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  • The Alliance

  • By: Jolina Petersheim
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

When Leora Ebersole sees the small plane crash in her Old Order Mennonite community, she has no idea it's a foreshadowing of things to come. Soon after the young pilot, Moses Hughes, regains consciousness, they realize his instruments were destroyed by the same power outage that killed the electricity at the community store, where Englischers are stranded with dead cell phones and cars that won't start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Alliance

  • By Susan Fryman on 12-12-16

Apocalyptic Mennonite

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

Would you listen to The Alliance again? Why?

Yes, this story has so many twists and turns. . . although I am not sure EMP which causes the power outage is really a true theory..it made for a great supposition.

What other book might you compare The Alliance to and why?

Maybe a cross between Left Behind and the Last Light Series to some extent but not totally. This book is not like any other I have read.

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

this narrator is so good about doing the different voices...I would not have caught some of the story had I not been listening to her.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

EMP is coming and will change your life.

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  • Ruth and Billy Graham

  • The Legacy of a Couple
  • By: Hanspeter Nuesch
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

She was born in 1920 on the east coast of China, the daughter of an American missionary doctor in the midst of civil war. He was born the son of a dairy farmer in 1918 in Charlotte, North Carolina, where milking cows was a daily chore. Together they would live a life of influence neither could have imagined on their own. No one has preached the gospel to more people than evangelist Billy Graham. But behind this exceptional man is an equally exceptional woman who made his global ministry possible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Encouragement for daily life in this biography

  • By C. Parr on 06-16-16

Don't waste your time or money

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

Reviewed: 06-18-16

I read the first chapter and it was articles you could have searched and read on the internet

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Justice

  • By: Angela Hunt
  • Narrated by: Kathy Poelker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Daryn Austin grew up dreaming of becoming the first female president of the United States. In November, she and Craig Parker win the national election and Daryn moves into the vice presidential mansion. Months later, destiny propels Daryn to the pinnacle of power when Parker dies unexpectedly. But Daryn's grand plans to implement real change in American society begin to crumble when she nominates the brilliant lawyer she had loved while attending law school to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed it despite myself!

  • By Jan on 01-30-16

Politics versus Religion

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

Reviewed: 03-18-16

Would you listen to The Justice again? Why?

Yes many years ago I read this book. It was the book that brought me to the authorAngela Hunt.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Justice?

When one of the major characters accepts Christ.

Which scene was your favorite?

The President just realizes she set a plot in motion that killed the man she loved

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The very end of the book moved me--Christianity is being able to forgive wrongdoing against you.

Any additional comments?

Yes Angela Hunt has two very good books that need to be made available as audio editions: The Truthteller And The ImmortalI am hoping someday that the company who owns the rights to these books will allow them to be available in an Audio version. I have The Truthteller on cassette but it is almost Worn to where you can't listen without damaging the cassette.

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  • God's Not Dead 2

  • By: Travis Thrasher
  • Narrated by: Dean Gallagher
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 70

Welcome back to Hope Springs...where Grace Wesley teaches high school history. She is on the hot seat with the school district after she answers Brooke Thawley's question about Jesus during a classroom discussion. Suddenly Brooke becomes a pawn in an epic court case that could cost Grace the career she loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen again and again!

  • By Ida Williams on 07-24-17

Christianity is not dead

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

Reviewed: 03-18-16

Would you consider the audio edition of God's Not Dead 2 to be better than the print version?

I was so impressed with the audible version that I also bought the Kindle version. There were so many references to the case for Christ and underlying References that I wanted to be able to read them repeatedly. So I guess I am saying For reference purposes the printed book was best.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Grace who faced great odds for her belief in God and never waivered in her Christian beliefs.

What about Dean Gallagher’s performance did you like?

This narrator was very believable and could easily switch to the numerous different Characters without the listener having to stop short and say huh? Have to rewind I missed something.

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

Yes. I receive a newsletter from an evangelical organization. In January 2016, There were articles on different subversive groups that were trying to take Christianity out of the public domain. This book's major theme anti-Christianity vs being able to express publicly your Christian views made me so happy that a movie/book was being offered to the average person that expresses the view of Christianity. As Christians we Are often viewed as unfairly. The book brought home the point of why is everyone allowed to stand up in public for their views but Christians?

Any additional comments?

This is the 2nd book that I have read/listened to by Travis Thrasher that was based on an upcoming movie. He does a really great job of keeping the reader's interest and Moving the story forward. I am anxious to compare the book and the movie. I couldn't Bring myself to do this with the first book "The Remaining" because frankly Mr. Thrasher Scared me with that end times novel. (Lol)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Feathered Bone

  • By: Julie Cantrell
  • Narrated by: Clifton Harris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

In the pre-Katrina glow of New Orleans, Amanda Salassi is anxious about chaperoning her daughter's sixth-grade field trip to the Big Easy during Halloween. And then her worst fears come true. Her daughter's best friend, Sarah, disappears amid the magic and revelry - gone, without a trace. Unable to cope with her guilt, Amanda's daughter sinks into depression. And Amanda's husband turns destructive as he watches his family succumb to grief. Before long, Amanda's whole world has collapsed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book was awesome!!!

  • By Donna Guider on 05-15-16

A Different Christian Story Of Faith

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

Reviewed: 02-26-16

I really enjoyed this story...the faith of Sara is amazing. Coming from a background similar I immediately connected with Amanda. The only reason I am not giving 5 stars is I felt there were times in the story that the author was verbose-made me wonder if she got paid by the word se wrote.

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  • A House Divided

  • By: Robert Whitlow
  • Narrated by: Heath McClure
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Corbin, a longtime legal champion for the downtrodden, is slowly drinking himself into the grave. His love for "mountain water" has cost him his marriage to the godliest woman he knows, ruined his relationship with his daughter, Roxy, and reduced the business at his small Georgia law firm to a level where he can barely keep the bill collectors at bay. But it isn't until his son, Ray, threatens to limit Corbin's time with his grandson that Corbin begins to acknowledge he might have a problem.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story, Terrible Performance

  • By mrseak on 02-14-18

Loose ends

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

Reviewed: 11-02-15

This. Book felt as though the author was in a hurry to finish it. There were many loose ends of the story left dangling. I have read better books by this author.

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  • Rena's Promise

  • A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz
  • By: Rena Kornreich Gelissen, Heather Dune Macadam
  • Narrated by: Heather Dune Macadam
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 182

"I do not hate. To hate is to let Hitler win." - Rena Kornreich Gelissen. On March 26, 1942, the first mass transport of Jews - 999 young women - arrived in Auschwitz. Among them was Rena Kornreich, the 716th woman numbered in camp. A few days later, her sister Danka arrives and so begins a trial of love and courage that will last three years and 41 days, from the beginning Auschwitz death camp to the end of the war.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Content / Horrible Production

  • By Simone on 07-23-15

Great Holocaust Story

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

Reviewed: 05-19-15

Would you try another book from Rena Kornreich Gelissen and Heather Dune Macadam and/or Heather Dune Macadam?

Only if they fix the volume on the recording--this went up and down through the whole story.

What other book might you compare Rena's Promise to and why?

War and Rememberance--each book tells a different side to the Holocaust Also this book reminded me a lot of the Hiding Place

Which character – as performed by Heather Dune Macadam – was your favorite?

Rena

Do you think Rena's Promise needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

yes I think it would be good to follow through the story

Any additional comments?

the only reason I gave this book a low rating in the overall category was the volume was not adjustable on the book..sometimes it was low and then other times it was too loud

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wallace

  • The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls - One Flying Disc at a Time
  • By: Jim Gorant
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Today, Wallace is a champion; but in the summer of 2005, he was living in a shelter, a refugee from a suspicious pit bull-breeding operation. Then Andrew “Roo” Yori entered the picture. A scientist and shelter volunteer, Roo could immediately see that Wallace was something special. While on his honeymoon, Roo learned that Wallace was about to be put down. Roo and his wife franticly fought to keep Wallace alive until they could return home to adopt him - even though they already had two dogs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Have Never Been so sad When a Book Ended.

  • By Leslie-Ann on 11-28-12
  • Wallace
  • The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls - One Flying Disc at a Time
  • By: Jim Gorant
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette

Narrator can't sink his teeth in this story

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

Reviewed: 01-30-15

What did you love best about Wallace?

Never give up on a underdog.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Wallace of course

Would you be willing to try another one of Sean Runnette’s performances?

No not unless he gets something to fix his teeth He sounds like he is having trouble with false teeth --very distracting

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Wallace went to his first disc competition

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Until Tuesday

  • By: Luis Carlos Montalvan
  • Narrated by: Luis Carlos Montalvan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099

A highly decorated captain in the U.S. Army, Luis Montalvan never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home, however, the pressures of his physical wounds, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. In constant physical pain, he soon found himself unable to climb a simple flight of stairs or face a bus ride to the VA hospital. He drank; he argued; he cut himself off from those he loved. Then Luis met Tuesday, a beautiful and sensitive golden retriever....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Book

  • By Char on 08-05-11

Giving Vets a Bad Name!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-15-14

What would have made Until Tuesday better?

Mr. Montlvan should have told the truth about the VA. He trashes the very people who determined medically what his condition was. If he is like the other veterans that I work with every day, he is getting a pension, free meds and probably his education was paid for by the VA.

I once ask a vet why he had such a cute king charles cavalier spaniel that he was calling his service dog--he looked me straight in the eye and said the dog is a chick magnet.

I think that is exactly what Mr. Montalvan uses Tuesday for--to attract attention. I am not saying that service dogs are not of benefit to veterans and that the wounded warrior program is not a great program that benefits the veterans--I am only saying that Tuesday is in the role of attention getter which is what Mr. Montalvan is really wanting.

What do you think your next listen will be?

nothing by this author

How could the performance have been better?

Mr. Montalvan could have reserved his bitterness about the US government, after all he never said he turned down the VA benefits promised to the armed service members for serving our country--if he is so all fired happy about being a cuban then return the VA benefits and go back to Cuba.

What character would you cut from Until Tuesday?

Mr. Montalvan

Any additional comments?

Yes, Richard Pimentolo did not work so hard on the ADA for veterans to have a whiner like this author complaining. America Mr. Montalvan love it or leave--but if you go leave Tuesday he is the best part of your story!

This is the worst bunch of lies I have ever read--If you folk want to find out about real service dogs--talk to Freedom Service dogs in Colorado--they will show you how and why service dogs are needed by the veterans-and trust me they won't complain while doing it!

  • Weekends with Daisy

  • By: Sharron Kahn Luttrell
  • Narrated by: Jane Jacobs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

Sharron Kahn Luttrell was still mourning the death of her beloved German shepherd when she decided to volunteer as a weekend puppy raiser .But Daisy, an adorable bundle of fur the color of buttered toast, captures Sharron's heart the moment she's handed the leash. And while Keith, the convict who cares for and trains Daisy during the week, seems intimidating at first, he is soft-spoken and polite. What's more, Daisy's appearance on Fridays, freshly scrubbed and sweet smelling, seems further evidence of his gentle nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Daisy's Smile on the Cover is a Perfect Indicator

  • By Library Volunteer on 08-14-14

Training a service dog

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

Reviewed: 11-29-13

What made the experience of listening to Weekends with Daisy the most enjoyable?

I liked the story. The ups and downs of training a service dog was fascinating.

What other book might you compare Weekends with Daisy to and why?

A dog named Boo--both books were about overcoming obstacles that are associated with disabilities. But Daisy was a little more of a feel good book about all kinds of people than the Boo book was.

Which character – as performed by Jane Jacobs – was your favorite?

Sharon

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

n/a

Any additional comments?

n/a

1 of 1 people found this review helpful