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  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume II: Alone, 1932-1940: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume II: Alone, 1932-1940

  • By: William Manchester
  • Narrated by: Richard Brown
  • Length: 36 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,552
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,257

This second volume in William Manchester's three-volume biography of Winston Churchill challenges the assumption that Churchill's finest hour was as a wartime leader. During the years 1932-1940, he was tested as few men are. Pursued by creditors (at one point he had to put up his home for sale), he remained solvent only by writing an extraordinary number of books and magazine articles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb - Review of Both Volume I & Volume II

  • By Wolfpacker on 01-23-09

Excruciatingly drawn out to great effect

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Reviewed: 07-06-17

I’m new to this history, but of course I know who wins the war. So seeing all the details leading up to it makes you want to pull your hair out observing how much it took for the English to properly address the threat ahead of them. I spent the first book really disliking Churchill, and now I don’t know when I started rooting for him

  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume I: Visions of Glory 1874-1932

  • By: William Manchester
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 41 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672

Winston Churchill is perhaps the most important political figure of the 20th century. His great oratory and leadership during the Second World War were only part of his huge breadth of experience and achievement. Studying his life is a fascinating way to imbibe the history of his era and gain insight into key events that have shaped our time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb - Review of Both Volume I & Volume II

  • By Wolfpacker on 01-23-09

A staggering work. Onward to part 2!

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Reviewed: 06-13-17

Before you dismiss this as an insurmountable goal, even in audio form, think again. You will gain a greater understanding of his whole time period through the slow but never boring trot through every detail of WC’s pre-WWII life. And the narrator is just as phenomenal.

  • The Triumph of Faith

  • Why the World Is More Religious than Ever
  • By: Rodney Stark
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Everybody seems to take it for granted that the world is getting more secular - that faith is doomed by modernity. Scientists, secularists, and atheists applaud the change; religious believers lament it. But here's the thing: They're all wrong, and acclaimed author Rodney Stark has the numbers to prove it. The Triumph of Faith explodes the myth that people around the world are abandoning religion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent in every way!

  • By S. Anderson on 06-18-16

Lots of amazing statistics, a clear thesis, lots of tangents

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Reviewed: 07-06-16

There's no second guessing this guy's agenda and political leanings, but I really like this book and think it's a good one for just about anyone to read.

  • Bonhoeffer

  • Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich
  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,452

A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Message That Needs To Be Heard

  • By Douglas on 01-28-13

No words

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Reviewed: 05-30-16

Just an extraordinary book about an extraordinary man. I highly recommend this book. The narrator did a marvelous job as well.

  • Openness Unhindered

  • Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ
  • By: Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
  • Narrated by: Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
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    5 out of 5 stars 153
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    5 out of 5 stars 154

Before you can resolve the issues of our day, you must be able to clarify them. Terms like same-sex marriage, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gay Christian are parts of daily discourse, yet enormous controversy surrounds them. They are the stuff of news headlines and vitriolic social media posts. But they also reflect stirrings of the heart in real people with real questions and concerns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read.

  • By Anonymous User on 08-05-15

Butterfield hits the nail on the head again

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Reviewed: 05-23-16

Anyone could say it, but few speak it with her voice... or from standing in her shoes. Stepping in where she left off in her last book, she speaks more to several of her previous points, with a special emphasis to things pertaining to Christian community.

  • Jayber Crow

  • By: Wendell Berry
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
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    5 out of 5 stars 478
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 478

Surrounded by his friends and neighbors, he is both participant and witness as the community attempts to transcend its own decline. And meanwhile Jayber learns the art of devotion and that a faithful love is its own reward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book about heaven... "a good thing that came"

  • By Nathan on 10-25-11

I don't even know how to review this

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Reviewed: 03-23-16

Such a unique book is hard to review. My first way this book leaves me staggering is... How is this possibly a work of fiction? It puts Downton Abbey to shame in historical details, or at least believable made up details. To get into this mans head, from his theology, to his love for a woman he could never pursue, to the in depth analysis of the lives of the others from this small town, just to name a few... I simply can't fathom how the author does it. Ways I am changed by this book: I will never again make assumptions that a quiet person who avoids debate has little internal debate and is in fact simple minded. I am more passionate that ever that every way I allow technological or methodological advances enter my life, I will scan it with more skepticism the it is really such a life improver. I will think of my quiet time in nature as less of a luxury and more a necessity. I will treat people with differing theology with more grace and respect. And I am in awe of how much beauty can be found in what we reformers will call "common grace". In his overdriving sin of coveting what was not his to have there was a clearly lesser sin than that of the husband who could not appreciate what he had. That is is not always true, but in this case I think it is fair to say. My wife can't handle books of this slow pace, but if you like me enjoy this sort of vicarious living in a simpler time, gobble this book up like I did.

  • North! Or Be Eaten!

  • By: Andrew Peterson
  • Narrated by: Peter Sandon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 447
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
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    5 out of 5 stars 402

Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby thought they were normal children with normal lives and a normal past. But now they know they're really the Lost Jewels of Anniera, heirs to a legendary kingdom across the sea, and suddenly everyone wants to kill them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling hero epic

  • By Greg and Sara Masarik on 03-17-16

We're so hooked! Back the Kickstarter to make these books into movies!

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Reviewed: 03-07-16

Great work Andrew Peterson! My daughter and I devoured all 4 books. Great for anyone who liked Narnia.

  • 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 770
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675

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

If you like Narnia...

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Reviewed: 03-05-16

Buy this and surrender to the same fixation to the series you felt when you picked up your first chronicles book. I dare say this series may be as good.

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