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Doris

An accomplished retiree ready for the entertainment I missed during all my years of hard work. Period mysteries or witty anything are a joy.

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  • Courageous: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Randy Alcorn, Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick
    • Narrated By Roger Mueller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (215)

    Four men, one calling: to serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners willingly stand up to the worst the world can offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they’re quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark. They know that God desires to turn the hearts of fathers to their children, but their children are beginning to drift....

    Jennifer says: "Excellent!!"
    "A Must Read for Early Adolescent Males"
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    What did you like best about Courageous? What did you like least?

    A jaw-dropping young police officer once told me he and his colleagues went to "choir practice" every Wednsday after work. I was looking for religious connections at the time; I took him litterally. I would have devoured this book at that time, but I'm just of the wrong population to appreciate it today.


    Has Courageous turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Sorry, I don't know which genre this would be in. Teens? Self development? Fiction?


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

    No.


    Was Courageous worth the listening time?

    Sure.


    Any additional comments?

    I did enjoy being entertained with a minimum of profanity and loads of positive inspiration. Roger Mueller was perfect for this work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Violent Bear It Away

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Flannery O’ Connor
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (120)

    The orphaned Francis Marion Tarwater and his cousin, Rayber, defy the prophecy of their dead uncle - that Tarwater will become a prophet and will baptize Rayber's young son, Bishop. A series of struggles ensue, as Tarwater fights an internal battle against his innate faith and the voices calling him to be a prophet, while Rayber tries to draw Tarwater into a more “reasonable” modern world. Both wrestle with the legacy of their dead relatives and lay claim to Bishop's soul.

    Darwin8u says: "Biblical, American and Absolutely Brutal"
    "Coarse, gritty world I never want to know"
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    Flannery Conner uncovers some of the ugly culture as a consequence of the unrooted, superstitious people of the American post-war era. The vulnerable bear the brunt of each man 's interpretation what he believes is being freed from perceived evils.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9285)
    Performance
    (7780)
    Story
    (7785)

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
    "Toxic projection"
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    If you or someone you know tends to torturous fantasy, this will keep you glued to the end.
    Character performances were outstanding by voices familiar from Bletchley Circle (?). I'm sure I dated Tom at some point.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Garth Stein
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6170)
    Performance
    (4060)
    Story
    (4074)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you’ve ever loved a dog - or even patted a dog - this book, told from the perspective of man’s best friend, will tug at your heartstrings...and won’t let go until long after Welch performs the last word. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master.

    FanB14 says: "Artful Surprise"
    "Never thought I'd say I loved a race car story!"
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    The first time I listened to this book, I couldn't forget the "everybody should read this book " quality. I gifted the printed version to a sixteen year old foster boy, then realized I didn't remember the details well enough to do random gifting with it. I listened for a second time and was very pleased with the choice. To some young man out there: read it. Please, please read this quirky, wise and wonderful book from your mysterious Santa Lady.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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