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Marthinus

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  • American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3318)
    Performance
    (3008)
    Story
    (2999)

    From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

    T. Edwards says: "Tremendously Enlightening, could not put it down"
    "Bull's eye!"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    The honesty from the writer was sobering. The input from his wife made this real. It made me realize the immense debt society has towards guys like Mr Kyle that are willing to risk everything for the rest of us, whether you are an American or not.


    What about John Pruden’s performance did you like?

    Good reading. At no point did I get the idea that he was not part of the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but I could not. Trivial things like work and life kept me busy!


    Any additional comments?

    Chris Kyle wrote a great story. I enjoyed every minute of it and was sad when it was done. He achieved a lot and one forgets that it is because he was in a fight more than everybody else, he was good at what he did, he was well prepared, he had excellent guys around him, he had a goal and a reason why he did all this, and finally he was probably very lucky as well. The stuff he survived was incredible. I sometimes got the idea that he was born to fight.

    But these guys do pay a price that the rest of society does not. These guys pay with their lives, friends, and families to allow the rest of society to stand in the presence of a free nation and critisize evrything of their choosing even the very men that protects that freedom. They deserve respect and support in battle and when back at home. I am not an American, but I do think that the American soldier today deserves more from some their own people and the free world in general.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13411)
    Performance
    (9255)
    Story
    (9312)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Annie M. says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "WOW!"
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    Where does Unbroken rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was the best ever. Well writen. An amazing story, which is so good that one has to remind yourself that this is a true story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    From the first word to the last.


    What does Edward Herrmann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He read the story well, but without taking anything from the reader, this book and story is extra ordinary.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It grips you by the throat and pulls you along as if floating helplessly on a sea current.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope someone is making a movie out of this. If made well it can be bigger than Titanic and Ben Hur.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Why Jesus?: Rediscovering His Truth in an Age of Mass-Marketed Spirituality

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ravi Zacharias
    • Narrated By Ravi Zacharias
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (155)

    The author believes that over the past forty years movements like New Age spirituality and society's obsession with human potential have combined like a "perfect storm" to redefine for popular culture what has been for centuries the classic biblical definition of the person, work, and teaching of Jesus Christ. Major new age and human potential tenets will be discussed like: the belief that we are all gods and have to discover our divinity; Jesus was only a good teacher; Christianity is but one among many ways to eternal life; reincarnation is real; Jesus was married; truth is relative; there is no sin; and perfection is possible.

    Michael says: "Serious Thinking with Penetrating Cultural Insight"
    "Ravi. Excellent as always."
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    What did you love best about Why Jesus??

    The comparison between thoughts as well as the effect media has on people and the effect people have on media. Finally why Jesus always will stand the test of time.


    Have you listened to any of Ravi Zacharias’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened or read all of Ravi's books. Big fan! This one is up there with all the good ones again.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I try to absorb his arguments and thought. I seldomly become emotional about things; however Ravi does have the ability to bring things close to home, which does evoke emotion as always with his readings. Through the years listening and reading his books I have become a follower of Mr Zacharias' books and arguements. I am glad to say I have become bias.


    Any additional comments?

    Ravi Zacharias is a gift from God. Everyone on this planet should become a reader of his work. His approach is gentlemanly, but stern and rock solid. His knowledge of the Bible and other religions is incredible. In my eyes I think we are seeing the equivalent of a modern day Paul. Please continue Mr. Zacharias. I am happy to be a Christian and stand alongside men like Mr. Zacharias.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent
    • Narrated By Dean Gallagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2862)
    Performance
    (2159)
    Story
    (2206)

    When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.

    Jill says: "Heaven is For Real"
    "Loved it!"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book. It was really interesting to hear the amazing things this toddler experienced. To top in all off, it was incredible to hear how acurate his description was to what the Bible says. At that age, 4 years, to come up with all these statements makes this story so much more amazing.

    9 of 15 people found this review helpful

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