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  • John Adams

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 29 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,959
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,559

McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale, an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lip smacking good

  • By Randall on 08-29-16

History made interesting

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

Reviewed: 12-18-12

Listening to this audiobook has ignited my interest in history. I set myself a challenge to listen to something that I don't normally listen to. David McCullough has an ability to bring history to life. His extensive research and his clear and concise recount of events in the life of historical characters is profound. I have felt myself influenced by the character of John Adams and his wife Abigail Adams. It is the gift of a great writer to allow the historical characters to speak for themselves and to present themselves as they were, to readers and listeners of today.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Fiery Cross

  • Outlander, Book 5
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 55 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,028
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,754

The year is 1771. Claire Randall is still an outlander, out of place and out of time. But now she is linked by love to her only anchor: Jamie Fraser. They have crossed oceans and centuries to build a life together in North Carolina. But tensions, both ancient and recent, threaten members of their clan. Knowing that his wife has the gift of prophecy, James must believe Claire, though he would prefer not to. Claire has shared a dreadful truth: there will, without a doubt, be a war.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Something that had to be gotten through

  • By Anne on 03-08-12

Another excellent production

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

Reviewed: 08-01-12

If you could sum up The Fiery Cross in three words, what would they be?

Davina Porter masterfully narrates this book bringing the characters to life and the scenery vividly to the imagination. The listener is kept in suspense as individual characters face their own crisis. Another excellent book in the series!

Have you listened to any of Davina Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Davina Porter is a most excellent narrator. The best I have ever listened to.

  • Can Man Live without God

  • By: Ravi Zacharias
  • Narrated by: Ravi Zacharias
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

With forceful logic, insightful illustrations, and passionate conviction, Ravi Zacharias shows how affirming the reality of God's existence matters urgently in everyday life. According to Zacharias, how you answer the question of God's existence will have a profound effect on the way you live your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it.

  • By Mark on 04-20-07

Fantastic and enlightening apologetic

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

Reviewed: 04-03-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Can Man Live without God to be better than the print version?

Yes. It is is wonderful to hear the author narrating his own book. It makes it that more real.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Can Man Live without God?

The clue to the meaning in life is relationships and the pursuit of wonder gives life meaning.

What about Ravi Zacharias’s performance did you like?

Ravi's sincerity and knowledge of the scriptures and other philosophical perspectives along with his ability to make an point so logical and clear makes the listener want to hear more from such a brilliant scholar.

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

This audio is intellectually stimulating and definately draws a response from the listener.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended

1 of 1 people found this review helpful