Two-time best-selling Kindle Singles author Mishka Shubaly is back with a dark, intimate, fascinating story of love, hope, and human connection... gone horribly, horribly awry.
This such a despicable recording that disrespects the "King of Rock 'N'Roll I'm so disappointed in the normally outstanding Audible!
Paterson Joseph stars as the Marquis de Carabas in this brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Neil Gaiman's spin-off short story, set in the magical world of Neverwhere. Returning us to London Below, this enchanting tale continues the story of one of the most colourful characters from Neverwhere - the cool, charming, resourceful Marquis de Carabas, who trades in favours and always has a plan.
Gaiman, yet again, found a way to combine stories rhT are adventurous, fantasy, action, and cOmedy. You will become quite attached to the characters and the storyline, thaT when it ends, you will frown. Gaiman books make great full-cast audiobooks. This one keeps the bar high!!!
Oliver Wyman reads The Speakeasy Guide and captures the rich atmosphere and enduring cultural influence of the roaring ‘20s. While the anecdote about Audible staffers stumbling out of an anonymous casino might be in doubt, one thing’s for sure – this fun listen is the bee’s knees.
If Audible can even make excerpts from an encyclopedia engaging, doesn't that prove their dedication and talentin making audiobooks? Mission: Accomplished
How did the Catholic Church become one of the most influential institutions in the world-a force capable of moving armies, inspiring saints, and shaping the lives of a billion members? Explore these and other questions as you follow the development of this important institution in 36 informative, fascinating lectures. With Professor Cook by your side, you'll step into the world of the early church, witness the spread of Christendom, and learn about the origins of fundamental church institutions.
The Catholic Church: A History
Yet another "Great Courses" audiobook that I feel so blessed to have listened to. William R. Cook is a professor that has done so much research to be able to enrich his students. I have been doing my best to return to the Catholic Church and these lectures have helped me so much. He has answered so many questions that I had and has widened my perspective. I definitely recommend this audiobook.
The culture wars are over and the idiots have won. This is a veteran journalist’s caustically funny, righteously angry lament about the glorification of ignorance in the United States. The three Great Premises of Idiot America: · Any theory is valid if it sells books, soaks up ratings, or otherwise moves units; anything can be true if someone says it loudly enough; "fact" is that which enough people believe. And "truth" is determined by how fervently they believe it.
Mr. Pierce touches on subjects that divide our nation. So if you're too sensitive, avoid this book. Hot topics, like climate change and conservative talk shows, are brought up. He's highly critical, but rightfully so in many cases. Even if you disagree with him, is worth the opportunity for another POV.
Drawing on their own cross cultural experience in global mission, O'Brien and Richards show how better self-awareness and understanding of cultural differences in language, time, and social mores allow us to see the Bible in fresh and unexpected ways. Getting beyond our own cultural assumptions is increasingly important for being Christians in our interconnected and globalized world. Learn to read Scripture as a member of the global body of Christ.
I finished the "Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes" audiobook last night. It was written by two professors, who clearly have lots of experience in seeing the differences in how different cultures interpret the meaning of the teachings of the "Bible."
It's interesting to see how interpretations differ, based off of your nation's culture. It's enlightening to see how much us Westerners base the meaning of the "Bible" on our social memes, with little knowledge of the memes of its origin culture. We have very narrow views; often not looking at the full picture. At the end of each section, the professors give you steps to take for further study. They encourage for you to not take their teaching, without your own questioning and research.
One of my favorite parts was when one of the professor's recalled how his students from certain countries refused to guess answers to questions, just leaving those parts of the answer sheet blank. Once he asked a student why he wouldn't just guess, the student said that him just guessing would imply that he knew that information, which would be a lie. He wondered why the professor would approve of him committing that sin. How very different from Americans' interpretation of that sin, right?
There was a time, not so very long ago, when perfectly rational people ran the Republican Party. So how did the party of Lincoln become the party of lunatics? That is what this book aims to answer. Fear not, the Dems come in for their share of tough talk - they are zombies, a party of the living dead. Mike Lofgren came to Washington in the early eighties - those halcyon, post-Nixonian glory days - for what he imagined would be a short stint on Capitol Hill.
Being a former insider of the Republican Party, you can tell that Mr. Lighten knows the game from behind the scenes. He does a good job of explaining of how perverted our politics has become. He looks at how the Republican Party has ruined things and how the Democratic Party has done nothing about it, except being inspired enough to want to ruin itself, too. Yes, it's disheartening, but it's intended to wake us up to demand more from our politicians. Here's hoping.
A star-studded cast of readers present unabridged tales of horror and suspense from Stephen King's classic best-selling short story collection.
I'm a big fan of Stephen King, but overall this volume of his short stories was rather disappointing.
Of the small collection that this volume holds (inexplicably the collection is split into three volumes), there are only a few I can remember that much about to discuss with a friend. Some were really great, but not enough to make it on the top of any of my Stephen King lists.
And as though that wasn't enough, some of the narrators do a horrible, horrible job! I don't think I've ever heard some narrators that performed so amateurishly (with heavy breathing, monotone dull delivery) and some professionals were really miscast.
And the death nail was the ending essay on youth baseball training. I just skipped it. I bought this audiobook for horror and thriller, not sportscasting. Again, I'm a fan of Stephen King. However, I'll never miss this audiobook.
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Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill ( NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life.
I read the graphic novel, and then became a big fan of Joe Hill. It was a great story with great art by Gabriel Rodriguez. I thought, "Why the heck is there not a TV series of this on CW yet?"! It'd be so appealing to fans of "Supernatural."
This audiobook was a good step in that direction. It was so well-acted (narrated) and had great sound effects and a beautiful score that I'd buy, if they ever sold it in Amazon digital music.
I've listened to so many audiobooks, and this one is definitely one of my favorites. I will keep track of audiobooks made by all of the people that played a part in making this one, because they are blessed with talent!
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Who is Ashley Bell? From number-one New York Times best-selling author Dean Koontz comes the must-listen thriller of the year, perfect for listeners of dark psychological suspense and modern classics of mystery and adventure. Brilliantly paced, with an exhilarating heroine and a twisting, ingenious storyline, Ashley Bell is a new milestone in literary suspense from the long-acclaimed master.
Being a fighter of brain cancer myself, I was interested in a story with a main character doing the same. In the end, her diagnosis of brain cancer is just a setup (and quickly back shelved) for a much bigger and bizarre story. There are slow bits, but if you stay committed, you will come to a great ending! I was pleased, but it does not claim a spot in my Top Ten Dean Koontz list.