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Rukmini Iyer

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  • My Hanuman Chalisa

  • Written by: Devdutt Pattnaik
  • Narrated by: Kaushik Ramachandran
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
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Every time we experience negativity in the world and within ourselves, every time we encounter jealousy, rage and frustration, manifesting as violation and violence, we hear or read the Hanuman Chalisa. Composed over 400 years ago by Tulsidas, its simple words in Awadhi, a dialect of Hindi, and its simple metre musically and very potently evoke the mythology, history and mystery of Hanuman, the much-loved Hindu deity through whom Vedic wisdom reached the masses. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious and Useless

  • By V. P. on 22-04-19

refreshing reinterpretation

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Reviewed: 29-04-19

While the content of the book is based on the old text of Hanuman Chalisa, it has been beautifully reinterpreted, in a fairly objective, philosophical manner to make it relevant to regards. It does not expect one to be religious even spiritual to connect with the learnings from the book.

  • Think and Grow Rich

  • Written by: Napoleon Hill
  • Narrated by: Russ Williams
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
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"Think and Grow Rich" is a motivational personal development and selfhelp audiobook written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. While the title implies that this book deals only with how to achieve monetary wealth, the author explains that the philosophy taught in the book can be used to help individuals do or be almost anything they want in this world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great inspiration.. and thought provoking book.

  • By Devbrat B. on 01-12-18

Partly relevant today

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Reviewed: 22-04-19

The start and the end of the book are timeless wisdom that can be adapted to our lives, the middle is rather irrelevant in today's context.

  • The Wisdom of Your Cells

  • How Your Beliefs Control Your Biology
  • Written by: Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Bruce H. Lipton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
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In the tradition of Carl Sagan, Rachel Carson, and Stephen Hawking, a new voice has emerged with the unique gift of translating cutting-edge science into clear, accessible language: Dr. Bruce Lipton. With The Wisdom of Your Cells, this internationally recognized authority on cellular biology takes listeners on an in-depth exploration into the microscopic world, where new discoveries and research are revolutionizing the way we understand life, evolution, and consciousness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • mind opener

  • By Rukmini Iyer on 02-04-19

mind opener

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Reviewed: 02-04-19

The possibilities presented in this book certainly invoke serious thought, and action. Certainly worth giving it a serious reflection.

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  • Joyous Body

  • Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype
  • Written by: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Narrated by: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
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"Each one of us is a triumvirate being - at once the union of the body, soul, and all that lies within." For any that exprience disharmony amongst these three vital aspects, Dr. Clarissa Estes reveals a path back to wholeness. Join her with the Joyous Body for the third volume of her masterwork on the Wise Woman archetype. This empowering six-session program shares original and old family stories, poems and psychological commentary on the challenges, remedies and ancient knowings of the female body, "that which is not a dumb servant but a divine human traveler and consort."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • exceptionally insightful

  • By Rukmini Iyer on 19-03-19

exceptionally insightful

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Reviewed: 19-03-19

With her usual depth, knowledge and experience, the author beautifully narrates stories about the wisdom of the body and the deep necessity for us to reconnect with our bodies that are our loyal companions.

  • The Biology of Belief

  • Written by: Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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Since the publication of The Biology of Belief, Dr. Bruce Lipton has received widespread acclaim as one of the most accessible and knowledgeable voices of "new biology". The science is called epigenetics – a revolutionary field that shows us how the energy of consciousness is as important in shaping life on earth as DNA and chemistry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A revelation in the last 10% of the book

  • By ap k on 20-02-19

life changing

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Reviewed: 04-03-19

this is a potentially life changing book, describing how we are programmed for success or failure early on in life and very importantly, how we have the power to change it.

  • Sitting by the Well

  • Bringing the Feminine to Consciousness Through Language, Dreams, and Metaphor
  • Written by: Marion Woodman
  • Narrated by: Marion Woodman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
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In Sitting by the Well, this acclaimed Jungian analyst and author uses dreams, symbols, and body imagery to reach into the shadows of the unconscious mind and cast light on our everyday lives. Here is a poetic culmination of Woodman's many years of work with the psychological impact of patriarchy on men's and women's lives - from distorted body image and addiction to sexual trauma and relationships to our ultimate connection with the Great Mother (matter) and Great Father (spirit).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deep!

  • By Rukmini Iyer on 31-01-19

Deep!

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Reviewed: 31-01-19

I could listen to this over and over again and derive newer insights each time. the conversations by Woodman are a treasure.

  • When Breath Becomes Air

  • Written by: Paul Kalanithi
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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The New York Times number-one best seller. At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It is a great book with profound moments

  • By Sandeep on 19-02-19

very valuable writing

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Reviewed: 16-01-19

a beautiful, tragic, meaningful memoir that contemplates life in the face of death, and death as a reality of life.

  • Rise of Kali

  • Duryodhana's Mahabharata
  • Written by: Anand Neelakantan
  • Narrated by: Siddhanta Pinto
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 41
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The dark age of Kali is rising, and every man and woman must choose between duty and conscience, honour and shame, life and death.... The Pandavas, banished to the forest following the disastrous games of dice, return to Hastinapura. Draupadi has vowed not to bind her hair till she washes it in the blood of the Kauravas. Karna must choose between loyalty and gratitude, friend and Guru. Aswathama undertakes a perilous mission to the mountains of Gandhara, in search of the Evil One. Kunti must decide between her firstborn and her other sons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shake your beliefs to the core.

  • By Ramchand on 16-01-19

fabulous perspective

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Reviewed: 08-01-19

The book presents a much-needed widened perspective on not just the Mahabharata, but on the idea of life, ethics and how we choose to live.

  • Becoming

  • Written by: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 644
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In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Felt upclose and personal with Michelle Obama.

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-12-18

Inspiring!

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Reviewed: 01-01-19

It's an easy-to-hear, authentic book, narrated well too. The story is quite inspiring and speaks of a unique perspective on the US presidency.

  • Sapiens

  • Written by: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
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Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must red for those who love books and those who do not....

  • By suresh kumar on 03-12-18

Thought provoking and engaging

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Reviewed: 16-12-18

The book is very well written: given that it is an academic view of evolution, it is very relatable and engaging. Contains great insights and food for thought, for individuals and for us as a species.