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  • United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

  • By: United State Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Narrated by: Archbishop Donald Wuerl
  • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

This unabridged audio version brings to life an exciting combination of the seven basic elements that make up the print version. Musical accents subtly underscore the beginning of each chapter. The meditation and prayer elements, with six different readers, both men and women, including Archbishop Donald Wuerl, bring the text to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brought me closer to Jesus teachings.

  • By Amazon Customer on 22-07-17

Coherent and Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 19-07-18

This provides a precise yet concise presentation of what the Catholic Church presents to the world in belief, sacrament and prayer. It is ideal for anyone who wants to hear a coherent account of the Catholic faith as well as an opportunity to deepen the life of faith of believers. The book is very well structured with inspiring stories and useful summaries at the end of sections.

  • The Player of Games

  • Culture Series, Book 2
  • By: Iain M. Banks
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,517
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214

The Culture - a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh: Jernau Morat Gurgeh, The Player of Games, master of every board, computer, and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game... a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Civilisation and the Culture

  • By Mark on 08-12-10

Imaginative but disappointing

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

Reviewed: 18-07-18

Banks seems to create great worlds with so much potential but ultimately disappoints with how the narrative unfolds and ends.

  • Midwinter Break

  • By: Bernard MacLaverty
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

An intense exploration of love and uncertainty when a long-married couple, Gerry and Stella, take a midwinter break in Amsterdam to refresh the senses, do some sightseeing and generally take stock of their lives. Their relationship seems easy, familiar - but over its course we discover the deep uncertainties between them. Gerry, once an architect, is forgetful and set in his ways. Stella is tired of his lifestyle and angry at his constant undermining of her religious faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best listen of 2017

  • By peter on 08-11-17

Gentle and well observed story

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-18

It is a fairly low key story of a retired couple who have slowly drifted apart.

  • Man's Search for Meaning

  • By: Viktor E. Frankl
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328

Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Potentially life changing...

  • By Jim Vaughan on 02-12-12

Don't miss

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-03-18

To learn about human nature from a survivor of Auschwitz is a great privilege. To do so and learn how a person can remain free in such wicked conditions is unmissable.

  • Life Is Worth Living, Part 1

  • By: Archbishop Fulton J Sheen
  • Narrated by: Fulton J. Sheen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Here is the best of the audio from the famous Catholic television program, "Life is Worth Living!" For more than 30 years, Archbishop Fulton Sheen was the voice of the Catholic Church, with his radio and television ministries that touched hearts all over the world. His wisdom and gentle insight are once again available in digitally remastered audio recorded from his live programs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A"must" for anyone in search of deep life meaning

  • By chris on 27-03-15

Classic inspiration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-18

It is an old enhanced recording of the Archbishop who was an American TV phenomenon in the 50s. The message is as important today as it was then. It gives a clear insight into human nature and the challenges of life, with a path to fulfilment. It gives a good overview of Christian teaching and explains the purpose and meaning of life.

  • Middlemarch

  • By: George Eliot
  • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
  • Length: 32 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; and the charming but tactless Dr Lydgate, whose marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamund and pioneering medical methods threaten to undermine his career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful reading

  • By Auguste Dupin on 12-05-16

Magnificently performed classic

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Eliot gives a profound insight into human ideals and temptations in the portrayal of interlinked lives of her protagonists.
Maureen O'Brien is outstanding in narrating the book and convincingly provides the voices of a wide range of characters.

  • The Lord

  • By: Romano Guardini
  • Narrated by: Gordon Greenhill
  • Length: 26 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

The only true and unedited telling of the life of Christ - his life and times,in historical context, but not lacking the psychology behind his physical being and spirit. Unlike other books seeking to strip Jesus' story to reveal only the human being, Romano Guardini's The Lord gives the complete story of Jesus Christ - as man, Holy Ghost, and Creator. Pope Benedict XVI lauds Guardini's work as providing a full understanding of the Son of God away from the prejudice that rationality engenders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful insights

  • By John on 09-08-18

Thoughtful and thorough

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

Reviewed: 31-10-17

This is a long book but comprised of lots of much shorter meditations on the life and mission of Jesus Christ. Covers a vast area of theological issues and well worth getting for the aid of personal reflection.

  • 2001

  • A Space Odyssey: Space Odyssey, Book 1
  • By: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730

It has been 40 years since the publication of this classic science-fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man adventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a journey unlike any other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent... but why no 2010 on Audible yet?

  • By Martin on 31-07-14

Terrific

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

Reviewed: 21-10-17

Thankfully I'd forgotten the film and found the story rivetting and couldn't wait to find out what wouldn't eventually happen. A great feat of imagination narrated perfectly.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Munich

  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888

Set over four days against the backdrop of the Munich Conference of September 1938, Munich follows the fortunes of two men who were friends at Oxford together in the 1920s. Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving in 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Paul von Hartmann is on the staff of the German Foreign Office - and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. They have not been in contact for more than a decade.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • excellent, shame a key passage was missing!

  • By Toast Cartoons on 02-10-17

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

A meticulous account of the famous meeting between Chamberlain and Hitler. Harris's books are an excellent way to enjoy learning about important things. The narrator is really excellent.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Therapy

  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 672

Twelve-year-old Josy has an inexplicable illness. She vanishes without a trace from her doctor's office during treatment. Four years later Josy's father, psychiatrist Viktor Larenz, has withdrawn himself to an isolated North Sea island in order to deal with the tragedy. Then he's paid a surprise visit by a beautiful stranger. Anna Glass is a novelist who suffers from an unusual form of schizophrenia: All the characters she creates for her books become real to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You have to listen to this book

  • By Anita nicholson on 08-04-16

Preposterous and weird

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-17


Writing is bizarre. Clumsy descriptions and allusions are clunky and just feel out of place. Plot is disturbing. I tried to stick at it but had to stop listening.