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Shannon

CARMEL, IN, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • The Seamstress

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Sara Tuvel Bernstein, Louise Loots Thornton, Marlene Bernstein Samuels
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (421)
    Story
    (414)

    Told with the same old-fashioned narrative power as the novels of Herman Wouk, The Seamstress is the true story of Seren (Sara) Tuvel Bernstein and her survival during wartime. This powerful eyewitness account of survival, told with power and grace, will stay with listeners for years to come.

    Mary says: "One of the most moving books..............."
    "Touching Story"
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    If you could sum up The Seamstress in three words, what would they be?

    Family Love Endurance


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Seamstress?

    She is so matter a fact about starvation she endured that you almost didn't understand how bad it was. When they weighed her at the hospital at the end I was shocked.


    Which character – as performed by Wanda McCaddon – was your favorite?

    Sara


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

    When the soldier was crying carrying her at the hospital.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Tale of Three Kings

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 42 mins)
    • By Gene Edwards
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (38)

    This modern classic will bring light, clarity, and comfort to the brokenhearted. Many Christians have experienced pain, loss, and heartache at the hands of other believers. To those believers, this compelling story offers comfort, healing and hope. Christian leaders and directors of religious movements throughout the world have recommended this simple, powerful, and beautiful story to their members and staff. You will want to join these other people who have been profoundly touched by this incomparable story.

    Shannon says: "Powerful story that really gets you thinking"
    "Powerful story that really gets you thinking"
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    What made the experience of listening to A Tale of Three Kings the most enjoyable?

    The story was really well told. I'd read the Bible accounts of these stories several times but this book gave me a different perspective on the stories of Saul, David and Absalom.


    Which character – as performed by Paul Michael – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed his performance because he has a very nice tone to his voice. It made it easy to focus on the story.


    Who was the most memorable character of A Tale of Three Kings and why?

    David because he was the consistent character who had to lean on and learn from God.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life As a Country Vet

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By David Fisher, Dr. Jan Pol
    • Narrated By Tom Perkins
    Overall
    (4)
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    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised on a dairy farm in the Netherlands, he is the star of Nat Geo Wild's hit show The Incredible Dr. Pol and has been treating animals in rural Michigan since the 1970s. Dr. Pol's 20,000-plus patients have ranged from white mice to 2,600-pound horses and everything in between.

    Shannon says: "Fun book about the day to day life of a vet"
    "Fun book about the day to day life of a vet"
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    What did you love best about Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow?

    I laughed often at this book. The stories were really wonderful. My only criticism is that my stomach was a little squeamish during parts. That's a personal problem though and most would find no issue with the details of some of the cases.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dr. Pol - he is warm and caring and compassionate with the animals but can be tough as nails when it's in the best interest of the animal and the farmer.


    What about Tom Perkins’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed his reading a lot but I think that the audiobook might have been better in Dr Pol's own voice.


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

    I really liked how Dr Pol said that the show brought his son and himself closer together. I thought that was very sweet.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Life of Our Lord: Written for His Children During the Years 1846 to 1849

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By David Aikman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Charles Dickens wrote The Life of Our Lord around the same time he was finishing up David Copperfield, but to listeners raised on a diet of Dickensian wit and indignation, his rendering of Jesus' life may come as something of a surprise. You won't find even the shadow of a Micawber or a Mrs. Gamp anywhere in this brief volume; no Pecksniffs, Podsnaps, or Mulberries, either.

    Ronna says: "Definitely Dickens version of the gospel"
    "Wonderful way to share the story of Jesus"
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    What did you love best about The Life of Our Lord?

    The theology was simple so that a child could understand. Jesus came to help all people and he loves all his children.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was faithful to the Bible account of the story.


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

    He was an excellent narrator. I could have envisioned Charles Dickens reading this to his children.


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

    Yes, and I did.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • God's Smuggler

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Brother Andrew
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (197)

    This best seller tells of the young Dutch factory worker's incredible efforts to transport Bibles across closed borders - and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way. Brother Andrew's story remains as inspiring today as it was 35 years ago, and with this new release, it will motivate a whole new generation to risk everything to follow God's call.

    Joshua says: "A True Inspiration... Must-Read Classic!"
    "Exciting story of how God can use us"
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    What did you love best about God's Smuggler?

    I loved the way that Andrew was able to give so many specific examples of how God led him. I think that it will help me to listen to the small still voice in my life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how they started the story off before God was leading him and he showed us how fallible he was but still God used him and loves him.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved how he was willing to sacrifice everything to print the Bible and his wife supported losing her home to follow God plan.


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

    Yes, I listened to it on vacation and really had trouble stopping listening.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 24 Hours That Changed the World

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Adam Hamilton
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    No single event in human history has received more attention than the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. In this book, Adam Hamilton guides us through the last 24 hours of Jesus' life. Each chapter is designed to help the listener experience and understand the significance of Jesus' suffering and death in a way you have never done before.

    Shannon says: "Perfect for Lent"
    "Perfect for Lent"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of 24 Hours That Changed the World to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I was very drawn into the audio version of this book. Listening helped me to focus my attention on the points the author was making.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 24 Hours That Changed the World?

    I enjoyed the section on Peter. There were many points in the book that made me stop and think though. I shared much of this book with my small group.


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

    I cried often when Rev was talking about the sacrifice Jesus made. This book made me think about the well read scriptures in a new way that was very thought provoking and touching.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book for small group during Lent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Divine

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Karen Kingsbury
    • Narrated By Sharon Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (12)
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    (12)

    Mary Madison was a child of unspeakable horrors, a young woman society wanted to forget. Now a divine power has set Mary free to bring life-changing hope and love to battered and abused women living in the shadow of the nation's capital....An inspirational story of tragedy and redemption. Three women find the power of love through God.

    Shannon says: "Touching Story"
    "Touching Story"
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    What did you love best about Divine?

    How both women learned about the love of God and how His forgiveness is free to anyone. I think it shows the importance of sharing our testimony.


    What other book might you compare Divine to and why?

    Redeeming Love


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

    She brought the characters to life with her great performance.


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

    Yes, several.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inescapable

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Nancy Mehl
    • Narrated By Brooke Sanford Heldman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (19)
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    (20)

    Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At 18, she left her Mennonite hometown, Kingdom, Kansas, with plans never to return. But five years later, the new life she built is falling apart. Lizzie knows she's being followed, and she's certain the same mysterious stranger is behind the threatening letters she's received. Realizing she'll have to run again, the only escape Lizzie can manage is a return to the last place she wants to go. Once she arrives in Kingdom, Lizzie is confident she’ll be safe until she comes up with a new plan.

    Laura says: "Agonizing narration"
    "Good story... terrible narrator"
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    If you could sum up Inescapable in three words, what would they be?

    Predictable, sweet, mystery


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inescapable?

    When the bad guy reveals himself


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance was terrible. The narrator was sighing and breathing heavy through the whole thing. She depicts the characters with high pitch whiny voices. Massive drama is added to the most mundane conversations. I listen to a lot of audiobooks and wanted to stop listening this even though I enjoyed the story because the narrator was so bad.


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

    No, it was pretty predictable who the bad guy was but I was glad when it was finally revealed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Redeeming Love

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (963)
    Performance
    (617)
    Story
    (619)

    Francine Rivers is one of America's favorite romance writers and a bestselling inspirational author. Her many heartfelt novels have won awards and the adoration of fans accross the country. In Redeeming Love, she retells the Biblical story of Hosea, setting it in the 1850s, amidst California's gold country.

    Jo says: "Not Just For Girls"
    "Beautiful Story that Shows Us True Christian Love"
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    Where does Redeeming Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my favourite Francine Rivers book. Truly special.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how her husband reflected the love of Jesus.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved how she finally found herself self-worth and independence near the end.


    Who was the most memorable character of Redeeming Love and why?

    Michael Hosea


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Song of Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Lynn Austin
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (123)

    The second book in her Chronicles of the Kings series, Song of Redemption, is a retelling of the life of Hezekiah, King of Judah from 716 to 687 BC. After years of idolatry, Judah's temple has been cleansed and Hezekiah has brought God's law back to his people. But when he incurs the wrath of the barbaric Assyrians, he will need help from a surprising source.

    Lois says: "The temple is rebuilt."
    "Loved this book, it brings the Bible to life"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would, the book stays true to scripture while adding life to the characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Song of Redemption?

    When he was trapped in the tunnel in the dark.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gods and Kings

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Lynn Austin
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (248)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (168)

    Shortly after the death of King Solomon in 931 B.C., the Promised Land is divided into two separate nations: Israel in the north, and Judah in the south. Hezekiah is the second son of King Ahaz of Judah. As he comes to power, he must navigate a troubled path to reunite his wayward people with Yahweh.

    Wolfpacker says: "Engrossing Book, Not Just for Female Readers"
    "Brought the Bible story to life"
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    Would you listen to Gods and Kings again? Why?

    I would, this story was captivating. The performance was fantastic. I had to buy the next books to hear more.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how when I checked scripture it was accurate but they were able to bring the characters to life for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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