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  • A Song Flung Up to Heaven

  • By: Maya Angelou
  • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

This is the next installment in a six volume autobiography that began more than thirty years ago with the appearance of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In A Song Flung Up to Heaven Maya Angelou describes her poignant encounters with Martin Luther King, Jr.; her work with the civil rights movement; and witnessing the Watts riots. Battered by the loss of revered black leaders, it takes writer James Baldwin to finally force her out of isolation with a dinner party that inspired her to write.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Being there is part of the strength of this book.

  • By Cecil on 07-26-04

Simply Exceptional

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

Superb performance of a story of a remarkable woman told in the most poetic prose possible.

  • Generous Justice

  • How God's Grace Makes Us Just
  • By: Timothy Keller
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

Why would we look to the Bible for guidance on how to have a more just society? But Timothy Keller, pastor of New York City’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church, challenges these preconceived beliefs and presents the Bible as a fundamental source for promoting justice and compassion for those in need. In Generous Justice, he explores a life of justice empowered by an experience of grace: a generous, gracious justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Solid Keller

  • By Catherine on 02-09-12

Thought-provoking and much needed this day in American Christianity

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

Reviewed: 07-13-15

Tim Keller hits another home run. In this well-reasoned, well-researched book, he points out how American Christians are woefully inadequate in seeking justice.

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  • Life of Pi

  • By: Yann Martel
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,991

Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio of the year for me

  • By Theresa Ann McIntyre on 06-04-03

Incredible Story

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

Reviewed: 03-28-13

Where does Life of Pi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was my first Audible book, and boy am I pleased with my selection. Naturally, it ranks as number 1 of 1.

What other book might you compare Life of Pi to and why?

It's unlike any other books I've read. The headline of my review--"Incredible Story"--is in both sense of the word "incredible," which is fitting for this book. In the superlative, complimentary sense, this book is filled with vivid descriptions of the scenes that your mind can paint a full picture of the environment that Pi was in as he tells the story. In the unbelievable sense, the story is so unlike anything else we've encountered that it is hard to believe.

Which character – as performed by Jeff Woodman – was your favorite?

Pi Patel; no question about it. The frenchman was interesting as well, though.

If you could take any character from Life of Pi out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Richard Parker, if he can talk, and if he is restrained from potentially harming me. I'd like to hear his side of the story.

Any additional comments?

If you, who are reading this review, are in any sort of doubt as to whether you should get this audiobook, doubt no more. I have not seen the movie version of it yet, but I think the picture will be a lot more vivid with your brain as the director and cinematographer.