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  • Life After Heaven

  • How My Time in Heaven Can Transform Your Life on Earth
  • By: Steven R. Musick, Paul J. Pastor
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 46

A deadly medical mistake sent a navy sailor to the presence of Jesus in heaven. He returned from his near-death experience with new eyes to see the kingdom of heaven in this life. Now he wants to help you experience heaven on earth today.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Average NDE Story

  • By millerhousehold on 08-14-18

This man, this book he wrote, I believe!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

Sometimes I am so disheartened by the stories I’ve read & herd and the actions I have witnessed by people using the word “Christian” as a label of truth and/or reliability! Books of NDE are included in my dismay, UNTIL I had the blessing to listen(read)one like this! Mr Musick is a brother I haven’t met yet and I am so happy he chose to tell his story. I will be giving this book to every single family member and everyone else I feel led to because it can bless your socks off! I promise that you can experience a “bubble from heaven” listening to it. I don’t know of a better/higher recommendation. If you want to personally know about Jesus and heaven, get this book & dive into it!

  • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

  • An Audible Original
  • By: John Woolf, Nick Baker
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,998
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,951

On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society? 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please, have mercy and cut out the sound effects

  • By Areader on 11-29-18

DARK!

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

This is way too dark and brutal for me to read/listen! It starts out with horrifying details of cruelty, abuse, prejudice & murder. I would not recommend this book although the review of performance by Baker and Woolf should not suffer because of the story. They were good voice actors.

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  • The Impossible

  • The Miraculous Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's Resurrection
  • By: Joyce Smith, Ginger Kolbaba - featuring
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 37

When Joyce Smith's 14-year-old son John fell through an icy Missouri lake one winter morning, she and her family had seemingly lost everything. At the hospital, John lay lifeless for more than 60 minutes. They asked themselves, How could God do this to us? But Joyce was not ready to give up on her son. She mustered all her faith and strength and cried out to God in a loud voice to save her son. Immediately, her son's heart miraculously started beating again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I could not put this book down.

  • By Tuggie55 on 02-06-19

Uplifting

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I am thankful I discovered this book about the true modern time healing and contact between an average family and our creator, Father God! I have lost children in this life and although at times I still fight overwhelming grief, it helps me to hear stories about Gods mercy and love. I will be praying for and watching the life plan God has for this young man so miraculously saved and brought back from death. I strongly encourage anyone interested to read/listen to this book. You will cry, laugh, be shocked and thrilled. It’s written so well it’s hard to put it down!

  • Zipporah, Wife of Moses

  • A Novel
  • 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.

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  • 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 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narrator

  • By funred on 07-02-18

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 820
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732

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 1,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312

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 16,142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,418

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 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 129

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 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

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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