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  • What the Qur'an Meant

  • And Why It Matters
  • By: Garry Wills
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Garry Wills has spent a lifetime thinking and writing about Christianity. In What the Qur'an Meant, Wills invites listeners to join him as he embarks on a timely and necessary reconsideration of the Qur'an, leading us through perplexing passages with insight and erudition. What does the Qur'an actually say about veiling women? Does it justify religious war? There was a time when ordinary Americans did not have to know much about Islam. That is no longer the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insight.

  • By Rambo on 12-04-17

Important book glad I read it

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-18

Liked intro and how made topic so relevant. Liked comparing and contrasting to Torah and gospel. Helped my understanding. Good reader very professorial sounding

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Notes on a Foreign Country

  • An American Abroad in a Post-American World
  • By: Suzy Hansen
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

In the wake of the September 11 attacks and the US-led invasion of Iraq, Suzy Hansen, who grew up in an insular conservative town in New Jersey, was enjoying early success as a journalist for a high-profile New York newspaper. Increasingly, though, the disconnect between the chaos of world events and the response at home took on pressing urgency for her. Seeking to understand the Muslim world that had been reduced to scaremongering headlines, she moved to Istanbul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST-READ for all Truth-Seeking American wh

  • By Parveen Mehdi-Newton on 12-08-17

Great insight a little too one sided

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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: 09-21-17

Yes we Americans enjoy innocence and wealth through exploitation of others. Yes we should be more empathetic and do less harm. Yes we should recognize our sordid past in more truthful manner. Still I think she needs to acknowledge some strengths in our systems and governance that slow us to correct and be less abusive than other empires
The book itself is very well written with great information on her subject

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Pursuit of Power

  • Europe: 1815-1914
  • By: Richard J. Evans
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 41 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370

Richard J. Evans's gripping narrative ranges across a century of social and national conflicts, from the revolutions of 1830 and 1848 to the unification of both Germany and Italy, from the Russo-Turkish wars to the Balkan upheavals that brought this era of relative peace and growing prosperity to an end. The first single-volume history of the century, this comprehensive and sweeping account gives the listener a magnificently human picture of Europe in the age when it dominated the rest of the globe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific comprehensive history

  • By Awake Tex on 02-02-17

Thoroughly engaging

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-17

A well organized and thoughtful overview. It gave me great insight into this period. I did not realize how ignorant I was about this time with violence and hardship beyond scale we can comprehend.
Great reader. His use of voices for historical characters brought life to the reading. The 45 hours went surprisingly fast.
I would strongly recommend for any history student and any American who wants to better understand where as well as why our ancestors left

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Widowmaker

  • A Novel
  • By: Paul Doiron
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

When a mysterious woman in distress appears outside his home, Mike Bowditch has no clue she is about to blow his world apart. Amber Langstrom is beautiful, damaged, and hiding a secret with a link to his past. She claims her son, Adam, is a wrongfully convicted sex offender who has vanished from a brutal work camp in the high timber around the Widowmaker Ski Resort. She also claims that Adam Langstrom is the illegitimate son of Jack Bowditch, Mike's dead and diabolical father. He is the half brother Mike never knew he had.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Never attempt a Maine accent!!

  • By Jill Lectka on 07-13-16

More great Maine characters

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

Reviewed: 07-04-16

Can't wait for next installment. Mike continues to grow as person. He continues to find interesting people to interact with. And the story continues to be fast paced exciting and unpredictable like a good mystery should.