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Kimberly

CHATHAM, VA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Killing Jesus: A History

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1445)
    Performance
    (1254)
    Story
    (1271)

    Millions of people have thrilled to best-selling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, works of nonfiction that have changed the way we view history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly 2,000 years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God.

    christina m. groetzinger says: "Interesting Listening Experience"
    "The Jesus story in context"
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    Where does Killing Jesus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    If you are searching for a different take on the Jesus story... You won't find it here. (While NOT a religious book, the book follows the gospels.) Where it excels, is placing the events in historical and cultural context. By freeing the main character (Jesus) from the restraints of strictly gospel and putting him amid the political chaos, cultures, and religious traditions of the time; the story of Jesus simultaneously become more complex and yet amazingly simple. Most Christians are aware of the life and death of Jesus. Most are NOT aware of the politics and religious traditions of the day that led to the series of events chronicled in the gospels.A book aimed at the history buff more than the religious zealot.


    What other book might you compare Killing Jesus to and why?

    Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy
    Why: We know how it ends.


    Which character – as performed by Bill O'Reilly – was your favorite?

    It was more about how all the characters work together to form the context of the death of Jesus that is most compelling.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't get the book to be inspired to believe nor to find some amazing nugget of faith. Get the book to better understand historical context; Jewish law, tradition, and historical politics; and how those things worked together to ensure the sacrifice.

    36 of 41 people found this review helpful
  • Keep It Pithy: Useful Observations in a Tough World

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly
    • Narrated By Dan Woren, Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (63)

    Bill O’Reilly is one of the most recognized and talked-about journalists of our time. With an unparalleled track record as an author and with the number-one-rated Fox News show The O’Reilly Factor, O’Reilly has become a veritable institution of political insight and keen advice. In Keep It Pithy, O’Reilly offers a classic collection of the most memorable writings from his best-selling books, and looks back at how his opinions and ideas have been proven right or wrong by the passage of time.

    Donald Bidwell says: "THE TRIP WAS NOT WORTH THE FARE!"
    "Not Amongst his Best"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Disappointed really. O'Reilly has done better. This reminded me of a collage of meandering thoughts


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    No real story or real direction.


    What does Dan Woren and Bill O'Reilly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nothing at all. The book is likely a better choice.


    Did Keep It Pithy inspire you to do anything?

    Not really...Not good enough to want to buy the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read all of Bill's books and I am typically very pleased. This was the most disappointing. I would suggest the paper version is more appropriate...maybe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blessed Child: The Caleb Books, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ted Dekker, Bill Bright
    • Narrated By Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (116)

    A young orphaned boy was abandoned and raised in an Ethiopian monastery. He has never seen outside its walls - at least, not the way most people see. Now he must flee or die. But the world beyond is hardly ready for a boy like Caleb. When relief expert Jason Marker agrees to rescue Caleb from the monastery, he unwittingly opens humanity’s doors to an incredible journey filled with political intrigue and peril. Jason and Leiah - the French-Canadian nurse who escapes the monastery with him - quickly realize Caleb’s supernatural power to heal. But so do the boy’s enemies, who will stop at nothing to destroy him.

    Kay says: "Moving Experience"
    "Powerful and Entertaining"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, It leaves you longing for the next book. Simple truths wrapped in anything but simple story.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Great twists and turns engages the impels the listener to seek the resolution.


    Have you listened to any of Benjamin L. Darcie’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    NA


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The truths stay with you long after the story ends


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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