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Jeremy Anderson

Seattle, WA USA
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  • Rise of the Mystics

  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

Rachelle Matthews dreamed and awoke in another world. There she learned she was the 49th Mystic, the prophesied one, tasked with finding five ancient seals before powerful enemies destroy her. If Rachelle succeeds in her quest, peace will reign. If she fails, the world will forever be locked in darkness. In The 49th Mystic, Rachelle found the first three of those five seals through great peril and mind-altering adventure. But two seals remain hidden, and the fate of both worlds hangs in their balance. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intense and illuminating

  • By Ryan T. Pigford on 10-03-18

Required reading for humans.

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

I feel like a creature in conflict as I write this review — after all, a central theme in the story is letting go of judgment and surrendering to a love that holds no record of wrong... yet all reviews require judgment at some level, do they not?

There is so much here that I need to read again. Seldom in a work of fiction have I had to back up time and time again as I have here to let a concept or a conversation sit with me, sink in, and do its work in my soul.

This book is a delightful exegesis (in the shape of an allegory) about the kingdom of heaven, the immediacy and availability of it, our pursuit of it, and our relationship to its King.

People say “don’t blink or you’ll miss it!” I think Dekker has done a wonderful job of saying, “We were all born blind to it; Open your eyes and see!” Bravo.

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  • The 49th Mystic

  • Beyond the Circle, Book 1
  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485

Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still others that the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams. They are wrong. In the small town of Eden, Utah, a blind girl named Rachelle Matthews is about to find out just how wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A welcome return

  • By Shaun Eutsey on 05-23-18

Amazing, powerful, transcendent, transforming!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Dekker’s finest work to date — and so, so much more than a cleverly crafted tale! I will be re-reading this and sharing it with friends and family for years to come!

Alyssa’s performance is fabulous. Clear, well-paced, and with just enough variation in her voice that you can recognize the various characters simply by the sound of “their” voices and speaking meter.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    
    
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    Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    2,499 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Douglas Adams
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599

The Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy, the first volume in the five-part Hitchhiker "trilogy" made Douglas Adams a science fiction sensation, and is a must-listen for any and all fans of the genre. Don't forget to bring a towel!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • still a winner!!!

  • By Victor on 01-09-03

Nothing like hearing it read by the author!

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

It’s a shame this version isn’t available anymore. Mr. Adams’ rendition of his own work is my favorite and obviously the most accurate, as no one knows the exact inflection and emotion of the characters like the author who wrote them in the first place.

The one read by Stephen Fry is very enjoyable in its own right, but this is the one I return to fine and time again... I only wish the rest of them were made available as read by the author (if he ever took the time to do so!)

  • Soul Keeping

  • Caring for the Most Important Part of You
  • By: John Ortberg
  • Narrated by: Tommy Cresswell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504

The health of your soul isn't just a matter of saved or unsaved. It's the hinge on which the rest of your life hangs. Best-selling author John Ortberg presents another classic that will help you discover your soul - the most important connection to God there is - and find your way out of the spiritual shallow-lands to true divine depth. With characteristic insight and an accessible story-filled approach, Ortberg brings practicality and relevance to one of Christianity's most mysterious and neglected topics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dallas Willard for Dummies

  • By Marty Villa on 06-29-15

Excellent, meditative, and challenging!

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

Reviewed: 05-13-15

"You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life." This book not only delves into why but touches on how. An excellent read and read with excellence. Highly recommended.

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