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  • Wheat Belly...in 30 Minutes: A Concise Summary of Dr. William Davis's Bestselling Book

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 5 mins)
    • By 30 Minute Expert Summaries
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
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    Wheat Belly...in 30 minutes is the guide to quickly understanding the celebrated weight loss and health improvement method outlined in WilliamDavis M.D.'s bestselling book, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health. In Wheat Belly, renowned heart physician William Davis M.D. makes the case that eliminating wheat consumption will lead to weight loss and a healthier life.

    paul says: "Things to know"
    "Exactly what you need"
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    What made the experience of listening to Wheat Belly...in 30 Minutes: A Concise Summary of Dr. William Davis's Bestselling Book the most enjoyable?

    Dr. Davis takes all the myriad details of human chemistry, biology, anatomy and metabolism and sifts it down into everyday language that anyone can understand. Plus, he puts is all together in a neat package of 30 minutes. Tells you everything you need to know to actually DO this.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Jewish Audio Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Chaim Miller (translator)
    • Narrated By Dan Lenard
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    The Jewish Audio Bible is a masterful delivery of the Kol Menachem Chumash (Gutnick Edition) - a much loved, best-selling translation of the Five Books of Moses, with readings from the Prophets (Haftarah cycle). The Jewish Audio Bible skillfully weaves classic Rabbinic interpretations into the translation, offering a timeless perception of the sacred text's multiple layers.

    Jacob says: "What Were They Thinking?"
    "You Just Hit the Mother Lode"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Jewish Audio Bible the most enjoyable?

    I was able to hear the closest modern English translation of the original Hebrew, with the correct pronunciations of names, cities and events. It's not like it varies tremendously from the "standard" bible. But it adds another layer that just doesn't come out in a traditional protestant or Catholic bible. If you really want to hear the true bible that is often called the Old Testament, get the Jewish Audio Bible. You will not regret it.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Hey Gentiles! Here's the real deal!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Judges for You: For Reading, for Feeding, for Leading

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Timothy J. Keller
    • Narrated By Maurice England
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Second in a new series of expository guides to the Bible, Timothy Keller's Judges for You walks you through the book of Judges, showing how the flawless God is at work in the most flawed situations and the most failing people.

    Combining a close attention to the detail of the text with Timothy Keller's trademark gift for clear explanation and compelling insights, this resource will both engage your mind and stir your heart.

    RobLokkesmoe says: "Makes sense of a confusing part of the bible"
    "Makes sense of a confusing part of the bible"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely. Reading Judges in the bible can be a real emotional roller coaster... Things are good, bad, good, bad..more bad, and more bad. You want to bang your head against a wall. But Keller takes this book and brings it to life, puts it all together, and gives a much more broad and thought provoking view of this book. It makes sense to me now.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Judges Ain't What You Thought It Was


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
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    In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago.

    Cynthia says: "The Art of (Unconventional) War"
    "Turns the story on its head!"
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    If you could sum up David and Goliath in three words, what would they be?

    Surprising, Amazing, Shattering


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author takes a historical event that we have heard from one viewpoint, emphasis and conclusion - and overturns it without taking away from the overall spiritual aspect of story. Really masterful.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Everything You Never Considered About David and Goliath


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lying

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By Sam Harris
    • Narrated By Sam Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption - even murder and genocide - generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. In Lying, bestselling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie.

    Douglas says: ""Telling The Truth..."
    "Thought provoking for secular and religious alike"
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    Where does Lying rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very interesting read. I am a Christian and I am interested in learning about viewpoints that differ from mine. I thought this might be an "attack on religion" book. But I found it to be very well written and I was challenged with some very thought provoking ideas. And Sam Harris packs a lot into a relatively short work.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Even If You Were Perfect, Someone Would Crucify You: Stop Trying to Please People. Start Pleasing God

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rob Shepherd
    • Narrated By Chris Thom
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    He should have seen it coming. Anonymous letters are rarely good. On the day after preaching a sermon at his church, Rob Shepherd opened a letter filled with hurtful words and a very strong opinion about how awful his sermon was. On his fourth reading of the letter, Rob heard a still small voice say, "Even if you preached the perfect sermon somebody would crucify it." That thought began the process of setting Rob free from being a lifelong people pleaser.

    RobLokkesmoe says: "Puts things into perspective"
    "Puts things into perspective"
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    If you could sum up Even If You Were Perfect, Someone Would Crucify You in three words, what would they be?

    The author does a great job reminding us about human nature and that we live in an imperfect world. A wake up call to rid ourselves of being overly self critical and putting too much emphasis on how others view us. Definitely worth the money and the time.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unafraid: Mary: Lineage of Grace, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    RobLokkesmoe says: "Excellent!"
    "Excellent!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book brings to life an aspect of the birth of Christ that isn't discussed much - what Mary went through in a personal sense, her perspective.


    What other book might you compare Unafraid: Mary to and why?

    The others by Francine Rivers on Rahab, Ruth, etc. Same great quality.


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

    Her tone of voice and inflection brings energy and life to the story. Turns a biography into a much more real-life feel.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael J. Behe
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In a tour de force of science and logic, the best-selling author of Darwin's Black Box combines genetics, laboratory results, and mathematics to prove, once and for all, that the universe and life on Earth are designed.

    Thomas Phelan says: "Listen to it, not to comments about it!"
    "Too long and detailed"
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    What disappointed you about The Edge of Evolution?

    It was too long and detailed for lay readers. It ought to be advertised as a book for scholars and those who want to get way down into the weeds of molecular biology.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    If you want to join post grad students and scientists in extremely detailed aspects of the subject, this is the book for you. For me, I was looking for a broader view of the subject and this book was disappointing in that sense.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Disciple: The Seeds of Christianity, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By E. G. Lewis
    • Narrated By Ruth Elsbree
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Rivkah and her family convert to the Way of Yeshua. Temple authorities refuse to buy lambs from Yeshua's followers. Unable to survive in their home settlement, they move to Jerusalem. Increasing persecution against Believers forces them out again. Leaving Jerusalem, they head for Antioch with Simon Peter to establish the Church there.

    RobLokkesmoe says: "Great story BUT consider the Narrator"
    "Great story BUT consider the Narrator"
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    What did you love best about Disciple?

    The story is great, I have to give it high marks for that.... presents a sense of being in the real world in first century Palestine. Love the book. I bought the others in the series.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The woman who narrates has a high voice and her impressions of male voices is really bad. And in a story set in first century Palestine there are a lot of males! So consider that...BUT I am still glad I have the book. It was worth it because the writing is terrific.


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

    No, it's rather long so it wouldn't be practical.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In His Service: The Memoirs of a Modern-Day Messenger of God

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Eric C. Wheeler
    • Narrated By Josh Kilbourne
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    What if God suddenly spoke to you? What if He told you to go and give specific messages to people from Him? Would you do it even if it cost you everything? What if it cost you your reputation, your business, your marriage, your family, and your friends? Join Eric Wheeler on his incredible true-life journey of what it really means to serve God and His people.

    RobLokkesmoe says: "VERY LOOOOONG INTRODUCTORY CHAPTERS"
    "VERY LOOOOONG INTRODUCTORY CHAPTERS"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The author could have markedly shortened his personal background. It should have been no more than one chapter instead of the first five.


    What was most disappointing about Eric C. Wheeler’s story?

    It is not until Chapter 6 that the author starts talking about actual interactions with people as the title implies. So much of this book is more a discussion of himself and his thoughts and opinions as opposed to what he actually did.


    What three words best describe Josh Kilbourne’s voice?

    Not very rich


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from In His Service?

    Almost all of the first 5 chapters so he would get into his actual "service, as the title implies.


    Any additional comments?

    Very disappointed with this book. I was hoping for so much more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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