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  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26,204
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,817
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,765

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

excellent

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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: 06-10-18

I loved this book. I've listened to it twice and enjoyed it both times. the author does an amazing job of building anticipation and keeping the reader engaged in the story.

  • Whisper

  • How to Hear the Voice of God
  • By: Mark Batterson
  • Narrated by: Mark Batterson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 443

The best-selling author of Circle Maker, which helped over two million people learn to talk to God, now helps listeners learn how to listen to God. The voice that spoke the cosmos into existence is the same voice that parted the Red Sea and made the sun stand still in the midday sky. One day this voice will make all things new, but it's also speaking to you now!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • God inspired!

  • By KatyE3 on 10-30-17

A life changing text

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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: 11-29-17

I wish this book would have been written years ago. I think it would have saved me some stress and endless searching. Mark has clarified and strengthened the art of listening to God. this should be on everyone's gift giving list!

  • All Things New

  • Heaven, Earth, and the Restoration of Everything You Love
  • By: John Eldredge
  • Narrated by: John Eldredge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 247

This revolutionary book about our future is based on the simple idea that, according to the Bible, heaven is not our eternal home - the New Earth is. As Jesus says in the Gospel of Matthew, the next chapter of our story begins with "the renewal of all things", by which he means the Earth we love in all its beauty, our own selves, and the things that make for a rich life: music, art, food, laughter, and all that we hold dear. Everything shall be renewed "when the world is made new".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning!

  • By peggy rundell on 10-04-17

What a refreshing journey into Heaven, a blessing.

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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: 10-20-17

what a refreshing and blessed journey to Heaven. In a world where hope seems unobtainable, John has given us a vision of hope.

  • Take Me With You

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,786

August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his 19-year-old son died. Every year he’s spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Philip’s ashes instead. An unexpected twist of fate lands August with two extra passengers for his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go. What none of them could have known was how transformative both the trip - and the bonds that develop between them- would prove....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping, brilliantly heartwarming,thoughtful!

  • By Jeffrey on 07-25-14

excellent story

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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: 08-21-17

From the beginning, this story was enthralling. The characters are believable and relatable. I see myself in many of them and I enjoyed the unfolding story.

  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

  • A Novel
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,292

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is 77 years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus crazy. She is also Elsa's best and only friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For those who are "different" only! Quirky & sweet

  • By Catherine on 05-18-16

excellent

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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: 07-22-17

Thoroughly enjoyed this story. the narration was a pleasure to listen to. It has become a favorite summer read.

  • Ordinary Grace

  • By: William Kent Krueger
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,267

Award-winning author William Kent Krueger has gained an immense fan base for his Cork O’Connor series. In Ordinary Grace, Krueger looks back to 1961 to tell the story of Frank Drum, a boy on the cusp of manhood. A typical 13-year-old with a strong, loving family, Frank is devastated when a tragedy forces him to face the unthinkable - and to take on a maturity beyond his years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Wonderful - In Every Way

  • By tooonce72 on 03-29-13

wonderful story

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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: 07-03-17

I enjoyed this story from start to finish. There is a captivity of words that the author possesses to keep the reader excited for the next chapter. I felt close to the characters and began seeing them throughout the story as real.

  • Peace Like a River

  • By: Leif Enger
  • Narrated by: Chad Lowe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680

The quiet 1960s midwestern life of the Land family is upended when son Davy kills two marauders who have come to harm the family. The morning of his sentencing, Davy (a hero to some, a cold-blooded murderer to others) escapes from his cell, and the Lands set out in search of him. Their journey is touched by serendipity and the kindness of strangers, and they cover territory even more extraordinary than the Badlands, where they search for Davy from their Airstream trailer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Poetic Coming Of Age Story

  • By Menno on 06-11-08

excellent story

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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: 01-14-17

I enjoyed this story from the beginning to the last word. The author quickly develops a sense of expectation and wonder and maintains that throughout the story.

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  • The Gifts of Imperfection

  • Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,578

Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buy 'The Power of Vulnerability' Instead!

  • By tracy on 08-17-14

excellent nonfiction read!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-16

I enjoyed listening to this text as it delved into my life and struggles. Inspirational!