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  • The First Confessor

  • The Legend of Magda Searus
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930

Married to the powerful leader of her people, safe among those gifted with great ability, Magda Searus is protected from a distant world descending into war. But when her husband, a man who loved life and loved her, unexpectedly commits suicide, she suddenly finds herself alone. Because she is ungifted herself, without her husband she no longer has standing among her people, and she finds herself isolated in a society that seems to be crumbling around her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spells it out so even a dummy would get it

  • By T. Stankard on 10-29-15

Repetition

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

First, I love Terry... I have read almost the entire series and decided to go back via the order that He suggested. Starting with The First Confessor.

Having read almost the entire series, It does give some much needed history in my opinion, and doesn't spoil the other books. it actually is more of a building block. The issue is the repetition. Very, "I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them Sam I am". This book actually could likely be done in 8 hours versus the 10 and you wouldn't miss ANYTHING.

That does not mean that, provided you can get past it, its not worth listening too. You could do the series without this book, absolutely...however, listening has truly helped me to better know and understand quite a bit. I am though, a person that HATES not knowing or having a full understanding.

Overall, the information was beneficial, the writing was sub-par in the sense that I am a serious fan, the narrator did a GREAT JOB.

Nicolae
    Left Behind Series, Book 3
    
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        Jack Sondericker
    
    


    
    Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    1,024 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • Nicolae

  • Left Behind Series, Book 3
  • By: Tim LaHaye, Jerry Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Jack Sondericker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901

First they were Left Behind. Then they formed the Tribulation Force. Now they must face Nicolae. Here is the most explosive of the three books thus far, the seven-year tribulation is nearing the end of its first quarter, when prophecy says that "the wrath of the lamb" will be poured out upon the earth. Rayford Steele becomes the ears of the tribulation saints at the highest levels of the Carpathia regime.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bad reading

  • By Erin on 04-20-11

Well done!

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

Reviewed: 04-17-17

This entire series is well written. I am listening for the 2nd time.

There are of course, places where the information is repetitive, assuming this is so that you are able to follow the story regardless to where you start.

Otherwise, well done and well read. I would suggest listening to the versions read by Jack Sondricker

  • Mama Black Widow

  • By: Iceberg Slim
  • Narrated by: Bobby Spears
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Mama Black Widow tells the tragic story of Otis Tilson, a stunning black drag queen trapped in a cruel queer ghetto underworld. In hopes of escaping the racial bigotry andeconomic injustice of the South, Otis' family journeys north from their plantation to an urban promised land. Once in Chicago, Otis and his siblings become prisoners to a wasteland of violence, crime, prostitution, and rape. This is the gut-wrenching tale of the destruction of a family and the truest portrayal of homosexuality in the ghetto ever told.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark, gritty and hard... Awesome!

  • By Matthew S. Hill on 07-02-15

Much better than I recalled

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

It's been years and I remember reading this as a young teenager because it was forbidden. As an adult, the appreciation and understanding of each characters own personal plight is awe inspiring.

Iceberg Slim was truly gifted and the narrator did a fantastic job.

Left Behind
    Left Behind Series, Book 1
    
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        Jack Sondericker
    
    


    
    Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    1,906 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Left Behind

  • Left Behind Series, Book 1
  • By: Tim LaHaye, Jerry Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Jack Sondericker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,906
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,673

In one cataclysmic moment, millions around the globe disappear. Vehicles, suddenly unmanned, careen out of control. People are terror stricken as loved ones vanish before their eyes. Is this the rapture prophesied by scriptures in the Bible from ancient times? If so, what destiny and tribulations are about to befall those who remain on the Earth and are left behind? In the midst of global chaos, airline captain Rayford Steele must search for his family, for answers, for truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Series

  • By GeeBLate on 08-15-12

2nd time around!

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

Reviewed: 05-26-16

I love this series, after learning that there were 3 prequels that I hadn't heard, I listened to those. They were so enlightening and so enhanced the story that I decided to listen to the series again.

If you are a first time listener to this story, considering the purchase, a non-believer, student of the word, whomever; I would strongly suggest getting this book but listening to he prequels first.

  • Cross Roads

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922

Anthony Spencer is egotistical, proud of being a self-made business success at the peak of his game, even though the cost of winning was painfully high. A cerebral hemorrhage leaves Tony comatose in a hospital ICU. He 'awakens' to find himself in a surreal world, a 'living' landscape that mirrors dimensions of his earthly life, from the beautiful to the corrupt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blind read, and my outlook on life is changed

  • By aaron on 11-17-12

Phenomenal

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

Reviewed: 06-17-15

This author is truly anointed and gifted in his craft. His books have the depth of C.S. Lewis, the creativity and imagination of J.R.R. Tolkien and the power of anticipation of Terry Goodkind.

I wept, laughed and repented...both times of listening. Very different from the Shack yet poignant in its on right.

  • The Shack

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,199

Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack one wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Changing

  • By LucySue on 12-30-16

Life changing

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

Reviewed: 03-12-15

After listening a 2nd time and only having learned about the book less than a week ago...I must say it's changed my entire way of thinking.

The story is phenomenal and the artist reading the story is awesome. You will laugh out loud, ponder the world, desire to be more patient, cry real tears of joy and sadness and in the end if you do not know God you will want to know him, if you thought you knew him you will know him better and if you do not believe you will at the least re-examine your own paradigms.

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  • Cover Girls

  • By: T.D. Jakes
  • Narrated by: Lizan Mitchell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

T.D. Jakes is an internationally beloved pastor and a best-selling author. In Cover Girls, he delivers the story of four women who, though from very different backgrounds, are all struggling with their faith. Michelle wants control, Tonya wants to be able to trust, and Mrs. Judson wants to let down her guard. Through Miz Ida's wisdom, and each other's support, these women discover that friendship may be the answer to their prayers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely Book

  • By Deborah on 02-22-06

Great book

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

Reviewed: 06-23-13

Which character – as performed by Lizan Mitchell – was your favorite?

She was excellent as all of the characters.

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

Absolutely, and I did.

Any additional comments?

Well written and the reader was awesome!