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MertonCB

Chattanooga, TN
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  • The "Bible Comes Alive" Series Album 1

  • By: Your Story Hour
  • Narrated by: Your Story Hour
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 118

Dramatized audio stories for children of all ages from the Bible. This audio covers creation and moves down through Biblical History to the time of Moses and the Israelites escape from Egypt.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great acting and story line but...

  • By MertonCB on 12-16-15

Great acting and story line but...

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

Reviewed: 12-16-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Make it into Chapters. This is no fun having to find where you left off last. Also create a track list so we can know where to find certain chapters if we want.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Another Dawn

  • By: Kathryn J. Cushman
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Critically acclaimed author Kathryn Cushman explores difficult social issues. Here, she tackles the child vaccination debate in a gripping portrait of life’s uncertainties. At her sister’s insistence, Grace Graham returns to backwoods Shoal Creek, Tennessee, with her four-year-old son in tow. As Grace struggles to reconnect with her estranged father, her unvaccinated son becomes ground-zero for a measles outbreak. But should she take her son and run—or stay and help?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! Just wow!

  • By MertonCB on 03-03-13

WOW! Just wow!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Another Dawn to be better than the print version?

I don't know, actually. This is the first book I listened to that I hadn't read yet! I'm very glad that I did!

What other book might you compare Another Dawn to and why?

There is nothing to compare it to!! I read mostly historical romances, and this was a (happy!) break from the norm.

What does Therese Plummer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The wonderful southern accents. Even though I live in a southern state, I wouldn't have read the book the same way she acted it out. I loved how in the parts that the main character became emotional, her Californian accent slipped a bit and incorporated a bit of 'southern'. It was just a brilliant performance all around.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I listened to this book mostly at work, leaving the last few hours (due to happenstance) to listen to at home. I am so glad I didn't hear the climax while at work-- If I had, I would have been very embarrassed. I was BAWLING at the climax, tears streaming down my face as I listened. It was a really great part of the story and one I want to go back and listen to again just because.

Any additional comments?

I got this audio book on a whim because I had read one of her other books (Going Amish). This book, Another Dawn, is so much deeper than the summary would have you think. It's a story of hurt, trouble, forgiveness, and love, all the while teaching you something. It laid bare the facts of a huge argument aroused by event in the book, and let you fairly see all the sides. It did have romance in it, but it's not the main focus of the story.If this story doesn't have you bawling in tears by the end of it, I'd be surprised. I loved this book and am VERY glad I got it!

  • She Walks in Beauty

  • By: Siri Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Multiple Christy Award finalist Siri Mitchell is acclaimed as one of Christian fiction’s clearest and most original voices. Set in 1890s New York City, She Walks in Beauty follows a young debutante struggling to reconcile the conflicting demands of culture, family, and love. Tasked with reeling in the city’s most eligible bachelor, Clara Carter must quickly learn to endure a corset, master the latest dances, and perfect her manners before making her social debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And Still?

  • By LikeAmazon on 02-19-14

Great book, AMAZING performance!!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Oh yes. This was my first audio book on audible, and I did NOT have high hopes. I've tried listening to audio books before (albeit only samples, but still) and with the exception of dramaticized ones, I always thought they were awful. This book proved me wrong. (I've come to realize since that I usually like the first person narratives best!) If I had any friends interested in this genre, I would practically demand that they get this audio book.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything. I love how it starts simple and frilly and spirals into depth and truth, with an amazing ending.

What does Suzy Jackson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Suzy Jackson, at least for the duration of this audio book, IS Clara Carter! Her voice, her attitude, the way she said certain things and certain parts of the book... I had a vague voice in my head when I read this book, and when I heard this audio book, it was like taking the voice out of my imagination-- only better. The way she switched from Clara to Lizzie just by making her voice sound more optimistic and lighter.... Or the old cranky aunt.... Every voice was exactly as I imagined it... Even the guys!!

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

Yes, and I've read it before!

Any additional comments?

This book is one of my favorites. When I read it in print, I knew I wouldn't forget it. It's well written, heartwarming and breaking, and the main character is so like myself... but it truly became a top favorite when I heard it, and I will always cherish this book.