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  • Radical Self-Acceptance

  • By: Tara Brach
  • Narrated by: Tara Brach
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

According to Dr. Tara Brach, feelings of shame and unworthiness are the source of many problems we experience with our relationships, careers, creative endeavors, and most fundamentally, our spiritual unfolding. On Radical Self-Acceptance, this respected clinical psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher shows you how to free yourself from the grip of your insecurities about being "good enough."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing book

  • By Anonymous User on 25-07-2018

Short, direct and valuable

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Reviewed: 12-03-2019

All the self-esteem books in the world will not help you if core issues of unworthiness remain. This series of four talks from a primarily Buddhist perspective approaches this often painful issue in a supportive, nonjudgmental manner. Suggest that you bookmark the meditations as you go along. The narration by Tara Brach is perfectly suited to the material.

  • The Power of Now

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061

To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love this book

  • By Estelle on 14-03-2016

A simple practice to challenge your perspective

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Reviewed: 03-03-2019

Eckhart Tolle's calm narration perfectly delivers the simple and direct message of the spiritual path. The framework and practice of this path are complementary to other pathways and I found it gave me a greater understanding of, for example, the Course in Miracles' approach. I bookmarked a huge number of clips as this is an audiobook I plan to listen to many more times, and I wanted to be able to go back and listen to specific parts to reinforce the ideas or practice.
Also, I have previously really struggled with meditation found this audiobook extremely helpful in that area, even though it isn't the 'purpose' of the book.
Just a note for non-heterosexual listeners - there are some parts in the relationships section of this book which could be off-putting at first encounter. If I can respectfully suggest that you keep listening - there is some context and content later on which puts a different spin on what can seem at times like a very heterosexually-oriented book. Also the content is Q&A format and I think the Q's have influenced the As in this aspect.

  • Through Time Into Healing

  • By: Brian L. Weiss
  • Narrated by: Brian L. Weiss
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

Brian Weiss made headlines with his ground-breaking research on past life therapy in Many Lives, Many Masters. Now, based on his extensive clinical experience, he builds on time-tested techniques of psychotherapy, revealing how regression to past lifetimes provides the necessary breakthrough to healing mind, body, and soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Engaging

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-04-2018

Succinct and direct summary

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Reviewed: 10-12-2018

I ordered this while waiting on the paper book to arrive. I was a bit doubtful as this was an abridged audio version but I am glad now that I purchased it. I think it's been useful to have this as an overview of the topic. Both narrators are good, and Dr Weiss has a particularly pleasant voice to listen to. For people uncertain about whether to purchase the book (not available on Kindle in Australia at time of writing) this is a good option. I liked that the content covered all types of people who might be interested in this type of work, from the simply curious, to people with significant life or mental health issues.
Additional note: if after listening to this book you are interested in purchasing the guided meditations read by Dr Weiss, Hay House sells them as CDs or downloads at a very reasonable price.

  • West Cork: Aftershow

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde, Jesse Baker
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Finished listening to West Cork? In this bonus aftershow, you will hear the latest from executive producer Jesse Baker with producers Jennifer Forde and Sam Bungey on the burning questions sparked by their Audible Original about Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s mysterious murder. What it was like to spend a year of their lives with a suspected murderer? How might the investigation have been bungled? Where does the case stand now? Listen here for answers to all of the above, as well the newest developments in this as-yet-unsolved crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating!

  • By Anonymous User on 05-06-2018

Great follow up episode!

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Reviewed: 14-05-2018

Very interesting post production follow up and insights into the making of the series. Hopefully more to follow from this great team!

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like 'Serial' done in Ireland

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-02-2018

Stranger and more disturbing than fiction

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Reviewed: 13-05-2018

Fascinating and disturbing insight into human nature after a brutal murder in Ireland. Starting locally, this true story eventually takes on international dimensions. Compelling tale with so many 'If only' moments ... so strange at times it's hard to credit that this truth not fiction. At the time I finished listening it appears that the trial in France will begin early 2019 so I will be following it with interest. Thanks Jennifer and Sam for this production.

  • How to Survive a Robot Uprising

  • Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion
  • By: Daniel H. Wilson
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
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    4 out of 5 stars 2
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    4 out of 5 stars 2

How do you spot a robot mimicking a human? How do you recognize and deactivate a rebel servant robot? How do you escape a murderous "smart" house, or evade a swarm of marauding robotic flies? In this dryly hilarious survival guide, roboticist Daniel H. Wilson teaches worried humans the secrets to quashing a robot mutiny.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable introduction to the topic

  • By Samira on 07-05-2018

Enjoyable introduction to the topic

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Reviewed: 07-05-2018

Humorous and interesting introduction to the sweeping range of robotic capabilities.Given the wide-ranging material, , I suspect there may not be sufficient detail forr people who are already knowledgeable of the area, but for the rest of us it's good fun. I would have loved more detail in the last chapter on the future robot uprising ... though really I guess I should go take a survival course now!

  • What If?

  • Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
  • By: Randall Munroe
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

From the creator of the wildly popular xkcd, What If? gives hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions. How fast can you hit a speed bump, driving, and live? When (if ever) did the sun go down on the British Empire? When will Facebook contain more profiles of dead people than living?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wildly Funny

  • By Kyal on 26-08-2016

Like MythBusters on steroids!

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Reviewed: 06-05-2018

This hilarious romp through a multitude of weird and wonderful scenarios has something for anyone who suspects that science might be stranger than fiction. IT IS. The author's talent for explaining scientific principles in a humorous and memorable way, and applying them to some seriously crazy hypotheticals combines perfectly with Wil Wheaton's entertaining narrative style. So much fun I didn't want it to end. Hoping that Randall is working on his next book ...

  • Armada

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 999

Zack Lightman is a dreamer. He fills his days with wishful thoughts of life on other planets and spends hours playing videogames, neither of which have helped him make friends or find a girlfriend. His refuge from the daily disappointments of life is Armada - an online space-fighter simulator based on defending Earth from an alien invasion. It’s when he’s playing that he feels closest to his father, a champion gamer who died when Zack was a baby.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun ride, if a little derivative

  • By Todd on 28-07-2015

Wil 10/10, story 6/10

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Reviewed: 01-04-2018

After the storytelling excellence of Ready Player One, I was surprised to discover this wasn't one of the author's earlier works but was written after RPO. Wil Wheaton does his usual outstanding performance and his voice acting is the best part of this production. Compared to what I think most people would expect after RPO, this story feels like it could have benefited from the solid craftsmanship that the author applied to RPO. The pop culture references, backstory, narrative themes and character interactions and development are less cohesive and layered than RPO and the story felt somewhat disjointed and juvenile as a result. I feel like all the elements of a good story were there, but it didn't achieve its potential.

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Anonymous User on 11-01-2018

There's a reason for over 1,500 positive reviews!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-2018

This is one of Audible's most popular SF series and deservedly so. In a complex, tense and satisfying third book, Ray Porter once again delivers an outstanding narrative performance. Kudos to the author for sustaining the level of storytelling, drama and humour throughout this wonderful series. This is one series I will happily return to again and again ... and Dennis E Taylor has plans for more books ... Thank the Bob! Do yourself a favour, start at the beginning of the series and experience a truly superlative and addictive story.

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 994
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 992

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • That audio though....

  • By Craig on 24-04-2017

Even better than We Are Legion (We Are Bob)!

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Reviewed: 17-01-2018

This second Bobiverse novel is, believe it or not, even better than the outstanding first novel. The character and plot development is thoughtful and intelligent and the tension ramps up throughout. It is much more of an emotional rollercoaster than #1, which was not something I expected at all, and which was a wonderful surprise. This is in fact a deeply philosophical novel - not that you would notice, since the story is so compelling and enjoyable - it's only in quieter times of reflection that you realise how much it makes you think about what 'being human' means. Ray Porter delivers again with a masterful and moving performance. Looking forward very much to #3 though I'm taking a nonfiction break to recover from this one first!