Friday, August 19, 2016

21st Century Edition Battlefield Earth AudioBook Review @be_the_book #battlefieldearth

Battlefield Earth Audiobook

The audiobook that is OUT OF THIS WORLD.

Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
It is the full unabridged audio performance for Battlefield Earth.  It is nearly 50 hours (so a major project all by itself), full cast (over 65 actors and actresses) and 150,000 sound effects. Nothing like it, even by us.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  Just like the book but even more action packed, this audiobook is awesome!  I really enjoyed spending time with it and the only thing I would suggest is to listen to this in a quiet restful place where you can actually enjoy it and not while driving or in a rush.

Uninvited By Lysa TerKeurst Review

Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
by Lysa TerKeurst

The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ’s powerful love.

In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection—from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over.

With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa helps readers:
Release the desire to fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process their hurt.
Know exactly what to pray for the next ten days to steady their soul and restore their confidence.
Overcome the two core fears that feed our insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging.
Stop feeling left out and start believing that "set apart" does not mean "set aside."
End the cycle of perceived rejection by refusing to turn a small incident into a full blown issue.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review- The book gives a raw and truth to the author and shares with the reader everything in an open and frank way that had me feeling that I was connected at some point.  The coverage of certain topics are so on point and meaningful that I think any woman would benefit from reading it and maybe some men.

The Long Journey to Jake Palmer By James L. Rubart Review


What if there was a place where everything wrong in your life could be fixed?

Corporate trainer Jake Palmer coaches people to see deeper into themselves—yet he barely knows himself anymore. Recently divorced and weary of the business life, Jake reluctantly agrees to a lake-house vacation with friends, hoping to escape for ten days.

When he arrives, Jake hears the legend of Willow Lake—about a lost corridor that leads to a place where one’s deepest longings will be fulfilled.

Jake scoffs at the idea, but can’t shake a sliver of hope that the corridor is real. And when he meets a man who mutters cryptic speculations about the corridor, Jake is determined to find the path, find himself, and fix his crumbling life.

But the journey will become more treacherous with each step Jake takes.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  This is a book that I was glad to read until the end so that I could reach the deeper meaning in the storyline, because I felt if I would have stopped reading in the first few chapters I would have felt flat, uninterested and unfulfilled.  In mid book I started gaining more of an interest, but still had a leftover taste in my mouth because the main character is just the type of creation that drains you mentally.  In the end when the book... Well I am not going to give anything away.  Also there is a slow romance of some kind taking shape kind of.

The Occupied By Craig Parshall Review

Cover: The Occupied

From New York Times bestselling author Craig Parshall comes a riveting story of supernatural suspense.

As a youth, Trevor Black unleashed spiritual forces he couldn’t comprehend. Years later, Trevor is a high-flying criminal defense lawyer in New York City, with a six-figure Aston Martin and a trophy wife. But in an extraordinary turn of events, he receives a burdensome gift: the ability to perceive the invisible. And the dark forces he now sees are all gunning for him.

When one of Trevor’s hometown friends is murdered, the MO is eerily similar to a shocking trail of murders that have already crossed the lawyer’s path. So Trevor must return home to find the killer. . . and face not only his own personal demons, but supernatural ones as well.

Craig Parshall
Craig Parshall

Craig Parshall is a New York Times and CBA bestselling fiction writer and columnist who has authored or co-authored eleven suspense novels. He is also a Washington DC insider and consultant who serves as special counsel to the American Center for Law and Justice.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review Q&A-

 -What did you like about the book and why? I like that this book is creepy and leaves me wanting to look back, but not being able to see the unseen.

- What did you not like about the book and why?  I am not a huge fan of horror, especially when it comes to demons and paranormal at that level, so this was a bit out of my comfort zone.

- What did you learn?  I feel that this author might really have taken part in spiritual warfare or know someone who has.

- To whom would you recommend this book and why?  Not for children because of the intense  scare factor, so probably only adults and people of faith because a non believer would not really connect well.

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