LISTENER

James Dutcher

  • 6
  • reviews
  • 1
  • helpful vote
  • 31
  • ratings
  • Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 2

  • By: Neale Walsch
  • Narrated by: Ellen Burstyn, Ed Asner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550

Conversations with God is Neale Donald Walsch's account of his direct conversations with God, beginning in 1992 while Walsch was immersed in a period of deep depression. He composed a letter to God in which he vented his frustrations, and much to his surprise, even shock, God answered him. Focusing on the universal truths that influences all life, Conversations with God offers a picture of the way life could be better.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Oh come on!

  • By Kelly on 05-04-09

A sad and pale second book

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Would you try another book from Neale Walsch and/or Ellen Burstyn and Ed Asner ?

No, I would not. If anyone asked me I would tell them not to waste their time on anything produced by these people, beyond the first book (the first book was great).

Would you ever listen to anything by Neale Walsch again?

No. He is a good narrator, just not of anything he has written beyond the first book.

Which scene was your favorite?

I can't think of any. To me that means that any good information was undone with all the other BS in the book.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It did have some funny parts, but not enough to have wasted my time.

Any additional comments?

This book did little to increase my interest in the subject matter from this author. I will not waste my time on the third book as I don’t think this author has anything relative to offer. I will go back to Eckhart Tolle and other authors like him.
This book was a confused mess. One example is the “God” voice states that he/she only makes observations, then goes on to give a detailed pie in the sky plan to change things. The best example of this is to have a global government, not individual countries and that the result of this global government would be to take control away from the elites that run things now. This global government would in fact be corrupted and run by the every elites that run things now. Take a look at the UN if you need proof of this.
The interviews that are done with the publisher, the editor, and others add no value to the book, and was a very jarring interruption.
Then the author started injecting his political beliefs into the subject and it just spoiled any message. In truth I would fast forward through this drivel hoping the book would get back on track.
The “God” voice started quoting things as fact that have been proven to not be true.
Then the book started hinting that questions asked in the second book would only be answered in the third book!
I want the eight hours and 35 minutes of my life back!

  • 299 Days

  • The Preparation, Book 1
  • By: Glen Tate
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,099

299 Days: The Preparation, the first audiobook in the 299 Days series, depicts the inner struggles Grant must face as he exists in a social system he recognizes as unsustainable and on the verge of collapse, but one in which he has built his life around. What begins as a return to his roots, self-sufficiency and independence, becomes a full blown move to prepare for what may come.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Planted Reviews - be careful with your purchase...

  • By Jan on 10-30-14

Chilling Book

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

Reviewed: 10-19-15

What made the experience of listening to 299 Days the most enjoyable?

The mix of what is happening in the news today and fiction

What was one of the most memorable moments of 299 Days?

How Grant decided to be a man and take care of his family despite what the rest of the PC crowd was doing.

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

Yes, I just wanted to listen to this book everywhere, car, home, out walking

Any additional comments?

Nice change to have a series that has only a partial breakdown of the country. Of course so far the series has not addressed what the rest of the world's economic outlook is or what was going on.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Black Powder Justice

  • Wilderness Series #6
  • By: David Thompson
  • Narrated by: Rusty Nelson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

This is audiobook #6 in the Wilderness Series. In 1828, few white men dared to venture into the immense, unsettled region west of the Mississippi. And of those who did, only courageous men like Nathaniel King had the skills and strength to survive the harsh, frozen wilderness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By far the best one yet!

  • By James Dutcher on 10-02-15

By far the best one yet!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-15

I think that by far Black Powder Justice is the best book in the series.
I loved it so much that as soon as I was done I started listening to it again.

  • Savage Rendezvous

  • Wilderness Series #3
  • By: David Thompson
  • Narrated by: Rusty Nelson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

This is the third audiobook in the "Wilderness Series". Mountain Man Nathaniel King must prove his innocence when accusations of multiple murders and theft could land him in a "civilized" prison cell for the rest of his natural life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once again I'm not disappointed

  • By James Dutcher on 07-25-15

Once again I'm not disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-25-15

Great story! Very well read I can't wait to listen to the next one in the series.

  • Lure of the Wild

  • Wilderness Series #2
  • By: David Thompson
  • Narrated by: Rusty Nelson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

This is the second audiobook in the "Wilderness Series". Up in the Rockies, where a man could live free, Nathaniel King and a rugged mountain man named Shakespeare McNair head for a rendezvous of trappers and fur traders.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • why the swear words

  • By Kevin Hunter on 12-26-15

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 06-26-15

I really like this series, makes me wish I had lived back then.
If you like stories of the pioneer days this is what I would suggest to you.

  • Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

  • By: Mark W. Muesse, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark W. Muesse
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,632

Meditation offers deep and lasting benefits for mental functioning and emotional health, as well as for physical health and well-being. These 24 detailed lectures teach you the principles and techniques of sitting meditation, the related practice of walking meditation, and the highly beneficial use of meditative awareness in many important activities, including eating and driving. You will also learn how to use the skills of meditation in working with thoughts and emotional states.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good lectures on mindfulness!

  • By Mike on 09-19-13

Well worth the time to listen

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

Reviewed: 02-23-15

I loved this and will be listening to it again and again. I'll have my daughter listen to it too.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful