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  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,839
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,761
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,661

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

Much Needed

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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

After more than a year of small news stories, conflicting news stories, soundbites and bickering, what an extraordinary pleasure to listen to one lengthy, coherent, uninterrupted, logical, common sense narrative by the man who experienced all this first hand. Thank you James Comey and the FBI, after hearing this my faith has been restored that there is some government institution that can keep the light alive in dark times and that justice is not a fading reality.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Healing Light

  • An Apprenticeship in Peruvian Shamanism
  • By: don Oscar Miro-Quesada
  • Narrated by: don Oscar Miro-Quesada
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

In this full-length audio curriculum, we have the opportunity to honor and partake in this legacy, directly and in the original way, through the spoken word. With don Oscar's personal guidance, listeners are offered singular apprenticeship in: the principles and methods of Peruvian curanderismo; guided shamanic journeys of transformation and healing; empowering rituals; and a treasury of other insights, many shared here with a Western audience for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How to walk in beauty

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-16-16

Definitely not my cup of tea

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-18

I found this to be increasingly wider fields of generalizations unfolding over repetitious and uninspired descriptions of space into thin air - for seven hours. I don’t have confidence in the author or that any serious message, let alone a story or anything approaching a philosophy was communicated in this. I am at a loss about where the positive reviews could have come from or what made Audible think they should pass this off as content at any price.

Maybe it’s me, but all I heard was hours of effusive monotonous gobbledygook.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Breath Sweeps Mind

  • By: Jakusho Kwong-roshi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

With more than 40 years of experience practicing traditional Zen, Jakusho Kwong-roshi removes some of the mystery surrounding this enigmatic philosophy through clear instruction in its core principles and how it relates to our everyday world, including methods of zazen meditation, why delusion is inseparable from enlightenment, turning our light inward, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it

  • By Oskar's Mom on 02-14-09

Voice

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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: 02-13-18

Sometimes form is content, and the medium is the message. This is a master speaking to a small gathering which is recorded for our benefit in a voice that that embodies Zen’s compassion, profundity and humor. An unforgettable voice. When listening, ask yourself how old this man is.

  • Getting Unstuck

  • Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630

On Getting Unstuck, Pema Chodron introduces a rare Tibetan teaching she received from her teacher, Dzigar Kontrul Rinpoche, and one that has become critical to her practice. Here, she unveils the mystery of an ineffable quality; a "pre-emotional" feeling that arises in us, brings us discomfort, and causes us to react by escaping the discomfort, often with harmful habits. With Getting Unstuck, she offers us a first look at "both the itch and the scratch": what Tibetan Buddhists call shenpa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Concrete solutions for addictive behavior

  • By Annie M. on 05-12-09

Unbelievably useful

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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: 07-19-17

I've done a lot of spiritual work and work around addiction over 20 years. I find this to be one of the most out right useful books I have come across. I'm not quite sure that it's a book because it is a live recording. I've read books by Pima Chodron in the past, but had no idea how funny and light she is as a speaker, and this is so important because much of her message is in the inflection. Hearing interaction with the live audience is helpful as well. She has a beautiful agile and tough mind and spirit. I will be reviewing her concept of Shempa (hooked, addiction) in this recording and I'll be watching her YouTube videos for a long time.

  • Always Turned On

  • Sex Addiction in the Digital Age
  • By: Robert Weiss, Jennifer P. Schneider
  • Narrated by: Beverly Oliver
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Today, all forms of sex addiction are technology driven - from porn websites to webcams to casual sex hook-up apps found on smartphones. Sex addicts organize their lives around the pursuit of sexual activity with self or others, spending inordinate amounts of time viewing and masturbating to porn or planning, pursuing, and engaging in sex acts. At the same time, they neglect important relationships, work, and personal responsibilities.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • this book is reaffirmin of the negative experienc

  • By vikin on 12-01-17

Excellent overall view

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-17

I thought this book did an excellent job at outlining the overall problem with online addiction. It lays out the scope of the problem and puts it in context. It recommends avenues and resources for help. From this book I moved to Pema Chodron's GETTING UNSTUCK which I rate at five stars. Taken in the context of addiction, Chodren's book offers real world solutions via meditation practices. This is something I've tried in the past and was not successful at, but this book made all the difference, got me over the edge and into practice. From there I have gone to THE TRANSFORMATIONAL POWER OF FASTING. Seen in the light of a spiritual journey, this book helps put addiction in perspective, and shows real spiritual and physical gifts available to those who really want to push through. So that's three reviews in one – but I make the connections here to show you a path that has worked for me and doesn't leave you at the dead end of understanding the problem, but offers a series of solutions.

  • The Art of Dramatic Writing

  • Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
  • By: Lajos Egri
  • Narrated by: Troy W. Hudson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Among the many "how-to" playwriting books that have appeared over the years, there have been few that attempt to analyze the mysteries of play construction. Lajos Egri's classic, The Art of Dramatic Writing, does just that, with instruction that can be applied equally well to a short story, novel, or screenplay. Examining a play from the inside out, Egri starts with the heart of any drama: its characters. All good dramatic writing hinges on people and their relationships.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who Knew?

  • By Cedrick on 06-03-17

Dated

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-17

This is not really a full review. This is more a warning that this book was written in the 1940s. I did not notice that before ordering it. I tried for several hours to listen to it and was somewhat overwhelmed by how flat the narration was and how exhaustive the examples were; to the point where I forgot what was being discussed. There are better books out there on the subject.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful