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SRBZA

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  • Eve

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By WM. Paul Young
    • Narrated By Roger Mueller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (588)
    Performance
    (530)
    Story
    (531)

    Eve is a bold, unprecedented exploration of the creation narrative, true to the original texts and centuries of scholarship - yet with breathtaking discoveries that challenge traditional misconceptions about who we are and how we're made. As The Shack awakened listeners to a personal, nonreligious understanding of God, Eve will free us from faulty interpretations that have compromised human relationships since the Garden of Eden.

    Jean the Urban Walker says: "Perfect for spiritual book clubs & revival of self"
    "Disappointed"
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    After The Shack had such a huge impact on my life, I expected something similar for this book. But the mix of religion and sci-fi was just not appealing to me. I spent much of the time just saying "what?" And trying to figure out what on earth was going on.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Next Door

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jack Ketchum
    • Narrated By Jack Ketchum
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (643)
    Performance
    (589)
    Story
    (593)

    Suburbia. Shady, tree-lined streets; well-tended lawns; and cozy homes. A nice, quiet place to grow up. Unless you are teenage Meg or her crippled sister, Susan. On a dead-end street, in the dark, damp basement of the Chandler house, Meg and Susan are left captive to the savage whims and rages of a distant aunt who is rapidly descending into madness. It is a madness that infects all three of her sons and finally the entire neighborhood. Only one troubled boy stands hesitantly between Meg and Susan and their cruel, torturous deaths.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "A Horror To The Core"
    "Poor performance"
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    Disappointed with the performance. Thought the author would be a better reader because he'd be in tune with the emotions of the story. Often seemed like he was chewing on something while doing the recording.

    Other than that...totally twisted book. Yikes!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hopeless

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Colleen Hoover
    • Narrated By Angela Goethals
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2164)
    Performance
    (1981)
    Story
    (1998)

    Would you rather know a truth that makes you feel hopeless, or keep believing the lies? Beloved and bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with the spellbinding story of two young people with devastating pasts who embark on a passionate, intriguing journey to discover the lessons of life, love, trust--and above all, the healing power that only truth can bring.

    Wendi says: "Seems Like An X Rated YA Book- Has Promising Start"
    "Wow! Great book!"
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    I really enjoyed this book. The storyline was great! Sometimes I figured out what was going to happen shortly before it did, but often throughout the book I was caught off guard by the plot twists and turns. I didn't want it to end. I really wanted to know what happens next!
    The only negative is that on the recording there was this strange clicking throughout the whole book that was a little bit distracting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Stolen Life: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jaycee Dugard
    • Narrated By Jaycee Dugard
    Overall
    (2479)
    Performance
    (2014)
    Story
    (2010)

    "In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I dont think of myself as a victim. I survived...."

    Daniel says: "Terrific"
    "Heart wrenching story needed professional to do reading"
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    Although I am amazed at the strength she showed and heartbroken by what she went through, this book was torture to listen to. And unfortunately it wasn't because of the topic.
    Part of me wants to say perhaps it was therapeutic for her to narrate her own story, but for the listener (or at least for me) it was hard to overlook her poor speaking cadence. The sentences were broken in very strange places making it hard to listen to and follow along.
    Like I said, good for her for doing such a brave thing by writing this story. I wish her and her family the best and thank her for inviting us in to her story. But my opinion is that (as far as audiobooks go) she would have been better off letting someone else (a professional) narrate it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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