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Raj

Torrance, CA, USA
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  • 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 3,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,492

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

Great Content.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-05

This author presents some old school thinking. I am not in agreement with some of what the author has to say, for example spiritual realms and the like. There may be a better scientific explanation for the same phenomenon's described in this book. Additionally, I did not like the satire on the accent though others may enjoy it.

3 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Universe in a Nutshell

  • By: Stephen Hawking
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415

With characteristic exuberance, Stephen Hawking invites us to be fellow travelers on this extraordinary voyage through spacetime, as he seeks "to combine Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman's idea of multiple histories into one complete unified theory that will describe everything that happens in the universe."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Educational and yet fun.

  • By Adam on 02-07-05

Why are we here?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-05

The author makes an attempt to explain the various universal laws governing things that happen. It's a valiant effort but I am not sure how accurate it is at times. Some of it is speculation and guesses. This would be an excellent book to read in conjunction with the Bible and books of that sort. The three basic laws of Newton seem to hold more water than some of the recent theories.

4 of 63 people found this review helpful

  • Mind Wide Open

  • Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life
  • By: Steven Johnson
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 542
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

Brilliantly exploring today's cutting edge brain research, Mind Wide Open allows readers to understand themselves and the people in their lives as never before. Using a mix of experiential reportage, personal storytelling, and fresh scientific discovery, Steven Johnson describes how the brain works and how its systems connect to the day-to-day realities of individual lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating, fascinating... but short

  • By Chris on 02-02-05

Facing your fears.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-05

The topic is good but the reading is medicore. Some of the fears and associated associated with terrorism are incorporated in this audio book. It's a little long winded at times.

This book will show you methods for overcoming your fears.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Positive Thinking in Business

  • By: Scott W. Ventrella
  • Narrated by: Scott W. Ventrella
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Based on Norman Vincent Peale's classic best seller, and written in cooperation with the Peale Center, this program provides a practical way for each of us to develop the 10 traits of a positive thinker, which can turn defeatist behavior into productive actions, overcoming the toughest of challenges with powerful, positive results.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Topic.

  • By Raj on 11-08-04

Excellent Topic.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-04

Some people are more sucessful at Consulting, Sales or other professions because of their thinking. This audio book will teach you how to think like a winner.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Stages of Meditation

  • By: The Dalai Lama
  • Narrated by: Ken McLeod
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

The Dalai Lama analyzes a rare text by ninth-century Indian Buddhist Kamalashila - a key to all Buddhist scripture - in this elegant, accessible explanation of the principles of meditation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good material but poor editing

  • By Bryan on 03-27-03

Learn to Meditate.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-04

If you don't know anything about meditation, then this book will get you started. There are some contradictions in this book depending on your thinking process but it's really easy to follow.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bible: The New Testament

  • The King James Version
  • By: Phoenix Audio
  • Narrated by: Gregory Peck
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

The parables and lessons of the New Testament resonate through much of our religious, literary, and cultural history. Written by the disciples and contemporaries of Jesus Christ, this work is a source of wisdom and solace for millions around the world. It includes the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, which record the life and teachings of Christ, as well as the Book of Acts, Revelation, and other fundamental biblical writings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Worth The Purchase

  • By R. on 06-08-07

Excellent Book.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-04

Wow, in less than one day you can listen to the entire Bible. I don't agree with everything that is stated in this book but overall it's an excellent book. What was valid several thousand years ago is not necessarily valid these days.

2 of 41 people found this review helpful

  • Dianetics

  • The Modern Science of Mental Health
  • By: L. Ron Hubbard
  • Narrated by: Llyod Sherr
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 9

If you've ever felt there was something holding you back in life, ruining your plans and stopping you from being who you want to be, you were right. The fact is, there is a single source of all your problems, stress, unhappiness and self-doubt. It's called the Reactive Mind - and Dianetics will help you get rid of it and become more you. With 20 million copies in dozens of languages, Dianetics has remained a bestseller for more than 50 years.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Around and around we go.

  • By David on 09-12-03

Very good content.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-04

Dianetics covers some new concepts and really breaks away from the Freudian analysis of things. I don't necessearily agree with everything presented in this audio book but overall it really has very good content. The best thing is that someone has taken the time to read and record this very long book.

2 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Getting Things Done

  • The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
  • By: David Allen
  • Narrated by: David Allen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,032
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 540

From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work - and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Getting Things Done

  • By Rick on 02-28-03

Excellent Book.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-04

This is one of the better audio books on time management. The concept of closing open loops it really good.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Bhagavad Gita

  • By: Phoenix Books, Barbara Stoler-Miller (translator)
  • Narrated by: Jacob Needleman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

The search for higher truth must be conducted in the midst of the forces of life, with all its demands and seductions. So teaches The Bhagavad Gita, an ancient text that has been called the quintessence of the spirituality of India. In it, the great warrior Arjuna contemplates the meaning of life, just moments before entering the battlefield. "Why do I exist? Why should I fight against my loved ones? And where shall I go after I die?" he asks himself in search for knowledge of the Absolute.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book that changes your life

  • By Julia on 03-06-10

Great Audio.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-04

This is a great format to listen to the Bhagavad Gita. I sincerely enjoyed it.

17 of 20 people found this review helpful