This is about the most superbly narrated book I've heard in a long time. The narrator made the characters come to life, and the story was great, engrossingly complex, unique and captivating, like most of Roth's novels. But the ending fatally weakened the story. It seemed incomplete. As if Roth was in a rush. Still I gave it four stars because I could not stop listening for most of it and though the conclusion was imperfect it made me want to hear more.
Generally too long, but interesting, particularly on Freud's life, which was very engaging considering that he is far more influential than CS Lewis. I agree with an a previous review: there is a clear bias or affirmation of Lewis'"conversion" from atheist to worldly view without any cogent explanation, other than it happening suddenly while Lewis was on a motorcycle when Lewis was in his early thirties. If anything the book makes the case that Lewis fits Freud's profile of those who believe for psychological compensation,nothing more, and in that sense that Freud was correct.
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