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  • The Return of the King

  • Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,887
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    5 out of 5 stars 12,767
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,874

The Return of the King is the towering climax to J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy that tells the saga of the hobbits of Middle-earth and the great War of the Rings. In this concluding volume, Frodo and Sam make a terrible journey to the heart of the Land of the Shadow in a final reckoning with the power of Sauron. In addition to narrating the prose passages, Rob Inglis sings the trilogy’s songs and poems a capella, using melodies composed by Inglis and Claudia Howard, the Recorded Books studio director.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audio book chapters are in the wrong order!!!!

  • By LJ on 11-04-18

Enjoyed it

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Reviewed: 01-14-19

I just figured out that some chapters are out of order but in my opinion doesn’t take away from the book since you have many story lines than stop and return later I felt the story still ran smoothly. The book is better than the movie and the movie was great.

  • I Am Spock

  • By: Leonard Nimoy
  • Narrated by: Leonard Nimoy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,378
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173

Best known to the world as the actor who created the legendary Mr. Spock in the cult television series that launched the Star Trek phenomenon, Leonard Nimoy has written the definitive Star Trek memoir. In this long-awaited autobiography, Nimoy opens up to his fans in ways the Vulcan never could.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Two in One

  • By Lannielui on 07-18-09

Where no memoir has gone before

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Reviewed: 01-13-19

Loved this book, I learned a lot and I like Star Trek and Spock even more for it. Since Leonard Nimoy narrates it, it makes it 1000 times better

  • A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,196

A Signature Performance: Tim Curry rescues Charles Dickens from the jaws of Disney with his one-of-a-kind performance of the treasured classic. Our listeners loved this version so much that it inspired our whole line of Signature Classics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!!!

  • By Alia on 12-11-09

Wonderful

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Reviewed: 12-29-18

I really enjoyed listening to this book and Tim Curry made it a thousand times more awesome. Highly recommend

  • Philosophy of Mind: Bolinda Beginner Guides

  • By: Edward Feser
  • Narrated by: Andrea Powell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

In this lively and entertaining introduction to the philosophy of mind, Edward Feser explores the questions central to the discipline, and relates them not only to the human brain and its capacity for thought, but also to the increasing sophistication of artificial intelligence. This in-depth primer is an account of all the most important and significant attempts that have been made to answer the riddles of consciousness and thought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

  • By Brian on 12-01-12

Excellent book

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Reviewed: 12-19-18

Very informative on the discourse of the mind , the soul and the body. I especially enjoyed the sections on hylomorphism and Thomistic dualism

  • When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment

  • By: Ryan T. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

The transgender movement has hit breakneck speed. In the space of a year, it’s gone from something that most Americans had never heard of to a cause claiming the mantle of civil rights. But can a boy truly be “trapped” in a girl’s body? Can modern medicine really “reassign” sex? Is sex something “assigned” in the first place? What’s the loving response to a friend or child experiencing a gender-identity conflict? What should our law say on these issues? When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment provides thoughtful answers to all of these questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read this Book

  • By Christopher Falvello on 12-03-18

Charitable, logical and full of evidence

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Reviewed: 08-25-18

Excellent book on this controversial subject. Comprehensive and a must read for all who want to be informed.

Anderson does it agaij

6 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Thoughtful Theism

  • Redeeming Reason in an Irrational Age
  • By: Fr. Andrew Younan
  • Narrated by: Robert Corzine
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Drawing from years of experience as a priest and a teacher of philosophy, Fr. Younan presents the fallacies that often accompany thinking about a concept as difficult as God. With clarity and humor, he presents the "Five Ways" of Aquinas, discusses the big bang and evolution, the problem of evil, morality, and the complexities and abuses of religion. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read for theists and atheists

  • By Michael on 08-23-18

Must read for theists and atheists

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Reviewed: 08-23-18

This book was well written, he quotes all the mainstream atheists from Dawkins , to Hitchens , Sam Harris , Dennet, Russel and more and shows there misunderstanding of certain theist arguments.

I think every believer and non believer should read this book to understand their position better and change depending on where the facts lead.

This book is great because it’s a short read and yet packed with a lot of info without becoming boring which can happen when reading books of this nature

I will definitely comeback to this book and listen to it again

  • The God Delusion

  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,976

Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming, smart, and unpretentious

  • By Blake on 06-04-13

How can this book turn anyone atheist

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Reviewed: 08-11-18

I am aware of Dawkins prestige but unless you already adhere to his opinions this book won’t really sway you even though it claims to turn a believer atheist by the end of his book. His arguments are strawman fallacies at best doesn’t even address penroses number and writes of fine tuning as anthropic principle and calls that an elegant response...

I was not a fan of the double narration but that’s merely my personal opinion

This book seems like it was written for skeptic high school students or anyone who hasn’t seriously searched for the merit in the best arguments available but wants to lean or stay a skeptic

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Aquinas: Bolinda Beginner Guides

  • By: Edward Feser
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

One of the most influential philosophers and theologians in the history of Western thought, St Thomas Aquinas established the foundations for much of modern philosophy of religion, and is famous for his arguments for the existence of God. In this cogent and multifaceted introduction to the great saint's work, Edward Feser argues that you cannot fully understand Aquinas' philosophy without his theology, and vice-versa. He covers Aquinas' thoughts on the soul, natural law, metaphysics, and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book marred by faulty pronunciation

  • By Charles on 09-13-15

Great book

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Reviewed: 08-06-18

Really explains Aquinas 5 ways they way they are supposed to be understood and in a way that can be understood by those of us lacking in our philosophical knowledge

  • The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux

  • The Story of a Soul
  • By: Therese Martin O.Carm., John Beevers (translator)
  • Narrated by: Sherry Kennedy Brownrigg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 457

Sharing memories from early childhood through her life as a Carmelite nun, Therese opens her heart to us. This bride of Christ reveals her passion and longing for union with God. Her simplicity is charming and we begin to believe that we can travel the path to salvation that she points out to us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Lion of Lisieux

  • By Jonathan M. on 02-24-14

Amazing

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Reviewed: 08-06-18

This book is one of my favorites and this narrator brought it to life I felt as if I was listening to St Therese herself.

Highly recommend

  • Tattoos on the Heart

  • The Power of Boundless Compassion
  • By: Gregory Boyle
  • Narrated by: Gregory Boyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,573
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,353
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,351

As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in Los Angeles, Gregory Boyle created an organization to provide jobs, job training, and encouragement so that young people could work together and learn the mutual respect that comes from collaboration.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compassion is God

  • By Jay on 02-08-14

Moving

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Reviewed: 07-29-18

Great book full of touching stories and read by the author which is always a plus. Reminds us that we need to lead with compassion for all humans