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  • The Isaiah Effect

  • Decoding the Lost Science of Prayer and Prophecy
  • By: Gregg Braden
  • Narrated by: Gregg Braden
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

The Great Isaiah Scroll: does it hold the secrets to changing your life? In Jerusalem, within the Shrine of the Book Museum, resides the Great Isaiah Scroll - the most precious artifact of the Dead Sea Scrolls. So valuable is this scripture that extraordinary measures have been taken to safeguard it against any natural disaster or act of war. Gregg Braden investigates this ancient Essene scripture - to reveal a set of inner tools capable of altering the destiny of human civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Potentially Life-Changing

  • By Theo Goodman on 31-12-17

classic Braden joins the dots

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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: 08-02-19

I love how this author and talented speaker joins the dots between science, religion ancient cultures and estoric spiritual mysteries. Brief but food for thought and rewards with every listen.

  • How Music Works

  • By: David Byrne
  • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the iconic band Talking Heads, David Byrne has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the insightful How Music Works, Byrne offers his unique perspective on music - including how music is shaped by time, how recording technologies transform the listening experience, the evolution of the industry, and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen enthralled - music to your ears!

  • By Anthony on 05-07-14

Pompous highly biased and self indulgent drivel.

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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: 22-09-18

not very true to the title. this book should renamed: The david Byrne story. if you are a fan of the man and the band you may find it interesting as it's all written as a personal account if his life story and his own subjective view of music. The voice of the narrator adds to the pompous nayure of the book. I stopped half way through the book as I could take anymore.

  • The Order of Time

  • By: Carlo Rovelli
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

Time is a mystery that does not cease to puzzle us. Philosophers, artists and poets have long explored its meaning while scientists have found that its structure is different from the simple intuition we have of it. From Boltzmann to quantum theory, from Einstein to loop quantum gravity, our understanding of time has been undergoing radical transformations. Time flows at a different speed in different places, the past and the future differ far less than we might think, and the very notion of the present evaporates in the vast universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Steffan H. on 29-08-18

narrator great but Volume is too low! sort it out.

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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: 14-08-18

narrator great but... Volume is too low! struggle to listen at full volume. sort it out.