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  • The Shepherd's Life

  • Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape
  • By: James Rebanks
  • Narrated by: Bryan Dick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. He's the first son of a shepherd who was the first son of a shepherd himself; his family have lived and worked in the Lake District of Northern England for generations, further back than recorded history. It's a part of the world known mainly for its romantic descriptions by Wordsworth and the much-loved illustrated children's books of Beatrix Potter. But James' world is quite different. His way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Author Wears His Life As A Heavy Mantle

  • By Sara on 12-06-15

Great Insite

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

I purchased this book to discover what a shepherd's life might be like, and that's just what I discovered. The author tells a direct, interesting, and real story. It is as informative as it is interesting. This shepherd is from the hills of the swiss alps, and gives beautiful descriptions. the Reader is does such a great job, you'll never know he's not the author himself.

  • The Keto Reset Diet

  • Reboot Your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever
  • By: Mark Sisson
  • Narrated by: Brad Kearns
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754

Mounting scientific research is confirming that eating a ketogenic diet could represent one of the greatest nutritional breakthroughs of our time - and that it might be the healthiest and most effective weight loss strategy ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FIND YOUR PDF!

  • By Britt on 02-07-18

Fabulous Read!

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This Book is full of great information, while I strongly disagree with the authors evolution perspective I think most if not all of his science is accurate. This book is changing my life! Because it's well done, I'm following the methods and have lost significant weight and feel like a new, energetic women!

Have you listened to any of Brad Kearns’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Mr. Kearns reads energetically and has taken time to learn the authors style making it seem that the author is also the reader. This make's the listener (me) feel connected and it's easy to stay engaged with the book.

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

Definitely! This is and easy book to listen to, keeps the listener engaged, and I just couldn't get enough...I'm off to look for another like it....

Any additional comments?

I've been stuck at 40-50 lbs over weight for several years and every attempt to change it has increased my weight, decreased my energy, and been hard to follow. This approach is easy to follow, my weight is dropping fast, and I feel AMAZING! This is the lady I plan my life for. Make Sure you get nutritional supplements!

  • Weight Loss Diet Plans: 4 Manuscripts

  • Vegan Gluten Free Cookbook, Atkins Diet Cookbook, Keto Diet for Beginners, South Beach Diet
  • By: Josephine M. Silva
  • Narrated by: Sangita Chauhan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Weight Loss Diet Plans - a four-book bundle! This bundle contains Vegan Gluten-Free Cookbook, where you'll hear all about the vegan diet; different types of vegan diets; healthy eating as a vegan and what to eat and what to avoid; all about going gluten-free; and much more. Plus Atkins Diet Cookbook, Keto Diet for Beginners, and South Beach Diet!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • interesting guide

  • By Daniel on 10-03-18

Wrong reader for this text

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

These are recipe books that do not have an accompanying PDF so unless you want to listen and write down recipes that sound good, or make each one as you hear it... then audio only is kind of useless.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Next, I will listen to another Keto Book, More by The Great Courses, or other self improvement titles.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Sangita Chauhan?

The reader is a good reader, but not for this text. She has a strong UK accent which I imagine beautiful for another book. She mispronounces many of the words and is methodical making it easy to daydream away from the reading. These books need energy just because they are recipe books.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crisis of Character

  • A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate
  • By: Gary J. Byrne
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,446
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,436

Posted directly outside President Clinton's Oval Office, former Secret Service uniformed officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the first family in Crisis of Character, the most anticipated book of the 2016 election.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Crisis of Character

  • By Happy on 11-03-16

Great Listen!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-16

I enjoyed hearing a day experience in the White House under different presidents and a few inside tales. I especially enjoyed hearing the viewpoint of an officer during his work and how that effects his life. Well read and well written.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Faraway Horses

  • The Adventures and Wisdom of America's Most Renowned Horsemen
  • By: Buck Brannaman, William Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405

In The Faraway Horses, Buck Brannaman shares his renowned methods for horse training and provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Robert Redford's movie The Horse Whisperer, for which he was the technical adviser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More autobiography than training tips yet powerful

  • By Diana on 01-07-14

Not just for horsemen

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

Reviewed: 08-25-16

Buck knows a lot about horses and tells how he's used that information in relation to humans. How he chose not to let his upbringing ruin his future but rather to use it for good. Excellent book I'll listen to many times over again

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,651

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I both love and hate this life changing book

  • By Rebecca on 02-22-15

At last!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-16

Finally I understand why organization techniques have been short lived in my life. I'm confident my life will become more and more peaceful as I put to use this books information. Already it's has begun. Wow I didn't realize how much stress just my sock drawer added to my life... Not anymore! The author has very different spiritual idea from mine yet there is great wisdom within her methods. Take the wisdom and overlook the rest. May you find yourself and greater peace by putting your home in order.

  • Summary: Barrett & Allison's Trim Healthy Mama Plan

  • The Easy-Does-It Approach to Vibrant Health and a Slim Waistline
  • By: Ant Hive Media
  • Narrated by: Chrystianna Robinson
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

The time for counting each calorie that goes into your mouth is over. There are no food groups that need to be excluded, and losing weight and improving your health no longer means deprivation or discomfort. This is a summary of the original book: Trim Healthy Mama Plan, a revolutionary program that can be tailored to all age groups and allows you to lose weight and keep it off in a healthy manner. If you can't find time to listen to the original, a well-written summary enables you to know the unique ideas presented in the book clearly and precisely.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed

  • By April B. on 04-18-17

Summary

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

Reviewed: 07-28-16

This is truly a summary. You can achieve an understanding of the plan and decide if it fits you. There may be enough information to get you started, but I will want more details. For a summary I think it is generous and did its job of informing me so I can decide to read the full version or not. I will.

  • When God Weeps

  • Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty
  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada, Steven Estes
  • Narrated by: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

If God is loving, why is there suffering? What's the difference between permitting something and ordaining it? When bad things happen, who's behind them, God or the Devil? When suffering touches our lives it often doesn't make sense, especially when we believe in a loving and just God. In this poignant audiobook, Joni Eareckson Tada, a quadriplegic for over 30 years, describes her personal experience with suffering and provides her special understanding of God's intentions for us in our pain. The author reveals a God big enough to understand our suffering, wise enough to allow it, and powerful enough to use it for a greater good than we can ever imagine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All Should Read!

  • By Amazon customer on 10-16-14

disagreed

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

Reviewed: 07-21-14

Would you try another book from Joni Eareckson Tada and Steven Estes and/or Joni Eareckson Tada?

I love Joni, but I highly disagree with her message in this one. my rating is not so much for the book but the message it contains.

Would you ever listen to anything by Joni Eareckson Tada and Steven Estes again?

Definitely!

What didn’t you like about Joni Eareckson Tada’s performance?

Joni reads well but it did take me a little while to get her style even though I've listened to her many times before.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

  • A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
  • By: John M.; Nan Gottman; Silver
  • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128

Straightforward in its approach, yet profound in its effect, the principles outlined in this book teach partners new and startling strategies for making marriage work. Gottman has scientifically analyzed the habits of married couples and established a method of correcting the behavior that puts thousands of marriages on the rocks. He helps couples to focus on one another and pay attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for someone too busy to read... but

  • By A. S. on 08-20-13

Highly Recommended, buy the hard copy too.

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

Reviewed: 07-17-13

What made the experience of listening to The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work the most enjoyable?

My husband and I have a 30 yr strong marriage but it's had it's share of troubles. We went to counseling for a year and it was helpful, but I wish I'd had this book many years sooner. This book has been more insightful and helpful than counseling was. I can't wait to see how the next 30 years of marriage turns out.

What about John Allen Nelson’s performance did you like?

The reader does a great job, I felt like I was in a conversation rather than a book. He is easy to listen to and punctuates very well.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Reimagining Church

  • By: Frank Viola
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

A revolution is moving through the body of Christ, challenging the spiritual status quo and redefining the very notion of corporate worship - a movement inspired by the divine design for holy fellowship. It's a fresh concept rooted in ancient history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is what my heart has been wanting for years

  • By karuss edwards on 01-18-19

WOW !

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

Reviewed: 12-06-12

Any additional comments?

Thank you for writing what was on my heart, the questions I have, and giving such practical depth to Grace and the church.