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  • Joseph Smith: A Prophet

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Donald W. Hemingway
    • Narrated By Marvin Payne
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Live in the period of 1830-1844. Feel the personal thoughts of Brewster Cabot who followed, loved, and suffered persecution with one proclaimed to be a prophet, Joseph Smith, the man who started The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    kathy says: "I expected much more than I received."
    "I expected much more than I received."
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    What would have made Joseph Smith better?

    The title is very misleading. The story contains occasional references to Joseph Smith. It is really a book about the Mormon history and the main character's (not Joseph Smith) involvement in it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The Secret Garden.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, it was fine.


    What character would you cut from Joseph Smith?

    He was a man of God. The story would have been much better if it would have focused on Jospeh Smith and his story.


    Any additional comments?

    Why don't you carry audiobooks from Deseret books?

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5536)
    Performance
    (3504)
    Story
    (3536)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Sara says: "A terrifying story"
    "Excellently forcasting a very real terror."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have already recommended it to many friends and I will continue to do so. I have long been a believer in storing food, medical supplies and needed items for the home to make my home self-sufficient in times of disaster...any disaster. It is also recommended by my church and has been for decades. We cannot rely on others to take care of us in bad times whether it be financial, weather catastrophe, or in the incident of an electro magnetic pulse, which I believe is on our horizon. Everyone needs to read this book and get prepared.


    What other book might you compare One Second After to and why?

    Hiroshima and Nagashaki, because both books dealt with a war time catastrophe that no one was prepared for or expected.


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

    He brings a realism that brings you into the story and help you to see yourself as being right beside him.


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

    Most definitely and I will be listening to it many times over. Not only enjoyable but necessary in these times.


    Any additional comments?

    If the United States Government is putting this subject on the back burner, then One Moment After will bring it to light. Be prepared. Read this book and go forward as you must.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Sociopath Next Door

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Martha Stout
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    Overall
    (2750)
    Performance
    (1735)
    Story
    (1733)

    We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people, one in 25, has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in 25 everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath.

    Taryn says: "Reinforces what you have already known"
    "This book opened my eyes to a number of people."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already have


    What did you like best about this story?

    It gave story like examples which described the workings of a sociopath. Described my stepfather perfectly!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gilead

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Marilynne Robinson
    • Narrated By Tim Jerome
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (654)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (180)

    In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Ames is the son of an Iowan preacher and the grandson of a minister who, as a young man in Maine, saw a vision of Christ bound in chains and came west to Kansas to fight for abolition: He "preached men into the Civil War", then, at age 50, became a chaplain in the Union Army, losing his right eye in battle.

    Jim says: "The wonder of retrospect"
    "Masterful!"
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    Would you listen to Gilead again? Why?

    I have already planned on doing so. As with her previous novel, Marilynne Robinson has captured such wonderful selections of the english language to tell this story that it reguires much more than one pass. Perhaps twice for the masterful story line, twice for the characterization, and innumerable for the glorious language she chooses. I will keep it on my


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gilead?

    I especially enjoyed the times that the main character described the love and appreciation he had for his son. What child wouldn't want to hear those remarks from their parent?


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

    Tim Jerome WAS the Reverend, our main character. His intonations and expert use of his voice brought this story to life. Excellent job.


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

    There were so many parts I adored but I can point clearly to the telling of the trip to the graveyard and meeting the woman on the farm. It was greatly moving to me.


    Any additional comments?

    I will keep reading this work as I did Ms. Robinson's first work, Housekeeping. Both of them are glorious works.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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