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  • On the Origin of Species

  • By: Charles Darwin
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Perhaps the most influential science book ever written, On the Origin of Species has continued to fascinate for more than a century after its initial publication. Its controversial theory that populations evolve and adapt through a process known as natural selection led to heated scientific, philosophical, and religious debate, revolutionizing every discipline in its wake. With its clear, concise, and surprisingly enjoyable prose, On the Origin of Species is both captivating and edifying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historic ... a must read

  • By david on 02-14-17

Not very convincing, creationism much more likely.

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Reviewed: 10-20-17

Everything in this book simply details the dispersion of animals after Noah's flood. Animals dispersed and adapted to their new surroundings creating different species in different areas. Its also a racist book. Darwin refers to native people as "savages". I hope someone tears down his statue.

0 of 70 people found this review helpful

  • How To Memorize The Bible Fast And Easy

  • By: Adam Houge
  • Narrated by: David Golightly
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 446
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    4 out of 5 stars 316

In this book you will discover a detailed but simple method that will propel your ability to memorize scripture beyond anything you ever thought possible.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Unprofessional and not written with integrity

  • By Josh Summers on 03-20-15

High on filler, low in memory techniques

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Reviewed: 08-22-17

The info given could have been summarized in less than 10 minutes. Needs to give more tips and tricks than he does.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Gosnell

  • The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer
  • By: Ann McElhinney, Phelim McAleer
  • Narrated by: Ann McElhinney
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 609
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    4 out of 5 stars 558
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

Gosnell is the untold story of America's most prolific serial killer. In 2013, Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of killing four people, including three babies, but is thought to have killed hundreds, perhaps thousands more in a 30-year killing spree. ABC News correspondent Terry Moran described Gosnell as "America's most prolific serial killer".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult But Important

  • By There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast on 10-23-17

excellent insight into hidden horrors of abortion

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Reviewed: 04-25-17

everyone should read this book - one woman was having her 8th abortion!!!! is that "choice".

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • The Case for Christ

  • A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Dick Fredricks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094

Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Lee Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis. Strobel challenges them with questions like. How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence exist for Jesus outside the Bible? Strobel's tough questions make this read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. What will your verdict be?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Approach to the New Testament

  • By Jeff on 09-09-04
  • The Case for Christ
  • A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Dick Fredricks

Fact, after fact, after fact. No fluff.

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Reviewed: 11-24-15

Great book. Not only does he point out the case for Christ but also goes through some of the counter arguments atheists give in order to give balance to the book.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Accessories After the Fact

  • The Warren Commission, the Authorities, and the Report on the JFK Assassination
  • By: Sylvia Meagher
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 24 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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A classic of JFK assassination literature, Sylvia Meagher's work is a relentless indictment of the Warren Commission and its work. Originally published in 1967, Meagher's masterful dissection of the Warren Report, based on the Warren Commission's own evidence, has stood the test of time. In some cases, declassifications of government records have corroborated the author's suspicions and analyses, such as her amazing assertion that Oswald had never actually been charged with Kennedy's murder, despite sworn testimony to the contrary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Warren Commission destruction.

  • By Michael Gifford on 11-16-16

Excellent analysis but no smoking gun

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Reviewed: 11-12-15

This is a very good book to read in combination to the WC report. It details some important things the WC glossed over. However it still fails to overthrow the basic conclusion of the WC.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Case Closed

  • Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK
  • By: Gerald Posner
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

The assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, continues to inspire interest ranging from well-meaning speculation to bizarre conspiracy theories and controversial filmmaking. But in this landmark audiobook, reissued with a new afterword for the 40th anniversary of the assassination, Gerald Posner examines all of the available evidence and reaches the only possible conclusion: Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Giving the truth - with some attitude

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-13-15

Case still closed in 2015!

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Reviewed: 11-06-15

Good book. Though most of the book is simply a rewritten version of the warren report itself. The rest includes updates since the warren report.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Cold-Case Christianity

  • A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels
  • By: J. Warner Wallace
  • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 742
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 745

You can believe because of the evidence, not in spite of it. For the first 35 years of his life, J. Warner Wallace was a devout atheist. After all, how can you believe a claim made about an event in the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence? Then Wallace realized something. Christianity was a lot like the cold cases he solved as a homicide detective - cold cases that turned out to have enough evidence, eyewitnesses, and records to solve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comprehensive, rational, intellectually satisfying

  • By George J. Hicks on 06-18-14

Great alternative look at the 4 gospels

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Reviewed: 10-13-15

The author does a great job at recognizing the comparison between modern day eye witness accounts (which we can examine and test) and those of the 4 gospels.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Christians, Jews and Muslims

  • Dialogue, Relationship and the Catholic View
  • By: Dr. Lohn Borelli Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Dr. John Borelli Ph.D.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4 out of 5 stars 6
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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Drawing on decades of study, dialogue, and teaching, Dr. Borelli presents a truly Catholic approach to inter religious dialogue. This presentation will open the minds and hearts of the listeners and prepare them to better understand the ever-shrinking world where Christians, Jews, and Muslims will interact on an ever more personal basis. He presents the basic theological perspectives of the major religions and shows how the current political atmosphere impacts on every aspect of theological dialogue.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Intro to how Different Faiths can Intersect

  • By Catherine Puma on 10-25-17

Expensive for what you get

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Reviewed: 09-20-15

Nice series of 4 lectures but way too expensive for under 4 hours of content.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • They Must Be Stopped

  • Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It
  • By: Brigitte Gabriel
  • Narrated by: Brigitte Gabriel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
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Brigitte Gabriel delves deeply into Islam - a religion rooted in the seventh century with teachings that are absolutely opposed to democracy and equality - and its spread across the U.S. and Europe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Indeed they do have to be stopped

  • By David on 05-31-09

This book will make your blood boil

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Reviewed: 09-16-15

Bridgette highlights the covert ways rich Islamic countries are funding the spread of Islam in western countries while at the same time blocking the construction of new christian churches in their own countries and preventing them from ringing their own church bells. And our politicians are letting them???

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Problem of Pain

  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: James Simmons
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 751
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
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"If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?" And what of the suffering of animals, who neither deserve pain nor can be improved by it? The greatest Christian thinker of our time sets out to disentangle this knotty issue. With his signature wealth of compassion and insight, C. S. Lewis offers answers to these crucial questions and shares his hope and wisdom to help heal a world hungering for a true understanding of human nature.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Deep, real answers for the existence of pain

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-17-14

Way too theoretical

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Reviewed: 09-13-15

Its very difficult to get much from this book. He gives pretty much zero practical examples.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful