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  • The Field

  • By: Lynne McTaggart
  • Narrated by: Lynne McTaggart
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Based on interviews with today's cutting-edge scientists, investigative journalist Lynne McTaggart wrote The Field, a compelling presentation of the theory that there is a measurable "life force" in the universe. Now, in this original audio adaptation by the author, McTaggart takes listeners on a journey into this exciting arena of science, called the "Zero-Point Field", that could be the key to understanding "supernatural" forces, healing energy, and the nature of consciousness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A beginner’s intro to consciousness philosophy

  • By Kathryn De Jesus on 05-09-2018

A beginner’s intro to consciousness philosophy

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-09-2018

Written by a journalist, this is a collection of data gathered from various scientists & philosophers on the topic of consciousness. This just skims the surface & does not go into any great detail.

  • Essentialism

  • The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
  • By: Greg McKeown
  • Narrated by: Greg McKeown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329

Have you ever found yourself struggling with information overload? Have you ever felt both overworked and underutilised? Do you ever feel busy but not productive? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is to become an essentialist. In Essentialism, Greg McKeown, CEO of a leadership and strategy agency in Silicon Valley who has run courses at Apple, Google and Facebook, shows you how to achieve what he calls the disciplined pursuit of less.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential for me? YES!

  • By Steve Shannon on 18-12-2015

Outstanding. An essential read.

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Reviewed: 12-07-2018

Essentialism is a philosophy & a way of life. This book is an essential read for anyone wishing to live a life on purpose & with intent. Essentialism is key to happiness & success defined by you, everything else is noise. Highly recommended for all. I will listen again & will also buy the book as a reference & reminder.

  • M-Joy Practically Speaking

  • Matrix Energetics and Living Your Infinite Potential
  • By: Melissa Joy Jonsson
  • Narrated by: Melissa Joy Jonsson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Join inspiring transformational leader Melissa Joy for a playful exploration into universal consciousness and infinite potential, available to everyone within the field of the heart. With beautiful and clear articulation, combined with a humorous weave of science, spirit, and practical play, Melissa Joy reveals how universal consciousness and infinite potential are organized and influence experiences.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Matrix Energetics Explained

  • By Kathryn De Jesus on 08-05-2018

Matrix Energetics Explained

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Reviewed: 08-05-2018

If you’ve heard of Matrix Energetics & you’re curious to learn more, this book is a good start. Some concepts will be more challenging than others. Read/listen with an open mind & you might discover something new.

  • How to Be Everything

  • A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don't Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up
  • By: Emilie Wapnick
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a familiar question we're all asked as kids. While seemingly harmless, the question has unintended consequences. It can make you feel like you need to choose one job, one passion, one thing to be about. Guess what? You don't. Having a lot of different interests, projects and curiosities doesn't make you a "jack-of-all-trades, master of none". Your endless curiosity doesn't mean you are broken or flaky.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Embrace the weird in you!

  • By Kathryn De Jesus on 16-04-2018

Embrace the weird in you!

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Reviewed: 16-04-2018

If you have ever felt like a lone wolf or a black sheep because of your varied & mismatched interests, by the end of this book you will happily embrace & celebrate this weirdness in you. Even more, you will learn how to use your seemingly scattered pursuits to your advantage & build a sustainable life as a mutipotenialite!

  • NLP: The Essential Guide to Neuro-Linguistic Programming

  • By: Susan Sanders, Tom Dotz, NLP Comprehensive, and others
  • Narrated by: Tom Dotz
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) has helped millions to overcome their fears, increase their confidence, and achieve greater success in their personal and professional lives and relationships. Now, from the company that created NLP: The New Technology of Achievement - one of the best-selling NLP books of all time - comes NLP: The Essential Guide to Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short Course on NLP.

  • By Kathryn De Jesus on 11-04-2018

Short Course on NLP.

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-04-2018

This book is like an 11 hour course on NLP. If you’re considering studying this subject, but not ready to commit to coursework or formal study, this book will provide you with a great foundation, practical examples, & discovery activities to enable you to sample & implement NLP techniques into your life immediately.

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  • The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield: Book Summary

  • By: Book Summaries by FlashBooks
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun Tzu for the soul. What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor - be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Too short!

  • By Beth on 06-09-2016

Very basic. Doesn’t inspire me to buy the full book.

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-04-2018

A basic summary of some common concepts. Nothing profound to take away. I’m not inspired to read the full version.

  • 365 Days With Self-Discipline

  • 365 Life-Altering Thoughts on Self-Control, Mental Resilience, and Success
  • By: Martin Meadows
  • Narrated by: John Gagnepain
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

You need to exhibit self-discipline 365 days in a year. What if you had a companion who would remind you daily to stay disciplined and persevere, even when the going gets tough? 365 Days With Self-Discipline is a practical guidebook for embracing self-discipline in your life. You'll learn how to do this through 365 brief, daily insights from the world's brightest minds, commented upon by best-selling personal development author Martin Meadows.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • That was painful!

  • By Kathryn De Jesus on 22-03-2018

That was painful!

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Reviewed: 22-03-2018

Sorry, but there is no profound content here. 365 bits of borrowed advice from existing & some outdated philosophies. Basic concepts like ‘delay gratification’, ‘exercise your will power muscle’. Some of it is arguably bad advice; ‘live your life the hard way’, ‘give up certain pleasures’, ‘torture yourself with cold showers to toughen up’. This type of self discipline is not sustainable nor enjoyable. The content is painfully repetitive & at times contradictory. The narrator was equally painful & sounds like a scripted news reporter. Written by a male, left brain dominant, linear thinking author. May suit similar minded readers who resonate with this type of combat style self-discipline boot camp, but not for people who are more creative & lateral thinking.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Many Lives, Many Masters

  • The True Story of a Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and Past-Life Therapy
  • By: Brian L. Weiss M.D.
  • Narrated by: Brian L. Weiss M.D.
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Abridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 88

Dr. Brian Weiss is a highly respected psychiatrist from the mainstream of the medical establishment. Catherine is one of his most difficult cases, a 27-year-old woman racked by phobias and anxieties. In the course of Catherine's treatment, Dr. Weiss makes a startling discovery. Under hypnosis, she recollects, in vivid detail, events from past lives ranging from the prehistoric times and ancient Egypt to the 20th century and the fires of World War II.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! There should be more biographies like this

  • By Nina Sutinen on 18-05-2017

Amazing True Story!

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Reviewed: 19-03-2018

A story of science confronted with spirituality. Beautiful messages for all of humanity. A must read.

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying

  • A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan's expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method. The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only the things you really love and to do it all at once - and quickly. After that for the rest of your life, you need only to choose what to keep and what to discard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved every word!

  • By Chanch Johal on 13-10-2016

Overwhelmed by your stuff?? Read this!

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Reviewed: 19-03-2018

Essential reading for anyone who is overwhelmed by the volume of “stuff” living with you at home or work. This book is basically an expansion of “The Art of Discarding”, by Nagisa Tatsumi. It will motivate you to start spring cleaning your home or office, & you will learn how to lovingly let go of all material possessions that no longer serve you.

  • The Courage to Be Disliked 

  • How to Free Yourself, Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness
  • By: Fumitake Koga, Ichiro Kishimi
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

The Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons required to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness. The Courage to Be Disliked shows you how to unlock the power within yourself to become your best and truest self, change your future and find lasting happiness. Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 19th-century psychology alongside Freud and Jung, the authors explain how we are all free to determine our own future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shining a light on the here and now

  • By Vivien on 01-03-2018

Great Philosophy! Listen don’t Read!!

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Reviewed: 15-03-2018

Love & recommend the content & main messages of this book. As long as you love philosophy & can follow the sometimes long winded conversations, you will appreciate it. The content is presented as an ongoing dialogue between a philosopher & a young man. I would hate to read the actual book, as I think I would loose interest due to this type of presentation, but listening on audible was quick & worthwhile.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful