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  • The Queen

  • Aretha Franklin
  • By: Mikal Gilmore
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,508
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,076
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,067

You know her voice. Now hear her story.

Audible has teamed up with Rolling Stone to produce an uncompromisingly honest Audible Original that honors the life and legacy of the incomparable Aretha Franklin. Aretha’s universal appeal was evident from the release of her first album at age 14 through her nearly 50 Top 40 hits. Yet this intimate biography reminds us that Aretha knew pain as much as she knew glory. It was the blues, residing deep within her soul, that gave way to a voice able to lift millions with a profound sense of freedom, self-worth, and undeniable talent to rise above sorrow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I learned so much

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-15-18

Gave up.

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

I love the subject. I loved my image of Aretha. She is an icon in my music and entertainment lifetime enjoyment. As a person who was watching all my 66 years I feel like I developed a fairly realistic view of talented people who give us so much pleasure by sharing their gifts. We don't really know that much, and most of the time that is a good thing because we get to mix our experiences with their art. This book doesn't help understand any more than Aretha's career progression. It seems to be only a chronology with some gingerbread sprinkles about her privileged associations and commentary from elites who certainly recognized and testified to her solid and laudable abilities. But for me, nothing new. I felt like I was reading a bandwagon account of a derivative biography.

  • The Reason for God

  • Belief in an Age of Skepticism
  • By: Timothy Keller
  • Narrated by: Timothy Keller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,135
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,102

The End of Faith. The God Delusion. God Is Not Great. Letter to a Christian Nation. Best seller lists are filled with doubters. But what happens when you actually doubt your doubts? Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics, and even ardent believers, have about religion. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unrivaled Apologetics

  • By Daniel on 05-01-13

Essential and Calmly Rational

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-29-19

Tim Keller presents perspectives to help us calmly discuss the gospel in conversation. Wonderful book.

  • How to Reverse Arthritis Naturally

  • By: John Bergman
  • Narrated by: Dr. John Bergman
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Arthritis reversal is more about human potential. On doing research for this audiobook I studied several body-building groups. I found one in Japan where the minimum age is 75 years. That's right; you have to be 75 years old to join. A lot of people think that as we age we're supposed to break down, and that's not true. If you don't drive a car, the car is going to last a long time; but if you don't drive a body, it's going to break down early. With human beings, the more we use our body, the longer it works.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • No enough information

  • By V. Bradshaw on 08-15-16

Eye Opener

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

Reviewed: 06-27-16

Loved the message. He gives reasons for examining our paradigms derived from past conventions. He goes farther to provide details and methods. I am glad I chose this book to begin a new way of looking at my health, nutrition and exercise.

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  • No Nonsense System for Building Wealth

  • Ric's Straight forward Plan for Creating and Enjoying Success
  • By: Ric Edelman
  • Narrated by: Ric Edelman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

In this program Ric debunks much of the hearsay and misconceptions in today's financial advice community and gives you solid, structured, proven financial advice to help you build a future that will give you financial peace of mind. What more could you ask for?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Little Dated Now... Overall Good Information

  • By Aden33 on 06-14-16

Genie Out Of The Bottle

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

I've read several books by Ric Edelman, and became convinced that he is bona fide because I was lucky enough to have stumbled onto his method by - luck, trial and error, or, more likely God's grace. I was able to get out of debt and build a substantial retirement savings over the years using they same principles and method he describes. I just didn't know how, not could I teach out to my kids. This allows me to pass on what I was so desperate to tell them in a thorough, eloquent, enjoyable way. Mr Edelman's method and approach is not only insightful, but is well thought out. I enjoyed his reading style and his ability to stress the important points to get his point across to his audience. The book was full of examples that didn't require me to get out my calculator or dictionary. I was delighted. Great education while driving!

  • The Lies About Money

  • Achieving Financial Security and True Wealth
  • By: Ric Edelman
  • Narrated by: Ric Edelman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Imagine being able to invest your money the same way the nation's biggest institutional investors, pension funds and endowments invest. Ric Edelman shows you how to reduce risk, lower your fees, and improve your returns, just like the professional investors who manage billions of dollars: using time-tested, proven methods based on the latest academic research.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Very Useful

  • By Mark Parinas on 04-07-15

Fundamentals!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

I did not really understand what I thought I knew. Many people talk about money in a way that assumes we already know how the financial systems work, and, at least I, was too ignorant or too proud to admit that I really didn't. Ric makes no such assumption, and gives you what you need. This is fundamental.