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  • A Dragon's Family Album

  • A Collection of the Elder Races
  • By: Thea Harrison
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495

"Dragos Takes a Holiday": When the Cuelebre family heads to Bermuda for some much needed R&R, it’s no ordinary weekend in the sun. Between Pirates, treasure hunting, and a baby dragon…what could possibly go wrong? "Pia Saves the Day": The Cuelebres have moved to upstate New York where they finally have the space to indulge their Wyr side, and Liam can grow in safety. Their idyllic situation is shattered when Dragos is injured and stripped of his memory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dragon Family Goodness

  • By IreneMBBT on 06-13-18

Loved this!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-15

Fair warning though: Pia saves the day is by far the saddest book in the entire elder races series. Loved the first and third stories though! Go Peanut!

  • Full Catastrophe Living

  • Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
  • By: Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Narrated by: Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051

It is everywhere around us. Even worse, it gets inside us - sapping our energy, undermining our health, and making us more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and disease. Now, based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's renowned mindfulness-based stress-reduction program, this groundbreaking audiobook shows you how to use natural, medically proven methods to soothe and heal your body, mind, and spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Secular" Buddhism for greater wellness

  • By connie on 06-07-08

Doesn't come with the meditation audio!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-15

Buy the book instead - don't waste your money on an incomplete product. The entire book talks about this powerful 8-week mindfulness program designed by Kabat-Zinn, and the wonderful clinic where people come to practice. The attendees are given audio recordings, which they use to meditate 45-60 minutes/day for 6 days a week for 8 weeks. In fact, Kabat-Zinn says in this very audiobook recording - 'refer to such and such meditation on CDs 2 and 4'.

Buyer beware - this audiobook purchase does NOT come with the all-important guided meditation audio. Clearly, it's supposed to. The entire book is designed around the 8-week program. But somehow, the production of the audiobook failed to include the heart and soul of this whole thing. Very disappointing. I wish I had known! I would have just bought the book.

55 of 57 people found this review helpful

  • Proof of Heaven

  • A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife
  • By: Eben Alexander
  • Narrated by: Eben Alexander
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,174

On November 10, 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander was driven into coma by a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. Seven days later, he awakened with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm that were more real than this earthly one - memories that included meeting a deceased birth sister he had never known existed. Dr. Alexander deployed all his knowledge as a scientist to find out whether his mind could have played a trick on him. In its shutdown state, there was no way it could have.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling

  • By Kelly on 10-27-12

LOVED this book!

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

Reviewed: 03-26-15

This book is magical and beautiful and inspiring! Thank you to the author for putting this story into the world!

  • Bloodmagic

  • Blood Destiny, Book 2
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200

After escaping the claws of Corrigan, the Lord Alpha of the Brethren, Mack is trying to lead a quiet lonely life in Inverness in rural Scotland, away from anyone who might happen to be a shapeshifter. However, when she lands a job at an old bookstore owned by a mysterious elderly woman who not only has a familiar passion for herbal lore but also seems to know more than she should, Mack ends up caught in a maelstrom between the Ministry of Mages, the Fae and the Brethren.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It had so much potential.

  • By Jonathan on 09-05-14

Better than the traumatic first one

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-15

Why is Mac so stupid? I hate how she's not bright enough to figure out the most obvious truths (uh hello, Corrugan likes you and oh yeah - everyone has told you just how unlikely it is that he would kill the Cornish pack for harboring a supposed human). Eek the development of her awareness is sloooww. This narrator is what keeps me from giving up on Mac. Lovely voice! I only hope that in the next book Mac wisens up.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Bloodfire

  • Blood Destiny, Book 1
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,861
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,709
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,711

Mack might be, to all intents and purposes, a normal looking human, but she lives with a pack of shapeshifters in Cornwall in rural England after being dumped there by her mother when she was just a young child. She desperately wants to be accepted by her surrogate family, not least because a lot of them hate her for merely being human, but for some reason her blood just won't allow the transformation to occur.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much better than I was expecting

  • By Andy on 07-25-14

Lovely narrator. Downer of a story.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-15

I liked the way the story developed. But what a downer! I kept waiting for some reprieve - and it never came. Not only that, but the lowest point is at the end. The unsatisfying ending May eventually motivate me to read the next book. But I really wish this one had a self contained arc that is satisfying on some level. The highlight of the book is the narrator. Loved her voice!

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,170

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice! A guide on how to change

  • By Mehra on 04-22-12

Stands out from the crowd. Fantastically helpful

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-12

Really liked understanding the neurobiology of a habit (trigger, action, reward) and how its not that's difficult to swap out the middle part if you understand your trigger and reward. This is useful stuff that I'm actually using in my life.

I found the first half more useful than the second, but its all very entertaining. This is a book I recommend for the following categories of people: marketing, sales, small business, entrepreuners and anyone trying to change something in their life.

  • The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing

  • By: Tarquin Hall
  • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 437

Dr. Suresh Jha, best known for unmasking fraudulent swamis and godmen, dies in a fit of giggles at his morning yoga class when goddess Kali appears from the mist and plunges a sword into his chest. The only one laughing now is the main suspect, a powerful guru named Maharaj Swami, who seems to have done away with his most vocal critic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and entertaining

  • By Carolyn on 12-13-10

Fun, light and entertaining

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-12

Any additional comments?

This was perfect for me, because I love mysteries, and I love India. I'm familiar with the Delhi locations and the cultural references. Might be a little confusing for people who don't have this connection to India, but it's an entertaining listen/read nonetheless. It's light and fun, and keeps you guessing. I am definitely looking forward to more stories from this author.