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  • The Children Act

  • By: Ian McEwan
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756

Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now her marriage of 30 years is in crisis. At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: for religious reasons, a beautiful 17-year-old boy, Adam, is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents share his wishes. Time is running out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who is the ultimate judge?

  • By Kaggy on 10-05-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 27-08-18

Comes across as a little too self righteous in terms of the authors bias against JWs and other religions without offering anything else in return. Whilst I agree that such travesties happen and the victims are regarded as ‘martyrs’ by Jehovahs Witnesses such condemnation followed by nothing to replace such reprehensible and self destructive beliefs is truly lamentable. On this I think Ian McEwan does well to a point and Lindsay delivers the story with genuine and heartfelt sincerity. However as this story leaves a rather bitter taste at the end I personally cannot score it higher than 2 stars. It does little more than to shine a light on a difficult area without given any hope that things could have been done any differently. As a novella it fails to provide a satisfactory conclusion and summing up at the end merely petering out thus weakening the impact of the story in my opinion.

  • Only Child

  • By: Rhiannon Navin
  • Narrated by: Kivlighan De Montebello
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Huddled in a cloakroom with his classmates and teacher, six-year-old Zach can hear shots ringing through the corridors of his school. A gunman has entered the building and, in a matter of minutes, will have taken 19 lives. In the aftermath of the shooting, the close-knit community and its families are devastated. Everyone deals with the tragedy differently. Zach's father absents himself; his mother pursues a quest for justice - while Zach retreats into his super-secret hideout and loses himself in a world of books and drawing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very powerful and emotive

  • By Moarando-san on 15-03-18

very powerful and emotive

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

Reviewed: 15-03-18

set a record for how quick I listened. really engaging and emotive, it's like your experiencing everything through the eyes of Zach. the author captures the simplicity of the child's eye so clearly and vividly. this book will no doubt help and inspire many.

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  • Dark Night of the Soul

  • By: St. John of the Cross
  • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

With His gentle hand He wounded my neck And caused all my senses to be suspended. Part poetic masterpiece, part mystic treatise, The Dark Night of the Soul by 16th century Carmelite monk, St. John of the Cross, addresses the feeling of being forgotten by the Presence of the Almighty that every Christian, desirous of walking more closely with God must pass through in order to learn to walk by faith and not by sight.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Mechanically read

  • By Roisin Deighan on 01-03-17

Timeless Theological Tome

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

Reviewed: 15-12-17

Well read and accessible audio version of a seminal theological work otherwise inaccessible to partially sighted readers like me.

  • A Wind In The House Of Islam

  • How God Is Drawing Muslims Around The World To Faith In Jesus Christ
  • By: David Garrison
  • Narrated by: David Garrison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

There are nine rooms in the House of Islam and the Wind of God's Spirit is blowing through every one of them. David Garrison spent three years travelling a quarter of a million miles through every corner of the Muslim world to investigate reports far and wide of Muslims turning to faith in Jesus Christ. In this amazing odyssey, Garrison gathered the stories of more than a thousand Muslim-background believers, asking them the question: What did God use to bring you to faith in Jesus Christ? Tell me your story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant book

  • By Jules on 08-04-17

Could have benefited from more than one narrator

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

Reviewed: 24-05-17

Very good book. Would have been better if testimonies had been read by someone other than the general narrator. Perhaps someone with a cultural appropriate accent to each room perhaps. Otherwise a very good and thought provoking book. A must read for all Christians at this difficult time.

  • The Pursuit of God

  • By: A. W. Tozer
  • Narrated by: Mark Moseley
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

During a train trip from Chicago to Texas in the late 1940s, A.W. Tozer began to write The Pursuit of God. He wrote all night, and when the train arrived at his destination, the rough draft was done. The depth of this book has made it an enduring favorite.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb devotional

  • By Moarando-san on 19-04-17

superb devotional

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

Reviewed: 19-04-17

Essential for all Bible believing Christians, clear and to the point to help you get and stay on track in your walk with Christ.

  • 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

A Christian Classic

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

Reviewed: 11-04-17

A faith building and encouraging‚Äč account of the Christian life in allegory. A timeless classic and a must read for all serious Christians who earnestly desire to seek and follow the Lord.

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  • The Confessions of St. Augustine

  • By: Saint Augustine
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Saint Augustine's contributions to Christian theology are second to no other post-apostolic author in the whole sweep of church history. Yet along side his doctrinal treatises, Augustine tells a story of his life devoted to Christ as his only satisfaction. The Confessions is at once the autobiographical account of Augustine's life of Christian faith and at the same time a compelling theology of Christian spirituality for everyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anyone interested in religion needs to read this.

  • By David on 03-05-13

An excellent and timeless work, still relevant

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

Clearly and reverently narrated. Brought Augustine to life an excellent way to access this text.