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  • The Perennial Philosophy

  • Written by: Aldous Huxley
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

With great wit and stunning intellect - drawing on a diverse array of faiths, including Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christian mysticism, and Islam - Huxley examines the spiritual beliefs of various religious traditions and explains how they are united by a common human yearning to experience the divine. The Perennial Philosophy includes selections from Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and Lao Tzu, as well as the Bhagavad Gita, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Diamond Sutra, and Upanishads, among many others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Eastern Philosophy

  • By Jake Sweedler on 2019-03-02

Fantastic Eastern Philosophy

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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: 2019-03-02

A timeless look at Eastern Philosophy and the influence it has had upon Humanity. Complex but interesting.

  • Slow

  • Simple Living for a Frantic World
  • Written by: Brooke McAlary
  • Narrated by: Larissa Gallagher
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Slow is an inspirational guide on creating a life filled with the things that really matter, and it is meant for anyone seeking peace, meaning, and joy in their otherwise rapid lives. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive

  • By Olga Calvache on 2019-03-10

Great Insight

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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: 2019-02-21

This was great insight and a valuable look at making your life more simple. Everyone can contribute by reducing and donations. Connection and attention is key.

  • Second Hand Curses

  • Written by: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Marc Vietor, Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

When your fairy godmother threatens to enslave you with a curse - when a malevolent piper solves your rat problem but steals your children - when you seek revenge on the prince who turned you into a frog - who can you turn to in your hour of need? The band of scoundrels known far and wide as the Bastard Champions - the swashbuckling trio who travel a world of legend, seeking adventure and righting wrongs - as long as there's enough gold to be earned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable!

  • By Tricia Sauve on 2018-01-27

Fairytales

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-20

Hard to Follow and kind all over the place for an adventure into fairytales..Not the worst. Not the best.

  • Armada

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 399

It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • One Trick Pony

  • By shalot on 2017-12-14

Damn Cool.

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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: 2019-02-12

This was a great story and a great narration. The film will be Amazing. Great story next to Ready Player One. Call Spielberg!

  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • Written by: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey. Hoop and his associates uncover a nest of Xenomorphs, and hell takes on a new meaning. Quickly they discover that their only hope lies with the unlikeliest of saviors.... Ellen Ripley, the last human survivor of the salvage ship Nostromo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than expected

  • By Karyn bowman on 2019-03-13

Very Cool Sci Fi Drama

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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: 2019-02-10

A very cool story based off of Alien Novel. Not too long and just the right amount of captivating.

  • The Square and the Tower

  • Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
  • Written by: Niall Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Most history is hierarchical: it's about emperors, presidents, prime ministers, and field marshals. It's about states, armies, and corporations. It's about orders from on high. Even history "from below" is often about trade unions and workers' parties. But what if that's simply because hierarchical institutions create the archives that historians rely on? What if we are missing the informal, less well documented social networks that are the true sources of power and drivers of change?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing read

  • By Serguei L. Primak on 2018-04-17

Networks and Power

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-10

This was a long look at the Networks and Hierarchies throughout time to modern day networks. Leftist Violence and Socialism have existed through networks and connection.

  • Reverse Transmission

  • Written by: Ben O'Brien, Param Anand Singh, Dani Montalvo, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 12

Reverse Transmission is a darkly comedic story that combines elements of science fiction and dystopian thrillers, centering on a murder spree involving a self-driving car. Jay, a starving artist, gets the only day job she’s qualified for: “driver” of a self-driving car at the rideshare company Awooga. The job turns from hilariously awkward to intensely frightening when the car runs over a pedestrian and manipulates Jay into disposing the body....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Confusing

  • By Jake Sweedler on 2019-02-08

Confusing

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-08

Not a well put together audio book.All over the place and scattered. Not a bad concept.

  • Ep. 8: In C (Shanghai Film Orchestra) (Reverse Transmission)

  • Written by: Ben O'Brien, Param Anand Singh, Dani Montalvo, and others
  • Length: 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Reverse Transmission is a darkly comedic story that combines elements of science fiction and dystopian thrillers, centering on a murder spree involving a self-driving car. Jay, a starving artist, gets the only day job she’s qualified for: “driver” of a self-driving car at the rideshare company Awooga. The job turns from hilariously awkward to intensely frightening when the car runs over a pedestrian and manipulates Jay into disposing the body....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best

  • By Jake Sweedler on 2019-02-08

Not the best

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-08

Not a bad concept,however it is poorly executed and scattered. Had potential but ultimately was not too great.

  • The 50th Law

  • Written by: 50 Cent, Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: 50 Cent, Robert Greene
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

In The 50th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, best-selling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a "bible" for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing. With intimate stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom as he rose to fame after the release of his album Get Rich or Die Tryin', as well as examples of others who have overcome adversity through understanding and practicing the 50th Law.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Live your Life

  • By Jake Sweedler on 2019-01-31

Live your Life

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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: 2019-01-31

A great look at the dichotomy of 50 Cent and The Street Hustle. GGgggg Unit!

  • Outrage, Inc.

  • How the Liberal Mob Ruined Science, Journalism, and Hollywood
  • Written by: Derek Hunter
  • Narrated by: Derek Hunter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

From Derek Hunter - one of the most entertaining political writers today - comes an insightful, alarming look at how progressives have took over academia, pop culture, and journalism in order to declare everything liberal great, and everything great, liberal. Progressives love to attack conservatives as anti-science, wallowing in fake news, and culturally backwards. But who are the real denialists here? There are three institutions in American life run by gatekeepers that have stopped letting in anyone who questions their liberal script: academia, journalism, and pop culture. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must listen.

  • By Dennis molloy on 2018-09-07

Leftists are anti Freedom.

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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: 2019-01-23

leftists media is a disaster compared to the right. Keep questioning the liberal bias and the "liberal cause"

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