Audie Awards 2011: Inspirational and Faith-Based Nonfiction
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  • In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Leigh Anne Tuohy, Sean Tuohy, Sally Jenkins
    • Narrated By Leigh Anne Tuohy, Sean Tuohy, Kathleen McInerney, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    For the first time, the remarkable couple depicted in the film The Blind Side tell their own deeply inspiring story. First came the best-selling book, then the Oscar-nominated movie—the story of Michael Oher and the family who adopted him has become one of the most talked-about true stories of our time. But until now, Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy have never told this astonishing tale in their own way and with their own words.

    Catherine says: "Wonderful. The movie didn't tell the whole story."
  • God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Regina Brett
    • Narrated By Regina Brett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    Already an internet phenomenon, these wise and insightful lessons by popular newspaper columnist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Regina Brett will make you see the possibilities in your life in a whole new way.

    Arvind says: "Practical steps to keep life in motion"
  • Shattered: Struck Down, But Not Destroyed

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Frank Pastore, Ellen Vaughn
    • Narrated By Frank Pastore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Shattered is part sports audio book, because you’ll go on road trips, enter clubhouses, and walk on the fields of professional baseball. It’s part romantic novel, because you’ll journey with two young kids who fall in love and eventually elope, evading not only her family, but the law as well - for she was only 16. It’s also a story of brokenness, betrayal, and burn-out. If you were raised in a dysfunctional family, if you’ve ever had your dreams fall apart, been betrayed by close friends, or hit the psychological “wall” in your professional career, this is your audio book too.

    reynae says: "christian book"
  • The Blueprint: A Plan for Overcoming Life's Obstacles

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kirk Franklin
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Kirk Franklin’s life was hardly built on a firm foundation. His father abandoned the family. His mother also abandoned Kirk, and constantly told him he was an unwanted child. He was adopted by his 64-year-old Aunt Gertrude at the age of four. His sister became a crack addict. He never saw a black man who was faithful in marriage. Without a blueprint, he struggled mightily yet managed to triumph even more mightily, dedicating his life to helping others find hope during hardship.

    antigudra says: "Good Material"
  • Toward a True Kinship of Faiths: How the World's Religions Can Come Together

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    • Narrated By Richard Gere
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    No person today is untouched by what happens in the rest of the world. With this historic development, the Dalai Lama understands that the essential task of humanity is to cultivate peaceful coexistence. But this has long been problematic with religion, and while previous conflicts over religious differences may have been significant, they did not threaten the very survival of humanity. Now, when extremists have access to powerful technologies, a single spark could ignite a powder keg of frightening proportions.

    Elizabeth says: "Please Listen to This Book"
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