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  • The Choice

  • Embrace the Possible
  • By: Edith Eger
  • Narrated by: Edith Eger, Tovah Feldshuh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 68
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    5 out of 5 stars 63
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    5 out of 5 stars 63

In 1944, 16-year-old Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. There she endured unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. Over the coming months, Edith's bravery helped her sister to survive and led to her bunkmates rescuing her during a death march. When their camp was finally liberated, Edith was pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive. In The Choice, Dr Edith Eger shares her experience of the Holocaust and the remarkable stories of those she has helped since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deeply moving and insightful

  • By Andrew Hallahan on 24-03-2019

Raw, humbling and inspiring

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Reviewed: 21-12-2018

I listened to this book in a few days. I couldn’t put it down. Edith’s story took me on a journey through a spectrum of raw emotions. Whatever review I write here isn’t able to encapsulate how much I truly got out of this book. I’m so grateful she chose to share this with the world- thank you. The narrator also does an incredible job.

  • Through the Dark Wood

  • Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life
  • By: James Hollis PhD
  • Narrated by: James Hollis PhD
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    5 out of 5 stars 13
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    5 out of 5 stars 13

Have you ever looked at your career, your relationships, or your role in life and wondered, "Is this why I’m really here?” If so, then you are ready for your “midlife crisis" - the pivotal time when you have the opportunity to become the person your soul seeks to be.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • lost me after about 15mins

  • By Dave on 28-03-2019

A journey inward

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Reviewed: 03-11-2018

James is able to communicate Jungian concepts with such ease and wisdom. It helped me gain a new understanding on psychological projection, transference and our most important life passage - individuation and the journey within. Profound read for those going through change, a cross road or questioning meaning in their lives.

  • The Order of Time

  • By: Carlo Rovelli
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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    5 out of 5 stars 62
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Time is a mystery that does not cease to puzzle us. Philosophers, artists and poets have long explored its meaning while scientists have found that its structure is different from the simple intuition we have of it. From Boltzmann to quantum theory, from Einstein to loop quantum gravity, our understanding of time has been undergoing radical transformations. Time flows at a different speed in different places, the past and the future differ far less than we might think, and the very notion of the present evaporates in the vast universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stimulating and accessible time!

  • By Mark on 20-04-2019

Fascinating and thought provoking

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Reviewed: 28-08-2018

I thought some of the concepts would get lost on me, however this was beautifully written and explained. Not to mention poetically conveyed by Benedict Cumberbatch (I want him to narrate all audio books!). I took a lot away from this work that will stay with me, can't wait to listen to it again. Just loved it!

  • Your Soul's Plan

  • Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born
  • By: Robert Schwartz
  • Narrated by: Richard Banks
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Your Soul's Plan (which was originally published under the title Courageous Souls: Do We Plan Our Life Challenges Before Birth?) explores the premise that we are all eternal souls who plan our lives, including our greatest challenges, before we are born for the purpose of spiritual growth. Through compelling profiles of people who knowingly planned the experiences mentioned above, Your Soul's Plan shows that suffering is not purposeless, but rather imbued with deep meaning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well efforts nicely presented

  • By Anonymous User on 21-06-2018

Insight into the Bigger Picture

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Reviewed: 19-06-2018

I was familiar with Robert Schwartz's work and own a copy of his second title "Your Soul's Gift" but was recently drawn back to it (explained below). This work can help pull you out of victim mentality and bring about a greater awareness of why things may unfold the way they do. That doesn't negate that we experience suffering and pain on Earth, however it does seek to understand why we do. It made me feel a deep compassion, empathy and understanding for everyone around me and I hope to carry this quality as I continue to move through different life experiences.

The reason I was drawn back into this work was triggered by the sudden and unexpected passing of a friend in an accident. It helped me regain perspective and I began to feel at peace. This work provides a balanced perspective too - even though there were greater dynamics at play and whilst I may now understand it better - it's still important to go through the process of grieving to be able to release the energy/pain (I have found other literature sometimes skips over this important and natural part of being human - to experience emotions). Highly recommended

  • On Dialogue

  • 2nd Edition
  • By: David Bohm
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 3
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    5 out of 5 stars 3

Never before has there been a greater need for deeper listening and more open communication to cope with the complex problems facing our organizations, businesses, and societies. Renowned scientist David Bohm believed there was a better way for humanity to discover meaning and to achieve harmony. He identified creative dialogue, a sharing of assumptions and understanding, as a means by which the individual, and society as a whole, can learn more about themselves and others, and achieve a renewed sense of purpose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Expand your communication and relationships

  • By JM on 31-05-2018

Expand your communication and relationships

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Reviewed: 31-05-2018

This book gave great insight into how to open the space for authentic, rich and clear communication with others (and much more than that). The ideas put forth on how groups can begin to open the door to new ways of thinking and dialoguing together (while minimising our own filters and conditioning) and creating a dynamic harmony between each other were invaluable, when either applied to work or everyday life.

  • Codependent No More

  • How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
  • By: Melody Beattie
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

A source of healing and inspiration for millions, this modern classic spent over three years on the New York Times best seller list and made codependency a household word. Codependent No More contains dozens of real-life examples, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests to help you along the road to recovering your own life. For anyone struggling with a relationship involving alchoholism or other compulsive behaviors, this program points the way to healing and the renewal of hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good introduction to the concept

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-03-2019

Fantastic book for everyone!

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Reviewed: 31-05-2018

Firstly, the narrator is great and conveyed the content of the book in an interesting and engaging way. Secondly, the book in itself is fantastic, a must read! The author does refer quite a bit to alcoholic families/ codependents (as this is where the term came from) but I still felt the book is relevant for anyone that struggles with codependency issues and there were enough broader examples that are relatable. You could feel that Melody writes the book from a lived experience, someone who has moved through to the other side and practices what she preaches. There is no blame or shame attributed but encouragement to take the reins of your own life and responsibility for your own behaviour, feelings and reactions. It's for people that tend to become rescuers, have difficulty saying no and tend to put others first at their own expense (leading at times to resentment, frustration and exhaustion). Setting healthy boundaries and caring for yourself in a loving way has a flow on effect to others around you. A great book!

  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
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    5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

Harry August is on his deathbed. Again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. 'I nearly missed you, Doctor August,' she says.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hit by train of awesomeness

  • By Humberto on 31-03-2016

Loved Harry and his journey!

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Reviewed: 21-05-2018

I haven’t read a novel in years...this book brought me back!! I listened to it in 2 days. A time travel story with a whole new perspective. Performance was excellent as well. Loved it and will read it again...highly recommend it!

  • Memories, Dreams, Reflections

  • By: C. G. Jung
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

In 1957, four years before his death, Carl Gustav Jung, psychiatrist and psychologist, began writing his life story. But what started as an exercise in autobiography soon morphed into an altogether more profound undertaking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We learn so much about ourselves through the stories of others

  • By Dhruva on 26-02-2018

Brilliant insight into a psychoanalytic master

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Reviewed: 18-05-2018

A beautiful look into Carl Jung’s own psyche told with poetic honesty. If you’re interested in psychoanalysis this is a must to gain a better understanding of one of its most influential thinkers, theorists and writers. The narration is perfect for this work and James Cameron Stewart appears to deeply connect with and embody Carl Jung - it truly feels that it is he who is speaking to you.