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Martin Shackelford

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  • Gay Girl, Good God

  • The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been
  • By: Jackie Hill Perry
  • Narrated by: Jackie Hill Perry
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 795

In Gay Girl, Good God, author Jackie Hill Perry shares her own story, offering practical tools that helped her in the process of finding wholeness. Jackie grew up fatherless and experienced gender confusion. She embraced masculinity and homosexuality with every fiber of her being. She knew that Christians had a lot to say about all of the above. But was she supposed to change herself? How was she supposed to stop loving women, when homosexuality felt more natural to her than heterosexuality ever could?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenominal

  • By Christina on 09-09-18

Was surprised and blessed.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-19

Touching personal story and biblical perspective. Loved what the author had to share from her personal experience.

  • Oathbringer

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32,052
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,168
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30,115

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Storytelling, will upset Kaladin fans

  • By Deana on 11-16-17

Truly epic storytelling!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-17-18

Unbelievable levels of detail and character development. Love this sweeping series! (My review has to have at least 15 words, so here's a few extra) ...

  • The Crown Tower

  • The Riyria Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,187
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,357

Michael J. Sullivan garnered critical raves and a massive readership for his Riyria Revelations series. The first book in his highly anticipated Riyria Chronicles series of prequels, The Crown Tower brings together warrior Hadrian Blackwater with thieving assassin Royce Melborn. The two form a less-than-friendly pairing, but the quest before them has a rare prize indeed, and if they can breach the supposedly impregnable walls of the Crown Tower, their names will be legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delicious Icing on a Terrific Cake

  • By Tango on 08-07-13

FANTASTIC!

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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: 03-13-18

Love these books! The author and the narrator are both amazing! Characters that I love! Plot lines that move along briskly, but not too quickly! And a world that I would love to experience first-person, all come to life for an incredible series of books! Nicely done!

  • Kisses from Katie

  • A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
  • By: Katie Davis, Beth Clark
  • Narrated by: Jaimee Draper
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664

"Sometimes I want to spend hours talking with my best friends about boys and fashion and school and life. I want to go to the gym; I want my hair to look nice; I want to be allowed to wear jeans. I want to be a normal young woman living in America, sometimes. But I want other things more. All the time. I want to be spiritually and emotionally filled every day. I want to be loved and cuddled by a hundred children and never go a day without laughing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book changed my life!

  • By Carla on 10-02-13

Want a positive change of heart???

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Reviewed: 12-09-17

...Then read this book, and let Katie inspire you and challenge you to live far beyond the status quo of western culture. Perhaps after you read this book your question will not be “what will I read next?” Probably, the question will be “what will I do next to make a difference in this world, now!”

  • Making Sense of God

  • An Invitation to the Skeptical
  • By: Timothy Keller
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 503

Timothy Keller invites skeptics to consider that Christianity is more relevant now than ever. As human beings we cannot live without meaning, satisfaction, freedom, identity, justice, and hope. Christianity provides us with unsurpassed resources to meet these needs. Written for both the ardent believer and the skeptic, Making Sense of God shines a light on the profound value and importance of Christianity in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Kent Smith on 11-02-17

Loved it!

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Reviewed: 03-28-17

Such a positive and earnest appeal to search out and try to comprehend the veracity of the Christian claims in Christ, for who God is and where we fit in life, the universe, and everything.

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  • You and Me Forever

  • Marriage in Light of Eternity
  • By: Francis Chan, Lisa Chan
  • Narrated by: Francis Chan, Lisa Chan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,239

Marriage is great, but it's not forever. It's until death do us part. Then come eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives. In his latest book, Francis Chan joins together with his wife Lisa to address the question many couples wonder at the altar: "How do I have a healthy marriage?" Setting aside typical topics on marriage, Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For any Christ follower

  • By Ana Tripp on 02-03-15

Good stuff!

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Reviewed: 12-04-15

The opening chapter's focus on the God-centered relationship is very refreshing! But the whole book will cut you and challenge you if you're not "careful." So enjoy it with reckless abandon--but keep some bandages close at hand!

  • Last Argument of Kings

  • The First Law: Book Three
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 27 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,515
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,545

The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him but it’s going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm and there’s only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend and his oldest enemy. It’s time for the Bloody-Nine to come home. With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe and no-one can be trusted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You have be realistic about these things.

  • By Lore on 05-27-13

Lots of adventure, action… and laughs!

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Reviewed: 04-01-15

The story is fantastic (although a little more language then I personally care for). However, not only does the author have an incredible sense of humor lived out through the different characters. The narrator does a beyond amazing job of switching between voices and capturing the essence of what I imagine these characters to sound like. Well done all around!