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David W. Hooper

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  • Learn French with Paul Noble

  • PART 3: French made easy with your personal language coach
  • By: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 278

Collins French with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new, non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great French learning

  • By Psenko Victoria on 05-27-15

The best I've found

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-17

I have bought a few 'Learn French' audio books, and listen to them in turn. I listen to one until I feel out of my depth, then switch to another, back to a place where I am comfortable. I have found that this book explains the 'why' a word or phrase is what it is, better than any other. It helps me make sense of the other, more intense books, such as 'learn in your car' which is also very good. Is there a 4th Paul Noble book coming? I hope so.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Chesapeake

  • A Novel
  • By: James A. Michener
  • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
  • Length: 50 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479

The central scene of Michener's historical novel is that section of Maryland's Eastern shore, hardly more than 10 miles square. To this point come the founders of families that will dominate the story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Soooo worth my time... and a rant at the end

  • By Jan on 08-29-15

Masterful story, great narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-17

I disagree with a review that said the narrator was no good, he was very good! Maybe he didn't do voices like some very skilled readers can, but that did not detract from the book in any way. So I've now listened to around 100 hours of him speaking (? - 2 books!!) and I'm queuing up my next Michener book.

James Michener, masterful blend of history and fiction, I read many of his book 25-30 years ago as a teenager. Now I am enjoying them a second time in Audiobook version.

Thank you James Michener, Audible, and Larry McKeever.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Birth of Britain

  • A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume I
  • By: Sir Winston Churchill
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631

The English-speaking peoples comprise perhaps the greatest number of human beings sharing a common language in the world today. These people also share a common heritage. For his four-volume work, Sir Winston Churchill took as his subject these great elements in world history. Volume 1 commences in 55BC, when Julius Caesar famously "turned his gaze upon Britain" and concludes with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Birth of Britain

  • By Terry Pettengill on 02-11-07

A Newby to History.

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-16

I found this running history by Sir Winston Churchill fascinating, and the stories in it intriguing. My problem is that I don't have a strong enough historical framework to hang the stories on. Nevertheless I enjoyed learning the true stories behind the Vikings, Saxons, Picts, William Wallace and the origin of the word 'Brave heart'. Also the Black Plague, Joan of Arc and the wars of the French and the Roses.

I will be getting the next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Girl Missing

  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 804
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 597
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 594

She's young. She's beautiful. And her corpse, laid out in the office of Boston medical examiner Cat Novak, betrays no secrets - except for a notebook clutched in one stiff hand, seven numbers scrawled inside. When a second victim is discovered, Cat begins to fear that a serial killer is stalking the city streets: a shadowy madman without mercy or apparent motive. The police are sceptical. The mayor won't listen. And Cat's chief suspect is one of the city's most prominent citizens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • You Should Know...

  • By Debbie Woodruff on 12-17-09

Well done! Believable real characters!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-15

The storytelling flowed naturally, with believable movement through various scenes and circles. The challenge of a new and unknown drug hitting the streets is deadly real.

  • 23 Anti-Procrastination Habits

  • How to Stop Being Lazy and Get Results in Your Life
  • By: S. J. Scott
  • Narrated by: Matt Stone
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 253

Do you struggle with completing projects or specific tasks? We'd all like to get things done and become more productive. But what often happens is we put off important tasks and let them slip through the cracks. The end result? We get overwhelmed by the amount of things to do. In other words, "procrastination" causes you to feel stressed when you're not completing tasks in a systematic manner.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Shockingly unoriginal

  • By Albert on 01-17-16

This is a 'Listen again immediately' book

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-15

While many book are good, some are great, and some you have start again immediately with a pen in hand.
This is one of those.
Excuse me, I'm about to start it again right now.

5 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Secondary Phase (Dramatized)

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 778

Stranded on Prehistoric Earth since the end of the first series, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect are once again trying to hitch their way off the planet. Zaphod finds his visit to the offices of the Guide rudely interrupted by Frogstar fighters, who further threaten to feed him to the Total Perspective Vortex. Eventually reunited, the three fetch up on the planet Brontitall and discover the indigenous species in something of a flap. Arthur meets Lintilla (several of her), Marvin gets to be a hero once again, and there is a meeting with the Man in the Shack who apparently runs the Universe.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Possible Reason For Some Low Ratings

  • By 20eagle16 on 06-23-11

Classic Packed full of One-Liners

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-15

I have enjoyed the Hitchhikers Guide to the galaxy for years, and now I've introduced my 21 year old son to it. We enjoyed it together!

  • The Unchurched Next Door

  • Understanding Faith Stages as Keys to Sharing Your Faith
  • By: Thom S. Rainer
  • Narrated by: Don Reed
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

This Silver Medallion Book award-winning national interview survey of unchurched people sheds insight on who the unchurched next door are, what objections they raise, and how to connect with them, taking into account their various faith stages, based on the Rainer scale with rankings from U5 to U1.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs to be preached in every church in the world!

  • By David W. Hooper on 11-26-12

Needs to be preached in every church in the world!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-12

What made the experience of listening to The Unchurched Next Door the most enjoyable?

The many stories and responses of the responders was fascinating, and the revelation that both the statistics and the stories brought into light was amazing! That is: People are more ready than we think they are! We just have to match the Faith stage to the invitation method.Very, very informative stuff, and I am now listening to it again and using it as fuel for my preaching.

I would love to see Thom S Rainer write another book outlining his survey forms, and instructing local churches how to utilise both the surveying process and the survey results in our own area. I am in semi-rural Australia, and would like to graph my own town/city.

Seriously! I cannot see why this has only scored a 4 star rating so far - this book is transformational, my congregation are sitting there wide-eyed!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful