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Shannon

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  • Letting Go of God

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
    Overall
    (1540)
    Performance
    (439)
    Story
    (440)

    Julia Sweeney says she was a "happy Catholic girl" when, one day, she walked into church and signed up for a Bible-study course. "What an eye opener that was!" she says. Equally comedic and insightful, Letting Go of God is Sweeney's brilliant one-woman show about her struggle with her faith.

    Mark says: "A Brilliant Personal Journey of Discovery"
    "Pick up, God, I know your there!"
    Overall

    Manages to be funny, irreverent, and respectful all at once. This was not tossed off in a day, but is a thouroughly though out and honest exposition of personal change. Not for the dogmatic religionist or stone=cold athiest. Shows true compassion, emotion, and rationality.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Paladin of Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (1398)
    Performance
    (567)
    Story
    (576)

    Three years have passed since the widowed Dowager Royina Ista found release from the curse of madness that kept her imprisoned in her family's castle of Valenda. Her newfound freedom is costly, bittersweet with memories, regrets, and guilty secrets, for she knows the truth of what brought her land to the brink of destruction. And now the road, escape, beckons...A simple pilgrimage, perhaps. Quite fitting for the Dowager Royina of Chalion.

    Amazon Customer says: "Excellent Sequel"
    "fit for a queen"
    Overall

    The story and the narrator work well togther. Bujold is in top form and the narrators accent (english) and clarity bings this rich story to life. I've read this story more than once, and it was made richer by the narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dragon Rider

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Cornelia Funke
    • Narrated By Brendan Fraser
    Overall
    (577)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (192)

    Firedrake, a young dragon, receives a frightening warning one night: Humans are planning to destroy the valley in which he lives! All the dragons must flee. Their only refuge is a place above the clouds called the Rim of Heaven, which may not even exist.

    Enid says: "EXCELLENT!!!"
    "George- We hardlu knew ya!"
    Overall

    I listen to a lot of audiobooks and the voices, accents, inflections used by Brendan Frasier (George Of the Jungle, Ugly American) are absolutely amazing! I can't believe it. It's marvelous. Enough to make me want to listen to any and all the books he's narrated. My children loved it and I loved it. Cornelia Funke is a fabulous fantasy writer. What a great pairing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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