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  • Fatima

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By Catholic Writers
    • Narrated By Jason Sullivan
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    In the year 1917, in a mountainous region at the center of Portugal, the Mother of God appeared six times to three young children. Elsewhere on the continent the “Great War” raged, that would cost Europe an entire generation, over 37 million lives. Besides sending her own sons to die (in France and North Africa) Portugal was in political chaos at home. There was a dizzy succession of governments following a revolution in 1910.

    Amazon Customer says: "Needs different narrator"
    "Needs different narrator"
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    This book was a short, but through review of the Fatima apparitions. The way the narrator said the words Fatima, beatification, and Jacinta where not only incorrect, but very distracting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II - The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By George Weigel
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When he was elected pope in the fall of 1978, few people had ever heard of the charismatic Karol Wojty³a. But in a very short time he would ignite a revolution of conscience in his native Poland that would ultimately lead to the collapse of European communism and death of the Soviet Union. What even fewer people knew was that the KGB, the Polish Secret Police, and the East German Stasi had been waging a dangerous, decades-long war against Wojty³a and the Vatican itself.

    Gil Michelini says: "Insight into Pope John II the Great"
    "More about politics than about religion"
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    John Paul II was an amazing man in more ways than one. He had a great effect on the worlds of Religion and Politics. I bought this book expecting to hear about the religious side, but instead It told the story of how he contributed to the end of the "Cold War" and the USSR.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hobbit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

    Darwin8u says: "Victory after all, I suppose!"
    "Better than the movie"
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    Rob Inglis does a wonderful job reading the book because of his ablity to do all the voices. The story is of course great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Peggy Noonan
    • Narrated By Peggy Noonan
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    As the leader of the Catholic Church, the oldest continuing institution in the Western world, Pope John Paul II was a giant in every sphere he touched: personal, theological, political, ecumenical. In an age rich with heroes, Pope John Paul II was truly the great man of the past century, a man who personally confronted its tragedies, from Nazism to communism.

    M. Taussig says: "Good Portrait of John Paul"
    "A story of the author's life"
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    In this story, Ms. Noonan relates to us her life as a Catholic and how Pope John Paul the second affected her life. She does have some facts about the Pope's life and teachings, but to a large extent most of this book is a catharsis for her to tell us about the effects that the Pope had on her life. Also, there are some minor editing errors such as errors such as when she referred to 1 Corinthians chapter 13, she stated verse 13. Also when she sided the Beatitudes, she also added the commandments into there ( as well as other teachings.) Overall, I enjoyed the book, but it is hardly a theological treatise. Perhaps it was not intended to be.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robert Barron
    • Narrated By Robert Barron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Fr. Robert Barron's comprehensive work goes straight to the core of the Catholic faith. He first examines the foundations of Christ's incarnation, life and ministry, and then works through the essentials of the Catholic tradition: from sacraments, worship and prayer, to Mary and the saints, and on to salvation, heaven and hell. Throughout this epic journey, Fr. Barron uses art, literature, personal stories, Scripture, theology, philosophy and history to present a complete picture of the Church to the world.

    Amazon Customer says: "Wide as a lake, but only an inch deep"
    "Wide as a lake, but only an inch deep"
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    Fr. Barron does a phenomenal job here, as he dose with the TV series. The Catholic Religion is something you can study for a life time and still not know all of it. Fr. Barron does a great job of covering a wide variety of topics, but due to the amount of space he has can only go so deep into each topic. For example, when he speaks of the saints, There are hundreds or maybe thousands of recognized saints, but he only has time for a brief biography of four saints: Sts Edith Stein, Therese of Lisieux,Katharine Drexel, and Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. I recommend this for anyone who is not Catholic and wants to learn more about the faith or is Catholic and wants to dig deeper.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Mother Teresa: In Her Own Words

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Mother Teresa
    • Narrated By Mother Teresa
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    The collection of quotes, stories, and prayers in this book are all her own words and experiences. They were compiled from various sources. Her undying faith and concern of the human spirit is reflected in these passages. In her years of work, Mother Teresa has brought God to millions in places of darkness. Let her share her hope, faith, and love with you.

    Amazon Customer says: "Remarkable telling other remarkable life"
    "Remarkable telling other remarkable life"
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    Mother Teresa was a phenomenal individual. She was called by God to do great things. She reminds us that he did not also called us to do great things. The narration in this book is excellent. The parts where we hear recordings of Mother Teresa are sometimes difficult to understand, but overall well worth the effort. I would highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to learn about Mother Teresa and improves her own spiritual life.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Eucharist

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Robert Barron
    • Narrated By Robert Barron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A master theologian offers inspiring insights into the mystery of Christ's presence in our lives. As festive as the film Babette's Feast and as profound as the work of Ronald Knox, this fresh look at the Eucharist brings to light the spiritual meaning of meal, sacrifice, and real presence in our lives.

    Amazon Customer says: "Orthodox teaching, beautifully presented"
    "Father Barron is a great teacher"
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    You can never learn enough about the Eucharist. I have read and listen to numerous book on the subject. I always learn something new. This book is good for the lifelong Catholic or someone just wanting to know about the faith.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Grand Design

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The most fundamental questions about the origins of the universe and of life itself, once the province of philosophy, now occupy the territory where scientists, philosophers, and theologians meet—if only to disagree. In their new book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by both brilliance and simplicity.

    Brandi says: "Hawking succeeds in mind-blowing physics, real"
    "Philosophy not Science"
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    Like many of the other reviewers have said, they spent way too much time trying to disprove God. I would have like to have seen more time explaining the science rather than trying disprove God. Hawkins is a great a scientist and teacher. He is one of the reasons I develop an interest in cosmology, but he is not so good as a philosopher. By the way, the book Handbook to Christian Apologetics by Peter Kreft disproves his arguments one by one.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Called to Love: Approaching John Paul II's Theology of the Body

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Carl Anderson, Jose Granados
    • Narrated By Brian Patrick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Forty years ago, Pope John Paul II offered a major breakthrough in religious understanding of the body/soul connection. This book explores the late pope's theology of the body, in language both poetic and understandable. It can influence the listener's views on sex, love, and marriage in profound and practical ways.

    092312ftc says: "A Great Book"
    "Good for a theologian"
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    This book gives a very in depth analysis of John Paul II theology of the body. I am not a theologian and I can understand about 50% of it. I would still recommend it. The 50% I understool was pretty good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Thomas E. Woods
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
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    Western civilization has given us modern science, the wealth of free-market economics, the security of law, a sense of human rights and freedom, charity as a virtue, splendid art and music, philosophy grounded in reason, and innumerable other gifts we take for granted.

    Michael Kellogg says: "Fascinating and informative"
    "Look at both sides."
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    This book is clearly bias towards the Catholic Church, but I a world so anti-religious, it is good to get both sides.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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