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  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61,542
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55,543
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55,324

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

  • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

Eloquent and powerful words spoken with such emotional strength and clarity.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-19

This book grips the essence of humanity in its internal struggle for truth in the midst of two realities so different. Her words drip with raw emotional power as she says, “all I had to do was trade my memories for theirs...”. Her story gripped me as her words danced in my head. An internal struggle for inner truth and health. I can only imagine the angst and courage to publish. Thank you.

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55,630
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50,424
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,267

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'M A 60 YR OLD WOMAN AND LOVE THIS BOOK!

  • By Christine on 12-01-18

Great insights into the human being

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-19

Goggins is a walking experiment laid open for all to read. Great insight into the human being and understanding of pain and suffering. The question is asked so often regarding the problem of pain and how unjust it is. Goggins lives it and finds something unique and beautiful in it. And in a way I think he partially answers the riddle through his life.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mere Christianity

  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,439

Mere Christianity is C.S. Lewis' forceful and accessible doctrine of Christian belief. First heard as informal radio broadcasts and then published as three separate books, The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity brings together what Lewis sees as the fundamental truths of the religion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic That Gets Better & Better With Time!

  • By Tim on 05-14-05

Profound

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-05

This is a profound writing that covers difficult concepts ranging to the moral law, laws of nature, and other belief systems. It analytically approaches the concepts, breaking them down into fragments. As the book progresses it dives into Christianity covering a variety of topics such as faith, begetting, and the great sin (pride). The amazing thing about this C.S. Lewis work is that I begin to see the analytical fragments. As I read, these pieces fit. In the end, I see that all the pieces fell in place perfectly as if they are within me. This is a book that is true to the human spirit. It is refreshing to read a book that approaches God in this way. This is another amazing work by CS Lewis.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Miracles

  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

"The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation. They say that God became Man. Every other miracle prepares the way for this, or results from this." This is the key statement of Miracles, in which C.S. Lewis shows that a Christian must not only accept but rejoice in miracles as a testimony of the unique personal involvement of God in His creation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Christianity for

  • By Philip on 03-06-07

Thought provoking

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-05

This book is one of the most influential books that I have read. I listened to this one many times without tiring of the message. This book has depth.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Narnian

  • The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis
  • By: Alan Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Alan Jacobs
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

The White Witch, Aslan, fauns and talking beasts, centaurs and epic battles between good and evil: these have become a part of our collective imagination through the classic volumes of The Chronicles of Narnia. Yet who was the man who created this world? This audiobook attempts to unearth the making of the first Narnian, C. S. Lewis himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • C.S. Lewis, lover of fairy tales

  • By RoamingChile on 01-20-06

Great read about CS Lewis

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-05

The books provided insight into the life of and books of CS Lewis. Having been absorbed by the books of an amazing man, this one intrigued me in and captured my full attention. It goes from his childhood to his death, providing a background of his books as he wrote them.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful