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  • Zipporah, Wife of Moses

  • By: Marek Halter
  • Narrated by: Ellen Reilly
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

In the time of the Pharaoh, a tiny infant is rescued from the banks of the Red Sea. She is named Zipporah, "the little bird". Although she is a Cushite by birth, one of the black people of the lands to the south, she is taken in by Jethro, high priest and sage of the Midianites. Jethro adores his adopted daughter, and she is an honored member of his family. But the blackness of Zipporah's skin sets her apart and will decide her future.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible book

  • By funred on 10-24-18

Terrible book

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

This author used Bible characters to perpetuate and spew a very jaded view of those times, full of despicable prejudice. In this readers opinion, it serves no useful purpose to imagine heart & soul searing wrongs as this world has offered plenty of actual horrors and wrongs done & is still being done, to be fodder for writers. The addition of some inappropriate sexuality has caused me to decide to never read (or listen to) this writer again! This would never be labeled “Christian” fiction if I were the editor.

  • Heaven: An Unexpected Journey

  • One Man's Experience with Heaven, Angels, and the Afterlife
  • By: Jim Woodford, Thom Gardner
  • Narrated by: William Crockett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Jim was never a religious man. When it came to matters of God and faith, he was ambivalent. But as he lay in the hospital bed, clinically dead for more than 11 hours, his consciousness was transported to the wonders of Heaven and the horrors of hell. When he returned to this world, he brought back the missing piece his soul had been longing for.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Theatrics , but a good story

  • By gini on 08-30-18

Awful narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Overacting on overdrive! I would imagine to have one of these experiences would be leave me in awe! But this narrator is so dramatic with his attempt at making it sound holy/humbling/etc ruins the entire book. I have tried numerous times to listen to it and I thot if I did a marathon listen maybe his reading wouldn’t bother me anymore. Wrong! I do NOT recommend this book and that’s a shame because it’s so wonderful to know things like this really can and do happen in today’s world!

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  • A Swiftly Tilting Planet

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690

In this companion volume to A Wrinkle In Time (Newbery Award winner) and A Wind In The Door fifteen-year-old Charles Wallace and the unicorn Gaudior undertake a perilous journey through time in a desperate attempt to stop the destruction of the world by the mad dictator Madog Branzillo. They are not alone in their quest. Charles Wallace's sister, Meg - grown and expecting her first child, but still able to enter her brother's thoughts and emotions by "kything" - goes with him in spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Re-experience the magic

  • By Denise Swift on 03-20-12

A “filler” book

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

This book, while important event in the timeline of the series, was like the “cliff notes” of a book and too wordy at the same time. That’s an oxymoron I know but it’s my perspective. I would not have read this with my children when they were in the authors targeted age group because of some content that was too brutally dark. Not sure if I want to read/listen to anymore of this series.

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  • A Wind in the Door

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242

Meg Murry can't help but be worried when her six-year-old brother, Charles Wallace, announces there are dragons in the vegetable garden. He's so bright, and so different from other kids, he's getting bullied at school, and he is also strangely, seriously ill. But Charles Wallace is right about the dragons - actually a friendly entity who has come to help Charles Wallace fight his sickness, and to take Meg and her friend Calvin O'Keefe on a terrifying, wonderful journey into galactic space - where they must battle the force of evil to save Charles Wallace, and themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • by Julian, 8 years old

  • By film karma on 04-09-12

Too repetitive

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

Would have benefitted from some editing. This writer in this book has taken far too long in the action. It got aggravating to me to read the repeats or the lack of moving the story forward! I’m starting the next book in this series and I hope it won’t suffer the same “padding between the covers” or I won’t read any more. Shame really, I really love the idea of this story!

  • A Wrinkle in Time

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Ava DuVernay, Madeleine L'Engle, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,774
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,776

Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract", which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You for a New Narrator

  • By Patricia on 02-01-12

Very different and imaginative !

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

Thoroughly enjoyed this book and now I’m anxious to see the movie. Didn’t know before that there is more to this story. I’m beginning the next book now.

  • The Enchanted Collection

  • By: Anna Sewell, Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and others
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden, Simon Vance, Michael Page, and others
  • Length: 40 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 123

This is a collection meant to be cherished for a lifetime. Whether encountering these cherished tales for the first or the 50th time, listeners will find enchantment in this collection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this collection!

  • By greyseal on 05-14-15

Multiple books in one

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

What a fantastic value! I enjoyed the books so much! I love that I found several books in one audiobook and unabridged too! Highly recommend!

  • What God Said

  • The 25 Core Messages of Conversations with God that will Change Your Life and the World
  • By: Neale Donald Walsch
  • Narrated by: Neale Donald Walsch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

Inspired by his nine-book Conversations with God series, many people have asked Neale Donald Walsch to find a way to deliver the most essential pieces of God’s message to us in a more succinct way. The result is a concise audiobook detailing and expanding just what we need to know about life and how to live it. Bringing their many conversations over the years into sharper focus than ever before, Walsch in What God Said encourages listeners to cast aside religious and cultural trappings. To experience life as fallible - and human - beings, open minded, open-hearted, and all-embracing, and to build on, broaden, and enrich our ancient story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wery good summary of the books.

  • By Per on 02-04-17

Another wonderful book!

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

The CWG books/teachings have answered most of the many questions I’ve had for years. I am a “preachers kid”. I’ve been involved in children and music ministry for most of my life. Altho I enjoyed this and felt like I was a help to my church community, I secretly searched for answers I couldn’t find....till I discovered Deepak Chopra and that led to Neale Donald Walsh. I would recommend all of Mr Walsch’s books to anyone that can open their mind. I am reading ALL of his writings.

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  • Dark Legacy

  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621

The new Carpathian audiobook from the number one New York Times best-selling "queen of paranormal romance" (J. R. Ward). The victim of a terrible vampire experiment, Emeline Sanchez fears she will never be free of their taint. But can an ancient Carpathian heal her heart, body, and soul, or will she always be caught between the vampire and Carpathian worlds?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good story/addition to the series :D

  • By Malinda on 09-06-17

Narrator Jim frangione great but story is not

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

This was the worst dragging story of all this series. I'm so disappointed that Ma Feehan has continued the trend of shorter and shorter story content. I will not be reading this series anymore. It seems selling books is her career instead of writing. Sad day for this one time fan.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow of the Storm

  • Out from Egypt Series, Book 2
  • By: Connilyn Cossette
  • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Having escaped Egypt with the other Hebrews during the Exodus, Shira is now living in freedom at the foot of Mount Sinai. When the people rebel by worshipping a golden idol, the ensuing chaos gives Shira an unexpected opportunity to assist a midwife. When the experience awakens a new desire in her, she defies her mother's wish for her to continue in the family weaving trade and pursues her heart's calling as an apprentice midwife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This was worth a read but not very exciting.

  • By funred on 09-18-17

This was worth a read but not very exciting.

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

This book was hard to keep up with the different characters because of the way it was written. It was Very slow starting and the story was drawn out too long. It got wearisome at times, because Ms Cossette would make an event take so long to advance. The narrator, Sarah Mollo-Christensen was pretty good. She has the ability to do different ages believably. I was disappointed that in this story, Biblically documented miracles, if mentioned, were treated as banal as a regular day. I cannot believe anyone, much less a group of people, would be so blasé about the miracles they experienced.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Josiah's Fire

  • Autism Stole His Words, God Gave Him a Voice
  • By: Tahni Cullen, Cheryl Ricker
  • Narrated by: Tahni Cullen, Cheryl Ricker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 126

First-time parents Joe and Tahni Cullen were thrust into the confusing world of autism when their toddler, Josiah, suddenly lost his ability to speak, play, and socialize. The diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder. In their attempts to see Josiah recover and regain speech, the Cullens underwent overwhelming physical, emotional, and financial struggles. While other kids around him improved, Josiah only got worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By David E Rizzo on 04-22-17

BLESSING!!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-29-17

This is a book I want to purchase several of and give to as many people as I am led to! Thank you for writing such a personal story to b a blessing to readers. My Prayers and agreement are added for Josiah's complete healing.