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  • Waking Up

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838

For the millions of people who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From bestselling author, neuroscientist, and “new atheist” Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the increasingly large numbers of people who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is Important.

  • By Lucas on 15-02-15

Interesting, but difficult to grasp

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-04-18

This narrative is the perfect approach to spirituality, using the scientific approach of direct experience. However, this also makes it more difficult to grasp. I have to listen to it again to fully appreciate it. He talks too fast, bit luckily Audible has an option to reduce the playing speed.

  • Fight and Flight

  • Magic 2.0, Book 4
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 926

Martin and his friends discovered that their world is computer generated and that by altering the code they could alter reality. They traveled back in time to Medieval England to live as wizards. Almost everything they've done since then has, in one way or another, blown up in their faces. So of course they decide to make dragons. It does not go well.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By J Breckenridge on 17-05-17

Characters get too annoying, story too long-winded

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-18

I liked the first part of the series, the second and third were already less, and that the continues with this book. The characters are too annoying in their actions, and the story is too long for little going on.

  • The Road Less Traveled

  • A New Psychology of Love, Values, and Spiritual Growth, 25th Anniversary Edition
  • By: M. Scott Peck M.D.
  • Narrated by: M. Scott Peck M.D.
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

Perhaps no book in this generation has had a more profound impact on our intellectual and spiritual lives than The Road Less Traveled. With sales of more than 7 million copies in the United States and Canada, and translation into more than 23 languages, it has made publishing history, with more than 10 years on The New York Times best seller list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Years of pleasure

  • By Angelina Birch on 21-07-14

Clashing with my beliefs, and hence an eye-opener

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

Reviewed: 01-01-18

The narrator succeeds in making me question my beliefs about love, spiritual growth and the existence of a God. I will need to listen to it again to form an opinion on the contents, which by itself states that whatever your opinion on it is, it's well worth listening!

  • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

  • By: Richard P. Feynman
  • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773

With his characteristic eyebrow-raising behavior, Richard P. Feynman once provoked the wife of a Princeton dean to remark, "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" But the many scientific and personal achievements of this Nobel Prize-winning physicist are no laughing matter. Here, woven with his scintillating views on modern science, Feynman relates the defining moments of his accomplished life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Endlessly interesting

  • By Simon on 06-08-09

Plain entertainment

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

Reviewed: 03-03-17

No special things, no real food for thought, just entertaining stories of an entertaining man.

  • The Art of Empathy

  • A Training Course in Life's Most Essential Skill
  • By: Karla McLaren
  • Narrated by: Karla McLaren
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Some of us are natural-born empaths - those with an exceptional gift for feeling and understanding the emotions, circumstances, and needs of others. But empathy, teaches Karla McLaren, is a universal human skill that we can all learn to awaken and use wisely. With The Art of Empathy, you will learn, step-by-step, the art of experiencing through the eyes and hearts of those around you - and to connect with and support them most effectively.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very insightful :)

  • By Jezierski Michal on 17-09-15

Best book on emotions

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

Reviewed: 21-01-17

I was looking for a book to help me increase my empathy. This book certainly helped in that, but the hidden gem inside that I didn't expect were the chapters in the beginning on emotions. What are they, and what should we do with them. Those were an eye opener, and those chapters (2 and 3) alone are worth reading the book. The subsequent chapters are decent, but can be a bit long for the amount of information they convey.

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  • The Universe Has Your Back

  • Transform Fear into Faith
  • By: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124

In her latest book, The Universe Has Your Back, New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein teaches listeners how to transform their fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life. Each story and lesson in the book guides listeners to release the blocks to what they most long for: happiness, security, and clear direction. The lessons help listeners relinquish the need to control so they can relax into a sense of certainty and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A deeply comforting and inspiring book

  • By Agent Em on 04-01-17

Nice ideas

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-12-16

The ideas of the universe having your back is nice, and well worded by Gabe. It's pleasant to listen to. In every chapter she describes a technique in several steps, which makes it look very practical and well defined, but then the steps themselves are often fluffy and vague.

  • The Buddha Walks into a Bar...

  • A Guide to Life for a New Generation
  • By: Lodro Rinzler
  • Narrated by: Lodro Rinzler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

This isn’t your grandmother’s book on meditation. It’s about integrating that “spiritual practice” thing into a life that includes beer, sex, and a boss who doesn’t understand you. It’s about making a difference in yourself and making a difference in your world - whether you’ve got everything figured out yet or not.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Does what it says on the tin.

  • By Joe on 22-05-16

Interesting bits interchanged with generalities

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-04-16

Some parts of the book were really eye opening, other parts were either repetitive, cliche or too theoretical. The good parts are worth the listen though, so I do recommend to listen to this book. The audio quality of the reading is mediocre.