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  • The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi

  • My Journey into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where It All Began
  • By: Kathie Lee Gifford, Rabbi Jason Sobel
  • Narrated by: Rabbi Jason Sobel, Kathie Lee Gifford
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 413

As a lifelong student of Scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has always desired a deeper understanding of God's Word and a deeper knowledge of God Himself. But it wasn't until she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek - along with actually hiking the ancient paths of Israel - that she found the fulfillment of those desires. As you journey through The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi, you'll also find additional content from Messianic Rabbi Jason Sobel throughout the book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Heartfelt and honest journey.

  • By Anonymous User on 03-09-18

Awsome

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Would you listen to The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi again? Why?

Yes, I will. The book has so much information. I will be taking notes on the next listen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi?

The description of Dead Sea area. I always knew nothing lived in the sea because of the salt. I knew nothing of fresh water flowing in from underground springs.

Which scene was your favorite?

The completion of Old Testament prophesies to New Testament truths.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The description of Jew preferring death to prevent retuning to slavery.

Any additional comments?

Kathy Lee has written children books and I felt as if she was narrating to children, at times. But, despite that, I believe she was the best narrator for the book.

  • How to Get Run Over by a Truck

  • A Memoir
  • By: Katie McKenna
  • Narrated by: Katie McKenna
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,248

People often say, "I feel like I've been run over by a truck." Katie actually was. On a sunny morning bike ride in Brooklyn, 24-year-old Katie McKenna was forever changed when she was run over by an 18-wheeler. Being crushed under a massive semi wasn't something Katie should have survived. After 10 hours of emergency surgery, she woke to find herself in a body and a life that would never be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How to book on gratitude

  • By Leah on 04-23-17

Could have been a great book

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

What would have made How to Get Run Over by a Truck better?

Leave out all the use of foul language. Too much fucking this and fucking that.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Hopefully something that will be not so foul mouthed.

Have you listened to any of Katie McKenna’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

What character would you cut from How to Get Run Over by a Truck?

Only some of the language. Everything else was great.

Any additional comments?

I have never been run over by a truck. however, I was blown up and shot once and a victim of a hit and run by a car against my motorcycle and spent a few months in the hospital. After about 2 dozen surgeries, I still appreciated being able to converse without being as foul mouthed as this author.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • All the Pretty Horses

  • The Border Trilogy, Book One
  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,913
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,899

Sixteen-year-old John Grady Cole's grandfather has just died, his parents have permanently separated, and the family ranch, upon which he had placed so many boyish hopes, has been sold. Rootless and increasingly restive, Cole leaves Texas, accompanied by his friend Lacey Rawlins, and begins a journey across the vaquero frontier into the badlands of northern Mexico.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very Slow

  • By Sarah Symonds Chapin on 08-18-17

Falling to sleep

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

Narrator put me to sleep. Because of boring naratorbtrying to put me to sleep, hard to listen when driving. Too hard to stay awake at home.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Shelter Mountain

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,246

Marine veteran John "Preacher" Middleton intimidates just about everyone who walks into his bar. But when an abused young mother comes in, seeking protection from her ex-husband, Preacher promises to become her guardian - and maybe something more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story of kindness and unconditional love

  • By Houston mom on 12-01-12

Good story

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

What did you like best about Shelter Mountain? What did you like least?

Too much unnecessary profanity.

Who was your favorite character and why?

"Preacher" Middleton

Would you listen to another book narrated by Therese Plummer?

Yes

Could you see Shelter Mountain being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Because of the unnecessary profanity, I could see it made into a movie. Too many foul mouthed actors for me to choose from to star in the movie.

Any additional comments?

Deleting "MF" out of books would really make any book better. Reading used to be an escape from excessive profanity. Now it is as common as in movies,

  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,022

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Necessarily for Knope Fans

  • By Katie - Audible on 06-04-15

Not at all worth anyting

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

What disappointed you about Yes Please?

It seems like the more I try finding interesting books, the more I find pure trash. I am no where near a prude and I do use some filthy language daily. However, when the first chapter of this book seems to be in a contest to see how much foul mouthed it can be, it won.

What could Amy Poehler have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Keep some of the "mother fucking" words out and write what could have been, a good listen.

What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

Not at all

What character would you cut from Yes Please?

The one that was sorry he ever thought he was going to get some enjoyment and laughs out of this book

Any additional comments?

What a waste!!!!

  • Sister of Mine

  • A Novel
  • By: Sabra Waldfogel
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,998

When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high - or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history. Twelve years prior, Adelaide Mannheim - daughter of Mordecai, the only Jewish planter in the county - was given her own maid, a young slave named Rachel. The two became friends, and soon they discovered a secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read

  • By M. Ryder on 06-20-16

Very well written for such a terrible time

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

Where does Sister of Mine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have purchased over 100 audiobooks and this one is one of the very best. The story line of Jewish planters and the role of slaves at that time, was really different from al other audiobooks. A white girl from the husband and wife and a black girl from a slave woman growing up together.

Which scene was your favorite?

When the white sister returned all her black sisters letters and stopped keeping them from her.

Any additional comments?

Narrator, Bahni Turpin, does a marvelous job on everything I listen to from her. When looking for a new audiobook, I tend to look for books she narrates as much as authors.

  • His Love

  • The McShannon Family Series
  • By: Veronica Maxim
  • Narrated by: Eli Walker
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

I've heard the phrase "absence makes the heart grow fonder," more times than I can count. But in his absence, I tried to move on. I've come to terms with my secrets. I've come to terms with my past. But coming face to face with Colin McShannon and those piercing blue eyes, it all came tumbling back. Is he sorry that he let me go? Would he still be if he knew my secret? Camilla was the only girl I ever loved. When we were 16, our breakup shattered my world. I was so bitter I couldn't show her I cared.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Sex Sex Sex

  • By AMSmart on 02-05-17

Sex Sex Sex

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

Reviewed: 02-05-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Anyone who wants to hear all about sex in the crudest language possible.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something more bland.

What didn’t you like about Eli Walker’s performance?

n/a

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

The constant language.

Any additional comments?

I do not care for constant foul language.

  • Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne

  • American Warriors Series
  • By: Douglas V. Mastriano
  • Narrated by: Gary L. Willprecht
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

In Alvin York, Douglas V. Mastriano sorts fact from myth in the first full-length biography of York in decades. He meticulously examines York's youth in the hills of east Tennessee, his service in the Great War, and his return to a quiet civilian life dedicated to charity. By reviewing artifacts recovered from the battlefield using military terrain analysis, forensic study, and research in both German and American archives, Mastriano reconstructs the events of October 8th and corroborates the recorded accounts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alvin York - The Full Measure

  • By Stephen on 03-21-16

Historical

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

Would you listen to Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne again? Why?

Yes

What did you like best about this story?

The research that was taken for actually portray this biography.

Which scene was your favorite?

The Christian belief and man's conflicts.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

Alvin's life experiences after The Great War. The attack of the US Govt {IRS} after the return home. Very similar to Joe Lewis after WWII.

Any additional comments?

Most books are much better than the original movies, this is defiantly true in this case. The book really is better. Also the information of the search for the actual site of the battlefield.

  • Sayonara

  • A Novel
  • By: James A. Michener
  • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

James A. Michener combines powerful storytelling with deep sensitivity in this novel of a US army man who, against all odds, falls for a fascinating Japanese woman. Stationed in the exotic Far East, Major Lloyd Gruver considers himself lucky. The son of a general, dating the daughter of another powerful military family, he can look forward to a bright future. But then Lloyd meets Hana-ogi. After that, nothing matters anymore...nothing but her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sayonara

  • By Joanne DeVuono on 01-07-16

Narrated?

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

Reviewed: 12-30-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It is a shame that such a good story was narrated so badly. It sounded as if the narration was just read by someone who stumbled and bumbled his way to the end.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Winds of War

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 45 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,519

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 45 hours + 56 hours = 102 hours of listening

  • By Jan on 10-25-13

Marvelous mixture of fiction and fact.

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

Reviewed: 02-25-13

What did you love best about The Winds of War?

I had read the books several years ago. The books were fantastic and the audio made it even better.

Who was your favorite character and why?

At this stage in my life, Pug. The age and family life.

Any additional comments?

Recommend with no reservations.