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  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Harold S. Kushner
    • Narrated By Harold S. Kushner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (58)

    Offers a moving and humane approach to understanding life's windstorms. Raises many questions that will challenge your mind and test your faith regarding the ultimate questions of life and death.

    James Orlin says: "Could be comforting to many, but not me"
    "Helps a Parent to Work through the "Worst Loss""
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    What did you love best about When Bad Things Happen to Good People?

    The author talks about shaken faith and our perceptions of God in our lives and how that relationship can drastically change after the tragic loss of a child. Although the author doesn't specifically focus on suicide he does a great job in helping a parent understand their loss and how it relates to faith and a future without their child.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It helped me put into perspective that bad things happen on this earth and that we are not simply chosen by our bad deeds or otherwise to have to be the ones that deal with the loss of a child. God can be and is present in our lives and we often see his presence through the love and compassion we receive after a tragedy. God works his miracles through us.


    Did Harold S. Kushner do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Not really character driven, but yes.


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

    Yes, I cried a lot but it is helping with the recovery of my loss.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a book to re-read over as you go through your recovery.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By David B. Biebel, Suzanne L. Foster
    • Narrated By Tom Parks
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Do real Christians commit suicide? Yes, they do. And for those left behind, the journey following such a tragedy is unbearably painful. Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love is a compassionate and practical guide that addresses the intensely personal issues of survivors of suicide (SOS). This gentle and faith-affirming resource helps survivors know what to expect, especially during the first year following a suicide.

    B W says: "#1 choice for suicide survivors"
    "#1 choice for suicide survivors"
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    Would you listen to Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love again? Why?

    Yes, I have already listened to it twice, right after my son's suicide and again at the four month mark. The book is point on as to the journey of a suicide survivor and has practical guidance for me on my journey.


    What other book might you compare Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love to and why?

    When Bad Things Happen to Good People. Both books talk about your faith struggle after losing a child or loved one.


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

    No.


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

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent book and reference!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7810)
    Performance
    (2988)
    Story
    (3043)

    When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

    Sandra says: "Utterly Awesome!"
    "OK Read"
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    What did you like best about Eragon? What did you like least?

    I liked the character of Eragon with the dragon. Eragon seemed to be continually complaining and whining. A little too much for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pursuit of Happyness (Abridged)

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Chris Gardner
    • Narrated By Andre Blake
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    At the age of 20, Chris Gardner arrived in San Francisco to pursue a promising career in medicine. However, he surprised everyone and himself by setting his sights on the competitive world of high finance. Yet no sooner had he landed an entry-level position at a prestigious firm, Gardner found himself caught in a web of incredibly challenging circumstances that left him part of the city's working homeless with his toddler son.

    Steve James says: "Book Better"
    "Terrible"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I thought the book was poorly written and was unimpressed with the vulgar language. I listened to about 1 1/2 hours and could not listen to anymore. Deleted it.


    What could Chris Gardner have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11612)
    Performance
    (7585)
    Story
    (7618)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Anastasia Burke says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Heart Wrenching"
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    What did you love best about Unbroken?

    This book was an inspiration. Amazing story of overcoming the odds. I would highly recommend this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Unbroken?

    Seeing the light


    What aspect of Edward Herrmann’s performance would you have changed?

    nothing


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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