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  • Marriage: Small Steps, Big Rewards

  • By: Ray Guarendi Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Dr. Ray Guarendi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Marriage expert Dr. Ray Guarendi has counseled enough couples to know that building a better relationship with your spouse doesn't mean learning exotic new communication techniques or rearranging your lifestyle. In fact, a few of his ten "small steps" are lessons you learned in grade school, such as: say "I'm sorry"; listen a minute; make a list; use your manners. Plus, with his "resistance rationales," Doctor Ray helps you overcome any reluctance you might feel to taking these small steps.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for rough spots, or great marriages

  • By Albert Anderson on 12-29-18

Good marriages will benefit, too!

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Reviewed: 05-16-18

What a wonderful book on small steps to strengthen any marriage! I have already put a couple of Dr. Ray's ideas to work with positive results. I really appreciated Dr. Ray delivering his advice himself, lending his special blend if wry with and humorous observations to the mix. I highly recommend this book.

  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

  • By: John Boyne
  • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,623
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304

The story of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some information about the audiobook, but in this case we think that would spoil the listening. We think it's important that you start to listen without knowing what it is about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal! 5 stars is nowhere near enough.

  • By Simone on 02-23-17

Wonderful book!

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Reviewed: 05-07-18

Excellent narration makes the characters in this book come alive! I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to better understand human nature.

  • Lessons in Hope

  • My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II
  • By: George Weigel
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 66

In Lessons in Hope, George Weigel tells the story of his unique friendship with St. John Paul II. As Weigel learns the pope "from inside", he also offers a firsthand account of the tumult of post-Vatican II Catholicism and the Cold War's endgame, introducing listeners to the heroes who brought down European communism. Later, he shows us the aging pope grappling with the post-9/11 world order and teaching new lessons in dignity through his own suffering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of Lesson’s in Hope

  • By Anonymous User on 11-26-17

A Window into the Person of St. John Paul

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Reviewed: 04-01-18

This is a wonderful book, well written and well read! I feel like I have gotten to know Pope John Paul II as a person and a priest, as well as Pope. I am very glad to have read Lessons in Hope, and I hope to read more of George Weigel's books in the future.

  • Theology of the Body in Simple Language

  • By: Pope John Paul II
  • Narrated by: Adam Nona
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

This book paraphrases 86 of Pope John Paul II's talks on the theology of the body in easy-to-understand English.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good for the basics (perhaps not the best)

  • By Héctor Guillermo Muñoz on 11-20-17

That Was Great!

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Reviewed: 03-04-18

Everybody should read this! Everybody! It would help them understand that there's so much depth to life and that God made man and woman to be people made in His image.

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  • Eat Fat, Get Thin

  • Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health with Nutrigenomics
  • By: Mark Hyman
  • Narrated by: Mark Hyman
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the immense health and weight-loss benefits of a high-fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, oils, avocados, and other delicious super-foods.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible recording

  • By Jennifer B on 05-30-17
  • Eat Fat, Get Thin
  • Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health with Nutrigenomics
  • By: Mark Hyman
  • Narrated by: Mark Hyman

Enlightening!

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Reviewed: 06-30-17

Such an interesting approach to healing! Dr. Hyman information about the healing power of fat turns the prevailing paradigm on its head!

  • Saints Who Battled Satan

  • Seventeen Holy Warriors Who Can Teach You How to Fight the Good Fight and Vanquish Your Ancient Enemy
  • By: Paul Thigpen Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Kevin O'Brien
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

The war is on. The Devil plots to defeat you. Meet some battle-tested warriors who fight at your side. Satan is real. He's a formidable foe who wants to snatch us away from God, and the thought of doing battle with him can seem daunting. Even so, the saints who have gone before us have engaged the Devil, armed with the power of Christ and emerged victorious! These fellow warriors in heaven now fight on our behalf.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great. Book for spiritual Growth

  • By Cesar Bran on 07-18-17

Important spiritual information!

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Reviewed: 05-11-17

This book contains vital information for victory in the battle against Satan and all evil spirits!

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  • Holding Jesus

  • Reflections on Mary, the Mother of God
  • By: Alfred McBride O.Praem.
  • Narrated by: Alfred McBride O.Praem.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Deepen your devotion to the Blessed Mother with this unique look at Mary’s relationship with her son throughout Jesus’ life - and beyond. Fr. McBride invites us to know Mary not only as the young mother of a newborn but also as the nurturer and caretaker of her son through his adolescence and into his adult ministry. We see Mary in grief at Christ’s death, and we meet her as the mother of the infant Church at Pentecost. These 42 reflections help us understand the whole picture of Mary as a mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holding Jesus

  • By Butch Fernando on 02-02-16

Beautiful Reflections!

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Reviewed: 03-16-17

Such a peaceful and poignant presentation on Mother Mary's life, personality, and mission. I was especially touched by the author's reflection on Mary walking the road to Calvary with Jesus.

  • Son of Hamas

  • A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices
  • By: Mosab Hassan Yousef
  • Narrated by: Mosab Hassan Yousef
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 757
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 753

Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status...and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very insightful look at the underbelly of Hamas.

  • By C,L, Richey on 05-05-14

Enlightening!

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Reviewed: 02-06-17

After reading this book, I understand the situation in the Middle East much better than before. Yousef's story is indeed gripping, but also inspiring to me as a Christian. I will pray for Mosab, as he asked, and I pray that I may be as authentic in my Christianity as he has been.

  • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

  • A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
  • By: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Narrated by: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,059
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,549
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    5 out of 5 stars 5,537

Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi's inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Brandon on 09-09-14

Revealing!

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Reviewed: 01-30-17

As a Christian, I found this book to contain valuable instruction on both Islam and Christianity. I originally bought the paperback book, but then bought the audiobook as well, so that I could finish the book more quickly. I'm glad I did because the narrator's pronunciation of foreign words and his tone of voice added so much to the story.

  • The Upside of Irrationality

  • The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home
  • By: Dan Ariely
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 788

In his groundbreaking book Predictably Irrational, social scientist Dan Ariely revealed the multiple biases that lead us into making unwise decisions. Now, in The Upside of Irrationality, he exposes the surprising negative and positive effects irrationality can have on our lives. Focusing on our behaviors at work and in relationships, he offers new insights and eye-opening truths about what really motivates us on the job.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first

  • By Stephen on 06-20-10

Intriguing!

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Reviewed: 01-17-17

I found the author's observations of irrational human behavior enlightening. I loved the narrator's accent, too!