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  • Aquinas: Bolinda Beginner Guides

  • By: Edward Feser
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

One of the most influential philosophers and theologians in the history of Western thought, St Thomas Aquinas established the foundations for much of modern philosophy of religion, and is famous for his arguments for the existence of God. In this cogent and multifaceted introduction to the great saint's work, Edward Feser argues that you cannot fully understand Aquinas' philosophy without his theology, and vice-versa. He covers Aquinas' thoughts on the soul, natural law, metaphysics, and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book marred by faulty pronunciation

  • By Charles on 09-13-15

Love the narrator, great voice

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-18

This book is technically dense however don't let that deter you from listening, when absorbed in tiny chunks it becomes approachable. Actually I put this on at bedtime and continually play to it over and over, for a good month now. The male narrator, a Brit has an absolutely wonderful voice, calm and measured, I find it lulls me into a fantastic sleep and I don't mean that as a negative comment. Digest this in pieces, empty your brain and pack more in a little at a time. Quite worth it.

  • New American Standard Bible

  • By: Foundation Publications
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 89 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

Since its completion in 1971, the New American Standard Bible has been widely embraced as "the most literally accurate English translation" from the original languages. Millions of people, students, scholars, pastors, missionaries, and laypersons alike, trust the NASB, learning from it and applying it to the challenges of their daily lives. Discover what the original text says, word for word.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chapters

  • By Marcy on 01-26-10

Needs Chapter & Verse tags, eg. Luke Chap. 9

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-18

This narrator is very good, however, compared to another audio Bible I have with a terrible monotone narrator, this one is confusing because chapters are not labeled introducing chapter or verse.

  • God Is Young

  • A Conversation
  • By: Pope Francis, Thomas Leoncini, Anne Milano Appel
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Fred Sanders
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has reinvigorated the Catholic Church and become one of the most popular global leaders. Now, in this extraordinary interview with journalist Thomas Leoncini, His Holiness reminds Catholics of all ages that "God is young; he is always new". God has energy, spontaneity, and the desire for change - youthful qualities that can be rallied to fight the many problems facing the Catholic Church and the world at large.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love books by Pontifex

  • By GiaJuly on 11-03-18

Love books by Pontifex

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Reviewed: 11-03-18

What a serious yet delightful book by Pope Francis. Pope cautions young people against losing their humanity due to technology. Respect our fragile environment. Always so inspiring!

  • Our Towns

  • A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America
  • By: James Fallows, Deborah Fallows
  • Narrated by: James Fallows, Deborah Fallows
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been traveling across America in a single-engine prop airplane. Visiting dozens of towns, they have met hundreds of civic leaders, workers, immigrants, educators, environmentalists, artists, public servants, librarians, businesspeople, city planners, students, and entrepreneurs to take the pulse and understand the prospects of places that usually draw notice only after a disaster or during a political campaign. The America they saw is acutely conscious of its problems, but it is also crafting solutions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific book!

  • By researchbiker on 05-11-18

Uplifting narrative during uncertain time

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-18

This book was my go to, to escape fractious national politics news this summer. Hopeful, progressive bipartisan local movements, all over the USA. Authors should have had a professional reader, the only way I could deal with woman's monotone narration was to speed up to 1.20X. it took me a long time to finish , however overall recommended.

  • Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

  • By: Jaron Lanier
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that we’re better off without them. In his important new audiobook, Lanier, who participates in no social media, offers powerful and personal reasons for all of us to leave these dangerous online platforms behind before it’s too late. Lanier remains a tech optimist, so while demonstrating the evil that rules social media business models today, he also envisions a humanistic setting for social networking that can direct us towards richer and fuller way of living and connecting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the most important books in recent history

  • By Zack Orr on 06-26-18

Compelling, must read!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Very cogent arguments by Jaron Lanier. What's the adage, you never get something for nothing? Society has sacrificed too much so that a few technocrats profit, capitalizing on negativity, and manipulating our everyday experiences. The end result is bitter tribalism which ups engagement. Irony is that perhaps the outrage that keeps us hooked might only exist inside the SM matrix, but is spilling over with real world consequences.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • On Chesil Beach

  • By: Ian McEwan
  • Narrated by: Ian McEwan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 186

It is July 1962. Florence is a talented musician who dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, an earnest young history student at University College of London, who unexpectedly wooed and won her heart. Newly married that morning, both virgins, Edward and Florence arrive at a hotel on the Dorset coast. At dinner in their rooms they struggle to suppress their worries about the wedding night to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best new novels in recent years

  • By George on 06-13-07

Haunting and complex

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-18

Short book, under 5 hrs total. Decided to read after seeing new film. Many details are different from cinematic version, and I ended the story with more questions than I had after the movie. McEwan is a brilliant writer and narrator of Audible version. Thoroughly enjoyable.

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,744
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,771
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,678

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

Riveting. James Comey was damned if he did

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-18

damned if he didn't and every section of this book shows that Comey is a highly ethical and moral man. He's not perfect but none of us are, however he did what was best for the country and I respect him for that. I don't think we are done yet there's more to the story that's going to come out and it's not going to be pretty for Trump. It was a real pleasure to listen to Dir. Comey read Higher Loyalty!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Russian Roulette

  • By: David Corn, Michael Isikoff
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,782
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,765

The incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the US election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's a sleeper with critically important info

  • By luvdata on 05-07-18

Riveting, could not put this down. Finished in 3 d

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-20-18

very well researched, authors did great job of laying everything out and weaving in new findings.. highly recommend

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,909
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,810

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

Chaotic and insane WH

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Reviewed: 01-16-18

Damning book, if true. Trump presidency purportedly an unorganized mess, with inexperienced bit players in jobs they aren't qualified for. Not recommended if you already have nightmares about US security.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Life Is Worth Living, Part 1

  • By: Archbishop Fulton J Sheen
  • Narrated by: Fulton J. Sheen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 175

Here is the best of the audio from the famous Catholic television program, "Life is Worth Living!" For more than 30 years, Archbishop Fulton Sheen was the voice of the Catholic Church, with his radio and television ministries that touched hearts all over the world. His wisdom and gentle insight are once again available in digitally remastered audio recorded from his live programs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing audiobook!!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-03-14

Fascinating and inspiring

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Reviewed: 12-26-17

This is another one of those Audible gems that I will most likely listen to over and over. again. Archbishop Sheen has an amazing way of weaving theology scripture and philosophy together.. Easy to see why he had a hugely successful television show in the 1960s. Someone should get smart and rerelease this TV series for nostalgic adults!