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Robert & Shena

St Joseph, MO
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  • A.D. 30

  • A Novel
  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105

The outcast daughter of one of the most powerful Bedouin sheikhs in Arabia, Maviah is called on to protect the very people who rejected her. When their enemies launch a sudden attack with devastating consequences, Maviah escapes with the help of two of her father's warriors - Saba who speaks more with is sword than his voice and Judah, a Jew who comes from a tribe that can read the stars. Their journey will be fraught with terrible danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Christian fiction

  • By yvonne on 12-30-14

Great inclusion of Historical and Biblical data

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

The author does a wonderful job of keeping this story entertaining, while maintaining Biblical, and historical accuracy. The story is based on historical events that are well documented, and these facts and events are added to in order to create the story from one woman's point of view. What I find amazing is the level of historical accuracy makes the entire story seem as an autobiography instead of a riveting work of fiction
There are many references to quotes from the Bible, as well as historical events, yet the author weaves them into the story with a skill seldom seen in historical fiction.
I also feel that this book captures the true heart of Jesus of Nazareth, and portrays His teachings with not only skill, but also a very clear understanding of His words.
I cannot wait to listen to the next installment which is AD 33

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  • In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

  • How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars
  • By: Mark Batterson
  • Narrated by: Mark Batterson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844

Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn't chase. You will look back longingly on risks not taken, opportunities not seized, and dreams not pursued. Stop running away from what scares you most and start chasing the God-ordained opportunities that cross your path.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Game Changer

  • By Scott on 10-01-12

Another great read from Mark Batterson

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

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

Definitely! This book is a great encouragement to anyone that is facing any challenges in their lives, while maintaining a Biblical foundation.

What was one of the most memorable moments of In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day?

I truly enjoyed the way that Mr. Batterson details the history, and reasoning within the book.

What about Mark Batterson’s performance did you like?

He brings (of course) a full understanding of the book and it's precepts to the table.

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

This book had an encouraging aspect to it overall.

  • The Scarecrow

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,596

Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career. He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great newsman fiction from Connelly

  • By Tony B. on 08-18-09

Continuing on the tradition of the series

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

What made the experience of listening to The Scarecrow the most enjoyable?

As you listen to the series you begin to feel that you personally know the characters in it.

What other book might you compare The Scarecrow to and why?

Sherlock Holmes comes to mind, because in a similar fashion you come to know a detective, and understand the logical processes that lead to his conclusions.

  • Harry Bosch Box Set

  • 'The Narrows', 'Echo Park', and 'The Overlook'
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 27 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,140

Here are three award-winning Harry Bosch thrillers, all voiced by standout Broadway veteran Len Cariou: The Narrows, Echo Park, and The Overlook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • nice collection -- one missing in the order though

  • By Jami on 12-21-10

Another Great book in the Harry Bosch series

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

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

Yes I would, if they enjoy detective books. This book continues the character development that is a theme within the whole series of Harry Bosch and related series of books.

What did you like best about this story?

I truly enjoy getting to know the characters, and hearing the continuing, and crossing of plot lines within the series.

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

Lou brings an understanding of the characters, and a knowledge of the past books that bring the series to life.

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

absolutely

  • Lincoln

  • By: David Herbert Donald
  • Narrated by: Dick Estell
  • Length: 30 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513

In the best-selling tradition of Truman, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David Herbert Donald offers a new classic in American history and biography - a masterly account of how one man's extraordinary political acumen steered the Union to victory in the Civil War, and of how his soaring rhetoric gave meaning to that agonizing struggle for nationhood and equality.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narration almost stopped me.

  • By Vicente on 11-14-13

In depth summation of Lincoln's life

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

Reviewed: 12-04-16

This book shows the history, life, and thought processes that gave us one of the greatest presidents that we have had. It shows how Lincoln's thoughts, opinions, and values changed through his life and career.
This book does not sugar coat the motives that Lincoln had, but instead shows the reality of history in it's embarrassing fullness.

  • The Circle Maker

  • Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears
  • By: Mark Batterson
  • Narrated by: Mark Batterson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,710

It’s time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker - a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answered his prayers for his people. What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? Sharing inspiring stories from his own experiences as a circle maker, Mark Batterson will help you uncover your heart’s deepest desires and God-given dreams and unleash them through the kind of audacious prayer that God delights to answer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This has changed my prayer life.

  • By Sheri on 09-18-13

This is a great book guiding you to know God

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

Would you listen to The Circle Maker again? Why?

Yes I will, because of the encouragement, and insight it brings.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Circle Maker?

The basic story of the circle maker, and the faith it takes for him to do what he does, is amazing.

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

I always enjoy it when the author reads the book, because of the inflection, and desire you get to hear in the story allows you to gain even more insight into them.

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

I think I did (listen in one sitting)

  • Who Do You Think You Are?

  • Finding Your True Identity in Christ
  • By: Mark Driscoll
  • Narrated by: Daniel Butler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Pastor and best-selling author Mark Driscoll believes false identity is at the heart of many struggles - and that you can overcome them by having your true identity in Christ. In Who Do You Think You Are? Driscoll explores the question: "What does it mean to be 'in Christ'?" In the process he dissects the false-identity epidemic and, more important, provides the only solution - Jesus.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • In Christ!

  • By Jeff Hoening on 02-26-15

Mark Driskoll forces you to look at yourself!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

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

Absolutely! This book makes you take a look at yourself, and points you to a right understanding of who you are in God's eyes!

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

There are several moments that moved me, because Mark forces you to see where you have too high of an opinion of yourself, or too low. Amazingly we all have both at the same time!

  • The Pursuit of God

  • By: A. W. Tozer
  • Narrated by: Mark Moseley
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076

During a train trip from Chicago to Texas in the late 1940s, A.W. Tozer began to write The Pursuit of God. He wrote all night, and when the train arrived at his destination, the rough draft was done. The depth of this book has made it an enduring favorite.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great classic book to include in your library!

  • By Michael on 03-05-14

Great insight from a great man for God!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

What did you love best about The Pursuit of God?

The depth of knowledge that the author has, and his desire to get this knowledge, and love of God into his readers

  • The Lincoln Lawyer

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,732

Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients. But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narration

  • By Vishruth on 06-18-08

Great book as always

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

What made the experience of listening to The Lincoln Lawyer the most enjoyable?

The combining of the two series (Harry Bosch, and Micky Haller) brings added depth to the characters, and situations.

Any additional comments?

Do yourself a favor and check the series order, and listen to these two series (Harry Bosch, and Micky Haller) in order. The two series work in concert with each other, and the characters gain depth and history as the series progresses. If you get out of order, you will find that you get some spoilers, that make you want to go back and hear what you missed, but this also creates some letdown with the missed book, because you know some level of the outcome.

  • The Fifth Witness

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,447

Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable read

  • By Xavier on 08-17-11

Another great book in the series!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

If you could sum up The Fifth Witness in three words, what would they be?

suspense, intrigue, and focused

Who was your favorite character and why?

Micky Haller, because of the intimate way that you come to know this character throughout the series!

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

I always enjoy the "aha" moments within Michael Connely's books, you never know where you will find them, but once he reveals them it is like they were always there

Any additional comments?

Do yourself a favor and check the series order, and listen to these two series (Harry Bosch, and Micky Haller) in order. The two series work in concert with each other, and the characters gain depth and history as the series progresses. If you get out of order, you will find that you get some spoilers, that make you want to go back and hear what you missed, but this also creates some letdown with the missed book, because you know some level of the outcome.