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  • Strength in Stillness

  • The Power of Transcendental Meditation
  • By: Bob Roth
  • Narrated by: Bob Roth
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 449
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 382

Every day, we face a growing epidemic of stress, one that is damaging our physical and emotional health at younger and younger ages. Billionaire CEOs, moms managing households, college students, people of every race, age, and income all make the same confession: "I am so stressed." It is literally killing us. While there is no one single cure, there is a simple practice that dramatically changes how we respond to stress and life's challenges: the Transcendental Meditation technique.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing but a big advertisement

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-11-18

A powerful and interesting narrative

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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: 04-18-18

I haven’t learned how to meditate the TM way, although I do meditate daily. Now, I want to learn how, and I don’t mind paying the fee to do it because Roth clearly explains why there is a fee. Just like there is a fee to learn anything out there, the price we pay for food, a price we pay for education.

I read a few reviews before I bought this book and, naturally, look at the one star reviews. There was unhappiness that rough does not tell you how to do transcendental meditation. True, but not only does he explain why he doesn’t tell you Halle, he also explains this in the forward of the book. If you read anything about TM before buying the book, it is very clear that it is passed on directly from A teacher to a student.

I couldn’t stop listening to this book. The personal stories that he tells as well as the voluminous amount of research showing the benefits of TM were all so very interesting. I highly recommend this book.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 112,333
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 104,035
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 103,539

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

Unforgettable

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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: 08-31-17

I assumed this book was a bestseller because Trevor Noah is a celebrity. I'm sure that helps. But this is one of the most amazing memoirs I've ever read or listened to, and it's definitely the best audible performance I've ever heard. I can't imagine reading this versus listening to it. You won't just learn a lot about his life. You'll learn so much about South Africa, apartheid, poverty, and so much more that resonates with me as an American living in our current as well as past history.He's an amazing man and he has already lived an amazing life.

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  • Are You Anybody?

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jeffrey Tambor
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Tambor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

It's rare that an actor embodies even one memorable character over the arc of a career. Jeffrey Tambor has managed to create three, beginning with Hank "Hey Now!" Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show, the series created by Garry Shandling, Jeffrey's first mentor in television. He went on to find two more show creators, Mitch Hurwitz of Arrested Development and Jill Soloway of Transparent, who shared a love of actors and taught him a lot about acting along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jeffrey, You Are Somebody

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-25-17

Beautiful

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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: 07-21-17

What a beautiful, honest, funny life story. One of the best memoirs I've listen to in a long time, full of life lessons, although the author my cringe to hear me say so because he's a humble guy.

  • On the Move

  • A Life
  • By: Oliver Sacks
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931

From its opening minutes on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent book from a excellent writer

  • By Johan on 05-01-15

Oliver Sacks a brilliant, thoughtful man

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-15

An amazing story, a unique mind, a beautiful heart. Not to mention a wonderful storyteller! I was disappointed in the narration. It seemed very unemotional, Almost robotic. Sex was English. Did he not have a British accent? The narrator had an American accent. Ultimately, the narration did not take away from the writing. How could it?

  • The Dog Who Could Fly

  • The Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew at His Side
  • By: Damien Lewis
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627

An instant hit in the UK, this is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts-ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend. In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey that would turn them into lifelong friends.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming and True (mostly)

  • By Skipper on 08-09-14

Deeply thrilling and moving

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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: 02-28-15

I am not a pilot, and I don't own a dog. But I love animals and a good story. I could not put this book down. I cried off all my make up at the end, but only because it was such a beautiful story.