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  • Buddhism for Beginners [Jack Kornfield]

  • By: Jack Kornfield
  • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Created specifically to address the questions and needs of first-time students, here is Buddhism's vast spiritual legacy, presented by one of America's leading meditation teachers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best audiobook I have bought so far

  • By Skootaman on 02-11-09

peaceful

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-13

Almost meditative, this audiobook is a great bedtime listen and feels almost therapeutic as well as informative. I learnt all the basic facets of Buddhism without feeling preached at or presdutusrd. You can take what you want from the content, and the delivery is calm and almost hypnotic as his voice kills you to sleep. Only problem wad I had to keep rewinding when I missed bits due to snoozing! A good intro.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Steve Jobs

  • The Exclusive Biography
  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson (introduction)
  • Length: 25 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,535

In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Adam on 01-11-11

fascinating

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-13

This was my first audio book and a great intro to the format as I couldn't put it down, well turn it off to be precise. Worked out how to use the app and listened avidly as Steve kind character unravelled before my ears. I love men with complicated personalities and his reputation as a boss from hello is well deserved on one level (if you are an average Jo), but a real creative inspiration for those with the application and strength to go on his journey with him. His insight and premonition? About his early death are spooky. If only he had listened to the medical establishment instead of insisting on ridiculous loony cancer myths.... But that was him all over. Independent to the end. RIP Steve Jobs

  • The Private World of Kenneth Williams

  • By: BBC Audiobooks
  • Narrated by: Full Cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

In this documentary portrait of Kenneth Williams, who died in 1988, the much-loved comedy actor's diaries are drawn upon to illustrate his life and career. David Benson, who won acclaim for his one-man show in which he portrayed Kenneth Williams, reads extracts from the diaries, while archive audio clips from such programmes as Round the Horne and Beyond Out Ken illustrate the madcap versatility of Williams the performer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By Miss on 14-04-13

brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-13

I am intrigued by Williams persona and this audiobook made insightful and easy listening. The excerpts from interviews and radio shows integrate perfectly with the commentary which reveals a lonely but frank and well meaning man with a genius for cynical observation. I wish I had been part of this era and artistic circle. A good account of a very British life, well actually a very London life at that.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Is It Just Me?

  • By: Miranda Hart
  • Narrated by: Miranda Hart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,907
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,902

Well hello to you dear audiobook browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity, that accompanied childhood and adolescence? I am proud to say I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my 18-year-old self (and I hope you, too, dear listener) some much needed caution and guidance on how to navigate life's rocky path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic!

  • By berta on 25-12-12

funny but samey

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-13

I felt a bit disappointed as the material in this one was not as original as expected. I found the young eighteen year old Miranda very annoying and unrealistic. She could have been much more sincere and revealed more of her true self rather than a cariacature. At least it is read by the mighty cimedienne herself and there are enough haha to pass the time on a rainy afternoon.