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  • The Everlasting Man

  • By: G. K. Chesterton
  • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

Few people had a more profound effect on Christianity in the 20th century than G. K. Chesterton. The Everlasting Man, written in response to an anti-Christian history of humans penned by H.G. Wells, is considered Chesterton’s masterpiece. In it, he explains Christ’s place in history, asserting that the Christian myth carries more weight than other mythologies for one simple reason—it is the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • well narrated audio of a masterpiece.

  • By J. Glemby on 10-15-11

The best book of the past 200 years.

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

Till men rediscover Chesterton we remain awash in a sea of modern fallacies and phrases - if only we knew where to look we might find sanity again. This book has literally and fundamentally been a teacher to me on how to view life and the men around me. Even after listening to it 10 times (nay, I do not exaggerate) I find myself listening with rapt attention to this reading for hours at a time. It is too bad John Franklyn-Robbins did not do many more great works, as a narrator he is perhaps the greatest I have ever heard.

  • Orthodoxy

  • By: G. K. Chesterton
  • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Orthodoxy was named as one of Publishers Weekly’s 10 indispensable spiritual classics of the past 1500 years. It is the personal journal of one man’s search for understanding culminating in his conversion to Catholicism. Written with wisdom and wit, G.K. Chesterton captures the very nature of faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Near perfect

  • By Blayne Thomas Dennis on 02-17-18

Near perfect

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

The combination of Chesterton and John Franklyn-Robbins is incomparable. It my audible library it is second only to "The Everlasting Man," also by Chesterton and orated by John Franklyn-Robbins.

  • God Touched

  • The Demon Accords, Book 1
  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,170

Chris Gordon is a rookie with the NYPD - one with a secret. In his spare time Chris is an exorcist without equal, with a gift from God. But when he saves a beatiful girl from a demonic attack, he discovers there is more to fear than just demons. Finding himself surrounded by vampires and were-weasels and facing a giant short-faced bear, Chris struggles to stay alive, all while protecting his deadly new girlfriend. And then there's her overprotective vampire mother!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Urban Fantasy Where Good Kicks *%# and I Loved It

  • By Don Gilbert on 11-19-17

Mary Sue x 2

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

The basic concept of the main character is interesting (super exorcist) but the story devolves info a twilight fanfic where both of the leads have incredible powers of sexiness and killing ability with no downsides or interesting developments. Everything falls into their laps for no reason. There's no feeling of an arc or any anxiety for the outcome of their relationship. The book would have been much better if it had focused more on a real struggle between the characters and the hellborn, rather than that struggle being a side story.

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