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RevInTampa

Pastor Darryl

Tampa, FL | Member Since 2010

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  • A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Edited by Clayborne Carson, Kris Shepard
    • Narrated By Andrew Young, Rosa Parks
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (31)

    These 12 moving speeches voiced by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are original recordings collected here for the first time ever. Plus, listen to MLK deliver some of his most famous sermons in A Knock at Midnight.

    Inge A says: "A King size speech"
    "A Great Walk Through The Civil Rights Struggle"
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    If you could sum up A Call to Conscience in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring & Thought Provoking


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Call to Conscience?

    I was surprised to learn that a good portion of King's "I Have A Dream" speech had been presented at an earlier march in Detroit. I also found it interesting that there were parts of King's speeches that were kind of "stump" elements. Nothing wrong with that but something I hadn't considered before.


    What does Andrew Young and Rosa Parks bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It was more moving to hearing their voices especially Rosa Parks since she is no longer with us. Andrew Young provided some behind the scenes context for King's final speech and I was just amazed that King's last message was done without notes. As a preacher I was amazed at how masterful he presented that message and how King always pulled in the biblical perspective in most of his messages. Young also explained how sick King felt that night was also was stunning.


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

    I was amazed at how releveant King's message is to world today. We have have overcome racial segregation but there are still racial challenges in the United States and non-violence is still the best approach to solving the ills of America society.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep in mind that sound recording technology is not what we have today so some messages are difficult to listen to because of the reverb. King's message at Riverside Church about the Vietnam war had some good points but the quality was so challenging that I found it hard to stick with the 40+ min speech (even though I did but some parts my mind drifted).
    Also, I was a little disappointed that King's "If I Had Sneezed" speech wasn't included in this collection but that could be because that message didin't contribute to the "conscious" make-up of King.

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  • French Silk

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (717)
    Performance
    (520)
    Story
    (522)

    Like the city of New Orleans itself, Claire Laurent is a vibrant beauty laced with a mysterious elusiveness. The founder of French Silk, a fabulous lingerie company, she has fought hard to make it a worldwide success. Then a TV evangelist attacks French Silk’s erotic sleepwear as sinful. And when he is killed, Claire becomes the prime suspect. District Attorney Robert Cassidy knows Claire is damning herself with lie after lie about the murder, even as he feels her drawing him into her world and her very soul....

    OLIVIA says: "Sandra Brown at her Best!!"
    "Great Story Without Too Much Sappy Romance"
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    If you could sum up French Silk in three words, what would they be?

    Riveting, engaging, thrilling


    What did you like best about this story?

    The performance by Renee Raudman and the authors talent at describing scenes and making them seem real in the listener's mind.


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

    Her mastery of the different voices and the ability to consistently recreate distinct voices made me remember the characters in their uniqueness. Not once did I mistakenly associate one character for another she was so good.


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

    This book gripped my attention so much that I haven't listened to another audible title in about two weeks and I usually listen to multiple books at the same time. I couldn't stop listening.


    Any additional comments?

    The murder mystery takes some very interesting turns and Sandra Brown has a way of using what would appear to be random incidents and making them critical components to the final resolution of the story. This book is considered a romance and I am NOT a romance reader (I'm more of a Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn and John Grisham reader/listener). I enjoyed the mystery part of the book even though I'm NOT a mystery reader. I enjoyed the detective and sleuthing part of the book and the romance part was just like some romance parts one might find in a good TV movie. Icing on the cake but not the heart of the matter.
    Personally I wouldn't mind seeing this book made into a movie. It was that good and I highly recommend.

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  • A Knock at Midnight: Original Recordings of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • NONE (8 hrs)
    • By Martin Luther King
    • Narrated By Martin Luther King
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (15)

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a leader and visionary of the civil rights movement, was first and foremost a preacher. This unique collection features a selection of Dr. King's best sermons - some not heard since he first delivered them!

    J. A. McCarron says: "Best audible book yet"
    "Great Proclamation From A Master Preacher"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would highly recommend this audiobook as it gives you some additional insight into the genius of Dr King. Much of the material presented is not included in his more famous civil rights speeches. Also, Dr King is more personal in these messages as far as sharing glimpses of his family life and friends. While intense in his presentation, there are also times when we see the humor of Dr King.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was great to hear Dr King's sermons in a variety of contexts. He was a preacher first and civil rights leader second so I enjoyed hearing Dr King in a preaching context on a Sunday morning. As a preacher, I appreciated how he took a biblical text and walked through its practical and social implications for the times in which the message was presented.


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  • Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Heilemann, Mark Halperin
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1899)
    Performance
    (756)
    Story
    (757)

    Based on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story, Game Change is a reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel. Character driven and dialogue rich, replete with extravagantly detailed scenes, this is the occasion-ally shocking, often hilarious, ultimately definitive account of the campaign of a lifetime.

    Joe says: "Best Audiobook of 2010!"
    "Fascinating Listen On The Race Of A Lifetime"
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    Great behind the scenes telling of the 2008 Presidential election. The book is weighted more heavily on telling the Democratic story because of the rivalry between Obama and Clinton but a fair treatment of the GOP is done as well. Excellent coverage of the John Edwards fiasco of a campaign (I never knew Elizabeth Edwards was the way she is described in this book) as well as the challenges that Sarah Palin faced when thrust into the national spotlight. Dennis Boutsikaris does a fine job with the narration. I highly recommend this book. It doesn't present the story from a conservative or liberal point of view but seeks to just tell the story and allow the listener to form his/her own opinion which is refreshing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3798)
    Performance
    (3382)
    Story
    (3396)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "Fascinating Listen"
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    Excellent book by Bill O'relly with background information that I had not heard about before. The whole background of Charles Wilkes Booth was fascinating and the mistakes made around the President that left him vulnerable were enough to make one's blood boil. Bill presents the material in a bold fresh way that captures one's attention and makes the information easy to digest. I couldn't stop listening to it once I started down its path.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kennedy Detail: JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gerald Blaine, Lisa McCubbin
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (430)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (267)

    Even today, almost five decades after John F. Kennedy was slain, the public continues to be captivated by the "Kennedy Curse" and new theories about what really happened on that fateful day in 1963. For nearly 50 years former Secret Service agent Clint Hill has lived with the unimaginable guilt of losing a president on his watch and has obeyed an honor code of silence, refusing to contribute to any books about the assassination. Until now.

    Vidoloff says: "A must "read" in my opinion"
    "Great Behind The Scenes Look At The Secret Service"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Kennedy Detail the most enjoyable?

    Learning about all of the work that the Secret Service goes through to protect the President (60s style).


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Kennedy Detail?

    Listening to the moment by moment experience of Kennedy's assassination.


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

    His rich baritone kind of voice could lull you to sleep if you were listening at just the right time of day but overall his presentation was pretty good.


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

    Not exactly.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed getting to know how President Kennedy interacted with his Secret Service Detail and how personable he was with them and the impact his death had on the men closest to him. What surprised me was the lack of any mention of the various martial affairs that supposedly JFK had. There was no hint of that at all in the text. Whether the book was sanitized or not I do not know. The absence of those salacious details though doesn't take anything away from the power of this book.

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  • The Testament

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1519)
    Performance
    (588)
    Story
    (596)

    Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States. He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die. His potential heirs, to no one's surprise - especially Troy's - are circling like vultures. But Troy shocks them all when he leaves his fortune to an estranged, illegitimate daughter.

    Richard says: "Best Grisham Ever"
    "Touching Story Regarding Greed & Redemption"
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    If you could sum up The Testament in three words, what would they be?

    Riveting, Mesmerizing, Soaring


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

    Very much so. John tells such a good story with vibrant characters that you either love or hate. He has a way of pulling you into the world that he has created and you actually feel for the characters and what they go through. I didn't expect Nate to be the center of the story but it was alright that he was. You never know how a Grisham novel is going to turn out and this one did not disappoint.


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

    He does a masterful job with the voices and just the right "attitude" for the situation being described in the book. Can't wait to go on another ride with him in another Grisham novel. I highly recommend him.


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

    The thing I appreciated the most about this book was difference that Christ can make in the life of one struggling with substance abuse. Nate's path from low to high was very inspiring. There wasn't any courtroom drama in this text but the section in the last third where Nate deposed each of the family members was very entertaining and a primer on examining a witness on the stand.


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't get enough of this audio book and because of its Christian themes, I am even thinking of using it as the basis for starting a book club at my church. I highly recommend this book. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Between You and Me: A Memoir

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Mike Wallace, Gary Paul Gates
    • Narrated By Mike Wallace
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    In this candid and revealing audiobook, Mike Wallace tells the behind-the-scenes stories from his remarkable 60-year career. Here are intimate anecdotes, off-camera antics, never-before-told tales, and, most important, Wallace's insights about some unforgettable characters.

    Greg says: "SoSo"
    "Great Memoir By A Great Newsman"
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    What did you love best about Between You and Me?

    I picked this up after the recent passing of Mike Wallace to hear some of the behind the scenes stuff for his landmark interviews and I wasn't disappointed. The fact that Mike read the book was nice especially since his voice is now silenced.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Between You and Me?

    I never knew how close of a relationship he had with Nancy Reagan.


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

    It was that compelling but I listening sporadically in Automobile University.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You Lost Me

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By David Kinnaman
    • Narrated By Tom Parks
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    More than 60 percent of young people who went to church as teens drop out after high school. This is a striking and alarming statistic. Now the bestselling author of unChristian trains his researcher's eye on these young believers. Where Kinnaman's first book unChristian showed the world what outsiders aged 16–29 think of Christianity, You Lost Me shows why younger Christians, ages 16–29, are leaving the church and rethinking their faith. Kinneaman offers suggestions on how to help young people develop and maintain a vibrant faith....

    shari says: "A good read to make you think."
    "A Clarion Wake-Up Call To The Church"
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    Would you listen to You Lost Me again? Why?

    It was a real easy book to listen to especially to acquire the information. It was a part of my Automobile University curriculum and I loved it. Listening on my IPad I was able to bookmark thost parts of the book that I wanted to go back to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The six reason why the Mosaics (ages 18-29) disconnect from the church. They were reasons I (as a Baptist pastor) had not considered but were quite valid. He also discusses the generational differences between the groups in the church and provides some good strategies on how to resolve those differences.


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

    The section where Kinneman talks about information access. He lifts up an example of watching movies in the 70s vs the access to movies today. It was a stark contrast between boomers and mosaics.


    Any additional comments?

    The audible was, to me, so good that I went and got the e-book for my Kindle app.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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