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Dane Maralason

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  • Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary

  • Unveiling the Mother of the Messiah
  • By: Brant James Pitre
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 56

In Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary, Dr. Pitre takes listeners step-by-step from the Garden of Eden to the Book of Revelation to reveal how deeply biblical Catholic beliefs about Mary really are. Dr. Pitre uses the Old Testament and ancient Judaism to unlock how the Bible itself teaches that Mary is in fact the new Eve, the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth, and the new Ark of the Covenant. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Info.

  • By Barbara Gaebler on 01-07-19

Great Listen Especially as a Catholic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-19

This is a great listen! The narration is clear and engaging. The subject is extremely well researched. The organization of the material is superb. To my amazement, the volume of material covered in the relatively short read time is massive. I was very impressed. --Dane

  • Medieval Europe

  • By: Chris Wickham
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 119

The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative period - one not easily chronicled within a single book. Yet distinguished historian Chris Wickham has taken up the challenge in this landmark book, and he succeeds in producing the most riveting account of medieval Europe in a generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • outstanding, absolutely outstanding.

  • By Anonymous User on 05-11-17

Wow! Outstanding Work on the Period

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Reviewed: 01-15-19

Three charactoristics make this book a GREAT listen. 1) The reading is EXCELLENT! I felt as though I were inside the writer's mind. 2) The organization of the material never lost me. A leap forward or flashback never left me hanging because it was always tied so neatly to moment being described. 3) The balance between presenting the overview and the detail never overwhelmed me nor left me wanting for greater insight. Of course if I want to understand more about the crusades, I need to listen to 10 hours on the crusades, but now I know about the crusades in a way I never before did. --Dane

  • The Holy Roman Empire

  • By: James Bryce
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

First published in 1864, this is a comprehensive history of the Holy Roman Empire by James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce, a British academic, jurist, historian, and politician.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Please stop the faux-Brit accent.

  • By Patrick Quinn on 11-19-18

NOT an easy but addicting listen!

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Reviewed: 01-07-19

This is an advanced study that focusses on causes and consequences. Know your history first. The names and dates go by so fast if mentioned at all that I found myself constantly trying to catch up with what was being told. That being said, once I got into the book, I couldn`t stop listening to it and I did learn more than I expected by the end. NOW, I going to go back and listen to some more history of the period and may, just may listen to this book again. Griffin does an outstanding narration.

  • Catholicism

  • A Journey to the Heart of the Faith
  • By: Robert Barron
  • Narrated by: Robert Barron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 975
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 843
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 840

Fr. Robert Barron's comprehensive work goes straight to the core of the Catholic faith. He first examines the foundations of Christ's incarnation, life and ministry, and then works through the essentials of the Catholic tradition: from sacraments, worship and prayer, to Mary and the saints, and on to salvation, heaven and hell. Throughout this epic journey, Fr. Barron uses art, literature, personal stories, Scripture, theology, philosophy and history to present a complete picture of the Church to the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Journey!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-13-12

brilliantly explains Catholicism

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Reviewed: 12-29-18

I was expecting a history of Catholicism and while I did get many historical events this is not a history book. what I got was a brilliant explanation of the Catholic faith and a reading that was a Non-Stop listen to.

  • Killing the SS

  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard - contributor
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,484

As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run. A few were soon caught, including the notorious SS leader Heinrich Himmler. Others, however, evaded capture through a sophisticated Nazi organization designed to hide them. Among them were Josef Mengele, the “Angel of Death” who performed hideous medical experiments at Auschwitz; Martin Bormann, Hitler’s brutal personal secretary; Klaus Barbie, the cruel "Butcher of Lyon"; and perhaps the most awful Nazi of all: Adolf Eichmann.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Killing book by O'Reilly & Dugard

  • By G. Kinzer on 10-11-18

Extraordinarily Insightful and Engaging

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Reviewed: 11-10-18

This book engaged me on two levels. First in meeting my expectation that I would learn a lot about how Nazi leaders were found and prosecuted, and who helped the Nazis escape justice. This alone would have made for a great book. But the second level is what mades the book so extraordinary. O'Reilly's breathtaking account of the atrocities committed by the subjects of the book and the thousands of others who were never brought to justice. O'Reilly does an amazing job of presenting the facts, just the facts without gratuitous elaboration leaving the listener stunned at the horror that was actually experienced by ordinary people.

O'Reilly's read is excellent. Perfectly paced and inflected. This is one of the few audiobooks I came back to exclusively until it was finished. I usually rotate among a few books, but this one was simply too engaging to break away.

--DCM

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  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,035

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Thorough Yet Easy to Grasp

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-18

A great expose written in a thoroughly engaging style. Lewis' voice does full justice in telling the story. I enjoyed it and would highly recommend it.

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