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J. Darnell

WOOD RIVER, IL, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 6 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 22 purchased in 2014
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  • The Fiddler

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Beverly Lewis
    • Narrated By Christina Moore, Andy Paris
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (104)

    A wrong turn in a rainstorm leads Englisher Amelia Devries to Michael Hostetler - and the young Amishman's charming Old Order community of Hickory Hollow. Despite their very different backgrounds, Amelia and Michael both feel hemmed in by the expectations of others and struggle with how to find room for their own hopes. And what first seems to be a chance encounter might just change their lives forever.

    Anne says: "Doesn't disappoint!"
    "Another awesome story by one of my fave authors."
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    Where does The Fiddler rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love this book. I own so many that I can't truly rank it because it melts into the pan with so many awesome books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the plot


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    If you're a fan of Beverly Lewis, you can add this one to the list. I enjoyed how she is able to write this stoary as if it is based on someone's true biography. I love the way she combines such differing cultures; and yet she focuses on the importance of the positives and doesn't neglect the negatives of two completely different lifestyles.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Language of Sex: Experiencing the Beauty of Sexual Intimacy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Gary Smalley, Ted Cunningham
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    There is a secret formula for the best sex of your life, but you won't find the recipe in the pages of a checkout-line magazine. Popular relationship expert Dr. Gary Smalley, best-selling author of The Language of Love and The Blessing, finally tackles the topic that's on everybody's mind: sex. With his pastor and good friend, Ted Cunningham, Smalley nudges past our hang-ups and sacred cows to answer the question, How can I have the best sex of my life? The answer?

    J. Darnell says: "Married couples must read"
    "Married couples must read"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Language of Sex to be better than the print version?

    No, but it's a fabulous listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the honesty and insightfulness of the authors.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fabulous book for couples of all ages. It would make a nice wedding gift for a Christian married couple. It's also a nice study for a small group. I enjoy how the authors share the true meaning of sexual intimacy in the way God intended it to be.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael Hingson, Susy Flory
    • Narrated By Christopher Prince
    Overall
    (261)
    Performance
    (226)
    Story
    (223)

    On the 78th floor of the World Trade Center’s north tower, no alarms sounded, and no one knew what had just happened at 8:46 a.m. that morning, September 11, 2001. Blind since birth, Michael couldn’t see a thing, but he could hear the sounds of shattering glass, falling debris, and terrified people flooding around him and his guide dog, Roselle. However, Roselle sat calmly beside him. In that moment, Michael chose to trust Roselle’s judgment and not to panic. They were a team....

    Reader says: "Good but too broad"
    "highly-recommended"
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    If you could sum up Thunder Dog in three words, what would they be?

    inspirational educational emotional


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

    no


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book because it provides the public with both personal experience of that tragic day and the proof that disability doesn't define a person as dependent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Coming Home: A Story of Undying Hope

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Karen Kingsbury
    • Narrated By Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (63)

    This stand-alone novel will serve as either a grand introduction or a beautiful conclusion in the saga of the Baxter Family. The Baxters make plans to come together for a summer lakeside reunion, a celebration like they haven’t had in years. But before the big day, the unthinkable happens. As the Baxter Family rallies together, memories come to light in the grief-stricken hours of waiting and praying, memories that bring healing and hope during a time when otherwise darkness might have the final word.

    Kindle Customer says: "Very nice experience!"
    "Tears and lessons"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Coming Home to be better than the print version?

    The narrators performed decently, but it would have been nice if the male and female could have read the roles of the characters in the proper voices since they both participated in the story. The print edition is nice if you choose to skim through a few of the earlier chapters. Even though they provide updated information, the reader can skim through some of the reviews if you've read the former Baxter novels. It's a little easier to glance through printed pages.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Coming Home?

    My Most memorable moment was the unexpected details as I reached the middle of the book. I'll confess many tears were shed throughout this novel.


    What does Gabrielle de Cuir and Stefan Rudnicki bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    I love Gabrielle's dramatic presentation of the villain character and Stefan's serious tone in the chapter explaining the details involving the truck driver.


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

    Sorting through memories and moving ahead


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Karen Kingsbury decides to write another Baxter book. She claims this is the final chapter, but I can imagine future novels. I'm glad no one walked in the room when I had tears in my eyes. If you love the Baxters, you'll love this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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