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  • A Walk in the Woods

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212

The Appalachian Trail covers 14 states and over 2,000 miles, snaking through some of the most spectacular landscapes in America. Reluctant adventurer Bryson recounts his gruelling hike along the longest continuous footpath in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wilderness adventure from the comfort of home

  • By John on 28-04-07

I'd prefer a walk in the woods

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Not Bryson's best book. Yes there are moments of hilarity but generally his friend is butt of his humour, that is when he is not deriding some small town or its inhabitants. The level of swearing is elevated in this book and is tedious after a while. William Roberts once again excels in his narrating.

  • Whatever Happened to the Gospel?

  • Rediscover the Main Thing
  • By: R.T. Kendall
  • Narrated by: R.T. Kendall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

You know the "prosperity gospel." The "name it and claim it gospel." The "political gospel". The messages being preached on at least 90 percent of religious television. But what about the Gospel? What was it the apostle Paul was "unashamed" of? Most Christians don't understand what the true Gospel of Jesus is. In our church sanctuaries pastors neglect to preach the fear of God and eternal punishment. Church communities have grown to believe that all are saved and none will be lost. Meanwhile many other Christians lack assurance of their own salvation and focus on sanctification as their only ticket to Heaven.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Needed Truth

  • By Gordon Curley on 27-05-18

solid teaching but nothing new

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

Reviewed: 18-02-18

To be frank there is nothing in this book that you won't find in any other RT book. Well read but failed to inspire.

  • All Things New

  • Heaven, Earth, and the Restoration of Everything You Love
  • By: John Eldredge
  • Narrated by: John Eldredge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

This revolutionary book about our future is based on the simple idea that, according to the Bible, heaven is not our eternal home - the New Earth is. As Jesus says in the Gospel of Matthew, the next chapter of our story begins with "the renewal of all things", by which he means the Earth we love in all its beauty, our own selves, and the things that make for a rich life: music, art, food, laughter, and all that we hold dear. Everything shall be renewed "when the world is made new".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book

  • By R Z POUNCE on 27-04-18

what was the book about again?

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

Reviewed: 28-01-18

Honestly. If you gave me money right now I could not tell you what this book was about. Granted I listened in bed but other than God and the new creation I could not tell you anything more. This may well be one of those books written for the sake of writing a book. Nothing inherently wrong with the book; just forgettable.

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  • Drawing Near

  • A Life of Intimacy with God
  • By: John Bevere
  • Narrated by: Skip Heitzig
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

In Drawing Near, John Bevere invites listeners to explore a life of intimacy with God. Emphasizing the need for obedience, he urges us to practice - just as we would practice anything we hope to improve - our communication with the Holy Spirit. Understanding that prayer is a dialogue, not a monologue, Bevere encourages us to listen at the Father's feet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid teaching from John Bevere

  • By skiwiman on 27-01-18

Solid teaching from John Bevere

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

Reviewed: 27-01-18

John Bevere never shirks from saying what needs to be said and this book is no exception. The narrator is very good. No over acting. No weird pronunciations as in one book I listened to. In short, No distractions. Full of helpful examples John teaches how we can achieve intimacy with God, and also why we fail to achieve intimacy with the one we are supposed to love most of all. Highly recommend. I want to listen to it again.

  • Uninvited

  • Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
  • By: Lysa TerKeurst
  • Narrated by: Ginny Welsh
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

The enemy wants us to feel rejected, left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ's powerful love. In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection - from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very helpful and insightful.

  • By CynthiaOM on 15-09-16

Instant dislike

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

Reviewed: 25-01-18

I have to be honest and say I took an instant dislike to this book. I actually checked if I had accidentally pressed the X2 speed button as the lady speaks way too fast. That and she completely over-eggs her performance. Listen to the sample before you purchase. I simply could not face listening to anymore than about 10 minutes. Sorry. The story may have turned out to be good but ruined by speed talking and over-dramatisation.

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  • You Were Made for More

  • The Life You Have, the Life God Wants You to Have
  • By: Jim Cymbala
  • Narrated by: JIm Cymbala
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

The primary goal of this book is to help listeners come to a deeper understanding of the nature and character of God and how God works in the lives of his followers. Christians face many barriers in their efforts to grow in their faith, many of which are self-inflicted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another solid offering from Jim Cymbala

  • By skiwiman on 22-01-18

Another solid offering from Jim Cymbala

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

Reviewed: 22-01-18

Great to listen to Jim Cymbala read his own book. Solid teaching with practical examples.

  • Breakthrough Prayer

  • The Secret of Receiving What You Need From God
  • By: Jim Cymbala
  • Narrated by: Larry Black
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Many people are missing the great things God wants to do in their lives because they don't know how to receive answers to their prayers. This revolutionary book is not a step-by-step guide on how to pray but an inspiring vision that moves people to greater hope as they see the tremendous potential of prayer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • solid teaching from a solid teacher

  • By skiwiman on 17-01-18

solid teaching from a solid teacher

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

Reviewed: 17-01-18

Jim Cymbala sets out by teaching and inspiring stories how we should approach prayer- not as a one off shot in the dark and then give up of you don't get what you want. Rather it is about faith, perseverance and trust in God's promises.

  • The Comeback

  • It's Not too Late and You're Never too Far
  • By: Louie Giglio
  • Narrated by: Mark Smeby
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

Have you ever longed for a comeback? We all know what it feels like to have life disappoint us and not work out as we'd hoped. We all know what it's like to long for something different, something better, something more. The Comeback celebrates new beginnings. It offers encouragement and perspective, and it's for you if you feel frustrated or confused, if you're sorrowing or in pain, if you've made mistakes or are grieving, if you're disappointed or feel as though life doesn't make sense.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Uninspiring

  • By skiwiman on 03-01-18

Uninspiring

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

The book's title and tagline promise more than is delivered. I found it repetitive and rarely grabbed my attention.

  • The Last Arrow

  • Save Nothing for the Next Life
  • By: Erwin Raphael McManus
  • Narrated by: Erwin Raphael McManus
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

The Last Arrow is your road map to a life that defies odds and alters destinies. Discover the attributes of those who break the gravitational pull of mediocrity as cultural pioneer and thought leader Erwin McManus examines the characteristics of individuals who risked everything for a life they could only imagine. Imagine living the life you were convinced was only a dream.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Uninspiring

  • By skiwiman on 31-12-17

Uninspiring

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

Reviewed: 31-12-17

I kept waiting for the book to get going to tell me how O leave nothing for the next life. Instead there was an endless stream of anecdotes punctuated with an application of sorts. This book may work better in print but failed to deliver as an Audible book.

  • The Air I Breathe

  • Worship as a Way of Life
  • By: Louie Giglio
  • Narrated by: Benjamin Hunter
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Not everyone may frequent the church on the corner, but we each have a place of worship. For some, it's at the office. For others, before the mirror. Still others, on the basketball court. You were created to worship! So you naturally find a place to do it. But to worship anything less than God robs both Him and us. It's at the foot of the cross where we reel, trying to comprehend how a holy God could chase us down with kindness and redeem us from an eternity of futile gods.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Long time to say what it had to say

  • By skiwiman on 24-12-17

Long time to say what it had to say

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

Reviewed: 24-12-17

In short this book is saying that we worship 247. Not just when we are singing in church. The story did not engage me as the book essentially just repeats my summary over and over. The narrator is good but the book could have been shorter.