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  • Life After Death

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Damien Echols
    • Narrated By Damien Echols
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (284)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (266)

    The definitive memoir by Damien Echols of the "West Memphis Three", who was falsely convicted of committing three murders. Hear this unforgettable account of his 18 years on death row.

    Courtney says: "A compelling story-worthwhile listen."
    "hard to put down"
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    What made the experience of listening to Life After Death the most enjoyable?

    Points of light outshining seemingly overwhelming darkness


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Damien ... courage ... perseverance ... truth


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Epilogue.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Author's narration ... excellent!

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Brennan Manning
    • Narrated By Maurice England
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    Brennan Manning has been dazzingly faithful in preaching and writing variations on the ragamuffin theme, Yes, Abba is very fond of you! But today the crowds are gone and the lights are dim, the patches on his knees have faded. If he ever was a ragamuffin, truly it is now. In this his final book, Brennan roves back his past, honoring the lives of the people closest to him, family and friends who've known the saint and the sinner, the boy and the man. Far from some chronological timeline, these memories are witness to the truth of life by one who has lived it.

    connie says: "shipwrecked at the stable door"
    "Why would God love any of us better than others?"
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    Would you try another book from Brennan Manning and/or Maurice England?

    The reading of this story was wonderful. But the author's message is that God loves us as we are and NOT just as we should be. So then why doesnt God show each if us that love? Why would any of us have to settle for taking anybody else's word for it? The author might believe that he connected better to God than most but if that were so, than God wouldn't love us as we are. Manning seems to believe that he is entitled to God's special care since he was brutally abused by his mother. But many abused children's prayers for help go unanswered as his mother's did when she was a child, (evinced in his dream). The impact of abuse by his mother was more lasting than the author seem to grasp. He seems to have a low tolerance/ high discomfort around women. I understand he has a huge following but that doesn't change the fact that God does love all of us the same.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Brennan Manning again?

    Yes.


    What about Maurice England’s performance did you like?

    His cadence and tone was like warm water poured over my face.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Sadness. False hope.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel sorry for his exwife and stepchildren. They never had a chance with Manning. And I read that he saw to it that they were well taken care of financially. What about his neglect of them emotionally though? Doesn't he understand what he preaches? Money will take care of them? In light of what he values in his relationship with Jesus ( intimacy), how does he justify neglecting vows to family?

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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