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  • An Invisible Thread

  • The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny
  • By: Laura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896

In the tradition of the New York Times best-seller The Blind Side, The Invisible Thread tells of the unlikely friendship between a busy executive and a disadvantage young boy, and how both of their lives changed forever

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing but painful

  • By Linda on 02-04-13

Made me want to be more relevant

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

Reviewed: 03-16-13

I was encouraged to look deeper at the world around me and engage. A must read for
those who want to make a difference.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Grand Weaver

  • How God Shapes Us Through the Events in Our Lives
  • By: Ravi Zacharias
  • Narrated by: Ravi Zacharias
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

With inspiring stories and thought-provoking questions, Ravi Zacharias traces the multiple threads of our lives, describing how the unseen hand of God guides our joys, our tragedies, and our daily humdrum experiences to weave a pattern of divine providence and meaning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grand indeed

  • By Mark on 12-05-09

Always Interesting Learning

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

Reviewed: 09-20-12

Enjoyed this book and his narration. I always come away with new insights.
He informs, enlightens and enspires. Looking forward to new works.

  • The God Chasers

  • By: Tommy Tenney
  • Narrated by: Tommy Tenney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

What is a God chaser? A God chaser is an individual whose hunger exceeds his reach. A God chaser is a person whose passion for God's presence presses him to chase the impossible in hopes that the uncatchable might catch him. Add your name to the list...become a God chaser. Who knows? You might be one whom He catches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an awesome Book!

  • By James on 04-29-10

wonderful message, poor narration

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

Reviewed: 09-03-12

Good book. The narrator did not know how to pronounce the words. I was very distracted by his many mistakes. How can one leave the H out of humble. Mount Sigh nay i? I am no
phonetics ace, but I am bothered by mispronounciations. I will have this book on my shelf though. Powerful, informative and inspired.

  • The Jesus Discovery

  • The New Archaeological Find That Reveals the Birth of Christianity
  • By: Simcha Jacobovici, James D. Tabor
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

In 2010, using a specialized robotic camera, authors Tabor and Jacobovici, working with archaeologists, geologists, and forensic anthropologists, explored a previously unexcavated tomb in Jerusalem from around the time of Jesus. They made a remarkable discovery. The tomb contained several ossuaries, or bone boxes, two of which were carved with an iconic image and a Greek inscription. Taken together, the image and the inscription constitute the earliest archaeological evidence of faith in Jesus’ resurrection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Interesting!

  • By Christopher J. Harold on 03-12-15

Very presumptious

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

Reviewed: 04-23-12

With all the effective equipment and expertise there is too much speculation.
These folks congratulate themselves on the find of the century, but they are still
speculating on a string of evidence. Couldn't finish it.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • We Bought a Zoo

  • The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals That Change Their Lives Forever
  • By: Benjamin Mee
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 437

Already a BBC documentary miniseries and excerpted in the Guardian, We Bought a Zoo is a profoundly moving portrait of an unforgettable family living in the most extraordinary circumstances. This touching memoir is set to be a major motion picture starring Scarlett Johansson and Matt Damon, in theaters December 23, 2011.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous narrator.

  • By Christie on 06-29-11

engageing but.....

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

Reviewed: 03-05-12

Cute story, I would have prefered more about the relationships and less banking,
financial and legal data. The animal stories were great and the people were inspirational.
Quite an impressive undertaking. Interesting reading.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Whispers from Yesterday

  • A Novel
  • By: Robin Lee Hatcher
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Society darling Karen Butler falls hard after the public discovery of her father's suicide and his empty bank accounts. With no friends, money, or faith, Karen goes to live with her grandmother Sophia, hoping to inherit her ranch. But the dilapidated ranch is not what Karen expects, and her uncanny resemblance to Sophia's dead sister, Esther, forces Sophia to confront the tragic mistakes of her own past by giving Esther's diaries to Karen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great historical christian book

  • By Martha on 06-30-16

Okay, but for younger audience

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

Reviewed: 12-20-11

Young girls fiction. I would have enjoyed it if I were a teen. Fairly predictable, but the
history was interesting.

  • Thunder Dog

  • The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero
  • By: Michael Hingson, Susy Flory
  • Narrated by: Christopher Prince
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441

On the 78th floor of the World Trade Center’s north tower, no alarms sounded, and no one knew what had just happened at 8:46 a.m. that morning, September 11, 2001. Blind since birth, Michael couldn’t see a thing, but he could hear the sounds of shattering glass, falling debris, and terrified people flooding around him and his guide dog, Roselle. However, Roselle sat calmly beside him. In that moment, Michael chose to trust Roselle’s judgment and not to panic. They were a team....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 9/11 and People who are blind

  • By Starlet on 09-05-11

Everyone should read this story

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

Reviewed: 12-10-11

Great man, wonderful dog, and incredible life journey. I felt that I experienced the descent down the
stairs of the twin towers with him. Highly recommended read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unnatural Exposure

  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 691
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 683

The body of an elderly woman is found dismembered in a Virginia landfill. Scarpetta initially believes the clues mirror that of a serial killer she's tracked before. But upon further investigation, she discovers puzzling pox-like erruptions on the woman's body that, perhaps, point in another direction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • narrator

  • By Donna on 07-12-07

Sloooooowwww

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

Reviewed: 09-27-11

The story was repetitive enough, but the narration was dreadfully slow. So much so that the
sentences and pauses muddled the emphasis. Held my interest not at all.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Now You See Her

  • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
  • Narrated by: Elaina Erika Davis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 882
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 901

A successful lawyer and loving mother, Nina Bloom would do anything to protect the life she's built in New York - including lying to everyone, even her daughter, about her past. But when an innocent man is framed for murder, she knows that she can't let him pay for the real killer's crimes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stop soundtracks NOW

  • By Robert on 07-20-11

really adolescent

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

Reviewed: 08-06-11

Golly, this book and reader were as mundane and trite as a teenager journaling a nightmare.
The music was hokey and manipulative and every paragraph was a chapter.
I cringed every time the music started and there was a pause. So unbelievable and unlistenable.
I never critique, but this one was sooo bad.