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  • Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

  • By: Natalie Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Natalie Goldberg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

Over a decade ago, when Writing Down the Bones first appeared, Natalie Goldberg started a revolution in the way we practice writing. Now, for the first time, Goldberg reads her classic work, while offering new commentary about the creative, spiritual, and practical dimensions of writing. This collector's edition also includes an exclusive interview with the author.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Becky on 04-24-05

Applies to more than writers

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-09-18

writing is not my primary practice, and I quickly found myself substitituting the word "art" when she said writing. The concepts are universal. Natalie's voice is soft and a bit monotone, but I quickly got absorbed in the words and meanings

  • Travel as a Political Act

  • By: Rick Steves
  • Narrated by: Rick Steves
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

With the world facing divisive events and movements like the rise of nationalism, Trump, Brexit, Erdogan, and more, there's never been a more important time to travel. Rick believes the risks of travel are widely exaggerated, and that fear is for people who don't get out much. After years of living out of a suitcase, he still marvels at how different cultures may find different truths to be self-evident. By sharing his experiences from Europe, Central America, Asia, and the Middle East, Rick shows how we can learn more about own country by viewing it from afar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The book every citizen of the world needs

  • By maria on 03-18-18

An Enlightening Experience

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Reviewed: 03-11-18

In our divisive times, I found it very enlightening to visit other countries along with Rick, via this book. Many other countries have grappled with the same issues we deal with in the USA, and have solved them with different approaches, and some have not. Rick invites us to open our minds and explore other cultures with curiosity and compassion. Very fun and entertaining too!

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  • A Little History of the United States

  • By: James West Davidson
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

How did a land and people of such immense diversity come together under a banner of freedom and equality to form one of the most remarkable nations in the world? Everyone from young adults to grandparents will be fascinated by the answers uncovered in James West Davidson's vividly told A Little History of the United States.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It’s accurately titled “little history”

  • By Alexander on 06-28-18

Wonderful book!

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Reviewed: 05-23-17

I loved this book! Well written, and narrated, it weaves a fascinating story of American history. In this time, where our leaders and followers seem to have little grasp of how our Republic came to be, this is especially important while being entertaining.

  • The Spectrum

  • A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health
  • By: Dean Ornish M.D.
  • Narrated by: Dean Ornish M.D., Anne Ornish
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

With his personalized approach, Dr. Ornish brings you the future of medicine today: the tools to customize a way of eating, managing stress, and exercising that is based on your own desires, needs, and genetic predispositions. Your genes are not your fate. New research by Dr. Ornish and his colleagues shows that changing what you eat and how you live may actually alter, for the better, how your genes are expressed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant to Listen to and Informative

  • By Frances on 06-05-08

Very hopeful and motivating

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Reviewed: 04-29-17

Easy to listen to, and provides hope for a healthy future. Love the meditations. I am inspired to implement this program in my own life.

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