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Craig Bell

San Antonio, TX USA
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Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again audiobook cover art

Well written and great narration

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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: 07-10-18

Walking the road to a better understanding of possibly why there can be contradictions in a book we rely on to grow our faith.

Thanks, Obama audiobook cover art

As good as it could be

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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: 04-13-18

Authors reading is the finishing touch. He writes well with a great sense of humor.

The Road to Character audiobook cover art

Something you should send your friends and family

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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: 10-10-17

It's about possibly changing what's important in your life... your resume or your legacy. David Brook's introduction is a great start, but the stories that follow are worth your study.

The Prodigal God audiobook cover art

Different perspective

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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: 03-16-16

Heard this story many many times. Never thought of it as Rev Keller did. Makes sense. Enjoy.

The War That Forged a Nation audiobook cover art

As good as it gets!

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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: 09-11-15

Narration excellent. Much information new to me about the war itself. All new to me about reconstruction and the impact that does still have its effect today. The new round of "voting restriction laws " is a replay of reconstruction times.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

To Kill a Mockingbird audiobook cover art

Harper Lee Wrote so Sissy Spacek could narrate it.

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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: 07-12-14

Would you listen to To Kill a Mockingbird again? Why?

Over and over. The writer and the reader.. As I said -- they were made for each other.

What other book might you compare To Kill a Mockingbird to and why?

The Help... Story of the South... as the South began to accept change.

What does Sissy Spacek bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her understanding of the book and the time it depicts... and her raw talent ... all come together.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

There is a film, but it should be remade with more of the story depicted... It would win all the Academy Awards... I guarantee!

Any additional comments?

Don't miss this book....

6 of 12 people found this review helpful

The Bully Pulpit audiobook cover art

Doris Goodwin - at her best

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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: 12-27-13

Where does The Bully Pulpit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 3

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bully Pulpit?

Listening to the breakup and reuniting of Taft and Roosevelt

Which character – as performed by Edward Herrmann – was your favorite?

Teddy Roosevelt

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Roosevelt returned from Africa to discover Taft had let him down.

Any additional comments?

It's history that hasn't been told before. And no one can write history better than Doris Kearns Goodwin. Talking about a "progressive" Republican. Fighting some of the same battles being fought today.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Fairy Tale Interrupted audiobook cover art

Behind the scenes with JFK,Jr.

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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: 08-13-12

If you could sum up Fairy Tale Interrupted in three words, what would they be?

Loving your boss

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fairy Tale Interrupted?

When he was moving her to his office personally

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and we did... on the road with my wife.

Any additional comments?

Thanks to her for sharing.

Gold audiobook cover art

Entertaining 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: 08-13-12

Would you listen to Gold again? Why?

My wife and I listened on a road trip. I didn't know how much she was enjoying till I offered to finish it and move on to another choice. Then we both agreed it was a good story, well told, and entertaining to the end. My wife and I don't often agree that much.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A good look at the price of a gold medal.

Shadow Elite audiobook cover art
  • Shadow Elite
  • How the World's New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government and the Free Market
  • By: Janine Wedel
  • Narrated by: Janine Wedel

Watergate in 2010

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-10

In today's environment, it is easy to use fear to mount campaigns to ease those fears. The author helped me understand how people whose name may or may note be known can have power that reshapes a country, namely, the United States of America. To justify a greater and greater military-industrial complex, even a "Star Wars Defense", all you need is a small group who have found a way to have great influence on the needs of this country. I dare one to read this without wondering about our future.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful