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  • 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 7,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,644
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,614

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

Everyone should read this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-17

Highly recommended because the stories are riveting, but also it's about an issue that very few people know about and one that needs to be widely known.

  • Anne of Green Gables

  • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Rachel McAdams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,989
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,459
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,430

With all of the pluck and charm of its eponymous young hero, Rachel McAdams ( The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris) delivers a spectacular reading of Montgomery's beloved bildungsroman. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams' voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The story was great, McAdams not so much

  • By R. Evans on 06-17-17

Must Read

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Reviewed: 03-22-17

This is a book and a story that never gets old! Most enjoyable and highly recommended.

  • Food of the Gods

  • The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge : A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
  • By: Terence McKenna
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395

Terence McKenna hypothesizes that as the North African jungles receded, giving way to savannas and grasslands near the end of the most recent ice age, a branch of our arboreal primate ancestors left the forest canopy and began living in the open areas beyond. There they experimented with new varieties of foods as they adapted, physically and mentally, to the environment. Among the new foods found in this environment were psilocybin-containing mushrooms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very informative.

  • By Steven Honey on 09-17-15

Simply great

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Reviewed: 02-13-17

This book is a must read for anyone who thinks our claims to be educated.

  • Immortal Man

  • The Greatest Lectures by the Visionary Mystic
  • By: Neville Goddard, Margaret Ruth Broome - editor
  • Narrated by: Mitch Horowitz
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 265

Immortal Man collects lectures from the last years of Neville's life representing the teacher in his full maturity. Available for the first time in audio, this extraordinary selection of lessons gives you a radical new understanding of your own possibilities. Neville takes you into the realm of pure consciousness, where self and Self are one and reality is created through the dynamic of your awakened imagination. As Neville taught with extraordinary originality, what you see as "natural" in your imagination is actualized in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The essence of Nevilles' teachings!

  • By Brendan Carberry on 06-07-16

Deep wisdom!

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Reviewed: 11-18-16

A refreshing perspective of the bible and Christianity. If you are into the law of attraction then you need to read this book.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • The Magic of Believing

  • By: Claude M. Bristol
  • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

Millions of success-oriented people fom all over the world have turned to the no-nonsense, time-tested motivational techniques described in The Magic of Believing to achieve all their long and short-term goals: a better job, a happier marriage, or simply a good night's sleep. Now it's your turn to put Claude M. Bristol's special "magic" into your life and into action. Bristol's tough-minded, hard-hitting messages speaks directly to you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it..Loved it...Loved it!!!!

  • By Prometheus Worley on 01-21-12

Must Read!

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Reviewed: 10-12-16

This is a very old book but the truth and wisdom in it is EVEN more relevant today in this age of information overload and purposeful and extremely covert misinformation by the media and the elite.

  • Being You, Changing the World

  • By: Dr. Dain Heer
  • Narrated by: Dr. Dain Heer
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592

This is a very different book: It is written for the dreamers of this world - the people who KNOW that something different is possible - but who have never had the tools before.... This is a Handbook for Generating Infinite Possibilities and Dynamic Change. For you. And the world. Ten years ago, Dr. Dain Heer started as a chiropractor in California, USA. Seemingly successful and happy, Dain Heer was on the verge of suicide when he came across Access Consciousness. With this modality, based on question and choice, Dr. Heer's life began to expand and grow with more ease and speed than even he could have imagined possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, quick read...life changing insight

  • By Lisa on 10-08-12

good listen. feeling clear.

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Reviewed: 05-19-16

I really enjoy listening to books read by the author. this one did not disappoint. it was like an active learning session all the way through.

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  • Automate This

  • How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World
  • By: Christopher Steiner
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,408
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,207

It used to be that to diagnose an illness, interpret legal documents, analyze foreign policy, or write a newspaper article you needed a human being with specific skills - and maybe an advanced degree or two. These days, high-level tasks are increasingly being handled by algorithms that can do precise work not only with speed but also with nuance. These "bots" started with human programming and logic, but now their reach extends beyond what their creators ever expected.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wide-ranging, non-technical

  • By Philo on 09-20-12

Must read.

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Reviewed: 01-21-16

Very informative and well researched. Accessible to both technical and non-technical audience. A good overview of where we are heading technologically speaking.

  • Crush It!

  • Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion
  • By: Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Narrated by: Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,835
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,128

Do you have a hobby you wish you could indulge in all day? An obsession that keeps you up at night? Now is the perfect time to take that passion and make a living doing what you love. In Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Outdated and redundant

  • By Felix on 03-11-17

this is agreat listen.and still applicable info.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-01-15

this was my second listen. it was easy for me to bookmark and use the book as a real social media marketing resource.

  • How Chuck Feeney Made and Gave Away a Fortune

  • The Billionaire Who Wasn't
  • By: Conor O'Clery
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

In 1988 Forbes magazine hailed Chuck Feeney as the 23rd richest American alive. No one knew until then that he was extremely wealthy. Or was he? Born during the Depression in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Feeney had made a fortune as co-founder of Duty Free Shoppers, the world's largest duty-free retail chain. How he did it is one of the great untold retail stories of modern times. The greater untold story is that Feeney had in fact given away his fortune, in its totality, to endow Atlantic Philanthropies - one of the most generous and secretive philanthropic funds in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Horizons I never knew were there!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-13-17

Was so sad when the book ended.

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Reviewed: 09-30-15

It was like I went on this whole life journey with this amazing person and then....it was over too quickly.

  • Action Strategies for Personal Achievement

  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 27 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

Want to build wealth into the new millennium and beyond? Attain a fulfilling personal life and high career goals? If you answered yes, then Brian Tracy's Action Strategies for Personal Achievement is the program for you! It can easily save you thousands of dollars and years of hard work in achieving your goals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! What an amazing piece of work.

  • By George Drew on 01-12-15

Have a notebook handy.

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-03-15

Good listen. He's a great teacher and really knows what he teaches.
Have to pace and process because there is so much information and so many topics covered.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful