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Benin B.

Kennesaw, Ga
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  • Who Owns the Land?

  • By: Stanley Ellisen, Charles H. Dyer
  • Narrated by: Charles H. Dyer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

The story of the Jews is high drama with a divine component, but much of the plot has been veiled. In retrospect, one can see their powerful influence throughout eastern and western history, swaying world events, building up and bringing down kingdoms and dominions. Fortunately, Jewish historians have preserved a vast literature on their people's tumultuous history, and the bitter details are indispensable if we are to rightly understand the explosive tensions in the Middle East today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good review from a Christian perspective

  • By Adam on 11-22-04

Insightful to the Core!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-19-15

I found this book to be highly insightful and felt that the authors treated the subject matter with utmost objectivity.

Furthermore, the fact that they approached the region's conflict from so many different angles certainly gave me the feeling that they left no stone unturned.

  • In the Shadow of Sinai

  • Journey to Canaan
  • By: Carole Towriss
  • Narrated by: Daniel Koehn
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Bezalel is a Hebrew slave to Ramses II. An artisan of the highest order, Ramses has kept him in the palace even when all other Israelites have been banned. Bezalel blames El Shaddai for isolating him from his people. When Moses and Aaron appear one summer, and El Shaddai shakes Egypt to its core, Bezalel must reexamine his anger. Over the course of the next year, Bezalel's life becomes intertwined with those of an Egyptian child-slave, the captain of the guard, and especially a beautiful young concubine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Beautiful!

  • By Benin B. on 01-14-15

Simply Beautiful!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-14-15

I got this book on a whim halfway expecting to be disappointed. Boy, was I wrong! You know the old saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover"? That applies doubly with this title.

Not only was the behind the scenes look into life for the 12 tribes - in captivity - insightful ...but the tenderness of God's love for His children was communicated so beautifully.

What an amazing book!

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  • The Maze

  • The Lost Labyrinth
  • By: Jason Brannon
  • Narrated by: Ed Hunter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Built by angels and demons and filled with traps and riddles, The Maze gives whoever enters a face-to-face encounter with their sins. For Jamie, The Maze becomes a terrifying journey through a world of darkness where his soul and the lives of those he loves hang in the balance. With his family in danger and his soul in peril, Jamie is forced to reevaluate the kind of man he truly is as he struggles to escape The Maze before it s too late.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good for those who like Fox News and Tea Party

  • By Shannon on 08-24-14

Very Intelligent Writing

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-08-15

Loved it - the book had my full and undivided attention from start to finish!

  • An Echo in the Darkness

  • The Mark of the Lion, Book 2
  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,171
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,660
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,672

As a Roman trader grieves over a lost slave woman, he begins to learn about the faith that gave her enough strength to face death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well done!

  • By Susan on 09-17-08

Just When You Thought It Couldnt Get Better

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-14

This second book was even better than the first, for this is the book where all of the pieces fell into place and end-result was nothing less than a true masterpiece.

This book will make you laugh, feel anxious, cry and praise God - all in one or two sittings!

  • A Voice in the Wind

  • The Mark of the Lion, Book 1
  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,390

This heart-stirring tale of a young slave girl, torn between her love for a handsome aristocrat and her faith in God, transcends genres with its awe-inspiring power and emotional intensity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An truly blessed author

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-09-09

Nothing I Would Change!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-14

This book represents my introduction to the writings of Francine Rivers. To be sure there is absolutely nothing that I would change about A Voice in the Wind.

What's weird is that if you'd approached me even two or three months ago and asked if I'd ever advocate making such a long fictional narrative - I would have told you absolutely not.

However, part of the beauty of A Voice in the Wind is that the story is long enough that there was nothing in it that felt rushed. Everything that the characters' did or said seemed to happen precisely at the right time.

Another really cool aspect of this book is that it was so beautiful watching Hadassa grow into a mature believer. In fact, by the end of the story it was easy to see that she was every bit as strong a Christian as the believers that she frequently referenced when she was feeling down. Furthermore, the author was sure to always find ways to give God the glory for this maturation.

At the end of the day, I'd have to say that even if I was a non-believer this book would probably still be an all-time favorite on my list of top fictions.

  • Enoch Primordial

  • Chronicles of the Nephilim (Volume 2)
  • By: Brian Godawa
  • Narrated by: Brian Godawa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

Follow the epic journey of Enoch the giant killer with his small band of family warriors who seek outlaw giants for bounty, but stumble upon a conspiracy of the Watchers that is so evil, it will change the universe forever if God does not stop them. You’ll meet some of the beloved characters from Noah Primeval when they were much younger, like Methuselah and Uriel, as well as the origin stories of the lead Watchers, Semjaza and Azazel who became the gods Anu and Inanna.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nephilim (vol2)

  • By C. Cri on 02-03-15

Unrivaled in Nearly Every Way!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-13

This book caught me off guard with its creativity and depth. Furthermore, that Godawa was able to manage this while somehow preserving the integrity of the Bible is absolutely astounding.

On a side note, I got a chuckle out of the way that Godawa inserted current event related themes into this ancient story - on the one hand these references seemed so random...Yet, tying them to the older narrative provided an added level of context that helps bring clarity to some of the things that we see going on in the world today.

Highly satisfied with this book, will definitely be looking forward to more from Godawa!

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  • This Present Darkness

  • By: Frank Peretti
  • Narrated by: Jack Sondericker
  • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,959
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,453

A small town newspaper editor and a local minister uncover a web of conspiracy while an unseen battle between the angels of good and evil takes place in the town of Ashton.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good story horrible recording

  • By Jason on 06-10-13

The Gold Standard of Christian Thrillers!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-13

Just when I thought I'd read it all, when it comes to spiritual warfare works of fiction, I read Frank Peretti's "This Present Darkness". What's funny is that I flirted with the idea for three months before finally wagering my Audible credit for this book.

And boy..was it worth it! Sure, the narration could have been better. But you know what? With a story this intense, you get so lost in the characters and plots that you almost don't even notice the recording flaws. In fact, there were times when I felt I was right there among the characters as the theme unfolded.

The only qualm I have with Frank Peretti's master piece, is that he may have set the bar so high with this one that folksmay find it hard to read other spiritual thrillers without wishing that those books were more like This Present Darkness.

One more thing...I was shocked to learn that this book was written way back in 1986. So prophetic...except in most cases; today's college towns have been thoroughly over run by modern day Langstrat's, Brumel's and Oliver Young's.

  • Son of Hamas

  • A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices
  • By: Mosab Hassan Yousef
  • Narrated by: Mosab Hassan Yousef
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786

Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status...and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very insightful look at the underbelly of Hamas.

  • By C,L, Richey on 05-05-14

Mosab Hassan Yousef, Well Done!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-13

Through " Son of Hamas" Mosab Hassan Yousef has achieved something that I'd previously viewed as nearly impossible. That is to say this book has given me an amazing degree of insight into what is happening in the Middle East.

That is not to say that reading this book will make you a scholar on the conflict in the Middle East, but if you're like me it will certainly ratchet your understanding of the situation up by at least several notches.

Not only that but the fact that Mr. Yousef so openly shared his Christian faith (and conversion) with the world speaks volumes about this man's courage and conviction. As someone who attempts to walk the same Christian path, myself, I was moved by Youseff's testimony - even to tears.

That being said this is an amazing book on so many levels.

  • Give Us Liberty

  • A Tea Party Manifesto
  • By: Dick Armey, Matt Kibbe
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and Matt Kibbe have been on the front lines of one of the fastest-growing and most influential political phenomena in recent memory: the Tea Party movement. As the leaders of the advocacy organization FreedomWorks, they have helped guide and give voice to hundreds of thousands of activists from across the country and have a strong vision for the future of this powerful grassroots uprising.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The simple of history of an historic movement

  • By Greg on 10-19-10

Nice Primer on the Tea Party

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-13

I wish Audible allowed you to rate in one quarter increments because then this would have gotten a review of 3.75 from me.

Because while I found the presentation style a bit dry for my liking, this book more than makes up for it in substance. That's why anyone truly interested in the what, how's and why's of the Tea Party should definitely pick up this title.

  • Demonic

  • How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America
  • By: Ann Coulter
  • Narrated by: Ann Coulter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

The demon is a mob, and the mob is demonic. The Democratic Party activates mobs, depends on mobs, coddles mobs, publicizes and celebrate mobs - it is the mob. Sweeping in its scope and relentless in its argument, Demonic explains the peculiarities of liberals as standard groupthink behavior. To understand mobs is to understand liberals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Coulter at her best

  • By John on 05-27-12

Ann Exposes Leftwing Tactics in Epic Fashion

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-13

I'be been so thrilled with this purchase! Honestly, I don't know which impressed me more about thus title:

The fact that Coulter was able to thoroughly analyze and disect the liberal mob mentality in 5 hrs...

- or -

The fact that she provided such a logical explanation of the left's apparent idiosyncracies.

Whatever the case, if you'be ever scratched your head after watching liberals do or say things that make no sense, this book is for you!