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Marilyn

Kincardine, Ontario, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Howard Taylor, Gregg Lewis
    • Narrated By Raymond Todd
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    Discover Hudson Taylor, a pioneer missionary to China, who suffered tribulation, hardship, poverty, and misunderstanding. But at his heart, he loved the Chinese people and learned through his misfortunes to trust God completely. Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret is a stirring biography that challenges you to live a life of faith.

    Diane says: "The exchanged life background"
    "I love Hudson Taylor"
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    Where does Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is in my top 20


    Would you recommend Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret to your friends? Why or why not?

    YES. I recommend this story. It one of the greatest I have ever read. I read it first 15 years ago and listened to it--thanks to Audable-- last month. It is rich!


    Did Raymond Todd do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, nice voice


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

    When Hudson Taylor's daughter dies, then later, his wife dies. And that man loved his family, you can feel that in the way he loves and accepts the Chinese he loves and adores his own family. The loss of those dear people was heartbreaking and inspiring all at once.


    Any additional comments?

    Hudson Taylor was one of the first missionaries to accept woman as equal, equal in the work and equal in their value to God. He was a great man. If there was another biography (with lots of excerpts from his own corrospondance--I love that in a book!) then I would buy anohter version of his biography.

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  • The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Country

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Charlotte Gray
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In February 1915, a member of one of Canada’s wealthiest families was shot and killed on the front porch of his home in Toronto as he was returning from work. Carrie Davies, an 18-year-old domestic servant, quickly confessed. But who was the victim here? Charles "Bert" Massey, a scion of a famous family, or the frightened, perhaps mentally unstable Carrie, a penniless British immigrant?

    Leslie says: "British reader for Canadian story puzzling choice"
    "I took this book everywhere, it ended too soon."
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    If you could sum up The Massey Murder in three words, what would they be?

    fascinating history/story


    What other book might you compare The Massey Murder to and why?

    Mary Queen of Scots, for the similar soul-wrenching circumstances of the lead lady


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The bio's of Hart Massey, Bert Massey, Florence Eustace . . . all the players in the drama come off the page. I cannot pick one scene. Many of the names and stories are new to me while others are familiar. But they all overlapped in this era of Toronto's history. They used the same old streets that are there now, Spadina, Yonge, Adelaide, and shopped in the same stores, Eaton's, Simpson's. The book is like walking through a black and white picture veil of 1915 and on the other side it is all brought back to life, colour and action!


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

    Nearly


    Any additional comments?

    I will listen to it again so I can soak up all the beautifully presented history.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wrecked

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jeff Goins
    • Narrated By Jeff Goins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Wrecked is about the life we are afraid to live. It's about radical sacrifice and selfless service - how we find purpose in the midst of pain. It's a look at how we discover fulfillment in the least likely of places. It's about living like we mean it. It's a guide to growing up and giving your life away, helping you live in the tension between the next adventure and the daily mundane. This book is for us - a generation intent on pursuing our life's work in a way that leaves us without regrets

    Marilyn says: "LOOKING FOR PURPOSE? Read this book."
    "LOOKING FOR PURPOSE? Read this book."
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    Would you listen to Wrecked again? Why?

    YES. I will listen again! Wrecked is good coaching on HOW to live. I need reminding, regular reminding. I will listen, am listening, again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wrecked?

    The reason we do humanitarian work is to feel better about ourselves. Right?

    NO philanthropy is not self-medication.

    Compassion means, "suffer with".

    "It will hurt a little, maybe even a lot."

    We find purpose in suffering.


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Goins – was your favorite?

    Jeff's sister Marissa, her collage experience, wanting to find purpose and find it without failing in the process. I get you Marissa.

    And Dustin in the chapter The Great Cliche.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Find yourself, the self you were meant to be.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it.

    Then, do it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Kyle Idleman
    • Narrated By Kyle Idleman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (400)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (358)

    Pastor Kyle Idleman doesn't just want to be a fan of Jesus, he wants to full heartedly commit to him and be a follower of Jesus. But how can you make the leap from fan to follower? In Not a Fan Idleman uses biblical examples to show how the people who met Jesus also had to decide if they were fans or followers, and what it meant for them to then become followers.

    Author Matthew Robert Payne says: "I am a follower and not a FAN"
    "Insightful Principals Fantastic Stories"
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    What made the experience of listening to Not a Fan the most enjoyable?

    The stories, illustrations were captivating Idleman historical and contemporary.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The biblical insight that Jesus stopped giving away bread he did not preach to win approval.


    Have you listened to any of Kyle Idleman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not A Fan is my first Idleman book


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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