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  • When the Church Was Young

  • Voices of the Early Fathers
  • By: Marcellino D'Ambrosio
  • Narrated by: Marcellino D'Ambrosio
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507

Marcellino D'Ambrosio dusts off what might have been just dry theology to bring you the exciting stories of great heroes such as Ambrose, Augustine, Basil, Athanasius, John Chrysostom, and Jerome. These brilliant, embattled, and sometimes eccentric men defined the biblical canon, hammered out the Creed, and gave us our understanding of sacraments and salvation. It is they who preserved the rich legacy of the early Church for us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful summary of the early Church Fathers

  • By Mike C on 08-22-14

True History

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

Reviewed: 04-02-15

What made the experience of listening to When the Church Was Young the most enjoyable?

Hearing the letters of the Fathers

What was one of the most memorable moments of When the Church Was Young?

The discovery of how the Traditions started with the Apostles and were handed down.

What does Marcellino D'Ambrosio bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He has the conviction and makes the words come alive

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The beginning of the Church today.

Any additional comments?

This book like so many try to make the letters of the Fathers available to all people who want to know the truth. If read with an open mind, one might have to consider that the so called great Martin Luther might have been wrong on a few key points. If you ask me who I will believe it will always be those who walked with Jesus and the Apostles. Rather then someone who came later and said he was enlightened by the Holy Spirit. I know the Holy Spirit works in all who accept him but I believe those early Church guys had the Holy Spirit or how would they have been able to die the horrible deaths they bore with joy for our Savior.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Running with the Demon

  • Word and the Void, Book 1
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770

On a very hot Fourth of July weekend, two strangers appear in Hopewell, Illinois, in the middle of a bitter steel strike. One, a Demon of the Void, will use the angry steel workers to attain his own terrible ends. The other, a Knight of the Word, dreams about a nightmarish future and spends every waking moment desperately trying to change its course. The fate of the town and, ultimately, of humanity depends on one exceptional 14-year-old girl, the only one who can see the otherworldly creatures that have begun to invade her home town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to press pause

  • By OrganicTaco99 on 02-23-16

This is the best series Terry Brooks has written

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

Reviewed: 11-06-14

Would you listen to Running with the Demon again? Why?

Yes, I love the story, it has exciting parts. I wish audible could come out with the rest of the series though. I think it will take a few times to really hear it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Running with the Demon?

When John Ross has to decide to fight the demon or the monster. We all make decisions that affect the rest of our lives. Sometimes we have to choose between what is good for us and what is good for all.

Have you listened to any of George Wilson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, He does pretty good, I have heard better but I know he is better then some.

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

It was hard to stop. You need to take advantage of the slow times to stop the book.

Any additional comments?

I love this series and also the one that follows it (The Genesis of Shannara. The books make me think of what might happen and sound like it is possible if we don't think about the future.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Odd Apocalypse

  • An Odd Thomas Novel, Book 5
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,918
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,926

Once presided over by a flamboyant Hollywood mogul during the Roaring ’20s, the magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria. In the wake of Odd’s most recent clash with lethal adversaries, the opulent manor’s comforts should be welcome. But there’s far more to Roseland than meets even the extraordinary eye of Odd, who soon suspects it may be more hell than haven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Odd Apocalypse; Oddly Great

  • By Don Gilbert on 08-01-12

I do Love this book but it is actually book 6

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

Reviewed: 11-06-13

What made the experience of listening to Odd Apocalypse the most enjoyable?

Odd interlude is really book 5. If you follow the story you see that Rose land where he is now is mentioned in Odd Interlude at the end as a place he is going. Great books, I do love Odd. I will be sad to see them end.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Odd is my favorite character, he is so honest and tries to find the good in everyone and the humor in all things.

What about David Aaron Baker’s performance did you like?

He did a good job, I realize it can't be easy to speak with different voices.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Odd brings the world from the eve of destruction.

  • A World Without Heroes

  • By: Brandon Mull
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,378

Jason Walker has often wished his life could be a bit less predictable--until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason suddenly transporting from the hippo tank to a place unlike anything he's ever seen. In the past, the people of Lyrian welcmoed visitors from the Beyond, but attitudes have changed since the wizard emperor Maldor rose to power. The brave resistors who opposed the emperor have been bought off or broken, leaving a realm where fear and suspicion prevail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brandon Mull has won me over again!

  • By Stephanie on 06-21-11

Wonderfull book

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

Reviewed: 05-23-13

What made the experience of listening to A World Without Heroes the most enjoyable?

The story teller is good, the way it is written and read brings the world to life. Can't wait to get the next one.

What other book might you compare A World Without Heroes to and why?

The Story is almost as good to me as Potter.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was when he was at the feast and realized that you never get anywhere by staying where you are comfortable.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I wish they would make these a movie, It would probably read Classic in the making, Exciting, adventure.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended. Anyone who likes YA fiction should try these.