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  • Ikigai

  • The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life
  • Written by: Héctor García, Francesc Miralles
  • Narrated by: Naoko Mori
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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    4 out of 5 stars 65

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Ikigai by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles, read by Noako Mori. Bring meaning and joy to your every day with the internationally best-selling guide to ikigai. The people of Japan believe that everyone has an ikigai - a reason for being; the thing that gets you out of bed each morning. And according to the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa - the world's longest-living people - finding it is the key to a longer and more fulfilled life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
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  • By Anirudha Deodhar on 12-03-19

Must read

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Reviewed: 17-01-19

Loved the calm narration.
It's a mix of essays, information about Okinawa's longest living people and self help guide to achieving your ikigai

  • All the Names They Used for God

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  • Written by: Anjali Sachdeva
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Various
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

In a secret, subterranean world beneath the prairie of the Old West, a homesteader risks her life in search of a safe haven. A workman in Andrew Carnegie's steel mills is turned into a medical oddity by the brutal power of the furnaces. A young woman created through genetic manipulation is destroyed by the same force that gave her life. With her distinctive blend of magical realism, science, and poetic prose, Anjali Sachdeva demonstrates a preternatural ability to laser in on our fears, our hopes, and our longings in order to point out intrinsic truths about society and humanity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully crafted nerve wrecking short stories

  • By saptadeepa on 09-01-19

Beautifully crafted nerve wrecking short stories

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Reviewed: 09-01-19

Awesome collection of short fiction stories definitely to linger in your thoughts, give you shivers

  • Men Without Women

  • Written by: Haruki Murakami
  • Narrated by: Bruno Roubicek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
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Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all. Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Listen

  • By Anonymous User on 21-11-18

Short stories that will make you think about life

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Reviewed: 10-12-18

My first Haruki Murakami book. Liked the set of short stories. Some of these will definitely be in your thought for some time. It will make you think about the not so common happenings of life.