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Michelle Huss

LEMON GROVE, CA, United States
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  • Justified by Faith Alone Teaching Series

  • By: R.C. Sproul
  • Narrated by: R.C. Sproul
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Faith alone is the foundational answer to the question, "What must I do to be saved?" The doctrine of justification by faith alone is at the center of Reformation theology, and remains critical for all believers today. This doctrine is continually under assault, yet without it, there is no gospel. In this lecture series, Dr. Sproul explores the doctrine of justification historically and theologically. He carefully defines each term in the phrase "justification by faith alone", while pointing to the imputation of a perfect righteousness found only in Jesus Christ.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book from Sproul

  • By Robert & Shena on 06-29-16

Another great teaching on the gospel of grace

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

Reviewed: 06-10-16

This is the greatness and the love of God, my Father, to allow a wretched child like me, who was born and grew up in legalism to show me the gospel of grace in such an amazing manner. This increases my love for my Father, because I know He loves me and He loves me in a way I cannot even begin to understand.

The information about the Catholic Church is correct, I was born into Orthodox Roman Catholic and moved from there into other forms of legalism within the Christian faith.

God gave me great assurance of my Salvation through this audio teaching I am sitting her in almost glee over this teaching. I will listen to it again and again. I love listening to the gospel of grace. I know at some point I will have to move from the milk of the gospel to the meat of discipleship, but that will come in time.

Remember, if you are legalist, you don't have to be. We are NOT saved by God seeing our performance, we ARE saved through God seeing Christ's performance.

  • Dinner with a Perfect Stranger

  • An Invitation Worth Considering
  • By: David Gregory
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

You are Invited to a Dinner with Jesus of Nazareth - the mysterious envelope arrives on Nick Cominsky's desk amid a stack of credit card applications and business-related junk mail. Although his 70-hour workweek has already eaten into his limited family time, Nick can't pass up the opportunity to see what kind of plot his colleagues have hatched.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good food for thought

  • By Garry on 09-21-05

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 06-10-16

When I first heard this book years ago I was very critical, because I grew up in legalism, believing I had to do all kinds of things to be accepted by God and for God to love me. All these were lies. I grew up in legalism and from experience there is NO GOOD in legalism. We cannot earn God's acceptance or favor, because our absolute best is and never will be good enough, because God's standards are too high. This is why Christ died for us, so we will be in Christ when we believe and put our faith in Him alone.

This book teaches the true gospel of God's grace. I missed the message the first time, due to living in legalism. I am so thankful God gave me the gospel of grace and showed me his mercy.

This book will be difficult for someone in legalism to listen to but I ask that if you are in legalism to try and listen and ask God to open your mind and heart to His truth, not religions lies or man's interpretation of what he/she thinks God is saying.

I highly recommend this book.

  • The Complete Chronicles of Narnia

  • The Classic BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations
  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Maurice Denham, Full Cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,368

C.S. Lewis’s acclaimed and universally loved novels spring to life in these spellbinding full-cast BBC dramatisations. Anyone who’s visited Narnia wants to go back again, and these radio dramas make for a hugely entertaining first-time or return journey, with a cast including Bernard Cribbins, Maurice Denham, Richard Griffiths, Martin Jarvis, Sylvester McCoy, John Sessions, Fiona Shaw and Timothy Spall.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, but...

  • By J. Simes on 03-24-15

I knew what to expect

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

Reviewed: 12-04-15

If you could sum up The Complete Chronicles of Narnia in three words, what would they be?

Enchanting, Charming and Fun

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Complete Chronicles of Narnia?

Each story has memorable moments; My favorite is Voyage of the Dawn Treader, that entire story enchants me. I like the progression of the story from beginning to end and I have an order I listen to these books in which makes them even more memorable.

1. Magician's Nephew
2. Lion, Witch and Wardrobe
3. Prince Caspian
4. Voyage of the Dawn Treader
5. Silver Chair
6. Horse and His Boy
7. The Last Battle

What about Maurice Denham and Full Cast ’s performance did you like?

The variety, which is the same with any full cast production.

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

No, not able to listen to a book of this length in one sitting, but if I could I would.

Any additional comments?

I have the unabridged version of all these books and have enjoyed them, but this production is one I heard years ago and even for a time owned until I lost it. I was so excited to see it up here. To listen to this production brings back good memories. I knew it was abridged because I once owned it and it is still as fun and fresh now as it was when I first listened to it.

  • Star Wars: Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader

  • By: James Luceno
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,080
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,078

For the handful of scattered Jedi, survival is imperative if the light side of the Force is to be protected and the galaxy somehow, someday reclaimed. Yet more important still is the well-being of the twin infants, Leia and Luke Skywalker, the children of Anakin and his doomed bride, Padme Amidala. Separated after Padme's death, they must be made safe at all costs, lest the hope they represent for the future be turned to horror by the new Sith regime, and the unspeakable power of the dark side.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid, wish it was Unabridged though.

  • By Randall on 12-11-15

The bridge between Anakin and Vader

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

Reviewed: 11-28-15

I know some didn't like how whinny Vader was in this story and to be honest at first I didn't either, however, Vader has only existed a short time when this story starts and this story shows Vader going from the whinny Anakin Skywalker to the infamous Darth Vader many have come to fear and love over the years.

I do like the bridge stories because they fill in the gaps when cannon throws a wrench into everything many authors wrote and I am sure The Force Unleashed will throw even more wrenches into things we have all come to accept as fact within the star wars universe. Expect more bridges. To date my favorite bridge books are the Darth Bane trilogy.

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  • Careless Love

  • The Unmaking of Elvis Presley
  • By: Peter Guralnick
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 31 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

This concluding volume recounts the second half of Elvis' life in rich and previously unimagined detail, and confirms Guralnick's status as one of the great biographers of our time. Beginning with Presley's army service in Germany in 1958 and ending with his death in Memphis in 1977, Careless Love chronicles the unraveling of the dream that once shone so brightly, homing in on the complex playing-out of Elvis' relationship with his Machiavellian manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Michelle Huss on 04-21-15

Wow

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

Reviewed: 04-21-15

The life of Elvis Presley, Elvis was before my time for the most part. I was a child when he died there was so much talk about his death I wanted to know the truth. The way they talk about Elvis one would think he walked on water. This story is as depressing as it was refreshing. Depressing because his life was so stilted, probably because of his mother, read the first installment The Last Train to Memphis, and refreshing because he is seen as a human being. This story made me cry at places, honestly I think Elvis spent life looking for his mother. I would recommend this book that is the second installment and the first book I mentioned above for both fans and detractors of Elvis Presley you will not be disappointed by them no matter what camp you are in.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • William Shakespeare's Star Wars

  • By: Ian Doescher
  • Narrated by: Daniel Davis, Jonathan Davis, Ian Doescher, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373

Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas's epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare's greatest plays. 'Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying...pretty much everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Thine Ears, Brilliance This Doth Be!

  • By Troy on 10-02-13

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 05-04-14

Would you listen to William Shakespeare's Star Wars again? Why?

Yes, without a doubt. The performance drew me into the story. Not everyone will like it, but I loved it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character and always has is Darth Vader. He is mysterious, (well before he became a cute blond boy with a bad hair cut), ruthless and knows how to get a job done, but these are not the reasons I like him. Vader is the symbol that even the worst of us, (me), can find redemption.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Variety. I know I can make up the possible voices inside my mind but listening to the different characters provides that variety. I still enjoy reading the books. I have a kindle fire, I get whisper sync with professional narration. Speaking of which, when will these books become whisper sync?

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I have always had extreme reactions to Star Wars ever since I was a kid and experienced Star Wars for the first time, I still have extreme reactions as if I read or watched or listened for the first time. Star Wars had and still has a way of capturing my imagination and holding it for long periods of time.

Any additional comments?

If you love Shakespeare, you will love this audio book and the second one which is also on Audible and I am waiting for The Jedi Returneth to come out and starting to get impatient.I do recommend this book if for nothing else a means to get away for a while and learn the proper King James language and expand your vocabulary.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Emerald Talisman

  • By: Brenda Pandos
  • Narrated by: Mary Morgan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

To be normal, 16-year-old Julia Parker would shed her empathic gift in a second. Life has been difficult since her mother's mysterious disappearance ten years earlier - an event she witnessed, but can't remember. Julia's situation becomes more complicated after a near death experience from a blood thirsty stalker. As high school students go missing it is clear there is a connection to her own experience - past and present. Someone has to stop the madness....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoy this series

  • By Michelle Huss on 12-04-12

Enjoy this series

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

Reviewed: 12-04-12

Would you consider the audio edition of The Emerald Talisman to be better than the print version?

Yes, I like audio over print due to my busy schedule and prefer the spoken word over music or especially TV

What other book might you compare The Emerald Talisman to and why?

Sookie Stackhouse, because the main character is strong and when the main character gets issues from life she stands straight backed and tall. She has an ability that helps give her an edge over those who wish to do her harm.

Somewhat Twilight except when she has an issue with the opposite sex she has a reasonable time of sadness she does not drone on and on for chapters being depressed and throwing pity parties and disrupting the lives of everyone around her and her life does not end when one she had issues with does not see her.

I know I am being vague but I do not want to give too much info I like the entire series and do not want to ruin it for anyone.

What about Mary Morgan’s performance did you like?

her careful reading and her professional behavior on the mic.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When she learned of her mother and the part the object of her affection had in trying to help her mother.

Any additional comments?

I am getting impatient waiting for the next two books in the series.
I gave only a little bit of information as to not ruin the book for anyone. I enjoyed this series and I want others to enjoy it too.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Star Wars: Heir to the Empire

  • (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,887
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,754

Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords - the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last!

  • By Jt on 10-25-11

Better than the first

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

Reviewed: 09-11-11

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have the original audio book of this book, but this one better due to the outstanding performance. I love the performance of this book so much better than the first. The narrator sounds like he is acting not just reading and the narrator got the names and pronunciations correct in this one unlike the first.

What did you like best about this story?

I have this book in many formats it is my favorite of the Thrawn Trilogy. I like the depth of all the characters

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

This one is only the second one I have listened to and was okay at seeing him as narrator, but much more pleasantly surprised at how well he narrated this novel. This is an outstanding performance from him. I really like Johnathan Davis as well, but they made a great choice with Mr. Thomson.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

All the above at different and various places. I like when a book draws me in and makes me part of the story instead of just a listener. This book is one of those types of books.

Any additional comments?

Outstanding book and wonderful performance. Thank you for this outstanding option.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Holy Bible - KJV: Proverbs

  • By: George W. Sarris (publisher)
  • Narrated by: George W. Sarris
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 74

George W. Sarris is an accomplished actor, narrator, and spokesman. He served on the Board of the Screen Actors Guild in Boston, and has been a spokesman for radio and television commercials and industrial films for companies such as AT&T, BMW, Burger King, Duracell, Honda, Pizza Hut, Sprint, and UPS. Mr. Sarris holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Speech from Northwestern University, and Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Daily Proverb

  • By Michelle Huss on 08-01-11

Daily Proverb

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

Reviewed: 08-01-11

Reading a proverb a day can help you and guide you in what you can do better, what you should do and what you are doing well. When you meditate on God's word daily God will speak to you through His word and allow you do His will in His word and God can then direct your steps in the way He wants you to go. I am trying to read a proverb a day for the next year and try to follow what the book says in hopes of becoming more pleasing to God and delighting in God's word, will and way.

God bless

4 of 4 people found this review helpful