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  • The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence

  • A Pocket Constitution
  • By: The Founding Fathers, Paul B. Skousen, Izzard Ink Publishing
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

This is the book you want to keep with you at all times: the full text of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the two documents that are the backbone of United States government. Hearing them as they were written is a must for every American. Regular listening is required for any historian or member of the legal profession, and a good idea for all Americans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Listen to It

  • By Freedom on 07-18-16

Just Listen to It

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

Reviewed: 07-18-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to be better than the print version?

I would. I like to listen on the go. The narrator was great.

What other book might you compare The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to and why?

How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

Have you listened to any of Mark Deakins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I did listen to Rogue Lawyer. Both are done very well.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The Constitution always moves me.

Any additional comments?

This is a great reading of our founding documents.

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  • How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence

  • By: Paul B. Skousen
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Have you ever wanted to read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and really understand what they're saying? Millions of others have, too. But getting a real understanding of the legal language of 200 years ago can be challenging - and as a result, few Americans know these important documents as well as they should. Recognizing this, Paul Skousen has written exactly the book you've been looking for. It's an easy step-by-step guide that makes these documents come alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simplicity

  • By Mr. Mitt on 07-01-16

The Book Title Says It All

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

Where does How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've listened to many, many audio books. I am a huge Grisham fan. Mark read Grisham's latest novel and that is partially what led me to this book. Love the voice. Love the performance.

What other book might you compare How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to and why?

I guess it reminds me a bit of one of Covey's books (How to win friends and influence people, etc.) Not really because of content but just the feel and vibe it has. It is approachable, easy, simple application, and something you would probably read again.

What does Mark Deakins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

As I said before, he read Grisham's novel and that was so well done that I couldn't wait to hear this one. Love the performance.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

I don't think i have ever read either of these documents before. Probably not even in school. To hear them side-by-side, and understand better how to interpret them, it took away the mystery and uncertainty. These documents are simple and i guess i never realized that before. I think what surprised me the most is the multitude of examples of unconstitutional things I read in the paper and see on the news. Education really is the key to preserve freedom.

Any additional comments?

Thanks for the book.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Naked Communist

  • Exposing Communism and Restoring Freedom
  • By: W. Cleon Skousen
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 263

The Naked Communist has sold almost two million copies. It found its way into the libraries of the CIA, the FBI, the White House, and homes all across America and the world. The Naked Communist contains a distillation of more than a hundred books and treatises on communism, many written by Marxist authors. We see the communist the way he sees himself - stripped of propaganda and pretense. Explained here is the amazing appeal of communism, its history, and its basic and unchanging concepts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The History of Communism

  • By Freedom on 11-16-15

The History of Communism

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

Reviewed: 11-16-15

What made the experience of listening to The Naked Communist the most enjoyable?

The history of communism was really intriguing. The book plainly lays out the goals for communism.

What other book might you compare The Naked Communist to and why?

The Naked Socialist, which is another book in this series is comparable to this book. The Naked Socialist details socialism just like this book does for communism.

Which character – as performed by Mark Deakins – was your favorite?

There are not any characters in this non-fiction political book.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

That communism is alive today. American's need to become educated and wake up that communism is on our doorstep.

Any additional comments?

This book is the history of communism clearly defined.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Atonement

  • A Personal Search for the Meaning of the Atonement
  • By: W. Cleon Skousen
  • Narrated by: Tim McConnehey
  • Length: 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 151

Latter-day Saints have a unique insight into the real meaning of the atonement of Jesus Christ, thanks to The Book of Mormon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great booklet read poorly.

  • By Will S on 08-02-16

I have been waiting for this audiobook!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes!!!! Definitely!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Atonement?

This is a quick read book. I would say that the whole thing is memorable. I will need to listen to it again to catch everything and do my own research as well. But the message is beautiful and it makes sense.

Have you listened to any of Tim McConnehey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no, this is the first one. I thought this was a really good performance of the book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Atonement: A story of love

Any additional comments?

I got W. Cleon Skousen's speech on the atonement on tape many years ago. I have since lost that copy. It is so nice to have the book on audio so I can listen as I run errands or go to work.

  • Prophecy and Modern Times

  • Finding Hope and Encouragement in the Last Days
  • By: W. Cleon Skousen
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

Prophecy and Modern Times is a delightfully arranged collection of prophecies from both ancient and modern prophets. A foreword by President Ezra Taft Benson sets the stage. Learn how to interpret and understand prophecy. Learn its purpose in your own life. Next, read about prophecies concerning America and Palestine, and see how those ancient men foresaw events that we are living through right now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ

  • By Sam on 12-07-14

Prophecy and Modern Times is Timely and Needed

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

Reviewed: 12-06-14

Would you listen to Prophecy and Modern Times again? Why?

Definitely! There are so many rumors and bad news stories out there regarding the end of times, that it is nice to get some hopeful messages.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Prophecy and Modern Times?

The good guys win in the end.

What does Mark Deakins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It has to be Mark's voice. When dealing with the Second Coming Mark added feeling and power that would not have been obtained by just reading the book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It is a fast read/listen. It is easy to listen to all the way through without even noticing. I did listen to it all in one day.

Any additional comments?

Thank you for finally getting this book on audio!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls

  • Bassam, Book 1
  • By: Paul B. Skousen
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 473

This is the story of the last holder of the scrolls, an old chief named Zafir. Worried that his life was nearly spent, Zafir chose young Bassam to be his heir to the scrolls. Was Bassam ready? To prove the young man Zafir took him on a caravan trek with the intent of teaching him the scrolls. And then, partway into the trip, a startling surprise changed everything. The scrolls are timeless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't get out of my car

  • By Freedom on 12-04-14

I couldn't get out of my car

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

Reviewed: 12-04-14

What made the experience of listening to Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls the most enjoyable?

I listen to audiobooks while I drive to and from work. I started listening to this book because the description intrigued me although I am unfamiliar with the authors work in general. My commute is 30 min, one way. After I drove into the parking structure and had to go into work, I couldn't get out. I kept telling myself 5 more minutes, or one more chapter. I stalled for probably 20 minutes. This book was beautiful. It has action, adventure, a love story, beautiful lessons but not in a preachy fashion. It is family friendly and you will not find one part of this book that you would be ashamed to have your children listen in the car with you while you drive around running errands. I will be recommending this to my brother though because I think he and his 9 year old daughter and 8 year old son would love this story. I certainly did!

What did you like best about this story?

The pictures that the authors words paint in my mind. From what i understand, the print edition has illustrations. I will be purchasing that book.

Which scene was your favorite?

The end. The kite. I won't say anymore as to not ruin the story for anyone. It was beautiful though.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The kite scene. But I would also have to say some of the beginning dialogue between Bassam and Rasha. It is painfully humorous and I really felt for both of them.

Any additional comments?

These is a book of the old style of books. In that, it is a story. A beautifully written story with background, context and research. A story not superficial without character development. A story that changes you and moves you and keeps you thinking long after you finish it. A story that is thrilling, and honest. There is a very human nature about it that I fell in love with. It is not an unbelievable story or action adventure. Maybe that was part of the fun of it. The voice was perfect for the production and I enjoyed listening to every word. I am looking forward to the next books in the series.

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  • The Real Story of Christmas

  • By: W. Cleon Skousen
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

In an era when Christmas is often portrayed as little more than a celebration of consumerism, many Christians are searching for a way to offer a deeper appreciation of the holiday to their children and family. New York Times Best Selling Author W. Cleon Skousen's The Real Story of Christmas reconnects the reader with what Christmas is supposed to be about: peace, goodwill, and the story of Jesus Christ. Skousen breathes new life into the Nativity story, with ample political and historical context.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Christmas Spirit

  • By Mr. Mitt on 11-20-14

New Family Tradition

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

Reviewed: 11-21-14

If you could sum up The Real Story of Christmas in three words, what would they be?

Our Christmas Tradition

What did you like best about this story?

The vivid details about Christmas and the events that lead up to the birth of Jesus. Also told in a story format that kept the kinds entertained.

What about Mark Deakins’s performance did you like?

I am a big Mark Deakin's fan. I purchased the book because of him. He did such a great job in The Maze Runner and so many other books.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did listen in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

This is a new family tradition to listen to The Real Story of Christmas.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • True Stories from the Files of the FBI

  • By: W. Cleon Skousen
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Be the FBI Agent in training under J. Edgar Hoover and run the gauntlet of Machinegun Kelly, Baby Face Nelson, and the Barker Karpis Gang. Step back into downtown Chicago of the 1930s and retrace the steps of some of America's most notorious mobsters. True Stories from the Files of the FBI was written by W. Cleon Skousen under the direct supervision of Mr. Hoover himself. These first-hand accounts of actual "do or die" situations were used for decades to train thousands of FBI agents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating and enlightening American history!

  • By Inspector on 08-27-14

Perfect Audiobook for the History of the FBI

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

Reviewed: 08-18-14

What made the experience of listening to True Stories from the Files of the FBI the most enjoyable?

I really enjoyed the fact these are true stories. Many of the cases I did not know how they ended. I liked how the author presented facts as well.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved all of the characters. One of my favorite sections was about the Barker-Karpis Gang. Nicely done!

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene or section of the book that I was my favorite was the foreword by Paul B. Skousen. I felt that really set the scene and the pace for the entire book. The "clean up America" part was nicely done.

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

I really had a different time with what happened in the Charles Lindbergh kidnapping. Have a young kid of my own what happened really hit home.

Any additional comments?

True Stories from the Files of the FBI is a wonderful listen. Corey Snow did a great job. It is one of the best true crime books out there.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful