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The Mystery of Shemitah audiobook cover art
  • The Mystery of Shemitah
  • The 3,000-Year-Old Mystery That Holds the Secret of America's Future, the World's Future, and Your Future
  • By: Jonathan Cahn
  • Narrated by: Michael A. Brown

What a waste.

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

Reviewed: 06-10-16

Would you try another book from Jonathan Cahn and/or Michael A. Brown?

Very disappointing book.

Has The Mystery of Shemitah turned you off from other books in this genre?

Absolutely.

Would you be willing to try another one of Michael A. Brown’s performances?

No.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. I would like my money back.

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your money nor your time.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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An amazing story.

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

Reviewed: 02-15-14

What did you love best about My Story?

Elizabeth's recollection of the events in such great detail was very impressive. Her ability to move on with her life and count herself as being lucky is truly inspirational.

What was one of the most memorable moments of My Story?

How she counted the number of months that she has been alive and the number of months that she was captured to quantify how blessed she is. This adds a whole new perspective to counting ones blessings.

Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Smart – was your favorite?

She played herself so this was not applicable.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Shock with what she went through. Satisfaction in hearing a happy ending.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book.

I've been blessed to be able to trail run in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, yet have never been aware that much of this story took place there.

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Picked up some very useful tips

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

Reviewed: 01-31-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I ended up listening to this book twice end to end as some of the advice was so useful that I wanted to make sure I engrained it in my memory.

What other book might you compare Just Listen to and why?

No comparison

What about Walter Dixon’s performance did you like?

Pleasant voice.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I'm surprised just how easy many of these techniques are, yet so seldom practiced by most people. That was eye opening.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend this book. The only difficult part was that the middle of this book started talking about dealing with people who have mental disorders that most of us do not deal with on a day to day basis. That section of the book would have been more helpful if I was a mental health professional. However, I still strongly recommend this book to everyone.

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Well written, well read, enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 01-31-14

What did you love best about Flashes?

The author told her story in a very interesting manner and did a nice job with the narration. Once I started this book, it was difficult to put down until I finished it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Flashes?

How the author labels each of her dates.

What does Bobbin Beam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She has a very pleasant voice and used nice inflections when appropriate.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Just how much of an emotional effect menopause has on women. Before this, I had no idea.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend this book.

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Fastinating look at this true underdog story

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

Reviewed: 09-22-13

Where does The Boys in the Boat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I don't want to rank the audiobooks that I've read as I enjoy so many of them. However, I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Boys in the Boat?

I loved how the author integrated historical events that were going on at the same time as the events that the crew were encountering. It helped paint a very colorful picture of this interesting period in world history.

What about Edward Herrmann’s performance did you like?

Mr. Hermann has a very easy to listen to voice. I thoroughly enjoyed his performance.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was a bit too long for that.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this audio book.

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Pulls all the theories together

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

Reviewed: 09-22-13

What did you love best about LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination?

The author has definitely done his research, drawing on many of the other research that had been done on particular aspects of the JFK assassination. This book pulls all this prior research together into one common thread.

What was one of the most memorable moments of LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination?

How the evidence that the author presents is so convincing.

What does Fred Sanders bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I don't have time to read such lengthy paper-based books. Mr. Sanders kept this lengthy story compelling where you didn't want to pause the audiobook.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My extreme reaction is that he changed my perspective on this historic event.

Any additional comments?

A must read. Should be a mandatory book for all college level American History classes.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Don't waste your time

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

Reviewed: 02-24-13

What disappointed you about Mercury?

The premise of this book was how Freddie and Queen stole the show at the 1985 Live Aid show.

For anyone who watched it live, Queen was good but not the most memorable act. Yet, the author kept coming back to that.

What could Lesley-Ann Jones have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not much. It is difficult to write a book about someone who has been dead for quite some time.

Any additional comments?

I only made it about one-third of the way through this book. I kept hoping it would improve but it never did.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

Dream Team audiobook cover art
  • Dream Team
  • How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Changed the Game of Basketball Forever
  • By: Jack McCallum
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill

I would recommend this book to any NBA fan.

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

Reviewed: 02-24-13

Where does Dream Team rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Average.

What did you like best about this story?

This book provided much insight into what made this dream team and its members so special. It will be tough for there ever to be another all star team like this one.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

None in particular, but this book was still very entertaining. I'm glad I read it.

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I was disappointed.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-13

Would you try another book from Pattie Boyd and Penny Junor and/or Pattie Boyd?

I don't think so.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I have quite a few audio books that I am reading.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator did a good job but the story / her story was just not as interesting as I would have hoped.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It was interesting to hear about Beatlemania from the inside.

Any additional comments?

No.

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Very compelling even though you know the end

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

Reviewed: 02-24-13

What made the experience of listening to My Journey with Farrah the most enjoyable?

The author's friendship with Farrah was simply amazing. Also, cancer is a disease that has touched nearly everyone. It was very interesting to hear how Alana and Farrah dealt with this during those last three years.

What other book might you compare My Journey with Farrah to and why?

None.

What about Deanna Hurst’s performance did you like?

The narration and focal tones were also fantastic.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Farrah's sense of humor regarding a Jaguar lease.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book. It is impossible to listen to this and not be touched by it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful