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KimM

Old Forge, PA
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  • The Gospel According to Luke

  • By: Steve Lukather
  • Narrated by: Steve Lukather
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581

In this incisive memoir, Steve Lukather tells the complete Toto story. He also lifts the lid on what went on behind the closed studio doors, shedding light on the unique creative processes of some of the most legendary names in music: from Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, and Elton John to Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, and Aretha Franklin. Lukather’s extraordinary tale also encompasses the dark side of stardom and the American Dream. Frank, engaging, and often hilarious, The Gospel According to Luke is no ordinary rock memoir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow Best Rock Biography Ever

  • By NAME_NOT_RETURNED on 09-29-18

Great stories!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Great Stories of the life of a true guitar hero. Loved the narration as no one can bring to life what happened but Luke. Looking forward to your second book!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, full cast
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,892
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44,484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,435

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 Years and Still a Fantastic Read

  • By Nightveil on 07-22-11

One of my favorite books!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-17

One of my favorite books and this full cast reading does the book very well.

  • The Music Lesson

  • A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music
  • By: Victor L. Wooten
  • Narrated by: Victor L. Wooten
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813

"'Boy, do I have a lot to learn!'" Anyone who's ever picked up a musical instrument of any kind - from the first caveman banging rocks to that little kid at the guitar shop - has thought that. I know I did. I'd been trying for years to break in to the music scene, to show everyone my chops, to make my mark. And I was good. But I wasn't great. I knew that there was something wrong. Then the teacher showed up...."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprise like no other!

  • By Tomas on 11-23-10

A must for any musician

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-17

Your Mind wide open on music and what it means to be a musician today

  • Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night

  • By: Barbara J. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night opens on September 4, 1913, two months after the Fourth of July tragedy. Owen, the girls' father, "turns to drink" and abandons his family. Their mother Grace falls victim to the seductive powers of Grief, an imagined figure who has seduced her off-and-on since childhood. Violet forms an unlikely friendship with Stanley Adamski, a motherless outcast who works in the mines as a breaker boy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 1913 PA Mining Town, Lives Marked by Tragedy

  • By Debbie on 07-27-16

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 12-19-14

Barbara J. Taylor tells a captivating story about the spirit and strengths of everyday people. Tavia Gilbert’s delivery captures the nuances of each character perfectly.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fall of Giants

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,394

Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • magnificient!

  • By Pat on 10-10-10

Fantastic Follett

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

Reviewed: 04-12-12

This was my first Ken Follett novel; it won't be my last. Superb narration and characterization.

  • 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 51,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,886

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not my Favorite King story

  • By Ronald Garey on 02-11-19

An Exciting Trip Down a Rabbit Hole

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

Reviewed: 04-12-12

This was my first King novel in many years--a fantastic welcome back! The allusions to literature and King's own novels were welcome delights. It is a story that makes you think about actions and reactions.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,716
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,179

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame...and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't Take My Buds Out

  • By Judith on 11-08-07

Worthy of My Time!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-12

After days of listening, I wasn't ready for it to end! A satisfying listen--the narrator is pitch perfect.

  • The Rebel Wife

  • By: Taylor M. Polites
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

In this dazzling debut, Taylor M. Polites crafts a Southern gothic novel that mines classic literary archetypes while shaping them in new ways. Set in Reconstruction-era Alabama, The Rebel Wife opens with Augusta Branson losing her husband to a terrible blood fever. Now she and her son must fend for themselves in a community being destroyed by violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Gem

  • By KimM on 04-12-12

A Gem

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

Reviewed: 04-12-12

A amazing story about a horrible time in our American history. Augusta's story pulls the reader along on her journey to confront her past and present, and look forward into an uncertain future.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Book Thief

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,249

It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I took a chance.

  • By Robert on 08-20-11

Love this book

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

Reviewed: 08-10-10

Love this book, a must read for everyone. Highly recommend for any lover of a great story.

  • Eight Great Fairy Tales

  • From a Christian Perspective
  • By: Doug Verner
  • Narrated by: Nadia May
  • Length: 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Welcome to the world of fairy tales...only these are not just any old fairy tales. These fairy tales come with a Christian truth. C.S. Lewis once said that we learn much better from stories than from fact. That is the purpose of these tales. Take an old, well known fairy tale and retell it from a Christian perspective and you have a Christian truth that stays with you. Children love to listen to these over and over. Each time they do a Biblical truth is implanted into their brain.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good for Sunday School

  • By KimM on 09-12-09

Good for Sunday School

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-09

The Christian idea are presented solidly; however, without much creativity. The stories could have greater detail and figurative language. Decent basic stories.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful