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  • Walking from East to West

  • God in the Shadows
  • By: Ravi Zacharias
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

This is a story about an amazing man. Yet it is also everyone's story about belief - how it begins, how it grows, and the struggles associated with it. Walking from East to West is a heartfelt personal story of one man's discovery that God is the author of our destinies, no matter how dark the shadows that hide the light.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An inspirational story by an amazing, humble man.

  • By Anonymous User on 18-06-2018

An inspirational story by an amazing, humble man.

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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: 18-06-2018

A wonderful book that reveals what God can do in a faithful person who gives themselves totally to Him.

  • The Churchill Factor

  • How One Man Made History
  • By: Boris Johnson
  • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

The point of The Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Factor' - the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant biography

  • By Anonymous User on 20-04-2018

Brilliant biography

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-04-2018

Superbly researched, written and read. Although clearly a big fan of Churchill, the author doesn't shy away from examining the faults of a remarkable individual.

  • The Infiltrator

  • By: Robert Mazur
  • Narrated by: Robert Mazur
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Robert Mazur spent five years undercover infiltrating the criminal hierarchy of Colombia's drug cartels. The dirty bankers and businessmen he befriended knew him as Bob Musella, a wealthy, mob-connected big shot living the good life. Together they partied in expensive hotels, drank the world's finest champagnes, drove Rolls-Royce convertibles and flew in private jets. But under Mazur's designer suits and hidden away in his quality briefcase, recorders whirred quietly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good insight to money laundering

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-04-2018

An amazing operation by US authorities.

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

Reviewed: 05-04-2018

I enjoyed the story. It could have been improved by editing some of the money laundering encounters with BCCI. It got a bit bogged down at times. The narration was disappointing but overall I rate the book highly.

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  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road Drugs Empire
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 223

From New York Times best-selling author Nick Bilton comes a true-life thriller about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, the founder of the online black market Silk Road. In 2011, Ulbricht, a 26-year-old libertarian idealist and former Boy Scout, launched 'a website where people could buy anything anonymously, with no trail whatsoever that could lead back to them'. He called it Silk Road, opened for business on the Dark Web, and christened himself the Dread Pirate Roberts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Walter White eat your heart out!

  • By Anonymous User on 13-09-2018

Amazing book. I can't rate it highly enough.

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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: 24-03-2018

Riveting from start to finish. Wonderfully captured the human elements of all the characters. The research that went into this book really paid off. Very detailed but never got bogged down. A fantastic read.

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  • The Insanity of God

  • A True Story of Faith Resurrected
  • By: Nik Ripken, Gregg Lewis
  • Narrated by: Joe Geoffrey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

The Insanity of God is the personal and lifelong journey of an ordinary couple from rural Kentucky who thought they were going on just your ordinary missionary pilgrimage but discovered it would be anything but.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing and challenging book

  • By Anonymous User on 06-03-2018

Amazing and challenging book

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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: 06-03-2018

I hope and pray that the examples of believers who live in persecution don't just wash over me. Their measure of faith will be amazing to anyone in the Western church. They are so much more like the early church than we are and they are truly inspirational.

  • A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

  • By: Andrew Chaikin
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 23 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Audie Award, History/Biography, 2016. On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Based on in-depth interviews with 23 of the 24 moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, A Man on the Moon conveys every aspect of the Apollo missions with breathtaking immediacy and stunning detail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning, magnificent book!

  • By Michael on 12-03-2016

Great story, very detailed.

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

Reviewed: 25-01-2018

I really enjoyed the first 3/4 of the book. The later missions (Apollo 15-17) weren't so much to my taste with a heavy emphasis on geology. I also wish there had been a few more lighter moments and humor. But all around a great story and performance.

  • Seven Women

  • And the Secret of Their Greatness
  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

In his eagerly anticipated follow-up to the enormously successful Seven Men, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas gives us seven captivating portraits of some of history's greatest women, all of whom changed the course of history by following God's call upon their lives - as women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent account of remarkable women.

  • By Anonymous User on 21-11-2017

An excellent account of remarkable women.

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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: 21-11-2017

The role of some of the women in this book has largely gone unnoticed, yet their example to us should never be forgotten. I recommend this book.

  • Rescuing the Gospel

  • The Story and Significance of the Reformation
  • By: Erwin W. Lutzer
  • Narrated by: Bob Souer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

The Reformation unfolded in the cathedrals and town squares of Europe - in Wittenberg, Worms, Rome, Geneva, and Zurich - and it is a stirring story of courage and cowardice, of betrayal and faith. The story begins with the Catholic Church and its desperate need for reform. The dramatic events that followed are traced from John Wycliffe in England, to the burning of John Hus at the stake in Prague, to the rampant sale of indulgences in the cities and towns of Germany.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A reminder that the reformation is still ongoing

  • By Anonymous User on 10-11-2017

A reminder that the reformation is still ongoing

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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: 10-11-2017

A wonderful book that succinctly summarises the reformation and the sacrifices of those who boldly stood against the church and state. Not only does it look 500 years into the past, but it also examines the current situation between the prodestant and catholic movements. More than that, it clearly outlines why the Gospel is central to the differences that still exist and why Christ alone is our salvation.

  • SAS: Rogue Heroes

  • The Authorised Wartime History
  • By: Ben Macintyre
  • Narrated by: Ben Macintyre
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36

In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan that was imaginative, radical and entirely against the rules: a small undercover unit that would wreak havoc behind enemy lines. Despite intense opposition, Winston Churchill personally gave Stirling permission to recruit the most ruthless soldiers he could find. So began the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To those that came before us!

  • By Rhys on 13-08-2018

Extremely well written and fantastic narration.

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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: 05-11-2017

A thoroughly enjoyable book despite the difficult subject matter at times. A good dose of humour throughout and an amazing tale of courage, heroism and mateship.

  • Ministries of Mercy

  • The Call of Jericho Road
  • By: Timothy Keller
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Why would someone risk his safety, destroy his schedule, and become dirty and bloody to help a needy person of another race and social class? And why would Jesus tell us "Go and do likewise"? Like the wounded man on the Jericho road, there are needy people in our path- the widow next door, the family strapped with medical bills, the homeless man outside our place of worship. God call us to be ministers of mercy to people in need of shelter, assistance, medical care, or just friendship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, biblically sound with practical advice

  • By Anonymous User on 15-09-2017

Great book, biblically sound with practical advice

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

Reviewed: 15-09-2017

Excellent book, but the narrator's delivery was dull and lifeless. Plenty of practical advice on why and how to set up a ministry of mercy.