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    • You Are What You Love

    • The Spiritual Power of Habit
    • By: James K. A. Smith
    • Narrated by: Claton Butcher
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 316

    In this book, award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. We might not realize the ways our hearts are being taught to love rival gods instead of the One for whom we were made. Smith helps listeners recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My second reading was on audiobook

    • By Adam Shields on 07-08-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Good and Beautiful God

    • Falling in Love With the God Jesus Knows
    • By: James Bryan Smith
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    We all have ideas that we tell ourselves about God and how he works in our lives. Some are true--but many are false. James Bryan Smith believes those thoughts determine not only who we are, but how we live. In fact, Smith declares, the most important thing about a person is what they think about God. The path to spiritual transformation begins here.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Off Kilter

    • By Leslie on 12-30-10

    Regular price: $22.39

    • Desiring the Kingdom

    • Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation
    • By: James K. A. Smith
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Malls, stadiums, and universities are actually liturgical structures that influence and shape our thoughts and affections. Humans - as Augustine noted - are "desiring agents", full of longings and passions; in brief, we are what we love. James K. A. Smith focuses on the themes of liturgy and desire in Desiring the Kingdom, the first book in a three-volume set on the theology of culture. He redirects our yearnings to focus on the greatest good: God.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wish it was Smith reading this. But still good.

    • By Adam Shields on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor

    • By: James K. A. Smith
    • Narrated by: Trevor Thompson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    How (Not) to Be Secular is what Jamie Smith calls "your hitchhiker's guide to the present" - it is both a reading guide to Charles Taylor's monumental work, A Secular Age, and philosophical guidance on how we might learn to live in our times. Taylor's landmark book, A Secular Age (2007), provides a monumental, incisive analysis of what it means to live in the post-Christian present - a pluralist world of competing beliefs and growing unbelief. Jamie Smith's book is a compact field guide to Taylor's insightful study of the secular.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Accessible Charles Taylor!

    • By Jesus on 05-29-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • My Bondage and My Freedom

    • By: Frederick Douglass, Dr. James M'Cune Smith - introduction
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 76

    This is ex-slave Frederick Douglass' second autobiography. It was written after 10 years of reflection following his legal emancipation in 1846, and his break with his mentor, William Lloyd Garrison, catapulted Douglass into the international spotlight as the foremost spokesman for American blacks, both freed and slave.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Monotone delivery

    • By Michael A Lewis on 06-19-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Good and Beautiful Life

    • Putting on the Character of Christ
    • By: James Bryan Smith
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 69

    Following the Sermon on the Mount, this follow-up to The Good and Beautiful God guides us to look behind character flaws and to replace our false beliefs with Jesus' narratives about life in the kingdom of God.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Transformative!

    • By Corinne Wilkerson on 08-24-17

    Regular price: $22.39

    • Year's Best Hardcore Horror: Volume 2

    • By: Wrath James White, Tim Miller, Bryan Smith, and others
    • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 77
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      4 out of 5 stars 70
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 70

    This year brings 22 more in-your-face stories that break boundaries and trash taboos, transgressive tales you can't "unread" (as Chuck Palahniuk says). Some of the stories you'll find here are loaded with very graphic descriptions of violence, sex, and depravities, while others may contain only one shocking moment of brutality. In others, the hardcore aspect may be less graphic and subtler than you might expect. Some of these quieter tales offer the listener some time to recover from the more disturbing ones preceding.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bob @ Platypire Reviews

    • By Platypire Bob on 08-23-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Articles of Faith

    • By: James E. Talmage (One of the Twelve Apostles of the Church), Joseph Smith
    • Narrated by: Peter Bierma
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
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      3 out of 5 stars 64
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    The lectures herewith presented have been prepared in accordance with the request and appointment of the First Presidency of the Church. The greater number of the addresses were delivered before the Theology Class of the Church University; and, after the close of the class sessions, the lectures were continued before other Church organizations engaged in the study of theology. To meet the desire expressed by the Church authorities - that the lectures be published for use in the various educational institutions of the Church - the matter has been revised, and is now presented in this form.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, marginal narrator

    • By Aaron Eagle on 07-06-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Good and Beautiful Community

    • Following the Spirit, Extending Grace, Demonstrating Love (Apprentice Series, Book 3)
    • By: James Bryan Smith
    • Narrated by: Maurice England
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 21

    In this third book in the Apprentice Series, James Bryan Smith helps us know how to live in relationship with others as apprentices of Jesus. "Apprentices of Jesus are not part-time do-gooders," he writes. "They live in continuous contact with the kingdom of God, and are constantly men and women in whom Christ dwells. They do not sometimes tell the truth, sometimes live sacrificially or sometimes forgive. There are myriad opportunities for us to impact the world in which we live."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Kristianna on 10-25-15

    Regular price: $19.49

    • Get Rid of Your Accent

    • British-English
    • By: Linda James, Olga Smith
    • Narrated by: Linda James, Michael Knowles, Joan Walker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Get Rid of Your Accent is a speech training manual for mastering British-English pronunciation. The audiobook is based on a tried and trusted method, used in London drama schools, that helps British people with provincial accents learn standard British English. It includes humorous sentences, tongue twisters, period verses, and rhyme exercises. Relevant subjects are received pronunciation, elocution, and phonetics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Get rid of your Accent, vol. 1

    • By David Heberling on 02-12-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Get Rid of your Accent General American

    • American Accent Training Manual
    • By: Olga Smith, Linda James
    • Narrated by: Rebekkah Hilgraves, Brock Powell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 25

    This audiobook is a leading accent-reduction toolkit with practical exercises to master a general American accent. It contains explanations on how-to form correct English sounds. The audiobook provides extensive practice with words, sentences, and funny verses. This audiobook is compact and easy to use with its 44 short lessons, each devoted to a single phoneme.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Way too fast to listen too

    • By R. Versluis on 01-27-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Selected Shorts: Funny Business

    • By: Simon Rich, David Schickler, Joe Meno, and others
    • Narrated by: Wyatt Cenac, Isiah Sheffer, Kirsten Vangsness, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    From wild and wacky to knee-slapping, laugh-out-loud fun, these humorous tales represent some of the best of recent seasons of the hit public radio series Selected Shorts. Comedian Wyatt Cenac gives a killer performance of Simon Rich’s hilarious tale of woe from the point of view of a condom in a young man’s wallet. Alec Baldwin gives a delightful over-the-top performance of James Thurber’s wonderfully silly classic tale of the day everybody in a small Ohio town thought the dam broke.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some very entertaining, some not

    • By D. Littman on 11-22-14

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Get Rid of Your Accent: Advanced Level Pt. 2: The English Speech Training Manual (Part 2) by James, Linda, Smith, Olga (2011)

    • By: Olga Smith, Linda James
    • Narrated by: Linda James, Michael Knowles
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    In the first part of this speech training manual, we provide practical exercises for difficult speech patterns, such as word endings, consonant clusters, schwa, and strong and weak forms of words. The second part is devoted to connected speech patterns. The third part deals with natural flow of speech, intonation, sentence stress, and onomatopoeia. The fourth part covers how to make your speech interesting to listen to using power, pitch, pace, and pause.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Hurricane Katrina: The Mississippi Story

    • By: James Patterson Smith
    • Narrated by: Claton Butcher
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    This book presents the fullest account yet written of the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Rooted in a wealth of oral histories, it tells the dramatic but underreported story of a people who confronted the unprecedented devastation of sixty five thousand homes when the eye wall and powerful northeast quadrant of the hurricane swept a record thirty-foot storm surge across a seventy-five-mile stretch of unprotected Mississippi towns and cities. James Patterson Smith takes us through life and death accounts of storm day, August 29, 2005, and the precarious days of food and water shortages that followed. Along the way the narrative treats us to inspiring episodes of neighborly compassion and creative responses to the greatest natural disaster in American history

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OK

    • By Rodney on 08-28-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Magnificent Story

    • Uncovering a Gospel of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth
    • By: James Bryan Smith
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    We are story-making people. We love reading stories - and we love hearing the personal stories of others. We need stories, or narratives, to make sense of our world. And those stories shape our lives. What is the story you have been told about the Gospel? About God? About the Christian life? About Jesus? About the cross? About yourself? About heaven?

    Regular price: $22.74

    • Pace, Pitch, Pause, Power: Public Speaking Skills Training Manual

    • Get Rid of Your Accent, Book 5
    • By: Linda James, Olga Smith
    • Narrated by: Linda James, Michael Knowles
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    This audiobook will help you learn how to modulate your voice, use pauses for a dramatic effect, and make your speech sound powerful. This is a practical training manual for public-speaking skills. This audiobook is based on a tried-and-trusted method used in London drama schools for decades. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A nice, quick opportunity to focus on this

    • By Philo on 09-01-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Future of Black Business in America: Stay In or Cash In

    • By: Doctor Julianne Malveaux, Doctor Cornel West, Doctor Michael Eric Dyson, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 23

    Tired of living below your hopes, capabilities, and expectations? Should you keep your business or "take the money and run"? What would you have others do? Discover the common mistakes that may have cost you success, happiness, and opportunity in the past...and how you can avoid them in the future. In the dazzling Town Hall discussion you'll learn the unexpected payoffs, prices and possibilities from this distinguished panel of business leaders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By MZ Lady on 02-21-16

    Regular price: $3.60

    • Unstoppable Moses

    • A Novel
    • By: Tyler James Smith
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Moses and his cousin Charlie were best friends, wisecracking pranksters, unstoppable forces of teenage energy - until the night they became accidental arsonists and set in motion a chain of events that left Moses alone, guilt-stricken, and most likely trapped in his dead-end town. Then Moses gets a lucky break: the chance to volunteer as a camp counselor for a week and prove the incident at the bowling alley should be expunged from his record. And since a criminal record and enrollment at Duke are mutually exclusive, he’s determined. But tragedy seems to follow him wherever he goes.

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Get Rid of Your Accent for Beginners

    • The English Speech Training Manual
    • By: Linda James, Olga Smith
    • Narrated by: Linda James, Michael Knowles, Joan Walker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This audiobook helps people to master English pronunciation and intonation and helps to make their speech clear and easy to understand. It is instrumental in overcoming the barrier to speak English. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Hidden in Christ

    • Living as God's Beloved
    • By: James Bryan Smith
    • Narrated by: Bill Adams
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In this unique introduction to the hidden life in Christ, James Bryan Smith walks listeners through a 30-day immersion in Colossians 3:1-17. Each of the 30 short chapters of this audiobook bring out the main truth of just one word or phrase of this rich passage. You'll also find a very simple daily practice to take up, reflection questions, and a guide for five weeks of group discussion. The only way to tell a story is to use words.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring read!

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-15-15

    Regular price: $14.95

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