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  • Evolve Your Brain

  • The Science of Changing Your Mind
  • By: Joe Dispenza D.C.
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852

Joe Dispenza, DC, has spent decades studying the human mind-how it works, how it stores information, and why it perpetuates the same behavioral patterns over and over. In the acclaimed film What the Bleep Do We Know!?, he began to explain how the brain evolves - by learning new skills, developing the ability to concentrate in the midst of chaos, and even healing the body and the psyche. Evolve Your Brain presents this information in depth, while helping you take control of your mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great message, long book

  • By Matt on 04-03-17

Life changing....the puzzle comes together

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Evolve Your Brain to be better than the print version?

I am using them hand in hand because I learn one way through my ears, and another way through my eyes. I became conscious of this by listening to this very book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character in this book is ME (YOU). I took every word as if it were written for me personally, to help me live a better life.

Which scene was your favorite?

Though there are no "scenes" per se, Dr. Joe Dispenza explains everything so clearly and there are diagrams to refer to (PDF download available at the beginning of the book....essential!). I am not an academic nor a scholar and I understood every scientific idea because of the method of the writing.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It wasn't possible as there is so much necessary information I had to turn it off and process it as I went along. I plan to re-listen to it soon, and read along with the book.

Any additional comments?

I am 67 years here, and my old thinking says" I wish I had heard this years ago". However, throughout the book, the author inserts personal examples and I realized how I knew so much of this already and had been using it through out my life here, only unconsciously. I did not know I could call upon these tools when I needed them! Now I know how to do that. It will take work to completely remake my habits and attitudes, but by just listening to this book, it has already gotten into my brain and my brain has changed for the better. I feel calm and confident now, and so compassionate towards myself and others. I recommend this book to everyone, especially if you think everything in your life is just fine.

  • The Wonder Spot

  • By: Melissa Bank
  • Narrated by: Melissa Bank
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

Melissa Bank's runaway best seller, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, charmed readers and critics alike with its wickedly insightful, tender look at a young woman's forays into love, work, and friendship. Now, with The Wonder Spot, Bank is back with her signature combination of devilishly self-deprecating humor, seriousness, and wisdom.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Wonder Spot

  • By Carol on 06-06-05

It's just a story about Sophie......very simple

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

What did you love best about The Wonder Spot?

I loved Melissa Bank's book "A Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing" and have read it many times. I now love this one too. I love the simplicity, the slight sarcastic humor, the situational details......I just love how she writes, and now I love how she speaks!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wonder Spot?

I cannot pinpoint one incident. I loved it all, the way it flowed.

What about Melissa Bank’s performance did you like?

I enjoy people's voices that don't go all over the place and hers, to some, may be a bit monotone. But in life, I find I love that in people, especially if they are saying hilarious things with no reaction. Hard to explain. I love her voice and could listen to this book over and over just for the steady flow and clarity of tone.

Who was the most memorable character of The Wonder Spot and why?

Of course I love Sophie the most. But I also enjoyed her brothers.

Any additional comments?

This is not an adventure or thriller or even a complex story. To me it was a simple story of a girl who grows up into a woman and some of the things she went through to get where she was going. As a woman, it just felt good to hear life situations without a lot of action and details of horrible things.

  • Please Stop Helping Us

  • How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed
  • By: Jason L. Riley
  • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

Why is it that so many efforts by liberals to lift the black underclass not only fail, but often harm the intended beneficiaries? In Please Stop Helping Us, Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare programs are in fact holding black Americans back. Minimum-wage laws may lift earnings for people who are already employed, but they price a disproportionate number of blacks out of the labor force. Affirmative action in higher education is intended to address past discrimination, but the result is fewer black college graduates than would otherwise exist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required reading

  • By Ken Larsen on 02-15-15

LIBERALS! PLEASE READ THIS BOOK!

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

Reviewed: 05-11-15

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

Yes. Being a liberal myself, I have often thought about some of these issues. Being white, I have felt that it is strange that mostly white people make the decisions as to the "issues" of African Americans here in America. This has helped me to look from a different perspective at the race card being played so often. I was born in 1950 and today I wonder why things have not really changed. This book helped me to see why things as they were are still perpetuated as we evolve.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The author, of course.

Which scene was your favorite?

This is non-fiction, so no scenes really. The part about affirmative action was most enlightening.

If you could give Please Stop Helping Us a new subtitle, what would it be?

The title is perfect, so honest and so un-flowered. I so appreciate the honesty.

Any additional comments?

Again, liberals! Please read this book with an open mind. It's not too late for us to change and let go of the illusion that we are helping.

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  • The Fifth Agreement

  • A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery
  • By: don Miguel Ruiz
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,318

In The Four Agreements, a New York Times best seller for over seven years, don Miguel Ruiz revealed how the process of our education, or “domestication,” can make us forget the wisdom we were born with. Throughout our lives, we make many agreements that go against ourselves and create needless suffering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book

  • By Lisa on 09-19-12

Too much Christianity

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

Reviewed: 05-08-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Christians.

What was most disappointing about don Miguel Ruiz’s story?

Too many Christian references, such as "When Adam and Eve........."

What about Peter Coyote’s performance did you like?

Yes.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

Any additional comments?

I stopped reading books that reference Christianity as the bases.

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  • Julie of the Wolves

  • By: Jean Craighead George
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

When Miyax walks out onto the frozen Alaskan tundra, she hopes she is leaving problems at home far behind. Raised in the ancient Eskimo ways, Miyax knows how to take care of herself. But as bitter Arctic winds efface the surface of food, she begins to fear for her life, and turns to a pack of wild wolves for help. Amaroq, the leader of the pack, eventually accepts Miyax as one of his own defenseless cubs, protecting her from danger and saving portions of the daily kill for her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Setting

  • By B.A. Wilson on 08-27-18

A beautiful step into nature.

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

Reviewed: 12-21-14

If you could sum up Julie of the Wolves in three words, what would they be?

Descriptive flowing text.

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

Excellent inflection of feelings, and perfect pronunciation of Inuit words and animal speak.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Experience life alone in the Arctic through the eyes of a young girl.

Any additional comments?

I loved this book, it's simplicity and depth. Such a metaphor for my life today.

  • Dropped Names

  • Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them
  • By: Frank Langella
  • Narrated by: Frank Langella
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

Captured forever in a unique memoir, Frank Langella's myriad encounters with some of the past century's most famous human beings are profoundly affecting, funny, wicked, sometimes shocking, and utterly irresistible. With sharp wit and a perceptive eye, Mr. Langella takes us with him into the private worlds and privileged lives of movie stars, presidents, royalty, literary lions, the social elite, and the greats of the Broadway stage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Kathy on 04-03-12

A WONDERFUL BOOK FOR TEARS

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

Reviewed: 08-04-14

Any additional comments?

As I listened to this book, I welled up with tears many times. I guess I really needed to feel some emotion because once completed, I felt rejuvenated, like I had revisited every wonderful moment I have ever seen on screen. I was very surprised by my reaction. I highly recommend this book. Frank Langella's writing is so humble, as is his soft voice. I could hear the emotion in some of the recollections. I loved this book.

  • Flabbergasted

  • A Novel
  • By: Ray Blackston
  • Narrated by: Andrew Peterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49

Churches outnumber bars 20 to 1 in Greenville, South Carolina, so that's where new-in-town stock broker Jay Jarvis sets out to meet women. New in town, young and successful, Jay figures the best way to meet girls is to sit in a pew! What he finds is a beautiful, unusual missionary with a wild throwing arm and a warped sense of humor. She and her wacky assortment of friends turn Jay's perceptions of life upside down, beginning a roller-coaster ride of events.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Tonya on 05-28-04

Great Narrator, entertaining Christian propaganda

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

Reviewed: 07-13-13

What did you love best about Flabbergasted?

The narrator is spectacular.

If you’ve listened to books by Ray Blackston before, how does this one compare?

I haven't heard any others.

Which scene was your favorite?

I don't know

Who was the most memorable character of Flabbergasted and why?

Darcey with the lime green cadillac and rabbit's foot key chain is one, and Maurice.

Any additional comments?

I wish this had been catagorized as a Christian book.

  • Rascal: A Dog and His Boy

  • By: Ken Wells
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Rascal may be the happiest beagle ever to live. He used to live on Voclain's Farm, with its whole jambalaya of dogs, but now he lives with his very own boy, Meely. Together they explore the Louisiana bayou, bunny chasin', coon and squirrel huntin', and crawfishin'. But when Meely gets stuck on a rotting bridge deep in the bayou, it's up to Rascal - with a little help from his old friends at the farm - to save his boy from danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great voice

  • By Matt Markell on 07-08-16

DELIGHTFUL, UNIQUE, FUNNY FOR THE KID IN ALL OF US

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

Reviewed: 04-25-13

Where does Rascal: A Dog and His Boy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

At the top!!!

What did you like best about this story?

It is all from the dog (Rascal)'s point of view. Sort of like "Babe" movies, where all the dogs, cats, etc. talk to each other and try to get through to the people (two legs).

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

I loved the voices. At the beginning, Rascal is a young pup and the voice is a little southern boy. As Rascal ages, Hill aged his voice and inflection. He did a great job.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I listen to or read books constantly, some being very serious or adult type fiction, some are non-fiction. This was a welcomed refreshing change. I loved the whole book. I will listen to it again. It is for all ages, and especially for animal lovers, and those of us who feel our pets think like people (I know they do, but that's just my opinion). Rascal's innocense and honesty is moving, and again, the voice is perfect for a young southern puppy. I also loved how the life of the animals is mixed in with the life of all the people around them, and showed how dogs miss their "two leggeds" and how animals help people and we sometimes don't know it. Take a chance on this one. It's like a Shrek movie after a month of documentaries.

  • Northern Lights

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Gary Littman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,482

Lunacy was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street - and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in this tiny, remote Alaskan town. Aside from sorting out a run-in between a couple of motor vehicles and a moose, he finds his first few weeks on the job are relatively quiet. But that's about to change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes you want to see Alaska for yourself

  • By Michele on 11-30-11

Predictable

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

Reviewed: 03-04-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who likes linear and shallow romance novels with a dull edge.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Anything NOT by Nora Roberts

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

No, but I liked his voice. He did a good job. It was the text that riled me.

What character would you cut from Northern Lights?

I liked Nate, the one telling the story. It was the cheap stereotypical small town women that I found disgusting. I like most stories about Alaska, fiction or non-fiction. I could have kept listening if not for those slutty women. I don't think Nora did her research. I live in an isolated small town in Wy, and have never met a woman like that here, and per my reading, they aren't in Alaska either. Those kind of women are usually in big cities at cheap corner bars.

Any additional comments?

It was a waste of money.

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  • Life Itself

  • A Memoir
  • By: Roger Ebert
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 426

Roger Ebert is the best-known film critic of our time. He has been reviewing films for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967, and was the first film critic ever to win a Pulitzer Prize. He has appeared on television for four decades, including twenty-three years as cohost of Siskel & Ebert at the Movies. In 2006, complications from thyroid cancer treatment resulted in the loss of his ability to eat, drink, or speak. But with the loss of his voice, Ebert has only become a more prolific and influential writer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Roger Ebert Life Itself

  • By MERCEDES on 12-04-11

Surprisingly funny, poignant and beautiful.

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

Reviewed: 03-03-13

If you could sum up Life Itself in three words, what would they be?

A must read.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Life Itself?

I cannot pull one thing out. It was all memorable. Roger Ebert expresses so many emotions that I believe we all feel, but cannot speak of. The humility and tenderness of his self observation, his downfalls, his successes, all revealed to me a man I really didn't know anything about, though I watched him on TV for years. He is so much more than a movie critic. And he has found peace and joy even in his tragedies. I recommend this highly to everyone, as I can not imagine a person who would not be moved.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Oh, there were so many. I'm going to listen again.

Any additional comments?

Roger Ebert is truly a bright star of a person, one so needed in this world today.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful