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Steve

Bardstown, KY, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Interior Castle

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Teresa of Avila
    • Narrated By Susan Denaker
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle is one of the most celebrated books ever written by a mystic on abiding in union with Christ. Writing in obedience to the requests of two of her superiors, the humble 16th century Spanish sister protests "...for the love of God, let me get on with my spinning and go to choir...like the other sisters...I am not meant for writing; I have neither the health nor the wits for it."

    David C. Sellers says: "falling in love with the Divine"
    "A Spiritual Classic Well Read"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Interior Castle to be better than the print version?

    In many ways, yes. You still need the printed book to study, and make notations, but the reader makes it seem as if St. Teresa herself is reading to you.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Interior Castle?

    It is hard in a spiritual classic like The Interior Castle to pick a most memorable moment, for each insight is worth thought and contemplation. Pressed to answer, I have to say the explanation of intellectual visions.


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

    No, I have not, but I will look for her in the future.


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

    The entire book moves me. This is the fourteenth reading for me.


    Any additional comments?

    Remember, this was written in the 16th Century, and the frequent references to humans as worms and unworthy is very much 'of the time.' Also, when she says,

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
    • Narrated By Kevin Collins
    Overall
    (1855)
    Performance
    (1723)
    Story
    (1729)

    Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July, 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.

    Amazon Customer says: "True Tale of Courage and Honor"
    "Fearsome and True"
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    If you could sum up Lone Survivor in three words, what would they be?

    Stunning, Fearsome, Sorrowful


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lone Survivor?

    When he realizes he is the only one left alive.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Collins – was your favorite?

    I can't find a favorite, he did such a superb job throughout.


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

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Night of the Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By St. John of the Cross
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (29)

    Part poetic masterpiece, part mystic treatise, The Dark Night of the Soul by 16th century Carmelite monk St. John of the Cross, addresses the feeling of being forgotten by the Presence of the Almighty that every Christian desirous of walking more closely with God must pass through in order to learn to walk by faith and not by sight.

    Nomme de Plume says: "Rain for the Thirsty Soul"
    "Guide for Mystical Live"
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    Would you listen to Dark Night of the Soul again? Why?

    This book has been my companion for many years, the aduio book now travels with me in the car.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The only characters in this book are God and your soul.


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

    He brings a true understanding of the nature of St. John of the Cross, who can be very hard to read. Mr. Kramer's narration helps the listener to grasp the complex subject without any rush and torrent of words.


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

    No, for this is a book that must be taken in slowly and thought about.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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