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Bryan

DENVER, CO, US
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  • The Once and Future Liberal

  • After Identity Politics
  • By: Mark Lilla
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

From one of the country's most admired political thinkers, an urgent wake-up call to American liberals to turn from the divisive politics of identity and develop a vision of our future that can persuade all citizens that they share a common destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant and Painfully True

  • By David Larson on 09-01-17

Very helpful toward coherent liberal initiatives

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Reviewed: 10-04-17

Clear and objective hard lessons learned for why democratic and liberal initiatives and cohesion are weaker today than have been for a long time. Constructive insights into solutions.

  • After Buddhism

  • Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
  • By: Stephen Batchelor
  • Narrated by: Stephen Batchelor
  • Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

Some 25 centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts? Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha's teachings. The time has come, he feels, to articulate a coherent, ethical, contemplative, and philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening

  • By Christopher F. Wilson on 12-20-15

Critical knowledge

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Reviewed: 07-07-17

A very significant perspective and body of knowledge toward advancing our understanding of human nature.

  • The Big Picture

  • On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
  • By: Sean Carroll
  • Narrated by: Sean Carroll
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,764

Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on the Higgs boson and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions. Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, our beliefs, and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeping this on REPEAT for months to come

  • By Chris Akers on 06-10-16

Currently the most comprehensive on the subject

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Reviewed: 06-25-16

Spectacularly broad and deep, and on the leading edge of who we are and why. An empiricist's reference manual, and fun too!

  • The Ancestor's Tale

  • A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298

In The Ancestor's Tale, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins offers a masterwork: an exhilarating reverse tour through evolution, from present-day humans back to the microbial beginnings of life four billion years ago. Throughout the journey, Dawkins spins entertaining, insightful stories and sheds light on topics such as speciation, sexual selection, and extinction. The Ancestor's Tale is at once an essential education in evolutionary theory and riveting in its telling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Please do an unabridged version!

  • By jm on 09-29-16

Helpful insight into the range of living organisms

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Reviewed: 04-08-16

A very useful and coherent narrative into how so many life forms came to be.