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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 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected Grace & Unexpected Truth

  • By Philip Anderson on 09-15-17

Worst narrator ever

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

I've read/listened to many accounts of NDE experiences. Most of the time, I've enjoyed and felt uplifted by them but not this one. Narrator tries so hard to sound really touched, he sounds fake and horribly desperate. I'm going to actually read this account, maybe. The author preaches so much, the actual experience is lost. Leaves me feeling like this wasn't a true experience. Maybe the authors imagining it's like? I'm going to return this book for sure.

  • 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 692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614

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.

  • A Wind in the Door

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105

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 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,472

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 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 113

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 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

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
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559

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.

2 of 2 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
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

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 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 112

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.

  • Women of the Bible

  • Abigail's Story
  • By: Ann Burton
  • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Ann Burton's critically acclaimed first novel in this compelling Biblical series tells the fictionalized tale of a young Jewish woman who makes pottery to support her family. But when her brother's huge gambling debt threatens to enslave them, she convinces his creditor to marry her and forgive the debt. After her husband sends her to manage his herds in the hills, Abigail grows fond of the rustic inhabitants - and of an enigmatic shepherd soldier who's on a collision course with her husband.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wordy

  • By Cayce on 07-26-07

Surprising frankness for "Bible" story

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

Personally, I don't have reservations about sexuality and the Bible. Correct understanding of the Song of Solomon is quite sensual and I think that's as it should be. When taking such liberties in storytelling, I think the same guidelines should be observed. In my opinion, This author crossed that guideline multiple times. I accept David was a healthy man but to research moralities of the time period, one would seriously question the correctness of this authors choice in this regard. Other than that, I enjoyed the book and look forward to reading more about the women of our Bibles history!