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Carpiesong

Laredo, TX, USA
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  • Liberty and Tyranny

  • A Conservative Manifesto
  • By: Mark R. Levin
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703

Conservative talk radio's fastest-growing superstar is also a New York Times best-selling phenomenon: the author of the groundbreaking critique of the Supreme Court, Men in Black, and the deeply personal dog lover's memoir Rescuing Sprite, Mark R. Levin now delivers the book that characterizes both his devotion to his more than 5 million listeners and his love of our country and the legacy of our Founding Fathers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Conservatism, classical liberalism's heir apparent

  • By Lenell on 09-10-09

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-11

A great primer on conservative thought and why we think and believe what we do. My only complaint is that Levin didn't read it himself.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • James Earl Jones Reads The Bible: King James Version

  • By: Topics Media Group
  • Narrated by: James Earl Jones
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

In a voice as rich as it is recognized, James Earl Jones lends his narrative talents to the King James Version of the New Testament. In over 19 hours enhanced with a complete musical score, James Earl Jones interprets the most enduring book of our time utilizing the acclaimed actor's superb storytelling and skilled characterizations. Hailed as the greatest spoken-word Bible version ever, and with almost half a million copies sold, this exquisite audio treasury is certain to enthuse and inspire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It gave me the feeling of sitting under a tree....

  • By Anonymous User on 06-27-10

Errors were not corrected

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-11

I love James Earl Jones. The man has an amazing voice. I also love listening to him read scripture as it is very soothing. As someone who knows the King James Bible, I did hear some uncorrected errors.

  • The Cost of Discipleship

  • By: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848

What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between "cheap grace" and "costly grace."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Get this book

  • By Jennifer L. Conover on 03-02-10

Wish I could score it higher.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-11

As an historian and a Bible believer, I respect Pastor Bonhoeffer, how he lived as an unwavering Christian in Nazi Germany, and how he gave his life for his Lord.

This book, however, is simply a commentary on the Sermon on the Mount. He makes some very good points, and it is worth the listen, but I expected something different.

4 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Four Loves

  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: C. S. Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880

 In this remarkable recording, C. S. Lewis shows why millions of readers have acclaimed him the greatest spokesman for Christianity in the 20th century. In a resonant, baritone voice, Lewis explores the nature of the four Greek words that are translated love in English: storge (affection), philia (friendship), eros (sexual or romantic love) and agape (selfless love).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful Views on Love

  • By William on 01-30-05

C.S. Lewis read by C.S. Lewis

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-11

This is an amazing piece. Considering it was recorded over 50 years ago, the quality is pretty good. I highly recommend it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • God and Sex

  • What the Bible Really Says
  • By: Michael Coogan
  • Narrated by: Michael Coogan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

In God and Sex, Coogan examines one of the most controversial aspects of the Hebrew Scripture: What the Old Testament really says about sex, and how contemporary understanding of those writings is frequently misunderstood or misrepresented. In the engaging and witty voice generations of students have appreciated, Coogan explores the language and social world of the Bible, showing how much innuendo and euphemism is at play, and illuminating the sexuality of biblical figures as well as God.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • foolishness

  • By Carpiesong on 06-08-11

foolishness

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-11

One of the first things he says is that the Bible is not God's Word, so it is dishonest for him to call his book "God and Sex." Secondly, he looks for sexual innuendo in the Bible where there is none to try to prove his points.

Guess what, Dr. Coogan, yes "feet" in ancient Israel could have been a reference to sexual organs, but guess what??? Feet can also mean feet!!!! What a revelation. Dying at someone's feet (Judges 5:25-27) doesn't mean that the person was killed while having sex! Yes, listener, this is the kind of laughable foolishness you will hear in this book.

This book was mistitled, a bait and switch. Instead of hearing what the Bible says about sex, I get to listen to a Bible-denier try to use the Bible to justify sin.

I implore fellow Christians NOT to waste your money or credits on this tripe. I want my credit back!!

9 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • America's March to Socialism

  • Why We're One Step Closer to Giant Missile Parades
  • By: Glenn Beck
  • Narrated by: Glenn Beck
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

From massive government spending to media declarations of the death of capitalism, Glenn Beck hears the sounds of boots marching America toward a system of government that bears a closer resemblance to socialism with each passing day. To document this, he focuses on stories that range from the headlines to more obscure local stories that might otherwise be overlooked.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • rerun

  • By Doug on 05-24-09

Dead on

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-09

It was once said by a former socialist presidential candidate that while America might never accept socialism itself, America will accept every tenet of socialism under the guise of progressivism.

Beck is dead on (and funny).

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • 10 Books That Screwed Up the World

  • And 5 Others That Didn't Help
  • By: Benjamin Wiker
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

You've heard of the "Great Books"? These are their evil opposites. From Machiavelli's The Prince to Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto to Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, these "influential" books have led to war, genocide, totalitarian oppression, family breakdown, and disastrous social experiments. And yet these authors' bad ideas are still popular and pervasive. Here with the antidote is Professor Benjamin Wiker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Excellent

  • By Donald E Scott on 01-23-14

Absolutely on the mark.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-08

This book is on the mark. The reader will be quite interested to see the philosophic/literary road that lead us where we are today. Fascinating and enlightening. Highly recommended.

7 of 21 people found this review helpful