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  • The Truth

  • An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships
  • By: Neil Strauss
  • Narrated by: Neil Strauss
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291

No more games; it's time for the truth. I am not the hero in this tale. I am the villain. Do you believe in monogamy? Neil Strauss didn't. The New York Times journalist made a name for himself advocating freedom, sex and opportunity as author of The Game - with intimacy and long-term commitment taking a backseat. That is, until he met the woman who forced him to ask the questions that men and women are asking themselves every day: Is it natural to be faithful to one person for life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The search for the perfect relationship

  • By Lance Johnson on 05-11-17

Surprising and Moving

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Reviewed: 16-11-15

This book came up as a random recommended read on my audible account and I had no clue who Neil Strauss was or what the book is about, I just threw myself into it intrigued solely by the title. At first I thought this was going to be a horrendous account of adultery which devastates my idea of a happy relationship, but as I began to take on what Neil was saying I saw that despite the sometimes crude and unpleasant topics and opinions it was so so honest. I didn't know where the story was headed and feel like I went on the journey with him, the range of emotions, memories, and ambitions. Really moving and I believe relevant in so many more areas of life than just relationships.

  • A New Earth

  • Awakening Your Life's Purpose
  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,509
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,239
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,228

Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one. In illuminating the nature of this shift in consciousness, Tolle describes in detail how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates. Then gently, and in very practical terms, he leads us into this new consciousness. We will come to experience who we truly are and learn to live and breathe freely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best...

  • By M. Tomat on 13-04-13

Mind-blowing Stuff

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 21-05-15

I must be honest here, I have spent my life so far being a bit of a cynic about anything that isnt completely factual with the exception of emotions and creativity, and am as such a total atheist. But I'd been having a hard time and was informed by reliable sources (ie. Russell Brand...) that this book is pretty remarkable.

The opening lines of the book had my sighing and preparing myself to be utterly correct in my preconception that this would be a very hippie dippie book and would not on any level relate to me or my life, with its subject of the beauty of flowers. As beautiful as I agree flowers are I initially did not see how this was relevant.

Throughout the course of this book I had several moments of pure clarity and a genuine challenge to my previously held beliefs that I found utterly fascinating. I am, probably to my detriment, a very opinionated person and I really appreciate and enjoy anything that legitimately changes my mind.

This book changed my mind.

If you can get past the connected one-ness of the universe dialogue and see the truth that lies between the lines of what I initially thought to be meaningless. At least to me anyway.

And it genuinely helped. I'm not going to go into my personal issues in a book review, and everyone has their own intricately differing situations, but it was refreshing to see things from a new perspective and therapeutic to have the soothing voice of Eckhart reading his wisdom aloud, like my own personal therapist.

58 of 61 people found this review helpful

  • Chasing the Scream

  • The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world have begun to recognize three startling truths: Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens for so long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating and thought provoking

  • By Stephanie on 09-02-15

Captivating and thought provoking

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-15

I am a fairly liberal person, not a drug user per-se but I have had my experiences and run-ins with drugs and the system in which they are demonised and scape-goated. This book forced me to review the way I viewed drugs, drug use and drug addicts and drove home some difficult to digest truths. Incredinly interesting, moving, disturbing, liberating, everyone should read this book no matter how they feel about drugs, and I think we as a society will get there in the end - to the place this book so convincingly argues us to go.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful