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  • Hell Divers

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,347
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,308

More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to Earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers - men and women who risk their lives by diving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I usually don't read my SciFi however....!!

  • By Michalena on 10-06-17

Hell Divers—Doesn't fall short

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

I simply could not stop listening (Audible) to this book. I ended up finishing the first three books (Book IV has just been announced) in 10 days! The story is action-packed and each chapter ended with great cliffhangers that encouraged you to keep read/listening. It really is the action that keeps the narrative going. Admittedly characters are archetypical to quickly convey to the reader what their role is —you can tell who is wearing the dreaded Star Trek Redshirt. As the books continue the author adds more depth to the characters but still doesn't DIVE too deep. And that's ok. I picked up the book on a whim because I wanted action and that's what I got. Think of it as like watching the Expendables. Nobody went to see the movie expecting Oscar-worthy performances. This is supposed to be a fun read, he is not seeking literary merit.

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  • English Grammar Boot Camp

  • By: Anne Curzan, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Anne Curzan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836

Grammar! For many of us, the word triggers memories of finger-wagging schoolteachers, and of wrestling with the ambiguous and complicated rules of using formal language. But what is grammar? In fact, it's the integral basis of how we speak and write. As such, a refined awareness of grammar opens a world of possibilities for both your pleasure in the English language and your skill in using it, in both speech and the written word.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular

  • By Quaker on 09-24-16

Grammarian with grace

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

Anne Curzan absolutely loves the English language, and we absolutely love her for it. She is the most knowledgable person (I wish I knew personally) on the subject. As an English teacher I can't wait to apply the lessons I have learned from her in my classroom. She is a grammarian with grace!

  • Multiply

  • Disciples Making Disciples
  • By: Francis Chan, Mark Beuving
  • Narrated by: Francis Chan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

You were made to make disciples. Jesus gave His followers a command: “Follow Me.” And a promise: “I will equip you to find others to follow Me.” We were made to make disciples. Designed for use in discipleship relationships and other focused settings, Multiply will equip you to carry out Jesus’ ministry. Each of the 24 sessions in the audio book corresponds with an online video at www.multiplymovement.com, where New York Times best-selling author David Platt joins Francis Chan in guiding you through each part of Multiply.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational

  • By Ashley on 07-01-15

Community Group Essential

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

Loved it! Whether you are leading a community group or life group or discipling a friend, this book is great to read together.