This was a great listen. Being British and having a mother with a very "proper" accent and a father with a lovely Scottish accent made this book an even better adventure. It gave me a clear understanding of many of the odd terms and quotes and sayings which are such a part of our family. If you are from anywhere in Britain you will marvel at the reader's command of dialects both ancients and modern. I really enjoy it when I can learn a lot from a book and be entertained at the same time.
This was not at all what I expected from the subtitle but it was an intriguing story nonetheless. Mystery, history, philosophy, the Vatican, rare book hunters, colourful characters and much more. All of this revolving around the rather accidental rediscovery of a lost text. Who knew something so seemingly small would have such an incredible influence on western culture. Very interesting! really enjoyed it.
An interesting argument.
Lots of intriguing and somewhat controversial ideas to challenge current thinking on nutrition.
He reads in a "no holds barred" style which demonstrates the author's evident frustration with the state of the SAD -standard american diet.
It should not be the only nutrition book you read but is definitely one of the great new approaches.
interesting concept and info presented by a great character....delightful voice! Like listening to an old vaudevillian deliver a lecture.
Very gentle narrator with good background music. Some of the 10 minute guided visualizations seem a bit funny at first and they gave me a few giggles but now I like to listen to them as I walk and it makes my walks really relaxing.It was definitely worth the price.
I did in fact learn a few new things listening to this book. I found my self asking what books I would have chosen if I had to choose 12 world-altering books. I believe that this author has written other more "inspired" books but still it was a worthwhile, short listen.
This is a BEAUTIFUL book presented by the perfect narrator. What a treat. Even though it is the history of the world in a nutshell and it was written for children, I found that it filled in or solidified some of the more sketchy parts of my general knowledge. The book was written a long time ago and as a result contains a few antique view-points which, on the whole, do not detract from the delightful tone of this work.
I was "spooked" a bit by the beginning as the images were somewhat intense for me, but then the story really started up and I was hooked. I couldn't stop listening. A great adventure-conspiracy-thriller with tremendous potential for a sequel.
Another interesting book by this author. Not as engaging as Peter Paul and Mary Magdelene but nonetheless enlightening.Try reading "Misquoting Jesus" first, then "P.P. and M.M." and then follow it with "Judas".
Superb. Don't let the intro throw you...the book is absolutely great. It made my garden chores fly by !
I love the writing of this american theologian. He frequently uses a witty tone to lighten what could be heavy material. He is able to present a wealth of information in a scholarly fashion and yet he never makes you feel you are listening to a lecture. It always seems more like a good story. I'm looking forward to his next book.
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