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A. Buccie

Mid Michigan Area, Michigan USA
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The One Year Chronological Bible NLT audiobook cover art

Good resource to go with your One Year Bible

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

Our church is doing a study of the One Year Chronological Bible. I bought this audiobook to help keep up with the daily readings on days where I was on the go and found that listening to the daily readings while driving or walking was the only way I could get the reading in for the day. However, I also have found that listening to the daily reading to be very helpful on days where I have the book version of the Bible in front of me. As I am listening to the audiobook, I can underline key passages and can see and hear the material at the same time. (And as another member of our group commented, it helps with the pronunciation of many challenging Old testament names while you are reading passages.)

Because it is so long, the audiobook is divided into 7 sections of book that you download. Then each section has "chapters" for the daily readings that are divided and labeled by the date in the year. But the downside to this is that you don't hear the book and chapter and verse from the Bible that the reader is reading on the audiobook. This is also a shortcoming of the book version of this same Bible. The scripture references are shown in small print for each day, but the material is divided by days of the year, not by Book and Chapter/verse references that come with a standard Bible. Groups using this Bible, typically discuss material by referencing dates or page numbers, but not the scripture Bible Book and chapter has you would in other Bible Studies. This is confusing for some. And I do agree that it would be even more confusing if I did not own the book version of the same Bible where I could see the book and chapter references in small print at the top of each day.

Also, there are several editions of this One Year Chronological Bible with very, very minor wording differences that happened with each edition. So if you are listening to the audiobook version and following along on your printed version of the Bible, there have been two times, so far, in the first month where there are slight differences in the two versions. This isn't a big issue for me, but possibly may be for some.

Overall, I highly recommend this audiobook, especially if you also own the book version of the same Bible. The reader is very good and had good expression and pronunciation of Bible passages. This audiobook can be a help to keep up with the daily readings of the One Year Bible!!

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The Ruins of Gorlan audiobook cover art

This is an excellent book for a family long trip

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

What made the experience of listening to The Ruins of Gorlan the most enjoyable?

The overall very interesting story

What did you like best about this story?

The adventure and the fact that it appealed to ALL in our family which has a 10 year old, 13 year old and parents.

Which character – as performed by John Keating – was your favorite?

The Ranger

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

Yes, the plot is very good.

Any additional comments?

Would recommend this audiobook to anyone with pre-teens and teens who enjoy adventure stories.

The Wizard of Oz audiobook cover art

Excellent Story, Excellent Audiobook Narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

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

We wanted to listen to this book as a family during a recent trip. We enjoyed the story. This story is different than the 1939 movie and we enjoyed listening for differences. This story is excellent and we see why Hollywood then decided to adapt it for a movie. There were some subtle commentary of life in a small midwestern state that the adults enjoyed, and our entire family (4th grader, 6th Grader and parents) enjoyed the story and the journey.

What other book might you compare The Wizard of Oz to and why?

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, and any other fantasy book where children take a journey.

What about B. J. Harrison’s performance did you like?

We selected this narrator because we were on a budget and this was one of the less expensive unabridged versions on Audible. However, we loved this narrator! His expression and use of different voices for different characters were wonderful. We would recommend this version for anyone wanting to listen to an unabridged version of this book.

Any additional comments?

This book was originally published in 1900. However, our family really enjoyed listening to it in 2016. It has stood the test of time.