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Michael Sexton

Nashville, TN
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  • Moby Dick

  • By: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: William Hootkins
  • Length: 24 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 749
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746

"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

The Classics are so worth it!

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

Give this a listen!!! This is a masterful novel from one of America's best novelists. I have to admit that just like Ismael, I too was drawn to the sea (although in the Navy, not as a whale hunter), and for somewhat the same reasons. What actually amazed me was that Herman Melville captured what it feels like to be at sea for extended periods of time so well--frequently I found myself in awe of his narrative because I felt the same way at sea.

This novel does not move at the same pace as a modern novel, so be patient. But it is so worth the wait!

  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,088

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

The Real Bobverse!

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

If you are a Bob Newhart fan, this is a MUST LISTEN!!!!! I was absolutely fascinated with the interaction between a giant of comedy with all these contemporary comics.

  • Institutes of the Christian Religion

  • By: John Calvin
  • Narrated by: Bob Souer
  • Length: 67 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541. The book serves as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some previous knowledge of theology and covers a broad range of theological topics from the doctrines of church and sacraments to justification by faith alone and Christian liberty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read/Listen For Reformed Christians!

  • By LP on 09-13-15

Got Time??

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Wow—can’t believe I finished this! A fascinating listen, but I wish you had used a more modern translation. There’s probably close to 500 English words in there that I’ve never heard before. Still glad I did it.

  • The Egg

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499

You were on your way home when you died.It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.And that’s when you met me." A short story about the universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Weir is a master of putting words together.

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-11-14

Not an Original Thought in this story

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

Low grade New Age Mysticism! Andy should do better next time, I was so disappointed.

  • The Holiness of God

  • Extended Version
  • By: R. C. Sproul
  • Narrated by: R. C. Sproul
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 252

In this expanded edition of his classic series The Holiness of God, Dr. R.C. Sproul provides a comprehensive, biblical survey of God’s holy character and demonstrates how the demands of His holiness are met in Christ.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sadly, not a book

  • By Michael Sexton on 05-15-17

Sadly, not a book

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

This is a series of messages. I was hoping to hear an actual book read by Dr. Sproul!

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