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  • Blessed

  • A History of the American Prosperity Gospel
  • By: Kate Bowler
  • Narrated by: Kate Bowler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

How have millions of American Christians come to measure spiritual progress in terms of their financial status and physical well-being? How has the movement variously called Word of Faith, Health and Wealth, Name It and Claim It, or simply prosperity gospel come to dominate much of our contemporary religious landscape? Kate Bowler's Blessed is the first book to fully explore the origins, unifying themes, and major figures of a burgeoning movement that now claims millions of followers in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great research, fascinating information

  • By Jonathan Barlow on 02-25-15

WOW!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

This is a MUST read for any Christian or anyone considering becoming one. Or for anyone alive for that matter. VERY interesting. Compelling. Will listen again, possibly buy printed edition. This gal knows her stuff. Hope she writes MORE!!!!

  • Pursue the Intentional Life

  • 'Teach Us to Number Our Days, That We May Gain a Heart of Wisdom.' (Psalm 90:12)
  • By: Jean Fleming
  • Narrated by: Patty Fogarty
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

It's never too soon to think about the rest of your life. Do you ever wonder what your future holds? Although much of what lies ahead for you may be unknown, God reveals what is known through his Word. This known part is strength for the journey, no matter what twists and turns life takes. God's promises and instructions contain just what you need.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a blessing

  • By donna bedwell on 03-01-18

a blessing

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Pursue the Intentional Life to be better than the print version?

never read the print versiom

What was one of the most memorable moments of Pursue the Intentional Life?

her old lady journeling

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

not really

Any additional comments?

insightful but kinda forgettable for some reason.

  • To Be Where You Are

  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693

Millions of Karon fans will be thrilled that it's life as usual in the wildly popular Mitford series: A beloved town character lands a front-page obituary, but who was it, exactly, who died? And what about the former mayor, born the year Lindbergh landed in Paris, who's still running for office? All this, of course, is but a feather on the wind compared to Muse editor J. C. Hogan's desperate attempts to find a cure for his marital woes. Will it be high-def TV or his pork chop marinade?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Only For The Strong And Persistent

  • By Sara on 09-30-17

great book by great author

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

Where does To Be Where You Are rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

top

Who was your favorite character and why?

jack, cause he is so darn cute and reminds me of my grandson.

What does John McDonough bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

getting used to his voice lol

Who was the most memorable character of To Be Where You Are and why?

they are all memorable, because their stories are just strange enough to ring true.

Any additional comments?

I LOVE Mitford books!

  • Stillhouse Lake

  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,834
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,807

With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake. Though still the target of stalkers and Internet trolls who think she had something to do with her husband's crimes, Gwen dares to think her kids can finally grow up in peace. But just when she's starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lake - and threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • imagine Capt. Kirk as a cheerleader

  • By friendlykitty on 09-20-17

absorbing

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

What did you love best about Stillhouse Lake?

didn't love it, but it was a good story not quite believable though

What did you like best about this story?

the strong family ties

What does Emily Sutton-Smith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

suspence

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

suspence galore?

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  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,625

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

Compelling Read

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

Would you listen to Beneath a Scarlet Sky again? Why?

Maybe not; but glad I did listen. . . it is a great read, but with much violence and tragedy; interesting twist at the end

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pino, or maybe Anna

Have you listened to any of Will Damron’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

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

YES!!!!!!!!!!

Any additional comments?

Made me cry. . . and laugh. . . unforgettable!

  • Unashamed

  • Drop the Baggage, Pick Up Your Freedom, Fulfill Your Destiny
  • By: Christine Caine
  • Narrated by: Jay O'Shea
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537

Shame can take on many forms. It hides in the shadows of the most successful, confident and high-achieving woman who struggles with balancing her work and children, as well as in the heart of the broken, abused and downtrodden woman who has been told that she will never amount to anything. Shame hides in plain sight and can hold us back in ways we do not realize. But Christine Caine wants listeners to know something: We can all be free. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, boring narrated.

  • By Pamela on 05-18-16

inspiring

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, very helpful and insightful

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the last few chapters were really relevant for me personally

Any additional comments?

this book is great for anyone suffering from feelings of guilt or shame; might re listen

  • 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 1,008
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908

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

relaxing read

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, it was refreshing

What other book might you compare Come Rain or Come Shine to and why?

although it is similar to the others in the series, I felt like it was a "WINDING DOWN' or finishing up sort of tale, not quite as good as the others, but still good,

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

i just didn't care for the voice a whole lot, but got used to it

Any additional comments?

I had just started listening to the Mitford radio series, and found this a bit lacking something, but still very enjoyable over all.

  • Befriend

  • Create Belonging in an Age of Judgment, Isolation, and Fear
  • By: Scott Sauls
  • Narrated by: Dean Gallagher
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Is real friendship too risky? We live in a world where real friendship is hard to find. Suspicious of others and insecure about ourselves, we retreat into the safety of our small, self-made digital worlds. Tragically, even the church can become a place that reinforces this isolation. Jesus models a much richer vision of friendship. Scott Sauls, pastor and teacher, invites you to see the breadth of Christ's love in this audiobook, Befriend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid, biblical truths - worth it!

  • By JIM A on 09-08-18

must read

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

Would you listen to Befriend again? Why?

yes, it is intersting,intriguing, and thought provoking

What did you like best about this story?

made me cry, laugh and see my true sel, not always advantageusly

What about Dean Gallagher’s performance did you like?

easy listening

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

definitely

Any additional comments?

this was my 1st audio experience; very positive