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  • Joan of Arc

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Michael Anthony
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 311
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

Very few people know that Mark Twain wrote a major work on Joan of Arc. Still fewer know that he considered it not only his most important, but also his best work. He spent 12 years in research and many months in France doing archival work, and then made several attempts until he felt he finally had the story he wanted to tell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joan of Arc by Mark Twain

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-01-07

Another precious treasure

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-19

This book is so stunning an account of Joan of Arc. I feel like I was there, that I know her, and that I got an insider’s glimpse into the story of her life. This book was so wonderful and charming, even with the end such as it was. Thank you, Audible, for bringing this one into my library.

  • The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux

  • The Story of a Soul
  • By: Therese Martin O.Carm., John Beevers (translator)
  • Narrated by: Sherry Kennedy Brownrigg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457

Sharing memories from early childhood through her life as a Carmelite nun, Therese opens her heart to us. This bride of Christ reveals her passion and longing for union with God. Her simplicity is charming and we begin to believe that we can travel the path to salvation that she points out to us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Lion of Lisieux

  • By Jonathan M. on 02-24-14

Transcendent wisdom... and THEN some.

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Reviewed: 12-30-18

This is perhaps the most beautiful book upon which I have ever stumbled. It is as though Thérèse and I are one soul in the same, yearning for the same path and Divine light, becoming of the same surrender to Christ. Beautifully written — simple yet powerful, I will keep this book close to my heart and no doubt listen to it time and time again. I feel so small in comparison to both she and her deeds, yet through her words I understand that our intention is one and the same. Bless her writings and bless this wonderful, transformative work of hers. Truly she is a saint whose standards to which we can aspire. Thanks be to God for sharing her with us and her triumph of a story. Blessings to each and every soul who should hear of and read the words herein. An absolute treasure, this book.

  • Justin Morgan Had a Horse

  • By: Marguerite Henry
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

"Nope, that little feller don't look like he'll amount to much." That's what almost everyone said about Little Bub. But young Joel Goss knew that Little Bub was a special colt, even though he was a runt. When schoolteacher Justin Morgan asked Joel to gentle the colt, Joel was thrilled. Little Bub proved that size and breed weren't everything. Soon word spread throughout the entire Northeast that this spirited colt could pull heavier loads than a pair of oxen and run faster than thoroughbreds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A precious dalliance into a childhood favorite

  • By Lacey N. Smith on 08-05-17

A precious dalliance into a childhood favorite

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Reviewed: 08-05-17

Horses were my passion for as long as I can remember, and I owned all of MH's books as a youngster. Only now do I own a Morgan horse and to revisit this book spoke to my heart in away I couldn't have imagined. The story was vivid and the characters even more so. I could hear the sounds, the whinnies, the voices, and smell the scenery as it was described. This novel has touched my life again and I'm so grateful. I recommend this book to anyone who has ever loved a horse, particularly those horses who have beat the odds against them and changed people's opinions. I own just such a Morgan and I'm so proud that I do. Enjoy.

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  • The Sacred Self Workshop

  • By: Marianne Williamson
  • Narrated by: Marianne Williamson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

This inspirational and down-to-earth audio program by Marianne Williamson, The Sacred Self Workshop, captures the essence of a great weekend recorded live at The Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. In this program, Williamson tells us that the purpose of our lives is to become the sacred enlightened self which already exists in each of us, and that this “Sacred Self” is the part of us that is serene and indestructible. According to Williamson, by committing with heart to a new path, we can begin to live our lives as an endless prayer. Williamson’s dynamic style helps listeners open to greater love, abundance and joy in their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always great work by Marianne!

  • By Sheri Homayoon on 07-03-17

I love this woman

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Reviewed: 02-10-17

There is nothing that Marianne ever says that I don't find immediately pertinent and applicable to my life. And when I apply the material the miracles are instant. Instant. I recommend this book to anyone who is working to become a mystic or healer, anyone who wants to know more about how to find their peace in the application of ACIM principles, and anyone who wants to learn about spirituality and the power we get in the world as a result of living the principles. It's not easy, but boy is it worth it to do so. Marianne is a great guide and knowing that her humor and perspective come with the material makes it that much more accessible.

  • Candide (AudioGO Edition)

  • By: Voltaire
  • Narrated by: Jack Davenport
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 874
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 876

When first published in 1759, Candide became an instant best seller and is now regarded as one of the key texts of the Enlightenment. Voltaire’s preoccupations with evil and with various kinds of human folly and intolerance found a perfect vehicle in this philosophical tale. A master storyteller, he combined often wildly entertaining action with profoundly serious sense, parodying the traditional chivalric and oriental tales with which his public was more familiar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Guaranteed to keep you smiling if not LOL

  • By Robert on 08-09-12

A much deeper value than I thought in highschool

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Reviewed: 10-21-15

What made the experience of listening to Candide (AudioGO Edition) the most enjoyable?

The accents and voices that the narrator used were awesome. His voices really hit the nail on the head. I find these characters to be relatable and hilarious in their accounts. I think this work was way ahead of its time, and it seems more like observational comedy and spiritual lesson than it does historical account or work for a school project. I loved this book in school, but not as much as I love it now. Voltaire is a witty and sharp writer, and his message is not only beneficial to all but I believe it to be absolutely true.

What did you like best about this story?

The humor that is peppered throughout is hilarious. This book is a master work also because it really gives some perspective to the complaints of modern day man. People lived through these hard times and they were murdered, raped, pillaged, enslaved and treated poorly only to struggle to exist. We get upset when we lose our cell phone signals. A little healthy perspective goes a long way!

Which character – as performed by Jack Davenport – was your favorite?

Candide, of course! Candide and I have way too much in common for me to not love him. Also, Cacambo is an awesome character. I really love his insight and dedication.

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

This book made me laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh. Then I laughed some more. Then I listened to it again so I could laugh some more. Well done, Voltaire!

  • Your Soul's Plan

  • Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born
  • By: Robert Schwartz
  • Narrated by: Richard Banks
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628

Your Soul's Plan (which was originally published under the title Courageous Souls: Do We Plan Our Life Challenges Before Birth?) explores the premise that we are all eternal souls who plan our lives, including our greatest challenges, before we are born for the purpose of spiritual growth. Through compelling profiles of people who knowingly planned the experiences mentioned above, Your Soul's Plan shows that suffering is not purposeless, but rather imbued with deep meaning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oustanding book on the meaning of life

  • By Miss B on 05-31-15

A life-chaning platform of understanding

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Reviewed: 10-21-15

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

I have already recommended it to friends and that was before I was even into the 3rd chapter. This book has allowed me an understanding of life events that are not punishment from God, nor are they "negative" things occurring in our lives as we perceive them to be. Everything is an opportunity for even greater soul growth and expansion of consciousness. This book has changed my life in the best way possible. Almost immediately after typing this first part of the review but before finishing I took a nasty spill off my horse, and three days ago I would have been a mess. Now I get it. And not only do I get it, but I know how to best utilize what comes my way to enhance my own soul growth. Just the new understanding changed the way I see everything in this life. I'm a survivor of Columbine, too, and I have so many friends who would benefit greatly from this material if they were able to take it to heart. Sometimes they just aren't ready when we wish they would be, but the material is nonetheless here and available and it is so valuable. I thank the author for taking his time to make this work come together as he did. Fantastic job he did!

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite story is Kristina's, the young lady who was inured by a time bomb put into the mailbox of a professor for whom she was working on a college campus. It is a powerful story and very poignant indeed. She seems to be an incredibly wise individual and I wish that I would be able to meet her some day. Very much a story of dauntless strength.

Which scene was your favorite?

The story about Doris was also extremely moving. I am going to have something called Soul Retrieval done and I very much hope that my mentor and channel will talk about some of these things as she does the work. Doris' story was my favorite because it was an example of someone who has done so many things right, and she lead a healthy life that would have given her a leg up as far as avoiding serious illness, but the reason we bring illness into our lives is so much deeper than the fact that we might love McDonald's and sugar in our diet, or the feel of the sun on our skin. What we think we know to be the causes of these things is not entirely so, if at all. Doris' story was moving and touching and relatable. Her lessons I believe are similar to my own.

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

This book made me laugh and cry, but tears of joy, to be honest. It hit home on so many levels I am not sure there is enough room here for me to elaborate completely. Let's just say that the timeliness of my introduction to the material is in no way a coincidence.

Any additional comments?

I am so grateful for this material. I really am. It changed my life for the better in so many different ways. I feel like my outlook and my perspective have done a 180, and I am prepared to move forward from here on. I am excited to continue to grow and advance, no matter what I have planned in my future. Looking forward to the "good, the bad and the ugly," because it is ALL valuable.

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