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  • Heavenly Man

  • The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun
  • By: Brother Yun
  • Narrated by: Cristofer Jean
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 553

The dramatic autobiography of one of China's dedicated, courageous, and intensely persecuted house church leaders. This is the gripping story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan province and placed him on the front line for Jesus, in the face of impossible odds. Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to focus on the character and beauty of Jesus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, one of my old time favorites.

  • By Jeanne on 12-03-09

Empowering and Humbling

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

Reviewed: 08-19-16

I like the simple way the book expounds the story of Brother Yun's and Sister De Ling's faithful lives as Christians in communist China. I am humbled by their obedience and willingness to sacrifice for the Gospel.

  • The Hiding Place

  • By: Corrie ten Boom, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,508
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,251
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,261

At one time, Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that she had a story to tell. For the first 50 years of her life, nothing out of the ordinary ever happened to her. She was a spinster watchmaker living contentedly with her sister and their elderly father in the tiny house over their shop in Haarlem. Their uneventful days, as regulated as their own watches, revolved around their abiding love for one another. But with the Nazi invasion and occupation of Holland, everything changed....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring

  • By Sara on 03-03-14

Powerful and Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 07-14-16

This book was filled with practical examples of love Bing the Lord and neighbors in the most trying circumstances. It is a book of victory in gruesome circumstances and forgiveness in the face of towering evil.

  • Traces of Guilt

  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681

Evie Blackwell loves her life as an Illinois state police detective...mostly. She's very skilled at investigations and has steadily moved up through the ranks. She would like to find Mr. Right, but she has a hard time imagining how marriage could work, considering the demands of her job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration! Enjoyed ~ Thoroughly.

  • By GigiD. on 05-11-16

Too much detail and not interesting

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

Reviewed: 06-30-16

I love Dee Henderson's books, but this one is not very captivating. The characters stay in the book instead of developing into compelling people. Their angst becomes tiresome and being dragged through the tedious process of reviewing cold cases was not exciting. The narrator did not help the story. I will continue to read Dee's great books, but the Evie series is not for me.

  • Lady of Quality

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475

When spirited, independent Miss Annis Wynchwood embroils herself in the affairs of a runaway heiress, she is destined to see a good deal of Mr Carleton, Lucilla's uncivil and high-handed guardian. And, chafing at the restrictions of Bath society, Annis has to admit that at least Mr Oliver Carleton is never boring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely charming

  • By Ella Quent on 06-12-10

The Most Irritating Characters

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

Reviewed: 10-13-15

Annis, the Lady of Quality, is surrounded by the most aggravating, insipid, predictable group of characters I have ever had the misfortune of encountering. I finished the book feeling as if I had just escaped from an ant bed!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Come Rain or Come Shine

  • A Mitford Novel, Book 11
  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842

Over the course of 10 Mitford novels, fans have kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh, first featured in At Home in Mitford as a barefoot, freckle-faced boy in filthy overalls. Now, Father Tim Kavanagh's adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, maybe he and Lace Harper, his once and future soul mate, should keep their wedding simple.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection!

  • By Sara on 09-28-15

A Wedding at Meadowgate!!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-15

Dooley and Lace face one hurdle after another as they prepare and experience their "simple" country wedding. Jan Karon does it again with the same warm and loving characters who have populated her Mitford books for decades. This book reads like a warm blanket on a cold night.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Convenient Marriage

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Caroline Hunt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

When the most eligible Earl of Rule offers for the hand of the beauty of the Winwood family, he has no notion of the distress he causes his intended. For Miss Lizzie Winwood is promised to the excellent, but impoverished, Mr Edward Heron. Disaster can only be averted by the delightful impetuosity of her youngest sister, Horatia, who conceives her own, distinctly original plans . . .

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yeah! They fixed it!

  • By Yvette on 10-26-10

Very Humorous Antics

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

Reviewed: 09-21-15

I enjoyed this improbable story of a stuttering seventeen year old girl married to a 35 year old earl. This was a Georgian England version of I Love Lucy with a villain and a sniveling, trouble-making cousin thrown in for good measure. This is a thoroughly enjoyable book.

  • Refining Felicity

  • The School for Manners, Book One
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

When Amy and Effy Tribble, two charming but impoverished spinster sisters, lose out on a much needed inheritance, they place an advertisement in The Morning Post and hire themselves out as professional chaperones. Vowing to prepare even the most difficult misses for marriage, the Tribble sisters will spend a London season on each client in this delightful Regency series, The School for Manners. Felicity Baronsheath, their first assignment, turns out to be more of a challenge than they ever imagined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ehhhhhhh

  • By Aubrey Strange on 10-05-17

Not one character was likable!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

The narrator was mediocre and the story left so much to be desired. I would not recommend purchasing this book

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Patmos Deception

  • By: Davis Bunn
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Carey Mathers arrives in Athens to take a coveted position at the Classical Institute, only to discover the building is shuttered, the institute bankrupt. Journalist Nicholas Tyler believes he is headed for the big time when his paper sends him to Europe. But four months into his assignment, the office is closed. Now he must find freelance investigative projects - or go home. Dimitri Roubinos, born into a seafaring family, knows the aegean and its islands better than anyone alive. Three distinctive characters are drawn to the storied isle of Patmos, and as they uncover a plot to plunder ancient religious treasures, the stakes are raised to a breaking point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Susan K on 01-19-18

Very Interesting Suspenseful Romance

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

Reviewed: 06-03-15

I liked this book. Davis Bunn is an excellent author and he spins an interesting, informative story.

  • The Late Scholar

  • The Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet, Book 4
  • By: Jill Paton Walsh
  • Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

When a dispute among the fellows of St. Severin's College, Oxford University, reaches a stalemate, Lord Peter Wimsey discovers that as the Duke of Denver he is "the Visitor" - charged with the task of resolving the issue. It is time for Lord Peter and his detective novelist wife Harriet to revisit their beloved Oxford, where their long and literate courtship finally culminated in their engagement and marriage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This reader is very difficult to listen to.

  • By Joan on 08-11-15

Better Than Sayers!

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

Reviewed: 05-22-15

I enjoyed this intricate, erudite mystery. The characters are true to Dorothy Sayers' books as is the tone. I would highly recommend it.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Category Five

  • By: Philip S Donlay
  • Narrated by: Chris Kennedy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

In the Atlantic Ocean, hurricane Helena is gathering strength, becoming the most powerful storm in recorded history. As Helena bears down on Bermuda, Donovan Nash, along with other members of the scientific research organization Eco-Watch, are called to fly in and extract key government people who have been studying Helena. For Donovan Nash, the routine mission turns deadly when an attempt is made on the life of the lead scientist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had to finish it in one day due to the suspense.

  • By Bella on 03-04-16

Can't wait to hear the next Donovan Nash Adventure

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

Reviewed: 05-10-15

This book exceeded my expectations! Philip Donlay's mother is a friend of mine and I purchased this book because I admire her and wanted to read a book written by her son. I could NOT stop listening. The characters are well developed and likable. The story line was fascinating--a horrible hurricane headed to destroy the Northeast, a love story, and a mystery!! The book was interesting, clean and thrilling!!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful