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Lahana Singer

Santa Rosa, CA
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  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • By: T. E. Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 25 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532

Although T. E. Lawrence, commonly known as "Lawrence of Arabia’, died in 1935, the story of his life has captured the imagination of succeeding generations. Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a monumental work in which he chronicles his role in leading the Arab Revolt against the Turks during the First World War. A reluctant leader, and wracked by guilt at the duplicity of the British, Lawrence nevertheless threw himself into his role, suffering the blistering desert conditions and masterminding military campaigns which culminated in the triumphant march of the Arabs into Damascus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the greatest stories ever told.

  • By Stevie on 01-11-13

A Timeless Classic

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

One of the most beautifully written books I've ever "read." I've been reading a lot about the Middle East, trying to make sense of the ongoing conflict. I've traveled to Israel twice, and both times have been wonderful and edifying, but it still eludes me why the region just cannot seem to find peace. This book helped me to understand the Arab character a lot better, which is useful in trying to untangle the knots of history and the issues at hand.

  • Sunday Mornings in Plains Collection

  • By: Jimmy Carter
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Carter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

For almost three decades, President Carter has taught the adult Bible study at his church in Plains, Georgia where several hundred visitors join him each Sunday to understand the wisdom of the Bible and apply it to their lives. The Sunday Mornings in Plains Collection presents recordings from these classes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Content, Audio Quality not Optimal

  • By Lahana Singer on 06-02-18

Great Content, Audio Quality not Optimal

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

Jimmy Carter is one of my heroes, and he is interesting and engaging to listien to. This audio book would have garnered 5 stars across the board for me, but the audio quality was not consistently good.

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God

  • By: Zora Neale Hurston
  • Narrated by: Ruby Dee
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,590
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,708

Their Eyes Were Watching God, an American classic, is the luminous and haunting novel about Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930s, whose journey from a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance has inspired writers and readers for close to 70 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • RIVETING!

  • By Tracy P. on 07-13-16

Great story, outstanding narrator. Ruby Dee<br /><br /><br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

Truly beautiful storytelling. Ruby Dee acted out all parts with style. This form is glitchy.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Judas

  • By: Amos Oz
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

Jerusalem, 1959. Shmuel Ash, a biblical scholar, is adrift in his young life when he finds work as a caregiver for a brilliant but cantankerous old man named Gershom Wald. There is, however, a third, mysterious presence in his new home. Atalia Abravanel, the daughter of a deceased Zionist leader, a beautiful woman in her 40s, entrances young Shmuel even as she keeps him at a distance. Piece by piece, the old Jerusalem stone house, haunted by tragic history and now home to the three misfits and their intricate relationship, reveals its secrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written atmospheric

  • By Tom on 01-14-19

Amos Oz is artist of words.

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

Very good. Oz paints his story with beautiful words. Found the ending slightly dissatisfing some how.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • One Year Bible

  • By: Dr. Bill Creasy
  • Narrated by: Dr. Bill Creasy
  • Length: 62 hrs and 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 651

Study through the entire Bible, Genesis through Revelation, in one year! This "flagship" Logos course grew out of Dr. Creasy's year-long UCLA program, "The English Bible as Literature." One of the most highly rated courses on campus, "The English Bible as Literature" placed Dr. Creasy among the top 2% of UCLA teaching faculty for over 20 years!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoy listening and learning.

  • By Reviewer2018 on 07-31-15

Wonderful Bible study.

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

Have listened to it twice, and am going to start it for the third time.

  • And Then There Were Nuns

  • Adventures in a Cloistered Life
  • By: Jane Christmas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Just as Jane Christmas decides to enter a convent in mid-life to find out whether she is “nun material”, her long-term partner Colin, suddenly springs a marriage proposal on her. Determined not to let her monastic dreams be sidelined, Christmas puts her engagement on hold and embarks on an extraordinary year-long adventure to four convents - one in Canada and three in the UK.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • takes the reader on the road with her

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 07-05-16

Monastic endeavors, fun with nuns!

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

Reviewed: 08-28-17

Loved it. I myself plan to join an Orthodox Women's Monastery next year. This book helped me to think deeply about the monastic life and life in the world. Since befriending a couple of sisterhood's a few years ago, I should think many more women would take this path if they were aware of it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

  • A Memoir
  • By: Sherman Alexie
  • Narrated by: Sherman Alexie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357

When his mother passed away at the age of 78, Sherman Alexie responded the only way he knew how: He wrote. The result is this stunning memoir. Featuring 78 poems and 78 essays, Alexie shares raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine - growing up dirt poor on an Indian reservation, one of four children raised by alcoholic parents. Throughout, a portrait emerges of his mother as a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated woman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • True connection

  • By Tom on 07-20-17

Sherman Superstar

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

Another great group of stories and poetry from Sherman Alexie. I don't think I've read a book which weaves prose and poetry together like this before. He's a great performer, and hard to believe anybody ever called him "ugly", as he is a gorgeous man. Rated 4 stars for story, because in my opinion, it was a bit repetitive in some parts. Solid work from one of my favorite authors. Loved the shout-out to Kim Barnes and Jess Walters. Another couple of my most-beloved writers.

  • The Dead Sea Scrolls

  • By: Gary A. Rendsburg, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Gary A. Rendsburg
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657

Whether complete or only fragmentary, the 930 extant Dead Sea Scrolls irrevocably altered how we look at and understand the foundations of faith and religious practice. Now you can get a comprehensive introduction to this unique series of archaeological documents, and to scholars' evolving understanding of their authorship and significance, with these 24 lectures. Learn what the scrolls are, what they contain, and how the insights they offered into religious and ancient history came into focus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deep dive into one of the most intriguing subjects

  • By Luís on 11-15-14

Excellent study of the Scrolls

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

Fast-paced and informative. Covers a lot of material. Perhaps a bit dry. Made me want to learn more.