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  • The Rise of the Wyrm Lord

  • The Door Within Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Wayne Thomas Batson
  • Narrated by: Wayne Thomas Batson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Who will survive the rise of the Wyrm Lord? Dark rumors have surfaced that Paragor is seeking the ancient Wyrm Lord to crush Alleble and finally take the crown for himself. When Aidan Thomas’ new friend—bright headstrong Antoinette Reed—is called to The Realm, Aidan solicits her help to rescue his best friend. But will Antoinette follow the one true king. . . or the evil Paragor?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Abrupt

  • By Brian Clear on 01-05-19

Abrupt

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

The ending was abrupt. It was sort of a cliff hanger, encouraging the reader to read the next installment.

  • Our Mutual Friend

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: David Timson
  • Length: 36 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630

A mysterious boatman on the Thames, a drowned heir, a dustman and his wife, and a host of other Dickens characters populate this novel of relationships between the classes, money, greed, and love. The 58 characters are presented with remarkable clarity by David Timson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Masterpiece

  • By A. Millard on 11-13-07

Enjoyed the 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: 12-11-18

I love this story. The reader expressed the characters very well. I have read this book and watched the movie adaptation several times. I'm thankful to Charles Dickens for writing it.

  • To Be Where You Are

  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753

Millions of Karon fans will be thrilled that it's life as usual in the wildly popular Mitford series: A beloved town character lands a front-page obituary, but who was it, exactly, who died? And what about the former mayor, born the year Lindbergh landed in Paris, who's still running for office? All this, of course, is but a feather on the wind compared to Muse editor J. C. Hogan's desperate attempts to find a cure for his marital woes. Will it be high-def TV or his pork chop marinade?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Series & Narrator Ever!

  • By Renee on 08-06-18

good 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: 11-01-18

As usual, another great addition to the Mitford series. I don't know if Jan Karon will write another. But if she does, I hope I get to read it or listen to it.

  • Heavenly Man

  • The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun
  • By: Brother Yun
  • Narrated by: Cristofer Jean
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 684

The dramatic autobiography of one of China's dedicated, courageous, and intensely persecuted house church leaders. This is the gripping story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan province and placed him on the front line for Jesus, in the face of impossible odds. Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to focus on the character and beauty of Jesus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, one of my old time favorites.

  • By Jeanne on 12-03-09

A Challenge to the Western Church

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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: 10-19-18

I will listen to this again. This book draws fixed attention to the difference between what we think is important and what God thinks is important. Is it possible for us to think that it is God who is, on purpose, allowing us to be suffer? Brother Yun portrays himself as prone to pride and stubbornness, receiving grace and mercy from the Lord along with correction. An amazing book.

  • The Outline of History

  • Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind
  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
  • Length: 44 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Having coined the phrase "the war that will end war," H. G. Wells was disillusioned by the World War I peace settlement. Convinced that humanity needed to awaken to the instability of the world order and remember lessons from the past, the author of science-fiction classics set out to write about history. Wells hoped to remind mankind of its common past, provide it with a basis for international patriotism, and guide it to renounce war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By Adam on 03-07-12

Hope

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-18

It gave me a lot to think about. Despite the content of his Outline of History, Wells closes with hope for the future. However, I don't he would be surprised that the hope remains unfulfilled.

  • At Home in Mitford

  • A Novel
  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,636

It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's 60 years old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Sara on 01-29-14

Encouraging and inspiring

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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: 11-17-17

This story encourages me to persevere in the faith. It inspires me to take risks of relationship.