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    • The 12 Week Year

    • Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months
    • By: Brian P. Moran, Michael Lennington
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,918
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,606
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599

    Most organizations and individuals work in the context of annual goals and plans; a 12-month execution cycle. Instead, The 12 Week Year avoids the pitfalls and low productivity of annualized thinking. This book redefines your "year" to be 12 weeks long. In 12 weeks, there just isn't enough time to get complacent, and urgency increases and intensifies. The 12 Week Year creates focus and clarity on what matters most and a sense of urgency to do it now.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not enough meat.

    • By Steven on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Science and the Akashic Field

    • An Integral Theory of Everything
    • By: Ervin Laszlo
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Mystics and sages have long maintained that there exists an interconnecting cosmic field at the roots of reality that conserves and conveys information, a field known as the Akashic record. Recent discoveries in vacuum physics show that this Akashic field is real and has its equivalent in science's zero-point field that underlies space itself. This field consists of a subtle sea of fluctuating energies from which all things arise: atoms and galaxies, stars and planets, living beings, and even consciousness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A must-read about ultimate nature of reality

    • By Alexandra Hopkins on 04-15-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Membership Economy

    • Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue
    • By: Robbie Kellman Baxter
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
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      4 out of 5 stars 124
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      4 out of 5 stars 125

    If you've ever used ZipCar, Amazon Prime, Spotify, NetFlix, Groupon, Weight Watchers, SurveyMonkey, United Mileage Plus, Pinterest, or Twitter, you are part of The Membership Economy, an increasingly popular model that author Robbie Kellman Baxter sees as the inevitable result of technological advancements, social trends, and a generation in transition. The Membership Economy argues that we are now moving away from ownership, but we still want the benefits that come with access.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Relevant, but without an "a-ha" moment

    • By Nagy Barnabás on 05-13-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • When the Past Is Present

    • Healing the Emotional Wounds That Sabotage our Relationships
    • By: David Richo PhD
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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      4 out of 5 stars 72
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    In this audiobook, psychotherapist David Richo explores how we replay the past in our present-day relationships - and how we can free ourselves from this destructive pattern. We all have a tendency to transfer potent feelings, needs, expectations, and beliefs from childhood or from former relationships onto the people in our daily lives, whether they are our intimate partners, friends, or acquaintances.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Oldschoolreasons on 11-08-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • What Makes You Not a Buddhist

    • By: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 533
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 467
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 466

    Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, one of the most creative and innovative lamas teaching today, throws down the gauntlet to the Buddhist world, challenging common misconceptions, stereotypes, and fantasies. With wit and irony, Khysentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism - beyond the romance with beads, incense, or exotic robes - straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Buddhism with a bite.

    • By Relatable1 on 01-30-15

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Daring to Trust

    • Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy
    • By: David Richo
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
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      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Most relationship problems are essentially trust issues, explains psychotherapist David Richo. Whether it's fear of commitment, insecurity, jealousy, or a tendency to be controlling, the real obstacle is a fundamental lack of trust - both in ourselves and in our partner. Daring to Trust offers key insights and practical exercises for exploring and addressing our trust issues in relationships.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Useful, seriously useful

    • By Andrew Dawkins on 08-25-15
    • Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy
    • By: David Richo
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 12-09-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 91 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cocaine + Surfing

    • A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Affair
    • By: Chas Smith
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
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      4 out of 5 stars 75
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      4 out of 5 stars 76

    It is likely not terribly surprising that surfers like to party. The 1960-'70s image, bolstered by Tom Wolfe and Big Wednesday, was one of mild outlaws. Tanned boys who refused to grow up, spending their days drinking beer and smoking joints on the beach in between mindless hours in the water. As the surf brands accidentally morphed into a multimillion- then multibillion-dollar industry beginning in the 1980s, however, the derelict portrait began to harm business.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator

    • By Jimmy P on 08-24-18
    • A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Affair
    • By: Chas Smith
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 06-12-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 79 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How to Be an Adult in Love

    • Letting Love in Safely and Showing It Recklessly
    • By: David Richo
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    In this audiobook, Richo offers a fresh perspective on love and relationships - one that focuses not on finding an ideal mate, but on becoming a more loving and realistic person. Drawing on the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, How to Be an Adult in Relationships explores five hallmarks of mindful loving and how they play a key role in our relationships throughout life: Attention to the present moment; observing, listening, and noticing all the feelings at play in our relationships.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The hardcopy version would be better

    • By RH on 10-29-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Experience of God

    • Being, Consciousness, Bliss
    • By: David Bentley Hart
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    Despite the recent ferocious public debate about belief, the concept most central to the discussion "God" frequently remains vaguely and obscurely described. Are those engaged in these arguments even talking about the same thing? In a wide-ranging response to this confusion, esteemed scholar David Bentley Hart pursues a clarification of how the word "God” functions in the world’s great theistic faiths.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The clearest thinking I have heard in ages.

    • By Carlos Miranda on 06-17-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Beyond Happiness

    • The Zen Way to True Contentment
    • By: Ezra Bayda
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    In Beyond Happiness, Bayda draws on Zen teachings to question our conventional notions about what happiness is and where we can find it. Most of us seek happiness in things that are external to us. We imagine that getting more money, a better relationship, or going on a nice vacation will finally make us happy. But Bayda shows us that the deepest and most lasting form of happiness does not rely on external circumstance at all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wake up

    • By Mud D. Farmer on 02-20-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dreaming Yourself Awake

    • Lucid Dreaming and Tibetan Dream Yoga for Insight and Transformation
    • By: Brian Hodel (editor), B. Alan Wallace
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Some of the greatest of life’s adventures can happen while you’re sound asleep. That’s the promise of lucid dreaming, which is the ability to alter your own dream reality any way you like simply by being aware of the fact that you’re dreaming while you’re in the midst of a dream. There is a range of techniques anyone can learn to become a lucid dreamer - and this audiobook provides all the instruction you need to get started.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great techniques and background

    • By Kiandra on 06-11-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Collective Genius

    • The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation
    • By: Linda A. Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    You might think the key to innovation is attracting exceptional creative talent. Or making the right investments. Or breaking down organizational silos. All of these things may help - but there's only one way to ensure sustained innovation: You need to lead it - and with a special kind of leadership. Collective Genius shows you how.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Guru Drinks Bourbon?

    • By: Amira Ben-Yehuda, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      5 out of 5 stars 42

    Devotion to one's teacher is the lifeblood of the Vajrayana path. Because the guru can and will use whatever means it takes to wake us up, this relationship may require us to drop our most deeply held beliefs and expectations. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse addresses some of the most misunderstood aspects of this powerful relationship and gives practical advice on making the most of this precious opportunity for transformation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poor pronunciation of Tibetan & dharma terms

    • By Marzi on 04-21-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Yoga FAQ

    • Almost Everything You Need to Know about Yoga - from Asanas to Yamas
    • By: Richard Rosen
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Concise answers to the most commonly asked questions about yoga and illuminating little-known facts and esoteric aspects of the philosophy and practice - by renowned yogi Richard Rosen.

    • Almost Everything You Need to Know about Yoga - from Asanas to Yamas
    • By: Richard Rosen
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 02-28-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Attention Revolution

    • Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind
    • By: B. Alan Wallace PhD
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Meditation offers, in addition to its many other benefits, a method for achieving previously inconceivable levels of concentration. Author B. Alan Wallace has nearly 30 years' practice in attention-enhancing meditation, including a retreat he performed under the guidance of the Dalai Lama. An active participant in the much-publicized dialogues between Buddhists and scientists, Alan is uniquely qualified to speak intelligently to both camps, and The Attention Revolution is the definitive presentation of his knowledge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book I've read on meditation

    • By Javier on 02-23-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cypherpunks

    • Freedom and the Future of the Internet
    • By: Julian Assange
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
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      4 out of 5 stars 103
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      4 out of 5 stars 103

    Cypherpunks are activists who advocate the widespread use of strong cryptography (writing in code) as a route to progressive change. Julian Assange, the editor-in-chief of and visionary behind WikiLeaks, has been a leading voice in the cypherpunk movement since its inception in the 1980s. Now, Assange brings together a small group of cutting-edge thinkers and activists from the front line of the battle for cyber-space to discuss whether electronic communications will emancipate or enslave us.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Tyler on 06-13-13
    • Freedom and the Future of the Internet
    • By: Julian Assange
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 06-10-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 125 ratings

    Regular price: $17.96

    • The Five Things We Cannot Change....

    • And the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them
    • By: David Richo
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    In this provocative and inspiring audiobook, David Richo distills 30 years of experience as a therapist to explain the underlying roots of unhappiness - and the surprising secret to finding freedom and fulfillment. There are certain facts of life that we cannot change - the unavoidable "givens" of human existence: (1) everything changes and ends, (2) things do not always go according to plan, (3) life is not always fair, (4) pain is a part of life, and (5) people are not loving and loyal all the time.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good platform, but goes awry

    • By Mr. Barker on 01-08-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Stress Management For Dummies, 2nd Edition

    • By: Allen Elkin PhD
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
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    Tired of letting stress have a negative impact on your life? Easy. It's impossible to get through life without encountering stress. And unfortunately, most of us learn the incorrect ways to cope with it. Thankfully, Stress Management For Dummies gives you trusted, time-tested guidance on teaching your body and mind to properly cope with stress while keeping your sanity intact.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Stepping Out of Self-Deception

    • The Buddha's Liberating Teaching of No-Self
    • By: Rodney Smith
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Anatta is the Buddhist teaching on the nonexistence of a permanent, independent self. It's a notoriously puzzling and elusive concept, usually leading to such questions as, "If I don't have a self, who's reading this sentence?" It's not that there's no self there, says Rodney Smith. It's just that the self that is reading this sentence is a configuration of elements that at one time did not exist and that at some point in the future will disperse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Andrew on 06-01-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Leading the Life You Want

    • Skills for Integrating Work and Life
    • By: Stewart D. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    You're busy trying to lead a "full" life. But does it really feel full - or are you stretched too thin? Enter Stew Friedman, Wharton professor, adviser to leaders across the globe, and passionate advocate of replacing the misguided metaphor of "work/life balance" with something more realistic and sustainable. If you're seeking "balance", you'll never achieve it, argues Friedman.

    Regular price: $19.95

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