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Andrea

Andrea~Isa61

PIKEVILLE, KY, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 8 reviews
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  • 56 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2014
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  • The Pope Who Quit: A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death and Salvation

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jon M. Sweeney
    • Narrated By Jon M. Sweeney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    At the close of the tumultuous Middle Ages, there lived a man who seemed destined from birth to save the world. His name was Peter Morrone, a hermit, founder of a religious order, and depending on to whom you talk, a reformer, an instigator, a prophet, a coward, a saint, and possibly the victim of murder. A stroke of fate would, practically overnight, transform this humble servant of God into the most powerful man in the Catholic Church.

    Ambrose says: "Not Terribly Remarkable"
    "passionate, intriguing, inspiring"
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    Sweeney narrates his own historical plunge into the life & times of Peter of Moroni. His passion for the details is obvious in his considerable detective work to examine the history from all angles, providing a richly woven tribute to this mysterious man of God.
    Further exploration of key persons in government & Church of the time--including Francis of Assisi, the "pillar saints" & hermits--create a fuller bounty of understanding for the life & choices of the brief but godly Pope.
    An excellent read/listen that will keep your attention throughout.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Bride Collector

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ted Dekker
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (408)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (203)

    FBI Special agent Brad Raines is facing his toughest case yet. A Denver serial killer has killed four beautiful young women, leaving a bridal veil at each crime scene, and he's picking up his pace. Unable to crack the case, Raines appeals for help from a most unusual source: residents of the Center for Wellbeing and Intelligence, a private psychiatric institution for mentally ill individuals whose are extraordinarily gifted.

    Holly Helscher says: "Everyone is the Favorite"
    "Superior suspense thriller!"
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    Superior! Knife-blade suspense that will keep you up late & keep you turning pages. A classic Dekker mind-bending thrill ride that plunges the reader into a rush of adrenaline again & again. Chilling mystery, soul-searching drama, endearing romance, & a host of memorable characters will drag your mind into a deep, dark depth that could only come from the mind of Ted Dekker.
    Enjoy the ride.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eyes Wide Open

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Ted Dekker
    • Narrated By Philip Hodges
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (90)

    Who am I? My name is Christy Snow. I'm 17 and I'm about to die. I'm buried in a coffin under tons of concrete. No one knows where I am. My heart sounds like a monster with clobber feet, running straight toward me. I'm lying on my back, soaked with sweat from the hair on my head to the soles of my feet. My hands and feet won't stop shaking. Some will say that I'm not really here. Some will say I'm delusional. Some will say that I don t even exist. But who are they? I'm the one buried in a grave.

    Ronda Snyder says: "Horrendous story - makes me angry I wasted money"
    "Good story, narration drags"
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    I would like to have read this book instead of listening to it. I usually love Dekker's thrill rides. The narration seems rushed, repetitive (almost sing-song at times), unengaged—a hindrance to classic Dekker suspense.
    If you’re a Dekker fan, this 1 is closer to the juvenile series style, similar to the “Lost Books” saga; & as always, connected to the larger adventure. ;) The spiritual twist becomes clearer as the story progresses, so just enjoy the ride. It provides a good message for youth & adults, especially for those who are not happy with “self”.
    Thanks again, Ted.
    Blessings~

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Letting Go: Living the Wisdom of Saint Francis

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Richard Rohr
    • Narrated By Richard Rohr
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (76)

    We often think of saints as rare individuals whose gifts far exceed our own, and St. Francis is no exception. But for Fr. Richard Rohr, a prolific author and renowned speaker, the life and teachings of this beloved figure offer an authentic spirituality we can all embody.

    connie says: "delivery a bit disappointing;still a 5 star listen"
    "a lot of liberal, a little Francis"
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    I really wanted to love this book. It contains so much of Rohr's liberal opinions & so little of Francis's teachings, I simply could not. From exampling talking down to a less educated congregation to claiming someone living in a state the Bible declares sin is holy, it is extremely awkward to digest this book through the lens of God's Holy Word. As a Christian & clergy, I agree there is much we need to let go. The truth of Scripture, however, is certainly not on that list, & never shall be for those who love Christ & keep His Word.
    Sadly disappointing.

    6 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Of Love and Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Anne Rice
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (60)

    Anne Rice’s lyrical, haunting new novel is a metaphysical thriller of angels and assassins that once again summons up dark and dangerous worlds set in times past. Anne Rice takes us to other realms, this time to the world of 15th-century Rome, a city of domes and rooftop gardens, rising towers and crosses beneath an ever-shifting layer of clouds; familiar hills and tall pines....of Michelangelo and Raphael, of the Holy Inquisition and of Leo X....

    Kathy says: "Very Engaging"
    "a captivating adventure for spirit & faith"
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    A beautiful, artistic, charming, at times disturbing tale richly woven in Anne's return to faith in Christ. This will stir your spirit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Go the F--k to Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
    • Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11875)
    Performance
    (7252)
    Story
    (7141)

    Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

    Darwin8u says: "Read the F--king REVIEW!"
    "funny but vulgar"
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    Sam Jackson is an amazing performer. I love his work. However, sadly, he is largely popular for vulgarity in his career.
    This story is so funny; but the extreme profanity, in particular taking God's name in vain, robs the listener of what would otherwise be a delightful experience.
    God bless~

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume One

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated By Wayne June
    Overall
    (280)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (223)

    Hailed by literary critics as the inventor of modern-day horror, H. P. Lovecraft is the cultivating force behind such modern writers as Robert Bloch, Wes Craven and Stephen King. The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume One is a collection of his best-known tales narrated for the first time by Wayne June and includes both "The Dunwich Horror" (published in the summer of 1926) and "The Call of Cthulhu" (published in the summer of 1928).

    Edward says: "Excellent Series for those who love Lovecraft..."
    "Chilling!"
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    Dark, dreamy, the stuff nightmares are made of.
    Lovecraft is classic horror with rich American heritage flavor. Visit a town so far off any normal path the natives are already frightening, even before darker visitors move it. And chase the dreams of a list of madmen to discover a secret so dark it can't be mentioned.
    A host of modern-day horror talents tip their hats to this brilliant original master.
    Want to add a chilling challenge to your delight? Listen with the lights off.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • This Present Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Frank Peretti
    • Narrated By Jack Sondericker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (748)
    Performance
    (452)
    Story
    (456)

    A small town newspaper editor and a local minister uncover a web of conspiracy while an unseen battle between the angels of good and evil takes place in the town of Ashton.

    Kimberly says: "The one that started Peretti"
    "spiritually uplifting & challenging"
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    Think you're so special leagues of angels & demons are fighting over you? You're right!
    This spiritual warfare thriller quickly became a classic in its own right & soared to the hights in Christian fiction. Peretti is a great storyteller. He weaves suspense into a catching plot that makes you want to chase ahead a few chapters. But don't--you'll ruin the surprises.
    Sondericker's narration hits the nail on the head with some characters as I had imagined them in past readings. He seems to enjoy the story & really get into it; all the more enjoyable for the listener.
    Don't stop here! There's an exciting sequel to follow & a number of Peretti works to keep the pages turning...or the audio running.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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