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  • Leaving

  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: Judy Young, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

The Bailey Flanigan series begins with Bailey leaving Bloomington for the adventure of a lifetime. She has won an audition for the ensemble of a Broadway musical in New York City. She's determined to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but is she really ready to leave family and friends for the loneliness of the city? And what of Cody? His disappearance has her worried about their future and praying that their love can survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Leaving

  • By Justcruisinmom on 05-22-11

For adolescent reading.

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

Reviewed: 03-17-14

What would have made Leaving better?

It was like reading the diary of a junior high or highschooler, trying to figure out her adolescent years. Way too emotional in her dilemmas, even though it presents biblical values in decision making. "Overworked", as described by another reviewer. Not for me either.

Has Leaving turned you off from other books in this genre?

I enjoyed the "Tuesday morning" series. I won't finish this book or the series.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

One of the narrators had a very annoying and childlike voice and intonation - usually speaking for Bailey. This probably added to me impatience with the story line.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Ashley's story line was much more interesting and I don't know how it turns out unless I finish the book. It would be easy to recommend this to my junior high niece.

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  • The Twelfth Imam

  • A Novel
  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410

Tensions are rising in the Middle East. Iran’s president vows to annihilate the United States and Israel. Israel’s prime minister says someone must hit Iran’s nuclear sites “before it’s too late.” The American president warns against a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities and says negotiations are the key to finding peace. And amid it all, rumors are swirling throughout the region of a mysterious religious cleric claiming to be the Islamic messiah.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An almost perfect book, with one caveat

  • By Mike From Mesa on 02-26-13

Didn't want to stop the car!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-13

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

Absolutely! This follows the actual events around the new movie, Argo, which I've not seen yet. The reader's accents were amazing and the pace kept the story moving. My husband and I didn't want to stop driving while listening on a long trip. He weaves the historical events while developing the characters, making them very believable with a Christian perspective.

What other book might you compare The Twelfth Imam to and why?

It is classified as historical fiction, but it reminds me of listening to No Easy Day, minus the colorful language.

Any additional comments?

The author has a great understanding of the the Middle East, Islam and Christianity, and the religious and political influences in the cultures, revealing the challenges that apply to current events.

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