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Jennifer

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  • The Abolition of Man & The Great Divorce

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (758)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (345)

    Have we been taught to discount the veracity and deeper meaning of our emotional resonance with the world around us? In The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis looks at the curriculum of the English "prep school" and begins to wonder if this subliminal teaching has indeed produced a generation who discount such a nature.

    Joseph says: "Two great (but quite different) gems from CSL"
    "It moved me to tears"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have never had a work of fiction actually hurt my heart like this one did. I've read a lot of fiction that moved me and caused me to cry, but this one physically hurt my heart because these characters, while fiction, represent what people feel and think. The Choices they make can damn them forever and in this depiction, they just didn't fully understand or get it. That is the part that hurt. Selfishness was so obstructrive to their own site that they couldn't see the truth even though it was right in front of their eyes. It made me wonder just how many people here on earth may not be saved because of these very things. I would recommend this book so that people can possibly see.....damnation isn't something I'd wish on anyone.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    What I liked most is that this made me re-think how I see and feel about anyone. We are all broken, but so many of us end up finding ourselves judgemental of people for whatever reason. Some of the characters in this truly couldn't see that their behavior was selfish. They were so broken that they didn't even realize they were manipulating others or doing anything.


    What about Robert Whitfield’s performance did you like?

    Robert was awesome! He made each character believable. And his voice kept my attention fully.


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

    I was actually just thinking that I'd love to see this as a movie, but a tagline? I have no idea.


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  • Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Daniel J. Siegel
    • Narrated By Daniel J. Siegel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (843)
    Performance
    (411)
    Story
    (422)

    From everyday stress to severe trauma, many obstacles to a full life can be overcome by developing what Dr. Daniel J. Siegel calls "mindsight," our ability to perceive the mind and literally redirect the flow of energy and information within our brains. Through this powerful capacity for insight and empathy, we can "rewire" crucial connections, create dynamic linkages, and open ourselves to relationships in a new way.

    Annie M. says: "DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK!"
    "Awesome Book!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Mindsight the most enjoyable?

    I learned so much about behavior and the human brain, and how you can change it and form new wavelengths and patterns.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was logical and concise and informative.


    What does Daniel J. Siegel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Well, I listened to this while driving, so he brought me vocals so I wouldn't crash. lol


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

    No, it's far too long with far too much to process.


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  • Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Mark Driscoll, Grace Driscoll
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert, William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
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    Pastor Mark Driscoll and his wife, Grace, talk about sex and marriage in down-to-earth terms, hitting issues other Christian books won't. While a wonderful wedding day is important, it's the last day of marriage that really counts. Will the last day of your marriage come prematurely through divorce? Will it be filled with regrets as you sit at the funeral of your spouse? Or, by God's grace, will the last day be a time to rejoice in the life you lived together?

    Beth says: "Excelent Book if you can get past reader's voice"
    "Great for any marriage"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, and I have recommended it. It covers a vast array of the aspects of married life. I think this book along with Love and Respect cover most of the areas that couples struggle in.


    What other book might you compare Real Marriage to and why?

    Love and Respect, because it is also based on biblical marriage.


    Which character – as performed by Tavia Gilbert and William Dufris – was your favorite?

    They were both good.


    What did you learn from Real Marriage that you would use in your daily life?

    Oh my gosh, I learned so much. I've used what I've learned to talk to other people and to help them in their marriage struggles.


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  • The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret to America's Future

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jonathan Cahn
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cahn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1035)
    Performance
    (924)
    Story
    (940)

    Is it possible that there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future? That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy? That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America? That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come? Before its end as a nation, there appeared in ancient Israel nine specific warnings and omens of national destruction - these same Nine Harbingers are now manifesting in America with profound ramifications.

    Ryan says: "Makes you think..."
    "Good piece of fiction"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This book definitely makes you think, but I feel there were some discrepencies in the theology.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jonathan Cahn? Why or why not?

    Probably not.


    What about Jonathan Cahn’s performance did you like?

    He was good.


    Could you see The Harbinger being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Sure, it would be a hollywood success I'm sure. Some big name actors would make it really suspenseful.


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  • Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
    • Narrated By Kevin Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2378)
    Performance
    (2219)
    Story
    (2230)

    Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July, 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.

    Mike says: "Enthralling and authentic story of valor in combat"
    "Rivetting talke of survival"
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    Would you listen to Lone Survivor again? Why?

    Probably not, I don't typically read books more than once unless they are some sort of self help book or the Bible.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Marcus, because he had amazing comrodary and respect for his fellow Seals. He pumped up all the others to be better than himself which made him stand out all the more.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were really too many to pick a single favorite.


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

    Finding out that Seals say prayers, and that while he cursed a lot he had a lot of faith and hope. Knowing he prayed prayers that was taught from a young age and held onto those things through the lonely rought times.


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  • Have a Little Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Mitch Albom
    • Narrated By Mitch Albom
    Overall
    (296)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (115)

    What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us together? In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds - two men, two faiths, two communities - that will inspire readers everywhere.

    Dana says: "Fantastic Read!"
    "Pleasently surprised"
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    Would you listen to Have a Little Faith again? Why?

    I would. I bought this as one of the buy one get one book deals not really expecting much out of it, and I was pleasantly surprised and moved by much of the story and the heart of the people in the story. It also helped me to increase my faith as well as have a lot more grace for those who follow different faiths.


    What other book might you compare Have a Little Faith to and why?

    I don't know, this isn't like a book I would ordinarily purchase.


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

    N/A


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

    Amazing Grace from broken people.


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  • Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Emerson Eggerichs
    • Narrated By Emerson Eggerichs
    Overall
    (636)
    Performance
    (423)
    Story
    (433)

    Successful couples know that harmony and happiness in marriage are not achieved by love alone. There is the other side of the Ephesians 5:33 equation - respect. Yes, a wife needs love. But a husband needs respect. Based on extensive biblical and scientific research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs reveals the secret to couples meeting each other's deepest needs: Without love she reacts without respect, and without respect he reacts without love and a destructive, vicious cycle begins.

    Bogdel says: "Very Good!"
    "Really helped me."
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    What did you love best about Love & Respect?

    This book was able to show me how the way I say things and phrase things can be taken as disrespectful by my husband. I thought I was being helpful and loving, but I was actually making him feel badly, like he was not capable of meeting my needs.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Love & Respect?

    My husband and I are opposites in every way. I've always been more like most men where emotions are concerned and my husband is more emotional and reactional. He is the one who needs to talk and I am the stonewaller, but it did help me to understand how the way I word things or expressions can be taken wrong.


    What about Emerson Eggerichs’s performance did you like?

    I always think it's great to have the author as the reader. It helps you "connect" with the author better, especially when it is a book designed to help you better yourself.


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

    I wanted to, but it's a bit long for doing that.


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  • Procrastination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It Now

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jane B. Burka, Lenora M. Yuen
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (41)

    Based on their workshops and counseling experience, psychologists Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen offer a probing, sensitive, and at times humorous look at a problem that affects everyone: students and scientists, secretaries and executives, homemakers and salespeople. Procrastination identifies the reasons we put off tasks - fears of failure, success, control, separation, and attachment - and their roots in our childhood and adult experiences.

    Cesar A. Souza says: "Just like a therapy"
    "Extremely helpful and informative"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. This book took procrastination and broke it down to all the reasons why someone does it, how the brain has been affected, and how patterns have been set. It cross references things such as ADD and ED and how we were raised with Cognitive thinking and awareness. This book breaks things down in a logical format that is understandible and helps you to not condemn either yourself or your loved one who is a procrastinator.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm currently listening to "Everyone's a Theologian: An Introduction to Theology" by R.C. Sproul.


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

    No, this was the first book by her. She pronounces a few words a little differently than I would, but otherwise it was good.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Procrastination?

    Journalling for awareness as well as talking to the procrastinator in my life very differently.


    Any additional comments?

    I sure wish I could get my procrastinator to listen this book.

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  • The Four Loves

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By C.S. Lewis
    Overall
    (431)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (194)

    In this remarkable recording, C.S. Lewis shows why millions of readers have acclaimed him the greatest spokesman for Christianity in the twentieth century. In a resonant, baritone voice, Lewis explores the nature of the four Greek words that are translated love in English: "storge" (affection), "philia" (friendship), "eros" (sexual or romantic love) and "agape" (selfless love).

    William says: "Insightful Views on Love"
    "Wow!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Four Loves to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version, but I loved that this was a recording of CS Lewis directly. It was completely awesome to know what the writer sounds like and to hear such an amazing theologen speaking.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Four Loves?

    Learning how all the loves intertwine as well as the differences between them. It breaks down love to the point where you can understand things like loving your enemy verses those who you love with feeling.


    Which character – as performed by C.S. Lewis – was your favorite?

    There were no characters.


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

    No, this book did not make me laugh or cry, but rather just helped to open my eyes to the dynamic of love. I also wish English had various words to break down this single word that has so many meanings.


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  • Mere Christianity

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2702)
    Performance
    (1260)
    Story
    (1273)

    Mere Christianity is C.S. Lewis' forceful and accessible doctrine of Christian belief. First heard as informal radio broadcasts and then published as three separate books, The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity brings together what Lewis sees as the fundamental truths of the religion.

    Tim says: "A Classic That Gets Better & Better With Time!"
    "Best description of Christianity"
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    If you could sum up Mere Christianity in three words, what would they be?

    This is just a logical book. It tells you what Christianity is. There's no fluff, there's no "I'm better because I'm a Christian" in this, but rather it's just a logical basis of what it means to be a Christian. Not the church goers you see at the office, not even a lot of the churchgoers you see at church but what the religion itself is, and what it means. I am a Christian and this was the first christian book I've ever listend to or read that breaks down Christianity logically. I am a numbers person and very logical minded, not an emotional based person and I thought it was fabulous just how simple he made it to understand. I would recommend this to Christians and non Christians alike.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This book has no characters as it is a summation of lectures put together in book form.


    What does Geoffrey Howard bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I thought he was a great narrator.


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

    The entire book was so logical. There were very many "ah ha" moments for me.


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