Few authors have such passion as Eldridge. The book was pure please from start to end. I had to pause with some of the extraordinary religous hocus pocus, but even though was a great read. The auther gives new meaning about what it means "to be a man".
In fairness, I started this book 3 months ago and haven't returned to it to finish it. After about two hours I was bothered by some of his takes on the bible. While we are both Christians, I have a different take on the fall of Adam and the weaknesses of other biblical characters. If I were reading the book, I could likely skim over these parts a little more easily than I can in an audiobook.
I think is basic premise is valid, men are boys at heart and we want to slay the dragon. We have a need for conflict. This likely explains the popularity of contact sports.
Already own the print version of this book, the audio did not disappoint. This is a must read for any man, or any woman in any kind of relationship (husband, boyfriend, father, son, brother...) with a man. Don't expect a one time read. I think this is my third time, and I'm already contemplating my fourth.
This is such vital calling.
The niceness of the reader was somewhat contradictory. A good example of the tone to aim for (IMHO) would be that of the narrator for the book Iron John by Robert Bly.