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Sarah Annette Piano

Oak Creek, CO
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  • Lone Wolf

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Natalia Payne, Louis Changchien, Celeste Ciulla, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,972
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,988

In the wild, when a wolf knows its time is over, when it knows it is of no more use to its pack, it may sometimes choose to slip away. Dying apart from its family, it stays proud and true to its nature. Humans aren’t so lucky. Luke Warren has spent his life researching wolves. He has written about them, studied their habits intensively, and even lived with them for extended periods of time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Jodi Picoult plot, chik lit but good

  • By PlantCrone on 02-29-12

I was very disappointed

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

I have heard so many things about Jodi Picoult and her writing. I was sure without really looking much into what this book is about that I would enjoy it based on things I have heard about her and her writing style. I have always been fascinated by wolves, spent a great deal of my life studying them and lived off the grid for large amounts of time throughout my life. This book is hugely disappointing. It's depressing, it's unrealistic and it's full of misinformation about the animals themselves. There are a few truths mixed in here and there, but the fantasies are so ubiquitous they overwhelm anything Picoult got right. I didn't find it to be very well written either. It was instead full of benign platitudes about life and death. I didn't connect with any of the characters. I will not give up on Ms Picoult here, but I can't recommend this book. Perhaps she should not write about animals and situations with which she clearly has no first hand experience.

  • The Boy Who Runs

  • The Odyssey of Julius Achon
  • By: John Brant
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

In the tradition of Uzodinma Iweala's Beasts of No Nation by way of Christopher McDougall's Born to Run, this is the inspirational true story of the Ugandan boy soldier who became a world-renowned runner, then found his calling as director of a world-renowned African children's charity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Beautiful, Heart-breaking, Inspirational Story

  • By Sarah Annette Piano on 05-10-18

A Beautiful, Heart-breaking, Inspirational Story

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

Just listen to this story. Even if you are not a runner you will be moved by the narrative as well as Julius' attitude towards life and the cruelest of its realities. If you are a runner, you'll be moved to put your shoes on and get to work - for the sake of your own heart and other's hearts.

Julius and his family have lived through some very dark times in human history by moving forward, keeping the faith and remaining patiently hopeful in what good people can do when they dream big and put their heads together.

  • The Meaning of Marriage

  • Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
  • By: Timothy Keller
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James, Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,102
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,093

Few subjects are as compelling-or as endlessly variable-as love and marriage. The Bible is filled with references to husbands and wives, from the story of Adam and Eve to advice in the New Testament, each open to interpretation. In The Meaning of Marriage, Timothy Keller, pastor of New York's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and bestselling author of The Reason for God, uses the scriptures as his guide to show readers what God's call to marriage is, and why this is such a powerful call.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gave Me New Hope for My Marriage

  • By Cindy on 01-09-12

just what I needed

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

Reviewed: 01-21-17

this is a powerful book. everyone married or not should read it. that simple. it is a call to understand and act in a biblical way regarding both single life and married life.

  • Bad Girls of the Bible

  • And What We Can Learn from Them
  • By: Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Narrated by: Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Ten of the Bible's best-known femmes fatales parade across the pages of Bad Girls of the Bible with situations that sound oh-so-familiar. Eve had food issues. Potiphar’s wife and Delilah had man trouble. Lot’s wife and Michal couldn’t let go of the past, Sapphira couldn’t let go of money, and Jezebel couldn’t let go of anything. Yet the woman at the well had her thirst quenched at last, while Rahab and the sinful woman left their sordid histories behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1st time trying audio...Loved it!

  • By teresa lee on 04-13-17

just what I needed

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-21-16

Loved it. An honest humble account with endless biblical application as well as pertinent information for applying biblical principles to living today.

  • King's Cross

  • The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus
  • By: Timothy Keller
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 510

King's Cross is Timothy Keller's revelatory look at the life of Christ as told in the Gospel of Mark. There have been many biographies of Jesus, but few will be as anticipated as this one by Keller, the man Newsweek calls "a C. S. Lewis for the 21st century". In it, Keller shows how the story of Jesus is at once cosmic, historical, and personal, calling each of us to look anew at our relationship with God.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jesus for Real People

  • By M Rodgers on 12-16-11

Breathtaking

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-16

I love everything by Timothy Keller but this is an especially exceptional work. Jesus is Alive and the Holy Spirit is at work.

  • The Emotionally Destructive Marriage

  • How to Find Your Voice and Reclaim Your Hope
  • By: Leslie Vernick
  • Narrated by: Leslie Vernick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

You can't put it into words, but something is happening to you. Your stomach churns, your heart aches, and the tension in your marriage is making you feel weary and a little crazy. The constant criticism, disrespect, cruelty, deceit, and gross indifference are eroding your confidence and breaking your spirit. For any woman caught in an emotionally destructive marriage, Leslie Vernick offers a personalized path forward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wish this book had been written 10 years ago

  • By D. C. Allen on 09-08-14

Read this before you check out

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-16

This is a tough read but you will know if the message is for you just from the title.