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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 113,256
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 104,879
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 104,380

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

GRANNIE12

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

Reviewed: 06-07-17

What words can I put behind a journey I had no idea that I would embark on. In a world of ugliness we are all invited to find our own haven of divinity answering the call of life. What shaped Trevor Noah's life journey fitted him in a position to lighten our load in our current darkness. Here's hoping nothing deceives us from our smile. After all...the joke is on those of us not paying attention.

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  • The Battle of Armageddon

  • By: Neville Goddard
  • Narrated by: Dave Wright
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Your true environment is in your imagination! All that you behold, though it appears without, it is within, in your imagination - of which this world of mortality is but a shadow. No matter what is taking place on the outside, it is but a symbol telling you what is taking place within; for the world is nothing more than yourself pushed out. Its image, alive in your imagination, overwhelms you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Michael E. McKeon on 10-21-16

Hungry 4 clarity

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

Reviewed: 06-21-16

I heard this after coming through a crisis. I made a life altering decision which on hearing this lecture am realizing a battle had come to its end. I feel light, from understanding. The reader read with authority which I needed to pay attention to through my thoughts. Sooo "thankful".

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  • Deciphering End-Time Prophetic Codes

  • Cyclical and Historical Biblical Patterns Reveal America's Past, Present and Future Events, Including Warnings and Patterns to Leaders
  • By: Perry Stone
  • Narrated by: Brandon Batchelar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

Those who follow the prophetic teachings of Perry Stone acknowledge that he has received advance insight into and warnings of events that occurred years later. At times, illumination for the future is encoded in past events, and these events flow in cyclical patterns. In this dynamic exposé, Perry has tapped into many patterns, including possible repetitive cycles affecting America and its leaders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For those who listen to watchmen. Helps keep up the fight of spiritual warfare by staying informed

  • By Gr82BGrn on 05-28-15
  • Deciphering End-Time Prophetic Codes
  • Cyclical and Historical Biblical Patterns Reveal America's Past, Present and Future Events, Including Warnings and Patterns to Leaders
  • By: Perry Stone
  • Narrated by: Brandon Batchelar

Took me a minute...

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

Reviewed: 06-08-16

I am a returning Christian who had no idea I had deviated from my journey with God. I had read a book which opened my eyes even more to the blessed state of reliance on God being the key to my being alive. I am therefore hungry to gain insight endorsed by God through his son's ability to plead my condition with loving understanding. I say all that to set my willingness to be open. This book grabbed my interest right away. However, 3/4's of the way through there was much reference to politics. I have had enough of that host of horrors scene so I returned to the beginning of this book. I am thankful I did. With a more willing mind I embraced my submission to my hunger for God's direction and remembered that politics is through-out the whole bible. This is the seed of man's objection to God's right to rule. Needless to say...humbly, I reached the area I had stopped earlier happy to meet this writer where he was led to guide others.

  • The Golem and the Jinni

  • A Novel
  • By: Helene Wecker
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,655

Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting Debut Novel - Delicious!

  • By Tango on 04-26-13

Grannie12

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

Reviewed: 11-10-15

What a delight. Well voiced, The Golem and the Jinni was a constant flow of "So even as not to be a page turner. However, so well written that even when one closes the book, one is still left in the story". So touching is this story. I felt transported to a place, time and people that only a "storyteller" could bring to life.

  • Black Like Me

  • By: John Howard Griffin
  • Narrated by: Ray Childs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295

Writer John Howard Griffin (1920-1980) decided to perform an experiment in order to learn from the inside out how one race could withstand the second class citizenship imposed on it by another race. Through medication, he dyed his skin dark and left his family and home in Texas to find out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book brings back memories...

  • By Wayne on 11-26-15

Never felt alone...

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

Reviewed: 08-24-15

The courage it took to live this journey is only matched by the mere courage it takes to read this book.

It took many deep breaths for me to listen. I never saw the movie and was not struggling but aware of not only the times we now witness but also my thoughts which at times fuels my feelings. I didn't want the blockage of racism to be mine to overcome. I did want to understand. Just a little more. Black Like Me made madness tangible. In that state, the choice being my own, I could move on comfortably. Seeing clearly, I could discard one more ilk of madness not being my own and move on with life. He did a most powerful thing. Any one of us fall short if we overlook the opportunity to acknowledge what is created by us is not real but can really affect the quality of our living. He and others have done the hard part. I can move forward knowing I was never alone in confusion wanting clarity.

  • Three Daughters

  • A Novel
  • By: Consuelo Saah Baehr
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,731

Born in rural Palestine, just before the dawn of the 20th century, Miriam adores her father and is certain his love will protect her, but she soon finds that tradition overrides love. Uprooted by war, Miriam enters a world where the old constraints slip away with thrilling and disastrous results. Miriam's rebellious daughter, Nadia, is thrilled with the opportunity for a modern life that her elite education provides. But when she falls in love with an outsider, the clan reins her back with a shocking finality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling

  • By valerie on 12-18-14

Get ready...

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

Reviewed: 07-10-15

Get ready for a ride of a time in your life. Three Daughters hooked my interest in the most surprising way. I am more inclined to read (or listen) to adventure stories. But the way Karen Peakes read the portion of this book as offered, I realized an invitation was being offered to remember life as the most belittled adventure of all. She offered a most delicious read to a book the was so well written that her appreciation of Saah Baehr's story telling was an honored responsibility. The journey I was taken on I could not pack for. Three Daughters had placed me in three generations of distance and time that rewarded my attention with introductions to amazing women. As I experience my own life I find it full with women of courage, substance, love, forgiveness, understanding and acceptance. To know these women exist in places where my feet may never touch ground is not merely transporting but identifying. There are many things I am thankful for in my lifetime. Reading this book or hearing this book read by this reader, has become one of them.

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  • Breakfast with Buddha

  • A Novel
  • By: Roland Merullo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,179

When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he'd planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger---and amuse himself---he decides to show the monk some "American fun" along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a thoughtful and often hilarious journey

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-15-11

Almost bailed.

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

Reviewed: 04-29-15

Reading the review I got ready and tuned in to be taken away from my thought processing of that moment. I was so disappointed at mid point with the author's mindset that I wanted to end my listening immediately. So thankful my spirit would not settle until I moved on from where I had left off. It's a slow and for some, meandering read but like any awakening it hits it's stride and the story is an rewarding journey. Breakfast with Buddha is a heart holding ride through one's own presence. I am thankful for listening to me to hear me better.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Winter is Coming

  • Symbols and Hidden Meanings in A Game of Thrones
  • By: Valerie Estelle Frankel
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 882
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 766
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 762

Game of Thrones fans watch in delight as the epic battle of Lannister and Stark entangles the Seven Kingdoms. But only the sharpest notice how these houses echo Lancaster and York in the War of the Roses. Druids, Catholics, and even Zoroastrians wander through Westeros, reframing their religions for a new world of fantasy. But how medieval is Westeros? Did lady knights and pirates really battle across Europe? The audiobook Winter is Coming: Symbols and Hidden Meanings in A Game of Thrones explores all this and more, from the echoes of history to the symbols and omens our beloved characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Look Into Future of Game of Thrones

  • By Rita Jones-Mayes on 07-05-14

Such a fan

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

Reviewed: 03-06-15

Getting eager for the upcoming season I got busy reading and then listening to the books. To be reminded and then walked through the Game story as told having the human story baring a background to fantasy is confirming to the draw of excellent writing. Valerie Frankel is more than a fan in her writing she is a supportive tool ( if I may) to honoring work that will stand the test of time.

  • Redemption in Indigo

  • By: Karen Lord
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

This fascinating debut by Karen Lord - a retelling of a Senegalese folktale - earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist and won the Frank Collymore Award. When Paama finally leaves her gluttonous husband, she attracts the attention of the undying spirit Patience, who gives her Chance’s Chaos Stick as a gift. But Chance insists that only he should wield the stick’s powers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An unusual and entertaining book

  • By Jeph2005 on 07-30-11

Good old fashioned story telling

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

Reviewed: 02-05-15

What a chance to feel like a child again. Redemption in Indigo is written with the art of telling stories at its heart. I was carried away, first by the characters, then by the story, then by the reader. Robin Miles did a wonderful job of transporting the listener to a time and place in her read. The multilayer of storytelling has to be skillfully handled to warrant a listener to feel like they've just taken a journey and this book was a joyful accomplishment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful