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Vickie Oakley

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andalusia, al | Member Since 2011

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  • 48 reviews
  • 72 ratings
  • 196 titles in library
  • 58 purchased in 2014
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  • The Fear of the Lord: Discover the Key to Intimately Knowing God

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Bevere
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (27)

    Many Christians have never understood the fear of the Lord, which builds passion and intimacy into their relationship with god and makes their lives real and pure. In this rerelease of his book, John Bevere dispels the false understanding of god. Understanding why and how to fear god is the beginning of knowing Him as He yearns to be known. In his lovingly confrontational style, Bevere challenges believers to reverence God anew in their worship, prayers, and daily living.

    Darrell says: "well done"
    "As stated earlier, should be required reading!"
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    Other than the Bible John Bevere's books should be required reading for every Christian and certainly for anyone who is in the ministry full time. His insight into scripture is phenomenal and the truth he speaks through God's Holy Word touches you to the core of your soul. I recommend this book to all believers who are looking to go deeper in their relationship with God.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Susan Scott
    • Narrated By Susan Scott
    Overall
    (194)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (82)

    Fierce Conversations is the master guidebook to transforming the conversations that are central to your success, offering a new way of relating to people - at work, at home, and in every area of your life.

    Todd says: "I thought it was excellent~"
    "Truth Is Always Fascinating!"
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    Would you listen to Fierce Conversations again? Why?

    Yes and I have.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I do not think that this question applies to this particular book. This book should be required reading for leaders, supervisors, employees, couples, everyone.......


    Which scene was your favorite?

    not applicable.


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

    Yes....truth is always fascinating.


    Any additional comments?

    Recommend that others listen to Fierce Leaders by the same author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Grave Robber: How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mark Batterson
    • Narrated By Mark Batterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    The Grave Robber is a nonfiction Christian living book that discusses the seven miracles of Jesus in the Book of John and their importance for our lives today.

    Vickie Oakley says: "Yes I understand the Concept"
    "Yes I understand the Concept"
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    If you could sum up The Grave Robber in three words, what would they be?

    A book of encouragement similar to the The Circle Maker


    What did you like best about this story?

    The content of encouragement


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

    Yes. I have listened to The Circle Maker. It is very similar to The Circle Maker; so much that some of the same content is used in both books.


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

    No, not necessarily, but I still enjoyed the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Split Second

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (3687)
    Performance
    (1864)
    Story
    (1861)

    Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight to comfort a grieving widow. Then, behind closed doors, the politician whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.

    John says: "Listen again"
    "Entertaining and Easy"
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    Would you listen to Split Second again? Why?

    Maybe not this book. It is entertaining and an easy read; however, once I have read it.........move on.


    What other book might you compare Split Second to and why?

    other similar books .


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

    I am not certain. I enjoy listening to books when I travel.


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

    No extreme reactions just a good book.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend to others who enjoyed reading mysteries.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Irish Country Wedding: Irish Country, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (115)

    Love is in the air in the colourful Ulster village of Ballybucklebo, where Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly has finally proposed to the darling of his youth, Kitty O’Hallorhan. There’s a wedding to be planned, but before O’Reilly can make it to the altar, he and his young colleague, Barry Laverty, M.B., must deal with the usual round of eccentric patients—and crises both large and small. Being a G.P. in a place like Ballybucklebo often means more than simply splinting broken bones and tending to aches and pains.

    Angelyn says: "Wonderful Story, Fabulous Narrator"
    "A Lovely Heart Warming Story"
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    What did you love best about An Irish Country Wedding?

    As always these books are heart warming. Finally Dr. O'Reilly is married and the prospects look good for Kinky.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The entire story line, the characterizations, as you listen you can actually picture them in all in your mind.


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

    The wonderful Irish accent he brings to the reading of the story.


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

    The last chapter as Barry reminisces about his year spent in Ballybucklebeau. I hope this is not the last book.


    Any additional comments?

    I certainly hope this is not the last book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gray Ghost Murders

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Keith McCafferty
    • Narrated By Rick Holmes
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    With this follow-up to The Royal Wulff Murders, acclaimed author Keith McCafferty brings back fly-fishing PI Sean Stranahan for a second quirky adventure. When two graves are found on the mysterious Sphinx Mountain, the local sheriff suspects murder and calls on Stranahan to join the case. Then a vintage Gray Ghost lure from a riverside cabin disappears, and Stranahan begins to suspect that a deeper mystery is lurking just beneath the surface.

    Vickie Oakley says: "Pure Enjoyment!"
    "Pure Enjoyment!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Good storyline
    Good narration
    Good characterization
    What else can I say.... ah yes, I would recommend to someone else and I can't wait for another book by Keith McCafferty.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gray Ghost Murders?

    The fact that someone can develop a story line around fishing lures is memorable to me!


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

    I love the sound of his voice as Shanahan


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

    I could not "put it down". Had to listen to it all.


    Any additional comments?

    Waiting to hear more from Keith.......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On Wings of Eagles

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Marcia Hyde, Larry Robinson, Ralph Williams, and others
    Overall
    (365)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (209)

    When two of his American employees were held hostage in a heavily guarded prison fortress in Iran, one man took matters into his own hands: American businessman H. Ross Perot. His team consisted of a group of volunteers from the executive ranks of his corporation, hand-picked and trained by a retired Green Beret officer. To free the imprisoned Americans, they would face incalculable odds on a mission that only true heroes would have dared.

    Tammy says: "Was the narrator in a hurry?"
    "Little Known Historical Account"
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    What did you love best about On Wings of Eagles?

    I enjoyed listening to this novel once I got past the change in narrators. This is a little known piece of American History. I remember when Ross Perot announced he was going to run for the Presidency......I admire the way he handled this situation. This is a good book and I would recommend all Americans read it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    "Bull" Simons. He lived as he was. I believe this is the one of the reasons that Perot chose him to head up the mission to get his imprisoned employees out.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes.


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

    When they were reunited with their families.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Survivors Club

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By J. Carson Black
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (173)
    Story
    (170)

    Detective Tess McCrae investigates a grisly crime scene in the ghost town of Credo, Arizona. The evidence suggests a cartel drug hit. But Tess, with a nearly faultless photographic memory, sees what others might miss: This is no drug killing. Someone went to gruesome lengths to cover their tracks. The killer’s trail leads from Tucson to California - from anti-government squatters to the heights of wealthy society. As Tess follows the trail of gore and betrayal, perfect and indelible in her memory, she uncovers far more than one man’s murder and solves much more than one isolated crime.

    Amazon Customer says: "Survivor's club barely surviving"
    "Narration performance is terrible."
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    What disappointed you about The Survivors Club?

    The book, the story line would be reasonably good if the narration was not so distracting. I have to keep hitting replay in order to connect the story line because the narrator tries to use different voices for the characters. I can appreciate this method from an experienced narrator or one that is good, but I'm sorry for this book it is very distracting,


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I have not completed the book and I do not know if I will.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Joyce Bean’s performances?

    Not at this point.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Frustration.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Practice of the Presence of God & As a Man Thinketh

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Brother Lawrence, James Allen
    • Narrated By Edward Lewis
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Brother Lawrence decided that he needed to concentrate on a simple idea: loving God in whatever he did. The Practice of the Presence of God is a record of the conversations and letters exchanged between Brother Lawrence and people in his community, who came to him for advice once they noticed his passionate living for God.

    Rod Morgan says: "Awkward interpretation of a Christian classic"
    "Better to read as a book"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This is a short book. Good thing.....this book is one that is better read instead of listening to it. The narrator read the book as if he was in a hurry; without giving much thought as to how or what he was reading.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Edward Lewis?

    Edward Lewis would have been fine as the narrator if he would have slowed down and give some thought as to what was being read.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How Full Is Your Bucket?: Positive Strategies for Work and Life

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 36 mins)
    • By Tom Rath, Donald O. Clifton
    • Narrated By Tom Rath
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (41)

    In this brief but significant book, the authors, a grandfather-grandson team, explore how using positive psychology in everyday interactions can dramatically change our lives. Clifton (coauthor of Now, Discover Your Strengths) and Rath suggest that we all have a bucket within us that needs to be filled with positive experiences, such as recognition or praise. When we're negative toward others, we use a dipper to remove from their buckets and diminish their positive outlook.

    Robyn says: "Simple , yet Brilliant~"
    "Good reference for positive psychology"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of How Full Is Your Bucket? to be better than the print version?

    Not necessarily. You can not underline passages in the audio version, but if you are strapped for time it is good to listen to the book before you purchase it as a reference.


    What other book might you compare How Full Is Your Bucket? to and why?

    Now Discover Your Strengths. Recommended reading for anyone in management.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    N/A


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Irish Country Courtship

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (213)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (145)

    After less than a year, young Barry Laverty, M.B., is settling in to the village, with only a few months to go before he becomes a full partner in the practice. He's looking forward to becoming a fixture in the community, until an unexpected romantic reversal gives him second thoughts. Will he truly be happy tending to routine coughs and colds for the rest of his career? After all, even when a more challenging case comes along, like a rare tropical disease, all he can do is pass it on to a qualified specialist or big-city hospital. Is running a humble GP's shop all he wants out of life?

    Angelyn says: "My favorite book series"
    "Love this series"
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    What made the experience of listening to An Irish Country Courtship the most enjoyable?

    The characters, it is always about the characters and I love the characters of Bally Buckle Bow!


    What other book might you compare An Irish Country Courtship to and why?

    This series is just good reading.....to compare them to any other series does them an injustice. Good clean reading.


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

    John Keating is the perfect narrator for this series of books.


    If you could rename An Irish Country Courtship, what would you call it?

    Why in Heaven's name would I want to rename the book. The title is perfect as it is, ah so...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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