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Chillingly powerful.

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Reviewed: 09-02-16

Lord have mercy on us. This allegorical story of a junior tempter being guided by his senior temper uncle through a series of letters, is sure to touch the heart. The gifted insight of Mr. Lewis transports the audience into the underworld to bring clarity to the workings of demons on their quest to devour souls for their own gluttonous hunger. Though he explicitly states that this is a work of fiction and should not be taken as gospel truth, there are, I believe, truths in his writing. I firmly believe that demons work in very similar was to the ones mentioned in this book, though most likely not entirely as written.

I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of the spiritual battles that rage among us unknowing mortals and who desire to live in the camp of the "enemy" (God as he is described in the book). This book, though chilling as I described, it written in such a light-hearted way as to not be frightening. Highly recommended.

Literary Genius

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Reviewed: 08-04-16

Stephen King is truly a master storyteller. this unabridged version of the stand seems to be a bit overwhelming being 48 hours long but the authors writing and the narrator's story telling keep the book exciting and the listener at the edge of their seat!

A word of warning though, this book is very graphic in both sexuality and gore. Much of it can be disturbing.

A study in the ancient peraonality

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Reviewed: 07-01-16

If you sometimes miss going to college lectures and you have a desire to learn about the men who ruled over ancient Rome than this is a audio book you'll enjoy. The professor is clearly passionate about this study and just as clearly brilliant as it appears his mind sometimes works faster than his mouth and he has difficulty speaking what he's thinking. a great overview study of the Roman emperors.

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Well done

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Reviewed: 06-28-16

The continuation of a captivating story about the human races resilience in the face of total annihilation, Independence Day Resurgence is truly an exciting story. It is not a perfect story by any means however, the characters can some times be dry and petty or cliché, but the story idea behind this story is fascinating and intriguing and able to keep the listener hooked.

I have yet to see this in movie form, though I do not understand why the movie has been getting poor reviews. If critics are going in expecting it to be exactly like the first they will be disappointed. It has its moments when it take from the first movie (almost word for word) but it is definitely reaching out to the next generation to continue on the story of earths survival and its ability to conquer.

This story is certainly a whirlwind of excitement and leaves the listener wishing for a sequel which it so easily sets up for preparing for a universal war. I highly recommend it be paired with Independence Day Resurgence: Crucible in which the listener will hear the back story and about the time between the first movie and second.

The answers to questions you didn't know you had

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Reviewed: 06-26-16

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The prequel to the prequels. This book offers the reader a glance into the life of the most sinister vilians of the star wars galaxy. The author expertly ties in this story to the movies (all three of the prequels) in such a way that leaves the listener feeling satisfied as If he's now being told the answers to questions he wasn't aware he had! Mr. Davis's narration, dark and deep, adds to the overall feel of the book drawing the listener deeper into the story and the expanded universe. If there is one book I wish was still considered Canon, it's this one. A must read.

The beginning of a classical work of art

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Reviewed: 06-26-16

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Thus begins the extraordinary tale of the fight for the one ring. This epic fantasy written by the father of fantasy himself, J.R.R. Tolkien, transports the listener to a wold of magic and danger and a courage. A spellbinding story that leaves the reader wanting more and purchasing the next in the series before the story is even done!

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Continuing to keep the reader hooked!

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Reviewed: 06-26-16

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Book two of the epic fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien leaves the listener chomping at the bit for the last installment. We continue to follow with baited breath to hear of the fates of Frodo and the ring and his companions. The narrator expertly enhances the excitement that is trademark to any Tolkien book. A must read for all lovers of epic fantasy.

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A classic tale comes to a close

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Reviewed: 06-26-16

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The tale of the ring comes to an epic conclusion and solidifies the loyalty of its listeners. In this final installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Tolkien wonderfully ties up all the lose ends in a satisfying and rewarding way, making the listener, or reader, want to go back to fellowship and start all over again. The narration is wonderful and captivating as to be expected in a Lord of the Rings book.

Fun and informative

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Reviewed: 06-26-16

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This is a wonderfully told history of one of the.most influential men in all of ancient history. The author does a great job of attempting to remain impartial and tell the facts all the while also attempting to bring a voice and emotion to Rome's first emperor. A great listen for all of those interest in history!

Wildly entertaining

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Reviewed: 06-24-16

This book is a must listen to any and all Independence day fans. It successfully and wonderfully bridges the gap between the first movie and second and leaves you with just the right amount of questions to make you excited for the sequel. Well done by all

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