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  • A Voice in the Wind

  • The Mark of the Lion, Book 1
  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,967
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,266

This heart-stirring tale of a young slave girl, torn between her love for a handsome aristocrat and her faith in God, transcends genres with its awe-inspiring power and emotional intensity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An truly blessed author

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-09-09

This is one of the best series I've ever read.

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

Reviewed: 01-14-17

Rivers shows the ugliness of human self satisfaction and the beauty of God's love in realistic contrast.

  • The Undoing of Saint Silvanus

  • By: Beth Moore
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,108

Only God knew why Jillian Slater agreed to return to New Orleans on the news that her father had finally drunk himself to death. It's not like they were close. She hadn't seen him - or her grandmother, the ice queen - in almost 20 years. But when Adella Atwater, the manager of her grandmother's apartment house, called and said her expenses would be paid if she'd fly in for the burial, a free trip to New Orleans was too intriguing to resist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and Thrilling to the Very End

  • By Hugo Reed on 10-25-16

Beth Moore hits it out of the ballpark

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

Reviewed: 10-12-16

What did you like best about this story?

This book has just the right amount of suspense, mystery and romance to make it a great book. Jillian (and the other characters) is a messed up person, just like the rest of us.

Any additional comments?

I've done several of Beth Moore's bible studies and was hesitant about her writing fiction. My hesitancy was completely unfounded. Beth has written a fiction book that pulls you in and keeps you to the last line. I look forward to more fiction from Beth!

  • Sweet Boundless

  • Diamond of the Rockies Series, Book 2
  • By: Kristen Heitzmann
  • Narrated by: Renée Chambliss
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 39

Newly married Carina DiGratia Shephard longs to make a home for herself and her husband, Quillan, in the rugged mining town of Crystal, Colorado. Quillan, however, has turned away to confront the haunting pain of his troubled childhood. Out of her loneliness, Carina opens a restaurant and through its success soon attains the independence and identity she has long sought. When Carina is attacked in retaliation for her kindness to the destitute families of miners, everything changes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So glad I gave this series a listen!!

  • By Lisa Cook on 01-14-18

excellent read, narrator could have been better

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

Reviewed: 06-15-16

the narrator's soft, sweet voice didnt match the spitfire attitude of the heroine. She'd be a great narrator for a different character, just not right for this book!

  • Beyond This Moment

  • By: Tamera Alexander
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Tamera Alexander - RITA and Christy Award winner - interweaves threads of hope and second chances into a life tangled by half-truths and lies. Stepping off the train in 1876 Colorado Territory, Professor Molly Whitcomb, Ph.D, makes a distasteful choice she sees as her only chance to recover a fraction of what she's lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific Audiobook

  • By Bookish on 04-11-14

Another great one!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-15

A great read with an exceptional narrator! My only disappointment was it ended way too soon. As with all of Ms. Alexander's books this one is a great balance between our fallen sinfulness and God's grace.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax

  • By: Dorothy Gilman
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,632
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447

Mrs. Pollifax has a new hat, and only she and Mr. Carstairs know it conceals eight false passports which she must smuggle into Bulgaria.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Delightful Adventure

  • By Nancy J on 03-17-13

A good read.

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

Reviewed: 07-22-15

just not as good as the first two! there didn't seem to be quite as much suspense.

  • Hidden Places

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

Fragrant blossoms herald spring, but the orchard is also a place of secrets and heartache. After the death of her husband Frank, Eliza is left with three young children and mounting debts. When a gentle stranger enters her orchard, she experiences a peculiar sensation of familiarity with the man. But will his unknown past jeopardize all that she has fought for?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Austin is Wonderful

  • By Karen on 06-24-07

one of my top 10 favorites

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

Reviewed: 07-20-15

This is just an all around great read! Lynn Austin does an excellent job of presenting the common misperceptions of God and how He relates to us. I'll definitely read this again.

  • Could I Have This Dance?

  • Claire McCall Series, Book 1
  • By: Harry Kraus M.D.
  • Narrated by: Katy Cole
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

You can't dance this dance unless it's in your blood.Claire McCall is praying it's not in hers. Claire McCall is used to fighting back against the odds. Hard work, aptitude, and sheer determination have helped her rise from adverse circumstances to an internship in one of the nation's most competitive surgical residencies. But talent and tenacity mean nothing in the face of the discovery that is about to rock her world.It's called the "Stoney Creek Curse" by folks in the small mountain town where Claire grew up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-16-15

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 07-16-15

This is a great book. It has romance, mystery and just a great story. I really enjoyed the way the author presented our relationship with God!

  • The Rose Legacy

  • Diamond of the Rockies, Book 1
  • By: Kristen Heitzmann
  • Narrated by: Renée Chambliss
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Driven by hope and vengeance, Carina Maria DiGratia leaves her idyllic home in Sonoma, California, for a new life in the mining town of Crystal, Colorado. Though the town has a rough element, Carina is determined that it will be the place where her dreams come true. Early on, two men vie for her trust - but neither is what he seems. Will Carina discern the truth in time to prevent tragedy?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Rose Legacy

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-24-16

Excellent story, poor narration

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

Reviewed: 07-08-15

I enjoy Kristen Heitzmann's books and this one was no exception. The narration for this book was very poor. the narrator's soft, gentle voice didn't portray the characters well at all.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Last Light

  • Restoration, Book 1
  • By: Terri Blackstock
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421

In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high-tech planet back to the age before electricity, Deni Branning's career ambitions have vanished. She's not about to let her dream of marriage go as well. But keeping it alive will require extraordinary measures. Yesterday's world is gone. All Deni and her family have left is each other and their neighbors. Their little community will either stand or fall together. But they're only beginning to realize that, and trust doesn't come easily.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A thought provoking,Christian based novel

  • By Eric on 01-23-11

Thought provoking story, but...

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

Reviewed: 02-08-15

I really, really liked this book. it definitely made me think. But, the narrator didn't add anything. His fake southern accent and whining women's voice was pretty irritating. Thankfully the story made up for it.

  • Eli

  • By: Bill Myers
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

When Conrad Davis crashes his car, he should be dead. Instead, he finds himself in a parallel universe with a single difference from ours - Jesus Christ did not come 2000 years ago! Conrad finds himself in the midst of events surrounding a man named Eli - events that carry strong contemporary echoes of the life of Jesus. Following Eli, Conrad is challenged to accept what he witnesses, just as Christ’s apostles must have been challenged. Eli gives a unique twist to a question many people have asked themselves over the past two millennia: How would I react if I lived in the time of Jesus?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strange but thought-provoking

  • By Paula on 06-15-12

Interesting approach to sharing the Gospel

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

Reviewed: 01-07-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Eli to be better than the print version?

As with all audio books, the narrator adds his own "tone" to this book. I'm not sure I would interpreted some the scenes the way the narrator did, but it was good, none the less.

What did you like best about this story?

Shared the life of Jesus in a way that relates to the 21st Century without compromising the message as it appears in the Bible.

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

His interpretation of the emotions behind the story.

If you could take any character from Eli out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would have to say Julia. She is the character that seemed to need encouragement!

Any additional comments?

This book was very well written and presents a interesting approach to sharing the Gospel of Jesus. I'm considering sharing this book with a young woman who is seeking to know Jesus.