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  • Church History in Plain Language

  • Fourth EditionFourth Edition
  • By: Bruce L. Shelley
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

With more than 315,000 print copies sold, this is the story of the church for today’s listeners. Dr. Bruce Shelley makes church history come alive in this classic audiobook that has become not only the first choice of many laypeople and church leaders but the standard text in many college classrooms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really well laid out and solid narrator

  • By Hermand on 29-08-2017

Surprisingly interesting

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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: 12-05-2018

Church History can be pretty dense and boring but Shelley's storytelling style made it digestible and interesting! Nice work!

  • Reamde

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 38 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Richard Forthrast created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe - and Richard is at ground zero.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Characters Galore

  • By Julie on 28-01-2017

Interesting but not as good as his others

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

Reviewed: 29-03-2018

I enjoyed the book.. It's a crazy adventure that really sucked me in 😊 but it wasn't quite as good as some of his others!

  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable read

  • By JK1 on 15-01-2017

ehh it was ok

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-03-2018

A cool idea but not a heaps interesting story unfortunately! I had a few chuckles by not many, I think it tried too hard and that irritated me. As for the larger story.. Guy just going through the process of learning wizard stuff and then some drama tacked on the end that never felt very compelling. The performance was good, if a little over done. Others will enjoy this book but just wasn't for me I guess!

  • The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

  • By: Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard, Shelley Atkinson, Laural Merlington, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

You think you know how the world works? Think again. From best-selling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller that questions the very foundations of the modern world. Magic has faded from the minds of mankind, until an encounter between Melisande Stokes, linguistics expert at Harvard, and Tristan Lyons, shadowy agent of government, leads to the uncovering of a distant past.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Slow slow slow. I just couldn't get into it.

  • By Matt Petersen on 09-02-2018

Fun story well performed

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

Reviewed: 26-12-2017

I quite enjoyed this book. The concept behind the story was cool and imaginative and the characters enjoyable. I haven't read anything else by Nicole Galland (I will now!) but I love how Neal Stephenson's mind works. Some people might want things to move a bit faster but I enjoy the way they delve into details and flesh stuff out. There are a couple of dodgey accents in the performance but it didn't matter too much.

  • Anathem

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Tavia Gilbert, William Dufris, and others
  • Length: 32 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

In celebration of the week-long, once-in-a-decade rite of Apert, the fras and suurs prepare to venture outside the concent's gates - opening them wide at the same time to welcome the curious "extras" in. During his first Apert as a fra, Erasmus eagerly anticipates reconnecting with the landmarks and family he hasn't seen since he was "collected". But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on the perilous brink of cataclysmic change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Hannah on 19-06-2016

Fascinating

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-06-2016

What a fascinating world.. I found myself thinking about this book all the time and trying to explain it to people which was quite hard to do! Loved it

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