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  • Judaism

  • A Very Short Introduction
  • By: Norman Solomon
  • Narrated by: Jesse Einstein
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

Norman Solomon's succinct audiobook is an ideal introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. In addition to surveying the nature and development of Judaism, this Very Short Introduction outlines the basics of practical Judaism - its festivals, prayers, customs, and various sects. Modern concerns and debates of the Jewish people are also addressed, such as the impact of the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, the status of women, and medical and commercial ethics.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting... more on the history of Judaism...

  • By cmj123 on 31-05-18

Interesting... more on the history of Judaism...

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-05-18

Interesting read... Too much historical content and less content on the belief within Judaism and why.

  • Prisoners of Geography

  • Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
  • By: Tim Marshall
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,185

If you've ever wondered why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea, why the USA was destined to become a global superpower or why China's power base continues to expand ever outwards, the answers are all here. In 10 chapters, using essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely travelled author, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential insight into one of the major factors that determines world history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Step back and look at politics through a new lens

  • By Unique Pseudonym on 25-07-17

Deeply fascinating and enlightening

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Reviewed: 15-08-17

This book opened my mind to a totally new description of the world, her geography and her politics. It challenged my current perception of humanity, power and resources. The narration of the book was excellent. Love to read more on geopolitics.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Scrum Bootcamp

  • Learn the Basics of Scrum Programming
  • By: David Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Adam Zens
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

If you've wanted to learn how to use Scrum, you have probably thought it was a difficult and long process. This is actually not the case at all. Scrum can be an extremely easy and straightforward process.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Poor performance quality

  • By cmj123 on 14-08-17

Poor performance quality

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Reviewed: 14-08-17

This book although focus on scrum presents the concept in a poor manner making the comprehension of the material inaccessible. The narration of the book is poor and very mechanised. As a scrum fan, I will recommend to look elsewhere to get learning material.

  • Lewis Hamilton

  • The Full Story (revised Edition 2009)
  • By: Mark Hughes
  • Narrated by: Ben Elliot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

No driver has ever made such an instant impact on the sport of F1 racing as Lewis Hamilton. The first black grand prix driver, his astonishing level of success in his rookie season together with his swash-buckling, attacking style has created a sensation. It has also been a central factor in the most exciting and controversial season of F1 in living memory as Hamilton was involved in a three-way fight for the world crown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story of progressive winning, patience and persistence

  • By cmj123 on 09-08-17

A story of progressive winning, patience and persistence

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Reviewed: 09-08-17

This is a true story of the making of a champion. The book systematically shows how Hamilton progressively won his way to become a champion through hardwork, dedication and focus. The story of Hamilton as a racer and as a man is profoundly inspiring.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • What Is Zen

  • By: D.T. Suzuki
  • Narrated by: Christopher Reed
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

What Is Zen is the quintessential beginner's guide to achieving enlightenment. In simple, often poetic language, the author offers a general introduction to the concepts and philosophy of Zen Buddhism. He describes what it is, how it began and evolved, and how its emphasis on simplicity and self-effacement have helped shape an aesthetic found throughout Japanese culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deeply interesting philosophy, Zen

  • By cmj123 on 22-06-17

Deeply interesting philosophy, Zen

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Reviewed: 22-06-17

This is a deeply interesting book. What is Zen? Zen. Zen does not permit one to think. Zen demands a deep illogical understanding. Thus, it forces one to go to the essence of its philosophy. As a western thinker, this is provocative, radical and fascinating. In Zen, I is am or is. In western philosophy, I think therefore I am. Zen takes us to a place before thinking.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black History: History in an Hour

  • By: Rupert Colley
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

History for busy people. Black History, or African-American History, looks at the story and culture of black Americans from the seventeenth century to the present day.Encompassing everything from immigration to civil war, emancipation, slavery and migration, Black History in an Hour gives you a neat overview of this vast and fascinating subject.This audio download is a superb introduction to the long and varied history of African Americans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Black history

  • By Tevin on 16-08-17

Civil right history not equal to black history

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-06-17

The title 'Black History' is not necessarily the best title for such a book. A better title is 'Black civil right history.' Nothing was mentioned about black contributions in science, arts and innovation. To me, the book examines more the negative and weaker aspect of black history.

  • Insecure in Love

  • How Anxious Attachment Can Make You Feel Jealous, Needy, and Worried and What You Can Do About It
  • By: Leslie Becker-Phelps PhD
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

In Insecure in Love, you'll learn how to overcome attachment anxiety using compassionate self-awareness, a technique that can help you recognize your negative thoughts or unhealthy behavior patterns and respond to them in a nurturing way - rather than beating yourself up. You'll also learn how insecurity can negatively affect healthy dialog between you and your partner (or potential partners) and develop the skills needed to stop you from reverting back to old patterns of neediness and possessiveness.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely basic.

  • By deathzerozero on 28-05-18

Great relationship insight

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Reviewed: 16-05-17

It really takes two willing partners to build a secured lasting relationship. We have to be willing and accepting of ourselves and the other self.

  • Tribes

  • We Need You to Lead Us
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 430

Tribes are groups of people aligned around an idea, connected to a leader and to each other. Tribes make our world work, and always have. The new opportunity is that it's easier than ever to find, organize, and lead a tribe. The Web has enabled an explosion of all kinds of tribes - and created shortage of people to lead them. This is the growth industry of our time. Tribes will help you understand exactly what's at stake, and why YOU can and should lead a tribe of your own.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Adam.W on 15-12-13

Just start leading now

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Reviewed: 27-01-17

This book in my view can be summarised in one profound statement 'Just start leading now'. This might sound simple however you are about to buy this book because you are not
just leading now. This book has radically changed my philosophy of leadership. I will apply 'Just start leading now philosophy to my PhD.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Mastery

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725

What did Charles Darwin, middling schoolboy and underachieving second son, do to become one of the earliest and greatest naturalists the world has known? What were the similar choices made by Mozart and by Caesar Rodriguez, the U.S. Air Force's last ace fighter pilot? In Mastery, Robert Greene's fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world's masters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An inspirational insight into success

  • By I. Reid-Knightley on 08-04-13

Mastery is a masterclass book

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Reviewed: 03-01-17

This book is a true masterclass on mastery. I found the book to be very detailed, elaborative, and deeply fascinating. I found the book sometimes repetitive. On another hand, the repetition was useful for understanding the message in a new light. It is indeed a long book totally worth the time invested. I want to become a master!

  • The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV

  • By: Thomas Nelson Inc.
  • Narrated by: Jason Alexander, Joan Allen, Richard Dreyfuss, and others
  • Length: 98 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

This faithful rendering of the New King James Version presents the Bible in more than 90 hours of compelling, dramatic audio theater format.This world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before with an original music score by composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater), feature film quality sound effects, and compelling narration by Michael York and the work of over 500 actors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Buy

  • By Lance on 05-02-11

This is the word of the Lord

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Reviewed: 28-12-16

This audio bible is indeed a true spiritual tool to connect with my Heavenly Father. I love and live the audio bible out.