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  • When Heaven Weeps

  • The Heaven Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: Tim Gregory
  • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

A thriller unlike any you have ever heard. A love strong enough to bring a tremor to your bones. A sacrifice powerful enough to make heaven weep. At the close of World War II, a shell-shocked soldier, Jan Jovic, was forced to inflict a game of life and death on a peaceful Bosnian community. In a few short hours, this young man was confronted by more love--and hate--than most experience in a lifetime. Years later, Jan has become a world-renown writer with widespread influence in the United States....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No greater Love than this!

  • By Renate on 06-07-14

No greater Love than this!

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

Reviewed: 06-07-14

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I finished the first, second and downloading the third! It's heart changing!

What about Tim Gregory’s performance did you like?

Tim Gregory is rated on my top three of best narrators!

Any additional comments?

This series needs to be a movie! Don't miss this great book!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Heaven's Wager

  • The Heaven Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: Tim Gregory
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550

Kent Anthony is a brilliant software engineer who is cashing in on a brilliant career. He's finally living the idyllic life, far from thoughts of theft and murder and other kinds of horrible criminal behavior. He's left his past far behind.... or so he thinks. This story will bring you face to face with a hidden world more real than most people ever realize; a world where the unseen is more powerful than anything seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very, very highly recommended for Christians

  • By Paul Mcgraw on 09-19-12

What you see is not always what it appears.

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

Reviewed: 06-02-14

If you could sum up Heaven's Wager in three words, what would they be?

Riches are meaningless.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Heaven's Wager?

The thoughts that went through Kent's mind when he had to hot-wire a truck and pick up a corpse.

Which character – as performed by Tim Gregory – was your favorite?

Kent! I enjoyed the transparencies about his thoughts regarding people, co-workers and family. Great book!

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

I couldn't put this book down; I started it immediately after I woke each morning! The humanity and biblical similarities were thought provoking!

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book! This needs to be a movie!!!!!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Fire of Heaven

  • By: Bill Myers
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

A best-selling author and award-winning director, Bill Myers thrills fans with his novels portraying the end times. Fire of Heaven follows Brandon and Sarah Martus as they are called to become Revelation’s prophets. Filled with stunning suspense and intense spiritual examination, this work spans the globe as followers of both Satan and Christ prepare for a showdown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! Unpredictable!

  • By Renate on 05-05-14

Excellent! Unpredictable!

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

Reviewed: 05-05-14

Would you listen to Fire of Heaven again? Why?

Yes! So much to think about!

What did you like best about this story?

The love and forgiveness was a constant thread throughout this book!

Any additional comments?

READ THE SERIES!

  • Eli

  • By: Bill Myers
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

When Conrad Davis crashes his car, he should be dead. Instead, he finds himself in a parallel universe with a single difference from ours - Jesus Christ did not come 2000 years ago! Conrad finds himself in the midst of events surrounding a man named Eli - events that carry strong contemporary echoes of the life of Jesus. Following Eli, Conrad is challenged to accept what he witnesses, just as Christ’s apostles must have been challenged. Eli gives a unique twist to a question many people have asked themselves over the past two millennia: How would I react if I lived in the time of Jesus?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strange but thought-provoking

  • By Paula on 06-15-12

Amazing Story!

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

Reviewed: 05-05-14

Where does Eli rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Eli ranks on my top 10! Great story and parallels!

What did you like best about this story?

The unending love of God. Jesus' story brought into todays society struggles.

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

Richard Ferrone is rate one of my top 5 narrators!

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

Even with the similarities of scripture, the story was unpredictable and compelling!

Any additional comments?

So talented! Love it!

  • Blood of Heaven

  • By: Bill Myers
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

A small section of vine with bloodstained thorns has been encased in candle wax for centuries - and some believe the blood came from Christ. Convicted killer and death-row inmate Michael Coleman agrees to have the genes from the mysterious blood planted into his body. The results are so astonishing that the research must continue outside prison walls. But nobody can predict what will happen when Coleman assumes a new identity and reenters society. Blood of Heaven delves deep into the human heart and examines the very nature of good versus evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking!

  • By Renate on 04-22-14

Thought provoking!

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

Reviewed: 04-22-14

Would you listen to Blood of Heaven again? Why?

Yes, I was at the edge of my seat often wanting to know what's next? I want to review it again with a notepad in hand.

What other book might you compare Blood of Heaven to and why?

I enjoy rich detail with challenges; this book compares to Frank Peretti's books!

What about Richard Ferrone’s performance did you like?

He's one of the best narrators out there!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The God Hater

  • By: Bill Myers
  • Narrated by: Bill Myers
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

A cranky, atheistic philosophy professor loves to shred the faith of incoming freshmen. He is chosen by a group of scientists to create a philosophy for a computer-generated world exactly like ours. Much to his frustration every model he introduces—from Darwinism, to Existentialism, to Relativism, to Buddhism—fails. The only way to preserve the computer world is to introduce laws from outside their system through a Law Giver.....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Christen SiFi Thriller Laced With Modern Day Tech

  • By ComputerGuyMike on 02-24-12

INGENIOUS AND AWESOME!!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-14

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

Only a very gifted writer can create a unique parallel of our world to a computer-generated world . The balance of give-and-take (similar to our world) that affected even the computer generated world were exactly like ours. I love it! I couldn't stop reading!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The God Hater?

He introduced Darwinism, Existentialism, Relativism, & Buddhism! They all fail!. The only way to preserve the computer world is to introduce laws from outside their system through a lawgiver! Awesome!

What about Bill Myers’s performance did you like?

Bill Myers totally surprised me in his narration! Wonderful audio book!

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

Yes! I couldn't stop listening! I can't wait for my next book from Bill Myers!!

  • Stranded

  • Alaskan Courage, Book 3
  • By: Dani Pettrey
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

When her friend vanishes from a cruise ship, reporter Darcy St. James isn't satisfied with their explanation that she simply left her job of her own accord. Something isn't lining up, and Darcy believes the only way to find the truth is to put herself in Abby's position. Within days, Darcy learns her friend wasn't the only person to disappear mysteriously. Last summer, a woman vanished under almost identical circumstances. Gage McKenna has taken a summer-long stint leading adventure excursions for the passengers of various cruise lines that dock for a few days of sightseeing.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too slow getting to gist of the story

  • By Norma Fischer on 09-07-18

CAPTIVATING!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Stranded to be better than the print version?

If you are an avid reader this should not make a difference; this is an awesome story!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Darcey & Gage! Their blossoming relationship and the well written mystery was captivating!

What about Christina Moore’s performance did you like?

Never disappointing!

Any additional comments?

The story had great mystery intertwined with God's plan but never preachy! Love this author's style!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shattered

  • Alaskan Courage, Book 2
  • By: Dani Pettrey
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

A rising star, Dani Pettrey has received critical acclaim and popular accolades for her suspenseful fiction. In this exciting follow-up to Submerged, Piper McKenna is shocked when her brother, Reef, shows up covered in blood. A fellow snowboarder is dead - but despite the evidence, Reef swears he’s innocent. Deputy Landon Grainger, a close friend of the McKennas, is determined to get the facts - even though he has deep reservations about what he must do to get them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shattered

  • By Susan Fryman on 03-07-14

Great writer! Pulled me in once again!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-14

Where does Shattered rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Shattered is ranked in my top 10!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot pulled me in! I felt I was in the story! She had great detail and the twists and turns kept me enthralled!

What does Christina Moore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her talent is amazing! One of the best narrators!

  • Submerged

  • Alaskan Courage, Book 1
  • By: Dani Pettrey
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 628
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 573
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 568

When her aunt dies in a mysterious plane crash, Professor Bailey Craig returns to Yancey, Alaska. She soon learns that her expertise is desperately needed in the investigation of a string of local murders—so she works with her ex, Cole McKenna, to ferret out the truth. As they become reacquainted, old feelings rekindle—but do Bailey and Cole have a future together?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deep Water . . . Amazing Grace

  • By Debbie on 01-13-16

Excellent! Kept me engaged throughout the book!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-14

What made the experience of listening to Submerged the most enjoyable?

The story kept me on the edge of my seat! I couldn't stop listening!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cole and Bailey! Their propriety in relationship with each other and God were portrayed well!

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

I search books with Christina Moore as the narrator first, then I decide if the book's story is worth my time. She is the best!

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

Absolutely! I couldn't stop listening!

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • To Whisper Her Name

  • By: Tamera Alexander
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554

Olivia Aberdeen, destitute widow of a murdered carpetbagger, gratefully accepts an invitation from 'Aunt' Elizabeth Harding, mistress of Belle Meade Plantation and the dearest friend of Olivia’s late mother. Expecting to be the Harding's housekeeper, Olivia is disillusioned once again when she learns the real reason why Elizabeth's husband, Confederate General William Giles Harding, agreed to her coming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Davida on 12-30-13

Pass

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

Reviewed: 02-01-14

What do you think your next listen will be?

I am in search of a new Historical fiction writer and perhaps a little harsh with my assessment here. I'v read most all of Francine Rivers, Lynn Austin, Frank Peretti and a few Colleen Coble. I will continue on my quest for a "page turner".

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Tavia Gilbert's voice inflections and "southern" dialect left me cringing. The over accentuating of characters were distracting.

Any additional comments?

Corny. I couldn't finish.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful