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  • The Journey Into Yourself

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037

The theme of this four-day retreat: "It's Always Now" The Now is inseparable from who you are at the deepest level. It is the prerequisite of Being. As you listen to the words on this tape, you participate in the retreat. To "retreat" means to step back - not only from the outer world, but also from the world in your head, the thinking mind. Allow the sound of the words to take you beyond words and beyond sound to the stillness within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Audible credit I've spent yet

  • By Stephanie on 02-04-10

Really good and thought provoking

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-10

Eckhart Tolle has really good and thought provoking ideas, the main problem with this listen is the audiance is distracting.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Revolution

  • A Manifesto
  • By: Ron Paul
  • Narrated by: Bob Craig
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360

In The Revolution, Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul has exposed the core truths behind everything threatening America, from the real reasons behind the collapse of the dollar and the looming financial crisis, to terrorism and the loss of our precious civil liberties. In this book, Ron Paul provides answers to questions that few even dare to ask.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth your time

  • By Sierra Bravo on 11-16-08

Great Listen

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-10

Wish he was President.....

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Symbol

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,360
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,457

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In love with books again

  • By Paul on 01-31-10

Great Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-10

This listen was another awsome book by Dan Brown, done only the way he can by merging fact and fiction.

  • Dark Night of the Soul

  • By: St. John of the Cross
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

Part poetic masterpiece, part mystic treatise, The Dark Night of the Soul by 16th century Carmelite monk St. John of the Cross, addresses the feeling of being forgotten by the Presence of the Almighty that every Christian desirous of walking more closely with God must pass through in order to learn to walk by faith and not by sight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Guide for Mystical Live

  • By Steve on 05-28-12

Deep

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-09

Deep stuff, but if you like to think this will do it.

11 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Practical Mysticism

  • By: Evelyn Underhill
  • Narrated by: Marni Green
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

In Practical Mysticism, Evelyn Underhill distills the essential (and comprehensible) steps that comprise the process of achieving mystical understanding. Though she uses the pantheon of Christian mystics as her guide, her methodology transcends any particular faith and offers a common sense approach to self-improvement and enhanced awareness.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator's voice doesn't fit

  • By Greg Davis on 07-20-09

Good Stuff

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-09

Good stuff but hard to follow

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Civil War Collection

  • By: Readio Theatre
  • Narrated by: Joe Loesch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Entrenched in a conflict over slave labor, the industrialized North and slave-powered South of the mid-1800s became entangled in the only war to be waged between Americans on U.S. soil. The Civil War, infamously known as the bloodiest military conflict to date, engaged three million Americans, claiming the lives of over half a million.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent glimpse into the Civil War

  • By Steven on 03-14-13

Basic but good

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-09

since I read a lot history type books this was very basic, but if you want a great starter Civil War book this is it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Transformation

  • The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions
  • By: Karen Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Karen Armstrong
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

From one of the world's leading writers on religion and the highly acclaimed author of the best-selling A History of God, The Battle for God, and The Spiral Staircase, comes a major new work: a chronicle of one of the most important intellectual revolutions in world history and its relevance to our own time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Gary on 10-06-09

Great Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-09

This book is very well researched, great for anyone learning about History and Philosophy

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Day of Reckoning

  • How Hubris, Ideology, and Greed are Tearing America Apart
  • By: Patrick J. Buchanan
  • Narrated by: Patrick J. Buchanan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

In Day of Recokoning, the author explicates the current existential crisis in the United States. President Bush's conversion to an ideology of "democratism" after 9/11, Buchanan says, has led the country to the edge of strategic disaster while creating fierce divisions among Americans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sure Enough "Eye Opener"!

  • By James on 11-13-11

Good

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-09

This book was OK but really just another far right wing opinion.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Modern Scholar: Faith and Reason: The Philosophy of Religion

  • By: Peter Kreeft
  • Narrated by: Peter Kreeft
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

Through the ages, mankind has pursued questions of faith in something beyond the world of ordinary experience. Is there a God? How can we explain the presence of evil? Do humans, or human souls, live on after death? Is there a hell? The following lectures examine these eternal questions and present the most compelling arguments for and against God's existence, the seeming conflicts between religion and science, and the different truth-claims of the world's most popular religions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not without a perspective, but very good

  • By Joseph on 10-12-09

Awful

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-09

This was so boring, I could not even finish. narration was very monotone and I wanted to fall asleep when I was listening to it. To bad it seemed to be an interesting topic.

1 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • The Bible

  • A Biography: Books That Changed the World
  • By: Karen Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

As the work at the heart of Christianity, the Bible is the spiritual guide for one out of every three people in the world. It is also the world's most widely distributed book, having been translated into over 2,000 languages, as well as the world's best-selling book, year after year. But the Bible is a complex work with a complicated and obscure history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Gary on 06-30-09

Great Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-09

This book was very thought provoking, but you should already know something about Bible history to get the most out of this listen, it is not an entry level book.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful