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  • Necessity of Prayer

  • By: E. M. Bounds
  • Narrated by: Veronica Murphy
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

In any study of the principles, and procedure of prayer, of its activities and enterprises, first place, must, of necessity, be given to faith. It is the initial quality in the heart of any man who essays to talk to the Unseen. He must, out of sheer helplessness, stretch forth hands of faith. He must believe, where he cannot prove. In the ultimate issue, prayer is simply faith, claiming its natural yet marvelous prerogatives - faith taking possession of its illimitable inheritance. True godliness is just as true, steady, and persevering in the realm of faith as it is in the province of prayer. Moreover: when faith ceases to pray, it ceases to live. Faith does the impossible because it brings God to undertake for us, and nothing is impossible with God.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Natalie on 25-07-15

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 25-07-15

What would have made Necessity of Prayer better?

The reader.

What could E. M. Bounds have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

compacted it.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator at times it seemed thought she was reading a bedtime children's story.

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

boredom

Any additional comments?

A waffly book, accentuated by an inappropriate narrator. I don't recommend this.

  • The Pilgrim's Progress

  • From This World to That Which Is to Come
  • By: John Bunyan
  • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

For 300 years, The Pilgrim's Progress has remained perhaps the best-loved and most read of devotional fictions. In plain yet powerful and moving language, Bunyan tells the story of Christian's struggle to attain salvation and the Gates of Heaven. He must pass through the Slough of Despond, ward off the temptations of Vanity Fair, and fight the monstrous Apollyon. In Part II, his wife and children follow the same path, helped and protected by Great-heart, until for them, too, "the trumpets sound on the other side."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute brilliance

  • By charis on 08-05-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 13-06-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Pilgrim's Progress to be better than the print version?

Yes, it helped me keep the thread of the story and concentrate.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and no. Yes, because it's an amazing book, and no, because it needs reflection periodically.

Any additional comments?

An absolute classic very well read.

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  • The Best of Our Island Story

  • From the Romans in Britain to Queen Victoria
  • By: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall is an Edwardian history book for younger listeners (age six to 12) that tells the story of England, concluding with the reign of Queen Victoria. Having released it unabridged in three volumes, Naxos AudioBooks now offers an attractive collection of the main stories and personalities. This skilful abridgement nevertheless maintains the narrative of British history, from the arrival of Julius Caesar to the height of the British Empire and the long reign of Queen Victoria.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good

  • By Natalie on 13-06-15

Very good

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

Reviewed: 13-06-15

Would you listen to The Best of Our Island Story again? Why?

Yes, it was very well read.

What did you like best about this story?

It's aimed at children but it is also interesting for adults.

Any additional comments?

I recommend this audiobook. As a rough guide I'd say for ages 7 and up.