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  • Business for the Glory of God

  • The Bible's Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business
  • By: Wayne Grudem
  • Narrated by: Maurice England
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Can business activity in itself be morally good and pleasing to God? Sometimes business can seem so shady-manipulating the "bottom line", deceiving the consumer, or gaining promotions because of whom you know. But Wayne Grudem introduces a novel concept: business itself glorifies God when it is conducted in a way that imitates God's character and creation. He shows that all aspects of business,including ownership, profit, money, competition, and borrowing and lending, glorify God because they are reflective of God's nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally Biblical proof of business

  • By Anonymous User on 09-15-18

Well-organized, clearly communicated, Important

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Any additional comments?

I love this book! What does the Bible say about how we spend a majority of our time and effort? He clearly identifies the business world as one of the places where the rubber meets the road -- where our faith and values interact with the wide world. Very valuable to hear a well-respected theologian expand such an important topic.

  • The Iron Marshal

  • A Novel
  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Erik Singer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

He was a tough enforcer for a New York gang. But when young Tom Shanaghy made one too many enemies, he skipped town on a fast-moving freight. He landed in a small Kansas town that had big dreams, no name, and the need for an honest lawman. Tom figured that a knuckle-and-skull man from Five Points would be perfect for the job. He didn't know that a high-stakes cattle drive was headed his way and that leading it was a vindictive rancher bent on settling an old score.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Triple Cross

  • By Jean on 07-30-17

Slightly different tone, absolutely great

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

What did you love best about The Iron Marshal?

It is recognizably L'Amour -- I've read and loved so many of his novels and short stories. This one is a little different story line and characters than the other westerns. Like the others, it hangs together well. This is my new favorite. An interesting mystery. The main character plausibly develops over the course of the story. Lots of action.

  • Protestants

  • The Faith That Made the Modern World
  • By: Alec Ryrie
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
  • Length: 20 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

In this dazzling global history that charts five centuries of innovation and change, Alec Ryrie makes the case that Protestants made the modern world. Protestants introduces us to the men and women who defined and redefined this quarrelsome faith. Some turned to their newly accessible bibles to justify bold acts of political opposition, others to support a new understanding of who they were and what they could and should do. Above all, they were willing to fight for their beliefs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Too much to cover

  • By Caroline Pufalt on 05-13-17

Puffy narration, Judgemental tone, but valuable

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

It's always useful to hear what adversaries have to say. It was a real struggle to hear all the failings of my heroes in the faith, but I did it! The narrator has a thick British accent, so I had to think carefully to understand him correctly - - and he comes off as self-satisfied. Good historical overview of worldwide church development.

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  • The Lonely Men

  • The Sacketts, Book 12
  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: David Strathairn
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 363

Tell Sackett had been lured into the Apache's mountain stronghold by the icy beauty of his brother's wife. He didn't go alone. John J. Battles, Spanish Murphy, and the half-breed Tampico rode beside him. Each was driven by his past to test his speed and cunning against an enemy who could smell a white man a mile away, and then shoot his eyes out at a dead gallop. It was a contest few men could enter, and fewer still could hope to win.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic

  • By Blake on 03-22-06

Outstanding story!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-17

As a L'Amour fan, I've read and listened to a lot of them. This one is special. Great characters. Wonderful adventure.

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  • The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

  • By: Alex Epstein
  • Narrated by: Alex Epstein
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850

For decades environmentalists have told us that using fossil fuels is a self-destructive addiction that will destroy our planet. Yet by every measure of human well-being, from life expectancy to clean water to climate safety, life has been getting better and better. How can this be? The explanation is that we usually hear only one side of the story. We're taught to think only of the negatives of fossil fuels, their risks and side effects, but not their positives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Challenging the Status Quo

  • By Ryan E. on 08-20-16

A critical issue -- well documented and logical

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

Reviewed: 06-29-16

Where does The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Excellent. I found it easy to follow his logic. He developed thoughts that were new to me. The style kept me engaged.

  • Among the Gods

  • Chronicles of the Kings, Book 5
  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 469

While leading the exiled faithful into Egypt, Joshua's thirst for vengeance against the tyrannical King Manasseh threatens to consume his soul. Ultimately he must learn to forgive, placing his complete trust in God's will.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Salye on 01-09-08

Not Ms. Austin's best work

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

Reviewed: 06-29-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes. I enjoyed this story, but admittedly it is not based on Old Testament records so doesn't have the same value to me.

Would you recommend Among the Gods to your friends? Why or why not?

Maybe not. Her other "Chronicles of the Kings" stories are better

What about Suzanne Toren’s performance did you like?

Very engaging! I follow complicated dialog easily -- not sure why she is so successful.

Any additional comments?

Ms. Austin explains that the story is a fictional expansion of archeologists' findings in Egypt, and thus does have historical value. One of this things I like very much about her other books is that she helps me visualize, and thus remember, the Old Testament stories.

  • Open

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Andre Agassi
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship. Never before has the inner game of tennis and the outer game of fame been so precisely limned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen, get the full version.

  • By Victor on 01-31-10

Engaging and well-written

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

Any additional comments?

Was recommended to me as a good example of autobiographical storytelling. I didn't know anything about tennis, and had little previous awareness of the personalities involved. Even on this basis, I enjoyed it very much.

  • The Collected Bowdrie Dramatizations: Volume 3 (Dramatized)

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 215

Chick Bowdrie could have been an outlaw, but he rode a different trail. The Texas Rangers recruited Bowdrie to help pursue the most wanted men in the Southwest. And Bowdrie knew the terrain all too well: the dusty trails, bitter cattle feuds, the desperate killers, and the weather-beaten towns that could explode into chaos at the wrong word. The Rangers were called in to handle the tough cases, and Bowdrie was the toughest and smartest.

  • out of 5 stars
  • Classic Bowdrie

  • By Jeremy R Cover on 10-16-07

I love the Bowdrie stories

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

If you could rename The Collected Bowdrie Dramatizations, what would you call it?

The heavily ABRIDGED Bowdrie Collection! Did a good job editing them down, but missing some of the flesh none the less.

  • The Harbinger

  • The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret to America's Future
  • By: Jonathan Cahn
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cahn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,922

Is it possible that there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future? That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy? That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America? That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come? Before its end as a nation, there appeared in ancient Israel nine specific warnings and omens of national destruction - these same Nine Harbingers are now manifesting in America with profound ramifications.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This will make you think

  • By Aaron on 11-08-12

Engaging and solid

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

What did you like best about this story?

Solid history and Biblical citations in a very engaging format.

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

Couldn't "put it down". Sat in the car a few extra minutes several times to get to a good pause.

  • Command and Control

  • Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
  • By: Eric Schlosser
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964

Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America's nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? That question has never been resolved - and Schlosser reveals how the combination of human fallibility and technological complexity still poses a grave risk to mankind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By S. Mersereau on 10-14-13

Well Performed, engaging, manipulative

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

Reviewed: 03-03-15

Very interesting, although VERY long (I listened at 1.25 and 1.5 pace). Warning: lots of liberal blather in final third as he tries to summarize political implications (yes, I know that's obvious, but I wanted to hear it anyway!)

1 of 3 people found this review helpful