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  • A Distant Mirror

  • The Calamitous Fourteenth Century
  • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 28 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998

The 14th century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and the exquisitely decorated Books of Hours; and on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping, once you get into it

  • By E. Smakman on 11-30-09

Absolute trash

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

unimaginably biased without substantiation. I was hoping for a history of reasonable erudition but this book is certainly not it.

  • The Reformation

  • A History
  • By: Diarmaid MacCulloch
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 36 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

At a time when men and women were prepared to kill - and be killed - for their faith, the Protestant Reformation tore the Western world apart. Acclaimed as the definitive account of these epochal events, Diarmaid MacCulloch's award-winning history brilliantly recreates the religious battles of priests, monarchs, scholars, and politicians - from the zealous Martin Luther and his 95 Theses to the polemical John Calvin to the radical Igantius Loyola, from the tortured Thomas Cranmer to the ambitious Philip II.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Eli Shem Tov on 05-15-17

Disappointment at best

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

It is unfortunate that anyone that represents a scholarly university as a professor would ever allow such a disturbingly narrow and prejudiced work to be published in his or her name. I am terribly disappointed in this work. I was very much looking forward to reading it.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dancing with the Divine

  • By: Michael Murphy Burke
  • Narrated by: Michael Murphy Burke
  • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Poetry is the art of life. Truth explodes between the lines of mystical poetry that dance with the divine within us all. In this stirring debut, Michael’s ethereal poetry will open and expand your consciousness, caress and massage your existence, and take you beyond your wildest imaginings. For in Michael's poetic universe, even imagination is a limitation. Allow yourself to be transported through words to the space between the words.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • New Age

  • By kelly a gertino on 01-11-18

New Age

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

This is fine for a globalist new ager or a NOVUS Ordo Catholic but not much for a traditionalist.

  • The Ancient Faith Psalter

  • By: Monks of the Orthodox Church
  • Narrated by: Fr. John Oliver
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 63

A dedicated group of Orthodox monks (who wish to remain anonymous) have created a fresh English translation of the Masoretic Hebrew text of the Psalter, corrected to the Septuagint. A frequently asked question: The Psalms aren't in numerical order in this Psalter. Why is that? Answer: That was done intentionally. This edition of the Psalter was created for prayer, at home or in church, rather than for reference. It's not just another Book of Psalms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • huge blessing

  • By Joshua on 02-24-17

not the ancient faith psalter rather that of Henry

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

The most memorable moment was when I realized that it was the king James version of the bible.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Ascent of Mount Carmel

  • By: St. John of the Cross
  • Narrated by: James Adams
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

"I remained, lost in oblivion; My face I reclined on the Beloved. All ceased and I abandoned myself, Leaving my cares forgotten among the lillies." Thus writes 16th century Spanish poet and mystic, St. John of the Cross. In this, his third work, the author reflects on the nature of a personal union with Christ, found in the abandonment of self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Mary on 10-29-12

a great teaching abused by arrogance

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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: 05-21-17

`narrator was terrible. pronunciation was totally affected not to the benefit of the story or of the meaning of the words.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful