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J. Carter

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  • Little Red Riding Hood

  • Fairy Story Shorts
  • By: Clive Johnson
  • Narrated by: Clive Johnson
  • Length: 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

Fairy Story Shorts offer beautiful retellings of traditional tales, and are especially suitable for telling to children at bedtime! This tale is taken from the collection Fairy Stories & Fairy Stories, Traditional Tales for Children, Contemporary Tales for Adults by Clive Johnson, also published by Labyrinthe Press and available as an Audible audiobook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fun Short Tale

  • By J. Carter on 02-02-19

A Fun Short Tale

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Reviewed: 02-02-19

A fun tale for children, with easy to understand language. I'm sure my grandson will enjoy listening !

  • Searching for Sitala Mata: Eradicating Smallpox in India

  • By: Cornelia E. Davis
  • Narrated by: Grace Angela Henry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1

This is an inspiring story of a pioneering African American woman doctor fresh out of residency training. In 1975, Cornelia Davis, MD, sought a way to give back for her life’s opportunities. Her bold choice would benefit millions of lives. The World Health Organization hired Davis to work in its landmark smallpox eradication program. Connie traveled to India, where she scoured the countryside for the last remnants of the brutal, deadly disease. Connie didn’t allow entrenched sexism, or caste taboos to deter her from her fascinating mission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating story

  • By J. Carter on 21-11-18

Fascinating story

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Reviewed: 21-11-18

As someone who loves the stories of people like Edward Jenner, this was an interesting story to listen to.

  • The Complete Chronicles of Narnia

  • The Classic BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations
  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Maurice Denham, Full Cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116

C.S. Lewis’s acclaimed and universally loved novels spring to life in these spellbinding full-cast BBC dramatisations. Anyone who’s visited Narnia wants to go back again, and these radio dramas make for a hugely entertaining first-time or return journey, with a cast including Bernard Cribbins, Maurice Denham, Richard Griffiths, Martin Jarvis, Sylvester McCoy, John Sessions, Fiona Shaw and Timothy Spall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A worthy addition to any collection

  • By Darren on 05-12-15

Awesome!

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Reviewed: 09-10-18

Such an enjoyable full cast production - really captures the spirit of Narnia. I can't wait to listen again to this story - even though it's supposedly for kids, this was great to listen as an adult (especially whilst driving!).

  • Mindfulness Meditation

  • Bringing Mindfulness into Everyday Life
  • By: Christopher Dines
  • Narrated by: Christopher Dines
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

In his new audiobook, Mindfulness Meditation: Bringing Mindfulness into Everyday Life, Christopher Dines guides you to access the deep and profound inner peace which already lies within your consciousness, whilst helping you to practise all aspects of mindfulness throughout your day. As you digest this audiobook, you will find that the realizations will point you towards the present moment, opening your heart to reverence, love, compassion and joy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clear & Easy To Understand

  • By J. Carter on 09-10-18

Clear & Easy To Understand

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Reviewed: 09-10-18

Really enjoyed listening to this book - especially as it was read by the author. A clear introduction to understanding the power mindfulness in our everyday lives.

  • Dad Jokes: The Best Dad Jokes, Awfully Bad but Funny Jokes and Puns

  • By: Matthew Cooper
  • Narrated by: Mark Finfrock
  • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    3 out of 5 stars 2

Dad Jokes is an absolute must-listen! This audiobook covers more than 400 of the best dad jokes with such a large variety. Have your friends and family cracking up over the most awful/hilarious jokes and puns you've ever heard. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ehhhhh

  • By Emily on 05-10-18

Dad jokes & funny stories

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Reviewed: 01-10-18

I forgotten how much I like dad jokes. It’s not just jokes, some of them are ‘stories’. Some I had heard before, but enjoyed nevertheless, some of the jokes endings were surprising. Gotta love a dad joke or two!

  • Parables of the Bible

  • Discovering the Mysteries of God's Kingdom (The Word Series)
  • By: Paul Halbeck
  • Narrated by: Chistopher Boucher
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4 out of 5 stars 2

Thirty-plus parables Jesus gave us are reviewed, plus a few short sayings of his that are also marked as parables, each one having a short and concise summery after it. The parables that Jesus gave us can be categorized as teaching parables, kingdom parables, and prophetic and warning parables. The audiobook orders the parables in a logical teaching progression that they were given to us over the ministry of Jesus, also showing the relevance of why it was given at that time. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to listen, concise summaries...

  • By Salter on 23-09-18

Full of Bible truths

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Reviewed: 22-09-18

I enjoyed listening to so many Bible parables, great to have all the parables in one place to listen to.

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  • The Power of a Whisper

  • Hearing God, Having the Guts to Respond
  • By: Bill Hybels
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Full-throttle faith resides in fully yielded hearts. In this unabridged audio download of The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God, Having the Guts to Respond, Bill Hybels reveals the attitudes and actions that help us hear directly from heaven as we navigate the most significant challenges on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • God's Whispers are important

  • By Michael on 13-04-13

Great stories

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Reviewed: 21-09-18

Love the way that Bill shares simple stories of turning points where God spoke and directed. This is one of those books you need to listen to again and again!

  • Spirit Walker

  • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Book 2
  • By: Michelle Paver
  • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
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    5 out of 5 stars 187
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    5 out of 5 stars 186

Thousands of years ago an orphan boy and his wolf cub companion challenge a demon bear that threatens to destroy their world forever. With the help of the World Spirit, Torak destroys the bear, but his beloved Wolf is lost in the ensuing avalanche.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the first book

  • By Andrew on 04-08-09

Could listen to this for hours

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Reviewed: 21-09-18

This was such a compelling story. As this is the second book in the series, I wasn’t sure where that was going to grip me with the same passion, I shouldn’t have been worried. Ian McKelles narration makes the book so easy to listen to, and you feel like you’re right there in the middle of the story.

  • Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

  • By: Sebastian Junger
  • Narrated by: Nick Landrum
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

From the author of The Perfect Storm and War comes a book about why men miss war, why Londoners missed the Blitz, and what we can all learn from American Indian captives who refused to go home. Tribe is a look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the challenges veterans face in returning to society. Using his background in anthropology, Sebastian Junger argues that the problem lies not with vets or with the trauma they've suffered but with the society to which they are trying to return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent. Concise, thought-provoking, heartfelt look inside our society

  • By M on 10-03-19

Full of truth

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Reviewed: 21-09-18

So much of what is said in this book straight home about the need for community and the lack of it in our lives.

  • Running Down a Dream

  • Your Road Map to Winning Creative Battles
  • By: Tim Grahl
  • Narrated by: Tim Grahl
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4 out of 5 stars 6
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

When you dream, you envision a magical future. You have heroically slayed the dragons and unlocked the creativity and genius buried deep inside. But how do you actually get there? You can analyze the myths of visionary creators - artists, writers, musicians, software developers, etc., who have accomplished the impossible. But exactly how these successful creators went from being fearful dreamers to accomplished artists proves elusive. Running Down a Dream unflinchingly bares the naked truth behind all creations and shares the practical to-do list to take you from here to there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By J. Carter on 21-09-18

Awesome

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Reviewed: 21-09-18

The author shares his creative journey with painful honesty. It’s refreshing to hear from someone who is still on the journey, but he is prepared to share the ups but mostly the downs of each step along the way. Tim, if you read this, I can’t believe you didn’t sing tge boulder song