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Wildfire

Bronx, NY USA
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  • The Yage Letters Redux

  • By: William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Oliver Harris
  • Narrated by: Andrew Garman, Luis Moreno, Mark Nelson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

William Burroughs closed his classic novel, Junky, by saying he had determined to search out a drug he called 'Yage', a drug that could be 'the final fix'. In The Yage Letters, a mix of travel writing, satire, psychedelia and epistolary novel, he journeys through South America, writing to his friend Allen Ginsberg about his experiments with the strange drug, using it to travel through time and space and derange his senses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lyrical passages by Allen Ginsberg

  • By Wildfire on 04-24-18

Lyrical passages by Allen Ginsberg

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

The opening editor’s introduction is dry & academic, relating the history of this manuscript. I listened to the whole thing but it’s only for literary nerds. Feel free to skip it. The performances are a cut above, Luis Moreno & Mark Nelson both outstanding. And the Allen Ginsberg passages are lyrical spiritual passages about ineffable ayahuasca journeys, which are experiences that primarily occur outside of the realm of language. Which make Allen Ginsberg’s poetry all the more affecting.

  • Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle

  • By: Javier Regueiro
  • Narrated by: Javier Regueiro
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42

Javier Regueiro not only provides general information about ayahuasca, but he bridges the cultural gap between the native and the current use of ayahuasca by Westerners. This guide offers background about the plant medicine, its history, and how to engage with and learn through its use. It includes stories of Javier's personal experience of transformation as well as stories from those he's guided in ceremonies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read this if planning on doing Ayahuasca

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-21-17

Passenger orientation

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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: 04-12-18

This is a balanced and thorough orientation, useful for anyone contemplating a Medicine ceremony. The author is an experienced and articulate shaman with broad experiences & I found his content useful & trustworthy.

  • Urban Tantra, Second Edition

  • Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century
  • By: Annie Sprinkle - foreword, Barbara Carrellas
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Urban Tantra, acclaimed sex educator Barbara Carrellas radically updates the ancient practice of Tantra for modern sexual explorers desiring to discover new frontiers. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Self promoting drivel

  • By MoneyDoc on 06-19-18

Affected narrator with artificially high pitched voice

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-18

I am really disappointed by Audible’s casting of this narrator to read this book. I am very interested in the book and respect the writer but the voice actress is SO INTOLERABLY AFFECTED that I just can’t do it. She has an artificially high pitch, clichéd interpretations and heavy breathing and after a few hours of trying I am going to put this down. This happens way too often with Audible and is a real bummer. If you’re thinking of buying this on audio listen to a sample first since you might want to read (not listen) to this one. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

5 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Five Wishes

  • By: Gay Hendricks
  • Narrated by: Gay Hendricks
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Gay Hendricks had an extraordinary, life-altering experience during a conversation at a party. The gift he received in that meeting became his touchstone for creating the life of his dreams. Now, he passes on to all of us the pivotal insight he gained in that magic moment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What I needed to hear ..

  • By Anne Non E. Muss on 05-17-08

Useful tool to focus your life

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

Reviewed: 07-28-15

Gay Hendricks teaches the "Five Wishes" tool to help identify what goals would make your life a success. Read by the author in his pleasant soothing voice. Recommended.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Advanced Magic

  • A Course in Manifesting an Exceptional Life, Book 3
  • By: Genevieve Davis
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

Advanced Magic is the final part in the Course in Manifesting trilogy - a complete course in becoming creator of your own exceptional life. In these three books I outline the exact steps that enabled me to move my own life from one of poverty and drudgery, to one of previously unimaginable wealth, purpose, and joy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful !

  • By Karis on 07-08-15

Beautiful audio production.

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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: 05-14-15

More magical faire from Genevieve Davis. Try it & see if it works for you! Perfect choice of audio narrator, too.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Becoming Magic

  • A Course in Manifesting an Exceptional Life, Book 1
  • By: Genevieve Davis
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859

Becoming Magic is book one of a complete course in becoming creator of your own exceptional life. In this book, I outline the exact steps which enabled me to move my own life from one of poverty and drudgery, to one of previously unimaginable wealth, purpose and joy. But Magic? I do hope you are joking! That's what I would have said, five or ten years ago. I once despised all things 'New-Age'; all these spiritual types and their airy-fairy views, their bad science and their irrational beliefs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • with patience u get to the content

  • By NJMom on 08-07-15

High yield, useful information

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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: 05-05-15

Please do yourself a favor & listen to this great little book, narrated by Fiona Hardingham's beautiful voice.. You will enjoy it & learn something new