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  • Delilah

  • Treacherous Beauty
  • By: Angela Hunt
  • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani, Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Life is not easy in Philistia, especially not for a woman and child alone. When beautiful, wounded Delilah finds herself begging for food to survive, she resolves that she will find a way to defeat all the men who have taken advantage of her. She will overcome the roadblocks life has set before her, and she will find riches and victory for herself. When she meets a legendary man called Samson, she senses that in him lies the means for her victory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another good book

  • By cjw on 06-16-16

<br />interesting backstory

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

Reviewed: 04-23-19

Angela's way of telling this biblical story is true in some forms and well-engineered in others. It is interesting to see how she has devised a backstory so well thought out.

  • Room for Hope

  • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383

Neva Shilling has a heavy load of responsibility while her husband travels to neighboring communities and sells items from his wagon. In his absence, she faithfully runs the Shilling Mercantile, working to keep their business strong as the Depression takes its toll, and caring for their twins. When a wagon pulls up after supper, Neva and her children rush out - and into the presence of the deputy driving a wagon carrying three young children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Story

  • By Jacqueline on 03-25-16

AWESOME!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

I enjoyed everything about this book. The storyline and reader was made it hard to stop listening

  • Mark of Evil

  • By: Craig Parshall, Tim LaHaye
  • Narrated by: Daniel Butler
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

Economies have fallen, freedom has been suppressed, and peace is a distant memory. The world is falling apart. Joshua Jordan's protege Ethan March, along with Jimmy Louder and Rivka Reuban have been left behind in a world that is rapidly coming under the complete influence of the Antichrist. Technology is growing by leaps and bounds, with BID-Tag implants, robotic police units, and drone-bots flying overhead...all designed to control and dominate those who resist the Antichrist's reign of evil.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • TERRIBLE NARRATOR

  • By Anna on 06-09-14

I did not care for the reader

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

the reader made it very difficult to get through this book even though the storyline was awesome. sometimes I could not tell who was speaking and I had to rewind many times

  • Armed and Dangerous

  • The Ultimate Battle Plan for Targeting and Defeating the Enemy
  • By: John Ramirez
  • Narrated by: Melvin Patrick
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 218

Jesus made it clear that the devil has come to steal, kill, and destroy. Hell is ready to unleash fury against every follower of Jesus. Yet many believers live in denial, letting the enemy steal their blessings, destroy their relationship with Jesus, and kill their hope. But no more. It's time to put the enemy on notice! Here is everything you need to become armed and dangerous against every adversary that threatens your relationship and growth with Jesus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Armed and Dangerous Has Changed My Life

  • By Anonymous on 10-28-17

To GOD be the Glory

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Every TRUE Believer would want to read this, need to read. He imparts the power in the word laced with personal accounts and testimonies

  • Thief of Corinth

  • By: Tessa Afshar
  • Narrated by: Rendah Heywood
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

After years spent living with her mother and oppressive grandfather in Athens, Ariadne runs away to her father's home in Corinth, only to discover the perilous secret that destroyed his marriage: Though a Greek of high birth, Galenos is the infamous thief who has been robbing the city's corrupt of their ill-gotten gains. Desperate to keep him safe, Ariadne risks her good name, her freedom, and the love of the man she adores to become her father's apprentice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Remarkably coherent , tight plot. A joy to listen.

  • By Pjm on 02-16-19

flat ending

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

while the book was engaging and well written, the ending had much to be desired. Did Tessa Asher write this story with a character in The Bible in mind?

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Thunder of Heaven: A Joshua Jordan Novel

  • By: Tim LaHaye, Craig Parshall
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415

The End Series by New York Times best-selling author Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall is an epic thrill ride ripped from today's headlines and filtered through Scriptural prophecy. As world events begin setting the stage for the 'end of days' foretold in Revelation, Joshua Jordan must weigh the personal price he must pay to save the nation he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great thrill ride :-)

  • By Brice on 08-20-11

looking forward to the next book

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

struggled at first to understand all the international conflict, but everything came together as I rewound at points and continued, to listen.

  • Last Light

  • Restoration, Book 1
  • By: Terri Blackstock
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422

In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high-tech planet back to the age before electricity, Deni Branning's career ambitions have vanished. She's not about to let her dream of marriage go as well. But keeping it alive will require extraordinary measures. Yesterday's world is gone. All Deni and her family have left is each other and their neighbors. Their little community will either stand or fall together. But they're only beginning to realize that, and trust doesn't come easily.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A thought provoking,Christian based novel

  • By Eric on 01-23-11

Introspection Expected

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

This book was amazing. I found myself often thinking what would we really do if in that situation? It strengthen my determination to press toward a deeper relationship with Christ.

  • Pearl in the Sand

  • By: Tessa Afshar
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603

Striking beauty comes at a price. Rahab paid it when at the age of 15 she was sold into prostitution by the one man she loved and trusted—her father. With her keen mind and careful planning she turned heartache into success, achieving independence while still young. And she vowed never again to trust a man. Any man. God had other plans. Into the emotional turmoil of her world walked Salmone, a prominent leader of Judah, held in high esteem by all Israel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pearl in the sand

  • By Michael on 06-01-15

Enjoyed this account of Rahab.

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

The narrator was convincing. It is great to see how Tessa weaves her imagination into this bible account.

  • Bridge to Haven

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,021
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798

To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she' s paid to finally feel like she' s somebody. To Pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Abra will always be the little girl who stole his heart the night he found her, a wailing newborn abandoned under a bridge on the outskirts of Haven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Francine Rivers is the best for a reason.

  • By Candace on 05-06-14

Loved this book - the storyline & Hollywood aspect

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

Rivers is known to take us though a well played journey. I really appreciated the journey through behind the scenes early Hollywood. Although some of the outcomes were predictable, this one told a beautiful story of how misperceptions, wrong decisions, hurt and low self-worth can still place us right where God will have us.

  • The Atonement Child

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589

The Atonement Child explores the devastating consequences of rape and resulting pregnancy on innocent victims, their families, and their faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another awesome read from Francine

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 06-02-09

Thought provoking story line.

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

The narrator's voice made it difficult to think of Dinah and her college friends (peers) as young people. This narrator does a better job with stories encompassed around elderly and adult characters.
The beginning of the book was so frustrating as Mrs. Rivers had Dinah make such silly decisions like walking on such a late, cold night and not sharing with her boss, her senior friend where she'd worked and her parents.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful