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Lesia Petrizio

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  • A Pope and a President

  • John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century
  • By: Paul Kengor
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 23 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 118

Even as historians credit Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II with hastening the end of the Cold War, they have failed to recognize the depth or significance of the bond that developed between the two leaders. cclaimed scholar and best-selling author Paul Kengor changes that. In this fascinating book, he reveals a singular bond - which included a spiritual connection between the Catholic pope and the Protestant president - that drove the two men to confront what they knew to be the great evil of the 20th century: Soviet communism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful account of two amazing lives and their impact on us all!

  • By Lesia Petrizio on 01-25-18

A wonderful account of two amazing lives and their impact on us all!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-18

I love both of these amazing men! A beautiful account of a very dark time in our culture. How two men, following God’s call changed our lives. If you love President Regan and Pope Saint John Paul II, read this!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Treasure in Clay

  • The Autobiography of Fulton J. Sheen
  • By: Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen
  • Narrated by: Greg Friedman O.F.M.
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 124

This autobiography includes childhood and seminary reflections, as well as Sheen's views on media stardom, pastoral work, international travels, conversions, Vatican II, Mary, and more. Listeners can expect to hear many of this saintly and sage communicator's famous phrases and inspiring stories. Treasure in Clay illuminates why Bishop Sheen is now called "Servant of God", a step towards possible canonization in the Catholic Church.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Wonderful Autobiography!

  • By ecae on 01-03-13

A Must Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-17

A man blessed with a gift to be Gods instrument for all of us! He continues to lead souls closer to our Lord!

  • Twelve Extraordinary Women

  • How God Shaped Women of the Bible and What He Wants for You
  • By: John MacArthur
  • Narrated by: Tamara Adams
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

In Twelve Extraordinary Women, you'll learn more than fascinating information about these women, you'll discover - perhaps for the first time-the unmistakable chronology of God's redemptive work in history through their lives. These women were not ancillary to His plan, they were at the very heart of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative

  • By Rastein on 10-08-12

Not a true Catholic teaching...

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-17

The account of these women is not 100% accurate. I caution any Catholic to know your women of the Bible when your read this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In the Shadow of Sinai

  • Journey to Canaan
  • By: Carole Towriss
  • Narrated by: Daniel Koehn
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Bezalel is a Hebrew slave to Ramses II. An artisan of the highest order, Ramses has kept him in the palace even when all other Israelites have been banned. Bezalel blames El Shaddai for isolating him from his people. When Moses and Aaron appear one summer, and El Shaddai shakes Egypt to its core, Bezalel must reexamine his anger. Over the course of the next year, Bezalel's life becomes intertwined with those of an Egyptian child-slave, the captain of the guard, and especially a beautiful young concubine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Beautiful!

  • By Benin B. on 01-14-15

Ok

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

Would you try another book from Carole Towriss and/or Daniel Koehn?

Perhaps

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I am used to Lynne Austin books

Would you be willing to try another one of Daniel Koehn’s performances?

depends on the book

Could you see In the Shadow of Sinai being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

no

Any additional comments?

The story telling I am comparing to Lynne Austins books. The story is a good story with not enough biblical account for my tastes. I like this type of book but prefer it to follow the bible.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wonderland Creek

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596

Six-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin has won a loyal following for her inspiring historical fiction. In Wonderland Creek, young Chicago-area librarian Alice Grace Ripley is left heartbroken when her fiancé breaks up with her just as the Great Depression forces her out of a job. To escape the local gossip, Alice volunteers to deliver donated books to a library in rural Kentucky. There she discovers that God still has a plan for her after all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Depression Era Kentucky as a Librarian

  • By Sara on 06-26-14

Amazing story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-16

Lynn Austin is one of my favorite authors! Wonderland Creek is suspenseful and riveting! If I didn't have to work I would have read this book straight through! I love how Miss Austin weaves God into the characters lives. I love how this book, and all her works, teach of listening to people, being with people, being present to God and his miracles! Good book with good values!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Woman's Place

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422

While their men fight, America's women produce what's necessary for victory. In a Michigan shipyard, four female co-workers forge a strong bond of friendship that, combined with faith, helps them to overcome oppression, despair, and tragedy - and find love in unlikely places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complex insights on personal perspective.

  • By Sara on 09-17-13

An amazing story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-16

I loved the story line! I love how the moral teaching us woven into the lives of the characters!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Whiskey Rebels

  • By: David Liss
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 850

At his most desperate moment, Ethan Saunders is recruited to find his ex-fiancée's missing husband. Meanwhile, Joan Maycott and her Revolutionary War veteran husband distill whiskey on the western Pennsylvania frontier. As their causes intertwine, Joan and Saunders - both patriots in their own way - find themselves on opposing sides of a daring scheme that will forever change their lives and their new country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In My Top 10 - Maybe Top 5 At Audible

  • By Lulu on 10-31-12

Awesome!!!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-15

Great book! Well performed!

This is a wonderful weave of fact and fiction! The story kept my attention and interest. If you like books set in this period you will like the s book!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • North and South

  • North and South Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: John Jakes
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 30 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,998

Two strangers, young men from Pennsylvania and South Carolina, meet on the way to West Point.... Thus begins this brilliant novel of antebellum America, spanning three generations and chronicling the lives and loves of two great family dynasties. The Hazards and the Mains are brought together in bonds of friendship and affection that neither jealousy nor violence can shatter - until a storm of events sunders the nation and brings the cataclysm of war!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating novel of the Civil War

  • By 9S on 01-12-13

Loved it!!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-15

Great listen!! Entertaining and kept your interest!

Narration was good and storyline was good not too many twists and turns that you lost interest or got confused.

  • Ruth's Journey

  • The Authorized Novel of Mammy from Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind
  • By: Donald McCaig
  • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 269

On the Caribbean island of Saint Domingue, an island consumed by the flames of revolution, a senseless attack leaves only one survivor - an infant girl. She falls into the hands of two French émigrés, Henri and Solange Fournier, who take the beautiful child they call Ruth to the bustling American city of Savannah. What follows is the sweeping tale of Ruth's life as shaped by her strong-willed mistress and other larger-than-life personalities she encounters in the South.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • narrator

  • By Searchingforcomrort on 05-05-17

Awesome!!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-15

Awesome book absolutely loved it if you are a Gone with the Wind fan you've got to read this!!!

Well written! I did not want the book to end!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful