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  • Tears to Triumph

  • The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment
  • By: Marianne Williamson
  • Narrated by: Marianne Williamson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766

Marianne Williamson is a best-selling author, a world-renowned teacher, and one of the most important spiritual voices of our time. In Tears to Triumph, she argues that we - as a culture and as individuals - have learned to avoid facing pain. By doing so we are neglecting the spiritual work of healing. Instead of allowing ourselves to embrace our hurt, we numb it, medicate it, dismiss it, or otherwise divert our attention so that we never have to face it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE IT!

  • By Carolina Villamizar on 06-25-16

Sounds like a Reinvention of Ghosts

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-17

This is a nothing book about nothing but ooh ah touchy this feely that bing bang bong.

  • A Return to Love Workshop

  • The Basics of A Course in Miracles
  • By: Marianne Williamson
  • Narrated by: Marianne Williamson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804

On July 1-3, 2011, Marianne Williamson taught a workshop on A Course in Miracles in Los Angeles, California. The topic of the weekend was how miracles - shifts in thinking from fear to love - make all the difference in how we live and how we feel. Learning to think differently - to stand psychologically and emotionally on a different ground of being - is the spiritual journey from anxiety to inner peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Camille on 09-21-13

A very strange Nothing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-17

Save your money and time and read Dr. Seuss. The author is not an author.

  • The End of White World Supremacy

  • Four Speeches
  • By: Malcom X
  • Narrated by: George Washington III
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Here in his own words are the revolutionary ideas that made Malcolm X one of the most charismatic and influential African-American leaders of the 1960s. These speeches document Malcolm's progression from Black nationalism to internationalism, and are key to both understanding his extraordinary life and illuminating his angry yet uplifting cause.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Speeches

  • By Jhonson Augustin on 02-23-15

educational

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-16

Too short needs more explanation of viewpoints. and background of author for me I need another book

  • God'll Cut You Down

  • The Tangled Tale of a White Supremacist, a Black Hustler, a Murder, and How I Lost a Year in Mississippi
  • By: John Safran
  • Narrated by: Tom Bromhead
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43

A notorious white supremacist named Richard Barrett was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 2010 by a young black man named Vincent McGee. At first the murder seemed a twist on old Deep South race crimes. But then new revelations and complications came to light. Maybe it was a dispute over money rather than race - or, maybe and intriguingly, over sex.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Awful awful awful narrator

  • By Merrie Caruana on 10-06-15

Run of the mouth

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-14

Would you try another book from John Safran and/or Tom Bromhead?

Not really a book

Would you ever listen to anything by John Safran again?

Save your money

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tom Bromhead?

The narrator is not the problem.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from God'll Cut You Down?

The whole book.

Any additional comments?

Save your money

0 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Eventide

  • By: Kent Haruf
  • Narrated by: George Hearn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

One of the most beloved novels in recent years, Plainsong was a best seller from coast to coast, and now Kent Haruf returns to the High Plains community of Holt, Colorado, with a story of even more masterful authority.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Bill L. on 05-17-04

Lots of sex in every chapter

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Too much sexual description that is unecessary for the story.

What other book might you compare Eventide to and why?

Not Jane Austen

Which character – as performed by George Hearn – was your favorite?

He was versatile

If you could rename Eventide, what would you call it?

Eventide is fine.

Any additional comments?

Cut the sex. Can't listen to it on speakers with small children.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Benediction

  • By: Kent Haruf
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 231

From the beloved and best-selling author of Plainsong and Eventide comes a story of life and death, and the ties that bind, once again set out on the High Plains in Holt, Colorado. When Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his wife, Mary, must work together to make his final days as comfortable as possible. Their daughter, Lorraine, hastens back from Denver to help look after him....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Home Run for Haruf & Bramhall

  • By Adele on 03-06-13

40% sex

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-14

If you could sum up Benediction in three words, what would they be?

Sex worked into every angle pssible.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Narrator.

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

Versatile

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

The death.

Any additional comments?

Can't play sex on speakera with SMALL CHILDREN IN THE ROOM.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Quiet Game

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,701
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,687

When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn't find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop. And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous secret - and the small town's violent past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Complex and Good Courtroom Drama!

  • By R. Pontiflet on 02-09-15

25% sex

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-14

What made the experience of listening to The Quiet Game the most enjoyable?

It was a good story but impossiblr to listen to without earplugs in front of small chhildren because of unecessary sexual narration.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Anne she was a child.

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

He is versatile.

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

Yes without the sex.

Any additional comments?

Books can sell without the sex adults don't need to hear it.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North

  • By: Richard Flanagan
  • Narrated by: David Atlas
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,342
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,205

>In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thailand - Burma Death Railway in 1943, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. His life is a daily struggle to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from pitiless beatings - until he receives a letter that will change him forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exquisite

  • By Lee Chemel on 10-25-14

Save Your Money

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This is not a book it is a void with a disappoint non-story, title and how this book won an award is a miracle.

Has The Narrow Road to the Deep North turned you off from other books in this genre?

This is not a genre it is nothing.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Atlas?

Narrator is fine.

What character would you cut from The Narrow Road to the Deep North?

There is no story.

Any additional comments?

Save your money you will be disappointed.

10 of 46 people found this review helpful

  • The Bone Clocks

  • By: David Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball, Leon Williams, Colin Mace, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,803
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,815

Following a scalding row with her mother, 15-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as "the radio people," Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I HEAR EVERY WRINKLE IN EVERY WORD

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-30-16

Save your money

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-16-14

Would you try another book from David Mitchell and/or the narrators?

Book of incomplete sentences, plot, worthless, does not make sense and goes no place.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Kissinger

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

Someone who could speak English

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

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

The New York Times Book Review lies

1 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Empire Falls

  • By: Richard Russo
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552

Dexter County, Maine, and specifically the town of Empire Falls, has seen better days, and for decades, in fact, only a succession from bad to worse. One by one, its logging and textile enterprises have gone belly-up, and the once vast holdings of the Whiting clan (presided over by the last scion’s widow) now mostly amount to decrepit real estate. The working classes, meanwhile, continue to eke out whatever meager promise isn’t already boarded up. Miles Roby gazes over this ruined kingdom from the Empire Grill, an opportunity of his youth that has become the albatross of his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hugely Enjoyable

  • By margaret on 01-23-12

Have a Dumb Husban But Learn How to Come

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who enjoy reading about sex, with descriptive details based on the dumb down education of decline in America. Learn that to come is all there is to life.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I certalny won't believe the reviews but will just take my chances.

Which scene was your favorite?

When I decided to shut the book and throw it away.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Empire Falls?

I would never publish it it's trash.

Any additional comments?

If you like to get horny reading books read this one. And then you can learn where your spot is and come, maybe.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful