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melissa

I love Christian Fiction, especially Francine Rivers! Anything to help me with relationships, and Apologetics.

Member Since 2013

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  • The Screwtape Letters

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By C. S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Joss Ackland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (480)
    Performance
    (437)
    Story
    (445)

    A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below". At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging and humorous account of temptation - and triumph over it - ever written.

    James says: "This is the Best Audio Screwtape, a Masterpiece"
    "The book is eyrir but very insightful."
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    Would you listen to The Screwtape Letters again? Why?

    Yes I think I will make it an annual listen due to it's content.


    What other book might you compare The Screwtape Letters to and why?

    I have never read anything like it.


    What about Joss Ackland’s performance did you like?

    I love his deep British voice. Brings out the story with color and depth.


    If you could rename The Screwtape Letters, what would you call it?

    What Demons think.


    Any additional comments?

    I think it is important to know that there is a spiritual war occurring and it is very interesting to analyze my own life by the conversations in this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35912)
    Performance
    (26915)
    Story
    (27299)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Page turning addiction!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Ok, so the truth is I have not listen to it yet but the book is amazing. I did not think I would like it after finding out the plot, but when I was reading it I could not help thinking about it from a mother's point of view. Even though the mother in the book is somewhat absent. I was hooked from the start. Collins keeps you engaged throughout the book. I cried, laughed and gasped exactly when she wanted me to. So talented!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Katnis of course


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

    No


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes when she volunteers for her sister.


    Any additional comments?

    Love it and worth owning.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Redeeming Love

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1001)
    Performance
    (649)
    Story
    (652)

    Francine Rivers is one of America's favorite romance writers and a bestselling inspirational author. Her many heartfelt novels have won awards and the adoration of fans accross the country. In Redeeming Love, she retells the Biblical story of Hosea, setting it in the 1850s, amidst California's gold country.

    Jo says: "Not Just For Girls"
    "A LOVE STORY LIKE NO OTHER!! LOVE this story!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Redeeming Love to be better than the print version?

    I truly enjoyed to audio version due to the dramatization of the book. I don't feel like I do a good job of dramatizing in my head when I read something for the first time. This book was one that I love so much that I wanted to hear it again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story is truly one of my all time favorite books. I have recommended this book several times to friend and family. This is the first Francine River's book I have ever read and the first one I fell in love with!
    The author retells the Biblical story of the Prophet Hosea in the Bible and honestly makes it personal. The main character is Sara (Angel) who is developed so beautifully through the author's words. She becomes so real to me and I find myself incredibly attached to her. Rivers is a purposeful in her story and writing. When this book was ending I found myself really savoring it. She leaves me thirsty for the Living Word and in love with my Savior.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end but I will not give it away.


    If you could rename Redeeming Love, what would you call it?

    Redeeming Love is Appropriate and I would not a change a word from this book. It is beautifully written


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Gary Chapman
    • Narrated By Gary Chapman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3259)
    Performance
    (2011)
    Story
    (2013)

    Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!

    Bill Ciocco says: "Highly Recommended"
    "Incredibly Insightful!"
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    If you could sum up The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts in three words, what would they be?

    Insightful, Understandable, and Aha!


    Has The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts turned you off from other books in this genre?

    ON, Everyone can use some help with their relationships and I think this is best one on the market.


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

    This is NOT a story but a book on the Five love language and how that relates to your spouse and yourself.


    What did you learn from The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts that you would use in your daily life?

    I will be using the concepts I learned from this book for the rest of my life. I would have never known the concepts if I would not have listen to this book and I would have never been able to apply them my marriage in such a practical way.


    Any additional comments?

    highly recommend this book to anybody that wants to have a better marriage.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Atonement Child

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Ruth Ann Phimister
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (88)

    The Atonement Child explores the devastating consequences of rape and resulting pregnancy on innocent victims, their families, and their faith.

    Meaghan says: "another awesome read from Francine"
    "Oustanding!! I Love Francine Rivers!"
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    Where does The Atonement Child rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have read several of Francine River's books and it is hard to say which is my favorite but this book is one that means more to me as a mother and as a daughter. I truly appreciate how Francine creates character's that are so real and relatable. Especially when they are struggling with their faith. Her ability to just sneak in truth into her stories in a way that makes the reader really contemplates the true message of hope and love is remarkable. Her books make me thirsty for living water and leave me feeling the Love of Jesus in a profound and personal way.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Atonement Child?

    I always enjoy the love story even when there is a twist.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end but I don't want to give it away so that is all I will say.


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

    I would not make a film of this book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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