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  • The Story of Stuff

  • By: Annie Leonard
  • Narrated by: Annie Leonard
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

We have a system in crisis, but Annie Leonard shows us that this is not the way things have to be. It's within our power to stop the environmental damage, social injustice, and health hazards caused by polluting production and excessive consumption, and Leonard shows us how. Expansive, galvanizing, and sobering yet optimistic, The Story of Stuff transforms how we think about our lives and our relationship to the planet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • College course Reading Assignment

  • By John on 11-29-10

Required Reading for Every Single Westerner

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

This book will make you question almost everything about the way you live if you are a "first world" resident. Everyone should have to read it. And I don't say that often about books. No one but Annie Leonard herself could have narrated this book with so much passion. It's contagious and I can't wait to get started.

  • Holiness

  • By: J. C. Ryle
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 177

John Charles Ryle’s best known works have been reissued and widely read over many years. The fine qualities of his writings have ensured that his books are still popular and useful. This volume has become a classic work and is known and loved by many throughout the world. In days when evangelical preachers are accused of being either superficial or dull, we have here a great example of one who was neither of these things. As Bishop Ryle applies his texts, the listener will find his soul examined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heavenly Inspiration.

  • By slug69 on 10-08-12

Christ is All

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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: 04-07-16

This book is timeless and deserves five stars because of how saturated it is with Christ. The author points to him over and over and over and over in nuanced, surprising, and beautiful ways. Ryles' deep affection and trust in Jesus is evident on every page. The rhythm of his writing style is a perfect match for an audio book. I almost wonder if it would have been less enjoyable had I read it instead of listened to it. I completely agree with another reviewer's comment that Ralph Cosham's voice must be very close to what Ryles sounded like. His performance was phenomenal.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ordinary

  • Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World
  • By: Michael Horton
  • Narrated by: Michael Horton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Radical. Crazy. Transformative and restless. Every word we read these days seems to suggest there's a "next-best-thing", if only we would change our comfortable, compromising lives. In fact, the greatest fear most Christians have is boredom - the sense that they are missing out on the radical life Jesus promised. One thing is certain. No one wants to be "ordinary".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To live the life you have been called to live

  • By Babajaid on 11-15-15

The Fish is Made Aware of the Water

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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: 10-23-15

There's a saying (I don't know the origin) about how fish don't know they are in water even though they eat, sleep, breathe and spend every moment of their lives in the water...
This book has made me aware of the water. It's difficult to express just how much this book opened my eyes. I so completely bought into our culture's obsession with "radical" living that when I first read the title and synopsis, I thought it was a joke...some sort of satirical riff. But I'm so thankful that for whatever reason, I dove in anyway. Down the road, I imagine that I will look back and discover that this book has marked me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fierce Convictions

  • The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More - Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist
  • By: Karen Prior
  • Narrated by: Christine Stevens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Fierce Convictions weaves together world and personal history into a stirring story of life that intersected with Wesley and Whitefield's Great Awakening, the rise and influence of Evangelicalism, and convulsive effects of the French Revolution. A woman of exceptional intellectual gifts and literary talent, Hannah More was above all a person whose faith compelled her both to engage her culture and to transform it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If Only We All Were So Fiercely Convicted

  • By Jordyne on 09-27-15

If Only We All Were So Fiercely Convicted

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-15

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narrator frequently mispronounced words, especially proper names, such as William Cowper and Magdalen College. These pronunciations cannot be credited to simply a difference between American and British English. She also had a way of pausing in the middle of a sentence that was sometimes confusing. But other than that, her narration was a great match for the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. It was very good, but I found that I needed breaks from it occasionally.

Any additional comments?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I knew nothing of Hannah More before I read this book. Her life is inspiring and provides fresh perspective on the world and culture. You can't help but hear her story as a call to action against the injustices of our day. This book also made me reflect on the way I live out my own faith.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Good News We Almost Forgot

  • Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism
  • By: Kevin DeYoung
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

In The Good News We Almost Forgot, Kevin DeYoung explores the Heidelberg Catechism and writes 52 brief chapters on what it has shown him. The Heidelberg is largely a commentary on the Apostle's Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer and the book deals with man's guilt, God's grace, and believers' gratitude.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A New Favorite of Mine

  • By Elizabeth on 03-09-13

"We're all theologians"

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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: 09-08-15

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and learned a lot. Kevin Deyoung does an excellent job of walking through the catechism. This book was my first introduction to the Heidelberg Catechism. After reading this book, I definitely plan on using the catechism in ministry and my own walk with God. The author's love for the catechism, theology, and God's word is infectious. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is new to the catechism, like me, or even someone who has been familiar with it for years, and would like to see it with new eyes. This book felt like a conversation. Every time a part of the catechism made me want to object, or raise a question in me, the author answered/addressed it. I appreciated how many times I was challenged by the material. I also found the case for infant baptism compelling. I have never heard anyone defend it's Scriptural basis before, as it is not practiced in my denomination.