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  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23,058
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21,189
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,140

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An excruciating listen.

  • By Debra on 01-12-18

Ugh!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Overdone! Overwritten. Overdramatize. Couldn’t wait for this to be OVER! How many descriptive words can you put in one sentence before it becomes tedious?

  • The Magnolia Story

  • By: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
  • Narrated by: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,800
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,759

Are you ready to see your fixer-upper? These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV's Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like: Who are these people? What's the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super entertaining!

  • By M. Ryder on 06-25-17

It's all about faith and staying the course.

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17

I love this couple--now I know why! They're true to themselves, each other, their families and others (even those much less fortunate) and most importantly, God. I never would have guessed Chip's heart is as big as it is. Cheers to you and continued success!

  • Jesus > Religion

  • Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough
  • By: Jefferson Bethke
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Bethke
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,158

Jefferson Bethke burst into the cultural conversation in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” The four-minute video of Bethke’s spoken-word performance literally became an overnight sensation, with seven million YouTube views in its first forty-eight hours (and 24+ million within a year). The message hit like a blizzard on social-media sites and in forwarded e-mails, triggering an avalanche of responses running the gamut from encouraged to enraged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By Leigh on 01-19-14

NOT TO BE MISSED!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-16

If you shy away from religion because you feel it's too constrictive, too damning, contradictory, judge mental, condemning, etc., you may be right! This book cuts through all that and goes directly to the matter at hand--Jesus is greater than religion; ANY religion. This guy's got it right. Everything becomes much clearer than before. Clearly a gifted individual. Thank you, Jefferson Bethke!

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  • The Heart of the Story

  • God's Masterful Design to Restore His People
  • By: Randy Frazee
  • Narrated by: Randy Frazee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50

You will see God's Word in a new and inspiring light. In the Bible's seemingly disconnected stories you'll discover one grand, unfolding epic - God's story from Genesis onward, and your own story contained within it. To understand the Bible, says author and pastor Randy Frazee, you need bifocal lenses, because two perspectives are involved. The Lower Story, our story, is actually many stories of men and women interacting with God in the daily course of life. The Upper Story is God's story, the tale of his great, overarching purpose that fits all the individual stories together....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helped me understand God better!

  • By Shelly on 06-24-13

Fully two stories in one.

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

Reviewed: 12-22-15

This is a well deserved read/listen. It definitely clears up some less than clear sections of the bible (Old Testament in particular). I particularly like the way Randy correlates similar modern day stories to show current relevance. I've read other material of Randy's and found him to be easy to understand, concise with a beautiful audio voice. Here's my only problem and the reason I gave his performance only three stars. He has a habit of letting his voice drop off at the end of the sentence. Often! Maybe 6 out of 10 times. This is significant! You find yourself straining to hear. And, if there's any significant background noise (lawn mowers, road noise, barking dogs, etc.) you have to turn up the volume higher than you'd normally want just to catch the last word or two. Perhaps recording with something that monitors the level of volume would be helpful. If it's problematic for you, I suggest reading the book.

  • Tattoos on the Heart

  • The Power of Boundless Compassion
  • By: Gregory Boyle
  • Narrated by: Gregory Boyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,967
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,724
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,719

As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in Los Angeles, Gregory Boyle created an organization to provide jobs, job training, and encouragement so that young people could work together and learn the mutual respect that comes from collaboration.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compassion is God

  • By Jay on 02-08-14

Simply Stunning

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

Reviewed: 07-01-15

I can't image anyone having a heart so hardened that this book will not move it. . . And move it in ways that can only soften it.

After listening to this book (twice) I find it hard to recommend anything other than Gregory Boyle's (author) audio version. Having lived this story his interpretation and inflections are perfect! I've no doubt I will listen again and again.

I personally believe this book to be deserving of several audio awards.

  • Night

  • By: Elie Wiesel
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,132

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Gold Medal, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel offers an unforgettable account of Hitler's horrific reign of terror in Night. This definitive edition features a new translation from the original French by Wiesel's wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A haunting reminder...

  • By Ryan on 01-20-15

A testiment to the human spirit

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

Reviewed: 03-18-13

What made the experience of listening to Night the most enjoyable?

The human factor

What other book might you compare Night to and why?

The Hiding Place by Corie Ten Boom

What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He has an "old world" flavor about him.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Triumph!

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