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  • What a Difference a Mom Makes

  • The Indelible Imprint a Mom Leaves on Her Son's Life
  • By: Kevin Leman
  • Narrated by: Dean Gallagher
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Boys will be boys - always. And no one has a more powerful impact on them than you, Mom. Surprise! Your boy wants to please you, and he cares deeply about what you think. Those driving needs will stay with him throughout his lifetime. That gives you, Mom, a lot of influence over your son. You can set him up for success in life. In What a Difference a Mom Makes, the New York Times best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman reveals how you can make a positive imprint on your son - from the moment you first hold him in your arms until the moment he leaves for college. And the best news? It's never too late to start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You mater

  • By Evelin Valdez on 06-17-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

Any additional comments?

Filled with stereotypes. I found myself feeling uncomfortable with the author's assertions, in particular about the character of young boys and how to deal with it. At one point I was listening to the book while working in the kitchen. My husband walked in and said, "What the heck are you listening to?" He also did not agree. So, overall, too many stereotypes that may be unhelpful (and even hurtful) to assist parents in dealing with the complexities and nuances of today's generation.

  • Life Together

  • The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community
  • By: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345

The role of personal prayer, worship in common, everyday work, and Christian service is treated in simple, almost biblical, words. Life Together is bread for all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantástico!!

  • By Mrs. May on 05-12-15

Fantastic, but better read than listened to.

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

Any additional comments?

Fantastic author and subject. It is rather dense and might be better read than listened to.

  • The Accidental Feminist

  • Restoring Our Delight in God's Good Design
  • By: Courtney Reissig
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Whitestone
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Many Christian women wouldn’t identify themselves as "feminists." However, according to Courtney Reissig, we’ve all been influenced by the feminist movement in profound ways, unconsciously reflecting our culture's notions about what it means to be a woman. Helping listeners navigate a wise path in the midst of a confused world, this book chronicles the journey of a wife, mom, and successful writer as she recounts her journey from "accidental feminism" to a biblical view of womanhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truth

  • By Perry D Smith on 04-16-18

A bit Trite

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

Would you try another book from Courtney Reissig and/or Elizabeth Whitestone?

Seemed to rehash many of the typical 'conservative evangelical' (whatever that means anymore) viewpoints without much real depth. I was expecting more original or nuanced thoughts.

  • Minimalism: A Beginner's Guide to Simplify Your Life

  • By: Michael Lund
  • Narrated by: Wayne Chin
  • Length: 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

If you are interested in learning how to declutter, de-stress and simplify your life with simple living, this book is your first step to learning how to live more with less. Minimalism: A Beginner's Guide to Simplify Your Life will teach you the fundamental basics of minimalism, all in simple terms that even the most novice of beginners can understand and implement.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Summary of online blogs

  • By chocoholic on 09-26-15

Summary of online blogs

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

Reviewed: 09-26-15

If you have spent any amount of time following popular blogs on minimalism, likely you will find nothing new here.

On the other hand, if you have had no experience whatsoever in this arena it may be a useful primer.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Let It Go

  • By: Dame Stephanie Shirley
  • Narrated by: Dame Stephanie Shirley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Dame Stephanie Shirley is one of Britain's leading philanthropists and has donated most of her life to helping good causes, especially those close to her heart. This fascinating memoir, read by Dame Stephanie herself charts her life from her time as a child in Germany and arrival in England as an unaccompanied Kindertransport refugee through to her retirement and dedication to charity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing life, unedited audio book

  • By Emily on 03-31-16

Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 04-06-15

What made the experience of listening to Let It Go the most enjoyable?

It is easy to forget how far we have come as a society, both in dealing with women's issues and in how we care for individuals with disabilities. Shirley describes her journey through both as a female entrepreneur and parent of a child with severe autism. She is surprisingly transparent about her experiences. That level of honesty is quite captivating.

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

The beginning of the story was gripping, as Shirley described her early life as a child as a member of the Kindertransport program and the rejection by her mother, as well as the starting of her business.

Any additional comments?

As the book went on, it became slightly long and main themes were repeated over an over. Although I understood Shirley's feelings of betrayal by some of her colleagues, it made for a less interesting and inspiring experience as the story went on. It could have done with a little bit more editing, as there were clearly times where she re-read sentences of the book because of a fumble, and the duplicates should have been edited out but were somehow missed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Listener's Bible

  • English Standard Version
  • By: Fellowship for the Performing Arts
  • Narrated by: Max McLean
  • Length: 75 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 392

Max McLean brings his compelling voice and artistic narrative skills to the ESV Bible. This Gold Medallion-winning new translation combines a word-for-word translation approach with a literary beauty that is perfect for the oral expression of God's Word.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK

  • By Chris on 09-19-09

Great Listening Experience

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

Reviewed: 04-02-15

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Listener's Bible?

The ambient music in the background adds quite a bit to the listening experience. The only way I can think to describe it is "easy on the ears". :)

Any additional comments?

It would be helpful if the chapters were named with the books of the bible. The way they are listed now are "Chapter 1" versus "Genesis". If you want to skip ahead and listen to a different section it is difficult to find it.