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Andrey

Kirkland, WA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Reza Aslan
    • Narrated By Reza Aslan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1263)
    Performance
    (1137)
    Story
    (1129)

    From the internationally bestselling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth. Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history's most influential and enigmatic characters by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived: first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor.

    Charles says: "Palastinian Politics 4 B.C.E. - 70 C.E."
    "Waste of my point."
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    What disappointed you about Zealot?

    The book did not present facts about Jesus, but mere speculations and twisting of what the Gospels present who Jesus was.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Reza Aslan again?

    No way.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Reza Aslan’s performances?

    No way.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger, this book should not be in the Christian genre.


    Any additional comments?

    This book failed miserably to do the research promised on Jesus. What this book does well is present the time and events that surrounded Jesus during his ministry. The fact is that outside of the Gospels there is very little light as to who Jesus is, everything outside that is pure speculation which this author does very well to paint Jesus in a different light under the tones set by the events during his ministry. If you are looking to find who Jesus really is, pick up the Bible.

    6 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated By Annie Jacobsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1404)
    Performance
    (973)
    Story
    (981)

    Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing was filmed there. The prevalence of these rumors stems from the fact that no credible insider has ever divulged the truth about his time inside the base. Until now.

    A User says: "Reality, always more interesting than fiction."
    "Wow"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Area 51 to be better than the print version?

    Never believed in Aliens and knowing Stalin is a madman this seems very plausible. Just wish the Government would really say what happened there.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Deathride: Hitler vs. Stalin: The Eastern Front, 1941-1945

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Mosier
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (54)

    John Mosier presents a revisionist retelling of the war on the Eastern Front. The conventional wisdom is that Hitler was mad to think he could defeat the USSR, because of its vast size and population, and that the Battle of Stalingrad marked the turning point of the war. Neither statement is accurate, says Mosier; Hitler came very close to winning outright.

    Jonathan Gardner says: "Speaking the un-speakable"
    "Bashing Hater"
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    What would have made Deathride better?

    Maybe not so much hate towards the Soviets, felt like the author really tired to make Hitler less hated then Stalin. I still think Stalin was a pretty bad guy, but the author really went out of his way to bash on him.


    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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