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  • Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

  • By: Anne Tyler
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 52
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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    4 out of 5 stars 48

Through every family run memories that bind it together - despite everything. The Tulls of Baltimore are no exception. Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl is left to bring up her three children alone - Cody, a flawed devil; Ezra, a flawed saint; and Jenny, errant and passionate. Now as Pearl lies dying, stiffly encased in her pride and solitude, the past is unlocked and with it, secrets. A classic novel from one of America's greatest living novelists, now available as an audiobook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tyler's own favourite

  • By Mr. Jw Perks on 10-01-15

Affecting narratives

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Reviewed: 13-01-19

I read this book and listened to other parts walking. I enjoyed the story and the characters are well drawn. It has a haunting elegiac tone throughout. I found myself drawn into the book.
I enjoyed the lady’s voice but perhaps some of the voices were a little forced. Highly recommended

  • Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines

  • By: Patrick Grim, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Patrick Grim
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

The quest to understand the mind has motivated some of history's most profound thinkers. But only in our own time are we beginning to see the true complexity of this quest, as today's philosophers draw on the latest evidence from neuroscience, psychology, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and other fields to probe deeply into the inner workings of the mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved it!

  • By Chris on 23-04-15

An excellent overview

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Reviewed: 23-06-16

I am a psychiatrist who is interested in Philosophy and neuroscience, I really enjoyed this series of lectures I thought it covered a lot of ground quickly and clearly,I like the speaking voice

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  • Wittgenstein

  • A Very Short Introduction
  • By: A. C. Grayling
  • Narrated by: Kyle Munley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4 out of 5 stars 8
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was an extraordinarily original thinker, whose influence on twentieth-century thinking far outside the bounds of philosophy alone. In this engaging introduction, A.C. Grayling makes Wittgenstein's thought accessible to the general listener by explaining the nature and impact of Wittgenstein's views. He describes both his early and later philosophy, the differences and connections between them, and gives a fresh assessment of Wittgenstein's continuing influence on contemporary thought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A clear introduction

  • By Trasimacus on 14-05-15

A good short introduction

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Reviewed: 09-03-16

Wittgenstein is either a rogue or a genius .

Grayling does burst the bubble of some of the more outlandish claims
Its well written and well read
Light enough to listen yo casually