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  • The Cost of Discipleship

  • By: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927

What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between "cheap grace" and "costly grace."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Jennifer L. Conover on 03-02-10

Spiritually challenging, however encouraging.

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

I believe this book helps me to understand how reasonable it actually is to surrender myself to Christ to the glory of God.

  • Doomsday Book

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,959
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,060
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,082

For Oxford student Kivrin, traveling back to the 14th century is more than the culmination of her studies - it's the chance for a wonderful adventure. For Dunworthy, her mentor, it is cause for intense worry about the thousands of things that could go wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timely, beautiful, terrible and haunting

  • By mudcelt on 11-02-09

Yawns

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-17

I thought this book would never end. The story plodded along, trying to use narrative drive to prevent getting bogged down. It is an interesting plot with some colorful characters, but in the end, it just came up well short of a good read.

  • In the Barren Ground

  • By: Loreth Anne White
  • Narrated by: Cara Gee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152

Rookie cop Tana Larsson doesn't mind the dark and quiet. Five months pregnant and hoping to escape the mistakes of her past, she takes a post in Twin Rivers, population 320. Maybe here she can find peace and community for her child. But with her superior out of commission, Tana becomes the sole police officer in 17,500 square miles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Stop Thinking About This Book

  • By Texas Traveler on 07-24-17

Predictable melodrama

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-17

Boring. Poorly performed characters. Intolerable waste of time. Tiredly predictable. Nothing memorable to be gained.

  • Different Seasons

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,640
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,520

Four gripping novellas tied together by the changing of seasons. Hope Springs Eternal - "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption": An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge...the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award nominee The Shawshank Redemption.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Robert A. Raymond on 02-14-16

In the story

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

Often I get the sense of actually being a participant or an eavesdropping character within the story and not just a casual observer.

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  • MASH

  • A Novel About Three Army Doctors
  • By: Richard Hooker
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,652

Before the movie, this is the novel that gave life to Hawkeye Pierce, Trapper John, Hot Lips Houlihan, Frank Burns, Radar O'Reilly, and the rest of the gang that made the 4077th MASH like no other place in Korea or on earth. The doctors who worked in the Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals (MASH) during the Korean War were well trained but, like most soldiers sent to fight a war, too young for the job. In the words of the author, "a few flipped their lids, but most of them just raised hell, in a variety of ways and degrees."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Wanted to Love it--and I DID!!

  • By Trish on 02-28-14

Irreverent Classic

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

Reviewed: 05-22-17

It's only natural that a classic film and TV series followed. At nearly every set up of interaction between the members of the "Swamp" and the rest of the cast I had to tell myself, "wait for it...." Then, BOOM! I needed a laugh and I love irreverent humor. I had a great time. Should have read this one a long time ago.

  • Slaughterhouse-Five

  • By: Kurt Vonnegut
  • Narrated by: James Franco
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,183
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,167

Traumatized by the bombing of Dresden at the time he had been imprisoned, Pilgrim drifts through all events and history, sometimes deeply implicated, sometimes a witness. He is surrounded by Vonnegut's usual large cast of continuing characters (notably here the hack science fiction writer Kilgore Trout and the alien Tralfamadorians, who oversee his life and remind him constantly that there is no causation, no order, no motive to existence).

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not well read

  • By Shane Fuder on 03-11-17

YAWN

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-17

I missed the story because James Franco's narration nearly put me to sleep every time I tried to listen.
"So it goes."
"Poo-tee-weet."

  • Can Man Live without God

  • By: Ravi Zacharias
  • Narrated by: Ravi Zacharias
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

With forceful logic, insightful illustrations, and passionate conviction, Ravi Zacharias shows how affirming the reality of God's existence matters urgently in everyday life. According to Zacharias, how you answer the question of God's existence will have a profound effect on the way you live your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it.

  • By Mark on 04-20-07

Timely

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-17

Spiritually compelling. I am a disciple of Christ, so this book really bolstered my faith and how I share it. Unfortunately, the audio quality was very sub par.

  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

  • By: Amy Schumer
  • Narrated by: Amy Schumer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,071

In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is - a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Down to earth and relatable, frank and unapologetic, Amy Schumer is one of us: She relies on her sister for advice, still hangs out with her high school pals, and continues to navigate the ever-changing boundaries in love, work, and life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • mind numbing

  • By katrina on 09-17-16

Boringly vulgar.

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-17

The bit about her father was touching, but other than that, a bit of a yawn.

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  • Bonhoeffer

  • Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich
  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,457

A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Message That Needs To Be Heard

  • By Douglas on 01-28-13

Faith Bolstering

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-18-17

I have never suffered in my faith as such. I'm more inclined to do so now