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Samantha

This is an account I have with my husband. Some reviews are his some are mine.

Kentucky, Eastern USA | Member Since 2014

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  • 11 reviews
  • 11 ratings
  • 34 titles in library
  • 15 purchased in 2014
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  • Conquering Your Goliaths: A Parable of the Five Stones

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Kathryn Elizabeth Jones
    • Narrated By Nancy Peterson
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    David gathered five smooth stones to meet and defeat Goliath. What did these stones represent, and how can you use them to conquer Goliaths in your own personal quests? Ms. Virginia Bean will show you how. Travel with her on her own personal journey. See what she does. Learn how she grows. Discover what she becomes.

    Jansina says: "Comforting and Filled with Truth"
    "Great reminder of how to trust God"
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    What made the experience of listening to Conquering Your Goliaths the most enjoyable?

    It was filled with reasons to trust God, and reminders on how he's always watching over us and there for us.


    What did you like best about this story?

    We all need all the faith and trust we can get in God and the story kept trying to pull us over and over in more to allowing us to trust in God the sinking stone is all of us so many times when we stop trusting in God.


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

    No but she did a awesome job.


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

    I think it took me three sittings to listen to all of this but things just kept getting in the way mostly a ringing phone.


    Any additional comments?

    It was just a well rounded story about life in general and how we should always trust God. I would listen to something by this author again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Prayer Walking for Spiritual Breakthrough

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By George McVey
    • Narrated By Chad A. Peterson
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
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    (1)

    This audiobook will show you techniques for prayer walking used by Pastor George in ministry over the past 12 years. It will teach you and give examples of seeing a spiritual breakthrough in your community, state, nation, church, work, and life. The prayers and guidelines will lead you from a novice level to advanced techniques for changing the spiritual atmosphere through prayer walking. You will learn guidelines for prayer walking for communion with God, for spiritual mapping of your community, or church.

    Samantha says: "Great reminder to make time for God"
    "Great reminder to make time for God"
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    What did you love best about Prayer Walking for Spiritual Breakthrough?

    I loved that this book reminded me to take time for God. That it talked about in great detail how to do a prayer walk, and that there was different kinds of prayer walking. It reminded me that God is still in the miracle working business, and that I should take time out of my busy day to talk to God and then listen to see what he has to say.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Prayer Walking for Spiritual Breakthrough?

    The part's where Mr. McVey shared with us about the healing of the young man in the hospital. I know God does work like that and it touched my heart that he was willing to share that story. I know there will be people that doubt that God can heal so quickly, but it's all in His timing.


    Have you listened to any of Chad A. Peterson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't heard him before, but man what a reader he is. I think he did an awesome job. I really can even still at this moment hear his voice in my mind. He pulled me into the story and was so easy to understand every word. I would look for his work again.


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

    Yes it made me cry. It made me think, and made me laugh. I think the Mr. Mcvey has done a fine job here and I will be looking for some of his other novels.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this was a well rounded book, it wasn't over expensive but it was a good listen. I think it would be a good teaching book, for pastors to learn how to get their congregation into prayer walking. It is also a reminder to us that we can prayer walk around our own homes, and even inside our homes just as a blessing and building a hedge of protection around our family or our city.

    I suggest that any Christian would find something useful inside this book, and I would suggest that they would enjoy listening to Chad A. Peterson read just about anything!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Billie's Opportunity: A Christian Romance

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Diane Adams
    • Narrated By Nancy Isaacs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Though her B&B/Antiques business has fallen off, Billie D'Allesandro doesn't let it dampen her spirits. At forty, she no longer entertains any notions about falling in love and living happily ever after. Instead, she focuses on helping her friends and neighbors, giving generously of both her time and her money. When her niece arrives with her four-year-old twin daughters, Billie finds it a welcome distraction.

    Samantha says: "Sweet Clean Romance"
    "Sweet Clean Romance"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a good fast listen, I gobbled it up in a few days. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters. I liked the slow pull of the romance between the two characters and would listen to this author again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Billie's Opportunity?

    There were several. I liked the scene where Chad saved the little girl, and where she met someone special, I don't want to spoil the story. I enjoyed feeling like I was at the lake and a part of their vacation like atmosphere.


    What about Nancy Isaacs’s performance did you like?

    She did a good job with all of the characters, I felt like I could really tell each one apart when she was reading for that character well done.


    If you could take any character from Billie's Opportunity out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Chad of course after all he has a lot of money and wanted to stand on the corner and give money away so why not :)


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy audio books they make doing the evening house chores almost fun. I will check out more audios by this reader and Diane Adams. If you're looking for a good clean read with some romance and a little turmoil then this is it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Heart's Home: A Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Laura J. Marshall
    • Narrated By Dawn Hyde
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (3)

    Born in England and raised in India by her father after her mother's untimely death, Asyra has been ostracized from her small village most of her life. News of her impending marriage arranged by her grandmother back in England only serves to confuse her further about who she is and where she fits in. When Madras is attacked by the French before Asyra's ship sails, she must pretend to be the wife of her grandmother's agent, who happens to be the elder brother of her intended. Can she move beyond prejudice to find her place in the world?

    Samantha says: "A Sweet Romance"
    "A Sweet Romance"
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    Would you listen to A Heart's Home again? Why?

    Yes I could listen to this again. I listen to audio books as I work around the house. I use two blue tooth speakers one I can carry around and another that is a tall speaker. They both help me to hear my audiobooks easily. So yes I would listen to this book again. I'd also like to add that this book has 27 reviews on Amazon and most of the time those reviews transfer to the audio book. I'm not sure why they didn't this time.


    What other book might you compare A Heart's Home to and why?

    I don't read a lot of historical books these days, so I can't compare it to anything. But it is a sweet romance and it seemed to suit the time period well.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    SPOILER ALERT!!I think in all books one of my favorite spots is when the characters realize they are falling in love. I really loved when Braddock realized that he was in love with the woman that was supposed to marry his brother.


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

    The book was very entertaining and i would easily listen to another novel by Laura Marshall.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd just like to say that the reader also did a very good job. She made the characters believable and I would also listen to other novels narrated by her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Out of Time: A Time Travel Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Cliff Ball
    • Narrated By Michael C. Gwynne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    In the 2150s, a scientist discovers time is actually fluid; past, present, and future all exist at the same time. What he doesn't know, is if the current timeline can change when something is changed in the past. The U.S. government wants him to find out. The theme being to make right what once went wrong.

    Samantha says: "Interesting Read! Fun time Travel."
    "Interesting Read! Fun time Travel."
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    Would you listen to Out of Time again? Why?

    Yes I would. There is a lot of history in this novel. I'm sure it took a lot of thought to keep all of this history straight. It was fun to see what parts of history Mr. Ball could change and what parts he couldn't change.


    What other book might you compare Out of Time to and why?

    I can't really say, I love Star Trek and time travel in general. I think it could remind you of a lot of different popular shows.


    What does Michael C. Gwynne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I really like the way he brings the novel to life. His tone helps to understand what the characters are feeling.


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

    I did laugh a few times, I don't recall where, but It made me think and recall a lot of interesting times in History.


    Any additional comments?

    Good story, good narrator also there were times when the author prayed and I just like any novel that shows that prayer is very important in our daily life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hell's Christmas (The Hell Tales)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Cynthia P. Willow
    • Narrated By Vivian Lu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Monika Hell seemed to have it all. She was gorgeous, owned a nice condo, an expensive car, an endless wardrobe, and had a great job as a store manager in the mall. Kidnapped from the mall parking lot on Christmas Eve, her life is turned upside down. Now, on Christmas morning, she finds herself in a freezing alley with nothing but the tattered clothes on her back. With no identification, no money, and no one willing to help, Monika is forced to start all over.

    Samantha says: "Fast listen. Gobbled it up in one day."
    "Fast listen. Gobbled it up in one day."
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    If you could sum up Hell's Christmas (The Hell Tales) in three words, what would they be?

    Romance Christian Enjoyable


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hell's Christmas (The Hell Tales)?

    It was all good. I suppose for me it was the romance storyline between Justin and Monica. I like the part where she wakes up and is not where she should be.


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

    This was my first novel by her but I enjoyed it. She was a good Narrator.


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

    Yes, I started it early in the morning and by bed time was done with it. I just couldn't stop listening.


    Any additional comments?

    I was going to give this novel a 4.5 but decided to round it off to an even 5. I will say that the novel starts out in first person and I almost let that knock me out of hearing a great novel. First person is not my favorite, and not all of this novel is in first person, so after a bit I was inside the story and listening all day.

    Hells Christmas did everything it was supposed to do. It kept me entertained. It kept me listening, and it made me laugh and I enjoyed it.It has a few twists and turns I didn't expect. It had a great Christian message even though I would not consider it preachy in the least. I will be looking for more audio books by this author, and if you like a good clean read.

    You will like this. If you like romance you will enjoy this story, and if you ever have watched it's a Wonderful Life you will smile now and then in remembrance of that great movie. I don't know if the author can reply to this or not, but I hope she lets me know when she has more novels out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rocky Mountain Oasis: The Shepherd's Heart, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Lynnette Bonner
    • Narrated By Anne Johnston Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (74)

    He's different from any man she's ever known. However, she's sworn never to risk her heart again. Brooke Baker, sold as a mail-order bride, looks to her future with dread but firm resolve. If she survived Uncle Jackson, she can survive anyone. When Sky Jordan hears that his nefarious cousin has sent for a mail-order bride, he knows he has to prevent the marriage. No woman deserves to be left to that fate. Still, he's as surprised as anyone to find himself standing next to her before the minister.

    Duane says: "A DIFFERENT KIND OF GROOM"
    "Great first book!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Rocky Mountain Oasis to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My husband and I share an account so this is Samantha. I always remember the men better :) Sky is my favorite I like his character. He wasn't weepy like some men in romance novels. He was a good strong character.


    Which character – as performed by Anne Johnston Brown – was your favorite?

    She did a good job on all of them. I like her Sky voice I almost always knew when it was him just by his voice.


    Who was the most memorable character of Rocky Mountain Oasis and why?

    Sky again. I also liked the China lady that ran the store. My mind is terrible with names and I don't think you can ever get into a story as well when you listen to an audio book. You miss little things and I will more than likely listen to this again at some point.


    Any additional comments?

    Spoiler Alert:

    Thoughts from Samantha. I liked this book it made me cry once, sorry I'm terrible at names, when the man came back to give his money back to Sky for the purchase of the bride that got to me. I love it when people come to the Lord.

    If you like westerns you'll enjoy this. The narrator is great she does such a good job. The storyline is believable, and the settings are great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Times of Trouble

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Cliff Ball
    • Narrated By Art Hadley
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    How will Brian Atwood face the End Times? FBI Agent Brian Atwood is used to danger, and when he hunts down leads to a terrorist plot and saves a U.S. Airbase, he's eventually offered a position to be the personal bodyguard of the President of the United States. The job not only tests his skills as an agent, but also his faith as a Christian when he discovers that the President has the morals of an alley cat.

    Samantha says: "Interesting Read!"
    "Interesting Read!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Times of Trouble the most enjoyable?

    Mr. Ball brings about topics that I've thought about on my own how the world will come to an end one day such as the UN asserting it's presence in this country.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Art Hadley?

    Yes I would listen to another book by Art, but he's not my favorite Narrator.


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

    Yes I listened to it all while driving


    Any additional comments?

    I would listen to another book by Mr. Ball again. I'm surprised there are not more reviews on this novel. Good End times Novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beloved Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Alana Terry
    • Narrated By Kathy Garver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (231)

    In a small North Korean village, a young girl struggles to survive. Catastrophic floods have ravaged her countryside. But it is her father's faith, not the famine of North Hamyong Province, that most threatens Chung-Cha's well-being. Is Chung-Cha's father right to be such a vocal believer? Or is he a fool to bring danger on the head of his only daughter? Chung-Cha is only a girl of twelve and is too young to answer such questions. Yet she is not too young to face a life of imprisonment and forced labor.

    Annie Douglass Lima says: "Deeply Moving"
    "Good First book!"
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    What did you love best about The Beloved Daughter?

    I enjoyed the book, it was well written. It kept my interest. It made the miles fly by and I would listen to another book by Alana Terry or anything that Kathy Garver reads. It was worth every penny I paid for it.


    Which character – as performed by Kathy Garver – was your favorite?

    She was an excellent Narrator, she made the characters come to life.


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

    I did listen to it in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Kathy is a great Narrator.
    Alana Terry is a great Author!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dream Doctor: Dreams, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By J.J. DiBenedetto
    • Narrated By Heather Jane Hogan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    "I didn't expect to be woken up by someone I don't know dreaming about killing somebody. I thought I was done with that once and for all..." But Sara's not done with it. As if adjusting to life as a newlywed and starting medical school weren't difficult enough, she's started seeing the dreams of everyone around her, again. Before everything is said and done, those dreams might destroy Sara's hopes of becoming a doctor, wreck her marriage and even end her life...

    Teresa says: "I Love The Dream Series! Dreamy!"
    "Waiting for Book Three!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    My husband Nick Fury said he really enjoyed this novel, and he is waiting for the next book in the series. He listens to a lot of audio books and he likes the Narrator. It keeps his interest and it's has a good storyline.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It makes the miles go by faster.


    Have you listened to any of Heather Jane Hogan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes the first book in this series. She's a great reader, she handles the different characters fine, no problem keeping up with the storyline.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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