Hillarious, dynamic, thought provoking (I know that is 4 words but the last 2 go together!)
I have not but George Guidall's reading was wonderful. He did the voices marvelously and really brought out the characters' emotions.
I saw on a list published in 2000 that Don Quixote was the best book ever written. I was intrigued so I decided to check it out. I am not much for lists and what "academics" think is the best literature out there but several other books I loved were on this list so I figured it couldn't be all hokum, right! Well, Don Quixote did not disappoint. I admit, it was a little slow in starting and I was thinking, "the best book, really?" but as it went on I really found myself enjoying it and looking forward to getting back to listening and was actually pretty sad when it ended. The character development was wonderful and it was hillarious. I am not sure it is the best book I have ever read but it is certainly in my top 10 and worthy of reading again in the future.
I purchased this book on a whim and was overwhelmed with this book. This history aspect was fascinating. I learned so much about POWs in the Pacific that I'd never heard in school (or from anywhere else for that matter). I felt a real connection with the characters and had profound gratitude for what they sacrificed for my freedom. I loved that the story didn't end with the end of the war but discussed Louis' life following the war and how he dealt with and overcame what he'd been through. I cried when I heard that he became a Christian and personally forgave all his captors. I've purchased it several more times for gifts and am looking forward to the movie, although it will never compare with this book.
Simon Preble's narration. It was spectacular! He did an awesome job with the voices.
The voyage across the Drake Passage. Listening to what that crew endured in the most rigorous of conditions was captivating.
When was moving from ice floe to ice floe trying to avoid death by exposure and simultaneously trying to avoid starvation. It was an amazing story.
If you are a student of history, exploration, or human endurance then you will love this book. It reads like an adventure story and it is exhilarating when they finally find civilization again, safely.
I loved this book. It was so challenging to see this man living by faith; knowing that God would supply all the means for His work to be accomplished. It was a good reminder for me of what Christians faced during the Cold War and why situations are they way they are there now with so few young believers. Embedded in the book was also the reminder not ever to take the Scriptures for granted. So many stories of churches and pastors behind the iron curtain who had few or no Bibles and when they received one, they cherished it. For the word of God is quick and powerful and just getting into people's hands makes a difference. A must read!
Juliet Stevenson's narration!
North and South as far as the tale being set in the industrial revoultion and the conflict between masters and men.
Her narration was awesome! She brough the characters to life with emotion; I loved it!
The repentance of Mr. Carson following the plea for forgiveness by his son's murderer.
This was a delightful story and brought to life the human struggle between master and worker and her call for men to treat each other as fellow citizens on God's earth, no matter their position in society.
In the top 10.
The beheading of Anne Boleyn and the events leading to Catherine Howard's downfall.
This was a facinating look at 6 facinating women. Ms Wier did an excellent job presenting the histories of them women and what motivated them and moved them before, during, and after their times as queen. Anyone interested in Medieval history and the history of England in general would enjoy this book.
Yes, this was a wonderful biography of a great man. Metaxas' format was well laid out, providing plenty of early life experience of Bonhoeffer to get a feel of the man. I was sure I was going to cry when they executed him but it was so well written and a reminder of the faith of this man that lead him to the very spot of execution and he faced it with joy; I couldn't help but rejoice with him.
With the benefit of hindsight it is a marval to us how Hitler could have been elected, ruled, and destroyed the German state the way he did. One of the strengths of this book was putting you into the time period, reminding you that the Germans of 1930 had no idea what was coming; the hell that was on its way was slow in coming. They were the frog in the water where the heat was being turned up slowly.
For one thing, he pronounced all the names with a great German accent!
Events surrounding the last few days before his execution.
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