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  • Round the Bend

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nevil Shute
    • Narrated By John Telfer
    Overall
    (76)
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    (58)
    Story
    (60)

    When Tom Cutter hires Constantine Shaklin as an engineer in his air-freight business, he little realises the extraordinary gifts of his new recruit. Shaklin possesses a religious power which inspires everyone he meets to a new faith and hope for humanity. As Cutter’s business grows across Asia, so does Shaklin’s fame, until he is widely regarded as a unifying deity. Though he struggles to believe Shaklin is indeed divine, Cutter too finds solace in his friend’s teachings, and commits to passing on his message.

    Gavin says: "A wonderful book"
    "One of Nevil Shute's best stories"
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    Disclaimer: this is being written by an avid Nevil Shute fan. That being said, this is Shute at his best. If you've never heard of him, or only read A Town Like Alice, then give this one a try. You just might be fortunate enough to become a Nevil Shute fan too!! The reader is also excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Humility: True Greatness

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By C. J. Mahaney
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    A battle rages within every one of us every day. It's the clash between our sense of stubborn self-sufficiency and God's call to recognize that we're really nothing without Him. It's pride versus humility. And it's a fight we can't win without looking repeatedly to Christ and the cross. C. J. Mahaney raises a battle cry to daily, diligently, and deliberately weaken our greatest enemy (pride) and cultivate our greatest friend (humility).

    Noel says: "An Excellent, Down-To-Earth Talk About Humility"
    "An Excellent, Down-To-Earth Talk About Humility"
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    This is a very good book that focuses on understanding and developing a humble spirit. It is well written and contains depth of insight. The reader does a great job at presenting in a quiet, gentle manner that adds to the listening experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Practice of the Presence of God: Being Conversations and Letters of Nicholas Hermann of Lorraine

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Brother Lawrence
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    Nicholas Herman (c. 1605-1691) was born in Lorraine, France and served as a cook and shoe repairer at a Carmelite monastery. He was only a lay member of the order, and walked with a limp from injuries incurred as a soldier, yet his private thoughts provide a wellspring of devotional insight and refreshment.

    Myron says: "Alternate Title: How to Pray Continuously"
    "Brother Lawrence is amazing, Scott Brick isn't"
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    I have read through my paper copy of this incredible little book many times. Unfortunately, Scott Brick is totally the wrong reader for this title. It requires a humble, gentle presentation, and these are not Brick's qualities (at least not when he reads). My advice is to buy the book and read it yourself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Who: Dead Air

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 12 mins)
    • By James Goss
    • Narrated By David Tennant
    Overall
    (1108)
    Performance
    (942)
    Story
    (936)

    This is an exclusive, original adventure for the 10th Doctor, read by David Tennant. Featuring additional music and effects, Doctor Who: Dead Air has never been previously published. Hot on the heels of a creature that exists through sound, the Doctor lands on a pirate radio station boat in the late 1960s. The creature has already killed some of the DJs, and the Doctor befriends the survivors. But then the lights go out, and a desperate race for survival begins.

    Paul says: "Brilliant story and well crafted audiobook"
    "'Dead Air' Sums This One Up"
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    The story starts with a somewhat intriguing premise, but doesn't do much with it. There are many better Dr Who stories. You can safely skip this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of One

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (2841)
    Performance
    (1648)
    Story
    (1654)

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

    Bob says: "Compelling story lifted higher by the narration"
    "A Good Story, But"
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    The Power of One is a good, solid story that keeps the reader involved. The reader is excellent. I will note a couple of caveats, depending on your viewpoint: there is lots of vulgarity, especially in the early going, and the Christian faith is presented in a blatantly mocking and demeaning light. There is a lot to like here, but these were definitely negatives for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Prayer and Praying Men

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By E. M. Bounds
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Great men of God in Scripture are the focus as E.M. Bounds demonstrates powerful lessons on the need for and art of effective prayer. Paul, Ezra, Moses and Daniel are only a few of the men he gives examples of. God's desire is for men to be on their knees in full subjection to Him. His life was devoted to praying 3 hours a day beginning at 4 a.m. in the morning. E.M. Bounds himself is a wonderful example of the power of a praying man.

    N says: "Awsome Resource"
    "A Remarkable Book on Prayer"
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    This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to become deeper and more purposeful in their prayer time. The performance by Simon Vance is very strong.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By A. Lee Martinez
    • Narrated By Scott Aiello
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1154)
    Performance
    (1077)
    Story
    (1079)

    Emperor Mollusk. Intergalactic Menace. Destroyer of Worlds. Conqueror of Other Worlds. Mad Genius. Ex-Warlord of Earth. Not bad for a guy without a spine. But what's a villain to do after he's done... everything. With no new ambitions, he's happy to pitch in and solve the energy crisis or repel aliens invaders should the need arise, but if he had his way, he'd prefer to be left alone to explore the boundaries of dangerous science. Just as a hobby, of course. Retirement isn't easy though.

    Kat Hooper says: "Hilariously wacky!"
    "Fun and quirky SCI-FI"
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    I really enjoyed this story, but it's not for everyone. If you like fun, quirky SCI-FI adventure tales then you'll probably like this one quite a lot. If you like deep, involved plots with heavy social overtones then Emperor Mollusk won't be to your taste.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Divine Contentment

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Thomas Watson
    • Narrated By David Cochran Heath
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Based on Philippians 4:11, I have learned, in whatever state I am therewith to be content, Watson considers the great dishonor done to almighty God by the sin of discontent. The doctrine of Christian contentment is clearly illustrated and profitably applied. The special cases where, through changes in providences, discontentment most commonly arises are examined and preservatives are applied to the soul.

    Ben says: "Soul Medicine"
    "A remarkable audiobook"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Art of Divine Contentment the most enjoyable?

    This very old book contains depth of insight that eludes most modern writers. The reader does an excellent job of translating the content to audio. I would strongly encourage people to give this a listen.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness: The Path to True Christian Joy

    • UNABRIDGED (42 mins)
    • By Timothy Keller
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (16)

    In an age where pleasing people, puffing up your ego and building your résumé are seen as the methods to 'make it', the Apostle Paul calls us to find true rest in blessed self-forgetfulness. This audiobook shows that gospel-humility means we can stop connecting every experience, every conversation with ourselves and can thus be free from self-condemnation. A truly gospel-humble person is not a self-hating person or a self-loving person, but a self-forgetful person. This freedom can be yours.

    Noel says: "A great little audiobook"
    "A great little audiobook"
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    This is an excellent little book, well worth taking the time to listen. Although short in length it is packed with wisdom, well read, and challenging. Keller's focus is on developing a healthy sense of self by taking our focus off ourselves, freedom in self-forgetfulness.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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