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D. Jones

D Jones

Maple Valley, WA United States

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  • 7 reviews
  • 7 ratings
  • 81 titles in library
  • 3 purchased in 2014
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  • Heroes Proved

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Oliver North
    • Narrated By Peyton Tochterman
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (60)

    The year is 2032. The NRA has been outlawed; the U.S. military has been gutted; Conservative Christians, dubbed ANARKS, have been labeled a global conspiracy and have been largely driven underground. The Caliphate is now a superpower, residing in Israel. The White House is occupied by a repressive Progressive regime, obsessed with the upcoming presidential election.

    Michael says: "The story was pretty good, but the narrator wasn't"
    "Very realistic and engaging novel"
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    What did you love best about Heroes Proved?

    The moral chartacterizations of the main family and friends. A very family friendly story and with an excellent moral foundation.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character's dad because of his wisdom patience and moral character and teachings.


    Which character – as performed by Peyton Tochterman – was your favorite?

    The same and the Mexican patriot who sacrifices his property and safety for the benefit of the main character.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator was unfortunately slow and stilted at times, with a number of pronunciation errors, but the story easily covered these shortcommings.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2944)
    Performance
    (2661)
    Story
    (2652)

    From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

    William says: "Rough and tumble Texas boy makes USA proud"
    "Straight talk from one in the know"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of American Sniper to be better than the print version?

    Not necessarily


    What was one of the most memorable moments of American Sniper?

    Calling out the current administration's policies as debilitating and dangerous to our armed forces and our country.


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

    No


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

    Family life and struggles, especially now that Chris has been killed while helping others recover from war damage.


    Any additional comments?

    Support Chris' family and legacy by listening to his story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9436)
    Performance
    (5129)
    Story
    (5200)

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
    "Unsurpassed imagination"
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    Would you listen to Dune again? Why?

    Probably, love the story.


    What other book might you compare Dune to and why?

    Lord of the Rings, complexity of plot originality of story.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Good characterizations, overall.


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

    DUNE


    Any additional comments?

    Fascinating story made easier to understand by listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Andy Stanley
    • Narrated By Tom Parks
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (144)

    Nearly 2,000 years ago, Jesus started a movement that has grown like wildfire throughout the past 20 centuries. Author and pastor Andy Stanley brings to life from Scripture and over 25 years of pastoral experience the irresistible nature of this movement known as the Church. Stanley identifies some of the key decisions and strategies that helped the church begin by the power of the Holy Spirit many centuries ago and continues to flourish today.

    Daryle F Williams says: "Good Content"
    "Practical experience reaching unchurched people"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Deep & Wide to be better than the print version?

    I have both and found that listening and reading them together gave me maximum impact, a chance to stop and absorb some material and highlight some passages for further review or discussion with others..


    What did you like best about this story?

    Casting off old steroetypes that inhibit growth and leadership opportunities for newer believers and practical approaches to analyzing what is and isn't working now.


    Which character – as performed by Tom Parks – was your favorite?

    Andy Stanley himself as he relates his story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It caused much thought about what and how I think about effectivly communicating the love of God to today's society.


    Any additional comments?

    Very highly recommended for anyone hoping to make a positiv difference in today's world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Treasure Island

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By Chris Hendrie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Stevenson's quintessential pirate adventure story, brilliantly conceived and executed! Created by actor/narrator Chris Hendrie, the characters immediately spring to life. Young Jim Hawkins tells his own coming of age story as he sets sail to find gold with his pirate friends, encountering the magnificent Long John Silver - one legged, quick, cunning, and genial.

    D. Jones says: "Well narrated and engaging story"
    "Well narrated and engaging story"
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    What made the experience of listening to Treasure Island the most enjoyable?

    Characterizations and ease of voice changes with various accents and archaic language pronunciations. Excellent story read by a master of the genre.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Treasure Island?

    The scene where the main character is pinnted to the mast by a thrown knife while he accidentally shoots one of the villians. But there are so many other great scenes!


    Which character – as performed by Chris Hendrie – was your favorite?

    Long John Silver, fantastic characterization.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent value and experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the year 1751

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By B.J. Harrison
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    The attempt at murder failed. Risking everything to keep young David Balfour from his just inheritance, his wicked uncle has him kidnapped - comdemning his nephew to seven long years of slavery in the Carolinas. However, on the way, David runs into one of the greatest characters in English Literature: Alan Breck Stuart. These two heroes band together, and before he knows it, David finds himself embroiled in political intrigues that chase him across the wild Scottish Highlands.

    LifetimeRoad says: "Wow! A great Value!"
    "Excellent naration and a great story!"
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    If you could sum up Kidnapped in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging, historical adventure. Very few narrators are as smooth and accurate as B. J. Harrison, fantastic performance with some difficult material to vocalize especially with the alternate languages and national accents required for an excellent, single person dramatization. Very well done.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Engaging and an interesting view into mid 18th century life.


    What about B. J. Harrison’s performance did you like?

    Excellently smooth and dynamic performance with difficult material.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Tremendous value!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Dennis Prager
    • Narrated By Erik Bergman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (90)

    In this visionary book, Dennis Prager, one of America's most original thinkers, contends that humanity confronts a monumental choice. The world must decide between American values and its two oppositional alternatives: Islamism and European-style democratic socialism. Prager makes the case for the American value system as the most viable program ever devised to produce a good society. Those values are explained here more clearly and persuasively than ever before.

    Amir Avni says: "Perfect!"
    "A must read for truth seekers with open minds"
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    What did you love best about Still the Best Hope?

    Dennis observes and explains the political and ideological divides in today's American society with clarity and conciseness without any ad hominem attacks or offensive language at all. He is diligent to appeal to reason and logic with a clear understanding that both sides of an ideology have a deep love for America, and often for each other, especially within families such as his own. He examines the intentions and the results of those intentions from a mature and experienced, end-to-end viewpoint. A very thorough, well thought out, evenhanded, fair and balanced discussion about timeless truths and the character of human kind that reinforces America's founding father's reasons for the construction of a miraculous government of check and balances. Dennis focuses a lot of attention on understanding the difference between good and evil and the need to acknowledge this eternal truth.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Still the Best Hope?

    Clarification of the difference between goodness and innocence when discribing children and humans in general.


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

    N/A


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

    America's great divide


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the time for developement of understanding the world's ideologies today.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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