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  • Made for His Pleasure

  • By: Alistair Begg
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Pleasing God is not a matter of personal choice, but an imperative that must be taken seriously. In a world of self, we must give way to the priority of God if we want to experience His joy.In the popular book, Alistair identifies 10 benchmarks from Scripture that will prove invaluable as you seek to live a life that is pleasing to God. His clear, personal message will challenge and revitalize your faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!!

  • By Joe/Marisol Lindstrom on 12-27-14

Awesome book

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

I’m a Utah Mormon who loves the scriptures and love this book. Very in sync with our doctrines - most of Allister Begg’s stuff is I’ve found. Bud, I love the approach and concept of this book. There have been a few life-changing principles I have used in my Gospel doctrine classes and with friends and family. Great book. And my only complaint is that I was looking forward to this book being narrated by the author since he has a fantastic Scottish accent and it is not-it is a great book nonetheless.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of Mormon Made Easier, Part Two: Mosiah Through Alma

  • Gospel Study Series
  • By: David Ridges
  • Narrated by: David Ridges
  • Length: 24 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52

In our busy world, we sometimes find our scripture study isn't always productive. The solution is here with The Book of Mormon Made Easier! Along with the complete text of the Book of Mormon, this valuable study guide includes additional insights and commentary. A perfect study companion!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For all Book of Mormon Lovers

  • By Charles on 06-02-18

For all Book of Mormon Lovers

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

This book is life changing. I love that there is now a great way to listen to the Scriptures while doing gardening, exercising, driving, etc. I’ve listened to many commentaries for the Bible, but this is the only one I have found for the book of Mormon. It’s awesome. The commentary is fantastic-good sound doctrine and is not prone to speculation. Way to go Cedar Fort and David Ridges. Thank you for changing my life!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Joseph Smith

  • Rough Stone Rolling
  • By: Richard Lyman Bushman
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 28 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434

Founder of the largest indigenous Christian church in American history, Joseph Smith published the 584-page Book of Mormon when he was 23 and went on to organize a church, found cities, and attract thousands of followers before his violent death at age 38. Richard Bushman, an esteemed cultural historian and a practicing Mormon, moves beyond the popular stereotype of Smith as a colorful fraud to explore his personality, his relationships with others, and how he received revelations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Polarizing...in a great way

  • By Brigham Larson on 01-24-18

Great Biography

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

Reviewed: 04-21-18

So hard to review this and do it any justice. It truly captures Joseph Smith and the history of Mormonism in a way that gets anyone member or nonmember alike to delve into and seriously consider the story. The author gives a very fair angle with an inside advantage but an outside perspective. The Mormon history is displayed in a way that examines the critics and the traditions. I’m a Mormon and find it very faith promoting, but I’m not convinced my wife would feel the same way. So well done. Read or listened to it twice.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge

  • The Gripping True Story That Inspired the Movie
  • By: Booton Herndon, Les Spear - prologue, Max Cleveland - foreword
  • Narrated by: Chris George
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

The men of the 77th Infantry Division couldn't fathom why Private Desmond T. Doss would venture into the horrors of World War II without a single weapon to defend himself. "You're nothing but a coward!" they said. But the soft-spoken medic insisted that his mission was to heal, not kill. When Desmond knelt by his bunk to pray, his fellow soldiers hurled boots and insults at him. Even his commander wanted to throw him out of the army. But when his unit arrived on the battlefield, the intrepid medic quickly proved he was no coward.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring Story, but agonizing Narrator

  • By Donald Haynes on 08-09-17

Great story. Very motivating.

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

Reviewed: 06-20-17

The narrator tries way to hard to pronounce each word but at the expense of sounding like a normal human being. The word “again” for example. Shows up hundreds of times. You can’t miss it since it is so horribly pronounced.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,211

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

Not a big fan of books with sex scenes

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

Not a fan of erotica in books. Other than that it is very well written, great story, and very gripping.

  • The Addictive Brain

  • By: Thad A. Polk, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Thad A. Polk
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,428

The Addictive Brain is a fair and balanced investigation of addiction, backed by hard science and behavioral science. Most of us have probably seen the old antidrug commercial in which an actor compares your brain on drugs to an egg sizzling in a hot frying pan. That's a powerful image, but it doesn't tell us what actually happens when drugs enter your body and interact with neurochemical processes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By marilyn popko on 03-16-15

Great book for anyone

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

Reviewed: 03-28-15

I have a family member who has a major addiction problem and was listening to this to better understand that person. I walked away understanding myself far better. Very very fascinating book if you are an inquisitive person. It's like a feast of interesting information that applies to yourself whether it's behavioral addiction or a medical addiction. Cool course.

91 of 96 people found this review helpful

  • The Shining

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,997
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,990

Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it even more than the film!

  • By Bella on 01-23-14

It was okay.

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

Reviewed: 02-05-15

I thought the reviews were a bit overrated. Not used to constant swearing. Maybe that's the turn off for me. I love audible books. The performance is impressive. The story just didn't ever get me dying to keep listening like most audiobooks I research and purchase.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,634
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,454
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,463

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

Incredible narration

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

Reviewed: 09-30-11

This book is written so well and narrated even better. The best narration I've ever heard. Very well written. The story is great and riveting, but nothing super original where you can't stop reading it like Hunger Games, etc. I definitely recommend this one. It's a good solid safe purchase.

  • Lord of the Flies

  • By: William Golding
  • Narrated by: William Golding
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,290
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,380

Marooned on a tropical island, alone in a world of uncharted possibilities, and devoid of adult supervision or rules, a group of British boys begins to forge a society with its own unique rules and rituals.

  • out of 5 stars
  • classic

  • By Randall on 04-25-09

The worst narration ever

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

Reviewed: 09-30-11

No offense to the author who reads this, but he is somewhat elderly to the point where it feels like a lecture and one has a hard time listening intently. It's very monotone, slow, not pronounced clearly. Couldn't stand even 30 minutes before canning this book. Great story, but terrible naration. Nice intro by the author, but that's the only worth you get for your money.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 65 Signs of the Times

  • By: David Ridges
  • Narrated by: David Ridges
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

The return of the long-lost ten tribes, a new Jerusalem being built, heavenly messengers from beyond this life.... It may sound like fantasy, but according to the scriptures, all of these things will really come to pass before our Savior comes again. In fact, these signs were designed by the Lord to alert true believers to his imminent return. The question is, Will you recognize the signs?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This is not the book. It's a fireside talk

  • By Trevor T. on 07-24-15

Great for Latter-Day Saints

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

Reviewed: 09-30-11

Thoroughly enjoyed this lecture. Wished it was the whole book instead of just an hour or so of lecture. Very pleasant narration. My wife also loved it and was bummed when it was over.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful