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  • The Nonbeliever's Guide to the Book of Mormon

  • By: C. B. Brooks MD
  • Narrated by: Rich Miller
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Even for the most ardent skeptic, it's hard not to be curious about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Maybe you've seen the hit musical comedy The Book of Mormon. Maybe you've heard about Holocaust victims and deceased celebrities like Elvis being posthumously baptized in Mormon churches. Or maybe you've come across some other belief or facet of the Mormon faith and can't help but wonder whether the religion is actually as wild as it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Too darn funny!!

  • By Paulo on 06-02-18

Biased and negative

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

If I was looking for someone's heavily biased opinion I could ask some random guy off the street and get as much help on the subject. I found the book unclever and laced with an agenda, which might be helpful to some disgruntled Mormon, but I like to create my own opinions and was looking for unbiased information like the description claimed would be in the booThis was not helpful for what I was looking for, will be returning.

  • The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle

  • By: Christopher Healy
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You remember them, don't you? They're the Princes Charming, who finally got some credit after they stepped out of the shadows of their princesses Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, and Briar Rose to defeat an evil witch bent on destroying all their kingdoms. But alas, such fame and recognition only last so long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious for kids and adults; best narrator

  • By EmilyK on 11-28-15

Best book!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

It’s the Facebook it’s awesome great story tons of action super fun the readers good great voices great energy just great overall

  • Bud, Not Buddy

  • By: Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Narrated by: James Avery
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707

Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal winner, is full of laugh-out-loud humor and wonderful characters, hitting the high notes of jazz and sounding the deeper tones of the Great Depression.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Family Audio

  • By Dionne on 02-21-09

Laugh out loud funny!

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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: 07-22-17

My kids and my husband and I all loved this charming little book! We all giggled and laughed together. Great book to keep the whole family engaged!

  • The Jesus Storybook Bible

  • Every Story Whispers His Name
  • By: Sally Lloyd-Jones
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 968
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 818

In The Jesus Storybook Bible, every story whispers his name. It tells the story beneath all the stories in the Bible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the book, Love the audio even more

  • By Julie on 02-10-12

Told by a loving grandpa

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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: 11-27-16

What made the experience of listening to The Jesus Storybook Bible the most enjoyable?

I loved the reader. He sounds like an old british grandpa filled with love, not to mention he's funny and entertaining. The story of Tower of Babel is so cute! When they all start speaking different languages the narrator explains that you might turn to your fellow neighbor and say "Awh, what a lovely morning..." And, what they hear is: "Shut up your boring." (all said in a British grandpa voice, it's so cute!)

What did you like best about this story?

Every story is told from the angle of love. God loves his children, that's the message the whole way through.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Present over Perfect

  • Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living
  • By: Shauna Niequist
  • Narrated by: Shauna Niequist
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,784

In this book, New York Times best-selling author Shauna Niequist invites you to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life. In Shauna's warm and vulnerable style, this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours, too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A long, curious blog post

  • By Fromatoz on 02-13-17

Life changing!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-16

Thank you for putting yourself out there in such a vulnerable and open hearted way. I took so many notes during this book I can't wait to share it with friends and family.

Your stories of real life and feelings are so inspirational and relatable, they inspire me to make needed changes in my life. To recognize my excessive pushing and going for what it is. Thanks for your story! Xoxo

  • Tramp for the Lord

  • By: Corrie ten Boom
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 197

After her release from a concentration camp, Corrie ten Boom set out to become what she called a “tramp for the Lord,” traveling around the world at the direction of God and proclaiming his message everywhere. Throughout her life-long experiences, she learned a few lessons in God’s great classroom, which she here shares with listeners. Corrie introduces us to her former prison guard, who asks her for forgiveness; a war-crippled lawyer with a soul as twisted and deformed as his limbs; and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book to inspire you

  • By teachermice on 03-11-16

A change of heart

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

You know how there's that small handful of books that change you forever. This is one of those for me.

I smiled, and cried and laughed and even felt such joy as I listened that I found myself praying with over flowing gratitude for the lessons on faith and love that I was learning from Corrie's very real and relatable stories and experiences.

What I love most is how human she is. She gets sad, discouraged, grumpy and mad but yet she stays the course and chooses love over bitterness in the end. Because I can relate to her I feel encouraged that I can stay the Clyde also if I'll just get up and try again each time I stumble.

Can't say enough firths power of the delightful book filled with great stories about one of the people I want to meet most when I get to the other side.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,724

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Best fiction story I've read in a decade!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-16

I loved the narrator also! It made me laugh out loud all 39 chapters and cried a bit too. But mostly just laughed. Uplifting and heart felt! Can't wait to see what else this author had written.

  • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

  • A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
  • By: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Narrated by: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,963
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,466
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,455

Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi's inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Brandon on 09-09-14

Loved this book more than any other I e read in a year!

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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: 01-25-16

I loved the narration and the light hearted time to it. It kept my attention the full way through. I laughed and cried. Very uplifting book!

  • The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw

  • By: Christopher Healy
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You think you know those guys pretty well by now, don't you? Well, think again. Posters plastered across the 13 kingdoms are saying that Briar Rose has been murdered - and the four Princes Charming are the prime suspects. Now they're on the run in a desperate attempt to clear their names. Along the way, however, they discover that Briar's murder is just one part of a nefarious plot to take control of all 13 kingdoms - a plot that will lead to the doorstep of an eerily familiar fortress for a final showdown with an eerily familiar enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite series for all-family listening

  • By EmilyK on 11-29-15

Straight Comedy for the whole family!

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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: 04-25-15

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

This book is super clever in it's humor and yet still down to earth with thought provoking themes. My kids listen to this series probably more than any other, because it's so uplifting and fun!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Steal a Dragon's Sword

  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 325

The How to Train Your Dragon series chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Viking underdog Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and his dragon, Toothless. In Book 9, a dragon rebellion is coming - filled with the meanest, nastiest dragons in the Archipelago. Razor-wings, Tonguetwisters, and Vampire Ghouldeaths are attacking Vikings and seem to be seeking one soul in particular: Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-08-15

My kids listen every night!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-15

Love this app. Takes the pain out of bedtime with four young kids. Ages 10 to four they all have different books that listen too and love! Thanks audible!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful