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  • Paul

  • A Biography
  • By: N. T. Wright
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676

In this definitive biography, renowned Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and best-selling author N. T. Wright offers a radical look at the apostle Paul, illuminating the humanity and remarkable achievements of this intellectual who invented Christian theology - transforming a faith and changing the world. For centuries, Paul, the apostle who "saw the light on the Road to Damascus" and made a miraculous conversion from zealous Pharisee persecutor to devoted follower of Christ, has been one of the church's most widely cited saints.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Different type of writing for Wright is helpful

  • By Adam Shields on 04-25-18

Suburb

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Reviewed: 12-12-18

Classic Wright: easy to read, insight and thought provoking. Nothing new here in terms of theological positions or thematic emphases that you won't find in his more technical literature. But this more than any other book on Paul I've read really helps put a human perspective on the inimitable Apostle to the Gentiles.

  • The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague

  • By: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009

Many of us know the Black Death as a catastrophic event of the medieval world. But the Black Death was arguably the most significant event in Western history, profoundly affecting every aspect of human life, from the economic and social to the political, religious, and cultural. In its wake the plague left a world that was utterly changed, forever altering the traditional structure of European societies and forcing a rethinking of every single system of Western civilization: food production and trade, the church, political institutions, law, art, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • informative, interesting, well organized

  • By Tricia Munter on 06-12-16

Very insightful

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-18

A tad repetitive at times, but well researched and well presented. This course will have you thinking very sobering and important questions. The biblical book of Ecclesiastes would make a good next read in light of this subject.

  • A Little History of Economics

  • By: Niall Kishtainy
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

What causes poverty? Are economic crises inevitable under capitalism? Is government intervention in an economy a helpful approach or a disastrous idea? The answers to such basic economic questions matter to everyone, yet the unfamiliar jargon and math of economics can seem daunting. This clear, accessible, and even humorous book is ideal for young listeners new to economics and to all listeners who seek a better understanding of the full sweep of economic history and ideas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Biggest big ideas, paced nicely in history stories

  • By Philo on 06-20-18

Excellent brief overview

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Reviewed: 10-19-18

I knew next to nothing about economic theory and found this book to be very helpful, thought-provoking and understandable.

  • Whatever the Cost

  • Facing Your Fears, Dying to Your Dreams, and Living Powerfully
  • By: David Benham, Jason Benham
  • Narrated by: David Benham, Jason Benham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 119

This book follows the story of highly motivated and entrepreneurial twin brothers David and Jason Benham, from their formative years and ventures into professional baseball to their rise as owners of a multimillion-dollar business empire and securing an HGTV reality series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I read this year.

  • By Karisa R. Guerra on 12-03-15

This one is worth your time

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Reviewed: 10-08-18

This is easily the top book I have enjoyed the year. Funny. Real. Deep. Challenging. Highly recommended!

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,072
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,554

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Fascinating

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Reviewed: 09-13-18

a scattering of stories and applications of the big data with regard particularly weather patterns.

  • In the Hall of the Dragon King

  • Dragon King Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Stephen R. Lawhead
  • Narrated by: Tim Gregory
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 222

A kingdom hangs in the balance as Quentin begins his quest. Carrying a sealed message from the Dragon King, Quentin and his outlaw companion, Theido, plunge headlong into a fantastic odyssey that leads them throughout Mensandor. Danger lurks at every turn: from the brutal terrain to deadly encounters with both humans and creatures of unknown origins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterful epic!

  • By James on 10-14-14

a very generic story if decently told

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-18

The story kept my interest but nothing was particularly surprising or original. There were a few special moments when Quinton encounters the one true God. But overall I did not find myself much caring for the characters. The enemies felt very generic and one dimensional. Everything resolves very tidely quickly at the end. Overall, just ok. Probably good for junior readers.

  • Superintelligence

  • Paths, Dangers, Strategies
  • By: Nick Bostrom
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,796
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,468
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,444

Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become extremely powerful - possibly beyond our control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Colossus: The Forbin Project is coming

  • By Gary on 09-12-14

You owe it to yourself to read it

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

I see why so many have recommended this book. It's an important contribution to the field. My impression is that the first 3/4 were stronger than the last quarter but maybe that's because in groping for possible ways forward the differences between my (Christian) worldview and the author's were felt more acutely.

IA is a topic that has fascinated me for several years, and this book brought a number of points to the table I have not given thought to previously.

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  • The Pilgrim's Progress

  • By: John Bunyan
  • Narrated by: Max McLean
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

Few books besides the Bible have been translated, printed, and read as often as The Pilgrim's Progress. John Bunyan's classic allegory of Christian, the Pilgrim, on his perilous journey to the Celestial City has touched hearts and minds for more than 300 years, and still the demand continues.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A well read update of the classic

  • By William on 12-23-08

Better with Every ReRead!

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Reviewed: 06-27-18

Such an amazingly well done work. No wonder some, like Surgeon, read it every year.

  • How to Lead When You're Not in Charge

  • Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority
  • By: Clay Scroggins
  • Narrated by: Clay Scroggins, Gabe Wicks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,452
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,303
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,292

Every leader, young or old, resonates with the dead-end feeling of not being in charge. Too often the lack of authority paralyzes leaders, leaving them believing they must wait to be in charge until they can lead. One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead. Great leaders don't buy it. Great leaders lead with or without the authority to lead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wasn't what I expected, but pleasantly surprised.

  • By Wade on 11-04-18

Helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-31-18

Though a Christan myself, I found I'm not really into the author's hip Christian style. But I did find the message of the book thoughtful. Definitely will mark my thinking of how to leverage my current influence to lead others well whatever my official position.

  • Case for Christ, Revised & Updated

  • A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Lee Strobel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,611
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,451
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,446

Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like: How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Jeff Wedding on 09-07-17

a nice easy-to-follow summary Christian apologetic

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-18

While the author addresses this concern at the end of the book interview, I still felt like his case would have been stronger if he had interviewed critics other than himself. Overall though, I think it was very well done and helpful.