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  • Poverty, Riches, and Wealth

  • Moving from a Life of Lack into True Kingdom Abundance
  • By: Kris Vallotton
  • Narrated by: Kris Vallotton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 380

Prosperity. It's one of the most dividing words in the church. Some pastors use it to tell their congregations that God will make them all rich, rich, rich! Others spurn the word and insist that true Christlikeness is found in forsaking all worldly riches and possessions. The truth is, both are right - and both are wrong. With refreshing honesty, humor, and keen insight, best-selling author and pastor Kris Vallotton mines the Scriptures in an eye-opening study of what the Bible really says about money, poverty, riches, and wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME READ

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-10-18

This book is a Treasure

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-18

This book will change you, your future, your children and your legacy. If you lack hope in a prosperous future - after this book you'll wonder, "What was I thinking?" Kris leads the reader into another Kingdom! What a wonderful world.

  • Arsenic and Old Books

  • Cat in the Stacks Mystery, Book 6
  • By: Miranda James
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

Lucinda Beckwith Long, the mayor of Athena, has donated a set of Civil War-era diaries to the archives of Athena College. The mayor would like Charlie to preserve and to substantiate them as a part of the Long family legacy - something that could benefit her son Beck as he prepares to campaign for the state senate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Marjorie Dawson on 01-29-15

Weird narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-18

Listening to an obvious female voice narrating for a guy named Charlie and the story is mostly in the first person, which is Charlie, was too weird for me to even enjoy the story.

  • Little Princes

  • One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
  • By: Conor Grennan
  • Narrated by: Conor Grennan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,640

In search of adventure, 29-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children's Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal. Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure whether he had the proper skill, or enough passion, to get involved in a developing country in the middle of a civil war. But he was soon overcome by the herd of rambunctious, resilient children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope there is a sequel!

  • By R. Cotton on 02-19-11

Inspiring, delightful, heart wrenching

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-17

Once you start you won't be able to stop. Every life should be lived so full on and every life should be so precious.

  • Elemental, Volume 1

  • By: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: Todd Menesses
  • Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 515
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 473

Devon Sanders, a private investigator known for his efficiency and discretion, has no interest in getting involved with the paranormal community. Unfortunately for him, the paranormal community does have an interest in him, or at least in his secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A long and crazy ride

  • By James on 06-08-16

The NARRATOR was horrible!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-16

The narrator made the main character sound like an idiot! Every sentence ended with the same ridiculous cadence and inflection - always wrong. He also made him sound middle aged instead of a young man. I found myself stopping to call Menesses an idiot and irritating. The story was good but Rain Oxford has got to change who reads his next book.
Sheesh - it was a relief when it ended.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Fool Moon

  • The Dresden Files, Book 2
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,851
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,804

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends. With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karin Murphy of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy's eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I've read in a long time!

  • By David Ziegler on 05-06-10

Hmmm? Conflicted

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

Reviewed: 09-12-15

Dear Mr. Butcher, I'm enjoying your story, until Murphy shows up. She's not a great detective - she continually has over emotional and knee jerk reactions and Harry then acts like a wuss. I hate having women portrayed so typically. We are capable of sound and logical reasoning. Hopefully she either grows into a believable character or is killed off and Harry grows a pair. I'll give your series two more books and if Murphy remains as is, then I'll move on.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 157,611
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 145,441
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 145,287

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

So Good

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

Reviewed: 03-26-15

I enjoyed every moment and didn't want it to end. I was leary of science fiction but what a treat this book turned out to be.

  • King and Maxwell

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,596

It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father...after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target? Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Come on guys, lighten up! This was a good book!

  • By JR Parrow on 11-27-13

Baldacci is always worth waiting for

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

Reviewed: 11-25-13

Any additional comments?

King and Maxwell is an engaging mystery. No moments of boredom - the case just kept getting larger and more involved. It was easy to question the wisdom of several of the characters, but believable. Maxwell irritates somewhat - but I have a hard time with severely messy people. Good Read, just what I always get from Baldacci

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,783

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham at his best (again)

  • By Brock on 10-23-13

Oh Yeah! Griffin is back

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

Reviewed: 10-30-13

Any additional comments?

I had stopped reading Griffin - partly because I was getting bored. I'm so glad I took a chance on Sycamore Road. I loved every chapter. It is full of rich and colorful characters, great narration and a perfect ending.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • W Is for Wasted

  • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
  • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,418
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,407

Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue. The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth waiting for....

  • By karen on 10-09-13

Not exactly a Waste but close...

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

Reviewed: 10-30-13

Any additional comments?

Kinsey and Henry are like cozy friends. I'm always happy to visit with them again, but this time they were the only likeable characters. Perhaps Grafton was trying too hard to make the deadline for W. Kinsey wasn't the savvy, smart detective I'm used to and Henry's judgement was somewhat impaired.

  • The Final Cut

  • A Brit in the FBI, Book 1
  • By: Catherine Coulter, J. T. Ellison
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman, MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,649
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,646

Scotland Yard’s new chief inspector Nicholas Drummond is on the first flight to New York when he learns his colleague, Elaine York, the "minder" of the Crown Jewels for the "Jewel of the Lion" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was found murdered. Then the centerpiece of the exhibit, the infamous Koh-i-Noor Diamond, is stolen from the Queen Mother’s crown. Drummond, American-born but raised in the UK, is a dark, dangerous, fast-rising star in the Yard who never backs down. And this case is no exception.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Art and Jewel Heists . . . Clever Fox

  • By Debbie on 03-11-15

Sadly it was boring!

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

Reviewed: 10-30-13

Any additional comments?

I wish I had read more of the reviews. I finally stopped listening and felt relief.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful