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  • Magic & Mystery in Tibet

  • The Classic Account of a Woman's Extraordinary Journey to Tibet
  • By: Alexandra David-Néel
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

This classic memoir by the remarkable French explorer and Buddhist Alexandra David-Néel is the one of the greatest Buddhist travelogues of the 20th century. She was the first European woman to meet the Dalai Lama (in the 1920s) and in 1924 became the first to enter the forbidden Tibetan capital, Lhasa. She had already spent a decade travelling through China and Sikkim, India; lived and meditated in a cave on the Tibetan border; and everywhere learned about Buddhism from hermits, mystics and bandits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting and inspirational

  • By Toni Mensching on 03-30-17

The right voice for the story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-18

I think this is as close as you can get to the mystic world of Tibet. I could imagine David Alexandra Neale would have a voice like that of the reader. Strong, goal minded, not too female.

  • The Night Circus

  • By: Erin Morgenstern
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,303

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The circus of your dreams

  • By Anonymous User on 09-22-11

Enchanting book

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

You are taken through the circus in a real fast observing pace. The reading is fantastic and totally fits the book. It’s original, imaginative as a circus should be. One note, i think it’s pronounced ceerke de rève not curk.

  • The Most Beautiful

  • My Life with Prince
  • By: Mayte Garcia
  • Narrated by: Mayte Garcia
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,224
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,036

In The Most Beautiful, a title inspired by the hit song Prince wrote about their legendary love story, Mayte Garcia for the first time shares the deeply personal story of their relationship and offers a singular perspective on the music icon and their world together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can see why Prince fell in love with her.

  • By S. Winchester on 04-07-17

Heartbreaking story

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

Incredible story of a surprisingly strong woman. Read by herself steady, loving, it's beautiful. I love it.

  • God's Hotel

  • A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine
  • By: Victoria Sweet
  • Narrated by: Victoria Sweet
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the Hôtel-Dieu (God's hotel) that cared for the sick in the Middle Ages. Ballet dancers and rock musicians, professors and thieves - "anyone who had fallen, or, often, leapt, onto hard times" and needed extended medical care - ended up here. So did Victoria Sweet, who came for two months and stayed for 20 years. Laguna Honda, lower-tech but human-paced, gave Sweet the opportunity to practice a kind of attentive medicine that has almost vanished.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By kayla solomon on 04-08-17

Honest and insightfull

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

Well read by the writer of the booook. Yes she tends to stretch the last word of a sentence sometimes. But it’s sweet and gives a feeling life goes on whatever might happen.

It’s good for doctors to read so they can get another idea of being a doctor.

  • The Book Thief

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,456

It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I took a chance.

  • By Robert on 08-20-11

Heavy matter but wel told and a great ending

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

Heavy matter but wel told and a great ending giving even more meaning to the beginning wich takes place in a difficult time with tough people.

  • The Children of Now

  • Crystalline Children, Indigo Children, Star Kids, Angels on Earth, and the Phenomenon of Transitional Children
  • By: Meg Blackburn Losey Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Alexandria Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

The Children of Now is a groundbreaking work that shows that a large number of kids come into the world bearing inherent gifts that are beyond strange - they are telepathic, understand subtle energies, and/or have amazing psychic abilities. Many of them remember where they were before they came to Earth and often can describe past lives.

Many doctors mislabel them as autistic, ADD, ADHD, or suggest other behavioral difficulties. More than half the time, these doctors are wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very on point

  • By Taylor Morgan on 05-21-15

Very informative, very interesting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-15

A well read book about the children to come. Really good book to help you understand AND welcome the children with such special talents.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Go Set a Watchman

  • A Novel
  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Reese Witherspoon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,387
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,352

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, best-selling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Kill A Mockingbird vs Go Set A Watchman

  • By Sara on 07-15-15

I still love scout

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-15

I think this story puts a lot of things in place in relation to "to kill a mockingbird". Jean Louise is still scout in hart. Honest rebellious intelligent. I think Reese has a 'boy' in her but it didn't come out and therefore didn't add to the character of jean louise. (though Incredible performance in "wild" miss Witherspoon)

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Waking Up

  • Over 30 Perspectives on Spiritual Awakening - What Does It Really Mean?
  • By: Jack Kornfield PhD, Eckhart Tolle, Sally Kempton, and others
  • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield, Eckhart Tolle, Sally Kempton, and others
  • Length: 22 hrs and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

Waking Up brings you the insights of 34 of today's leading authors and teachers who have deeply explored the implications of spiritual awakening. Sounds True publisher Tami Simon will speak with the teachers about their personal understandings of awakening - how it happened, what changed (and what didn't), and how their experiences can inspire and inform our own realizations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The genius is the format of the book!

  • By Scotslad007 on 06-05-15

Interesting journey through the different perception of waking up

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

Reviewed: 07-03-15

It's, i think, a good I help when you walk the spiritual path, which can be challenging. The different views help you find your own position in it.

I didn't hear Eckhart Tolle yet but he can be very silent. I will have to skip through the book again.

  • A Shaman Speaks

  • By: Robin Gress
  • Narrated by: Robin Gress
  • Length: 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Insight into the spiritual healing profession of an urban Shaman. What is a Shaman? How do you become one? What functions do they perform within our modern Western world? These are some of the questions touched upon, as Shaman Gress introduces us to the ancient, but still vibrant, field of Shamanism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Educational about basic Shaman principals

  • By Whitesage on 03-16-13

straightforward info I just needed

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

Reviewed: 08-20-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes it has al the beginner information you need to no about a shaman.

What does Robin Gress bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She is also the shaman

  • The Men Return & Worlds of Origin

  • By: Jack Vance
  • Narrated by: Tim Rowe
  • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Two vintage stories from the 1950s by science-fiction Grand Master Jack Vance, who wrote stories of adventure, detection, horror, and humor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oddities from Jack Vance

  • By Joel D Offenberg on 03-18-10

finally the good old vance stories

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

Reviewed: 07-30-12

Where does The Men Return & Worlds of Origin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

this is a class of its own, I used to read them when I was young, and loved to be in his colorful and real other worlds.

Have you listened to any of Tim Rowe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't, but its well read