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  • Take This Cup

  • The Jerusalem Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Brock Thoene, Bodie Thoene
  • Narrated by: Tom O'Malley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316

Nehemiah, the young son of a Jewish woman, a weaver from Jerusalem, is born and raised among the Jews who didn't return to Jerusalem from the Exile. Educated by Rabbi Kagba, one of the magi present at Jesus' birth thirty years earlier, Nehemiah grows up with the expectation of a soon-coming Messiah. Could the Yeshua of Nazareth, who is walking the earth, reportedly doing miracles, be that Messiah? When young Nehemiah must travel the long caravan road to Jerusalem, he is charged with an unusual mission...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Inspiration

  • By Gail Holmes on 06-22-15

Loved this book, definitely worth the read.

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

Reviewed: 09-29-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Take This Cup to be better than the print version?

did not read the print version.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nehemiah,loved his determination, his loyalty, and his humaness.

Which character – as performed by Tom O'Malley – was your favorite?

The rabbi

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

This book did both make me laugh and cry. Can't wait for the sequel. The research is amazing. I think Ms Rivers is equal to Brock and Bodie Theone in her research and storytelling and means something to me because the Theone's have always been my favorites.
Margaret

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • And the Shofar Blew

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479

Energetic young pastor Paul Hudson rejuvenates a dying church and boosts attendance so high that a new building must be constructed. But in his eagerness to please the new devotees, Paul loses touch with what truly matters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, definitely worth the listen.

  • By Candace on 04-30-09

a must story to hear

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

Reviewed: 09-29-14

This is a must story for all Christians. The new Christians can use it as a warning not to put leadership on a pedestal ahead of God and seasoned Christians can take encouragement that God is always in control. It is a very emotional story, finely written. I have listened three times since buying it last month. I like the narrator very much. Could not understand others not liking her interpretation. I have experienced this story in real life twice with not the happy ending this book had, but received much encouragement in this book that God does care and will bring all things to right in HIS time.
Margaret in North Dakota

  • Deadly Pursuit

  • By: Irene Hannon
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

Social worker Alison Taylor has a passion for protecting children. But now it seems she needs protecting. When her tormentor's attentions take a violent turn, she calls in reinforcements--her police-detective brother, Cole, and his new partner, ex-Navy SEAL Mitch Morgan. As her relentless stalker turns up the heat and the danger intensifies, Mitch takes a personal interest in the case. Because protecting Alison has become more than a job; his future depends on keeping her safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great aim

  • By Catherine on 07-12-12

great story, boring narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-02-11

I love this author and I liked this story. Was disappointed in narration. It put me to sleep. Could not tell the difference between characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful