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  • The Case for a Creator

  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Lee Strobel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541

Lee Strobel became convinced that God was outmoded. Today science is supports the conclusion that the universe was intelligently designed. Darwinism has faltered in the face of facts and hard reason. Science definitely gives faith a boost as new findings emerge about the complexity of our universe. Strobel re-examines the theories that once led him away from God. You'll encounter discoveries from cosmology, DNA research, and human consciousness that present evidence in The Case for a Creator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Summary of Apologetics

  • By Alan Rither on 11-27-07

Opposite Effect

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

I'm seeking books that describe how people came to their faith and some basic apologetics, for which Strobel has been a good starting point. However this one ended up pushing me back a bit in my faith journey I think as I had so many additional questions for the people he interviewed which were not addressed.

  • Animal Farm

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,085

George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture, quoted so often that we tend to forget who wrote the original words! This must-read is also a must-listen!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you hate spoilers, save the intro for last.

  • By Dusty on 02-18-11

Skip The Introduction

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

Well narrated and it's good to see it unabridged unlike certain other classics that are reproduced today. The irony would be too much.
There are two opening chapters, one with the credits and another with an 'Introduction' - skip this as it summarises the entire story.

Why Religion?
    A Personal Story
    
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        Elaine Pagels
    
    


    
    
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        Lynde Houck
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    140 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Why Religion?

  • A Personal Story
  • By: Elaine Pagels
  • Narrated by: Lynde Houck
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Why is religion still around in the 21st century? Why do so many still believe? In Why Religion? Elaine Pagels looks to her own life to help address these questions. These questions took on a new urgency for Pagels when dealing with unimaginable loss - the death of her young son, followed a year later by the shocking loss of her husband. Here she interweaves a personal story with the work that she loves, illuminating how religious traditions have shaped how we understand ourselves; how we relate to one another; and how to get through the most difficult challenges we face. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • could really use better narration

  • By S. Weaver on 11-12-18

Very Moving - Title Misleads A Bit

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

There are books that pitch religion and why you should believe in certain, or any, faiths and gods. Despite the title, that's not what this is, mostly. It is mostly a lovely and tragic autobiography with a lot of self reflection. The author is an experienced religious historian with significant experience with the "heretical" Christian Gnostic Gospels which are discussed in a few spots as well.
Great narrator.

  • Resistance Is Futile!

  • How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind
  • By: Ann Coulter
  • Narrated by: Ann Coulter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669

Since the day Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign, the left has waged a demented war against him. Liberals used to pride themselves on their ultra-hipness, but Trump has turned them into weeping little girls in pink party dresses. The very people who once mocked right-wingers for (allegedly) overreacting to every little thing are now the ones hyperventilating and hatching insane conspiracy theories. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and rational

  • By Nancy J. Brown on 09-07-18

Not Her Best

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Overall it was fine, spent a lot of time on tangents that weren't pertinent enough to the overall point to warrant the amount of time spent. Performance was as good as always but her habit of writing in satirical conversations to illustrate a point doesn't translate well to audio.

As for the message, a lot of the arguments fall under what some pundits call 'whataboutism'. What about Bill Clinton? What about Democrat Senator so-and-so who did something similar. Sometimes this lands and sometimes not. Even when it does though, it's not gaining ground just pointing out that the particular offending media figure likely don't actually care about the topic, just complaining about Republicans. I recommend it for a credit if you want a decent list of fake Trump scandals.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Mothman Prophecies

  • By: John A. Keel
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 429

West Virginia, 1966. For thirteen months the town of Point Pleasant is gripped by a real-life nightmare that culminates in a tragedy that makes headlines around the world. Strange occurrences and sightings, including a bizarre winged apparition that becomes known as the Mothman, trouble this ordinary American community. And journalist John Keel, arriving to investigate the freakish events, soon finds himself an integral part of an eerie and unfathomable mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart, compelling, disturbing

  • By Marc on 05-01-05

Fact or Fiction - Who Cares

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

Perfect narration, great closing chapters. Highly recommended, as well as the movie. The movie only brushes through parts of the book but they are a great compliment to each other.

  • American Pravda

  • My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News
  • By: James O'Keefe
  • Narrated by: James O'Keefe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 468

The one real difference between the American press and the Soviet state newspaper Pravda was that the Russian people knew they were being lied to. To expose the lies our media tell us today, controversial journalist James O'Keefe created Project Veritas, an independent news organization whose reporters go where traditional journalists dare not. Their investigative work - equal parts James Bond, Mike Wallace, and Saul Alinsky - has had a consistent and powerful impact on its targets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ten Reason to listen this book.

  • By Ron on 01-27-18

Great stories and commentary about the media.

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Also the book is well narrated. Will listen to this again. James is an interesting guy.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Enhanced Interrogation

  • Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying to Destroy America
  • By: James E. Mitchell Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Ryan Rennot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548

In the dark days immediately after 9/11, the CIA turned to Dr. James Mitchell to help craft an interrogation program designed to elicit intelligence from just-captured top al-Qa'ida leaders and terror suspects. A civilian contractor who had spent years training US military members to resist interrogation should they be captured, Mitchell, aware of the urgent need to prevent impending catastrophic attacks, worked with the CIA to implement "enhanced interrogation techniques" - which included waterboarding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative, and easy to listen to.

  • By Bobby Ackerman on 01-30-17

Great

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

Will listen to again. Obviously just one man's side of the story, but quite detailed. Great message at the end.

  • In Trump We Trust

  • E Pluribus Awesome! (That Was the Easy Part) and Is Fighting for US
  • By: Ann Coulter
  • Narrated by: Ann Coulter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988

Donald Trump isn't a politician - he's a one-man wrecking ball against our dysfunctional and corrupt establishment. We're about to see the deluxe version of the left's favorite theme: Vote for us, or we'll call you stupid. It's the working class against the smirking class. Now Ann Coulter, with her unique insight, candor, and sense of humor, makes the definitive case for why we should all join his revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Reminder!

  • By So. Cal. LEO on 04-23-17

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 08-24-16

Basically a rundown of issues ignored or buried by the media and government, which Trump fans seem to care about. Read by author, always a plus.

6 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Kindly Inquisitors

  • The New Attacks on Free Thought, Expanded Edition
  • By: Jonathan Rauch
  • Narrated by: Penn Jillette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

A liberal society stands on the proposition that we should all take seriously the idea that we might be wrong. This means we must place no one, including ourselves, beyond the reach of criticism; it means that we must allow people to err, even where the error offends and upsets, as it often will." So writes Jonathan Rauch in Kindly Inquisitors, which has challenged listeners for more than 20 years with its bracing and provocative exploration of the issues surrounding attempts to limit free speech.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of My Top 3 Books - Ever

  • By AB on 07-13-16

One of My Top 3 Books - Ever

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

Reviewed: 07-13-16

A must read for everyone who thinks maybe 'free speech' is a buzzword and limits are needed, or even for people that appreciate the principle of it but don't have it in the forefront of their minds when reading the news lately.

I love Penn Jillette and his voice is great. The producer deserves a kick for not noticing the changes in his voice where they obviously did re-recordings. However, this is a great book to take advantage of Audible's cross-purchase discount with Kindle if available. You'll find dozens of passages worth highlighting.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Boom

  • How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World
  • By: Russell Gold
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 182

Russell Gold, a brilliant and dogged investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal, has spent more than a decade reporting on one of the biggest stories of our time: the spectacular, world-changing rise of "fracking". Recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and a recipient of the Gerald Loeb Award for his work, Gold has traveled along the pipelines and into the hubs of this country’s energy infrastructure; he has visited frack sites from Texas to North Dakota; and he has conducted thousands of interviews with engineers and wildcatters, CEOs and roughnecks, environmentalists and politicians.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Somehow the author manages to stay balanced

  • By Emily C on 05-28-14

balanced, but not great

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

Gives a pretty fair analysis I guess, but gets unnecessarily preoccupied with specific people or details for long stretches. Some of the anecdotes are interesting, but I probably won't listen again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful