How did this rendition get past an editor?
If it were any dryer, I could lose weight just by listening to it (assuming I didn't hurl myself out the window first).
Regardless of your view of the material's accuracy, the narrator has done an AMAZING job with this book. Numerous voices (some female, some children) and very convincing tonal inflections make this a great listen.
I've listened to Audible books (and others) for ten years now, and it's never been better than this.
As an American, I find this book a bit more difficult to grasp than a native of the U.K. would find; that having been said, I must say this narrator deserves an award of some kind - his ability to pronounce these words (in many dialects, some ancient) is amazing!
Great story line, quite entertaining and educational (even for a Yank).
Oh, man, is this boring, dry, and lacking in content.
If you MUST listen, avoid driving, performming medical procedures or operating heavy machinery.
Say what you will about the content, but this is the DRYEST read I've ever had to endure. Even the sections on Monica are read with ZERO emotion - is English her second language?
The data here is a great beginning to the counter-offensive needed to combat the "Stupid Science" that continues to both defy simple logic and be taught in public schools. Why must those who "claim" to be Scientific refuse (with hyper-religious zeal) to calmly discuss the possibility/probability of Supernatural Creation?
Should be read/heard by all, especially by those who would be terrified by the prospect of the existance of a Biblical God.
Don't get me wrong - this work is CLASSIC, and it should be.
The reader has a proper British accent, as it should be.
But this rendering is lo-fi, and it requires the listener's apt attention, lest you miss a portion and have to "rewind." And, as is proper for a work of many hours, one should only listen to a chapter at a time, which would still take 70-120 minutes each, in most cases.
(Begin at chapter 8 for a masterful telling of early Christian history.)
Roll the windows down, shut off the cell phone, turn up the volume on your Otis, and prepare to triple your Historal Knowledge base !!!
The information in this book is fine, but I've never hasd such a hard time staying awake to listen.
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