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  • The Masterpiece

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,621

A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want - money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman's past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn't know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist - an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Did not realize this was religious....

  • By Amanda on 05-08-18

Another inspiring tale by Francine

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

She’s done it again! I love how Francine develops characters that teach and inspire me in my Christian journey. And with such interesting and entertaining storylines. Hated when I had to pause my listening! My husband was even captivated by the story and finished it before I did!

  • Hartford

  • Keepers of the Ring, Book 3
  • By: Angela Hunt
  • Narrated by: Tim Danko
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Daniel hated his brother. He knew it was wrong; knew his parents would be grieved if they discovered what was in his heart. But he had his fill of living in Taregan's shadow… Taregan the bold, the athletic, the courageous. How Daniel despised him! His only hope was to somehow escape Taregan and the life he'd always known. Then British soldiers arrive, bringing with them the perfect opportunity, which Daniel accepts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting story if you can endure the reader

  • By Julie on 03-31-17

Exciting story if you can endure the reader

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

Reviewed: 03-31-17

Unfortunately, as others have said, the reading is very stilted and unnatural and can ruin the experience. But if you're patient and really want to hear a great story, then speed it up to 1.25 and it will be worth it.

  • God's Smuggler

  • By: Brother Andrew
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 897
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 903

This best seller tells of the young Dutch factory worker's incredible efforts to transport Bibles across closed borders - and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way. Brother Andrew's story remains as inspiring today as it was 35 years ago, and with this new release, it will motivate a whole new generation to risk everything to follow God's call.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A True Inspiration... Must-Read Classic!

  • By Joshua on 06-05-12

Inspiring life

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

If you need some inspiration in your life and some evidence that God is at work in the small and big things of this world, listen to this account. You will learn of a simple man's life totally devoted to the adventure of following God whole heartedly and you'll possibly never see the world the same.
This narrator was one of the most excellent readers I've experienced. Flawless and very enjoyable to listen to.

  • Come Unto Me

  • The Kingdom and the Crown, Book 2
  • By: Gerald N. Lund
  • Narrated by: Larry A. McKeever
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 223

Jesus of Nazareth's announcement that he is the Messiah has blazed through Jerusalem and the surrounding countryside like wildfire. As he travels through Galilee, the crowds follow him, witnessing miracles and healings. Jesus teaches the parable of the lost sheep and the return of the prodigal son. He walks on the water. But discipleship to Jesus the Messiah has come at a high price for both Simeon and Miriam.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story!

  • By Julie on 09-30-16

Good story!

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

Reviewed: 09-30-16

I was excited to find Gerald Lund's 2nd book in the series become available since I'd enjoyed the characters and the story of his first one, Fishers of Men. I love reading stories that help my understanding of what it may have been like to be living when Jesus lived, so it doesn't have to be a great story for me to enjoy it. It was an interesting story because of the variety of characters and perspectives so I did enjoy it.
I appreciate Lund's expressed attempt to be accurate to the text. However, in this quest, he chose to quote from the King James Version when Jesus speaks. That really bothered me because I'm pretty sure they did not speak 16th century English in those days, and it makes Jesus' conversations with ordinary people sound so stilted and formal instead of casual and natural, which is much more likely.
This is not my favorite narrator because he also speaks unnaturally... Very slow and deliberate, with long pauses, even in casual conversations. He has a nice reading voice to listen too, but I didn't like the way he did character voices, especially women and villains.

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  • Soul Keeping

  • Caring for the Most Important Part of You
  • By: John Ortberg
  • Narrated by: Tommy Cresswell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503

The health of your soul isn't just a matter of saved or unsaved. It's the hinge on which the rest of your life hangs. Best-selling author John Ortberg presents another classic that will help you discover your soul - the most important connection to God there is - and find your way out of the spiritual shallow-lands to true divine depth. With characteristic insight and an accessible story-filled approach, Ortberg brings practicality and relevance to one of Christianity's most mysterious and neglected topics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dallas Willard for Dummies

  • By Marty Villa on 06-29-15

Starts slow, ends well

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

Reviewed: 09-24-15

I felt like the beginning took a long time establishing "what is the soul," but maybe that was helpful for some.
Last half was excellent and inspiring.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful