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  • What's So Great About Christianity

  • By: Dinesh D'Souza
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329

Is Christianity obsolete? Can an intelligent, educated person really believe the Bible? Or do the atheists have it right? In his new book, best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza ( What's So Great about America) investigates both Christianity and atheism and their influences on culture to show why there is, indeed, something great about Christianity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done!

  • By Evening Stars on 04-23-12

a clear eyed discussion of Christian belief

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-17

Great way to understand how we got in this forlorn state by examining the arguments against Christian belief through out history.

  • Crocodile on the Sandbank

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,453

Amelia Peabody inherited two things from her father: a considerable fortune and an unbendable will. The first allowed her to indulge in her life's passion. Without the second, the mummy's curse would have made corpses of them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice break from the usual-

  • By Carrie on 12-18-04

As Timeless as Egypt

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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: 07-30-17

This is at least the 5th or 6th time I've listened to this story (and read it many more). Amusing if not down-right funnny, scholarly, well-drawn characters, intrigue - timeless.

  • Lamentation

  • By: C.J. Sansom
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 25 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664

Summer, 1546. King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councilors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government. As heretics are hunted across London, and radical Protestants are burned at the stake, the Catholic party focuses its attack on Henry's sixth wife - and Matthew Shardlake's old mentor - Queen Catherine Parr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History Lesson that Goes Down Like Ice Cream

  • By Mark Butterman on 03-14-15

Desperately Seeking More Shardlake

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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: 07-26-17

One of the most finely woven stories blending the silk of history with the good English will unbelievable characters. simply can't say enough of the outstanding reading by Steven Crossley.

  • I Am Half-Sick of Shadows

  • A Flavia de Luce Novel
  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,122
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012

It’s Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce—an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving—is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces’ decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Character who brought me back to Cozy Mystery

  • By Frobertimus on 11-03-11

introspective

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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: 06-25-17

different from the prior books, much closer to home, or "historic pile" as it were

  • A Red Herring Without Mustard

  • A Flavia de Luce Novel
  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,337
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131

Award-winning author Alan Bradley returns with another beguiling novel starring the insidiously clever and unflappable 11-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce. The precocious chemist with a passion for poisons uncovers a fresh slew of misdeeds in the hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey—mysteries involving a missing tot, a fortune-teller, and a corpse in Flavia’s own backyard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent addition to the series!

  • By Kelli on 02-28-11

A Spicy Tale

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-17

Lots of threads woven and tangled and knotted into a delightful mystery with rattling bones of dead history

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  • Race of Scorpions

  • By: Dorothy Dunnett
  • Narrated by: Christopher Kay
  • Length: 28 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
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    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

When Niccolo's wealthy older wife dies in Bruges, he finds himself - at the age of 21 - in the dual role of prosperous merchant and sought-after military strategist. Niccolo's powerful private army is coveted by two warring rulers: steely Carlotta, Queen of Jerusalem, Cyprus and Armenia; and her lethally charming, illegitimate brother, James, who is determined to wrest the kingdom from his detested sister. But Niccolo's suave demeanour and physical prowess and his ability to turn a profit as well as a battle, attracts dangerous lovers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • O Niccolo

  • By Grace on 12-11-13

Superbly engrossing

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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: 04-26-17

Long, involved, historical and thoroughly enjoyable yarn about Love and war and intrigue in 14 60's Cyprus.

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  • Niccolo Rising

  • By: Dorothy Dunnett
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 26 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 251
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    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 225

Bruges, 1460. Street smart, brilliant at figures, adept at the subtleties of diplomacy and the well-timed untruth, Nicholas van der Poele rises from wastrel to prodigy in a breathless adventure that wins him the love of the strongest woman in Bruges and the hatred of two powerful enemies. Niccolo Rising combines history, adventure and high romance in the tradition stretching from Alexandre Dumas to Mary Renault.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Favorite Returns

  • By Theresa on 05-05-13

Dashing clay-footed hero comes to life

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-17

Dorothy Dunnett's second series is set in less familiar setting of Belgium in mid-1500. History, culture, travel - off on another intense journey of discovery.

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  • Checkmate

  • By: Dorothy Dunnett
  • Narrated by: Andrew Napier
  • Length: 30 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 99

1557 and Francis Crawford of Lymond is back in France, leading an army against England. But even as the Scots adventurer succeeds on the battlefield, his past becomes a subject of intense interest to both sides. For whoever knows the secret of Lymond's parentage possesses the power to control him - and destroy him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lymond's back but where's THE GAME OF KINGS Book 1

  • By Grace on 12-11-13

caution, Lymond will steal your heart and imsginat

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-16



too good, I want to start over again. heroic tales, villains, Noble heros, abiding love - it's got it all

  • Whispers of the Dead

  • A Mystery of Ancient Ireland
  • By: Peter Tremayne
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Fidelma of Cashel - sister to the king of Muman, a religieuse of the Celtic Church, and an advocate of the Brehon courts - returns in this new collection of fifteen tales. These stories of murder, mayhem, and mystery are not merely spellbinders but also provide insight into the ways and mores of the complex, fascinating society of seventh-century Ireland as well as heretofore unrevealed background details of Fidelma herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderfully crafted short stories.

  • By Sarah on 10-14-15

wonderfully crafted short stories.

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Reviewed: 10-14-15

as GK Chesterton and Dorothy Sayers - the history and background are as fascinating as the puzzles.

  • Borrower of the Night

  • The First Vicky Bliss Mystery
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Susan O'Malley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

It began as a game, a treasure hunt in an old German castle. For Vicky Bliss, tall, beautiful, and brilliant, it is also a challenge, a chance to bring an arrogant young man down a notch or two. And all things considered, it would have been no contest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious Art History Mystery

  • By Priscilla Pelfrey on 03-13-04

B Rosenblatt reading would be terrific

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-15

love any E Peters/ B Michaels story. wellcraftef, funny, and people who are fun to be with. always hate to get to the end!

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