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  • The Art of Living

  • Peace and Freedom in the Here and Now
  • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 40
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    5 out of 5 stars 32
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In troubled times there is an urgency to understand ourselves and our world. We have so many questions, and they tug at us night and day, consciously and unconsciously. In this important volume, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh - one of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world today - reveals an art of living in mindfulness that helps us answer life's deepest questions and experience the happiness and freedom we desire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful !

  • By Vera Gu on 18-04-2019

Wonderful !

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Reviewed: 18-04-2019

I really like the narrator's voice. He sounds passionate and inspiring. I will listen the book again

  • Training the Mind

  • & Cultivating Loving-Kindness
  • By: Chögyam Trungpa, Judith L. Lief (editor), Pema Chödrön (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Roger Clark
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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The 59 provocative slogans presented here - each with a commentary by the Tibetan meditation master Chgyam Trungpa - have been used by Tibetan Buddhists for eight centuries to help meditation students remember and focus on important principles and practices of mind training. They emphasize meeting the ordinary situations of life with intelligence and compassion under all circumstances. Slogans include, "Don't be swayed by external circumstances," "Be grateful to everyone," and "Always maintain only a joyful mind."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • like it

  • By Vera Gu on 05-04-2019

like it

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Reviewed: 05-04-2019

Very good. l like the narrator's voice and the book. I may listen to it again. thanks

  • What Makes You Not a Buddhist

  • By: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
  • Narrated by: Tom Pile
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    5 out of 5 stars 13
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    5 out of 5 stars 12

Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, one of the most creative and innovative lamas teaching today, throws down the gauntlet to the Buddhist world, challenging common misconceptions, stereotypes, and fantasies. With wit and irony, Khysentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism - beyond the romance with beads, incense, or exotic robes - straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks so much! I love it.

  • By Vera Gu on 13-02-2019

Thanks so much! I love it.

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Reviewed: 13-02-2019

The narrator sounds very passionate. I love his voice! The author tries to clarify some Buddhist princples. Very true and interesting.

  • Teachings of the Buddha

  • Revised and Expanded
  • By: Jack Kornfield (editor), Gil Fronsdal (editor)
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Jack Kornfield
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese sources. Among the selections are some of the earliest recorded sayings of the Buddha on the practice of freedom, passages from later Indian scriptures on the perfection of wisdom, verses from Tibetan masters on the enlightened mind, and songs in praise of meditation by Zen teachers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good translation

  • By Vera Gu on 01-06-2018

Good translation

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Reviewed: 01-06-2018

excellent content and form! I like it. got to learn it one by my one.

  • The Graveyard Book

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
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    5 out of 5 stars 774
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 774

When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By KW on 05-10-2016

What I thought about the graveyard book

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Reviewed: 24-12-2016

I liked how there was music in between,and the story moral was very moving.I would recommend it for the whole family.

  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative game maker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Review of this audio book

  • By Vera Gu on 06-11-2016

Review of this audio book

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Reviewed: 06-11-2016

This book has been very excitable and interesting,however note they call Harry potters first book Harry Potter and the SORCERES stone instead of philosophers stone other than that this audio has correct I formation and they put it in a interesting format for young readers.

  • Mindfulness

  • The Eight-Week Meditation Programme for a Frantic World
  • By: Prof Mark Williams, Dr Danny Penman
  • Narrated by: Prof Mark Williams
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
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Life can be relentless, frantic and exhausting - but it doesn’t have to be this way. This is an introduction to Mindfulness, which reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion. Mindfulness is based on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), which is recommended by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and is as effective as drugs for preventing depression.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for beginners looking to begin being mindful

  • By Emily on 13-04-2015

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Reviewed: 09-10-2015

What did you like most about Mindfulness?

Practical

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mindfulness?

Listen it whenever I was down. I was lifted then.

What about Mark Williams’s performance did you like?

Sincere. Very professional.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It makes me feel into sleep. Calming.

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