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  • Marry Me by Sundown

  • By: Johanna Lindsey
  • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Summoned back to Philadelphia from the social whirl in London, Violet Mitchell never expected to find her brothers living on the edge of financial ruin while their father seeks new wealth in Montana's gold fields. With the family's home and social standing at risk, Violet makes a drastic decision.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sorru Pilar Witherspoon

  • By Darlene on 07-15-18

Wrong Narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

Pilar Witherspoon has a lovely voice for a British historical novel, but her phrasing and word stress is annoying for a Western. Ten minutes into the recording, I knew I would not be able to listen, to let alone enjoy, almost eleven hours.

  • Conversations with Rabbi Small

  • By: Harry Kemelman
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Faced with performing an emergency conversion, the rabbi must bring his celebrated tenacity and intuition to bear on a different kind of problem. Joan Abernathy has asked Rabbi Small to convert her so she can marry a Jew. The couple’s quandary prompts him to delve deep into the philosophy and history of Judaism. As he answers their difficult questions, Rabbi Small realizes it is not Joan whom he must convert.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Returned without finishing

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-23-16

Returned without finishing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-16

Harry Kemelman (Author 1908-1996) knew a lot about Judaism (at least a semi-secular version from the 1960's) but totally lacked understanding of Christian (particularly Protestant) beliefs and practices. Had he stuck with explaining Judaism and hadn't tried to make those erroneous comparisons to Christianity, I might have enjoyed this book and I really wanted to like it. As it is, I was so offended by my faith being so misrepresented that I returned this book without finishing reading it. This is really too bad as his Rabbi Small mysteries, though dated, are really quite interesting and enjoyable.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • How to Study the Bible and Enjoy It

  • By: Skip Heitzig
  • Narrated by: Skip Heitzig
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

How can you effectively study the Bible? This is a great series for anyone wishing to gain more insight into personal Bible study.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Joy

  • By Stephen on 02-07-13

Not a Book, but a Recording of Sermons

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

Reviewed: 08-23-16

Any additional comments?

This recording is very distracting because it is merely a recording of live sermons, complete with announcements given to the live audience. It would be so much more valuable, and I would be willing to pay more for it, if the author took the time to go to a quiet place an speak directly to the audible audience.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Green Ember

  • By: S. D. Smith
  • Narrated by: Joel Clarkson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,370

Heather and Picket are extraordinary rabbits with ordinary lives until calamitous events overtake them, spilling them into a cauldron of misadventures. They discover that their own story is bound up in the tumult threatening to overwhelm the wider world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Just for The Elementary Age Group

  • By Chelle on 08-27-15

Engaging, but . . .

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

Reviewed: 07-23-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I love the story. It is truly captivating and held my attention throughout.

What could S. D. Smith have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The author should avoid the repeated use of the four-letter-word: "said". By the end of the book, every line of dialog was followed by "said" except for one use of "asked". It gets annoying. Get a thesaurus!

What does Joel Clarkson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Joel Clarkson brought music and wonderful voice characterizations to bring the story alive.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful