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  • Coming Closer to Ourselves

  • Making Everything the Path of Awakening
  • By: Pema Chödrön
  • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546

In challenging times, why do so many of us turn to Pema Chödrön for guidance? Many say that it’s her honest and caring way of communicating the core teachings of Buddhism - not just conceptually, but directly from her heart to ours. In these inspiring sessions, she teaches us how to give that compassion to the person we neglect most often - ourselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a lecture

  • By Marian on 02-17-15

Tough concept taught with clarity

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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: 08-02-15

Outstanding discussion of abstract concepts. Highly recommend to anyone going down this road. Excited to start meditation as a daily gift to myself.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Love, Service, Devotion, and the Ultimate Surrender

  • Ram Dass on the Bhagavad Gita
  • By: Ram Dass
  • Narrated by: Ram Dass
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463

The Bhagavad Gita is a gem so precious in India's spiritual treasury that many regard it not as a volume of sacred verse, but as a living manifestation of the Divine. In the summer of 1974, inside a balmy Boulder, Colorado, warehouse that served as a main hall of a fledgling Naropa Institute, some say a minor miracle occured: The reawakening of the Gita's living presence, as it unfolded in a series of wisdom teachings led by Ram Dass.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely the Ultimate

  • By kessing on 09-17-11

Great if you are ready for it.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-15

Very deep and specific. Probably read the book info before buying to make sure it is what you want. Precursor to many of the new gurus. I thought it was well done. Even though the sound quality was marginal at times.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Work

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,432

Thanks to a heart transplant, former FBI agent Terrell McCaleb is enjoying a quiet retirement, renovating the fishing boat he lives on in Los Angeles Harbor. But McCaleb's calm seas turn choppy when a story in the "What Happened To?" column of the LA Times brings him face-to-face with the sister of the woman whose heart now beats in his chest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blood work kept my blood rushing

  • By Book and Movie Lover on 01-04-10

Connelly is jut a great writer.

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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: 07-21-15

Connelly has mastered making a book unique. characters are great, plot is the focus and always changing. Part of the story was predictable but not every twist. Connelly is consistently good and coupled with great narration. Solid 5 star book. Well worth the credit.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,110

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham at his best (again)

  • By Brock on 10-23-13

Ouch. Nails on chalkboard.

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-15

So much filler coupled with a slow talking narrator. Toss in predictability within the plot and you get a solid two star. Grisham is off my future list of books. Why not focus on the plot instead minor side plots. Almost stopped the book before the end. In hindsight, maybe I should of.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Tuesdays with Morrie

  • 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,891
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,885

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient, and wise who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly 20 years ago. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live

  • By AudioAddict on 04-17-16

A classic

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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: 07-21-15

Well worth it. A book you may go back to time and again. Puts life in perspective. I don't think this book could be replicated.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Mr. Mercedes

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,739

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • King and Patton create a winning combo

  • By David Shear on 06-04-14

Wow. Easy six star book.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-15

Stephen King is not my favorite author but when asked to listen to this book I went for it. What a great decision. This book is awesome. Not like the King books I have listened to in the past. The narration is amazing as well. Who ever produced this book should also get praise. Can not say enough for this book. Can't wait for more. King can really write.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Zero History

  • By: William Gibson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342

Hollis Henry worked for the global marketing magnate Hubertus Bigend once before. She never meant to repeat the experience. Milgrim is even more thoroughly owned by Bigend. He's worth owning for his useful gift of seeming to disappear in almost any setting. baked into bone, entirely experimental, to show for it. Garreth has a passion for extreme sports. Garreth isn't owned by Bigend at all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bigend needed a little more Blomkvist

  • By Aaron on 09-11-10

Gibson has won me over. Excellent series

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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: 06-23-15

William Gibson has now floated into my top five authors in audiobooks. Amazing ability to spin a tale, develop characters, make a scene come to life and all with an interesting plot that keeps you coming back for more. Though this book is probably the weakest of the trilogy, it still is a solid 5 star, Only wish I could get my hands on all of Gibson's books on audio. Word of advice, start with book one of this trilogy. I used Wikipedia for gibson to tell me the order of books of the trilogy.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Spook Country

  • By: William Gibson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 788
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 316

Bobby Chombo is a "producer" and an enigma. In his day job, Bobby is a troubleshooter for manufacturers of military navigation equipment. He refuses to sleep in the same place twice. He meets no one. Hollis Henry, an investigative journalist, has been told to find him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By wendy on 10-01-11

Gibson is amazing

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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

This book by any other writer could have been too unrealistic and a two star. Gibson though is extremely good at spinning a tale. Not for everyone but 5 star plus for me. Sort of a Murakami look alike but morphed into an American Techie writer. Highly recommend. I think at this point any Gibson book will be 5 star. Just love great writers. Hard to find. Enjoy.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

  • A Novel
  • By: Robin Sloan
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,197

The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone - and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A light, fun, easy listen

  • By january on 11-04-12

Awesome!!

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Reviewed: 05-05-15

Why can't there be more books like this. Great writing, incredible narration, and a plot with thought. Six star if I could give it. Please write another book.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • You're It!

  • On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found
  • By: Alan Watts
  • Narrated by: Alan Watts
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,094
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,727
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,697

Life is the ultimate game of hide and seek... and the good news is that you're it! With the combination of playful irreverence and penetrating insight that made him a legend in Western philosophy, Alan Watts investigates the surprisingly liberating concept of "the universe as play" found at the heart of Hinduism, Zen, and other wisdom traditions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My thinking was provoked.

  • By Grant on 01-12-13

Great wisdom

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Reviewed: 05-04-15

At first I was taken back by the audio quality but in the end, the message is what matters. Though repetitious in many spots, the concepts are difficult and it actually ends up helping. Highly recommend.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful