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  • Green Shadows, White Whale

  • A Novel of Ray Bradbury's Adventures Making Moby Dick with John Huston in Ireland
  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

In 1953, a young Ray Bradbury is summoned to Ireland by the brilliant but terrifying titan of cinema, John Huston. His mission: capture on paper the fiercest of all literary beasts - Moby Dick. But from the moment he sets foot on Irish soil, the author embarks on an unexpected odyssey. As Bradbury works and wrangles with the renowned director to craft a workable screenplay so filming can begin, he also develops a love affair with the beautiful, mysterious land of Ireland and its inhabitants.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First-hand account by Ray Bradbury

  • By Roseclan on 08-18-18

First-hand account by Ray Bradbury

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

This is more of a string of short story experiences by Ray Bradbury in Ireland while writing a screenplay for Moby Dick. A journal by Ray Bradbury is worthwhile to hear in itself; but some of the stuff about the director, John Huston got on my nerves. Overall, I enjoyed some of the stories better than others. The performance by the reader Macleod Andrews was outstanding. I enjoyed his Irish accents he used for the characters in the stories.

  • Moby Dick

  • By: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: William Hootkins
  • Length: 24 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651

"Call me Ishmael." Thus starts the greatest American novel. Melville said himself that he wanted to write "a mighty book about a mighty theme" and so he did. It is a story of one man's obsessive revenge-journey against the white whale, Moby-Dick, who injured him in an earlier meeting. Woven into the story of the last journey of The Pequod is a mesh of philosophy, rumination, religion, history, and a mass of information about whaling through the ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, EXCELLENT reading!

  • By Jessica on 02-18-09

Didn't realize how good it was!!

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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: 07-18-18

Wow! Audiobook was a great way to do Moby Dick! William Hootkins' narration and voices were awesome! The book was captivating! I truly enjoyed every minute! No wonder it's a classic!

  • The Light of Other Days

  • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

The Light of Other Days tells the tale of what happens when a brilliant, driven industrialist harnesses the cutting edge of quantum physics to enable people everywhere, at trivial cost, to see one another at all times: around every corner, through every wall, into everyone's most private, hidden, and even intimate moments. It amounts to the sudden and complete abolition of human privacy - forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When Seeing All is not Understanding All

  • By Lisa Callihan on 11-30-08

Great concept story if you can ignore the atheism

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

Great idea for story of a window to look back in time and the impact on society of losing all privacy. Unfortunately, Clarke's atheism rears its head when the window is focused on Jesus' life. The reader just needs to understand the difference between actual historical/scientific corroborating factual evidence of Jesus' life which contradicts Clarke's hopeful atheistic portrayal. Also, the last chapter becomes laborious attempt to give us a lesson on atheistic evolution theory and pass it off as accepted fact. You could skip the whole long last chapter and maybe just read the ending (skip the evolution lesson). The reader did an excellent job with the different character voices. Overall, still an interesting story.

  • Crazy Busy

  • A (Mercifully) Short Book About a (Really) Big Problem
  • By: Kevin DeYoung
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

I’m too busy. We’ve all heard it, we’ve all said it. Sometimes being busy seems like the theme of our lives. Yet this frenetic pace poses a serious threat to our physical, social, and even spiritual well-being. In this mercifully short book about a really big problem, best-selling author Kevin DeYoung rejects the "busyness as usual" mindset, arguing that a life of constant chaos is far from what God intends. DeYoung helps us figure out a better way forward as he strikes a mature and well-reasoned balance between doing nothing and doing everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Rob Guenther on 03-14-15

For everyone who is crazy busy!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

My church was using this book as a study. I was too busy to read it! LOL! it is a good read for getting your priorities in order and understanding why we are so busy all the time.

  • Rendezvous with Rama

  • By: Sir Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Robert J. Sawyer - introduction
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,781
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,668

At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredibly, an interstellar spacecraft. Space explorers and planet-bound scientists alike prepare for mankind's first encounter with alien intelligence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed in the narrator

  • By Brent on 06-01-12

Wish Audible had rest of the trilogy

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

Great captivating story! Bought because of the recent elongated cigar-shaped astroid object named Oumuamua that entered our solar system from interstellar space in Oct 2017. Strangely similar! Wish Audible had rest of the trilogy.

  • God's Outrageous Claims

  • Discover What They Mean for You
  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Lee Strobel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Lee Strobel presents 13 phenomenal claims by God that can change the entire trajectory of your life and revolutionize your attitude, your character, and your relationships. Take the Bible seriously and you'll discover that God makes some pretty amazing claims about you, and about what he wants to do in your life. God's Outrageous Claims examines important assertions that can transform your life into an adventure of faith, growth, and lasting fulfillment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • insightful look into christians and our faith

  • By Ken on 11-18-05

Great info for Christians

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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: 01-08-18

Excellent guide. Incorporated some facts and concepts from his other books. Well organized and convincing.

  • The Case for the Real Jesus

  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Lee Strobel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 195

From college classrooms to best selling books to the Internet, the historic picture of Jesus is under an intellectual onslaught. This fierce attack on the traditional portrait of Christ has confused spiritual seekers and created doubt among many Christians: but can these radical new claims and revisionist theories stand up to sober scrutiny

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Re-awakening.

  • By Dan on 08-12-08

Systematically addresses each objection

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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: 11-21-17

Stobel exposes the skeptics' flimsy evidence, poor scholarship and outright fabrications to discredit Jesus' identify. You end up shaking your head in disbelief why anyone would believe their outlandish viewpoints.

  • The Case for Faith

  • A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity
  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462

This unabridged audio download edition of the eagerly anticipated sequel to Lee Strobel’s best-selling he Case for Christ finds the author investigating the nettlesome issues and doubts of the heart that threaten faith. In The Case for Faith, winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award, eight major topics are addressed including doubt, the problem of pain, and the existence of evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of Lee Strobel

  • By Denise on 05-22-11

Must Read!

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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: 10-20-17

a good summary of all of all of Lee Strobel's other books! a must-read for anyone who is an atheist. It's 's good reading for all Christians too... to cement their faith! Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry.

  • The Case for a Creator

  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Lee Strobel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458

Lee Strobel became convinced that God was outmoded. Today science is supports the conclusion that the universe was intelligently designed. Darwinism has faltered in the face of facts and hard reason. Science definitely gives faith a boost as new findings emerge about the complexity of our universe. Strobel re-examines the theories that once led him away from God. You'll encounter discoveries from cosmology, DNA research, and human consciousness that present evidence in The Case for a Creator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Summary of Apologetics

  • By Alan Rither on 11-27-07

A MUST READ for any atheist!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-17

A must read for any atheist. The evidence Strobel provides dismantles the theories of Darwinism one-by-one. Even though it's preached and widely accepted as fact, macroevolution theory is actually very bad science, and in fact requires more blind faith to believe than does an " intelligent designer". Fascinating stuff! Read for yourself!

  • Case for Christ, Revised & Updated

  • A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Lee Strobel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,379
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,240
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,239

Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like: How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Jeff Wedding on 09-07-17

Must read for every human being!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-17

Compelling and convincing evidence for Jesus as God. It maybe the most important book you ever read!