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  • The Blue Zones

  • Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest
  • By: Dan Buettner
  • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 291

Award-winning author and researcher Dan Buettner has traveled the world to meet the planet’s longest-lived people, and learned nine powerful yet simple lessons that could put you on the path to longer life. Where did he find them? In the Blue Zones....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice collection of stories - but not much more

  • By Ossi on 02-04-13

EXCELLENT!

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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: 12-13-12

Really enjoyed listening to this book. It's packed with interesting and useful information and is also very well narrated.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Indomitable Investor: Why a Few Succeed in the Stock Market When Everyone Else Fails

  • By: Steven M. Sears
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Gage
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

A new approach to investing based on how Wall Street insiders approach the market. The Indomitable Investor deconstructs the stock market as the public has come to know it and reconstitutes it from the inside out from the perspective of the fortunate few who dominate Wall Street. By revealing how top investors and traders think and act Steven Sears shows the stock market to be an undulating ocean of money, with seasoned investors reading the waves others cannot.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Geared to fairly inexperienced, naive investors

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-10-16

An indispensible tool for the investor

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-12

This book is a great listen. It answers most of my questions about the stock market and stock trading. I had to listen to it many times to absorb the abundant tips and wisdom. Narrator's voice and reading pace is flawless. Highly recommended.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Falling Upward

  • A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
  • By: Richard Rohr
  • Narrated by: Richard Rohr
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277

In the first half of life, we are naturally preoccupied with establishing ourselves; climbing, achieving, and performing. But as we grow older and encounter challenges and mistakes, we need to see ourselves in a different and more life-giving way. This message of falling down - that is in fact moving upward - is the most resisted and counterintuitive of messages in the world's religions. Falling Upward offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life's mysteries: how those who have fallen down are the only ones who understand "up".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I almost gave up on Christianity until I read this

  • By J. Mark Wells on 09-03-14

A little devious

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

Reviewed: 11-30-12

When I selected this book, I had the impression from the summary that this is a new age spiritual book like those of Wayne Dyer or Eckhart Tolle. However, upon listening to it, I realised my mistake as references to God and quotations from the bible become more and more prevalent. The author then reveals that he was/is a catholic clergy and monk.
As I am not a Christian, I would not have selected this book if I known the leanings of the writer. Clever marketing at play I think. That said, I rather enjoyed this book and listened to the whole book in one sitting without once feeling overwhelm by it religious overtones.I like the open mindedness of the writer and his lack of arrogance.
If you are like me, not religious but open to other people's religion, I highly recommend the book 'Have a little faith' by Mitch Albon. It moved me to tears.

42 of 53 people found this review helpful

  • The Warren Buffett Way, Second Edition

  • By: Robert G. Hagstrom
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 184

First published in 1994, The Warren Buffett Way gave investors their first in-depth look at the innovative investment and business strategies behind this living legend's spectacular success. Tracing Warren Buffett's career from the beginning, Hagstrom revealed to listeners exactly how, starting with an initial investment of only $100, Buffett built a business empire worth $19.4 billion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Doug on 03-07-07

A great privilege

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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: 11-28-12

As a novice investor, I had taken a gambling mentality to stock trading until I read my first book on Warren Buffett. It was like an awakening and completely changed and educated me on how to look at stocks. I am forever grateful for the existence of this grand master.
This book is superbly written and I also like the narrator's slightly dreamy style. Overall, a very educational and enjoyable experience.

  • The Art of Presence

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

In The Art of Presence, Eckhart guides you through seven hours of transformational insights that allow "presence to naturally arise" in you. With his one-of-a-kind instruction, you will learn how to ground yourself in the vibrancy of your "inner body" while simultaneously breaking free from the illusion of separation from the outside world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth it!

  • By Elliott Ann on 07-12-08

Wonderful

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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: 11-28-12

Great wisdom from the master. He's insightful and I always learn something new from him.

  • Meltdown

  • A Look at Why the Economy Tanked and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse
  • By: Thomas E. Woods Jr.
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

The media tells us that "deregulation" and "unfettered free markets" have wrecked our economy and will continue to make things worse without a heavy dose of federal regulation. But the real blame lies elsewhere. In Meltdown, best-selling author Thomas E. Woods, Jr., unearths the real causes behind the collapse of housing values and the stock market---and it turns out the culprits reside more in Washington than on Wall Street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read this book!

  • By Daniel Squires on 12-30-09

A Great Read

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-12

What a mess we have gotten ourselves into and all the governments in the US and EU are doing is 'kicking the can down the road' instead of finding and implementing real solutions. But then again our political system of 4-year term governments doesn't lend itself to dramatic and meaningful changes. Everyone is just buying time.

I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. It is well written and I was intrigued from start to finish. The narration is superb and I highly recommend it to everyone.

  • The Journey Into Yourself

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999

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

Over excited audience member

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-12

I have always been a great fan of Eckhart Tolle and enjoy listening to his talks in his retreats.
However in this audiobook, from session three, there is a member of the audience whose over-enthusiastic laughter became more and more crazed as the session went on. It was funny at first but his incessant outbursts become quite irritating and annoying as the session progressed. I was rather distracted on my first listening and had to consciously block his outburst out on subsequent listenings. It was quite an effort.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Rebel Buddha

  • On the Road to Freedom
  • By: Dzogchen Ponlop
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Dzogchen Ponlop (introduction)
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 537

There's a rebel within you. It's the part of you that already knows how to break free of fear and unhappiness. This rebel is the voice of your own awakened mind. It's your rebel buddha - the sharp, clear intelligence that resists the status quo. It wakes you up from the sleepy acceptance of your day-to-day reality and shows you the power of your enlightened nature. It's the vibrant, insightful energy that compels you to seek the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Buddhism for the Western World

  • By Glenn on 04-24-11

A True Gem

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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: 11-25-12

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One of the best books written about Buddhism and it's place in modern life. It is easily accessible and yet deeply profound. The narration is flawless. The reading pace and voice are perfect for the subject. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this beautifully crafted audible.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful