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  • Land of My Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Tracie Peterson
    • Narrated By Ruth Ann Phimister
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    Tracie Peterson, from her own Montana home, paints an unforgettable portrait of the rich, rugged landscape of the 1860's West, populated by strong and spirited characters. When Dianne Chadwick urges her family to move west to her uncle's ranch in the Montana Territory, she has no idea that her new life in the rugged frontier - and even within her uncle's home - will not be the idyllic adventure she expects.

    mrseak says: "Good book; poor performance"
    "Great Blessing, this book"
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    If you could sum up Land of My Heart in three words, what would they be?

    Discovery, acceptance, practice


    What did you like best about this story?

    From the first to last words in this book, Christ Jesus and His redemption is displayed in novel which sets out perfectly a real life scenario. I want to listen to books that are Bible studies in themselves always for sure sticking to good theology, which this one does.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    At the end of the book, last chapter....Diane hitting home what Cole's heartache really was all about.


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

    Diane's uncle sharing his former life story.


    Any additional comments?

    This book and I'm sure the series (I am going to start book 2) are a must listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gray Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Catherine Taber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (736)
    Performance
    (667)
    Story
    (678)

    The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track - until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about.

    Marci says: "So Disappointing"
    "Looked for better from Grisham"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Well probably not.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Could have but the twist that I was expecting never came and so I was disappointed in the plot. Too average I think.


    What about Catherine Taber’s performance did you like?

    Actually I think for the book being not as twisty and turny she did fine and I enjoyed her performance.


    Did Gray Mountain inspire you to do anything?

    First read the next John Grisham from the library and see if I want to listen to another of his new novels.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Crazy Love (Revised and Updated): Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Francis Chan
    • Narrated By Francis Chan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (112)

    The God of the universe - the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor - loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn’t working harder at a list of do's and don'ts - it's falling in love with God.

    Michael says: "Crazy Good"
    "Some crazy ideas"
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    Would you try another book from Francis Chan and/or Francis Chan?

    No thank you


    What could Francis Chan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Looked at the Scriptures objectively instead of making up his own interpretation. Rightly Divide the Word of God.


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

    I have the book format as well and it is a study our small group is doing and we aren't interested in finishing the current study for now.


    Any additional comments?

    I do not recommend this title. I believe Francis has his heart set toward Christ Jesus and salvation but some of his interpretations are not sound teaching and will hinder young believers in Christ who don't know how to study the Word of God.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9259)
    Performance
    (8339)
    Story
    (8347)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "This is an amazingly good book"
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    If you could sum up Sycamore Row in three words, what would they be?

    Well written, well produced, well read


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jake - I'd want him to be my attorney


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

    when Lucien began discovering who Leddie really was


    Any additional comments?

    This is a first rate book that I needed to listen to. I'm from the west, moved to Maryland where stuff like this happened, and still plagues this area and all the people. I needed reminded.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Voice in the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1131)
    Performance
    (694)
    Story
    (705)

    This heart-stirring tale of a young slave girl, torn between her love for a handsome aristocrat and her faith in God, transcends genres with its awe-inspiring power and emotional intensity.

    Allicia says: "Christian Fiction That Doesn't Back Down"
    "Tremendous story holding fast to the Scriptures"
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    Would you listen to A Voice in the Wind again? Why?

    Yes, I've read the series and will listen to it again


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Voice in the Wind?

    Hadassa's rescue


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

    He pronounces the many Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic words perfectly and just does an over all excellent job in the book.


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

    Yes I think I didn't want it to end


    Any additional comments?

    I read the book years ago and didn't realize how much this book needs to be listened to!!!
    The story comes to life when you can listen to and picture everything in your mind. It really showers you with the gospel, love, serving, wonderful book Praise the Lord for Francine's gift of putting the scriptures in this format.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Night to Remember

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Lord
    • Narrated By Fred Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    The "unsinkable” Titanic was four city blocks long, with a French “sidewalk café,” private promenade decks, and the latest, most ingenious safety devices… but only twenty lifeboats for the 2,207 passengers and crew on board.

    Gliding through a calm sea, disdainful of all obstacles, the Titanic brushed an iceberg. Two hours and forty minutes later, she upended and sank. Only 705 survivors were picked up from the half-filled boats of “the ship that God Himself couldn’t sink.”

    Tad Davis says: "Riveting story"
    "Looking for realistic details on "The Titanic""
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    Would you listen to A Night to Remember again? Why?

    Yes I would because it was a factual interesting documentary of that fateful night. I discovered answers to questions I have always had in this book. I'm glad the narrator had his soft steady voice, it really showed how everyone didn't believe the trouble they were actually facing.


    Any additional comments?

    I know now that the 1st and 2nd class male passengers thought more highly of themselves than they should have and didn't rescue the poorer women and children. Lots of lies and wrong doing were hidden in this tragedy and also many bad things that happened will never happen again without great judgment upon those who attempt to save themselves over being heroes and putting others first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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