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  • Quit Church

  • By: Chris Sonksen
  • Narrated by: Dean Gallagher
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Let's face it. Church isn't working. We hear sermons about the abundant life Jesus promised, but how many of us are actually living it? How many of our churches are thriving? How many people in our congregations are experiencing God's blessings? Maybe it's time to call it quits. Quit church? Well, not exactly. Drawing from his experience coaching hundreds of churches toward true growth, Chris Sonksen calls on us to quit our casual, cultural commitment to church as we know it....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Quit Church

  • By larry jenkins on 06-07-18

Didn't Really Inspire.....

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

The author may be "right" on every single point, yet after listening to this book I feel exhausted. Something in me wants to just cry out "God, please help me with all this", but somehow this book makes me feel that even THAT would not be enough...

Frankly, that's why I don't really like it... I'm not good enough to keep track of everything I must DO.

I'm halfway between the positive and pathetic review...

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  • Sex Changes

  • A Memoir of Marriage, Gender, and Moving On
  • By: Christine Benvenuto
  • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 20

Christine Benvenuto had been married for more than twenty years - with three young children - when her husband turned to her one night in bed and said, "I'm thinking constantly about my gender." Unhappy in his body, he wanted to become a woman. Part memoir, part voyeur's look into a marriage, Sex Changes is a journey through the end of a marriage and out the other side.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Portrait of a woman with a profound lack of empath

  • By Amy on 01-29-15

Something Doesn't Quite Work, Not Exactly Sure Why

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I listened to this story twice, since I'm genuinely interested in this subject.

I don't expect the author Christine to be any other person than herself. She did tell her story honestly and the way she wanted to tell it. I'm fine with that.

What did NOT work for me was the narrator, Renee. NO doubt, she has an excellent voice and is a gifted narrator---just NOT for THIS story. My gut tells me that Christine should have narrated her OWN story. That might have communicated something important.

As it stands now, there's a lot of subtance here, and a truly interesting story, but it just sort of fizzles and fades.

  • Troublemaker

  • Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
  • By: Leah Remini
  • Narrated by: Leah Remini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,914
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,709
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,655

The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching 30-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 07-10-18

FASCINATING!!

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

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

This story takes us to another PLANET... and Leah's voice makes every little nuance come alive!!

Of the 40+ audible books I've now listened to, this one (honestly) is my favorite.

  • Single State of Mind

  • By: Andi Dorfman
  • Narrated by: Andi Dorfman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418

Andi Dorfman, breakout star of ABC's The Bachelorette and New York Times best-selling author of It's Not Okay, returns with this new collection of her adventures as a still-single gal surviving and thriving in New York City.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shallow

  • By c63989 on 01-10-18

Good or Bad, She Held My Attention

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Single State of Mind to be better than the print version?

I never read the print version.

Would you be willing to try another book from Andi Dorfman? Why or why not?

Maybe. I'm a generation older with a totally different life experience. I find her story of what it means to be human quite fascinating!

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

She does a magnificent job reading her own story, regardless of how one might feel about "her lifestyle" or the thousands of F Bombs that explode every few seconds.

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

At first, I thought I wouldn't get through it because of the profanity (I just never use any of that language myself).

After a while, I realized she was only telling her story as honestly as possible, with all the language that she really uses.

And at that point I morphed internally from "judging Andi's lifestyle and language" to feeling "Wow! This woman is an excellent writer!" because all she was doing is telling her story exactly the way she felt it and with the language she actually uses day to day.

Any additional comments?

For me, this book is like an automobile wreck on the highway... You kind of feel guilty looking, but you just can't look away! Once I started this book, I had to keep listening.

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