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  • Tending Roses

  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 463

When Kate Bowman temporarily moves to her grandmother’s Missouri farm with her husband and baby son, she learns that the lessons that most enrich our lives often come unexpectedly. The family has given Kate the job of convincing Grandma Rose, who’s become increasingly stubborn and forgetful, to move off her beloved land and into a nursing home. But Kate knows such a change would break her grandmother’s heart.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and uplifting story of living our goodbyes

  • By cathy on 07-04-18

Perfect grace

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Reviewed: 02-22-19

A story to touch your heart and leave you grateful for all you have. You will only wish for more of Rose.

  • Horse Gone Silent

  • By: Shane Ledyard
  • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Inspired by a true story, Horse Gone Silent delivers adventure, drama, and life lessons in a perfectly tidy package that will speak to your heart like no horse story ever has before. Champion show jumping horse Calebo gives a divinely critical message of hope in his inspirational tale of perseverance and courage. Calebo's story follows him from his charmed youth to the top of his sport to finding himself moments from death by slaughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good story, much like black Beauty

  • By natalie on 01-01-17

Better than expected!

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Reviewed: 10-27-18

Great story and I hope another one is in the making. Thank you for sharing Bravado

  • Just Mercy

  • A Story of Justice and Redemption
  • By: Bryan Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Bryan Stevenson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,086
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,052

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Made me question justice, peers and myself.

  • By Kristy VL on 04-17-15

Compassionate and Encouraging

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Reviewed: 01-25-18

Loved it! Eye Opening and riveting story. I am speechless and heartbroken over the archaic treatment still happening in our justice system today. This man deserves a medal!
For those that back the death penalty and the living conditions of prisoners on death row, read or listen to this book. If it doesn't change your mind, I pray you are never in need of another man's mercy. The number of innocent people put to death in this day and age of science is appalling and criminal. The only thing most have against them is poverty. What does that say about America? How can we be proud of a nation that wrongly punishes the poor as the wealthy get richer in financial status and in their abundance of self righteousness?

  • Friendship with God

  • By: Neale Donald Walsch
  • Narrated by: Edward Asner, Ellen Burstyn, Neale Donald Walsch
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 181

Offering wonderful insights into how to use our relationship with God in practical ways that make a difference in our daily lives, this program also recounts Walsch's personal experiences as they relate to the original Conversations with God trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen only if you're ready to hear things you don't usually hear

  • By E. Hillis on 08-12-15

Exceptional

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Reviewed: 12-29-17

Loved it as much as the CWG trilogy. I WILL LISTEN AGAIN.
Warm and fuzzy all the way thru.

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  • Touching the Eternal

  • A Retreat on the Heart of Spiritual Surrender
  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 387

Through the centuries, countless people from around the world have been coming to India, thirsty in their search for truth. Considered to be the birthplace of spirituality, India has produced more great mystics and spiritual teachers than any other country. What more fitting place for Eckhart to speak of the eternal Now? During this seven-day retreat, Eckhart speaks with humble authenticity, wisdom and humor on a wide range of subjects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The "grittiest" (and deepest) of Tolle on audible

  • By David C. Newland on 06-16-15

Eckhart at his finest

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Reviewed: 11-16-17

Loved it. His laugh is infectious along with the live format left me wanting more. I am already listening to my bookmarks again.

  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,515
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,709
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,448

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The audio makes all the difference.

  • By Sadie on 09-14-13

A Must read!

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Reviewed: 10-10-17

I love Brene Brown. You will not be disappointed. I added to my collection of great reads and plan on taking better notes to remind myself to practice wholehearted living.

  • Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice

  • By: Brené Brown PhD LMSW
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,302
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,291

Dr. Brown defines spirituality as something not reliant on religion, theology, or dogma - rather, it is a belief in our interconnectedness and in a loving force greater than ourselves. Whether you access the sacred through traditional worship, solitary meditation, communion with nature, or creative pursuits, one thing is clear: Rising strong after falling is a spiritual practice that brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous--But--

  • By Gillian on 06-01-17

Another must read!

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Reviewed: 07-13-17

Love her live teachings. Q and A is the best at the end. Icing on the cake!

  • Men, Women and Worthiness

  • The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being Enough
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown PhD
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,457
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,994
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,941

What does it take to be secure in our sense of belonging and self-worth? We may hustle to attain this security through achievements, meeting expectations, or repeating affirmations to ourselves - but Dr. Brené Brown's research has shown there is ultimately one obstacle to our sense of worthiness. “Shame is the barrier,” she teaches, “and building shame resilience is how we overcome it.”

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing new here.

  • By barefoot rabbit on 01-13-15

Brilliant Ahha moments

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Reviewed: 03-28-17

After years of self study this book taught me something that I've never learned. It's finally starting to click and i look forward to the next one. I will be referencing this piece often.
Thank you Bren'e

  • Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

  • Living the Wisdom of the Tao
  • By: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • Narrated by: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,040
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,018

Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • for life

  • By L. Rickard on 11-06-07

Read it first time and loved it then.

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Reviewed: 03-21-17

One of Dyer's best works. Unconditional love and our peace of mind is attained with acceptance and knowing we are all love.

  • Bodhisattva Mind

  • Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 579

What if you could cultivate the mind of a bodhisattva -- one who has dedicated one's life to the benefit of others? According to Pema Chödrön, best-selling author and American-born Buddhist nun, you can. On Bodhisattva Mind, she examines sheshin, or "guarding alertness", and the other qualities of mind we need to develop on the path to enlightenment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First Understanding of Buddhism

  • By J. Cline on 03-11-08

Jovial, heart opening

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Reviewed: 02-25-17

It's a great listen , one that i will return to and reference for a long time to come.