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CAROLINE

CAROLINE ESTES PARK, CO, United States Member Since 2009

Passionate book lover, passionate reader, lover of history, how will I read every book before I die ?

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  • "Marvelous !"

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    I have read a lot of books about the Borgias, and of all those on my bookshelf (actual volumes on the shelf, as well as audiobooks) this is far and away my favorite. I loved the author's approach, which for one thing takes the reader back to the very FIRST Borgia Pope (and here I didn't even realize that there WAS any other Borgia Pope than Rodrigo), and fills in all the lacunae which other authors have ignored. I found every detail fascinating because I really want to understand the events in Italy of this time period, and the details are what create a rich picture of the times for those of us who are looking back 1500 years. I also cannot imagine a more wonderful narrator for this book. He carried me along with him on this fascinating journey with his rich, mellifluous tones, and that was truly the icing on the cake, great marriage of narrator with material. If you are interested in the history of early Renaissance Italy, you should love this book !

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    The Borgias: The Hidden History

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    • By G. J. Meyer
    • Narrated By Enn Reitel
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    The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account by the acclaimed author of The Tudors and A World Undone. Sweeping aside the gossip, slander, and distortion that have shrouded the Borgias for centuries, G. J. Meyer offers an unprecedented portrait of the infamous Renaissance family and their storied milieu.

    CAROLINE says: "Marvelous !"
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  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich

    "detailed but engrossing"

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    This is a great listen for the social history detail of the period and also for following the development of a courageous man's thinking about moral issues: To arrive at nonviolence as a personal philosphy, and yet face circumstances where involvement in a violent plot is the "last resort" solution to a desperate situation becomes a moral choice! For me, Bonhoeffer is the great the icon of the 20th century, with all its moral dilemmas, and this bio does him justice. It also helps in understanding how otherwise good people -- so many of Bonhoeffer's fellow citizens -- slide into and rationalize immoral choices.

    I hesistated to download this because I had found Metaxas' Amazing Grace to be a bit rambling and the tone a bit odd, but Bonhoeffer is both a stronger bio and is better narrated.

    I'm an adult high school history teacher, and I am always amazed that most students (even those who know great detail of WWII battles etc.) have NEVER heard of Bonhoeffer. I hope this book and the deserved publicity it is getting change that. Nevermind Valhalla - Bonhoeffer's story deserves a Hollywood film all its own.

  • All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir

    "shipwrecked at the stable door"

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    I heard Manning speak at a Franciscan youth conference in the mid 1970s-- His message and delivery were technically brilliant, but completely undone by his obvious hung-over state; he was completely inauthentic to my then young ears at a time when I was looking for excuses to turn away from faith. A dozen years later I came across his small but powerful, "Jesus, Stranger to Self Hatred." Out of about 3000 books encountered in my life, it has to be in my top ten for its effect on me.

    In many ways I disagree with Manning's theology, he repeated himself in too many books, and his prose can be pompously ragamuffin too -- but he communicates his utter confidence in the unconditional love of God so strongly that none of that matters. Maurice England narrates the memoir well, but I wish Manning could have spoken this, his final book. For me "All Is Grace" serves as closure to that despised performance I witnessed 40 years ago. God writes straight on many hearts through the crooked lines of Manning's life. This four hours is well worth listening, as the man who has described himself as "shipwrecked at the stable" sketches some of those lines.

  • Surprised by Love: Her Life and Marriage to C.S. Lewis

    "a clearer picture of Davidson"

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    I feared that this would be overly sentimental and pious, but it is a good bio, using many primary sources. And it is Davidman's bio, not that of Mrs. C.S. Lewis. Although touted as the story behind the movie Shadowlands, it's much more comprehensive; in the intro to a second edition, the author clarifies a couple of fictions in that movie.

    The bio is written with obvious fondness for Davidman and well-narrated by Reading. The book makes a good companion to Alan Jacobs' brief bio of C.S. Lewis, The Narnian, in which a slightly different interpretation is given to some of Davidson's relationship with Lewis.

  • The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis

    "portrait of a very human Lewis"

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    While not a simplistic bio of Lewis, it's not overly academic either. Neither is it (thankfully) an interpretation key for Chronicles of Narnia. Although Jacobs' thesis is that Lewis expressed his imaginative world best (consciously or unconsciously) through Narnia, he covers all Lewis' work. Jacobs creates a skilful and entertaining biography, weaving together smoothly discussion of Lewis' fiction and nonfiction with bio details and some interpretation of those life experiences.

    Occasionally, however, the book sounds like C.S. Lewis for Dummies--Jacobs will cite a passage of Lewis (quite well expressed by itself) then explain it in his own words. Jacobs assumes the listener is unfamiliar with early/mid century British culture and details the school system etc. that would be familiar to even occasional readers of Brit lit. There are also short digressions about Chesterton, Housemen and others who influenced Lewis--not enough to bore someone familiar with them, but enough to situate a reader who isn't. It's very much a conversion story and an exposition of Lewis' attacks on moral relativism, instumentalism and conformity, but the bio ends with the older, wiser Lewis transcending the words and doctrines of the middle-aged apologist with images.

    Overall an enjoyable listen, neither heavy nor lightweight, a bio skilfully and lovingly written and narrated by Jacobs so as to surprise with joy even a tepid fan of CS Lewis like me.

RoVing

RoVing Coarsegold, CA, United States 07-30-13 Member Since 2011

I commute about an hour each way to work and listen to audio books enroute. Sometimes I don't want to get out of my car because I'm at a really good place!

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  • "So many Women"

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    This is an inspirational book about the women of the bible. I didn't remember there being so many. The author did great background research. It's been interesting to pre-read the passages and then do the weekly study - sometimes a different observation or slant is presented. A good read.

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    Women of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study of Women in Scripture

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    • By Ann Spangler, Jean E. Syswerda
    • Narrated By Sarah Rutan
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    This best-selling book has been updated and expanded to provide a unique year-long devotional experience for both individuals and groups. Now with a streamlined Bible study to fit the needs of individuals and small groups, this book takes listeners inside the stories and circumstances of 52 biblical women, offering encouragement and life lessons for today.

    RoVing says: "So many Women"

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    Tramp for the Lord (






UNABRIDGED) by Corrie ten Boom Narrated by Wanda McCaddon

    Tramp for the Lord

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    • By Corrie ten Boom
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    After her release from a concentration camp, Corrie ten Boom set out to become what she called a “tramp for the Lord,” traveling around the world at the direction of God and proclaiming his message everywhere. Throughout her life-long experiences, she learned a few lessons in God’s great classroom, which she here shares with listeners. Corrie introduces us to her former prison guard, who asks her for forgiveness; a war-crippled lawyer with a soul as twisted and deformed as his limbs; and more.

  • 4.3 (1567 ratings)
    Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich (






UNABRIDGED) by Eric Metaxas Narrated by Malcolm Hillgartner

    Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich

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    A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

    Alan says: "Very Moving"
  • 4.6 (233 ratings)
    Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun (






UNABRIDGED) by Brother Yun Narrated by Cristofer Jean

    Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun

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    The dramatic autobiography of one of China's dedicated, courageous, and intensely persecuted house church leaders. This is the gripping story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan province and placed him on the front line for Jesus, in the face of impossible odds. Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to focus on the character and beauty of Jesus.

    Jeanne says: "Great book, one of my old time favorites."
  • 4.7 (227 ratings)
    God's Smuggler (






UNABRIDGED) by Brother Andrew Narrated by Simon Vance

    God's Smuggler

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    • By Brother Andrew
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    This best seller tells of the young Dutch factory worker's incredible efforts to transport Bibles across closed borders - and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way. Brother Andrew's story remains as inspiring today as it was 35 years ago, and with this new release, it will motivate a whole new generation to risk everything to follow God's call.

    Joshua says: "A True Inspiration... Must-Read Classic!"
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  • 4.6 (181 ratings)
    King's Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus (






UNABRIDGED) by Timothy Keller Narrated by Lloyd James

    King's Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus

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    King's Cross is Timothy Keller's revelatory look at the life of Christ as told in the Gospel of Mark. There have been many biographies of Jesus, but few will be as anticipated as one by Keller, the man Newsweek calls "a C. S. Lewis for the 21st century." In it, Keller shows how the story of Jesus is at once cosmic, historical, and personal, calling each of us to look anew at our relationship with God. Like Keller's other books it has tremendous crossover appeal, but it is also ideal for the faithful.

    Janie Pickett says: "Narrator voice -- not quite Tim Keller"
  • 4.3 (136 ratings)
    Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical (






UNABRIDGED) by Shane Claiborne Narrated by Shane Claiborne

    Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

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    • By Shane Claiborne
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    Shane Claiborne describes an authentic faith rooted in belief, action, and love, inviting us into a movement of the Spirit that begins inside each of us. He lives among the homeless, helps local kids with homework, and tries to resurrect the forgotten places of our world. Shane's message will comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable, but will also invite us into an irresistible revolution. His is a vision for ordinary radicals ready to change the world with little acts of love.

    Christopher says: "Irresistible"
  • 4.3 (116 ratings)
    The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice (






UNABRIDGED) by Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword) Narrated by Simon Prebble

    The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

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    • By Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword)
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    A Nobel Peace Prize recipient beatified by the Catholic Church in 2003, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was celebrated by heads of state and adored by millions for her work on behalf of the poor. In his measured critique, Hitchens asks only that Mother Teresa's reputation be judged by her actions - not the other way around. With characteristic élan and rhetorical dexterity, Hitchens eviscerates the fawning cult of Teresa, recasting the Albanian missionary as a spurious, despotic, and megalomaniacal operative.

    Michael Friedman says: "Another View of our Saint"
  • Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (






UNABRIDGED) by Reza Aslan Narrated by Reza Aslan

    Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

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    • By Reza Aslan
    • Narrated By Reza Aslan
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    From the internationally bestselling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth. Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history's most influential and enigmatic characters by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived: first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor.

    Charles says: "Palastinian Politics 4 B.C.E. - 70 C.E."
  • The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren - The True Accounts of the Paranormal Investigators Featured in the film 'The Conjuring' (






UNABRIDGED) by Gerald Brittle Narrated by Todd Haberkorn

    The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren - The True Accounts of the Paranormal Investigators Featured in the film 'The Conjuring'

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Gerald Brittle
    • Narrated By Todd Haberkorn
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    If you think ghosts are only responsible for hauntings, think again. The Demonologist reveals the grave religious process behind supernatural events and how it can happen to you. Used as a text in seminaries and classrooms, this is one book you can't put down. For over five decades, Ed and Loraine Warren have been considered America's foremost experts on demonology and exorcism. With over 3,000 investigations to their credit, they reveal what actually breaks the peace in haunted houses. Don't miss the Warrens in the new blockbuster movie The Conjuring.

    eric says: "WARNING!: THIS IS BASED ON REAL CASES,TERRIFYING!"
  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich (






UNABRIDGED) by Eric Metaxas Narrated by Malcolm Hillgartner

    Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
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    A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

    Alan says: "Very Moving"
  • The Art of Happiness (






ABRIDGED) by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler Narrated by Howard C. Cutler

    The Art of Happiness

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    • By His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler
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    The Dalai Lama will tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that "the very motion of our life is toward happiness." How to get there has always been the question. With the help of a psychiatrist, he now gets the message across in a context we can easily understand.

    Chris says: "very good listen"
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  • Visions of Glory: One Man's Astonishing Account of the Last Days (






UNABRIDGED) by John Pontius Narrated by Rick Gines

    Visions of Glory: One Man's Astonishing Account of the Last Days

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    • By John Pontius
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    In this recorded account of near-death experiences, we learn about the miracles of the millennium, the return of the Ten Tribes, the building of the New Jerusalem and temple, and many other astonishing events long prophesied in scripture but never before described in such vivid detail. Visions of Glory is a mesmerizing and fascinating read that you will not be able to put down.

    Heather says: "Fascinating, interesting and compelling."
  • Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun (






UNABRIDGED) by Brother Yun Narrated by Cristofer Jean

    Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Brother Yun
    • Narrated By Cristofer Jean
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    The dramatic autobiography of one of China's dedicated, courageous, and intensely persecuted house church leaders. This is the gripping story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan province and placed him on the front line for Jesus, in the face of impossible odds. Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to focus on the character and beauty of Jesus.

    Jeanne says: "Great book, one of my old time favorites."
  • Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard Rohr Narrated by John Quigley

    Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi

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    • By Richard Rohr
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    Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved of all saints. Both traditional and entirely revolutionary, he was a paradox. He was at once down-to-earth and reaching toward heaven, grounded in the rich history of the Church while moving toward a new understanding of the world beyond. Franciscan Father Richard Rohr helps us look beyond the birdbath image of the saint to remind us of the long tradition founded on Francis' revolutionary, radical, and life-changing embrace of the teachings of Jesus.

    Matthew says: "An interesting book"
  • The Church of Mercy: A Vision for the Church (






UNABRIDGED) by Pope Francis Narrated by Paul Michael

    The Church of Mercy: A Vision for the Church

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    • By Pope Francis
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
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    In the year since he was elected, Pope Francis' simple message of mercy, service, and renewal has spread to every corner of the world. Through his gentle demeanor, selfless actions, and welcoming call for service to others, he has captured the attention of a world longing for an authentic message of hope - we want to hear what he has to say. Collected from Pope Francis' speeches, homilies, and papers presented during the first year of his papacy, The Church of Mercy is the first Vatican-authorized book detailing his vision for the Catholic Church.

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  • The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux: The Story of a Soul (






UNABRIDGED) by Therese Martin, John Beevers (translator) Narrated by Sherry Kennedy Brownrigg

    The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux: The Story of a Soul

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    • By Therese Martin, John Beevers (translator)
    • Narrated By Sherry Kennedy Brownrigg
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    Sharing memories from early childhood through her life as a Carmelite nun, Therese opens her heart to us. This bride of Christ reveals her passion and longing for union with God. Her simplicity is charming and we begin to believe that we can travel the path to salvation that she points out to us.

    Jessica says: "Loved It!"
  • The Confessions of St. Augustine (






UNABRIDGED) by Saint Augustine Narrated by Simon Vance

    The Confessions of St. Augustine

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    • By Saint Augustine
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    Saint Augustine's contributions to Christian theology are second to no other post-apostolic author in the whole sweep of church history. Yet along side his doctrinal treatises, Augustine tells a story of his life devoted to Christ as his only satisfaction. The Confessions is at once the autobiographical account of Augustine's life of Christian faith and at the same time a compelling theology of Christian spirituality for everyone.

    Jim D says: "Impressions on first listening to the book."
  • God's Smuggler (






UNABRIDGED) by Brother Andrew Narrated by Simon Vance

    God's Smuggler

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    • By Brother Andrew
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    This best seller tells of the young Dutch factory worker's incredible efforts to transport Bibles across closed borders - and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way. Brother Andrew's story remains as inspiring today as it was 35 years ago, and with this new release, it will motivate a whole new generation to risk everything to follow God's call.

    Joshua says: "A True Inspiration... Must-Read Classic!"
  • Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness (






UNABRIDGED) by Eric Metaxas Narrated by Tom Parks

    Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness

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    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Tom Parks
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    What makes a great man great? Seven Men offers answers in the captivating stories of some of the greatest men who have ever lived. In this gallery of greatness, seven historical figures come to life as real people who experienced struggles and challenges that probably would have destroyed the resolve of most other men. What was their secret?

    Matt says: "Good or Great?"
  • My Rebbe (






UNABRIDGED) by Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz Narrated by Shlomo Zacks

    My Rebbe

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    • By Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz
    • Narrated By Shlomo Zacks
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    Part biography, part memoir, part manual for great leadership, My Rebbe explores the evolution of Chabad's global success, its central beliefs and practices, the Rebbe's personal history, and his vision to inspire change. This moving narrative, written by one of today's most influential Jewish thinkers, will motivate listeners to contemplate their own mission in the world and aspire toward meaningful living.

  • The Great Mission: The Life and Story of Rabbi Yisrael Baal Shem Tov (






UNABRIDGED) by Eliyahu Friedman Narrated by Shlomo Zacks

    The Great Mission: The Life and Story of Rabbi Yisrael Baal Shem Tov

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    • By Eliyahu Friedman
    • Narrated By Shlomo Zacks
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    The Great Mission presents authentic accounts of the Baal Shem Tov's life and teachings, culled from the vast oral and written tradition of chabad-chasidic literature. Divided into six sections, the audiobook begins by telling the story of his youth. We witness as the Baal Shem Tov, still a young man, discovers the special qualities of his soul, and joins with a secret band of mystics.

  • The Third Judge (






UNABRIDGED) by Elchonon Lesches Narrated by Shlomo Zacks

    The Third Judge

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    • By Elchonon Lesches
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    Though renowned for his superb Torah scholarship, the Tzemach Tzedek`s first and foremost role was that of a leader serving during a particularly trying time in our history. This fascinating collection of stories and anecdotes, now available in English, vividly depicts the Rebbe`s tremendous impact on all facets of Jewish religious life, and the particular attention given to the most humble and downtrodden.

  • The Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux: St Dismas Catholic Classics, Book 5 (






UNABRIDGED) by St. Therese of Lisieux Narrated by Melissa Silvestro

    The Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux: St Dismas Catholic Classics, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By St. Therese of Lisieux
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    The Story of a Soul is the autobiography of Thérèse of Lisieux. It was first published on September 30, 1898, a year to the day after her death from tuberculosis at the age of 24, on September 30, 1897. The book was a single volume formed from three distinct manuscripts - manuscripts of different length, written at different times, addressed to different people, and differing from one another in character. The work of unifying these disparate manuscripts was carried out by Pauline, the sister of Thérèse.

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  • Saint Francis of Assisi: A Life Inspired (






UNABRIDGED) by Wyatt North Narrated by David Glass

    Saint Francis of Assisi: A Life Inspired

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    • By Wyatt North
    • Narrated By David Glass
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    While St. Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved saints in history, the relevancy of St. Francis for our times in light of the election of Pope Francis has yet to be explored. This book is written with the intention of filling that gap. While it is biographical in nature, it also freely explores themes that relate to St. Francis but are not a part of his life.

  • Letting Go: The Story of Zen Master Tosui (






UNABRIDGED) by Peter Haskel Narrated by JB Thomas

    Letting Go: The Story of Zen Master Tosui

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Peter Haskel
    • Narrated By JB Thomas
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    The Tribute is translated here for the first time. Peter Haskel's introduction places Tosui in the context of the Japanese Zen of his period - a time when the identities of early modern Zen schools were still being formed and a period of spiritual crisis for many distinguished monks who believed that the authentic Zen transmission had long ceased to exist. Abiographical addendum offers a detailed overview of Tosui's life in light of surviving premodern sources.

  • Jonestown:

    Jonestown: "Don't Drink the Kool-Aid": The Complete Story Behind the Mysterious Jim Jones & His Exodus to Guyana

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Will Savive
    • Narrated By Mark Moseley
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    The life and death of Jim Jones and his followers in Jonestown still mystifies people to this day. "Drinking the Kool-Aid" became a famous metaphor for holding an unquestioned belief without critical examination. But was there a far more sinister play at hand than the official story revealed? This audiobook is a complete history of Jim Jones and People's Temple, with further analysis on what might have been the real cause of this tragedy.