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Lusby, MD, United States
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  • Living in Favor, Abundance and Joy

  • By: Joel Osteen
  • Narrated by: Joel Osteen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 208

To live in God's favor is to live a life filled with hope, abundance, and joy. God has a new beginning in store for you! Whatever difficulties you've faced, God uses your challenges to stretch you and enlarge your vision to move beyond disappointments and experience his blessings. In this audio series, Joel Osteen shares valuable keys that will help you live in faith, stand strong, and overcome anything that comes against you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The beatings

  • By Lee on 06-29-12

Again, Love Pastor Joel!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-11

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

YES! You need to realize that God is not an angry, vengeful God. He wants us to be happy and what is holding us back from that is ourselves.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Profound thought.

Any additional comments?

Made me change some of the way I was living my life.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Full Dark, No Stars

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson, Jessica Hecht
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,615

"I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger...." writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922", the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eerie, honest, frightening!

  • By 9S on 01-15-11

Its alright

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

Reviewed: 12-28-11

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Not really. Typical King. Great story, terrible ending.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Bought another book

What does Craig Wasson and Jessica Hecht bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

They were great. The voices really brought things to my imagination.

Could you see Full Dark, No Stars being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

  • By: Garth Stein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,677

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enzo (because he's so wize) for president.

  • By Lora on 06-17-08

For the love of DOGS

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

Reviewed: 12-28-11

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

OMG! It was great! I don't even know about racing of any kind and it didn't matter. I love the narrators voice and the story was fabulous!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course Enzo!

Have you listened to any of Christopher Evan Welch’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

All of that and them some.

Any additional comments?

I reccomend this book to any lover of dogs. It will give you the most interesting perspectives.

  • Tales from the Dugout

  • By: Mike Shannon
  • Narrated by: Patrick Cullen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 13

This memorable collection of anecdotes about America's national pastime will take you into the dugout, clubhouse, and press box with some of the game's greatest players and storytellers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love of actual Baseball

  • By Angella on 12-28-11

Love of actual Baseball

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

Reviewed: 12-28-11

Would you consider the audio edition of Tales from the Dugout to be better than the print version?

No. The narrator was kinda boring. I expected a little more emotion given such a fun subject matter.

What other book might you compare Tales from the Dugout to and why?

Ken Burns' Baseball all ten innings.

What three words best describe Patrick Cullen’s voice?

Not emotional enough

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Don't know

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Every Day a Friday

  • How to Be Happier 7 Days a Week
  • By: Joel Osteen
  • Narrated by: Joel Osteen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106

Pastor Joel Osteen writes how we can generate Friday's level of contentment and joy every day of the week. Known as a man who maintains a constant positive outlook in spite of circumstances, Osteen has described this message as a core theme of his ministry. Combining his personal experiences with scriptural insights and principles for true happiness, he shows listeners how every day can hold the same promise and opportunities for pure joy that they experience at five o'clock on Friday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changer

  • By Hai T Nguyen on 11-23-11

I love Joel Osteen!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-11

What did you love best about Every Day a Friday?

The empowerment it gave me to find myself.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The author and because I have listened to all of his books.

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

It goes right in line with the rest. God is our power and to think and trust in Him.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

That it is okay to ignore certain things about other peoples personalities and I have that right.

Any additional comments?

More, More, more!

  • A Dog's Purpose

  • A Novel for Humans
  • By: W. Bruce Cameron
  • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,532

After a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey is surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy. Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best dog book ever!

  • By Blythe on 08-27-10

BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER LISTENED TO!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-11

What made the experience of listening to A Dog's Purpose the most enjoyable?

Well the narration was perfect.
The story was amazing! It was sad, happy, funny, terrible, awesome and just heartwarming!
I could listen to this book alot. It is not just a one time deal.

What other book might you compare A Dog's Purpose to and why?

The Art of Racing in the Rain. I first heard of this book at the local PetCo from the traininer there. It took a while but I finally found Audible.com and dowloaded it. It gave me many of the emotions from the abovementioned book but A Dog's Purpose just went deeper.
Both books are a fabulous listen and I would highly reccomend them to any animal lover but to ALL Dog lovers.

Which scene was your favorite?

The end, I won't give it away. It broke my heart and made my heart smile all at once.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I'm a frontseat Dog!

Any additional comments?

I just can't say enough. I really loved this book.