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  • An End to Upside Down Thinking

  • Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life
  • By: Mark Gober
  • Narrated by: Mark Gober
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Consciousness creates all material reality. Biological processes do not create consciousness. This conceptual breakthrough turns traditional scientific thinking upside down. In An End to Upside Down Thinking, Mark Gober traces his journey. He explores compelling scientific evidence from a diverse set of disciplines, ranging from psychic phenomena to near-death experiences to quantum physics and beyond.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful, Challenging and Inspiring

  • By Jim Vaughan on 02-11-18

Yes..... but,

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

Reviewed: 06-01-19

Some very interesting points, but far too many quotes. Sometimes I thought I was just listening to a list being read out, "quote this, quote that" for what felt like far too long.
In the end, the book reaches a conclusion about "self" which I feel is unsupportable, and becomes a little "up itself", (which is a phrase wot us cultured people use), leaving me irritated. Still, not bad. Doubt I'll re-listen, and wouldn't recommend to anyone with any sense of humility.

  • Stories from the Messengers

  • Owls, UFOs and a Deeper Reality
  • By: Mike Clelland
  • Narrated by: Mike Clelland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

This book is a companion to the groundbreaking ideas that began with The Messengers. It is a further exploration into the connection, both symbolic and literal, between owls and UFOs. There is a strangeness to these accounts that defies any simple explanation. Each chapter tells a deeply personal story where these mysterious experiences are explored in depth. The ancient mythology of the owl is repeating itself within the modern UFO report. What plays out is a journey of transformation, with an owl at the heart of each story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but...<br />

  • By LJLC on 18-11-18

Interesting, but...<br />

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

Reviewed: 18-11-18

Interesting and done well, but hard to take seriously I'm afraid. It all may be 100% true and real, but I personally find it too much to take as real.

  • Mind-Body Philosophy

  • By: Patrick Grim, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Patrick Grim
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

How is it that our brain creates all the subjective experiences of our lives every single day - the experiences we call reality? That is the mind-body problem. In Mind-Body Philosophy, Professor Patrick Grim of the State University of New York at Stony Brook leads an intellectually exhilarating tour through millennia of philosophy and science addressing one of life's greatest conundrums. But you won't just be a spectator as Dr. Grim engages and encourages each of us to come to our own conclusions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes philosophical concepts accessible.

  • By jannine on 31-08-17

Thought provoking.

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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: 17-08-18

A fascinating and perfectly measured look at (primarily) the question of consciousness. Chapter by chapter, perspectives and ideas in this book cause the reader to consider his/her own internal experience and question it's origin and significance.

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  • Secret Doors of the Earth: The Hidden Influence of Ancient Aliens and Sacred Geography on Human History

  • By: Jacques Bergier
  • Narrated by: Jason Flintham
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

How many worlds exist within the earth we see every day? Though there are many mysteries we cannot even imagine, the scientific discoveries and inventions of recent decades - along with myth, folklore, and various unexplainable events that have been recorded down through time - suggest to French scientist Jacques Bergier that the surface of the earth may be more complex, and its history more incredible, than is generally supposed.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Older than I expeected (1972.) Still worth hearing

  • By LJLC on 01-08-18

Older than I expeected (1972.) Still worth hearing

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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: 01-08-18

Not much I can say. There were thought provoking moments, and I suppose that is what I wanted.

  • Incident at Devil's Den

  • A True Story
  • By: Terry Lovelace Esq.
  • Narrated by: Terry J. Lovelace
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

I'm a 64-year-old retired lawyer and former Assistant Attorney General with an unusual story to tell. Every word of it is true. It happened in a state park known as Devil's Den. For fear of losing my job and damaging my reputation in the legal community, I never spoke about the incident. If it hadn't happened to me, I'd be skeptical too. In 1977, I was an active duty NCO in the USAF. A friend and I planned a two-night camping trip to explore the wilderness. We drove deep into the forest until we came to a high plateau. There on the horizon sat a perfect triangle of three very bright stars....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very "readable"

  • By LJLC on 29-06-18

Very "readable"

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

Reviewed: 29-06-18

I just kept listening.... You may believe it, you may not, but this story is still intriguing and captivating.
It's one of those books I felt disappointed to complete. The narrator/author is excellent at conveying a story which creates an immersive experience.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Gods Never Left Us

  • By: Erich von Daniken
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

The Gods Never Left Us contends that recent advancements in biotechnology, astrophysics, engineering, and artificial intelligence not only give us a fresh perspective on his ancient astronaut theory but actually validates it. We are - as a race - embarking on the exact same trajectory of our own interplanetary colonization, just as von Daniken suggested Earth itself was colonized. ETs are definitely at work today. And that affects all of us.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nearly......

  • By LJLC on 12-06-18

Nearly......

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Nearly returned this as it seemed quite ridiculous, but the entertainment value kept me listening.

  • The 12th Planet

  • Earth Chronicles Series, Book 1
  • By: Zecharia Sitchin
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

The product of 30 years of intensive research, The 12th Planet is the first book in Zecharia Sitchin's prophetic Earth Chronicles series - a revolutionary body of work that offers indisputable documentary proof of humanity's extraterrestrial forefathers. Travelers from the stars, they arrived eons ago, and planted the genetic seed that would ultimately blossom into a remarkable species...called Man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worthwhile read

  • By Morgoth on 01-05-18

Hmmm.....

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-18

Very good at names. Names for gods, names for biblical figures, names for spans of time, alternate names. Lots of names, few convincing ideas.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Real Magic

  • Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe
  • By: Dean Radin
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

The chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) turns a critical eye toward such practices as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis. Are such powers really possible? Science says yes. According to noted scientist and best-selling author of The Conscious Universe, Dean Radin, magic is a natural aspect of reality, and each of us can tap into this power with diligent practice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No matter what you believe...

  • By LJLC on 02-05-18

No matter what you believe...

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

Easy to listen to and grasp its implications, this book is a fascinating journey into possibility. Take it ot leave it, believe it or not, it's worth hearing.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Magicians of the Gods

  • The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost Civilisation – the sequel to Fingerprints of the Gods
  • By: Graham Hancock
  • Narrated by: Graham Hancock
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690

Graham Hancock's multimillion best seller Fingerprints of the Gods remains an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide-ranging investigation of the mysteries of our past and the evidence for Earth's lost civilization. Twenty years on, Hancock returns with the sequel to his seminal work filled with completely new scientific and archaeological evidence which has only recently come to light.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By A on 14-12-15

varied

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

Reviewed: 16-03-18

Not the easiest of books to listen to. A little heavy at times, particularly in the middle, but well worth completing. GH makes a great narrator to boot.

  • Real Encounters, Different Dimensions and Otherworldy Beings

  • By: Brad Steiger, Sherry Hansen Steiger
  • Narrated by: Michael Hacker
  • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

Experts on the unexplained and paranormal, Brad and Sherry Steiger turn their unique and remarkable talents to the bold storytelling of encounters with the unknown from throughout the ages. From mysterious strangers and unpredictable beings to weird behavior and paranormal phenomena, they investigate claims of visits from ghastly ghosts, otherworldly creatures, aliens living among us, phantoms, spirits, and other accounts of encounters with the unexplained.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Oh boy

  • By Si on 17-08-18

Curious

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

Entertaining, never boring, mostly unbelievable and at times ridiculous. Curiously fun though.
I'd listen again .... In a year or two....