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  • Schopenhauer: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Philosophy for busy people. Listen to a succinct account of the philosophy of Schopenhauer in just one hour.Arthur Schopenhauer, the ‘philosopher of pessimism,’ makes it clear that he regards the world and our life in it as a bad joke. However, if the world is indifferent to our fate it doesn’t thwart us deliberately – its façade is supported by what Schopenhauer calls the universal Will. He saw this as a force that is blind and without purpose, bringing on all our misery and suffering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth it

  • By ian on 17-03-19

Well worth it

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-03-19

Easy, entertaining, descriptive and sharp.

A very enjoyable listen. Since fifteen words are ridiculously required by some imbecile I might as well speak nothing as a lie than lie about the truth.

  • Radical Self-Acceptance

  • By: Tara Brach
  • Narrated by: Tara Brach
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

According to Dr. Tara Brach, feelings of shame and unworthiness are the source of many problems we experience with our relationships, careers, creative endeavors, and most fundamentally, our spiritual unfolding. On Radical Self-Acceptance, this respected clinical psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher shows you how to free yourself from the grip of your insecurities about being "good enough."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clear and inspiring

  • By Saffy on 16-12-13

Skeptical, but proved wrong

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-19

This book is being very helpful to me. At 52 years of age its difficult to come across meaningful and practical help and advice that one hasn't already tried and failed miserable to integrate in one's existence. Despite my deep reservations of the title and subject matter I must say it's been and continues to be a very real companion. I imagine I shall be needing this guidance for as long as I live

  • A Room of One's Own

  • By: Virginia Woolf
  • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

"A Room of One's Own" is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled "Women and Fiction", and hence the essay, are considered non-fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most beautiful and enjoyable book.

  • By ian on 09-02-19

Most beautiful and enjoyable book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-19

First VG I have heard. As a man I expected something but got something totally different. Her style is elegant, beautiful, funny, ironic, restrained, sharp. It buzzes delightfully like a bee on a summers day. It's a revelation. This is so easy and informative and paved with finery everywhere. Sublime and like an anvil dropping in your toes.

Your best most intelligent and interesting friend just wrote a book and it's a delight.

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,515

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

Possibly as good a book as one can find

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-19

Simply enjoyable and provoking.
Engaging, thoughtful ,and the kind of book you have wanted to listen to for years.
All your questions about our strange appearance in the cosmos in one book.

  • Cosmosapiens

  • Human Evolution from the Origin of the Universe
  • By: John Hands
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 31 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Who are we, and how did we get here? These are two of the most fundamental and far-reaching questions facing scientists and cosmologists alike and have rested at the center of human intellectual endeavor since its beginning. They are questions that stretch across numerous disciplines. Philosophy, theology, evolutionary biology, and mathematics are just some of the fields looking to explain the emergence of human life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One book to balance the rest

  • By ian on 28-12-18

One book to balance the rest

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-18

I enjoy most books on science and new wave anything . However, I'm frustrated as the more I've learnt the more I feel I'm only being sold popular information and presented with very little explanation . Then, I read more. I began to cross reference . I found doubt, actual lies, assumptions and differences.

This book has really helped me out. Now I know I was on the right track.

What you will find here is a sort of representation of the journey of the would-be explored in a world of misinformation, elitism ,and downright charlatans .

It's scientifically sound .
It is really explorative.
Not afraid to show up misleading theories, scientists ,and conclusions.
Happy to give thought to the limits of knowledge and what goes wrong when others proclaim truth and conclusions as fact that is way beyond the material.

The book is meaty in places.
Easy throughout.
Well structured.
Above all interesting and sometimes biting.

A great service to all truth searches coming at this vast and complex subject with the fascination of a child but the education of the soul

  • Memories, Dreams, Reflections

  • By: C. G. Jung
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 373

In 1957, four years before his death, Carl Gustav Jung, psychiatrist and psychologist, began writing his life story. But what started as an exercise in autobiography soon morphed into an altogether more profound undertaking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 'Two souls in his breast'

  • By Rachel Redford on 06-06-16

Adventure of a life time

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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-17

I doubt there is a more interesting, intelligent , deep and crazy autobiography.

endlessly facinating, strangely comforting and deeply engaging.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to See Yourself as You Really Are

  • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jeffrey Hopkins Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Hopkins Ph.D.
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

In How to See Yourself as You Really Are, the world's foremost Buddist leader teaches listeners how to recognize and dispel misguided notions of self and embrace the world from a more realistic and loving perspective

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • for the serious mind

  • By ian on 24-02-17

for the serious mind

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-02-17

If you know the way The Dalai lama writes this book won't be a surprise. if you are curious or already interested in Buddhism go ahead and get stuck in. This is not a book for the casual.

After the opening chapter the book begins a serious treatment of Buddhist psychology and how one practices Buddhist philosophy on a daily basis in the real world.

Don't expect anything g fluffy or light.

If you are seriously curious or already somewhat existed to Buddhism then you will find it very rich with depth and rewarding.

I found the delivery average but probably over time it will be of a real blessing. The speed and tone is good.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful