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  • City of Girls

  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Blair Brown
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

It is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll have been deemed insufficient for her to pass into her sophomore year of Vassar, she soon finds gainful employment as the self-appointed seamstress at the Lily Playhouse, her unconventional Aunt Peg's charmingly disreputable Manhattan revue theatre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another epic book

  • By Anonymous User on 19-07-2019

Love, love, loved this book!

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Reviewed: 26-06-2019

l highly recommend to anyone that loves Liz's writing. I struggled with narration at the beginning, wishing Liz had been reading it - but then l grew to appreciate why an actress was doing the reading. Enjoy.

  • Don't Believe Everything You Think

  • Living with Wisdom and Compassion
  • By: Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
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Thubten Chodron’s illuminating explication of Togmay Zangpo’s revered text, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas, doesn’t just explain its profound meaning; in dozens of passages she lets her students and colleagues share first-person stories of the ways that its teachings have changed their lives. Some bear witness to dramatic transformations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So very practical and concise.

  • By N on 25-05-2016

Excellent read!

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Reviewed: 27-04-2016

Am now on my 3rd read thru/listen ... an excellent commentary on the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva.

  • Bodhisattva Mind

  • Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 20
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What if you could cultivate the mind of a bodhisattva -- one who has dedicated one's life to the benefit of others? According to Pema Chödrön, best-selling author and American-born Buddhist nun, you can. On Bodhisattva Mind, she examines sheshin, or "guarding alertness", and the other qualities of mind we need to develop on the path to enlightenment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-03-2018

So knowledgeable and insightful!!

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Reviewed: 04-12-2015

It says the review is optional then requires you to write 20 words!

Just do the book ... :)