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J. Tague

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  • The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

  • An English Professor's Journey into Christian Faith
  • By: Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
  • Narrated by: Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647

In her late 30's, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down - the idea that Christianity, a religion she had regarded as problematic, might be right about who God was. That idea seemed to fly in the face of the people and causes that she most loved. What follows is a story of what she describes as a train wreck at the hand of the supernatural. These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love!

  • By Thomas on 10-18-15

Enjoyed listening to the author

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

A very thought provoking and insightful book. I really enjoyed hearing the author's passion. It was wonderful to hear compassion and humble honesty on such a sensitive and divisive subject.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Edge of Eternity

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,367

Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some good, some bad

  • By Elisa on 09-22-14

Not his best by far

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

Reviewed: 04-11-15

Stale and predictable in many places if you read much of Follet's work. Too bad because I enjoyed several of his other books.

  • Desecration

  • Left Behind, Volume 9
  • By: Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

Twenty-five days into the Great Tribulation, the horror and suffering in the world is intensifying. The Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia, now the complete embodiment of evil, is preparing to desecrate the holy temple in Jerusalem by entering and declaring himself god. While Carpathia's forces seek to destroy the Tribulation Force once and for all, the world teeters on the brink of the ultimate battle: Armageddon. But the Tribulation Force of believers has more than a few tricks up their collective sleeve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Reading

  • By J. Tague on 07-06-10

Bad Reading

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-10

You need to listen to this book to make it through the rest of the series, but you will really appreciate Richard Ferrone after this.

Three stars is generous. I liked the story, but the narrator made it somewhat less than enjoyable. In all fairness to the narrator though, where was the producer?

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Hunger for God

  • Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer
  • By: John Piper
  • Narrated by: Cris Obrien
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

There is an appetite for God. And it can be awakened. I invite you to turn from the dulling effects of food and the dangers of idolatry, and to say with some simple fast: "This much, O God, I want you."Our appetites dictate the direction of our lives - whether it be the cravings of our stomachs, the passionate desire for possessions or power, or the longings of our spirits for God.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Proper Perspective

  • By J. Tague on 11-13-09

Proper Perspective

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-09

Excellent book on the correct perspective of fasting and how it fits into the Christian life. Permeated with the author's fervency to glorify and serve God, and exhorts the reader to do the same.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful