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  • Blue Like Jazz

  • Non-Religious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
  • By: Donald Miller
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554

In Donald Miller's early years, he was vaguely familiar with a distant God. But when he came to know Jesus Christ, he pursued the Christian life with great zeal. Within a few years he had a successful ministry that ultimately left him feeling empty, burned out, and, once again, far away from God. In this intimate, soul-searching account, Miller describes his remarkable journey back to a culturally relevant, infinitely loving God.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what you think....

  • By D. Knight on 01-04-15

Good book but not up to expectation

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If you're looking for explicit guidance this is the book for you. I've read another Donald Miller book and I feel he presented a story and I implied spiritual guidance, which looking back I valued more.

If you’ve listened to books by Donald Miller before, how does this one compare?

I was in love with his book, "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years." Most of my friends had never read that book but had read this book and raved about this book. I don't feel this book holds a candle to a "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years."

What three words best describe Scott Brick’s voice?

I've only listened to Scott Brick in mystery murder books..... So It was a hard transition.

  • Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

  • How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity
  • By: Douglas Rushkoff
  • Narrated by: Douglas Rushkoff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed media scholar and technology author Douglas Rushkoff calls on us to abandon the monopolist, winner-takes-all values we are unwittingly embedding into the digital economy and to embrace the more distributed possibilities of these platforms. He shows how we can optimize every aspect of the economy - from central currency and debt to corporations and labor - to create sustainable prosperity for business and people alike.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Heavy on Rhetoric, Light on Facts

  • By Jonathan on 04-13-16

I liked the book but..

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

Reviewed: 06-03-16

the book was a little over my head for an audio book. I needed to take it slower which was something I didn't really want to do. I loved the stories he used to back up his information.

  • A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

  • What I Learned While Editing My Life
  • By: Donald Miller
  • Narrated by: Donald Miller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 986

Full of beautiful, heart-wrenching, and hilarious stories, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years details one man's opportunity to edit his life as if her were a character in a movie. Years after writing his best-selling memoir, Donald Miller went into a funk and spent months sleeping in and avoiding his publisher. One story had ended, and Don was unsure how to start another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story about living a story

  • By brenty on 05-09-13

I hated it until I realized I loved it.

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

Reviewed: 05-21-15

I wondered why I was reading but I couldn't put it down. I was surrounded my complex simplicity. I too wanted a better story.

  • A Long Way Gone

  • Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
  • By: Ishmael Beah
  • Narrated by: Ishmael Beah
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070

This is how wars are fought now by children, hopped up on drugs, and wielding AK-47s. In the more than 50 violent conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But it is rare to find a first-person account from someone who endured this hell and survived. In A Long Way Gone, Beah, now 26 years old, tells a riveting story in his own words: how, at the age of 12, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Author's voice

  • By B. Bunt on 11-01-13

Excellent Read

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

Reviewed: 10-03-13

Where does A Long Way Gone rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A Long Way Gone is among the top 20 Audiobooks I've heard.

What other book might you compare A Long Way Gone to and why?

Pertaining to the corrupt use of power and the effects of agency I would say Killing Pablo was another captivating book describing evil.

Which character – as performed by Ishmael Beah – was your favorite?

Nurse Esther was the most inspiring character who brought Ishmael back through love.

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