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  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,738
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,923

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Reprieve Amidst Ugly News, Relentless Negativity

  • By Cathy Lindhorst on 08-27-17

A piece of art with style and sofistication

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-19

The book is q piece of art with style and sofistication. It has high class.

  • The Surrender Experiment

  • My Journey into Life's Perfection
  • By: Michael A. Singer
  • Narrated by: Michael A. Singer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,716
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,714

Michael A. Singer, author of The Untethered Soul, tells the extraordinary story of what happened when, after a deep spiritual awakening, he decided to let go of his personal preferences and simply let life call the shots. As Singer takes you on this great experiment and journey into life's perfection, the events that transpire will both challenge your deepest assumptions about life and inspire you to look at your own life in a radically different way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Highest Path Of Freedom

  • By Caleb G. on 06-12-15

Michael Singer is a writing hero!

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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: 02-09-19

Loved it even though I was hoping it would be more into meditation, but maybe after it all it was about meditation as in living your life as a meditation and about sharing love.

  • Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

  • By: Jaron Lanier
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that we’re better off without them. In his important new audiobook, Lanier, who participates in no social media, offers powerful and personal reasons for all of us to leave these dangerous online platforms behind before it’s too late. Lanier remains a tech optimist, so while demonstrating the evil that rules social media business models today, he also envisions a humanistic setting for social networking that can direct us towards richer and fuller way of living and connecting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the most important books in recent history

  • By Zack Orr on 06-26-18

Finally some one who dares to speak up!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-19

Finally some one who is not bribed by social media AND KNOWS WHAT HE TALKS ABOUT is speaking up about the social media, which like anything else poweful can be used for harm.

  • 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 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389

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 and Reflections

  • By: Thomas Merton
  • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

The rarely heard sermons and reflective talks in this set attest to the depths of Thomas Merton’s brilliance. You’ll witness the evolution of Merton’s thought as he moved away from a narrow, cloistered mindset to an ecumenical and socially engaged outlook. This curated collection spans five years of his life and comprises four talks that showcase the themes close to Merton’s heart: the authentic Christian life, contemporary society, contemplation, Marxism, and the relationship of literature to religion.

  • 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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5 out of 5 stars

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.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 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 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

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 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 23,895
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,811
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,711

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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5 out of 5 stars

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.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

'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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    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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4 out of 5 stars

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.