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  • Romans: The Greatest Letter Ever Written

  • Complete Set
  • By: John Piper
  • Narrated by: John Piper
  • Length: 154 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Paul’s letter to the Romans is arguably the greatest ever written. With these 225 messages, Piper preaches through the book - verse by verse, phrase by phrase - faithfully pointing listeners to Christ and the gospel. “The glory of Christ seems more glorious to me now than it ever has. And there is no greater exposition of the Gospel of God than the book of Romans.” (John Piper)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Daniel Johnson on 28-09-2016

Scriptural truth explained

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Reviewed: 06-03-2019

Wow! This series of sermons from a well respected Pastor is both entertaining and full of encouraging revelations.
Thank you, John Piper. The Holy Spirit has spoken though you.
As Christians, we are to remain obedient to the truth of the Gospel and it is often necessary that we are guided by men like JP to fully understand the details of how we are to live in order to glorify Christ in every aspect of our lives.
The amazing truth is that we have been saved, through God's grace, even while we were still immersed in the bondage of sin.
The release from eternal punishment is available to us if we repent of our sin and accept that Jesus Christ has taken our punishment upon Himself so that we might live through Him.
This audiobook is a tremendous way to listen while driving or stuck in heavy traffic. It takes the stress away!

  • Seven Men

  • And the Secret of Their Greatness
  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

What makes a great man great? Seven Men offers answers in the captivating stories of some of the greatest men who have ever lived. In this gallery of greatness, seven historical figures come to life as real people who experienced struggles and challenges that probably would have destroyed the resolve of most other men. What was their secret?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring

  • By Sam on 22-09-2016

Inspirational stories

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Reviewed: 24-02-2019

This book contains a brief introduction to some great men.
The stories serve as an encouragement to read more about them and explore a more detailed account of their impact on the world.
This book is entertaining and well constructed, easy to listen to and engaging.

  • Warren Mundine in Black and White

  • By: Nyunggai Warren Mundine
  • Narrated by: Mark Coles Smith
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

The highly anticipated and revealing memoir from one of Australia's most significant indigenous leaders. Overcoming segregation, discrimination, personal hardship and political betrayal...Nyunggai Warren Mundine tells it all in black and white. Warren's raw, intimate success story shines a bright and inspiring light, showing there is no limit to what you can achieve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book!

  • By MrsSJ_Scott on 16-02-2018

An honest account

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Reviewed: 24-02-2019

Warren Mundine has had a profound impact on the lives of both Indigenous and European Australians. Often, to his personal detriment, this man has agitated and shocked those representing established points of view concerning how Indigenous Australians should be considered in this country.
As a white Australian growing up in the Central West and New England regions of N.S.W. I have always warmed to the humour and straight-forwardness of my Aboriginal friends, but also sharing their frustration, often anger, at the way that our society has treated them. They deserve nothing less than an equal go and to our shame, Australia has not treated these equals with fairness, nor offered traditional Aussies the opportunities and encouragement that they are entitled to.
Thank you Warren Mundine for your story, we all need to hear it!

  • Blowing the Bloody Doors Off

  • By: Michael Caine
  • Narrated by: Michael Caine
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

With over 100 movies to his credit over five decades, Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills for success in life that acting has taught him in his remarkable career. One of our best-loved actors Michael Caine has starred in everything from classic British films Alfie, Zulu and The Italian Job to the Hollywood blockbusting The Dark Knight trilogy and much-loved movie favourites Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters and The Quiet American. Caine has excelled in every kind of role - with a skill that's made it look easy.  

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sent me to sleep

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-02-2019

Caine at his best!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 25-10-2018

Michael Caine has left us with much wisdom and encouragement in this publication. He always has been an exceptional actor and this, like his earlier book, is a slap in the face to those in leadership positions who judge and discriminately condemn their fellow human beings.

Caine is a success in spite of much unfair treatment in the industry during his lengthy career. He speaks wise advice, where, through his own personal experiences, he encourages the listener to make good of every difficulty.

This is great advice for young men and women who are perhaps struggling with discouragement or who may have been on the receiving end of hurtful comments. Caine has been there, listen to what he has to say.

In his relaxed tone and easy to listen to Elephant's Castle accent, the book is very, very entertaining.

I'm on the 2nd listening to this audio book, and it won't be the last, I guarantee!!

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  • The Psalms: Poetry on Fire

  • The Passion Translation
  • By: Brian Simmons
  • Narrated by: Brian Simmons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Every emotion of our hearts is reflected in the Psalms with words that express our deepest and strongest feelings. Sighing is turned to singing and trouble into triumph. The Psalms provide comfort and joy, leading us to the place where worship flows. When discouraged or downcast, we can take new strength from reading them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-2018

God's work beautifully delivered

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Reviewed: 03-09-2018

A recent but well transcribed version of this powerful book of Scripture. Listen in the car for an escape from the stress of busy traffic!

  • The Apostle

  • A Life of Paul
  • By: John Pollock
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

The acclaimed biography of the early church's greatest evangelist, the Apostle Paul. Master storyteller John Pollock makes Paul and his amazing story freshly alive, so that you can know the greatest apostle much as Luke and Timothy did as they traveled with him. As you listen, you'll sense Paul's motives, his aims and priorities; what mattered to him; and what he was willing to die for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Insight into the mission of Paul

  • By Robert Peterson on 16-12-2017

Amazing Insight into the mission of Paul

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Reviewed: 16-12-2017

By listening, over and over again, to this quality audiobook, we can gain a very rich understanding of the First Century church foundations in the context of Jewish opposition to the Way of Christ and to Roman and Greek cultural oppression of the early believers.

Paul and his fellow converts withstood fierce opposition yet continued to spread the Gospel throughout the World.

When Rabbi Saul became Paul, missionary to the Gentiles, he moved from persecutor to persecuted and suffered incredible physical torture and mental anguish up to his murder under Nero.

This book is a wonderful encouragement to us to maintain a commitment to Christ in the midst of this wealthy and hedonistic society.

  • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

  • A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
  • By: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Narrated by: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 129

Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi's inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving and raw

  • By Danielle on 25-08-2017

An entertaining expedition into the heart of Islam

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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: 05-10-2017

This intensely interesting book will hold your attention as Quresh, a devout Muslim, teaches us how Muslims are captured by faithful devotion to Allah and the prophet Muhammad. Without criticising or denigrating his own family's faith, Qureshi sincerely and humbly takes us on an incredible journey that reaches a climax where he, himself accepts Christ as the Son of God, Redeemer and Saviour.
The book is very well read, clearly enunciated and is full of rich stories that will captivate the listener.
For listeners who are not Christian, it will be an exceptional, exploratory experience.
This is highly recommended for anyone who seeks knowledge of Islam and Christianity.

  • David Suchet Audio Bible - New International Version, NIV: Complete Bible

  • By: Biblica
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 83 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 95

Ever since he became a Christian at the age of 40, it has been Poirot actor David Suchet's dream to make an audio recording of the whole Bible. In between filming the final episodes of Poirot, David Suchet spent over 200 hours in the recording studio to create the very first full-length audio version of the NIV Bible spoken by a single British actor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely rendering by David Suchet

  • By Robert Peterson on 29-08-2017

Lovely rendering by David Suchet

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Reviewed: 29-08-2017

Would you consider the audio edition of Complete NIV Audio Bible to be better than the print version?

This narration is slowly read, providing the listener with the opportunity to take in the Scripture and understand it much more effectively.Suchet's accent is perfectly appropriate for the readings and his assortment of inflections and use of pausing for effect is very easy to listen to.The pronunciation of names and places is very accurate.If only David Suchet could record New King James or English Standard version, too.

What other book might you compare Complete NIV Audio Bible to, and why?

There are better versions of Scripture but the recordings of these are not as desirable as this one.

What about David Suchet’s performance did you like?

His narration is not rushed, pronunciation is accurate, his silky tone is a pleasure to listen to. He brings the Scripture to life. It's better than listening to Shakespeare - the drama is there but God's Word is presented in all of its glory.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The Gospels are particularly moving.

Any additional comments?

This recording is unique in its quality.

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