey
  • Narrated by: Nathan W Wood
  • Length: 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

In Brian Cagneey's The 7 Laws of Communication: The Secrets of Being Comfortable, Confident and Unforgettable with Anyone! you'll learn the essential people skills of social interaction. Part of Brian's inspirational 7 Laws series on success and personal development, this book will help you improve your public speaking skills, interact better with old friends and new acquaintances, influence others, and present yourself well in social settings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great succint summary of many important things

  • By Erik Eierud on 09-04-17

Great succint summary of many important things

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Reviewed: 09-04-17

Great succint summary of many important things about when it comes to keeping a conversation going.