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  • The Art of Letting Go

  • Living the Wisdom of Saint Francis
  • By: Richard Rohr OFM
  • Narrated by: Richard Rohr OFM
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

We often think of saints as rare individuals whose gifts far exceed our own, and St. Francis is no exception. But for Fr. Richard Rohr, a prolific author and renowned speaker, the life and teachings of this beloved figure offer an authentic spirituality we can all embody.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • delivery a bit disappointing;still a 5 star listen

  • By connie on 02-20-11

How did I get here

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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: 08-01-18

People who know me want to know where I get my calm spirit. Richard Rohr showed me that it is my spirituality. I have more work to do. I will listen to this again.

  • Yellow Star

  • By: Jennifer Roy
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712

In 1939, the Germans invaded the town of Lodz, Poland, and moved the Jewish population into a small part of the city called a ghetto. As the war progressed, 270,000 people were forced to settle in the ghetto under impossible conditions. At the end of the war, there were about 800 survivors. Of those who survived, only twelve were children. This is the story of one of the twelve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A young adult biography worthy for adults

  • By i. Ski on 06-20-14

Make Do With very little

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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: 04-20-18

Very informative. Beyond what is in the history books. People with full lives with family, friends, and work forced to leave there homes. Forced to live in poverty and fear.

  • The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

  • A Novel
  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom, Paul Stanley, George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,845
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,702

Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character - Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist ever to walk the Earth - in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives. It's an epic story of the greatest guitar player ever to live and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fiction interwoven with REAL people, places,events

  • By Cynthia on 12-02-15

MUSIC TELLS 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: 04-11-18

love this book. Mitch Albom creates a wonderful story of life. a new born reaching up with his hand and grabs on to music talent. Music is there through the life of an amazing talented man. This book is full of modern music history. It is filled with unconditional love, hardship, and forgiveness.

  • Promise Me, Dad

  • A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
  • By: Joe Biden
  • Narrated by: Joe Biden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,922
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,540

In November 2014, 13 members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past 40 years; it was the one constant in what had become a hectic, scrutinized, and overscheduled life. The Thanksgiving holiday was a much-needed respite, a time to connect, a time to reflect on what the year had brought, and what the future might hold. But this year felt different from all those that had come before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sad Memoir

  • By Jean on 12-02-17

family and public life

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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: 12-01-17

Loved it. Joe Biden writes about love and balance of family and public life. Then adds grieving and huge political decisions. I like when author reads their story.

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  • The Book of Common Prayer

  • A Biography
  • By: Alan Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

While many of us are familiar with such famous words as, "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together here. . ." or "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust," we may not know that they originated with The Book of Common Prayer, which first appeared in 1549. Like the words of the King James Bible and Shakespeare, the language of this prayer book has saturated English culture and letters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating history well-told

  • By Ryan Bradley on 02-01-14

a book that influenced other denominations

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

I'm a long time Episcopalian and have been interested in church history. There are the things I knew about and many I didn't know. Growth of Anglican church in India was a surprises.

  • Call the Midwife

  • A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
  • By: Jennifer Worth
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,200

At the age of 22, Jennifer Worth left her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in postwar London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she met while delivering babies all over London - from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lived to the woman with 24 children who couldn't speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side - illuminate a fascinating time in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book I've listened to this year

  • By Richard on 06-12-13

then and now

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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: 08-20-17

loved it. I enjoyed the commentaries of how things were in the 1940s; and how things are today.

  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,754

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening!

  • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16

Move on or Live in Poverty

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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: 04-26-17

The part about industry leaving the are or closeing it's doors is what has happened where I live. our kids go to college And don't settles here in NW PA. Some of this book could have been about my town.

  • Go Set a Watchman

  • A Novel
  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Reese Witherspoon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,900
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,865

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, best-selling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Kill A Mockingbird vs Go Set A Watchman

  • By Sara on 07-15-15

racist issues cause strife in family

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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: 03-13-17

Jean Louise/Scout returns home, as an adult, to find her father has different racist views then her own.

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,383

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

Hidden Truth

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

this story moved along, just when I thought I had it figured out ; well I hadn't. the reader gave everyone in the story had their own voice.

  • The Most Wonderful Tales of the Year

  • Holiday Memories Written and Performed by Our Favorite Narrators
  • By: Audible Narrators
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Kate Reading, Michael Kramer, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,163
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,152

Here at Audible, we know just how much of an impact a voice can have on a story - taking simple words and filling them with elation, wonderment, tragedy, or pure satisfaction. We rely on our narrators every day to bring our favorite stories and characters to life - to introduce us to new authors and genres, or even to a new (perhaps longer) commute. And though our narrators are the best story tellers in the business, it's usually someone else's that they're telling.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Is Some Kind of White Elephant Gift?

  • By Dave on 12-12-16

CHRISTMAS CALIBRATIONS

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

Reviewed: 12-25-16

Stories that celibate life during the holiday's. I enjoyed hearing about faimilies celibate the holidays together.