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  • Breakthrough, Book 2
  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018

It was just one year ago that she and her team of marine biologists had stunned the world with their incredible breakthrough. And now, they were about to do it again. But an ocean away, something strange was unfolding. Along a lonely coast in South America, an experimental Russian submarine, long thought to have been dismantled, has suddenly resurfaced. And the US Navy had taken notice, sending officers John Clay and Steve Caesare to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breakthrough continues... excellent sequel!

  • By shelley on 09-10-17

Non stop action

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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: 12-06-18

Yes it is a fantasy type book but I really enjoy this far. I will be getting the next book 3 to continue in this journey. Very imaginative with just a touch of truth to make one question whether could it be possible.

  • Paul

  • A Biography
  • By: N. T. Wright
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675

In this definitive biography, renowned Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and best-selling author N. T. Wright offers a radical look at the apostle Paul, illuminating the humanity and remarkable achievements of this intellectual who invented Christian theology - transforming a faith and changing the world. For centuries, Paul, the apostle who "saw the light on the Road to Damascus" and made a miraculous conversion from zealous Pharisee persecutor to devoted follower of Christ, has been one of the church's most widely cited saints.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Different type of writing for Wright is helpful

  • By Adam Shields on 04-25-18

All about Paul

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

I ended up listening to this on faster speed and was able to comprehend all the info about Paul. You may find this beneficial as well. By the end I was at twice the speed. I didn’t really gather anything new about Paul as I have studied him in depth but good if you don’t already know this info

  • The Kremlin Conspiracy

  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914

Everything he learned to protect the president, he must use to take out theirs. With an American president distracted by growing tensions in North Korea and Iran, an ominous new threat is emerging in Moscow. A czar is rising in the Kremlin, a Russian president feverishly consolidating power, silencing his opposition, and plotting a brazen and lightning-fast military strike that could rupture the NATO alliance and bring Washington and Moscow to the brink of nuclear war. But in his blind spot is the former U.S. Secret Service agent, Marcus Ryker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding thriller

  • By DIANE M TINKLE on 03-12-18

Excellent - no cursing - highly recommend.

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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: 11-21-18

I can’t say enough good things about this story line and how close it could be to reality. Narrator Adam Gruoper was perfect for this story. And Joel Rosenberg does an amazing job weaving the story together with intense situations. I really enjoy this author who proves that a good story can be written without cursing, foul language and no sexual situations. Thank you Joel Rosenberg.

  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,224

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

Be careful with title

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-18

My mistake. I thought this would be more comedy lines but instead was a discussion between comedians and how they got their start. If you are seeking that then this is the book for you but if you wanted something to listen to don’t choose this.

  • Go Set a Watchman

  • A Novel
  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Reese Witherspoon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,912
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,878

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, best-selling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Kill A Mockingbird vs Go Set A Watchman

  • By Sara on 07-15-15

Absolutely amazing

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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: 11-01-18

Everyone should listen to this book. As amazing as “To Kill A Mockingbird”! Eye opening of the south but more so of family relationships and love. It does have some cursing so be aware if like me you cringe every time cursing comes out of a mouth.

  • Bridge to Haven

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,693

To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she' s paid to finally feel like she' s somebody. To Pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Abra will always be the little girl who stole his heart the night he found her, a wailing newborn abandoned under a bridge on the outskirts of Haven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Francine Rivers is the best for a reason.

  • By Candace on 05-06-14

Excellent story but not reader

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

This was a very good story line. I just wish there had been a different narrator. Nothing personal just couldn’t get into her voice with this excellent story.

  • The Sky Below

  • A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed
  • By: Scott Parazynski, Susy Flory
  • Narrated by: Scott Parazynski, Homer Hickam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 481
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446

An epic memoir from a man whose life is defined by exploration and innovation, The Sky Below re-creates some of the most unforgettable adventures of our time. From dramatic, high-risk spacewalks to author Scott Parazynski's death-defying quest to summit Mount Everest - his body ravaged by a career in space - listeners will experience the life of an elite athlete, physician, and explorer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of adventure

  • By C Turner on 01-11-18

EXCELLENT. A MUST LISTEN

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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: 09-04-18

I have been blown away by Scott’s life story. Totally a must listen. This is my 2nd book about an astronaut and I am amazed by their total devotion to achieve their goals of walking in space. From his school years and on he experienced so many life challenges and conquering everything he set his mind to do. Highly recommend.

  • Queen Sugar

  • A Novel
  • By: Natalie Baszile
  • Narrated by: Miriam Hyman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,054

Why exactly Charley Bordelon's late father left her eight hundred sprawling acres of sugarcane land in rural Louisiana is as mysterious as it was generous. Recognizing this as a chance to start over, Charley and her 11-year-old daughter, Micah, say good-bye to Los Angeles. They arrive just in time for growing season but no amount of planning can prepare Charley for a Louisiana that's mired in the past: as her judgmental but big-hearted grandmother tells her, cane farming is always going to be a white man's business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't think I would like it but I loved it 😊

  • By Colette M. Cummings on 12-05-16

A refreshing book

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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: 08-21-18

This book had my interest from the beginning and I would recommend it. It was a feel good story, a sad story, a happy story, and emotional. All the elements you need for a good listen. Highly recommend Ms Natalie Baszile-my first listen to her. The Narrator Miriam Hyman was perfect for the tale. Enjoy!!

  • Fearless

  • The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown
  • By: Eric Blehm
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,537
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,550

When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan - but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, "I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • These heros and their families give so much

  • By Susan on 08-13-12

Highest praise- no cursing - excellent reader

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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: 07-31-18

I literally spent the last chapter of this book in loud noisy tears!!!

I have a whole new respect for our special forces of our military (it was pretty high already). It was so refreshing to listen to an autobiography of a military nature with no cursing!! And the love he has for his wife to honor her above all else on this earth and his family and his country.

I’m an emotional wreck but loved every minute of this book.

  • Little Princes

  • One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
  • By: Conor Grennan
  • Narrated by: Conor Grennan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,907
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,653

In search of adventure, 29-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children's Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal. Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure whether he had the proper skill, or enough passion, to get involved in a developing country in the middle of a civil war. But he was soon overcome by the herd of rambunctious, resilient children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope there is a sequel!

  • By R. Cotton on 02-19-11

Stop searching and download this book

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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: 07-24-18

I am in tears over this true story. Not only is Conor and amazing young man but his story writing skills are amazing as well. I have so enjoyed listening about Nepal and the children. I had no clue! And now I know. I was also thrilled with Conor spiritual transformation. You will not regret this book