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    • Loving What Is

    • Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
    • By: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell, full cast
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 681
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 584
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 585

    The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light. As Katie says, "It's not the problem that causes our suffering; it's our thinking about the problem." Contrary to popular belief, trying to let go of a painful thought never works; instead, once we have done The Work, the thought lets go of us. At that point we can truly love what is, just as it is.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Go for the abridged version

    • By Eric on 01-06-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Tao Te Ching

    • A New English Version
    • By: Lao Tzu, Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,064
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,749
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,736

    In 81 brief chapters, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, as well as a serene and generous spirit. It teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao: the basic principle of the universe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Please remove the ridiculous ad at the end

    • By Michael on 02-20-15

    Regular price: $3.41

    • A Mind at Home with Itself

    • How Asking Four Questions Can Free Your Mind, Open Your Heart, and Turn Your World Around
    • By: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell, Pete Simonelli, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    In A Mind at Home with Itself, Byron Katie illuminates one of the most profound ancient Buddhist texts, The Diamond Sutra (newly translated by distinguished scholar Stephen Mitchell), to reveal the nature of the mind and to liberate us from painful thoughts, using her revolutionary system of self-inquiry called "The Work". Byron Katie doesn't merely describe the awakened mind; she empowers us to see it and feel it in action.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • what the hell just happened?!

    • By Anonymous User on 10-04-17

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Loving What Is

    • Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
    • By: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,445
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 922
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 917

    Out of nowhere, like a fresh breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice on what to believe, comes Byron Katie and what she calls "The Work". In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now, in Loving What Is, you can discover the same freedom through The Work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • True Confessions of a Guru Junkie

    • By Dirty Jerry on 04-21-05

    Regular price: $21.00

    • A Thousand Names for Joy

    • Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are
    • By: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 289

    Stephen Mitchell, the renowned translator of the Tao Te Ching, selected excerpts from that ancient text as a stimulus for Byron Katie to talk about the most essential issues that face us all: life and death, good and evil, love, work, and fulfillment. The result is an audiobook that allows the timeless insights of the Tao Te Ching to resonate anew for us today, while offering a vivid and illuminating glimpse into the life of someone who lives what Lao-tzu wrote more than 2,500 years ago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Katie - Another Name for Joy

    • By Deb G. on 03-27-07

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Gilgamesh

    • A New English Version
    • By: Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,977
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,511
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,504

    This brilliant new treatment of the world's oldest epic is a literary event on par with Seamus Heaney's wildly popular Beowulf translation. Esteemed translator and best-selling author Stephen Mitchell energizes a heroic tale so old it predates Homer's Iliad by more than a millennium.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A defense of this "translation"

    • By George on 07-16-08

    Regular price: $16.95

    • Letters to a Young Poet

    • By: Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Stephen Mitchell)
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Ranier Maria Rilke challenges you, "...to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answers." Rilke's ability to combine the sensual and the spiritual into an inspired vision of the art of living is brought to vivid life in his letters. Through his eyes, the everyday difficulties of love, sex, solitude, sadness, and doubt are seen as the archetypal elements of the drama called life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Priceless Recordings of Intense Feeling

    • By David on 10-08-04

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Book of Job

    • By: Stephen Mitchell (Translated by)
    • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    Perhaps no other Biblical tale penetrates so deeply into the everyday travails of the common person as The Book of Job. It tells the story of a righteous man beset by torment and misfortune through no fault of his own. This parable of bad things happening to a good person addresses the eternal question of why we are here, and why we suffer. This translation is by Stephen Mitchell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Phenominal !!!

    • By Kirill on 08-10-04

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Second Book of the Tao

    • By: Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    The Second Book of the Tao is a gift to contemporary readers, granting us access to our own fundamental wisdom. Mitchell's meditations and risky reimagining of the original texts are brilliant and liberating, not least because they keep catching us off-guard, opening up the heavens where before we saw a roof. He makes the ancient teachings at once modern, relevant, and timeless.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sequel to the Tao Te Ching

    • By Robert on 08-03-10

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Stephen Mitchell - translator
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
    • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 295
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 258

    The power and the beauty of The Iliad resound again across 2,700 years in Stephen Mitchell's exciting new translation, as if the lifeblood of its heroes Achilles and Patroclus, Hector and Priam flowed in every word. And we are there with them amid the horror and ecstasy of war, carried along by a poetry that lifts even the most devastating human events into the realm of the beautiful.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

    • By Tad Davis on 10-23-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus

    • By: Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Stephen Mitchell)
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    The poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke addresses the issues of God, death, and "destructive time." Rilke tries to transform these problems into an inner world, what he calls "a whole inner world as if an angel, comprehending all space, were blind and looking into himself." Eminent author and translator Stephen Mitchell brings these ideas vividly to life in this new translation of Rilke's most transcendent works.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • warning: listen before buying

    • By John on 05-27-05

    Regular price: $12.57

    • The Gospel According to Jesus

    • A New Translation and Guide to His Essential Teachings for Believers and Unbelievers
    • By: Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    This translation of the life and teachings of Jesus creates an image of not only a great spiritual teacher, but of a real person. Eminent author and translator Stephen Mitchell's approach to the Gospels has been widely praised for its depth, clarity, and radiance. This is a stunning work for believers and non-believers alike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Gospel According to Jesus

    • By Maryanne Mesple on 08-27-17

    Regular price: $11.87

    • Rilke

    • Selected Poems
    • By: Rainer Maria Rilke, Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rainer Maria Rilke has been called the most significant and compelling poet of spiritual experience of the 20th century. His exploration of the struggle between life and art and the supremacy of divine love over personal love has touched the hearts of men and women everywhere. The poems in this reading are from the selected poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, edited and translated by Stephen Mitchell. Also featured are new translations made exclusively for this program.

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon

    • Selected Poems of Pablo Neruda
    • By: Pablo Neruda, Stephen Mitchell (translator)
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Mitchell, widely known for his original and definitive translations of spiritual writings and poetry, has taken the work of Neruda (1904-1973), whose poems are passionate, humorous, and exceptionally accessible, and brought them to life for a whole new generation of listeners. Mitchell has selected nearly 50 poems for this collection, which focuses on Neruda's mature period, beginning with Elemental Odes, published when he was 50 years old, and ending with Full Powers, published when he was 58.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Odes to the Mundane, etc.

    • By Darwin8u on 04-24-17

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Beowulf

    • By: Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Stephen Mitchell's marvelously clear and vivid rendering recreates the robust masculine music of the original. It both hews closely to the Old English and captures its wild energy and vitality, not just as a deep "work of literature" but also as a rousing entertainment that can still stir our feelings and rivet our attention today, after more than a thousand years. This new translation - spare, sinuous, vigorous in its narration, and translucent in its poetry - makes a masterpiece accessible to everyone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great translation, weak reading

    • By Tad Davis on 10-24-17

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Stephen Mitchell (translator)
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
    • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    A man seduces another's wife then kidnaps her. The husband and his brother get a gang together to steal her back and take revenge. The woman regrets being seduced and wants to escape whilst the man's entourage resent the position they have been placed in. Yet the battle lines have been drawn and there is no going back... Not the plot of the latest Hollywood thriller, but the basis of The Iliad - the Greek classic that details the war between the Greeks and the Trojans after the kidnapping of Helen of Sparta.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Alex on 04-09-12

    Regular price: $26.64

    • The Frog Prince

    • A Fairy Tale for Consenting Adults
    • By: Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story of a meditative frog's love for a rebellious princess, how she came to love him in spite of herself, and how her refusal to compromise helped him become what he was truly meant to be. This is a magical tale - poignant and profound, The Frog Prince will both amuse and enlighten.

    Regular price: $5.57

    • Bestiary

    • An Anthology of Animal Poems
    • By: Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this treasury of passionate and humorous encounters with the vibrant world of animals, Stephen Mitchell has collected animal poems from many ages and many cultures. He includes excerpts from ancient masterpieces like, The Hymn to the Sun by Pharaoh Amenhotep IV, The Book of Job, and The Book of Psalms; haiku by Basho, Buson, and Issa; poems by Milton and Smart, Blake and Burns, Whitman and Emily Dickenson, Hardy and Hopkins.

    Regular price: $6.96