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  • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Robert Dugoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,548

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very, very special novel!

  • By Wayne on 06-02-18

sublime to those w/ eyes to see nuances

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-18

besides some bad language (to be expected in coming-of- age stories), and some bad choices, which we all make, the extraordinary lives of many individuals in this book, contain a saga that made me proud of each of the main, good characters . there is a real beauty to the honesty of these people that made me weep. loved it. could listen to more of this calibre and maturity. powerful!

  • The Crime Writer

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,743

Drew Danner, a crime novelist with a house off L.A.'s storied Mulholland Drive, awakens in a hospital bed with a scar on his head and no memory of being found convulsing over his ex-fiancee's body the previous night. He was discovered holding a knife, her blood beneath his nails. He himself doesn't know whether he's guilty or innocent. To reconstruct the story, the writer must now become the protagonist, searching the corridors of his life and the city he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Mystery with Protagonist's LOL Remarks

  • By J. A. Black on 11-12-11

wrong place, right time for a fall

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-18

loved the guessing and uniqueness of this story. the final plot twist brought there-to-fore threads of story nicely together, briefly rearranging reality that i misread for 4/5ths of the book. that is the rush a good author aims for, that powerful punchline that temporarily takes the breath away till we readjust....wha-what? nicely done. carol o'connel often has huge punchlines...see Judas Child for example. i like this as g.h.'s best so far. mature.

  • The Unseen Realm

  • By: Dr. Michael S. Heiser
  • Narrated by: Gordon Greenhill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751

In The Unseen Realm, Dr. Michael Heiser examines the ancient context of scripture, explaining how its supernatural worldview can help us grow in our understanding of God. He illuminates intriguing and amazing passages of the Bible that have been hiding in plain sight. You'll find yourself engaged in an enthusiastic pursuit of the truth, resulting in a new appreciation for God's word.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply a must-read for all Christians

  • By Donald S. on 06-30-16

most impt work i have been acquainted with in 40 y

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Reviewed: 09-09-18

100's of books read to find this paradigm shattering work! will read it, listen to it, study it, and quote from it until Yesh' ua comes again. it tied dozens of loose ends together expertly. get it and share it ASAP.

  • The Sea of Tranquility

  • A Novel
  • By: Katja Millay
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Candace Thaxton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,772

Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her - her identity, her spirit, her will to live - pay. Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: Every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at 17 years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There is NOTHING wrong with this book

  • By Sugarpucker on 02-06-14

honesty only a few ever achieve

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Reviewed: 08-11-18

i cried about 7 times during this unforgettable listen! even though most teens use gratuitous language, this author demonstrated classic restraint in what could have been a gratuitous nightmare to listen to. this story has so much maturity on so many levels. incredible i never met but maybe one person in my high school years with the advanced experience-via-pain understanding like Josh. His graduate studies in the Nastia psyche now qualifies him for professorship anywhere. thank you Katja for writing a book that could easily be use as a primer in healing on many levels. the normalcy of dinners at Drew's house i covet. Beautiful!!! And you did it all with a respect for the existence of God..the most rare thing yet. i love your mind.

  • The Reporter Who Knew Too Much

  • The Mysterious Death of What’s My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen
  • By: Mark Shaw
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 650

Was What's My Line TV star, media icon, and crack investigative reporter and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen murdered for writing a tell-all book about the JFK assassination? If so, is the main suspect in her death still at large? These questions and more are answered in former CNN, ESPN, and USA Today legal analyst Mark Shaw's 25th book, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book! Well organized, great narration

  • By Jaybird on 05-24-17

breathtaking and brilliant and honoring!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-18

...and oh, Gabra's voice. not one to miss. More of Mark Shaw soon! a primo investigator in his own right.

  • Red Notice

  • A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice
  • By: Bill Browder
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,367
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,847
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,848

Red Notice is a searing expose of the wholesale whitewash by Russian authorities of Magnitsky's imprisonment and murder, slicing deep into the shadowy heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gutsy, chilling and important.

  • By Michael J Canning on 02-28-15

unlikely heroes and Russian cowards

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-17

one of the best apprehension of justice stories around. when i had seen the doc on Sergai's life, i wept. a humble hero. And Bill's relentless, energetic pursuit to avenge the life and early murder of Sergai is miraculous. this has brought me to terms with the utter small mindedness of the Russian leaders and namely her cowardly leader Putin.
The beginning may not appear to be headed in this great pursuit, but is necessary for the full picture...hang in there.

  • The One Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,387

It's 1944. Physics professor Alfred Mendel and his family are trying to flee Paris when they are caught and forced onto a train along with thousands of other Jewish families. At the other end of the long, torturous train ride, Alfred is separated from his family and sent to the men's camp, where all of his belongings are tossed on a roaring fire. His books, his papers, his life's work. The Nazis have no idea what they have just destroyed. And without that physical record, Alfred is one of only two people in the world with his particular knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You gotta have a STRONG stomach.

  • By Richard Delman on 09-22-16

though the start was slow, one of the best stories

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-17

do not miss this story. one of the most unforgettable, powerful pieces of history ever!! listen to the very end and prepare for tears of many kinds.

  • Chiefs

  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,085
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,350

In 1919, Delano, Georgia, appoints its first chief of police. Honest and hardworking, the new chief is puzzled when young men start to disappear. But his investigation is ended by the fatal blast from a shotgun. Delano's second chief-of-police is no hero, yet he is also disturbed by what he sees in the missing-persons bulletins. In 1969, when Delano's third chief takes over, the unsolved disappearances still haunt the police files.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In my 'Top Ten' books of all time!

  • By karen on 09-17-13

a delayed ending

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-17

putting aside the horrible use of the lesbian episode, this had justice written all over it, with an ending you thought might never come.

  • Alone With God

  • Rediscovering the Power and Passion of Prayer
  • By: John MacArthur
  • Narrated by: Maurice England
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

Embrace the Lord's pattern for prayer. God longs for us to spend time with Him. Yet while His invitation is extravagant, too often we struggle to spend even brief moments with our Heavenly Father. For some, action has replaced prayer. For others, requests can take priority over relationship, as we try to mold God to our desires. How did the simple act of prayer become so complicated? Renowned pastor and author John MacArthur invites you to experience the art of prayer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Prayer Life is Renewed

  • By Teresa Kodie on 06-08-14

comprehensive and life-changing!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-16

John always covers the range and nuances of the full counsel of God in every book he writes, and humbly relying on the power of the word in the hands of the Spirit to take it to the depths of our hearts. It does the job! this book brought me back to when i first got saved 36 years ago with the freshness of excitement of God's presense. Quoting A.W. Pink, Spurgeon, the great story by one of the greatest writers Anton Chekov (the bet), which i first heard in 10th grade, and many other minds to speckle the book with 1st hand experience. highly recommended, i will re-listen.