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Steve

British Broadcaster, Photojournalist and member of LDS living in Canada.

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  • Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John G. Turner
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (31)

    Brigham Young was a rough-hewn craftsman from New York whose impoverished and obscure life was electrified by the Mormon faith. He trudged around the United States and England to gain converts for Mormonism, spoke in spiritual tongues, married more than 50 women, and eventually transformed a barren desert into his vision of the Kingdom of God. While previous accounts of his life have been distorted by hagiography or polemical exposé, John Turner provides a fully realized portrait of a colossal figure in American religion, politics, and westward expansion.

    Darwin8u says: "The Lion of the Lord says "Mind Your Own Business""
    "Not easy listening."
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    Would you be willing to try another one of Stephen Hoye’s performances?

    Personally I found listening to Stephen's delivery extremely difficult. That said, the book itself is very informative and worth buying in print form if not audio.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Robert T. Kiyosaki
    • Narrated By Tim Wheeler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1539)
    Performance
    (1338)
    Story
    (1347)

    Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

    C. Acevedo says: "I really enjoy listening over and over again."
    "A lot of words used to say very little."
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    Any additional comments?

    Like so many books of this ilk the concepts covered are generic with very few examples.
    Bottom line? Talks the talk, but hasn't got the legs to walk.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lawrence Wright
    • Narrated By Morton Sellers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1158)
    Performance
    (1039)
    Story
    (1027)

    A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack. Based on more than 200 personal interviews with both current and former Scientologists - both famous and less well known - and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.

    Chris Reich says: "Scared the Hell Out of Me"
    "Worth reading."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Going Clear to be better than the print version?

    No. As an audio book it suffers from poor narration and a total lack of inflection making it slightly less captivating than listening to child reading from the New York telephone directory. Perhaps they should have had Tommy Davis narrate it?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    L. Ron Hubbard. Why? Because he first published what was to become the basis for Scientology back in 1950. Back then it was little more than a treatise he entitled "Dianetics" but it was to become much more than that. Love him, loathe him, flimflammer or modern day prophet L. Ron Hubbard was certainly not your average man.


    What didn’t you like about Morton Sellers’s performance?

    His lack of inflection. That said, the book was "clearly" not writen for the spoken word.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    How to generate recurring revenue.


    Any additional comments?

    This book provides a "clear" insight into not only the birth of Scientology, but the life of the man who started it all. It's well written, mostly unbiased and an example of how truth can sometimes be stranger than fiction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KJV Complete Bible Dramatized Audio

    • UNABRIDGED (78 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Zondervan
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (164)

    For those who value the timeless KJV translation, this new audio recording offers a rich listening experience. Featuring top voice talent enhanced by original music and sound effects, the KJV Complete Bible Dramatized Audio brings the King James Version to life. World-class narration, a fully orchestrated background, and colorful character renderings engage the ears, the imagination, and the heart. It's ideal for drive time, exercising, or general listening.

    Daywriter says: "Yes, this IS the complete KJV Bible!"
    "Unusable"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A well produced audiobook that brings the KJV bible truly to life. However it has one HUGE problem. There is no way to navigate around the recording. No book, chapter or verse info. All you get is a bunch of audio files.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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