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Mukesh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Buddhist Tantra

  • Teachings and Practices for Touching Enlightenment with the Body
  • By: Reginald A. Ray
  • Narrated by: Reginald A. Ray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

For 15 centuries the realized masters of the tantric path used the crucible of their own lives to develop a powerful and accelerated means to enlightenment. Today, these teachings remain alive within the usually hidden inner courtyard of the Vajrayana vehicle of Tibetan Buddhism, a tradition that requires the courage to engage your body, your human desires, and your most challenging life obstacles as the basic fuel for insight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really thought provoking

  • By Mukesh on 03-07-17

Really thought provoking

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Reviewed: 03-07-17

I have read and listened to Reginald Ray for a good few years and whoever I do I learn and understand so much. I have been practicing Tibetan Buddhist practices for over 20 years and I gain a lot of understanding of what I am doing from Reginald Ray. There is so much clarity in his communication. A wonderful spiritual practitioner.
Thank you.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Out of Your Mind

  • By: Alan Watts
  • Narrated by: Alan Watts
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
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    5 out of 5 stars 450
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 443

With Out of Your Mind: Essential Listening from the Alan Watts Audio Archives, you are invited to immerse yourself in 12 of this legendary thinker's pinnacle teaching sessions about how to break through the limits of the rational mind and begin expanding your awareness and appreciation for the Great Game unfolding all around us.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Beware

  • By Jo on 28-06-16

Amazing Book

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Reviewed: 24-06-17

I have listened to Alan Watts for awhile and it is always a privilege to hear him.
This again was very insightful and I also learnt a lot about history of the various religions.

  • The Book of Wisdom

  • The Heart of Tibetan Buddhism
  • By: Osho
  • Narrated by: Osho
  • Length: 47 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 27
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    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

Osho is known around the world for his pioneering contribution to meditation - the science of inner transformation - with the unique approach of his "Osho Active Meditations" acknowledging the accelerated pace of the contemporary world and bringing meditation into modern life. Based on the Seven Points of Mind Training by the 11th-century Buddhist mystic Atisha, The Book of Wisdom removes the dust of tradition that has gathered around meditation, conveying the essential science and methodology of the practice with a freshness and spontaneity that is rarely found in contemporary spiritual works.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wisdom worth acquiring

  • By MR A MANDALIA on 30-06-17

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 21-05-17

This was amazing experience. Very insightful and very funny. It is always a delight listening to Osho.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SUPERB, insightful and addictive - a must listen

  • By Miss on 15-11-16

Great book

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Reviewed: 26-12-16

I am really glad I listened to this book as it gave me an insight into a culture that I knew nothing about. I was very touched and moved by this book. One of the best books I listened to in 2016.

  • A Life in Parts

  • By: Bryan Cranston
  • Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171

Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father, a struggling actor and director, cast him in a commercial. Soon Bryan was haunting the local movie theater, reenacting scenes with his older brother. Acting was clearly his destiny - until one day his father disappeared. As a young man on a classic cross-country motorcycle trip, he found himself stranded at a rest area in the Blue Ridge Mountains. To pass the time, he read a tattered copy of Hedda Gabler, and in a flash he found himself face-to-face with his original calling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-10-16

The best biography

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Reviewed: 03-12-16

I really enjoyed this book. It is the best biography I have listened to. I really connected with the author and in many parts I felt very moved.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Total Recall

  • My Unbelievably True Life Story
  • By: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,934
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,934

Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Salesmans "true" story

  • By alexander on 11-02-14

Really enjoyed it

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Reviewed: 03-06-16

I found this audio very interesting and really enjoyable. Arnold life is just amazing and I found him inspiring (which I was not expecting prior to listening to the book). I would recommend it.

  • Titan

  • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

Titan is the first full-length biography based on unrestricted access to Rockefeller’s exceptionally rich trove of papers. A landmark publication full of startling revelations, the book indelibly alters our image of this most enigmatic capitalist. Born the son of a flamboyant, bigamous snake-oil salesman and a pious, straitlaced mother, Rockefeller rose from rustic origins to become the world’s richest man by creating America’s most powerful and feared monopoly, Standard Oil. Branded "the Octopus" by legions of muckrakers, the trust refined and marketed nearly 90 percent of the oil produced in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Unknown Man

  • By James Gorman on 07-07-14

Great Book

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Reviewed: 29-03-16

This has been one of the best audible books that I have listened to. It was so well read and the writer is brilliant. I really recommend it.

  • Moriarty

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,006

Sherlock Holmes is dead. Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind who has risen to take his place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twist and Shout!

  • By Simon on 15-10-15

Really enjoyed the book

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Reviewed: 11-01-16

I just could not stop listening to it. The story and performance was very good. This is a kind of book which is good for holiday.

  • But Enough About Me

  • By: Burt Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Burt Reynolds
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
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    4 out of 5 stars 201
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

Recalling his life and career spanning over 50 glorious years, the legendary actor gives special attention to the two great loves of his life, Dinah Shore and Sally Field; his son, Quinton; as well as the countless people who got in his way on his journey to Hollywood domination.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I liked this book

  • By Tracey on 09-12-15

Brilliant book

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Reviewed: 01-01-16

I really liked enjoyed this book and with Burt Reynolds reading it made it really special. Burt Reynolds voice carried real emotion when he went through periods in his life which were sensitive. I am so glad that this book was not read by someone else because it would have taken a lot from it. You need to be aware that his voice sometimes is quite low but once you get used to it, it adds so much to this book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

  • By: Jack Weatherford
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 819

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing! Wonderful! Couldn't get enough!

  • By Simone Teufel on 30-06-10

Great book

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Reviewed: 05-06-15

I really did not know much about Genghis Khan and this book was brilliant in teaching me something. The narrator was so impressive. It is one of the best books that I have listened to.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful