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  • Hearts in Atlantis

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King, William Hurt
  • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,942

All the stories in this collection from Stephen King are related to the Vietnam War. King fans will recognize echoes of The Dark Tower series in the collection's first story, "Low Men in Yellow Coats." As the characters develop over the next four stories, King's version of the Vietnam War becomes one of his most frightening tales ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touching, Funny - Amazingly well written and read.

  • By Steve A. on 01-15-03

First part, 5+stars! Skip the rest.

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

William Hurt is by far one of the best narrators I have ever experienced in the realm of audiobooks. Hurt’s narrative magic coupled with King’s brilliant storytelling makes for an absolutely thrilling experience.
I absolutely love the story of Ted and Bobby. Beyond that, I would not suggest reading. That is something I never do, but as much as I adored the Ted and Bobby story, I utterly hated the rest of the book. I felt dirty and angry after it and truly wished I had not finished it. I literally started over immediately to experience the first part of the story again and to cleanse my mental palate from what came after it.
Ted and Bobby story – above excellent. Skip the rest.

  • 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 1,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,636

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

Prayer autobiography

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

Reviewed: 02-16-16

I was interested in the history of Honi, "the circle maker." There are bits of his history here, but it is primarily an autobiography of the author's prayer life and that of his congregation.
I usually enjoy authors reading their own works; however, this reader's up-and-down style, like there is a question mark in the middle of every sentence and an exclamation mark at the end, rather annoyed me and distracted me from the lessons of the book.
If you are looking for something along the lines of "how to pray," I would recommend this text.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bride Collector

  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 706
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 480

FBI Special agent Brad Raines is facing his toughest case yet. A Denver serial killer has killed four beautiful young women, leaving a bridal veil at each crime scene, and he's picking up his pace. Unable to crack the case, Raines appeals for help from a most unusual source: residents of the Center for Wellbeing and Intelligence, a private psychiatric institution for mentally ill individuals whose are extraordinarily gifted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Ain't About Weddings!

  • By andrea on 08-08-10

Superior suspense thriller!

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

Reviewed: 04-09-13

Superior! Knife-blade suspense that will keep you up late & keep you turning pages. A classic Dekker mind-bending thrill ride that plunges the reader into a rush of adrenaline again & again. Chilling mystery, soul-searching drama, endearing romance, & a host of memorable characters will drag your mind into a deep, dark depth that could only come from the mind of Ted Dekker.
Enjoy the ride.

  • Eyes Wide Open

  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: Philip Hodges
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 270

Who am I? My name is Christy Snow. I'm 17 and I'm about to die. I'm buried in a coffin under tons of concrete. No one knows where I am. My heart sounds like a monster with clobber feet, running straight toward me. I'm lying on my back, soaked with sweat from the hair on my head to the soles of my feet. My hands and feet won't stop shaking. Some will say that I'm not really here. Some will say I'm delusional. Some will say that I don t even exist. But who are they? I'm the one buried in a grave.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrendous story - makes me angry I wasted money

  • By Ronda Snyder on 03-19-13

Good story, narration drags

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

Reviewed: 04-04-13

I would like to have read this book instead of listening to it. I usually love Dekker's thrill rides. The narration seems rushed, repetitive (almost sing-song at times), unengaged—a hindrance to classic Dekker suspense.
If you’re a Dekker fan, this 1 is closer to the juvenile series style, similar to the “Lost Books” saga; & as always, connected to the larger adventure. ;) The spiritual twist becomes clearer as the story progresses, so just enjoy the ride. It provides a good message for youth & adults, especially for those who are not happy with “self”.
Thanks again, Ted.
Blessings~

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Pope Who Quit

  • A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death and Salvation
  • By: Jon M. Sweeney
  • Narrated by: Jon M. Sweeney
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20

At the close of the tumultuous Middle Ages, there lived a man who seemed destined from birth to save the world. His name was Peter Morrone, a hermit, founder of a religious order, and depending on to whom you talk, a reformer, an instigator, a prophet, a coward, a saint, and possibly the victim of murder. A stroke of fate would, practically overnight, transform this humble servant of God into the most powerful man in the Catholic Church.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • passionate, intriguing, inspiring

  • By Andrea on 06-23-12

passionate, intriguing, inspiring

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

Reviewed: 06-23-12

Sweeney narrates his own historical plunge into the life & times of Peter of Moroni. His passion for the details is obvious in his considerable detective work to examine the history from all angles, providing a richly woven tribute to this mysterious man of God.
Further exploration of key persons in government & Church of the time--including Francis of Assisi, the "pillar saints" & hermits--create a fuller bounty of understanding for the life & choices of the brief but godly Pope.
An excellent read/listen that will keep your attention throughout.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of Letting Go

  • Living the Wisdom of Saint Francis
  • By: Richard Rohr OFM
  • Narrated by: Richard Rohr OFM
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557

We often think of saints as rare individuals whose gifts far exceed our own, and St. Francis is no exception. But for Fr. Richard Rohr, a prolific author and renowned speaker, the life and teachings of this beloved figure offer an authentic spirituality we can all embody.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • delivery a bit disappointing;still a 5 star listen

  • By connie on 02-20-11

a lot of liberal, a little Francis

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

Reviewed: 05-18-12

I really wanted to love this book. It contains so much of Rohr's liberal opinions & so little of Francis's teachings, I simply could not. From exampling talking down to a less educated congregation to claiming someone living in a state the Bible declares sin is holy, it is extremely awkward to digest this book through the lens of God's Holy Word. As a Christian & clergy, I agree there is much we need to let go. The truth of Scripture, however, is certainly not on that list, & never shall be for those who love Christ & keep His Word.
Sadly disappointing.

12 of 34 people found this review helpful

  • Of Love and Evil

  • The Songs of the Seraphim, Book 2
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 113

In 15th-century Rome, Toby O’Dare, former government assassin, is summoned by the angel Malchiah to solve a terrible crime of poisoning and to search out the truth of a haunting by an earthbound restless spirit - a diabolical dybbuk. O’Dare soon discovers himself in the midst of dark plots and counterplots surrounded by a darker and more dangerous threat as the veil of ecclesiastical terror closes in around him. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Engaging

  • By Angelseakr on 12-29-10

a captivating adventure for spirit & faith

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

Reviewed: 05-06-12

A beautiful, artistic, charming, at times disturbing tale richly woven in Anne's return to faith in Christ. This will stir your spirit!

  • Go the F--k to Sleep

  • By: Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
  • Narrated by: Samuel L. Jackson
  • Length: 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,972

Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson ( Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious

  • By FanB14 on 07-06-12

funny but vulgar

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

Reviewed: 09-04-11

Sam Jackson is an amazing performer. I love his work. However, sadly, he is largely popular for vulgarity in his career.
This story is so funny; but the extreme profanity, in particular taking God's name in vain, robs the listener of what would otherwise be a delightful experience.
God bless~

  • The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume 1

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Wayne June
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889

Hailed by literary critics as the inventor of modern-day horror, H. P. Lovecraft is the cultivating force behind such modern writers as Robert Bloch, Wes Craven and Stephen King. The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume One is a collection of his best-known tales narrated for the first time by Wayne June and includes both "The Dunwich Horror" (published in the summer of 1926) and "The Call of Cthulhu" (published in the summer of 1928).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Series for those who love Lovecraft...

  • By Edward on 11-28-10

Chilling!

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

Reviewed: 06-20-11

Dark, dreamy, the stuff nightmares are made of.
Lovecraft is classic horror with rich American heritage flavor. Visit a town so far off any normal path the natives are already frightening, even before darker visitors move it. And chase the dreams of a list of madmen to discover a secret so dark it can't be mentioned.
A host of modern-day horror talents tip their hats to this brilliant original master.
Want to add a chilling challenge to your delight? Listen with the lights off.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • This Present Darkness

  • By: Frank Peretti
  • Narrated by: Jack Sondericker
  • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,277

A small town newspaper editor and a local minister uncover a web of conspiracy while an unseen battle between the angels of good and evil takes place in the town of Ashton.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good story horrible recording

  • By Jason on 06-10-13

spiritually uplifting & challenging

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

Reviewed: 06-20-11

Think you're so special leagues of angels & demons are fighting over you? You're right!
This spiritual warfare thriller quickly became a classic in its own right & soared to the hights in Christian fiction. Peretti is a great storyteller. He weaves suspense into a catching plot that makes you want to chase ahead a few chapters. But don't--you'll ruin the surprises.
Sondericker's narration hits the nail on the head with some characters as I had imagined them in past readings. He seems to enjoy the story & really get into it; all the more enjoyable for the listener.
Don't stop here! There's an exciting sequel to follow & a number of Peretti works to keep the pages turning...or the audio running.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful