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  • Miracle Eyesight Method

  • By: Meir Schneider Ph.D., L.M.T.
  • Narrated by: Meir Schneider
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
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Born without sight, Meir Schneider refused to surrender to his blindness and began a miraculous, intensive exploration into the powers of self-healing. Building upon William Bates's pioneering research, Schneider created his own total approach for healing, using it to reverse his own blindness. In this informative audio the internationally renowned mind/body expert presents innovative step-by-step methods for exercising your eyes back to health. He offers a series of natural therapies for improving your vision, fully developing your brain's visual system, and reversing near and far-sightedness, cataracts, and eye fatigue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Meir is an extraordinary human

  • By Zoonda on 08-11-2018

Meir is an extraordinary human

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Reviewed: 08-11-2018

What a trip - Meir was blind until 17. Then through shear grit and exercise or more relax-ercise Meir is now able to drive! An amazing story.

  • The Potato Factory

  • The Australian Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 23 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Geraldine on 05-06-2016

A great tale of personalities

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Reviewed: 08-11-2018

The writing is great, the story and characters believable and I was transported to the world that Bryce Courtney has created.

  • The China Study, Revised and Expanded Edition

  • The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health
  • By: T. Colin Campbell PhD, Thomas M. Campbell II MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
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More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell University, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found, when combined with findings in Campbell's laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential reading for all.

  • By Anonymous User on 28-11-2017

Really China is Vegan?

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Reviewed: 08-11-2018

I'm not sure the conclusion of this book is scientific.

A vegan diet is not common in China yet that is the conclusion of this study.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Your Inner Awakening

  • The Work of Byron Katie: Four Questions That Will Transform Your Life
  • By: Byron Katie
  • Narrated by: Byron Katie
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
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No matter how much money, status, professional success, or other types of external security one may have, very few people experience true joy and personal freedom. Byron Katie knows this reality too well. In the midst of a "normal and successful" life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period sank further into rage and despair. Then, one morning in 1986, out of the blue, she had a sudden, profound insight into how the mind works.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life-changing

  • By Matthew on 25-05-2016

What is - is

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Reviewed: 08-11-2018

Byron Katie is the clearest and kindest speaker.

The four questions allow a person to do their own personal growth without relying on therapists.

Truly powerful.

  • Educated

  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
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Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn’t exist. She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in hospitals. As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At 16, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE in this family = loyalty to a bipolar father

  • By Zoonda on 08-11-2018

LOVE in this family = loyalty to a bipolar father

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Reviewed: 08-11-2018

Tara shows what it is like to be caught in the cycle of abuse and overcome it... eventually. This powerful book made me understand the grip of a family cult and the cycle of abuse.

Thank you Tara for having the courage to write it.

Unconditional loyalty to a bipolar delusional man is what this family defines as love and acceptance.

I found this interesting because many families have a similar premise and that is; in order to be a part of the family you have to pretend to believe the family lies.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Braving the Wilderness

  • The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277
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'True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.' Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarisation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent . started it again as soon as i finished

  • By Tracey on 16-10-2017

I couldn't finish this book

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Reviewed: 07-11-2018

I found the book too Southern USA for me the beliefs, the fears, the explanations. I come from another continent where we dont have the same beliefs and limits as the good old USA. Much of it was not relevant to me. I dont think I will ever finish this book.

  • Crazy Rich Asians

  • By: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lynn Chen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
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Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season. When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she might one day marry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surpassed my expectations!

  • By Anonymous User on 29-07-2018

A light read

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Reviewed: 07-11-2018

When I put this book down I didn't give another thought. No deep questions answered just an entertaining light book.

  • Working Class Man

  • By: Jimmy Barnes
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Barnes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
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It’s a life too big and a story too extraordinary for just one book. Jimmy Barnes has lived many lives - from Glaswegian migrant kid to iconic front man, from solo superstar to proud father of his own musical clan. In this hugely anticipated sequel to his critically acclaimed best seller, Working Class Boy, Jimmy picks up the story of his life as he leaves Adelaide in the back of an old truck with a then unknown band called Cold Chisel. A spellbinding and searingly honest reflection on success, fame and addiction, this self-penned memoir reveals how Jimmy Barnes used the fuel of childhood trauma to ignite and propel Australia’s greatest rock ’n’ roll story. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational!

  • By Julian on 08-11-2018

A “F’n” great read

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Reviewed: 03-11-2018

Jimmy Barnes is a great narrator and his life story in his words is a trip to another planet. The planet of the musical world. Thanks Jimmy

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,166
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Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He's done it again

  • By Anonymous User on 06-09-2018

Another “Byron Katie” explanation of what it is to be human

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Reviewed: 03-11-2018

This book is a breath of fresh air Yuval hacks human beliefs, institutions and stories in a way that they fall by the wayside in gentle mirth. This may allow you to make up your own mind — or can you? The last chapter is just the best because it actually gives a solution to the dilemma of the book.

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
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Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a powerful book by a truly insightful author.

  • By Daniel Rimmer on 27-10-2018

Algorithms taking over the world? True?

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Reviewed: 27-12-2017

If you could sum up Homo Deus in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining, interesting and thought provoking.

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

It made me really think about the world as we know it.

Any additional comments?

A great book well worth the time.