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  • Jesus Calling

  • By: Sarah Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301

Jesus Calling is a devotional filled with uniquely inspired treasures from heaven for every day of the year. After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to “listen” to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her. It was awkward at first, but gradually her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So Disappointed in audio presentation

  • By LJD68 on 11-26-13

So Disappointed in audio presentation

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

Reviewed: 11-26-13

This devotional book is absolutely wonderful--a daily meditation accompanied by several Bible verses to connect the devotional. How disappointed I was that the audio devotional does not include the reading of the scripture verses. I try to read "Jesus Calling" every morning while I sit at my makeup table. Especially days that I work or have early morning commitments, I hoped to be able to listen to the narrated meditation INCLUDING the scripture verses. I guess it is more important for me to read and meditate instead.

23 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Les Miserables

  • By: Victor Hugo
  • Narrated by: Walter Covell
  • Length: 33 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Les Miserables is set in the Parisian underworld. The protagonist, Jean Valjean, is sentenced to prison for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread. After his release, Valjean plans to rob monseigneur Myriel, a saint-like bishop, but cancels his plan. However, he forfeits his parole by committing a minor crime, and for this crime Valjean is haunted by the police inspector Javert. Valjean eventually reforms and becomes a successful businessman, benefactor, and mayor of a northern town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • astounding

  • By Leslie on 07-30-06

The classic comes to life

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

Reviewed: 02-21-13

I enjoyed this version very much. The narrative is clear and understandable. Of course, the story is a classic story of legalism vs Christian Grace.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Pure Voice Audio Bible - New International Version, NIV (Narrated by George W. Sarris): Complete Bible

  • By: Zondervan Bibles
  • Narrated by: George W. Sarris
  • Length: 78 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

The complete, unabridged New International Version of the Bible has been digitally produced to bring the Bible's stories to life. This audio is narrated by George Sarris, a well-known spokesperson for several Fortune 500 companies. This vivid recording of the NIV in a single, pure voice will help you hear the Bible again... for the first time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • chapter divisions

  • By Tena Vanderheyden on 07-15-14

Listening to the Bible

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

Reviewed: 12-25-12

I appreciate listening to the scriptures while I drive in my car or sit in my house. It is God's Word, the greatest book ever written. The reader is easy to listen to.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,943
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,854

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Finishing this book was a chore!

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-21-16

Story Ruined by Vulgarity

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

Reviewed: 05-21-12

While the story was thrilling, it was unfortunate that Mr. King writes with such vulgarity. At the onset of the use of the F word, I was shocked at hearing it spoken from my Kindle and grateful that my grandson, son and husband were not within hearing distance. It spite of his dramatic reading and his variance of character voices, Mr. Wasson's performance was ruined and trashy because of the use of so much foul language. I even contacted Amazon to find out if there was a downloadable app to remove such language from being spoken...so much for parental controls; there is none. Someone might get rich by developing one such app.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Illusion

  • A Novel
  • By: Frank Peretti
  • Narrated by: Frank Peretti
  • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876

Dane and Mandy, a popular magic act for 40 years, are tragically separated by a car wreck that claims Mandy’s life—or so everyone thinks. Even as Dane mourns and tries to rebuild his life without her, Mandy, supposedly dead, awakes in the present as the19-year-old she was in 1970.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Peretti is one of kind

  • By tracy on 03-29-12

Another Peretti Thriller

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

Reviewed: 05-21-12

If you could sum up Illusion in three words, what would they be?

Mysterious, exciting, and tasteful

What did you like best about this story?

The subject is contemporary and development of the plot is intricate.

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

Proper inflection and voice tone accomplished true interpretation as the writer intended.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Frank Peretti has a way of developing a story line that is fascinating and supernatural, but he always brings in spiritual truth!! Thank you Mr. Peretti for a book that is exciting, mysterious, and tastefully written without language that one is embarrassed to hear come out of the Kindle!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Boundaries

  • By: Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
  • Narrated by: Dick Fredricks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,114

Christians often focus so much on being loving and giving that they forget their own limitations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Changed my life

  • By Louise on 03-05-05

Difficult to absorb first time through

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

Reviewed: 03-22-12

Any additional comments?

Because of the nature of this non-fiction category, I believe if is better to have the hard copy for highlighting and ease in finding and remembering significant facts and descriptions in the material.

  • Yertle the Turtle

  • By: Dr. Seuss
  • Narrated by: John Lithgow
  • Length: 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

A modern fable in humorous verse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the greatest pleasures in the Audible files

  • By Richard Delman on 09-03-18

Ordered for Grandson 3 and 1/2 years old

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

Reviewed: 03-22-12

Any additional comments?

My grandson (age 3 1/2) loves to listen to my Kindle. He loves Yertle and other Dr. Seuss stories and will listen over and over again.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful