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  • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Robert Dugoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,444

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow..allow yourself to be submerged in this book

  • By Donna Smith McG on 05-18-18

Awesome

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-18

I love Robert Dugoni, I've read quite a few of his books so when I saw this it was a no brainer! I was pleasantly surprised at the subject matter, he took his writing to a whole completely different level!!! What a great story and he performed it beautifully! I cried more than once, his characters are extraordinary! I think everyone will find something that they can personally relate to, a must read! I want to go back to the beginning and start again!

  • How to Survive Change

  • By: Joyce Meyer
  • Narrated by: Joyce Meyer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Transformation is a process we all will go through. It is sometimes long, and often painful. But the truth is, what we think is key during a time of change. A transformed life is preceded by a transformed mind. How we think about our journey may make the difference between 11 days or 40 years in the wilderness. Just ask the children of Israel. In this four-part series, Joyce uses examples from her own life, as well as some of life's ordinary, everyday tasks to offer hope and encouragement for your journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joyce does it again!

  • By Beverly Low on 08-25-18

Joyce does it again!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-18

I love listening to Joyce's voice! Fear not, what a message in only the way Joyce can deliver it! I recently asked God to do a Work in me and out of nowhere I'm hearing God speak through Joyce in a way that is practical, hilarious and really shows me who God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are and how powerful they make me. God loves you!!! Bottom line, no matter what!!! Preach it Sister Joyce!!! And God Bless you!!!

  • Providence

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Emily Rankin, Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 722

Best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe share a bond so intense that it borders on the mystical. But before Jon can declare his love for his soul mate, he is kidnapped, his plans for a normal life permanently dashed. Four years later, Chloe has finally given up hope of ever seeing Jon again. Then, a few months before graduation, Jon reappears. But he is different now: bigger, stronger, and with no memory of the time he was gone. Jon wants to pick up where he and Chloe left off...until the horrifying instant he realizes that he possesses strange powers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This story went nowhere. Dully. Pointlessly.

  • By George on 07-04-18

Well worth waiting for!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-18

So Caroline is my new favorite author, I loved YOU and HIDDEN BODIES. It felt like forever waiting for her next book. I am a constant listener and I was thrilled when Caroline put her stamp on this one too. Like Stephen King, you know you're listening to Kepnes! She is unique and so far her performer's are beyond good. This story is so many different things, it speaks to a lot of emotions. Mostly, I have never listened to anything like it! And for me that is so refreshing, I love not knowing what is coming next...I believe that Kepnes is going to be very famous! I can't wait for the best book.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 101,371
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 93,904
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 93,467

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I started with very high expectations, got bored multiple times during the story

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-16-18

Awesome, funny, heartbreaking, A different level of love between mom and son!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-17

I usually don't write reviews because I am not eloquent, but from my heart I say read this no matter who you are or what genres you like. This is transforming, literally I am different now!!! I have wanted to learn about apartheid for a long time, Trevor breaks this down in an understandable way which left me with my jaw dropped and crying and in utter disbelief! Trevor performs this so well, I couldn't put it down and I will listen again it's that good. Patricia is his mom, I have read so many books about women warriors that have changed me and helped me to become who I am, Maya Angelou, pearl S Buck, and so many more. Patricia is in a league of her own, her faith is unparalleled! I love and thank her, only she could have raised a beautiful soul like Trevor Noah!!! A must read!

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  • Numbers

  • By: Dr. Bill Creasy
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 159

Exodus and Leviticus span a period of 13 months in the biblical narrative; Numbers covers the remaining 39 years of the Exodus. In Numbers, Moses counts the people and organizes them by tribe, clan and family, completing a journey that spans a generation. Far from tracking aimless wanderings in the wilderness, Numbers tells the incredible story of survival against all odds, as God grooms a new generation to invade and conquer the Promised Land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Bible Study

  • By Steven A. Davis on 03-23-13

Dr. Creasy is amazing!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-17

The first book I listened to by him was "Paul From Sinner to Saint", it was so good I listened to it twice! I then started Genesis and just finished Numbers...what a feeling!!! Dr. Creasy is not only a great teacher but he is so much fun. He teaches about the trials and tribulations of Moses and the Isrealites and he also points out humor that I would have missed. I have such love for certain people, that when they die I am so sad! What a great story teller, you can really feel his heart and his Love for God!!! I also feel honored to listen to Dr. Creasy because of his credentials and the wonderful way he lives the life God gave him.

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  • Genesis

  • By: Dr. Bill Creasy
  • Narrated by: Dr. Bill Creasy
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 419

In Genesis the curtain rises on our story. Genesis introduces most of the major themes in the Bible. Listen closely as Logos Bible Study’s Dr. Bill Creasy takes you through the story of creation, the fall of man, grace, atonement, faith, justification, redemption and much more in this extraordinary story of beginnings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dr. Creasy brings the Bible to life!!!

  • By Shari on 06-23-13

Read it twice!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-17

I just love Dr. Bill, I studied along the first time and then listened to it again without my Bible. The book of Genesis is so beautiful, sad, inspiring, funny. Dr. Bill is great at teaching but also at incorporating his own stories to show how alike we still are after all these years. Okay, onto Exodus, can't wait, I have to say that at 57 years old, I finally really understand and am so blessed!!!

  • The Imitation of Christ (Logos Educational Edition)

  • By: Dr. Bill Creasy (translator), Thomas à Kempis
  • Narrated by: Don Ranson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

The Imitation of Christ is one of the great spiritual classics of Christianity. Dr. Creasy's new reading of Thomas A Kempis' 1441 Latin Autograph Manuscript has become "the standard translation of this spiritual classic." The printed trade edition has been a best seller and was chosen as a Book of the Month Club selection. It remains an essential spiritual work for contemporary readers. This audio version read by Don Ranson captures the intimacy and depth of this superb translation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite of the 5 versions I've tried

  • By onlineshoppinggeek on 06-01-15

Changed my life!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-17

This is inspired!!! I always feel that I fall short when I pray, that my message of love and gratitude doesn't come through as fervently as I mean it. Well this set it all to rights for me. I will listen to this all the time, knowing that it was written in the 1400's makes it even more special, we as Christians are striving for the same thing!!! Thank you God for this inspired book of love for our Lord and savior Jesus Christ!!!!!

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98,249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85,695

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Awesome

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-17

I've looked at this book so many times and finally I listened to sample and loved the narrator and what I heard was hilarious, different and pulled me in so fast, I bought the book before the sample was even over!!! Yes I have read more self help books than I can count, spent years in therapy. I thought this book can't be for me at 57 years old!!! I was wrong and I'm not ashamed to write it or say it or feel it!!! In a little over 5 hours I have learned that I give way to many fucks about way too many things. Read it and be happy, for real!!!

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  • Nevertheless

  • A Memoir
  • By: Alec Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Alec Baldwin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,675
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,670

One of the most accomplished and outspoken actors today chronicles the highs and lows of his life in this beautifully written, candid memoir.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Who knew Alec could write?

  • By Kristin on 04-19-17

Fabulous!!!! Thank you Alec!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-17

I finished this audio book three days ago and still can't get it out of my head. No holds barred, Alec is one of my absolute favorite actors. Now he is one of my favorite people, his honesty is so refreshing and heart wrenching. As I write this I am listening to it again! He is New York to the bone, he also has command of our beautiful language and his performance keeps your rapt attention. This story that he performs in a little over eight hours left me wanting more and he confesses that he does have so much more to say, I impatiently wait for the next book! I fell in love with Alec while listening to this, when he loves, he loves all the way and the opposite is true as well! I wish I could hug him, he just opened the door and let me in!!! Wow thank you beautiful Alec Baldwin!!!

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  • Paul: From Sinner to Saint

  • By: Dr. Bill Creasy
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 129

Saul of Tarsus was one of the most brilliant young men of his generation. Growing up in a wealthy family, receiving a world-class education, and being groomed for leadership at the highest level of Judaism, Saul became the great persecutor of the emerging Church shortly after Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection. On the road to Damascus to round up Christians and have them brought back to Jerusalem for punishment, Saul encounters the risen and glorified Christ - and his life turns upside down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Study

  • By J. Wyant on 10-13-13

So Good!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-17

I don't even know how I found this....but it was wonderful!!! Bill is so knowledgeable and funny! His teachings are a mixture of history and personal stories. He has a great way of explaining by bringing the stories into the present. I feel a kinship to Saint Paul now that I would not have had if I didn't listen to this. Also, by going along with him with my bible gave me the most awesome feeling of fellowship with Jesus...Paul is amazing and Dr. Bill was born to spread the good news. I thank you Dr. Bill!!!!

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