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  • Tiny Beautiful Things

  • Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
  • By: Cheryl Strayed
  • Narrated by: Cheryl Strayed, Steve Almond (Intro)
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116
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    5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 105

Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can’t pay the bills. And it can be great: you’ve had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugar - the once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus, now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the best-selling memoir Wild - is the person thousands turn to for advice. Tiny Beautiful Things gathers the best of "Dear Sugar" in one place and includes never-before-published columns and a new introduction by Steve Almond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really like Cheryl Strayed

  • By Karen Osborn on 01-12-13

Fantastic book

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Reviewed: 26-10-16

It was a really great book that taught me a lot. If you want empathy, connection, human experience, vulnerability... This book is for you

  • Spontaneous Awakening

  • By: Adyashanti
  • Narrated by: Adyashanti
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
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    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 63

For those who are seeking a path of simplicity, not bound by the trappings of spiritual practice, Adyashanti brings a fresh and humble approach to Zen wisdom. "Don't think that awakening is the end," teaches Adyashanti. "Awakening is the end of seeking, the end of the seeker, but it is the beginning of a life lived from your true nature."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Faiza on 22-06-18

Not as good as Falling into Grace but still great!

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Reviewed: 29-07-16

This book was not as good as Falling into Grace but still great! The way I view the world has changed yet again

  • Falling into Grace

  • Insights on the End of Suffering
  • By: Adyashanti
  • Narrated by: Adyashanti
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Adyashanti asks us to let go of our struggles with life and open to the full promise of spiritual awakening: the end of delusion and the discovery and expression of our essential being. After 15 years as a spiritual teacher, Adyashanti has found that the simpler the teaching, the greater its power to initiate this awakening. On Falling into Grace, he shares what he considers fundamental insights to "open ourselves to that mysterious element that enters in the hidden and quiet moments and sparks a revolution in the way that we perceive life."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to this before anything else

  • By outofacomicbook on 11-05-15

Life changing

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Reviewed: 26-06-16

Amazing to listen to and learn from. There are mentions of God which may put some people off but this is not a religious book it is a spiritual book with a lot of wisdom within it.

  • 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

Does what it says on the tin.

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Reviewed: 22-05-16

This was a good audio book. I enjoyed it and I do feel like I have learnt a lot. Broadly I would like some more work into arranging the concepts. Maybe a better summary chapter at the end that lays out exactly what the advice and exercises were. But that may also be my low attention span kicking in. Great book overall!