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  • Faith's Checkbook

  • Daily Devotions to Treasure
  • By: C. H. Spurgeon
  • Narrated by: Christopher Glyn
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Faith's Checkbook, written by world-renowned British pastor Charles H. Spurgeon, provides daily deposits of God's promises into your personal bank of faith. Spurgeon urges you to view each Bible promise as a check written by God that can be cashed by personally endorsing it and receiving the gift it represents. Cash in on the bountiful store of blessings when you withdraw daily from the Bank of Faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By JP on 01-17-15

Wonderful Devotional!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

I've been listening to this for three years, most nights before I go to sleep. It's wonderful to have God's Word to listen to all night, even if you're sleeping. The narrator's voice is perfect for this.

  • Under a Dark Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Lori Rader-Day
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Since her husband died, Eden Wallace's life has diminished down to a tiny pinprick, like a far-off star in the night sky. She doesn't work, has given up on her love of photography, and is so plagued by night terrors that she can't sleep without the lights on. Everyone, including her family, has grown weary of her grief. So when she finds paperwork in her husband's things indicating that he reserved a week at a dark sky park, she goes. She's ready to shed her fear and return to the living, even if it means facing her paralyzing phobia of the dark. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing performance. Great characters. Unique setting.

  • By Writer Girl on 08-10-18

Three Stars

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I really wanted to like this book. And I do to a certain extent, but I was also disappointed which will be explained.
I need to give credit where it is due and Tavia Gilbert did an outstanding job. Her performance was wonderful. To Lori Rader-Day's credit, the mystery of who killed Malloy was really quite good. There were some strong twists and turns that did surprise me.
So...<click>... three stars for that.
But, instead of staying on track with a really good "who done it", Ms. Rader-Day smuggled in her philosophical beliefs and at times, the book just rambled on about her apparently strong evolutionary beliefs. It almost seemed like that was the whole point of the book.
Honestly, I simply wanted to hear a good thriller, performed by a great narrator, written by a good author.

I did hear a great performance and a pretty decent thriller. That's what mystery and thriller fans want to hear... just that... a good mystery.... not a lesson in evolutionary theory which seemed to drone on and on and on.
I would have given this 11 hour book 5 stars if she cut out about 3 hours of her attempt to promote her belief system.

But the long ramblings of the man on the radio about stars and the unnecessary filler on her beliefs of our origins was really what turned me off.

There's nothing wrong with writing a book on your philosophical beliefs and your opinions on origins, no matter what you believe, but write it and put it in a category for people who want to hear it.

There were also some times where I couldn't tell if Eden was thinking in the past or present and if she was dreaming or awake. Perhaps the author was trying to be esoteric. A bit too much for my tastes.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • WhipEye

  • By: Geoffrey Saign
  • Narrated by: Lauren Holladay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Sam Green. Wildlife expert and nature lover, and desperately missing her mom. She also doesn’t think her 16th birthday should be a survival test. But she is about to learn she could die in the next 24 hours. Creepy monsters and a giant called Uncle Biggie do exist. Along with a scary guardian who wants to take over the world and an ancient wise-cracking parrot who wants to stop him. It’s up to Sam to save two worlds. With a supernatural staff named WhipEye - that she has no clue how to use. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Whipeye, evil shopkeeper, talking parrot and MORE!

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 08-20-18

The Beginning of a Fantastic, Fun, Fantasy Fest!

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

I have over 400 titles in my audio book collection. Many of them are series, which I really prefer... only if it's great. I don't want to waste 11 hours on mediocre stories and narration.
Geoffrey Saign will not disappoint!
I honestly have to say, that out of the hundreds of series I own, Sam Green and the WhipEye Great Ones are sitting at the very top of my favorites.

The characters are "real" -- Samantha and Jake are your every day teenagers...in the beginning....
As a connoisseur of books, both audio and written format, I feel I can spot a very special talent in a writer. Geoffrey Saign has the rare gift of entertaining with pen and paper (or keyboard and ink) that most authors can only dream of.

His imagination in stunning. His drama is gripping. His humor is perfectly placed, not schmaltzy or slapstick. When he intends to be funny, he really is. He doesn't use filler just to lengthen his books. When he writes, he's got something to say and it's always entertaining. And he chooses his resources wisely.

I could go on and on singing the praises of this book and the remaining books in the series. But I'll be brief and honest.

If you want your money's worth (or your credit), get this series. You won't be wasting one second of your time.
This is a rare series... one that you'll want to listen to more than once.
Get it. It's fabulous!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Gorgon

  • By: Geoffrey Saign
  • Narrated by: Lauren Holladay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

A powerful Lesser poisons Sam’s dad and Jake’s mom. To save their parents, Sam must bring WhipEye to Gorgon - the cruel and scheming leader of the Amazon Lessers. Gorgon demands that Sam and Jake bring him the Jewel of Origin, a weapon of great power. If he gets it, nothing will stop him. Sam and Jake must decide - will they save two worlds or save their parents? Their friendship will be tested to its limits. To stop Gorgon, Sam must be willing to risk the lives of her friends in a battle that some will not survive. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Doggone Dawg on 07-23-18

Wonderful! Can't get enough of Geoffrey Saign!

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

As a serial audio book listener and fan, I've been "blown away" by very few books and performances. There are a lot of good one's out there, but there few "GREAT" ones.... Books that you won't forget for a long time, if ever.

Gorgon is one of these books.
Book 2 of the fabulous "Sam Green and the WhipEye Great Ones Series", Gorgon exceeds everything great that one is looking for in an audio book experience.
Which makes it such a joy to listen to... and listen to... and listen to again.

I could go through the detailed summary of the book, but, I'll spare you that here. Just read the author's summary, listen to the retail sample...definitely listen to the first book of the series and then....GET THIS BOOK! The series gets better and better.

Geoffrey Saign has won several awards for his books, and it's not surprising. Mr. Saign gives fantasy lovers everything and more that they love the genre for, yet so much more. Drama, real life situations, non stop action and humor. His sense of humor and comedic timing is perfect and placed just where it needs to be, without going overboard.

As I listen to his books, I can actually envision the characters and what they look like. There are characters that are unforgettable. The kind, motherly caracal, Tarath. The sweet and lovely Heshia. The wise cracking parrot, Charlie and the evil Gorgon, who the book is named for. There are over 20 other characters that you'll fall in love with, or want to run away from!

If you are looking for a book (or series) to use those precious credits on, I can guarantee this...
Gorgon (and the other books in the series) are worth every credit used or every dime spent on getting extra credits. This book is THAT good.

Be looking for Geoffrey Saign's name in the future. It's going to be a big one.
Most excellent in every way!
Well done Mr. Saign... well done.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Heart in the Cloud

  • By: Mrs. Angela Marie Damrow
  • Narrated by: Lauren Holladay
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

This is a 100-percent true account, in my own words, about my life and struggles from childhood trauma to full healing! Enjoy. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Margaritaville on 07-12-18

Honest, Personal and Gritty

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

I enjoyed the letters Mrs. Damrow writes to her younger self. I hope she continues her healing journey. Honest, gritty and helpful to women who struggle with mental illness and sexual assault.
Narration was great!

  • Chosen: Live a Life Where You Have Nothing to Lose, but Everything to Gain

  • By: BraRysheyia Simpson
  • Narrated by: Lauren Holladay
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

BraRysheyia desires to inspire young women, young men, and everyone else to become well acquainted with our Lord and Savior. Getting to know the Lord is the best thing we, the people, could ever do. God’s presence, guidance, protection, and truth during our young lives is something so powerful that we should seek to experience it ourselves. We are the chosen people. Why not surrender it all to gain it all? Do NOT let fear stop you from living the life God wants you to live. How can you live the chosen life? Listen to the message in this audiobook. Be a Chosen One.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Grace!

  • By Mama Kin on 04-04-18

Amazing Grace!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Thanks to BraRysheyia Simpson for writing an intelligent, deep and personal book detailing her testimony on her road to salvation and love of Christ Jesus. Loaded with Scripture, Ms. Simpson rightly divides the Word of Truth.

A brave testimony by a lovely sister in Christ. I was very blessed by this book and had the pleasure of narrating it. I highly recommend it, especially for young Christians coming out of a lifestyle of post modernism into the Truth of the Savior.

A straight shooter, BraRysheyia goes right to Scripture and not her opinion as she goes through each point she is making.

A blessed book that can be listened to more than once. If you are a serious Christian who wants to learn, listen with pen and paper in hand to take notes. Thankfully, she uses a lot of Scripture and it's worth the time to write down the passages for further study.

Highly recommended for Christians of all ages and seekers who want to know more about this awesome God who has saved a people for His Glory!

  • Sufficient Grace (Volume 1)

  • By: Jessica Greyson
  • Narrated by: Lauren Holladay
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Four years have passed since tragedy broke Grace’s family apart, tarnished the family name, and sent her into hiding at finishing school. Now, with a new last name and a few years between her and the accident, Grace wonders if she will be able to escape the heavy shadow of the past that smothers her with guilt and a desire to escape life. Grace carefully guards her heart from others to prevent them from discovering her past. However, when Mitch, a deputy, comes into her life, he seems bent on destroying Grace’s armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sufficiently wonderful!

  • By Mama Kin on 02-24-18

Sufficiently wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

This book is a real blessing. The story flowed well and had plenty of twists and turns to keep me hopping. Looking forward to Volume 2 from Jessica Grayson. I love her writing and the narration by Lauren Holladay was masterfully done!

I highly recommend this audio book. Especially if you are looking for a clean book to read and can listen to with the kids..

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Alone on the Conestoga

  • The Colony Ship Conestoga, Volume 4
  • By: John Thornton
  • Narrated by: Lauren Holladay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

In the fourth book of the Colony Ship Conestoga series, the adventurer Jerome seeks to find out what happened to his fellow adventurer Cammarry. She is lost somewhere in the vast Habitat Beta. Jerome has only a few of his Dome 17 high tech gadgets, and has also lost contact with the artificial intelligence system, Sandie. He feels alone. What dangers await? What other things are lurking in the unknown recesses of the derelict and crashed colony ship? Will Jerome be alone for the rest of his days?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good solid Scifi

  • By Rayc on 02-07-18

Great follow up to book 3 in the Conestoga Series

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

I'm really enjoying the Conestoga series by John Thornton! This is my favorite book in the series. I loved the narration and Sandie the A.I. coming into her own.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Gold Dust Woman

  • The Biography of Stevie Nicks
  • By: Stephen Davis
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

Gold Dust Woman gives "the gold standard of rock biographers" (the Boston Globe) his ideal topic: Nicks' work and life are equally sexy and interesting, and Davis delves deeply into each, unearthing fresh details from new, intimate interviews and interpreting them to present a rich new portrait of the star. Just as Nicks (and Lindsay Buckingham) gave Fleetwood Mac the "shot of adrenaline" they needed to become real rock stars - according to Christine McVie - Gold Dust Woman is vibrant with stories and with a life lived large and hard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Michael Jones on 12-09-17

Stevie killed way too many brain cells

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

I have been a huge Nicks fan since I was a young girl, even dressing like Stevie at one point in my life, like most young girls my age. She was very charismatic as a performer. I did know, since I worked in the entertainment field, that the band had drug issues, relationship problems and a lot of fights, but I didn't realize that they were all out of their minds.

This book was a real eye opener. To take a look behind the so called glamour, doesn't seem glamorous at all. It sounds hellish. I'm glad Stephen Davis took quotes from the band members, Stevie herself and other close friends and coworkers. It really helped to hear honest statements and not just rumors. The book was pretty thorough and the narration was really well done.

I don't know how Stevie Nicks managed to keep as many assets as she has today. Her lack of knowledge about representation during her days with Fleetwood Mac was almost shocking. She seems to not have had any grasp of business decisions.

I know that's not her forte, but common sense was completely lacking. Fortunately, she was blessed with some people who saw that she was unwise and offered to help her out on the business side of things.

I get it... back in the 70's, almost every rich and famous rock star abused drugs and alcohol. The 60's and 70's were famous for it, and not just rock stars, but the culture, which was shaped by the music of the day. But Stevie, and all of the members of Fleetwood Mac should thank God today that they are alive and apparently very wealthy.

It sounds to me, that the author of this book is showing us what a lonely soul Nicks was. Going from lover to lover and fighting with band members all of the time doesn't sound very glamorous to me. And it's not. Living out of hotel rooms, no matter how elaborate, is a lonely life. I was especially saddened at the decision her and Henley made regarding the baby.

I respect Stevie Nicks as an artist and performer. However, her apparent lack of common sense really changes the way I feel about her, as far as wanting to be like her.
No thank you.

For us common people, this book show us that being a rock star is never as wonderful as it appears to us who never made it to the top. At one time, I wanted to and I am very, very glad I didn't make it there. I've seen it close up and it's an empty, lonely and selfish existence.

I pray for peace for all of the Mac members as they grow older, and hopefully, much wiser.
This is a great look into rock and roll insanity. Highly recommended!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Age before Beauty

  • Sister-to-Sister, Book 2
  • By: Virginia Smith
  • Narrated by: Lauren Holladay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Desperate to stay home with her baby, Allie Harrod launches a new career. Sure, she dropped out of Girl Scouts because she was lousy at cookie sales, but makeup is different, right? She'll do anything to make enough money to cover her share of the household bills, but how can she focus on her business when her list of problems is growing? None of her pre-baby clothes fit, her checking account is dwindling, and her mother-in-law has decided to move in! To top it off, her husband's attractive coworker suddenly needs his help every weekend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Allie's story is a blast!

  • By Margaritaville on 12-28-17

Virginia Smith does it again!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

The very talented Virginia Smith releases book 2 in her Sister to Sister series. All three sisters in the series have one book that focus specifically on them. This book is Allie's book. Allie is the sister who takes no guff and has a great sense of humor. But, her marriage to Eric has its' challenges. The pretty girl Eric works with seems to have an eye on him. Allie is also struggling with decisions on whether or not to be a career woman or a full time, stay at home mom. And, a surprise visit from her mother in law showing up (with suitcase in hand) causes even more stress in Allie and Eric's marriage.

Allie's sister's Joan and Tori are closer than ever to help her walk through this season of tough decision making. The characters from book one have returned and that makes for familiar personalities that we got to know in the first book. Lauren Holladay stays consistent with the voices from the first book. Her voice is beautiful. I'm going to check out her other narrations. I think I even like it better than book one, which was great!

I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series!