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Shari

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  • Genesis

    • ORIGINAL (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Dr. Bill Creasy
    • Narrated By Dr. Bill Creasy
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (124)

    In Genesis the curtain rises on our story. Genesis introduces most of the major themes in the Bible. Listen closely as Logos Bible Study’s Dr. Bill Creasy takes you through the story of creation, the fall of man, grace, atonement, faith, justification, redemption and much more in this extraordinary story of beginnings.

    Shari says: "Dr. Creasy brings the Bible to life!!!"
    "Dr. Creasy brings the Bible to life!!!"
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    It was an amazing and enlightening series of lectures about Genesis. Dr. Creasy brings the characters and events to life through geography and history. He takes an in depth approach to the Bible using factual historical events and geographical locations of each section in the Bible. It becomes easier to picture each story as an actual event rather than 'just a story' in the Bible.

    He is amusing and keeps most of the lectures light and 'real.' There is nothing boring or droning about these lectures. He speaks clearly and makes these lessons understandable to anyone listening.

    A must buy for anyone interested in understanding the Bible and applying it to life now.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7497)
    Performance
    (6932)
    Story
    (6953)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "Wonderful sequel!!!!"
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    I find some of Stephen King's books to be tiresome of late. This is not one of those. This is the story of Dan Torrance after The Shining. There was no disappointment. I was enthralled by "the shining," Abra, and the evil characters in the book. The narration was wonderful. We walk through the years with Dan as he deals with life after the loss of his father. He has to come to grips with who he is in time so he can help a little girl named Abra deal with the dangerous people coming to find her.

    A must read (or listen-to).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Handmaid's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Claire Danes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4257)
    Performance
    (3835)
    Story
    (3868)

    Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

    Emily - Audible says: "My Top Pick for 2012"
    "Great story."
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    The Handmaid's Tale was a lot different then I thought it would be. I saw some negative reviews about how the book was to read mostly concerning the style it was written. I guess I lucked out here. The narrator was amazing. I felt like I was there in her head the whole time. This dystopian novel sets a surreal setting of a future where men take their power to a whole new level. I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Atossa Leoni
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5304)
    Performance
    (1509)
    Story
    (1515)

    Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

    David says: "Somber but gripping"
    "A story of life, loss, and love"
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    I just finished listening to this story and have to say first of the flurry of emotions that pounded me through this novel. Mariam and Laila are the two points of view in this story. They are women growing up and living in Afghanistan through the heartaches from war, the mistreatment by their husband, and their roles as women living in Afghanistan. I felt for these women through every step of the story.

    This powerful narrative brought alive the fears, joy, and struggles these women had in their lives. I would recommend this story to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Survivor

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1147)
    Performance
    (1022)
    Story
    (1010)

    Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

    T.D. says: "Shakes you to your very core."
    "WOW! WOW! WOW!"
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    This is a story about a man, Nate, who is going to commit suicide due to only having a short while left to live. During his suicide attempt a bank robbery occurs right inside the window. Nate climbs in the window and saves the day... almost. What ensues is the cat and mouse game where Nate is battling with inner demons and real terrors threatening his family. This story made me laugh, cry, and cling to the next part of the story. What a roller coaster ride this was. Recommended to anyone wanting a good thrill ride.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12361)
    Performance
    (11227)
    Story
    (11256)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Fun ride!!!"
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    This story was a fun ride! I really enjoyed the characters and the plot. The story is very science fiction. There is not much to say without ruining the plot. Enjoy. :D

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Six Years

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3135)
    Performance
    (2702)
    Story
    (2723)

    Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for...but she is not Natalie....

    G. House Sr. says: "Obsession, mystery, and you're hooked!"
    "Wow....just wow."
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    I could not stop listening to this story. I carried my phone around with me to keep listening to see what would happen next. Scott Brick delivers a wonderful performance. The story is one twist after another. Why four stars? The ending. The epilogue. It was too easy. I really like this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys nail-biting suspense.

    I did get annoyed with the main character for continuing in the quest even though he kept getting beat up and putting other's lives in danger. He was very selfish with his love and determination for Natalie. It got a bit annoying but, without it there would be no story from half-way through the book.

    Not my favorite Harlan Coben story but I will continue to read/listen to his stuff because he is a great story teller.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Four Fires

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1172)
    Performance
    (826)
    Story
    (820)

    The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare, and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. The four fires give us our sense of place and, for better or for worse, shape our national character.

    Robert says: "Hit in the solar plexus"
    "Amazing story!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, This is an amazing story about life in the mid 1900's for a family in Australia. I was captivated by the story and the narrator. He did a wonderful job portraying the characters in the novel.


    Which character – as performed by Humphrey Bower – was your favorite?

    Mole, Bozo, and Sarah. I could feel the struggles of each of the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    The story did drag along at some points but not enough for me to regret one minute of listening. I cannot wait to read and listen to another book by this author and narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tribulation Force: Left Behind, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (433)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (148)

    In an instant, millions of people have vanished from Earth. Those left behind scramble to find the cause of this massive disappearance. In their desperation, they fall under the spell of Nicolae Carpathia, a charismatic leader, who vows to bring all religions, governments, and economic systems together. But underneath his promise to unite the world lurks a force of great evil. Can a group of four men and women, who call themselves Tribulation Force, find the strength to topple this wicked foe?

    Sherry says: "Better and better"
    "Inspiring read..."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Tribulation Force to be better than the print version?

    Did not read the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Buck. I enjoy his passion


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

    I am so glad that Richard Ferrone is a narrator because the original narrator made the story almost impossible to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I am glad that I am listening to the book and not reading it because I feel I would not have read much of the series. The grammatical errors come through even in the audio book but do not bother me as much because I do not have to read them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heir of Novron: Riyria Revelations, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4223)
    Performance
    (3883)
    Story
    (3904)

    On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

    Ron says: "Spectacular fantasy series"
    "A wonderful story!!"
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    This was the conclusion to a wonderful story. I was captivated from the beginning especially with the narration. I got to know each of the characters and came to care for each of them. I am sorry to see the story end because I enjoyed it so much, but I am also glad to see that Michael Sullivan did not try to keep the story going unnecessarily just to sell more books like some authors do (no names).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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