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  • Wearing the Cape

  • Wearing the Cape Series, Book 1
  • By: Marion G. Harmon
  • Narrated by: K.F. Lim
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Who wants to be a superhero? Hope did, but she grew out of it. Which made her superhuman breakthrough in the Ashland Bombing, just before starting her freshman year at the University of Chicago, more than a little ironic. And now she has some decisions to make. Given the code-name "Astra" and invited to join the Sentinels, Chicago's premier super-team, will she take up the cape and mask and become a career superhero? Or will she get a handle on her new powers (superstrength has some serious drawbacks) and then get on with her life plan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Up, Up, and Away!

  • By Gilbert M. Stack on 03-27-19

Pretty good superhero story

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

This book reminds me of a PG-13 version of the Watchmen for some reason. Like what if super heroes were real and what would real world consequences look like. I did like the book though. Although I’m still going to say the Reckoners series is still my favorite superhero genre series. This is a good book worth checking out though. If you are a fan of superhero genre books like the Reckoners then this one is worth a listen. It had a pretty decent story line too.

  • Grunt

  • The Curious Science of Humans at War
  • By: Mary Roach
  • Narrated by: Abby Elvidge
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,929
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,763
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,762

Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries - panic, exhaustion, heat, noise - and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of U.S. Army Natick Labs and learns why a zipper is a problem for a sniper.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I Usually Love Mary Roach, But--

  • By Gillian on 12-07-16

Pretty interesting book that gets weird at times

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

Reviewed: 03-27-19

Pretty cool look at behind many of the technologies that help make life livable for US soldiers. Studying how diarrhea affects troops in the field or what the best shark repellent is or if it is needed for survivors at sea. The book does get rather weird at times. Like the entire chapter on reconstructive surgeries for penises of wounded soldiers. I’m not kidding, an entire chapter on how a penis is rebuilt. I mean I guess it’s worthwhile knowledge but don’t know why it needed a full chapter to discuss it at length. The author strikes as the type of person who would be interesting to talk with, but rather weird to be friends with. But it’s a decent book and has some interesting things to teach about military life and all the things that make it work behind the scenes.

  • Translating God

  • Hearing God's Voice for Yourself and the World Around You
  • By: Shawn Bolz
  • Narrated by: Greg Simms
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 500

Translating God serves as an inspirational guide book that puts God's great love back into prophetic ministry as a primary goal full of real life stories that articulate the culture of love behind God's heart for the prophetic. So much of the prophetic ministry is esoteric, but this book brings balance without taking away the desire to see the powerful nature of God displayed. On top of that, it's biblically based and is supported by scripture throughout each story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By game judge on 03-09-17

One of the best books out there for those looking to explore the prophetic.

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

Reviewed: 03-19-19

Easily one of the best books out there for guiding people into the prophetic. Shawn really paints a good picture of what it takes to start moving out into the prophetic and hearing God’s voice for people. Absolutely loved every minute. He also has some really good practical advice on testing words of prophecy. It’s refreshing to hear that we don’t have to blindly accept every “prophetic” word out there since there are many that simply aren’t accurate. I especially loved how insightful his revelation of that prophecy is deeply connected to relationship. Something that I had never truly understood before this book. This book is essential for anyone looking to explore the prophetic.

  • Keep Your Love On

  • Connection Communication and Boundaries
  • By: Danny Silk
  • Narrated by: Danny Silk
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 61

Keep Your Love On reveals the higher, Jesus-focused standard defined by mature love - love that stays "on" no matter what. Danny Silk’s practical examples and poignant stories will leave you with the power to draw healthy boundaries, communicate in love, and, ultimately, protect your connections, so you can love against all odds. As a result, your relationships will be radically transformed for eternity. When you learn to keep your love on, you become like Jesus. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome read

  • By Joe Metzler - Rabbi on 04-21-19

Best relationship book you will ever read.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-19

The title says it all. I’ve read quite a few books on relationships and love. This book is head and shoulders above the rest. Danny goes through what powerful people look like in a relationship and what God’s love looks like in relationship. I can’t recommend this book enough for couples, singles, and everyone actually. If this were mandatory reading in order to get married I honestly think the divorce rate would drop below 5%. That’s obviously speculation, but going through this book and applying its lessons to your life will bring a lot of healing and love to your relationships. God Bless.

  • Culture of Honor

  • Sustaining a Supernatural Enviornment
  • By: Danny Silk
  • Narrated by: Troy Klein
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 206

The Culture of Honor is a book of reformation. It is intended to disrupt our current model of authority. Jesus put it like this in Matthew 20:25-26: "But Jesus called them to Himself and said, You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. Those with power must learn to empower those around them or we will never build Heaven on the Earth."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book!

  • By Anonymous User on 04-13-18

Life Changing Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-17

Must read book for those looking to pursue the supernatural and the more of God.

  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,796

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

Good book with a lot of clichés.

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

Reviewed: 02-21-17

Well performed and well read. The story is somewhat predictable but well written. Having the strong female lead is something newish. It would make a decent movie. Wouldn't win an Oscar, but would be fun to watch. But in the genre that this book inhabits it's hard to do anything totally original.

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  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,271

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, good narrator, not so great production

  • By j phillips on 08-08-17

Well written, I just didn't like the depressing ending.

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

Reviewed: 12-28-16

Very well written just with a depressing last few chapters. I won't spoil anything but if you like happy endings then this book isn't for you. There is enough negative things in this world and our lives and I like stories to take my mind off of them not be a constant reminder.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Killing Jesus

  • A History
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,708
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,731

Millions of people have thrilled to best-selling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, works of nonfiction that have changed the way we view history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly 2,000 years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Jesus story in context

  • By Kimberly on 10-01-13

Good Book: not much new for experienced Christians

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

Reviewed: 04-16-15

Please don't get me wrong that there is new information that I learned in this book, but there was far more repetition of things I already knew than there was of things I didn't. This is an excellent book for non-believers. In fact the way it was written almost promotes itself to non-Christians. If you have non-Christian or agnostic friends that are interested in a fact based history on Jesus Christ's life then this is the book for them. Established Christians will learn new things from this book as well, but there will be a lot of repetition especially if you are well versed in the Bible.