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  • Grass for His Pillow

  • Tales of the Otori, Book 2
  • By: Lian Hearn
  • Narrated by: Aiko Nakasone, Kevin Gray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

Grass for His Pillow is the second novel in Lian Hearn's astonishingly beautiful series inspired by feudal Japan, Tales of the Otori. In the ancient Oriental lands of the Otori, amidst a time of violent war, famine and treacherous alliances, the fate of the young lovers Otori Takeo and Shirakawa Kaede hangs in the balance.... Takeo, heir to the great Otori clan, has pledged his life to the secret Tribe. His supernatural skills of virtual invisibility and acute hearing make him their most deadly assassin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good stories about Japan

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-09-18

The stilted prose gets a bit wearing... but

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

... the story is riveting. I found myself greedily listening as both the love story and Takeo's heros journey unfolded.

a shame the style of writing doesnt flow when read: every sentence seems to have no more tgat five words and when you hear one with ten or more it is like a holiday for your ears.

  • Who Are You?

  • The Path of Self-Inquiry
  • By: Gangaji
  • Narrated by: Gangaji
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

In Who Are You?, American-born spiritual teacher Gangaji spells out the bedrock principles of self-inquiry, a cluster of no-nonsense concepts that reveal how to effortlessly step outside limited psychological conditioning and mental constructs into the freedom, expansiveness, and peace of your own true nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • beautiful teaching

  • By jenny sanders on 22-08-18

beautiful teaching

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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

Gangaji's three sessions recorded here are a delight to listen to and rich in teachings for those seeking freedom.

  • Heaven's Net Is Wide

  • By: Lian Hearn
  • Narrated by: J. Paul Boehmer, Julia Fletcher
  • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

In a remote mountain village, a boy is born gifted with the supernatural skills of his father, once the deadliest assassin of the Tribe. Set in the years before the beginning of Across the Nightingale Floor, Heaven's Net Is Wide by Lian Hearn is the first and last tale, which both closes the circle and introduces new listeners to the fantastical, beautiful and thrilling world of the Otori. It is an epic story of betrayal, revenge, magic and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a feast!

  • By jenny sanders on 27-07-18

a feast!

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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: 27-07-18

Unputdownable. excellent and engrossing. complex interweaving storylines superbly managed and executed, leading the reader on, deeper and deeper into this world of honour and revenge.

  • I Need Your Love, Is That True?

  • By: Byron Katie
  • Narrated by: Byron Katie
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

In Loving What Is, best-selling author Byron Katie introduced thousands of people to her simple and profound method of finding happiness through questioning the mind. Now, I Need Your Love, Is That True? examines a universal, age-old source of anxiety: our relationships with others. In this groundbreaking book, Katie helps you question everything you have been taught to do to gain love and approval. In doing this, you discover how to find genuine love and connection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous! full of great insights

  • By jenny sanders on 19-07-18

Fabulous! full of great insights

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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: 19-07-18

I know the work very well and didnt think there would be much to this... but it is incredibly good. lots and lots of wisdom and many aha moments as well as new exercises and perspectives on getting back to reality. I am going to listen to this again right away. Thank you Katie!

  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

  • A Spiritual Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny
  • By: Robin Sharma
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

Now published in over 70 languages, this number one international best seller gently offers answers to life's biggest questions as well as a practical process to help you create prosperity, vitality, happiness and inner peace. This is the incredible story of Julian Mantle, a superstar lawyer whose out-of-balance lifestyle leads him to a near-fatal heart attack in a packed courtroom. His collapse brings on a spiritual crisis, forcing him to seek answers to life's most important questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best book I've ever heard

  • By Shayla Rei Shelton on 09-06-18

tiresome and trite

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

Reviewed: 14-06-18

I was expecting something deeper. This is a motivational read with good lessons in for those who want to 'succeed' in life while fostering a more spiritual approach in general. It's much nothing to do with Buddhism much more to do with motivation and getting what you want from life using spiritual approaches. As a 'fable' it is rather tiresome and trite and was a bit saccherine in places. having said all of that it gives good pointers that will lead you to a richer, happier life.

  • The Journey Into Yourself

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

The theme of this four-day retreat: "It's Always Now" The Now is inseparable from who you are at the deepest level. It is the prerequisite of Being. As you listen to the words on this tape, you participate in the retreat. To "retreat" means to step back - not only from the outer world, but also from the world in your head, the thinking mind. Allow the sound of the words to take you beyond words and beyond sound to the stillness within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Journey into Yourself

  • By Triplecat on 03-01-10

excellent retreat!

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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: 13-06-18

This was just wonderful. felt I was there with everyone. and eckhart is so FUNNY! Loved it and will listen to it again. Recommended!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tears to Triumph

  • The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment
  • By: Marianne Williamson
  • Narrated by: Marianne Williamson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Marianne Williamson is a best-selling author, a world-renowned teacher, and one of the most important spiritual voices of our time. In Tears to Triumph, she argues that we - as a culture and as individuals - have learned to avoid facing pain. By doing so we are neglecting the spiritual work of healing. Instead of allowing ourselves to embrace our hurt, we numb it, medicate it, dismiss it, or otherwise divert our attention so that we never have to face it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a powerful experience

  • By shazia on 01-07-16

food for heart and soul

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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: 26-05-18

Nourishing and inspiring. highly recommended. I will be listening to this again. especially liked Marianne's review and nterpretation of the core messages of Buddha, Moses/Exodus and Jesus Christ.

  • Wake Up and Roar

  • Satsang with Papaji
  • By: Eli Jaxon-Bear
  • Narrated by: Eli Jaxon-Bear, Prince Ea, Gangaji
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

Known to the world as Papaji, Sri HWL Poonja introduced Satsang to the West. Eli Jaxon-Bear, who met Papaji before he was well known, set out on a mission of spreading Papaji's name and teachings to everyone. Wake Up and Roar: Satsang with Papaji is the profound result. It continues to thrive as a living teaching, awakening truth seekers with authentic and grounded wisdom from this great, beloved modern sage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-03-17

listen, sit still and listen again!

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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: 30-03-18

Beautiful teachings from Papaji. You will need to listen and sit and listen and sit... excellent performance - the questions and answers are universal and the performance makes the difference between the human body mind and the awakened soul delightfully clear.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Power

  • By: Naomi Alderman
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Naomi Alderman, Thomas Judd, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,529

'She throws her head back and pushes her chest forward and lets go a huge blast right into the centre of his body. The rivulets and streams of red scarring run across his chest and up around his throat. She'd put her hand on his heart and stopped him dead.' Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Mrs Charlotte Gaeta on 22-02-17

what a romp

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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: 13-03-18

enjoyed it immensely. Tough going in places and quite startling.

Last few words were especially entertaining.

must have been great fun to write. Bravo!

  • Lagom: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life

  • By: Niki Brantmark
  • Narrated by: Ana Clements
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Uncover the secrets of the Swedish philosophy of life called Lagom - meaning 'just enough'. At its core is the idea that we can strike a healthy balance with the world around us without having to make extreme changes and without denying ourselves anything. This delightful audiobook, written by Niki Brantmark, founder and curator of the award winning interior design blog My Scandinavian Home, gives a taste of the philosophy behind Lagom and shows how to include some of the principles in our daily lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely listen

  • By pm on 25-12-17

nothing to get excited about!

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

Reviewed: 29-12-17

I confess I do envy the Scandinavian way of life, outlook, politics, culture, but this book was everso dull. A bit like all the good intentions you had ever had rolled into one long pious narrative. And obviously targeted at a different demographic as chapters on raising young children not at all relevant to me. I dont think my teenager would be very interested in leaf rubbings, for example, but I would be interested to know about approaches with young adults and intergenerational care in Sweden. Dull as pleasantly scented dishwater, in my humble opinion.