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  • In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Philbrick
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (622)
    Performance
    (264)
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    (269)

    The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the 19th century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the 20th. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with 20 crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than 90 days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival.

    Kimberly says: "Good book, poor editing ..."
    "Wow!....what an adventure"
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    Besides an amazing true story, it was a great peek into the hardships of life in the 1800's.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • God Without Religion: Can It Really Be This Simple?

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Andrew Farley
    • Narrated By Maurice England
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    God without religion? Andrew Farley’s experience as a Christian was first characterized by self-effort as he tried to please God at any cost. His ruthless religion resulted in spiritual fatigue and disillusionment with church. Only then did he discover what relaxing in Jesus means and how enjoying God’s intimate presence can transform everyday life. Using a story-driven format, God without Religion dismantles common religious misconceptions. Pulling no punches, Andrew shows how the truth about these controversial issues can liberate and unify believers....

    Linda says: "An interesting view of Christianity."
    "The Title says it all!"
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    Great book for those who know or need to know that Jesus didn't come here to start a new religion, but to restore a relationship. The narration was fun and the little side stories made it really interesting.....Loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Jenna Miscavige Hill
    • Narrated By Sandy Rustin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (727)
    Performance
    (664)
    Story
    (664)

    Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005. In Beyond Belief, she shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member Sea Org - the church's highest ministry - speaks of her "disconnection" from family outside of the organization, and tells the story of her ultimate escape.

    Tim says: "The Despicable Truth Behind Scientology"
    "Really enjoyed this"
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    What A Great story, Captivating. I was a little sad it had to end but happy for Jenna to get out of that mind controlling cult!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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