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  • The Life of Adam Clarke

  • By: Samuel Dunn
  • Narrated by: Beth Thomas
  • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

The biography of the great theologian Adam Clarke. Clarke was a prolific writer of theology and the author of the definitive commentary on the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, inarguably the most comprehensive study of the Scriptures ever produced. Written by Samuel Dunn, a contemporary of Adam Clarke and his protégé, this biography explores Clarke's early life, conversion, education, adulthood as a theologian and his death. Great study of a great man of God.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent summary of a stellar man

  • By Rick Alexander on 01-17-19

An excellent summary of a stellar man

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

For many years I have studied the commentaries of Adam Clark and have known little of the man. I have appreciated and admired his work immensely. This little biography causes me even greater admiration and gives me a better understanding of the man behind the writing who was even more excellent than I imagined.

  • The Power of Full Engagement

  • Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to Performance and Personal Renewal
  • By: Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz
  • Narrated by: Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,082

We live in digital time. Our pace is rushed, rapid-fire, and relentless. Facing crushing workloads, we try to cram as much as possible into every day. We're wired up, but we're melting down. Time management is no longer a viable solution. Managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance as well as to health, happiness, and life balance. The Power of Full Engagement provides a powerful, step-by-step program that will show you how.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It works if you try it.

  • By Matt on 02-04-05

EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS!

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Reviewed: 12-04-18

Everyone should read and follow this life-transforming book. Its' powerful perspective & methodology are excellent!

  • The Valley of the Dry Bones

  • An End Times Novel
  • By: Jerry B. Jenkins
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

After a 17-year drought, multiple earthquakes, and uncontrollable wildfires, the state is desolate. The United States President declares the state uninhabitable and irreparable, directing California's 39 million citizens to relocate. With less than 1% of the population remaining in California at their own risk, the holdouts encounter a clash of cultures, ethnicities, religions, and politics that pits friend against friend with the future of California at stake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome novel!!! I would recommend to anyone!!!!

  • By Martha J. Lewis on 11-07-18

Stellar! Reminds me to listen to the voice of God!

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Reviewed: 12-03-18

This was one of the better reads I've had for a while in Christian fiction. I really enjoyed it.

  • The Prince Warriors

  • By: Priscilla Shirer, Gina Detwiler
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Nora Hunter, Andrew Eiden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

Xavier, Evan, and their friends have typical lives until they enter a mysterious land called Ahoratos. There they meet their guide, Ruwach, who offers wisdom and direction as the kids' initial adventure begins - an adventure filled with armor and danger and a very real enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suitable action/adventure for me and my 7YO

  • By JMK in Texas on 07-01-17

Excellent!

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Reviewed: 09-18-18

What a great imagining of the spiritual journey for teens to enjoy! I highly recommend it!

  • The Desert and the Sea

  • 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast
  • By: Michael Scott Moore
  • Narrated by: Corey Snow
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388

In January 2012, having covered a Somali pirate trial in Hamburg for Spiegel Online International, Michael Scott Moore traveled to the Horn of Africa to write about piracy and ways to end it. In a terrible twist of fate, Moore himself was kidnapped and subsequently held captive by Somali pirates for 977 days. Yet Moore’s own struggle is only part of the story: The Desert and the Sea falls at the intersection of reportage, memoir, and history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Jonathan on 08-04-18

Relevant & Philosophical

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Reviewed: 08-12-18

This articulate and reflective memoir is colorful in its language but relevant to our time and worth yours.

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  • Last of the Breed

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: David Strathairn
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330

This is the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time. When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian wilderness. Only one route lies open to Mack: the path of his ancestors, overland to the Bering Strait and across the sea to America. But in pursuit is a legendary tracker....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A western "indian" story set in Siberia

  • By John S on 11-25-13

What a Great Story!

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Reviewed: 06-10-18

I always love the work of this Master Storyteller. And, sprinkled amid the story is much to learn of history, culture, times, and places. You won't want to miss it! :-)

  • E. M. Bounds

  • Man of Prayer
  • By: Lyle W. Dorsett
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

In view of the popularity of E.M. Bounds writings, it seems incredible that so little of him has been published. To remedy that amazing state of affairs, Lyle W. Dorsett has read every scrap of paper related to Bounds, and the family has made available to him for the first time a private collection of the Bounds correspondence. From that, Dorsett wrote this account of Mr. Bounds' life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Succinct and Riveting Overview of Bounds

  • By Mark on 11-16-17

Deep admiration

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Reviewed: 05-02-18

I have an even deeper admiration for this incredible man. I also loved the anecdotes that shed further light on this era of church history.

  • A River in Darkness

  • One Man's Escape from North Korea
  • By: Masaji Ishikawa, Risa Kobayashi - translator, Martin Brown - translator
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,611

Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened when his family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was just 13 years old. His father, himself a Korean national, was lured to the new Communist country by false promises of abundant work and a higher station in society. In this memoir translated from the original Japanese, Ishikawa candidly recounts his tumultuous upbringing and the brutal 36 years he spent living under a crushing totalitarian regime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreaking

  • By C. F. Gagnon on 05-31-18

A Stark Story of Surviving the Hell of North Korea

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Reviewed: 04-25-18

Wow! What a powerful story! A must-read for every American. This story tells the detailed account of a survivor who escsped from North Korea. It is full of raw emotions and almost incomprehensible horrors. For me it illustrated the incredible blessings of freedom in America and demonstrated very brutally the effects of totalitarianism versus capitalism. Anyone who believes in socialism should read this book. It should forever change their mind. Every American and international lawmaker should read it too and enact policy accordingly.

15 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • David Copperfield (Dramatized)

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Boris Karloff, Cyril Ritchard, Flora Robeson
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

This dramatization of Charles Dickens' David Copperfield was a production of Theatre Guild on the Air, a renowned radio series sponsored by United States Steel. Starring Boris Karloff, Cyril Ritchard, and Flora Robeson, it originally aired on December 24, 1950.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • David Copperfield review

  • By Rick Alexander on 04-23-18

David Copperfield review

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-18

This book is very well written, which is why it's considered a classic. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the Classics.

  • Deadline

  • By: Randy Alcorn
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Involved in a tragic accident under suspicious circumstances, award-winning journalist Jake Woods teams with detective Ollie Chandler to uncover the truth. This Randy Alcorn best seller finds Jake drawing upon all his resources in an ever-intensifying, dangerous murder investigation. Unaware of the imminent threat to his own life, Jake struggles for answers to the mystery at hand and is plunged into a deeper search for the meaning of his own existence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • weird sound effects

  • By Leslie on 07-28-15

Asocial commentary wrapped in a whodunit

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-18

This story is well-written but emotionally heavy as it tries to integrate pretty weighty social and spiritual commentary into a rudimentary murder mystery.