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  • Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls

  • Bassam, Book 1
  • By: Paul B. Skousen
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 478

This is the story of the last holder of the scrolls, an old chief named Zafir. Worried that his life was nearly spent, Zafir chose young Bassam to be his heir to the scrolls. Was Bassam ready? To prove the young man Zafir took him on a caravan trek with the intent of teaching him the scrolls. And then, partway into the trip, a startling surprise changed everything. The scrolls are timeless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't get out of my car

  • By Freedom on 12-04-14

Superb!

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

Reviewed: 12-25-14

If you could sum up Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls in three words, what would they be?

Indiana Jones on camels

What did you like best about this story?

The history. As a a novice/hobby historian, I appreciated the history and well researched facts of the novel.

What about Mark Deakins’s performance did you like?

I felt like I was watching a movie while listening to this book. The time flew by!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

In a world where the sands never end, a love never dies, and murder is a step behind, find Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book. It is difficult to nail down these questions and give a single answer because I loved so much of this book. i am really looking forward to the next one.

19 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • The Real Story of Christmas

  • By: W. Cleon Skousen
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

In an era when Christmas is often portrayed as little more than a celebration of consumerism, many Christians are searching for a way to offer a deeper appreciation of the holiday to their children and family. New York Times Best Selling Author W. Cleon Skousen's The Real Story of Christmas reconnects the reader with what Christmas is supposed to be about: peace, goodwill, and the story of Jesus Christ. Skousen breathes new life into the Nativity story, with ample political and historical context.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Christmas Spirit

  • By Mr. Mitt on 11-20-14

The History of Christmas

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

Reviewed: 12-25-14

Where does The Real Story of Christmas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the best Christmas books that really captures the reason for the season.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Real Story of Christmas?

The season is all about Jesus

Have you listened to any of Mark Deakins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Mark is really one of the best.

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

The humble beginning of Jesus.

Any additional comments?

This book is a new tradition in our family.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • True Stories from the Files of the FBI

  • By: W. Cleon Skousen
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Be the FBI Agent in training under J. Edgar Hoover and run the gauntlet of Machinegun Kelly, Baby Face Nelson, and the Barker Karpis Gang. Step back into downtown Chicago of the 1930s and retrace the steps of some of America's most notorious mobsters. True Stories from the Files of the FBI was written by W. Cleon Skousen under the direct supervision of Mr. Hoover himself. These first-hand accounts of actual "do or die" situations were used for decades to train thousands of FBI agents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating and enlightening American history!

  • By Inspector on 08-27-14

Details I never knew!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-14

What did you love best about True Stories from the Files of the FBI?

These stories told the "behind" story of what really happened in these gangster stories. We all know the general story but these stories filled in details. The stories were told in such a way that I really felt involved in the story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of True Stories from the Files of the FBI?

This book makes me want to learn more about other cases and situations.

What does Corey M. Snow bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A level of drama I wasn't expecting. Excellent rendition and enjoyable to listen to. The information for the most part is delivered in story form and just catches your interest.

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

Nothing particularly "wrong". The narrator does pronounce the word penitentiary in what I thought was an odd way... but this wasn't wrong... just different.

Any additional comments?

Only other comment is that the audible announcement of the chapters did not coincide with the visual chapter heading.on my tablet. Thru me off a bit. All in all this was a very intriguing book and very well delivered. I'm glad I listened to it and would like to perhaps see another book offered along the same lines! Well done!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful