[Audiobook] “Radical” by David Platt

David doesn’t disappoint. It sounds like him (I would hope). I can feel it, I can picture it, and I can move with it. This is not a good book for mobile listening – not the design of driving and listening at the same time, but would be an excellent companion for reading along, or dimming the lights and kicking back. David keeps the journey going, moving fluidly and organically. Definitely worth a listen, and if this audiobook is anything like the book itself, it makes that itself a read.

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[Audiobook] “Humanitarian Jesus” by Ryan Dobson & Christian Buckley

This audiobook is reviewed by Johnny Heller. I’ve got to give the guy credit – he does a great job. And not just because our names are similiar, which is pretty sweet and tells me I have a future in the audiobook narration industry, but because he rocked the the voice for this book. It captured and fascinated me – lulled me in – and made me want to continue. I was past chapter three before I realized it. Moving quickly, and energetically, Heller gives this book the voice it needs. I picture Christian or Ryan speaking, and can see – imagine/visualize – what the writing is addressing. While still monotone, he flavors it enough to keep you moving, but not distracted. Great job. I loved listening to this audiobook.

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[Audiobook] “Doctrine” by Mark Driscoll & Gerry Breshears

Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe, by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears, is a pretty sweet book. I bought it, but haven’t read it. The audiobook, narrated by Sean Runnette, is not so sweet. While the traditional audiobook style may perk the interest of many and keep the listener going, I found myself dazing, which is definitely not a good thing if you are driving. I tried listening on my bluetooth headset while at the gym, and got a migraine. I couldn’t do it…the narrator’s voice is simply flat, monotone, computerized, and unimpressive. There’s no emotion, drive, or creativity. It is the traditional audiobook style, lacking the incredible coolness associate with SCL, David Crowder, and coffee shops. This is the Starbucks of the espresso world – corporate, plain, and accustomed. I’m a local kind of guy. It doesn’t seem to fit Driscoll’s groove.

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