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Barbara JA

Ann Arbor, MI United States
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What Matters in Jane Austen audiobook cover art

Intriguing details and background

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-12-13

This delightful book begins with curiosity, applies facts and literary insights, and solves mysteries through logical literary analysis and historical background. A fascinating read for anyone who enjoys Austen's six classic novels. As if they needed it, Austen readers will discover a thousand reasons to read each novel all over again.

John Mullan writes with humor, and a conversational, rather than purely academic, style. After listening to it in audio, I bought the book so I can read sections again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Proof of Heaven audiobook cover art

an inspiring testimony of miracles and faith

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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: 12-06-12

What a marvelous testimony of family, faith and miracles. That the author is the narrator makes this personal account all the more real. His intelligence and his sincerity are clear.

My prayer is that those who believe will be encouraged, and those who don't believe as they listen to the first chapter, will believe as they listen to the last.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful