this is a really tough one to review. very informative on the one hand, yet bad quality of recording and it isn't very appealing to the ear or the interest buds. i think i only survived through the listen because i really like the subject. if you're just starting to look into the middle ages, i wouldn't start with this one. it is basically a university course that someone recorded, and didn't even bother to digitally remaster or take off the white noise.
Kathy does a brilliant job at narrating her own book. It feels like we're just talking. Even though I kinda knew the stories from interviews and from her stand up specials and all, there was something about her tone (as always) which kept me hooked. Totally worth a listen, and I will probably give it a second listen when I'm feeling a bit down and looking for a normal person's take on life.
the author addresses all the issues which touch upon the question, but also explains why they are (or arn't) important. both mythicists views and the life of Jesus, the jewish apocalyptic preacher are explored, and it was scholarly enough to get me reading more. i wish the "works cited" of the book was also available somewhere for further reading.
a fun and easy source to get thinking on why we say the things we say..
i didn't notice the ABRIDGED warning.
the sound and production are great. good quality, good narrator.. however, how could anyone miss out on all the other stories which arn't given here? why on earth would you bother listening to half the story?
this book is like an extended blog, which could've been tolerated if it wasn't for her voice. it's just not pleasant to listen to her voice. the story itself is actually not very consistent or interesting, as it is too personal. i would probably be much more impressed if i bothered to read it rather than listen to it.
don't let yourselves down. you know you want it. just hit "add to cart" and get listening. it's that good.
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