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  • When Giants Were upon the Earth

  • The Watchers, the Nephilim, and the Cosmic War of the Seed
  • By: Brian Godawa
  • Narrated by: Brian Godawa
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

The bestselling Biblical fantasy novel series Chronicles of the Nephilim has opened a door for Christian imagination and theology like none other. But many have appreciated the appendices of each novel as much as the novels. Author Brian Godawa shares the Biblical and ancient historical and mythical research that undergirds the fiction. Now all those appendices have been placed together in one book for those who want serious study of the topics of the Watchers, Nephilim, and the Biblical Cosmic War of the Seed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Jim on 06-16-15

Thought this would be more about the Giants

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

Reviewed: 06-08-15

This book had all the makings of an interesting story but kept repeating the same passages of the bible and book of Enoch. It had its good points but at times was like a boring lecture.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Demonologist

  • By: Michael Laimo
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Tracy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 7

Is Bev Mathers going crazy? He's been hearing chilling voices in his head, seeing nightmarish visions that just can't be true. And it keeps getting worse and worse. No, unfortunately for Bev, he's completely sane. What's taking control of him is far more terrifying than insanity. And it has an unimaginable purpose... Bev has become an innocent pawn in an infernal game, a victim of hellish forces beyond understanding. His visions of blood and debauchery are growing more ghastly every day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The demonologist is a good listen

  • By James on 01-09-15

The demonologist is a good listen

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

Reviewed: 01-09-15

I hesitated about downloading this book and had it in my wish list for a while. I'm glad I finally listened to it. Story is decent and the fact that the male character was named Bev kept me at attention. Narration was excellent.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Swan Song

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 34 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,966

Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply an Amazing Story

  • By Amanda H. on 06-21-12

The best on Audible

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

Reviewed: 03-14-14

This is by far my favorite book I have ever listened to. I will not give anything away, just trust me on this one. You will love it!

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  • Atlas Shrugged

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 55 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 845
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856

In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, not thrilled with production

  • By Jennifer on 06-14-11

Ayn Rand is brilliant

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

Reviewed: 03-14-14

Great book that would fit in any modern time period. Great story that may happen to the U.S. She may have precognitive abilities.

  • 1984

  • New Classic Edition
  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,094

George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Come one, Come all into 1984!

  • By Kit McIlvaine (GirlPluggedN) on 02-18-08

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-14

Nothing to complain about with this book. A classic and worth a listen even if you read it in school.

  • Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

  • By: John Milton
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 495

Paradise Lost, along with its companion piece, Paradise Regained, remain the most successful attempts at Greco-Roman style epic poetry in the English language. Remarkably enough, they were written near the end of John Milton's amazing life, a bold testimonial to his mental powers in old age. And, since he had gone completely blind in 1652, 15 years prior to Paradise Lost, he dictated it and all his other works to his daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Bio Followed by Milton's Masterpiece

  • By Thomas Phelan on 01-10-11

A classic but....

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

Reviewed: 03-14-14

I had a hard time with this book. It is long winded and to be honest , just a little too boring.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Warded Man

  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,746
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,769

Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Meloney | The Interverted Extravert on 12-18-09

Pretty cool

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

Reviewed: 03-14-14

Not my favorite book but good enough for a listen. It is interesting and has a good pace.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,282

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What book did others hear?

  • By Tenizmom on 09-20-12

Great book.

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

Reviewed: 03-14-14

Stephen King does not disappoint. Some real characters and creative license make this book fantastic. It answers, what if?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Abominable

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 29 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 542

The year is 1924 and the race to summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine, high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers - a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American - find a way to take their shot at the top.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, great detail

  • By David Shear on 10-30-13

I loved this one!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-14

If you like back stories of heroes, villains and .....well I can't say. I do not want to give this one away but I think almost anyone would enjoy this book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Currency Wars

  • The Making of the Next Global Crises
  • By: James Rickards
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,123

In 1971, President Nixon imposed national price controls and took the United States off the gold standard, an extreme measure intended to end an ongoing currency war that had destroyed faith in the U.S. dollar. Today we are engaged in a new currency war, and this time the consequences will be far worse than those that confronted Nixon. Currency wars are one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in international economics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read, listen too!

  • By Roddie on 12-14-11

It was ok.

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

Reviewed: 03-14-14

Not really my type of book. Good information about currency devaluation and the race to the bottom.