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J. Jimenez

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  • Eight Cousins

  • or The Aunt Hill
  • By: Louisa May Alcott
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

Recently orphaned, young Rose Campbell is sent to the "Aunt Hill", where Uncle Alex, her six aunts, and seven boy cousins live in noisy confusion. It is nothing like the quiet girls’ boarding school that has been Rose’s home for the past year. Surrounded by a bewildering array of pets, relatives, and unfamiliar foods, the fragile girl wonders if she will ever get used to this new life. Fortunately, Uncle Alex is her guardian. He keeps the aunts from coddling her too much, and makes sure that she has plenty of time to play outside with her cousins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific rendition of a beloved children's classic

  • By Kate McMurry on 01-25-15

Warm Novel

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

Reviewed: 03-26-19

Great heart warming novel with good morals. Makes me want to be a better aunt and enjoy cousin play times and quarrels!

  • On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

  • Adventure. Peril. Lost Jewels. And the Fearsome Toothy Cows of Skree.
  • By: Andrew Peterson
  • Narrated by: Peter Sandon
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709

Once there lived three children and their trusty dog Nugget. Janner Igiby, his brother Tink and their crippled sister Leeli are gifted children as all children are, loved well by a noble mother and ex-pirate grandfather. But they will need all their gifts and all that love to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang who have crossed the dark sea to rule the land with malice and pursue the Igibys who hold the secret to the lost legend and jewels of good King Wingfeather of the Shining Isle of Anniera.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling Plot, Imaginative World, Strong Morals

  • By David Michael Gregg on 04-11-11

On my toes

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

Reviewed: 03-16-19

This book was recommended by my 11 year old daughter. I put it off and once I decided to read it, there was nothing stopping me. Kept me on my toes wanting to know more and more. Recommend if you liked The Green Ember series.

  • I Dared to Call Him Father

  • The Miraculous Story of a Muslim Woman’s Encounter with God
  • By: Bilquis Sheikh, Richard H. Schneider
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 551

How do I give myself to God completely? What happens when I do? I Dared to Call Him Father is the fascinating true story of Bilquis Sheikh, a prominent Muslim woman in Pakistan who faced these questions at the crossroads of her life and found the astonishing answers. Her unusual journey to a personal relationship with God turned her world upside down - and put her life in danger - as a series of strange dreams launched her on a quest that would forever consume her heart, mind, and soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The story of an intimate walk with the Lord

  • By Pamela on 04-10-12

Draws me to God

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

Reviewed: 03-09-19

What a beautiful story. If we have been Christians for a long time, we loose sight of what freedom and joy comes by having an intimate relationship with Jesus. This book has refreshed my faith and has drawn me to be at Jesus’s feet and seek His presence. I want to walk in His will always!

  • Boundaries

  • When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
  • By: John Townsend, Henry Cloud
  • Narrated by: Henry O. Arnold
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876

Christians often focus so much on being loving and giving that they forget their own limits and limitations. Have you ever found yourself wondering: Can I set limits and still be a loving person? How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? Why do I feel guilty when I consider setting boundaries?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful but should probably mention religion or the Bible in title

  • By Victoria Robben on 06-06-18

Need to read this yearly

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

Wow! I read this book 20 years ago. Kind of forgot it until recently when I encountered major conflict with another person. I immediately went and bought this book. What a wealth of information did I find. I have gained confidence, have a plan, feel validated and was given tools that can lead to a healthy reconciliation. I will definitely read it every one to two years!!! Love this version for it has been updated to have relevant information with how much technology has changed.

  • George Muller

  • The Guardian of Bristol's Orphans
  • By: Janet Benge, Geoff Benge
  • Narrated by: Tim Gregory
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 279

With scarcely enough food or money for his own family, George Müller (1805-1898) opened his heart and home. Sustained by God's provision, the Müller house "Breakfast Club" of thirty orphans grew to five large houses that ultimately over ten thousand children would call home. George Müller trusted God with a depth rarely seen. His faith and generosity set a standard for Christians of all generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelletn read for all ages, highly recommend!

  • By Susan on 07-11-14

Enhanced my prayer life

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

This book stretched our faith. Like all these series do! It made me analyze how we pray and the impact that it has on our life. Your faith will be ignited by participating in God’s kingdom work through communication (prayer) with Him. It definitely has pushed me to seek more His kingdom on Earth and allow Him to use my natural gifts and skills to do so in the church. We all loved it, kids ages 6-13

  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book VI

  • The Long-Lost Home
  • By: Maryrose Wood
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 228

Unhappy Penelope Lumley is trapped in unhappy Plinkst! Even the beets for which Plinkst is inexplicably famous fail to grow in this utterly miserable Russian village. Penelope anxiously counts the days and wonders how she will ever get back to England in time to save all the Ashtons - who, she now knows, include herself and the Incorrigible children, although their precise location on the family tree is still a mystery - from their accursèd fate. Her daring scheme to escape sends her on a wildly unexpected journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent conclusion to a clever series!

  • By megan on 06-26-18

I love it

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

I loved the whole series. I think the other books were better because I really liked it when Katherine Kellgren was narrating. These books are in my tops.

  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

  • By: Barbara Robinson
  • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631

The six Herdman children are “absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world”. They lie and steal and smoke cigars. They even burned down Fred Shoemaker’s old toolhouse. Now they’re taking over the Christmas pageant. The Herdmans have never heard the Christmas story before, and they don’t know anything about shepherds or Wise Men. When Imogene hears about the swaddling clothes, she demands to know why anyone would tie up a baby and put him in a feedbox.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Christmas Story -

  • By Mary on 12-24-12

Cute and funny

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

Light read-a-loud for the whole family for Christmas. Recommend for children of all ages.

  • Sweep

  • The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
  • By: Jonathan Auxier
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 120

For nearly a century, Victorian London relied on “climbing boys” - orphans owned by chimney sweeps - to clean flues and protect homes from fire. The work was hard, thankless, and brutally dangerous. Eleven-year-old Nan Sparrow is quite possibly the best climber who ever lived - and a girl. But when Nan gets stuck in a deadly chimney fire, she fears her time has come. Instead, she wakes to find herself in an abandoned attic. And she is not alone. Huddled in the corner is a mysterious creature - a golem - made from ash and coal. This is the creature that saved her from the fire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Charlie

  • By Lauren Smith on 11-15-18

Love Jonathan Auxier

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

He has a way of making the story real to us and then inserting some magic and taking us to a world of fantasy. Love it for all ages...

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  • Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard

  • By: Jonathan Auxier
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 232

It's been two years since Peter Nimble and Sir Tode rescued the kingdom of HazelPort. In that time, they have traveled far and wide in search of adventure. Now they have been summoned by Professor Cake for a new mission: To find a 12-year-old bookmender named Sophie Quire. Sophie knows little beyond the four walls of her father's bookshop, where she repairs old books and dreams of escaping the confines of her dull life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1st book was Fantastic, this one is Better!

  • By LCNanny on 12-05-16

Delightful story

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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: 11-21-18

My 11 year old daughter convinced me to read this. Absolutely loved it! I might say though that at times it was a little scary for me. So if you have sensitive children, preview it. Now recommending it to my 13 yr old son.

  • Bruchko

  • By: Bruce Olson
  • Narrated by: Gary Dikeos
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 262

What happens when a nineteen-year-old boy leaves home and heads into the jungles to evangelize a murderous tribe of South American Indians? For Bruce Olson, it meant capture, disease, terror, loneliness, and torture. But what he discovered through trial and error has revolutionized the world of missions. Bruchko, which has sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide, has been called "more fantastic and harrowing than anything Hollywood could concoct."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring!

  • By Debz on 04-08-15

What a catalyst of faith

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

This book had me biting my nails the whole time. As I think about it, it portrays fully what loving your neighbor really means. Bruce gave everything for that love. I found myself disagreeing with some of the things he did or where done to him. Yet, I am reminded that we all are still human and flawed. Would have loved to hear about his parents, if they became believers and if Bruce ever married. Highly recommend for mature 8th graders and up. I read it before giving it to my 8th grader so that we can discuss it.