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  • The Fulfillment of All Desire

  • A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints
  • By: Ralph Martin
  • Narrated by: Drake McCalister
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

Drawing upon the teachings of seven spiritual doctors of the church, Ralph Martin presents an in-depth study of the journey to God. This book provides encouragement and direction for the pilgrim who desires to know, love, and serve our Lord.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow!

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-10-15

Great Book. Horrible Reader.

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

WHY do publishers hire audio readers who read as though English is not their first language? This guyy over enunciates everything and reads like he's reading a textbook. The delivery negatively affects the product. It's hard to be able tio listen to this book without being annoyed by the reader.
Debating returning the book because of it. REALLY sad.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Resisting Happiness

  • By: Matthew Kelly
  • Narrated by: Matthew Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908

Are you happy? It may be the wrong question. Most of us think we are relatively happy, while at the same time knowing that we could be happier - maybe even a lot happier. Resisting Happiness is a deeply personal, disarmingly transparent look at why we sabotage our own happiness and what to do about it. Breaking through resistance, Kelly tells us, is essential to becoming the person that God created us to be. What is resistance? It's that sluggish feeling of not wanting to do something that you know is good for you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent read! got some for friends who struggle

  • By J on 01-17-17

Don't Resist this Book

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

Reviewed: 08-28-17

I resisted reading this book for as long as I've been able. Something about the author rubbed me the wrong way. I can't quite put my finger on it.
Eventually, my curiosity got the better of me, and I read the description. It sounded EXACTLY like what I needed to read. I am the kind of person who wants to be better, but who--for the life of me--just can't quite get it together.
I KNOW I should pray daily, but I don't.
I KNOW I should go to daily Mass, but I don'tIt's that thing we all do. We KNOW eating better, working out, and doing right by our bodies makes us feel better. We know prayer, Mass, and spiritual reading does right by our spiritual lives.
And yet we don't do it.
Out of laziness?
Resistance.
I'm more than halfway through listening to this book and I think if I had the physical book, it would ALL be highlighted.
And, for the record, the author's voice is not grating or annoying. He ready calmly. His delivery does not take away from his message.
If you, too, a struggling to perfect yourself, but daily fighting the enemy that is you... then this is the book for you.
:)

  • Better Than Before

  • Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives
  • By: Gretchen Rubin
  • Narrated by: Gretchen Rubin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,891

The author of the blockbuster New York Times best sellers The Happiness Project and Happier at Home tackles the critical question: How do we change? Gretchen Rubin's answer: through habits. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. It takes work to make a habit, but once that habit is set, we can harness the energy of habits to build happier, stronger, more productive lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Amy on 03-28-15

LOVELOVELOVELOVE this book!!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-16

Maybe I'm just the perfect audience for this book, but I love everything about it. I love Gretchen's reading style. I love the content. I have learned SO MUCH and am eager to try out what I've learned.
SO GRATEFUl for this!

  • The Sleep Revolution

  • Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
  • By: Arianna Huffington
  • Narrated by: Agapi Stassinopoulos
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 412

In today's 24/7, fast-paced, always-connected, perpetually harried, and sleep-deprived world, the hunger for sleep is only getting stronger. The Sleep Revolution both sounds the alarm on the worldwide sleep crisis and offers a road map for how we can take back our sleep and transform our lives and our world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to understand

  • By FireStorm on 02-10-17

Listening to this book would put me to sleep...

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

... if it weren't for the reader.
Before downloading this book, I read the reviews about the reader's distracting Greek accent and how the content was essentially a compilation of online searches.
I thought, "surely, it can't be THAT bad!"
I was wrong. It is.
At first, I found the reader's voice charming. It did occur to me that having a heavily-accented Greek woman reading the book was unnecessary. I mean, I get it. Huffington is Greek and she sounds like this. But she's not reading the book. Her accent is unnecessary to the narration and, after a while, extremely distracting. Especially when she mispronounces words. This is not a biography. A native Greek reader is not necessary for the delivery. If the author really wanted her voice in the book, she should have read it herself.
As for the content, it really is badly organized and just a series of references to study after study.
For instance, I don't have kids, so knowing about how kids sleep, at whatever age, is not useful or interesting to me. But it's peppered throughout. And it drones on and on.
A whole chapter on dreams? WHO CARES?!
Like I said, this book WOULD put me to sleep if the reader's voice wasn't so grating.
A huge disappointment.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

  • A Novel
  • By: Rachel Joyce
  • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051

In this poignant parallel story to Harold's saga, acclaimed author Rachel Joyce brings Queenie Hennessy's voice into sharp focus. Setting pen to paper, Queenie makes a journey of her own, a journey that is even bigger than Harold's. One word after another, she promises to confess long-buried truths--about her modest childhood, her studies at Oxford, the heartbreak that brought her to Kingsbridge and to loving Harold, her friendship with his son, the solace she has found in a garden by the sea.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • In Many Ways Beautiful, In Many Ways Tedious

  • By Marjorie on 04-14-15

Great Performance, OK story

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

Reviewed: 11-26-15

Celie Imrie is a pleasure to listen to. I plan to see what other books she's read after this.
The story is good. Joyce is a wonderful writer. The plot just got to be annoying and repetitive. Without spoiling anything, I am just not a fan of people feeling bad for responding appropriately to the bad behavior of others. It's not your fault you were impatient. That person is a JERK. And this story has one big jerk in it, and I got tired of hearing about him. I felt this story was more about him than about Queen and Harold, and that drove me crazy.
I loved the parts about the other hospice characters, and Imrie's voices are just magnificent.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 6,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,075
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,062

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

FANTASTIC BOOK FANTASTIC READER

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

Reviewed: 03-10-15

I recently discovered this series on Netflix and HAD to read the original. It's extremely well written, and the reader does a fantastic job with all of the accents, including Spanish and Cockney. Her voice is not annoying in the least. In fact, I can't wait to hear the next installment in the series. It's a gripping work that makes one realize how blessed we all are to live in such times when medicine and technology have advanced so. Still, it also allows you to see how beautiful life once was, as well. It makes me feel happy to listen to these stories.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Slim for Life

  • My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast, and Lasting Weight Loss
  • By: Jillian Michaels
  • Narrated by: Jillian Michaels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 215

Stop battling your weight and slim down for life with this no-nonsense, insider’s plan from America’s health, wellness, and weight-loss guru: Jillian Michaels. She has helped millions lose weight and feel great, and now she can help you, too. Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels swore she’d never write another diet book. But she realized that with all of the conflicting, overly complicated information being thrown at you each day, what you need is a clear, simple plan that cuts through all the confusion to deliver amazing results, fast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full of Facts and great Advices

  • By Hassan on 02-16-13

Sure, You've Heard It Before... But So What?

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

Reviewed: 08-31-13

Jillian's books a fun ways to motivate. her delivery is just as awesome and lively as she is, and the writing is well done. This book has lots of lists, though. I'd recommend getting the physical book to go along with it.

  • A Killing Art

  • The Untold History of Tae Kwon Doe
  • By: Alex Gillis
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Obscure documents, Korean-language books, and in-depth interviews with tae kwon do pioneers tell the tale of the origin of the most popular martial art. In 1938, tae kwon do began at the end of a poker game in a tiny village in a remote corner of what is now North Korea by Choi Hong-Hi, who began the martial art, and his nemesis, Kim Un-Yong, who developed the Olympic style and became one of the most powerful, controversial men in sports. The story follows Choi from the 1938 poker game where he fought for his life, through high-class geisha houses where the art was named, and into the Vietnam War where the martial art evolved into a killing art. The techniques cut across all realms – from the late 1960s when tae kwon do trained Korean CIA agents kidnapped people in the United States and Europe to the 1970s when Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, and other Hollywood stars mastered the art’s new kicks. Tae kwon do is also a martial art for the 21st century, one of merciless techniques, indomitable men, and justice pumped on steroids.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An Ugly, Albeit honest, Look @ Taekwondo's history

  • By Weedarkone on 08-31-13

An Ugly, Albeit honest, Look @ Taekwondo's history

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

Reviewed: 08-31-13

I bought this book because I recently started training in Taekwondo. I love the art. It's a great workout, it helps me feel more confident, and I think it's a great mental practice. This book shows the ugly truth about the history of TKD, created by a dishonorable man who lacks the tenets of taekwondo: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, indomitable spirit. Well, perhaps he persevered, but he did it in some really discourteous and horrible ways. Suffice it to say, I have little respect for the man. I guess this is a good book to read if you are starting out in the art, but know it for what it is--a history of a sinful man creating something far greater than himself.

The reader is really stiff, too.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lose It for Life

  • The Total Solution - Spiritual, Emotional, Physical--for Permanent Weight Loss
  • By: Stephen Arterburn, Linda Mintle
  • Narrated by: Brandon Batchelar
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Tired of that old yo-yo weight-loss/weight-gain cycle? Lose it for life! "Every other diet I've tried ends in despair; Steve's plan ends in hope!" Most weight-loss plans will help you drop a few pounds, but for how long? You deserve better. You deserve Lose It for Life, a time-tested, uniquely balanced program that deals with the physical, emotional, and even spiritual elements that lead to permanent weight loss. Even if you have already experienced some success on another weight-loss program, this audio will give you the information....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great way to look at weight loss

  • By Weedarkone on 08-31-13

A great way to look at weight loss

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

Reviewed: 08-31-13

This is a Christian view of weight loss, and as a Christian, I appreciated it. It's well read and very thorough. Sure, a lot of the stuff in here is stuff you've heard before. But, really, if you have heard it and are still buying weight loss books, maybe you need to hear it again and again until it sticks. I know that is the case for me.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Demonologist

  • The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren - The True Accounts of the Paranormal Investigators Featured in the film 'The Conjuring'
  • By: Gerald Brittle
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,387

If you think ghosts are only responsible for hauntings, think again. The Demonologist reveals the grave religious process behind supernatural events and how it can happen to you. Used as a text in seminaries and classrooms, this is one book you can't put down. For over five decades, Ed and Loraine Warren have been considered America's foremost experts on demonology and exorcism. With over 3,000 investigations to their credit, they reveal what actually breaks the peace in haunted houses. Don't miss the Warrens in the new blockbuster movie The Conjuring.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Scary fun.

  • By Cliff on 08-19-13

A thorough and engaging book, spectacularly read

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

Reviewed: 08-31-13

I am a BIG 'fraidy cat when it comes to these things, but I am also curious. As a Catholic, I found this book to be really engaging, and Ed Warren's discussion does come from a Catholic's perspective. This book was FASCINATING and useful in that it helps the reader understand why these things happen and how to avoid them! HUGE.

The reader does a SPECTACULAR job in reading this, especially the parts where he takes on the persona of the demons. SCARY!!!

I highly recommend this book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful