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  • The Practicing Mind

  • Bringing Discipline and Focus into Your Life
  • By: Thomas M. Sterner
  • Narrated by: Thomas M. Sterner
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

Present moment awareness is an essential ingredient in life if one expects to experience any degree of authentic peace and contentment. It has been acknowledged for centuries as the cornerstone of spiritual awakening in all traditions of Eastern thought. In the West, however, it is still a relatively unrecognized concept for living. The Western mind is always restless, never content with the moment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will this book really make a difference?

  • By Mrs. Z. St Pierre on 08-11-15

A great go-to self help book

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

Reviewed: 26-01-19

The main thrust of this book I guess is to make it clear that the goal is not always the finished article - the process of achieving anything is at least as important as the final result. By changing our view of practising/training/learning a new skill and then mastering it means that the outcome is much more likely to be achieved than by only thinking of the outcome and becoming frustrated by what it takes to achieve it. Couple this book with Eckhart Tolle's 'The Power of Now' and you unleash a very powerful new way of approaching life.

A great listen - highly recommended.

  • The Power of Now

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,047

To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By John on 02-03-11

Can I really add anything to this?

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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: 26-01-19

This is a classic and it so deserves to be. My paperback copy is worn and I will soon have to get another. The audible version is no letdown, it is well presented, clear, and it should be a must-read for all of us looking for a bit more meaning in our lives. Listen to this and feel the stresses of life and its false expectations just drain away.

  • Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

  • How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
  • By: Dr. Joe Dispenza
  • Narrated by: Adam Boyce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400

You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book

  • By Crazy shopper on 21-04-17

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: 26-01-19

This will take more than one listening to as there is a lot going on. If you want the status quo of normal thinking to be challenged then this will do. Massively enjoyable and it opens up a lot of possibilities for a new way to look at life on your own (different than before) terms.

  • Blott on the Landscape

  • By: Tom Sharpe
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440

When philandering Sir Giles Lynchwood decides it's time to wriggle free of his monumentally unattractive wife, Lady Maud, he knows divorce is out of the question. He can't leave her and keep her cash; a reversionary clause on her ancestral home, Handyman Hall, has taken care of that. Lady Maud, for her own special reasons, is also dying to see the back of Sir Giles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Driving hazard!

  • By Ian on 02-11-05

Super book and so funny

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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: 23-01-19

I read this years ago and loved it. This is beautifully narrated and is frankly hysterical. Enjoy!!!

  • Living in the Now

  • How to Live as the Spiritual Being That You Are
  • By: Gina Lake
  • Narrated by: Toni Orans
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

The 99 essays in Living in the Now provide practical wisdom, which will help you live in this world as the spiritual being that you are. They can be read in any order and used in daily contemplation. They address many questions raised by the spiritual search, offering insight on fear, anger, happiness, aging, boredom, desire, patience, faith, forgiveness, meaning, fulfillment, meditation, being present, quieting the mind, letting go of the past, healing conditioning, dealing with emotions, trusting life, trusting your Heart, and many other deep subjects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly the best book out of the lot!

  • By Mr. Craig Hyman on 25-02-17

A poor Power of now replica

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Disappointing effort that drones on and is all over the place. I only managed to listen to about three chapters.

  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

  • Time-Tested Methods for Conquering Worry
  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391

Through Dale Carnegie's seven-million-copy bestseller, recently revised, millions of people have been helped to overcome the worry habit. Dale Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today, formulas that will last a lifetime!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very good book

  • By Marc on 13-12-08

Timeless

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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: 22-08-18

an amazing book which exceeded all my expectations. there are some wonderful words of advice for all ages.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Declutter Your Mind

  • How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking
  • By: S.J. Scott, Barrie Davenport
  • Narrated by: Greg Zarcone
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Feel overwhelmed by your thoughts? Struggling with anxiety about your daily tasks? Or do you want to stop worrying about life? The truth is we all experience the occasional negative thought. But if you always feel overwhelmed, then you need to closely examine how these thoughts are negatively impacting your lifestyle. The solution is to practice specific mindfulness techniques that create more "space" in your mind to enjoy inner peace and happiness.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration

  • By M Ferris / L Summers on 11-11-16

this is time management not de cluttering

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-18

this is a. rehash of commonly available time management techniques and will do little to help vclear the mind.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder on the Orient Express

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Tom Conti, Jane Asher, Ruta Gedmintas, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674

What begins as a routine journey on the luxurious Orient Express soon unfurls into Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery. This all-star production features lead performances from Tom Conti ( The Dark Knight Rises, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence) as Hercule Poirot, Sophie Okonedo ( After Earth, Hotel Rwanda and Ace Ventura) and Eddie Marsan ( Sherlock Holmes, V for Vendetta and Hancock) plus a full supporting cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb Audible drama production...

  • By Salter on 02-10-18

an absolute joy

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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: 16-04-18

Great presentation and technically superb . The story is well known and this is a superb rendition.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Ultimate Jim Rohn Library

  • By: Jim Rohn
  • Narrated by: Jim Rohn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 334

So, what is it about Jim Rohn that has made him so tremendously effective in teaching others how to become so massively successful? The answer is he has a unique way of helping you discover that you are so much more capable and powerful than you have ever imagined. This is a breakthrough body of work from this world-renowned success philosopher, teacher, and motivator. Nightingale-Conant has compiled and distilled his most thought-provoking, income-generating, and fulfillment-producing ideas into 10 easy-to-listen-to-and-apply modules.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth a listen

  • By James Lay on 15-05-18

Brilliant and timeless

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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: 05-04-18

Jim Rohn is eternal and this is a richer world for having received his wisdom over forty amazing years. this is a fabulous collection that you will enjoy over and again,

  • Captain to Captain

  • Star Trek Legacies, Book 1
  • By: Greg Cox
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Hidden aboard the USS Enterprise is a secret that has been passed from captain to captain, from Robert April to Christopher Pike to James T. Kirk. Now the return of the enigmatic woman once known as Number One has brought that secret to light, and Kirk and his crew must risk everything to finish a mission that began with April so many years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Stov on 30-09-16

Good solid Trekkie fun

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

If you could sum up Captain to Captain in three words, what would they be?

Traditional, exciting, fun

What did you like best about this story?

This was an enjoyable book that bounced along at a good pace. It ends with a cliff hanger that was unexpected so well done for that. It loses a point for pandering to the gender neutral 'hir' pronoun for half the book which makes it really distracting trying to follow bits of the story.