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  • The Unseen Realm

  • By: Dr. Michael S. Heiser
  • Narrated by: Gordon Greenhill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 955

In The Unseen Realm, Dr. Michael Heiser examines the ancient context of scripture, explaining how its supernatural worldview can help us grow in our understanding of God. He illuminates intriguing and amazing passages of the Bible that have been hiding in plain sight. You'll find yourself engaged in an enthusiastic pursuit of the truth, resulting in a new appreciation for God's word.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply a must-read for all Christians

  • By Donald S. on 06-30-16

Insightful, odd narration

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

Rudolf Bultmanns opposite! Insightful biblical theology but not entirely certain about the narrator's sometimes odd pronunciation.

  • Bearing the Cross

  • Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • By: David J. Garrow
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 34 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, this is the most comprehensive book ever written about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. David J. Garrow had unrestricted access to Martin Luther King's personal papers, to thousands of pages of newly released FBI documents and more than 700 interviews with King's closest friends and enemies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great but long

  • By Thomas on 04-29-10

Essential Reading, So-So Narration

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

Essential book about MLK, the SCLC, and the Civil Rights Movement. Narrator was a bit robotic but I've heard worse

  • Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD

  • By: Peter Brown
  • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
  • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 175

Jesus taught his followers that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. Yet by the fall of Rome, the church was becoming rich beyond measure. Through the Eye of a Needle is a sweeping intellectual and social history of the vexing problem of wealth in Christianity in the waning days of the Roman Empire, written by the world's foremost scholar of late antiquity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A learned, well-balanced postmodern history

  • By Jacobus on 11-21-12

Important But Sometimes a Slog

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

Important book but a slog at times (especially in audiobook format). Great, sometimes surprising, insights into changing thoughts and habits surrounding money in late antique Christianity.

  • The Civil War as a Theological Crisis

  • By: Mark A. Noll
  • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Although Christian believers agreed with one another that the Bible was authoritative and that it should be interpreted through commonsense principles, there was rampant disagreement about what Scripture taught about slavery. Furthermore, most Americans continued to believe that God ruled over the affairs of people and nations, but they were radically divided in their interpretations of what God was doing in and through the war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An important work

  • By Timothy on 06-04-11

Crucial Info for Civil War

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

Crucial Info for Civil War often missing from other treatments of the war. The closing chapter is gold.

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  • Christianity and Liberalism

  • By: J. Gresham Machen
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 86

Machen's classic defense of orthodox Christianity established the importance of scriptural doctrine and contrasts the teachings of liberalism and orthodoxy on God and man, the Bible, Christ, salvation, and the church. Though originally published nearly seventy years ago, the book maintains its relevance today. It was named one of the top 100 books of the millennium by World magazine and one of the top 100 books of the century by Christianity Today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Liberalism is a Different Religion

  • By Doug D. Eigsti on 05-05-16

Compelling and Urgent

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

Reviewed: 04-28-16

Machen offered a clear distinction between classical, orthodox Christian theology and Liberal Protestant theology. In the 1920s, he saw the divide as urgently in need of honest address. It is no less note a century later.

Narration is good if occasionally showing an unnecessary hint of anger.

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  • What Hath God Wrought

  • The Transformation of America, 1815 - 1848
  • By: Daniel Walker Howe
  • Narrated by: Patrick Cullen
  • Length: 32 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725

In this addition to the esteemed Oxford History of the United States series, historian Daniel Walker Howe illuminates the period from the Battle of New Orleans to the end of the Mexican-American War, an era of revolutionary improvements in transportation and communications that accelerated America's expansion and prompted the rise of mass political parties.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic content, faulty narration

  • By Ary Shalizi on 04-12-11

Great History, Poor Audio Editing

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

Reviewed: 04-23-16

This is a really solid history of a sometimes overlooked of American history. However, as others have noted, the audio editing is very poor at times. The narrator is quite gifted, but the editing should have had more attention. Overall, I was able to tolerate that enough to enjoy the story

  • The Internal Enemy

  • Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832
  • By: Alan Taylor
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 277

This searing story of slavery and freedom in the Chesapeake reveals the pivot in the nation’s path between the founding and civil war. Frederick Douglass recalled that slaves living along Chesapeake Bay longingly viewed sailing ships as "freedom’s swift-winged angels." In 1813 those angels appeared in the bay as British warships coming to punish the Americans for declaring war on the empire. Drawn from new sources, Alan Taylor's riveting narrative re-creates the events that inspired black Virginians, haunted slaveholders, and set the nation on a new and dangerous course.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is everything historical nonfiction should be

  • By Joe on 06-27-14

Unique View on Slavery

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

Less intriguing than "The Half Has Never Been Told," it still provides a unique glimpse into early American slavery by focusing on Virginia from the American Revolution to War of 1812. The narrative drifts at times from an exclusive focus on slaves into a war narrative (thus 4 stars instead of 5), but compelling nonetheless. The simultaneous acknowledgment by white slave owners of slavery's evil but their complete unwillingness to end it not only boggles the mind but infuriates anyone with moral sense. Whites both feared "the internal enemy" and saw no way to preserve their livelihoods without slaves.

  • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

  • By: Jon Meacham
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann, Jon Meacham
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,720

In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Man and Biography Relevant to Our Day

  • By Darwin8u on 11-14-12

Great performance, good author, paradoxical man

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

Reviewed: 01-10-16

Great performance, good author, paradoxical man. Really enjoyed the reader. Author is not quite as strong as McCullough or Chernow