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Gregory J. Travassos

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The Book of the Dun Cow audiobook cover art

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-27-19

I found the story, and caracter development really well done. It was easy to listen to and I really felt immersed into the story. The only criticism that I have is that I found it hard to place the underlying meaning of the story. Its not supposed to be an allegory but with so many allegorical featuresnit was hard not to treat it as one.

The Death of Death in the Death of Christ audiobook cover art

Great book, not so much for the narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-20-19

This book makes Limited Atonement clear from both the biblical and logical perspective. He deals with the tough "all" texts too. Also it's the appropriate amount of reading the Scripture references and just referencing the verses. The narrator was rough though, mispronouncing Gospel as "gosapul"and the book of Job as "job"

The New Jim Crow audiobook cover art

I disagree with many "solutions", but still good!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

This book is eye opening to many of the injustices that exist in our society today. I enjoyed reading this even as a white conservative. I appreciate how the author is fair and even handed in assigning blame for the reason we are where we are today (even taking some herself). Although I disagree with many of her conclusions (legalizing marijuana for example), it really gets the dialogue going about where injustice exists and let's think about what we can do to eliminate it. As Dr. King stated "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere". Recommend this book to people who want to learn more about racial injustice in America.

Counterfeit Gods audiobook cover art
  • Counterfeit Gods
  • The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters
  • By: Timothy Keller
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks

Convicting book

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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: 12-27-18

Just a few minutes into the book and you'll be convicted. Another excellent work by Keller that exalts the Gospel of grace. Helpful to find idols in your own heart. Narrator was a little hard to follow at first (dry) but by the end it was no problem.

Our Savior Is Born: The Christmas Story audiobook cover art

terrible reading

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-24-18

the reading was incredibly poor. it was monotone and dry. Its not a kid friendly reading

The Warden and the Wolf King audiobook cover art

Good ending just a little short

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

This is the finale to the Wingfeather Saga and it is good. Only complaint I have is the ending feels a little abrupt, but it was still a good book. Plus if you have read the first 3 you have to read the final one. Good narration by the author.

John Adams audiobook cover art

Great reading...slow start but enjoyable overall

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-18

It took a few hours before I thought the book was really interesting. Great narrator and enjoyable book that puts history into perspective. Another winner from David McCollough!

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness audiobook cover art
  • On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
  • Adventure. Peril. Lost Jewels. And the Fearsome Toothy Cows of Skree.
  • By: Andrew Peterson
  • Narrated by: Peter Sandon

Such an exciting 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: 07-23-18

Excellent narration, some of the best I've ever heard. This might be a children's book but it is exciting. Not recommended for younger kids though. Looking forward to the next one!

Politics - According to the Bible audiobook cover art
  • Politics - According to the Bible
  • A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture
  • By: Wayne Grudem
  • Narrated by: Wayne Grudem

Decent book about politics

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

Listening on audible is a little hard for this book because the audible chapters don't line up with the book chapters so if you want to go to a chapter on immigration for example it may not be just click chapter 25. The rationale in the book was good and I respect Wayne Grudem immensely but not all of his facts/statistics are accurate so definitely take care before spouting off some of his data. All that said even though there are parts I disagree with he did help root me better in why I typically lean conservative and why things like Supreme Court judges are critical. Listening via audible allowed me to learn this information which I never would have sat down to read.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? audiobook cover art

The author has a political agenda, still helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-18

This book challenged me to rethink some of the things I've taken for granted as a white male. She is well written and presented a lot of information to consider and ponder. The updates based on recent 2016 and 2017 development shed some light into some conflicts that happened right after. All that said the revised edition is very policitically motivated. The author will quote statistics in ways that aren't consistent but will help her point. She essentially claims Republicans are the only party to blame for the race inequities we have. Her redefinition of the term racist is unnecessary and inflammatory (only whites can be racist according to her definition). She has a strong liberal slant that must be considered. I disagree with many things in this book, but I do think it is enlightening in various ways. Of key importance is to listen and empathize because whites typically don't have a race identity struggle because it's considered "normal" to be white. Give it a listen but with critical ears because there are inconsistencies in some of her stances.

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