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W

Modesto, CA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Evidence of Mercy: Suncoast Chronicles Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Terri Blackstock
    • Narrated By Kris Faulkner
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Lynda Barrett, a young lawyer, hates to sell her plane, but she can no longer afford to keep it. Enter Jake Stevens: wealthy, arrogant, and interested in buying Lynda's beloved Piper. Together, he and Lynda embark on a test flight that ends in disaster, hurling them into a terrifying sequence of events.

    Linda says: "Enjoyable."
    "Evidence of Mercy"
    Overall

    This book was excellent. I personally prefer adventure rather than romance in an audio book. This novel had adventure in the form of suspense, drama, expectant hope and a slowly growing love, not obviously romance, between two of the main characters. It turned out to be a budding romance after all but it was so surreptitiously done that it did not become the main focus of the book but rather a hopeful avenue that they might pursue. Very well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Down

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Neta Jackson
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    The Yada Yada Prayer Group was "gettin' down" with God in prayer and praise one night when a heroin-crazed woman barged into my house, demanded our valuables, and threatened us with a 10-inch knife. We wondered if we'd ever get back to normal after this terrifying experience. I assumed we would. After all, we'd started praying together at the Chicago Women's Conference last spring, and we'd been through a lot already as spiritual sisters. This was just one more hurdle to conquer, right?

    Carla says: "Awesome Again!!!! I'm hooked."
    "The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Down"
    Overall

    Life is full enough without supernatural beings, murders and the like. This novel is full of life - to the max !! The narrative is excellent! It's a must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Brian McLaren
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Here, McLaren captures a new spirit of a relevant Christianity, where traditional divisions and doctrinal differences give way to a focus on God and the story of God's love for this world. If you are searching for a deeper life with God - one that moves beyond the rhetoric of denominational and theological categories - this delightful and inspiring fictional tale will provide a picture of what it could mean to recapture a joyful spiritual life.

    A User says: "Let us reason together"
    "The Story We Find Ourselves in"
    Overall

    The narrator of this book did a great job. He was able to capture an Austrailian accent and in the next breath speak with a Jamaican accent with all the natural inflections. The story however was very disappointing. It seems the author was trying to espouse his interpretation of biblical principles, using this fictional volume as a conveyance. I am a Christian and there were several points with which I felt he twisted what the bible really says in view of his own personal opinions. This was done with just enough truth implanted within as to confuse someone who was really seeking biblical truth. Also there were several social scenes which I found in poor taste. Perhaps it's possible to scan a written copy before committing to this work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ice

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Shane Johnson
    • Narrated By Cameron Beierle
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    February 1975. Apollo 19, the last of the manned lunar modules, has successfully landed. Exhilarated and confident, Commander Gary Lucas and Pilot Charlie Shepherd set out to explore a vast, mysterious depression in the surface of the lunar South Pole

    W says: "ICE"
    "ICE"
    Overall

    This novel starts off slow, in narration and content, but quickly captures your attention. The end result is thought provoking. It is well worth your time.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Vanishing Act

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (120)

    Jane Whitefield is a Native American guide who leads solitary outcasts through hostile territory to escape the vengeance of their enemies. But the shaded forest paths her Seneca ancestors might have followed on such missions have all been converted to superhighways, and now the safest way stations are crowded urban buildings that offer the camouflage of anonymity. Still, the supply of runaways - and the need for a woman who will take great risks to save them - have never been greater.

    Cathy says: "The Book - 4 Stars; Narration - 3 Stars"
    "Vanishing Act"
    Overall

    Profanity and crude language really ruin a read for me. This was introduced in the first few minutes of the read and I decided not to continue. Someone who is less sensitive might enjoy it.

    4 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Homecoming

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Cynthia Voigt
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (31)

    On Saturday morning, 13-year-old Dicey Tillerman sits in the car at the shopping mall with her younger sister and two brothers. Momma had said, "You be good." Then she walked away. They wait for a day and a night, but Momma never comes back. Finally, Dicey decides the children should go to Bridgeport, Connecticut where Aunt Cilla lives. Maybe Momma is waiting for them there. But they don't have enough money to take the bus. Determined to keep the family together, Dicey sets off on foot with her siblings.

    Paul says: "A story about Family and Challenges"
    "Homecoming"
    Overall

    This book is earmarked for children, however, it is in no way a juvenile read. The children who are the characters in this novel experience situations that an adult would confront, given the same set of circumstances, in their pursuit to find a home for themselves and keep their family together. There is the refreshing absence of dirty language and obscene material. I recommend the read for ages 10 and above.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tell Me Where It Hurts: Humor, Healing and Hope in my Life as an Animal Surgeon

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dr. Nick Trout
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (59)

    From the frontlines of modern medicine, Tell Me Where it Hurts is a fascinating insider portrait of a veterinarian, his furry patients, and the blend of old-fashioned instincts and cutting-edge technology that defines pet care in the 21st century. Dr. Trout takes the listener on a vicarious journey through 24 intimate, heartrending hours in his life.

    Tina says: "Very Good, but busy"
    "Tell Me Where It Hurts"
    Overall

    The genuine compassion of this vet for his patients and their owners remain intact in spite of an occasional candid profanic utterance from the pet owners or a realistic sharing of the environmental conditions in the neighborhood of the animal clinic. It is written along the lines of James Herriot's "All Creatures Great and Small", minus the large animals.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On Angels: A Story from Sixty Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (7 mins)
    • By Donald Barthelme
    • Narrated By Dennis Holland
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    With these audacious and murderously witty stories, Donald Barthelme threw the preoccupations of our time into the literary equivalent of a Cuisinart and served up a gorgeous salad of American culture, high and low. Here are the urban upheavals reimagined as frontier myth; travelogues through countries that might have been created by Kafka; cryptic dialogues that bore down to the bedrock of our longings, dreams, and angsts.

    W says: ""On Angels: A Story from Sixty Stories""
    ""On Angels: A Story from Sixty Stories""
    Overall

    I didn't realize that this book was a non-Christian work of fiction. I didn't get past the first few paragraphs which included the concept of God having died and therefore the angels (in heaven??) had to find out how to exist on their own. Someone from a non-Christian background might enjoy it.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Prophet

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Frank Peretti
    • Narrated By Cameron Beierle
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (74)

    John Barrett, anchorman for News Six at Five, has a problem. He's caught his producer skewing a story to suit her own prejudices, then lying to cover her tracks. The "accidental" death of John's father is also now in question, after the father's controversial testimony. And a young girl has been murdered, and John is the only one who can prove it.

    Dean says: "A Very Good Listen"
    "Prophet"
    Overall

    As always Frank Peretti delivered a very engaging novel. I lost momentum with the character at times when he started to experience prophetic visions but the overall concept was very good. Also I would like to have known the results of the work that was done by all those striving to bring about truth and justice to the situation at hand.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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