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  • The Explanation by Blessed Theophylact of the Holy Gospel According to St. Matthew

  • By: C. Stade
  • Narrated by: Nathan Williams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 59
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    5 out of 5 stars 53
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    5 out of 5 stars 54

This classic Eastern Orthodox commentary on the Gospel of Matthew was written in about the year 1100 A.D. by Theophylact of Bulgaria, a brilliant and saintly Byzantine churchman. Blessed Theophylact distills the teaching of the early Church Fathers, especially St. John Chrysostom, in language that is profound, powerful, and direct. His commentary has remained a primary text on New Testament interpretation throughout the Christian East. Translated from the original Greek text.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, except...

  • By Myrtle on 03-08-15

One of my most valued books!

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Reviewed: 07-14-19

I loved this commentary by Blessed Theophylact on the Holy Gospel According to St. Matthew. I listened to it while I worked in my yard; it made the time go by so quickly! I found Blessed Theophylact to be very insightful. This is a must have for anyone who considers the Gospels to be more valuable than silver or gold. I would love to acquire his commentaries on the other Gospels.

  • Pandora’s Lab

  • Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong
  • By: Paul A. Offit MD
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638

Pandora's Lab takes us from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the United States; from the rise of trans fats as the golden ingredient for tastier, cheaper food to the heart disease epidemic that followed; and from the cries to ban DDT for the sake of the environment to an epidemic-level rise in world malaria.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By Aceaussie on 01-29-18

Eye opening and interesting

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Reviewed: 07-10-19

Greg Tremblay did a great job of narrating this very interesting book by Dr. Offit. I think life is better with the wonderful advances in science; we're better off that "the good ol' days". That being said, it seems to me that science is venerated today as if it where a religion administered by modern high priests: MDs/PhDs. This work is helpful in bringing science down from Mt Olympus and back to the realm of mortals.

  • Voice Only Audio Bible - New King James Version, NKJV (Narrated by Bob Souer): Complete Bible

  • By: Thomas Nelson Inc.
  • Narrated by: Bob Souer
  • Length: 68 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 727

Thomas Nelson introduces the complete bible as a Voice Only Audio Bible in the NKJV. Immerse yourself in God's Word with the beautiful narration of master storyteller Bob Souer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great NKJV Bible - navigation is logical

  • By Lisa on 10-28-12

I'm glad I purchased this Audio Bible

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Reviewed: 07-10-19

It's the Bible; that says it all. The narration is very pleasant. The only thing that would make this better is if it was broken up by book of the Bible instead of the various parts.

  • Galileo

  • Science, Faith, and the Catholic Church
  • By: Dr. Guy Consolmagno SJ PhD
  • Narrated by: Dr. Guy Consolmagno SJ PhD
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
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    5 out of 5 stars 17
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    5 out of 5 stars 16

What can Galileo's extraordinary life and profound legacy teach us today? Galileo's story is a touchstone in debates about science and religion, but our preconceptions inevitably color the way we see the issues. To understand who Galileo was, what he accomplished, and what you can learn from his triumphs and failures, you need a great teacher to place him in context by exploring the cosmologies, political and religious and historical events, and famous people of his generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Cloudwalker5 on 08-13-18

I loved this treatment of the Galileo issue

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Reviewed: 07-10-19

Dr. Consolmagno was very thorough and presented the subject in a very interesting manner. I love this book and will listen to it again.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,041
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,368
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,007

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By TheBookie on 06-04-18

Dr. Peteson doesn't disappoint

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Reviewed: 07-10-19

Very insightful, and as usual, Dr. Peterson gave me much to think about. I will revisit this work again and again, and recommend it highly.

  • Sex at Dawn

  • How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships
  • By: Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Ryan (Preface)
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,965
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,949

Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Strawmen and Ad Hominems

  • By Carolyn on 09-18-12

Not persuaded

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Reviewed: 06-18-19

I enjoyed the narration by Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Davis, and Christopher Ryan of this book, Sex at Dawn, by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha. It seemed to me that they were making a case for encouraging modern society to adopt the carefree sexual practices of pagan man and they seemed hostile to the Judeo-Christian view of monogamy; moreover, I got the impression that they were, in general, hostile to Judaism and, especially, Christianity. Be that as it may, as a Christian, I’m glad that I listened to this book. First, I liked it because I found information interesting; secondly, I found their case for abandoning monogamy and Judeo-Christian values weak and unpersuasive, and thus, reinforcing my view on this topic.

  • The Rational Bible: Genesis

  • By: Dennis Prager
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 162
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    5 out of 5 stars 147
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The continuation of Dennis Prager's bestselling five-part commentary, The Rational Bible. Why do so many people think the Bible, the most influential book in world history, is outdated? Why do our friends and neighbors - and sometimes we ourselves - dismiss the Bible as irrelevant, irrational, immoral, or all of these things? This explanation of the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, will demonstrate that the Bible is not only powerfully relevant to today’s issues, but completely consistent with rational thought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book!

  • By Linh Nguyen on 06-24-19

So glad I bought this!

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Reviewed: 06-10-19

Tom Parks did a fine job narrating “The Rational Bible: Genesis” by Dennis Prager. As usual, Dennis does not disappoint! I liked this so much that I purchased “The Rational Bible: Exodus”. As I Christian, I found his Jewish thought to be informative and inspiring; also, I greatly appreciated his observations about Christian thought regarding this book of the Torah. I listened to it almost nonstop myself, and I am going through it one chapter at a time with my youngest son.

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  • The Rational Bible: Exodus

  • By: Dennis Prager
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 611
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    5 out of 5 stars 551
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    5 out of 5 stars 548

Why do so many people think the Bible, the most influential book in world history, is outdated? Why do our friends and neighbors - and sometimes we ourselves - dismiss the Bible as irrelevant, irrational, immoral, or all of these things? This explanation of the Book of Exodus, the second book of the Bible, will demonstrate that the Bible is not only powerfully relevant to today’s issues, but completely consistent with rational thought. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audible was a great experience.

  • By Don Rouze on 04-25-18

A great and valued addition to my library!

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Reviewed: 06-10-19

Tom Parks did a fine job narrating “The Rational Bible: Genesis” by Dennis Prager. As usual, Dennis does not disappoint! I especially value Dennis’ knowledge of Biblical Hebrew and, inspired by this, I now write the Ten Commandments every day and go over them with my son. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

  • Anger Management: How to Take Control of Your Anger, Develop Self Control, and Live a Happier Life (Part 1 - Anger Management Series)

  • By: Bill Andrews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Basko
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    5 out of 5 stars 22
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

If you want to live a more successful, healthier, and more enjoyable life, you have to learn how to overcome negative emotions. Strong and raw emotions like anger often rob us of the joy we could otherwise be enjoying. Anger burns - not just emotionally, but psychologically and physically as well. Sadly, most people hang on to their anger or try to handle it in less than optimal ways. No wonder too many people are struggling with careers and relationships that are not as successful or as happy as they could be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's very helpful!

  • By Lea Demmer on 06-29-19

Helpful

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Reviewed: 06-10-19

Jeremy Basko narrated this book by Bill Andrews well. At first, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it; however, the information quickly captivated me. Hence, I’m very grateful for this book and plan to acquire more books by Bill Andrews. I recommend this book.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Right Side of History

  • How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great
  • By: Ben Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Ben Shapiro
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,245
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,872

America has a God-shaped hole in its heart, argues New York Times best-selling author Ben Shapiro, and we shouldn't fill it with politics and hate.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As an atheist

  • By Benjamin on 03-27-19

I’m so glad I purchased this audiobook!

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Reviewed: 05-22-19

I hesitated purchasing Ben Shapiro’s audiobook: The Right Sid of History. Even though I like and admire Ben Shapiro from watching him on YouTube, I was hesitant because I was worried that this would be a waste of my time as he would be preaching to a choir of one: me. However, while perhaps he did preach to the choir, it was a sermon worth hearing and one that I will revisit again. I highly recommend this book, and my only regret is that I doubt those who disagree with him will this work any serious consideration.