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  • Your Powerful Prayers

  • Reaching the Heart of God with a Bold and Humble Faith
  • By: Susie Larson
  • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

The all-powerful God of the universe loves you and wants to talk with you! Drawing from 30 years of journaling, trusted author and radio host Susie Larson shares the secrets to effective prayer. She will help you put into action the powerful combination of a humble reverence before God and a tenacious hold on the promises he gives his beloved children, drawing you closer to God and changing how you see yourself and your circumstances.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerfully Persuasive

  • By Aneil on 03-17-19

Powerfully Persuasive

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

This is the best book on prayer that I've read/listened to in years. It is especially helpful when we are navigating "through the wilderness" waiting for breakthroughs from God. Susie Larson reminds us over and over again that we are destined for eternity with the Lord, and so we must face the present with faith and persistence. Whenever I feel like giving up battling against my present difficulties, I will return to this book and its many wonderful examples of how to pray.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Forgotten God

  • Remembering Our Crucial Need for the Holy Spirit
  • By: Francis Chan
  • Narrated by: Francis Chan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,459
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,207
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,199

A follow up to the profound message of Crazy Love, Pastor Francis Chan offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit's direction in our lives. "In the name of the Father, the Son, and ... the Holy Spirit." We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Spirit: the Power of Christ in Us

  • By Greg on 02-16-12

A Welcome Wake-Up Call for Christians

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

This book has helped my wife and I realize and remember that God has implanted himself through the Holy Spirit. From now on, when I have difficulty praying for God’s will in our lives, I can remember that the Holy Spirit is an intercessor who prays for us constantly.

I will also remember that the world seeks to distract and detract our efforts to understand and follow God’s will for our lives. It is not an either/or proposition. By doing God’s will In helping others, I will learn what God intends for me.

  • Love Does

  • Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
  • By: Bob Goff
  • Narrated by: Bob Goff
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,919
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,410
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,408

Love Does shares powerful stories coupled with eye-opening truths and empowers anyone who longs for a better world and a richer faith. You don’t need another Christian message or a self-help book. You need to have your paradigms about the world shifted into truth. That’s exactly what you get in Love Does. Have you ever noticed that the real change in your life - the growth that sticks and becomes a part of you - never happens with a program or the sheer grit of your best efforts?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this Book and Love this Aurthor

  • By SarahG0529 on 02-25-13

Loved Love Does

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

As a Christian, I found this book inspirational in encouraging me to live by faith. As a business school professor I found Goff’s examples to be compelling, funny, and almost always remarkable. Always, moreover, they motivated me to want to step up my own efforts to make a difference in this world by loving others.

  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,776
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,598

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

A Worthy "Successor" to the Bobiverse

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

A worthy "successor" to his Bobiverse books. Dennis E. Taylor develops his characters thoughtfully, provide plenty of action to propel the novel forward, and provides a reasonable conclusion that sets up a sequel.

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In some ways, the book is similar to Arthur C. Clarke's 3001, in which humanity's fate is up to a collective superintelligence (or superintelligences), and the challenge is whether our human aspect can be retained.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Seventh Sense

  • Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks
  • By: Joshua Cooper Ramo
  • Narrated by: Joshua Cooper Ramo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 590

The digital age we live in is as transformative as the Industrial Revolution, and Joshua Cooper Ramo explains how to survive. If you find yourself longing for a disconnected world where information is not always at your fingertips, you may eventually be as useful as the carriage maker post-Henry Ford. It's practically impossible to know where the marriage of imagination and technology will take us (sorry, Betamax and Kodak), and the only certainty is that in the networked world we will only become more intertwined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ridiculously Relevant

  • By Abhinav on 05-21-16

Eminently Sensible and Prophetic

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

This should be required reading for policy makers, business school professors, and any one interested in how networks will increasing shape our thinking, feeling, and acting.

  • Einstein

  • His Life and Universe
  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 21 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,182

Why we think it’s a great listen: You thought he was a stodgy scientist with funny hair, but Isaacson and Hermann reveal an eloquent, intense, and selfless human being who not only shaped science with his theories, but politics and world events in the 20th century as well. Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprise: Two books in one!

  • By Henrik on 04-20-07

A Genius of a Book

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Another masterwork by Isaacson. There are many lessons contained in this book, not only on how to nurture creativity and innovation, but also tolerance and principled action.

Einstein would be very dismayed at how our society has changed since his death, be would also believe that America still provides the best opportunity for exercising freedom of thought and behavior.

Edward Herman narrated wonderfully as always. I only wish he were still alive to keep on doing so.

  • Steal the Stars

  • By: Mac Rogers
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

This audio ebundle includes all 14 episodes of the Audio Verse Award-winning podcast series, plus exclusive bonus content, including the live staged reading of the prequel episode, "Deputy"; a round table discussion with the creators; and more. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly Amazing

  • By Eric Roath on 04-02-18

This Only Stole My Time

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

I tried hard to listen to the entire book, but had to fast-forward though the last 90 minutes. The relationships that were supposed to be at the center of the story were not interesting enough to offset the ponderous pace of the action. For a first-encounter story, it was remarkably boring. The protagonist, moreover, did not have compelling reasons for the many of the actions she took, despite the rationales provided.

Spend your money somewhere else.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • All Our Wrong Todays

  • A Novel
  • By: Elan Mastai
  • Narrated by: Elan Mastai
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 766

You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we'd have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren's 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed...because it wasn't necessary. Except Tom just can't seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that's before his life gets turned upside down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really fun time travel novel

  • By Mark on 07-20-17

Couldn’t Stand the Whining

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

Reviewed: 01-01-18

After a couple of hours of listening to the book, I gave up. Much of it consisted of the protagonist whining about his previous life, and there weren’t any other characters that could offset the chronic negativity.

Save your money for other books such as Dark Matter or The Punch Escrow. They both do an excellent job of what this book purports to do: consider the “what if” of lives lived and sacrifices made in alternate realities.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Anxious for Nothing

  • Finding Calm in a Chaotic World
  • By: Max Lucado
  • Narrated by: Ben Holland
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,021

Anxiety is at an all time high, but there's a prescription for dealing with it. Max Lucado invites listeners into a study of Philippians 4:6-7, where the Apostle Paul admonishes the followers of Christ, "Do not be anxious about anything...." Philippians 4:6 encourages the believer to "be anxious for nothing". As Lucado states, the Apostle Paul seems to leave little leeway here. "Be anxious of nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zero."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It was a much needed point, in the right direction.

  • By PirateCheeky on 01-20-18

Another Great Book by Lucado

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

This book resonated with my wife and I on many different levels, and in many different ways. We will be recommending it to all of our friends and family. Anxiety is truly unnecessary, yet so prevalent in society, that this book truly is a Godsend.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,597
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59,447

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Not Much of A Thriller

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

I loved The Martian; this book I didn't. The plot was not worth the zealous attention to scientific and engineering detail that worked so well in Andy Weir's first book. Here, it mainly served to slow down an already plodding and uninteresting plot. The protagonist, Jazz Bashara, invites a poor comparison with The Martian's hero. Her motives are base, her main partner in crime is simply greedy, and with the exception of Rudy, her antagonists are caricatures. Spend your credits somewhere else.