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S. Semple

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Grating performance Good story

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Reviewed: 08-12-19

Tatijana (Ta-tee-yawna) or even (Ta-Tee-Anna) but (Ta-teh-jawna) and Joie is not Joey it’s Joy ugghh ok
Just wish these guys would listen to the other books at least the name pronunciations.

Beside all that it was an excellent story and several new story leads were offered.

The narration is even worse....

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Reviewed: 07-27-19

So yeah the narration between books is rough, no consistency in how names are pronounced words that are said incorrectly (regulate instead of relegate) ... but this book, they are trying to act it out it’s so corny. It’s a good book, but you’ll have to take a deep breath when listening to the narration.

Great story.... but the footnotes

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Reviewed: 01-20-19

This might be my favorite of the series. A wonderful story of family, legacy, and overcoming. The author has created such dynamic characters. The only down side to this audio version is the pauses in the middle of a sentence to give the footnotes. Every time it’s like someone throws a glass of water in your face. It takes a moment to catch your breath then back into the story trying to remember where you were, what’s happening and thinking I’ve heard that same definition 15x I think I get it “gou shi” is a derogatory term... moving on now.

Great story... too many footnotes

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Reviewed: 01-12-19

Lynn Chen should re-record these last two books. Lydia Look does a fair job but the accents don’t seem to fit with the initial descriptions. If Elenor Young spoke Mandarin only poorly then why in the second book does she have such a thick accent with non of the British accent she initially was described to have.
The story is good and if we could skip the footnotes every paragraph it would be great.

We have a problem and here is a solution

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Reviewed: 10-14-18

This is not just a book that identifies an issue and leaves you feeling helpless. Beck goes through and lays out a clear path. He acknowledges both the good and bad, shares some lesser known history and gives the reader a sense of hope.

It’s different and enjoyable

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Reviewed: 03-28-18

How can a story with only one character have so much emotion. This story has a few thrills, love, hope, sorrow, joy until reading this I might have thought Ari’s life dull, but no more. Each day is a silent adventure.

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Helpful and insightful

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Reviewed: 03-25-18

I found myself challenged and inspired to delve deeper into my walk with God. Jeremiah’s sound reasoning and Biblical principles were clearly laid out and easy to go back and research. It is wonderful to know we believe in a historically verifiable Jesus.

Entertaining and enjoyable

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Reviewed: 10-09-16

I picked up this title on a recommendation from a friend expecting your normal business how to book. Instead what I got was a fun science fiction story that also had some principles I could implement in my business. A very quick listen with some interesting ideas that will be fun to try out.

For anyone who wants the basics of Christianity

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Reviewed: 06-26-15

The preface was a bit long and dull, but from there it was all terrific. This book should be read by all new believers and anyone with questions about what Christians on the whole believe. The illustrations are done in simple ways to convey complex ideas, the logic is easy to follow and it's informative. Keep in mind that it was released in the late 40's post WWII and some of the terms and references are from that time. I highly recommend it.

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All three of theses are worth the $

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Reviewed: 04-17-15

Each can be taken separately they focus on Spain Spanish, but do point out some differences with Latin America. In each of these lessons some basic phrases and composition is taught as well as how to use those words in new phrases. Very helpful