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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 1,781
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,484

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Honest sarcasm, refreshing storytelling

    • By Push Partners Inc on 06-21-18
    • 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
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    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

    • 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 78
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      4 out of 5 stars 64
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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

    • 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 140
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      4 out of 5 stars 114
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      4 out of 5 stars 115

    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

    • 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 504
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 443
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 441

    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

    • 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 106
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    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

    • 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 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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

    • 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 83
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      4 out of 5 stars 67
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    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 83 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • 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 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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

    • 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 115
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    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 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 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      5 out of 5 stars 38

    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

    • 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 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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

    • 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 85
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    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

    • 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 125
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    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

    • The Pathology of Normalcy

    • By: Erich Fromm
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A brilliant meditation on mental health in the modern world; alienation and mental health; ways to overcome "the insane society"; a comprehensive analysis of prevailing concepts of mental health against Fromm's views on overcoming destructive narcissism and social determinants of mental health; and a look at humankind's alleged passivity in relation to dreams, child development, and psychology.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Chöd

    • The Sacred Teachings on Severance: Essential Teachings of the Eight Practice Lineages of Tibet, Volume 14
    • By: Jamgon Kongtrul, Sarah Harding
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The Treasury of Precious Instructions by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Taye, one of Tibet's greatest Buddhist masters, is a shining jewel of Tibetan literature, presenting essential teachings from the entire spectrum of practice lineages that existed in Tibet. In its 18 volumes, Kongtrul brings together some of the most important texts on key topics of Buddhist thought and practice as well as authoring significant new sections of his own.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent content, challenging naration

    • By Raven505 on 12-08-17
    • The Sacred Teachings on Severance: Essential Teachings of the Eight Practice Lineages of Tibet, Volume 14
    • By: Jamgon Kongtrul, Sarah Harding
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 04-25-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    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 13 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • When Google Met WikiLeaks

    • By: Julian Assange
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    In June 2011, Julian Assange received an unusual visitor: the chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, arrived from America at Ellingham Hall, the country residence in Norfolk, England where Assange was living under house arrest. For several hours the besieged leader of the world’s most famous insurgent publishing organization and the billionaire head of the world’s largest information empire locked horns.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A must-read

    • By Rev. David B. Smith on 09-10-15

    Regular price: $14.95

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