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    • The Art of Travel

    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
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      4 out of 5 stars 86
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      4 out of 5 stars 87

    Aside from love, few actvities seem to promise us as much happiness as going traveling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far from home, a place with more interesting weather, customs, and landscapes. But although we are inundated with advice on where to travel, few people seem to talk about why we should go and how we can become more fulfilled by doing so.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to read

    • By quiltbrain on 12-10-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • How Proust Can Change Your Life

    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 318
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 273

    For anyone who ever wondered what Marcel Proust had in mind when he wrote the one-and-a-quarter-million words of In Search of Lost Time (while bedridden no less), Alain de Botton has the answer. For, in this stylish, erudite and frequently hilarious book, de Botton dips deeply into Proust’s life and work - his fiction, letter, and conversations – and distils from them that rare self-help manual: one that is actually helpful.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, well read, with just one remark

    • By Marie-Claude on 08-17-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Hurry Up and Meditate

    • By: David Michie
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 714
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 592
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      4 out of 5 stars 592

    In his thought-provoking and entertaining book, David Michie explains the nuts and bolts of meditation. As a busy professional, as well as long-term meditator, he also gives a first-hand account of how to integrate this transformational practice into everyday life. Combining leading edge science with timeless wisdom, Hurry Up and Meditate provides all the motivation and tools you need to achieve greater balance, better health and a more panoramic perspective on life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Why meditate?

    • By Jenny on 02-26-14

    Regular price: $19.49

    • Buddhism for Busy People

    • By: David Michie
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 810
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      4 out of 5 stars 500
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      4 out of 5 stars 511

    In this simple, beautifully written book, David Michie opens the door to the core teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. With wry, self-deprecating humour, he shows us how he began to incorporate Buddhist practices into his daily life. He explains how he came to understand the difference between the temporary pleasures of ordinary life, and the profound sense of well-being and heart-felt serenity that comes from connecting with our inner nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for beginners and experienced alike

    • By Jes on 01-29-13

    Regular price: $21.39

    • Think! Before It's Too Late

    • By: Edward De Bono
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The world is full of problems and conflicts. So why can we not solve them? According to Edward de Bono, world thinking cannot solve world problems because world thinking is itself the problem. And this is getting worse: we are so accustomed to readily available information online that we search immediately for the answers rather than thinking about them. Our minds function like trying to drive a car using only one wheel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely necessary

    • By MH on 10-31-18

    Regular price: $23.70

    • The Dukan Diet

    • 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever
    • By: Pierre Dukan
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Devised by Dr. Pierre Dukan, a French medical doctor who has spent his career helping people to lose weight, the Dukan Diet rejects counting calories and promises permanent weight loss while allowing adherents to eat as much as they like.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By debra on 08-06-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The News

    • A User's Manual
    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4 out of 5 stars 54

    The news is everywhere. We can’t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds? We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness), but this has a huge impact on our sense of what matters and of how we should lead our lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The News and a Treatise on Life

    • By L. Hartness on 05-01-14

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Lieutenant

    • By: Kate Grenville
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4 out of 5 stars 35

    In 1787 Lieutenant Thomas Rooke sets sail from Portsmouth with the First Fleet and its cargo of convicts, destined for New South Wales. As a young officer and a man of science, the shy and quiet Rooke is full of anticipation about the natural wonders he might discover in this strange land on the other side of the world. After the fleet arrives in Port Jackson, Rooke sets up camp on a rocky and isolated point, and starts his work of astronomy and navigation.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointing.

    • By Karen T on 12-13-17

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Status Anxiety

    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    We all worry about what others think of us. We all long to succeed and fear failure. We all suffer - to a greater or lesser degree, usually privately and with embarrassment - from status anxiety. For the first time, Alain de Botton gives a name to his universal condition and sets out to investigate both its origins and possible solutions. He looks at history, philosophy, economics, art, and politics - and reveals the many ingenious ways that great minds have overcome their worries. The result is a book that is not only entertaining and thought-provoking - but genuinely wise and helpful as well.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Jesus of Nazareth

    • By: Pope Benedict XVI Joseph Ratzinger
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In this bold, momentous work, the Pope - in his first book written as Benedict XVI - seeks to salvage the person of Jesus from recent 'popular' depictions and to restore Jesus' true identity as discovered in the Gospels. Through his brilliance as a theologian and his personal conviction as a believer, the Pope shares a rich, compelling, flesh-and-blood portrait of Jesus and incites us to encounter, face-to-face, the central figure of the Christian faith.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The power to convert

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-24-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Snowing in Bali

    • The Incredible Inside Account of Bali's Hidden Drug World
    • By: Kathryn Bonella
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Snowing in Bali is the story of the drug trafficking and dealing scene that's made Bali one of the world's most important destinations in the global distribution of narcotics. With its central location to the Asia Pacific market, its thriving tourist industry to act as cover for importation, and a culture of corruption that can easily help law enforcement turn a blind eye, Bali has long been a paradise for traffickers as well as for holiday-makers. Kathryn Bonella, best-selling author of Hotel Kerobokan, has been given extraordinary access into the lives of some of the biggest players in Bali's drug world, both past and present.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Look at the Drug Trade in Bali

    • By Rachel on 11-12-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Buddha, Geoff and Me

    • By: Edward Canfor-Dumas
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Ed is having a hard time - at work, in his love life and, well, generally. Then he meets an unlikely Buddhist - who drinks and smokes and talks his kind of language. Bit by bit, things begin to change...Ed doesn't always take Geoff's advice. Or, when he does he lapses at the crucial moment. His path to understanding is not a straight one, especially as life keeps throwing more and more 'stuff' at him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book actually changed my life view

    • By J. Wood on 10-15-12

    Regular price: $25.82

    • The Consolations of Philosophy

    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In ancient Greece or Rome, philosophers were seen as natural authorities on the most pressing questions. However, since then, the idea of finding wisdom from philosophy has come to seem bizarre. Enter a university department today and ask to study wisdom, and you will politely but firmly be shown the door. The Consolations of Philosophy sets out to refute the notion that good philosophy must be irrelevant and gathers together six great philosophers who were convinced of the power of philosophical insight to work a practical effect on our lives.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Buddhism for Busy People: Guided Meditations

    • By: David Michie
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Buddhism for Busy People is one of Australia’s most loved introductions to the Buddha’s teachings. The Bolinda audio edition of this book opens the door to the core teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, explaining the profound sense of well being and heartfelt serenity that comes from connecting with our inner nature. In this partner recording to Buddhism for Busy People, David Michie provides four different guided meditations to help you begin your own meditation practice right away.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing array of guided meditations

    • By Maria on 11-30-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Meditations for Manic Motorists

    • In-Car Relaxation Techniques
    • By: David Michie
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Do you get stressed out behind the steering wheel? Would you like to transform your drive time into an opportunity to cultivate tranquility and calm? Dip into this selection of 10-minute mindfulness techniques and find the ones that best suit you.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Architecture of Happiness

    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    One of the great, but often unmentioned, causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kind of walls, chairs, buildings, and streets we’re surrounded by. And yet a concern for architecture and design is too often described as frivolous, even self-indulgent. The Architecture of Happiness starts from the idea that where we are heavily influences who we can be - and argues that it is architecture’s task to stand as an eloquent reminder of our full potential.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Us

    • By: Richard Mason
    • Narrated by: Nancy Black, Nicholas Bell, Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    They were never an obvious group of friends. Julian came from the most staid of county families. Jake's passage from unassuming suburbia to the dreaming spires of Oxford happened only by chance, and at great cost. And Adrienne, daughter of one of New York's wealthiest and most glamorous families, grew up more used to appearances in Vogue than to Oxford's cold and dusty lecture halls. When the three of them arrive at university, it is Julian's sister, Maggie, who brings them together.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't waste your time

    • By Andrew on 06-23-06

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Hotel K (Kerobokan)

    • By: Kathryn Bonella
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Welcome to Hotel Kerobokan, or Hotel K, the tongue-in-cheek nickname for Kerobokan Jail, Bali's most notorious prison. It is a dark, bizarre and truly frightening underworld of sex, drugs, violence and squalor.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • nope.

    • By Nick on 08-05-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Tunnel Rats

    • By: Jimmy Thomson
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    They were young, they were Australian, they were Army engineers and they were the first allied soldiers to risk their lives in the darkness of the Vietcong tunnels of South Vietnam. Staring death squarely in the face every day, not only did they follow their enemy down into these unknown underground labyrinths, but matched the Vietcong’s jungle warfare skills and defused thousands of their clever booby traps. Off duty, it was a different story....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tunnel Rats

    • By Charles on 10-08-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Enlightenment to Go

    • By: David Michie
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    In Enlightenment to Go, David Michie provides a lively and accessible guide to ‘the best of’ Shantideva. Sharing his enthusiasm for Shantideva’s radical insights, life-changing psychological tools and transcendent wisdom, he draws on a wide variety of scientific sources – from mindfulness training to cognitive behaviour therapy, from neuropsychology to quantum physics – to show how Shantideva’s Guide is as relevant as ever.

    Regular price: $24.47

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