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  • A Mind at Home with Itself

  • How Asking Four Questions Can Free Your Mind, Open Your Heart, and Turn Your World Around
  • Written by: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell, Pete Simonelli, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

In A Mind at Home with Itself, Byron Katie illuminates one of the most profound ancient Buddhist texts, The Diamond Sutra (newly translated by distinguished scholar Stephen Mitchell), to reveal the nature of the mind and to liberate us from painful thoughts, using her revolutionary system of self-inquiry called "The Work". Byron Katie doesn't merely describe the awakened mind; she empowers us to see it and feel it in action.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Own your life

  • By 123becky on 2019-06-07

Own your life

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-07

An awesome presentation of a way to find peace in this world we live in. You are responsible for every thought you have. Don’t judge. When you do you will be miserable. We must learn to co exist in this life with no anger nor blame. You are exactly what you yourself sees things happening through unconditional discovery of “turn around “. You must own your feelings.

  • Lessons from Lucy

  • Written by: Dave Barry
  • Narrated by: Dave Barry
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Faced with the obstacles and challenges of life after middle age, Dave Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. From “Make New Friends” (an unfortunate fail when he can’t overcome his dislike for mankind) to “Don’t Stop Having Fun” (validating his longtime membership in a marching unit that performs in parades - and even Obama’s inauguration), Dave navigates his later years with good humor and grace. Lucy teaches Dave how to live in the present, how to let go of daily grievances, and how to feel good in one's own skin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lucy epitomizes acceptance

  • By 123becky on 2019-04-10

Lucy epitomizes acceptance

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-10

A wonderful description through prose of growing old and watching the author relate as he grows old with Lucy of change in life at this process. Barry reflects on the difficulty of accepting change and how to find fun and happy times that can be found as he watches his dog Lucy handle aging with such ease.

  • A Dog's Purpose

  • Written by: W. Bruce Cameron
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

A Dog's Purpose - which spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list – is heading to the big screen! Based on the beloved best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lovely story

  • By BDC on 2019-05-30

A dogs purpose is to love

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-06

This is a wonderful story of the different ways dogs serve and love us. It’s a real tearjerker. The narrative is great and the audiobook can’t be abandoned for long before you need to find out what comes next.

  • Canada

  • Written by: Mike Myers
  • Narrated by: Mike Myers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Comedy superstar Mike Myers writes from the (true patriot) heart about his 53-year relationship with his beloved Canada. Mike Myers is a world-renowned actor, director and writer and the man behind some of the most memorable comic characters of our time. But, as he says, "No description of me is truly complete without saying I'm a Canadian". He has often winked and nodded to Canada in his outrageously accomplished body of work, but now he turns the spotlight full-beam on his homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very wonderful listen.

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-03-08

Mike Myers pride as as Canadian rubs off

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-23

These days I have been feeling overwhelmed by the news reports threatening Canadians as a threatening country. It’s a great way how Meyers talks about the country I live in and all the fine things that make it unique.

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

  • Written by: Garth Stein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great touching story expertly narrated

  • By Brian Woods on 2018-05-11

Wonderful narrative about a man seen through a dog’s feelings

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-24

The narrator skillfully reads the story of Enzo, a dog, as he feels all the emotions of the tribulations of the life of Denny, who loves him. The Art of Racing in the Rain is a masterful portrayal of Denny’s life with eloquence. The roller coaster ride of one life which could be any, this dog is dedicated to watching and feeling all the great times as well as the pain of his man’s world. Enzo feels what his human Denny does settling to share life through Denny’s eyes.

  • Have a Nice Day

  • Written by: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful show

  • By 123becky on 2019-02-07

Delightful show

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-07

Audible’s production of this drama series is a really wonderful way to spend a few hours on a winter day. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution

  • The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love
  • Written by: Zak George
  • Narrated by: Zak George
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36

Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. His fresh approach puts a strong emphasis on the relationship with the individual dog - informed by breed-specific traits - allowing people to treat the root cause of behavior issues rather than the symptoms and teach their dogs faster without the use of punishments or stress. For the first time, George has distilled all the information from his hundreds of videos into one master guide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Enjoyed

  • By Kayla on 2018-05-04

Love Zak’s Training

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-07

Before we got our pup this summer we poured over Zak George’s YouTube channel. When we saw his book on Audible we had to have it and have been overjoyed with the results using it with our young dog.

  • Queer Eye

  • Love Yourself. Love Your Life.
  • Written by: Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, and others
  • Narrated by: Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Feeling your best is about far more than deciding what color to paint your accent wall or how to apply nightly moisturizer. It's also about creating a life that's well-rounded, filled with humor and understanding - and most importantly, that suits you. At a cultural moment when we are all craving people to admire, Queer Eye offers hope and acceptance. After you get to know the Fab Five, together they will guide you through five practical chapters that go beyond their designated areas of expertise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Queer eye at their finest

  • By 123becky on 2019-02-06

Queer eye at their finest

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-06

I am in love with this group and the joy that they bring into lonely lives. Here they inspiring us all.

  • Becoming

  • Written by: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,251
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,789
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,770

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • About BECOMING

  • By Annie on 2019-04-11

Becoming is Michelle Obama’s heartfelt experience as First Lady

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-04

The narrative as read by the author is so authentic and warm. I feel like she is sitting telling me the story of her experiences right here in my room. She is so real with her dialogue and her words describing her experiences are soul provoking. A real story about real people, love, perseverance, family and acceptance.

  • Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief

  • Guided Practices for Reclaiming Your Body and Your Life
  • Written by: Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Narrated by: Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
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    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

If you're reading this, chances are your life, or the life of someone you know, is shaped by pain - and the physical and emotional suffering that usually accompany it. The good news: Jon Kabat-Zinn and his colleagues have helped thousands of people learn to use the power of mindfulness to transform their relationship to pain and suffering, and discover new degrees of freedom for living with greater ease and quality of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Whenever I can’t handle pain I go here.

  • By 123becky on 2019-02-02

Whenever I can’t handle pain I go here.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-02

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s work was introduced to me about 7 years ago in a past management course. When the pain becomes overwhelming I listen to the soon voice of Kabat-Zinn talk me through it. Has been a mainstay in my last ever since

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