The performance makes the trial come to life!
I have been assigned to read Plato's "Apology" for my Philosophy 101 class, and got this audiobook to make it easier. Definitely recommend!
The way the work is read makes it seem as if you were actually a member of the jury at the time and place of Socrates' trial. They even put some echo in there to make it seem more real- a really neat touch.
A good amount of context is given at the beginning and end of each section, making it much easier to understand what is going on and why is it being executed the way it is.
There are several sections to this audiobook- context information, "The Apology", and other works that go with it including the account of Socrates' actual death.
This work of literature is a classic. Thought provocative, supremely rhetorical, definitely something to reflect and learn from.
This is a great listen for people who are interested in the broad topic - types of religions and some background. Each "major" religion is presented with some data- how many people follow it, dates, origin, distribution, etc. Then a little context is given- practices are mentioned, some excerpts from the religion's scripture, their main holidays, fun facts.
The book is neatly organized into sections, information is presented in an objective manner- pure information, no opinions, minimal bias.
Overall the information is kept at an introductory level which makes this a really easy listen- that is why it is described as "for younger listeners" but it is definitely NOT "dumbed down" and anybody looking for an overview of the major religions of the world should find this listen helpful :)
Definitely for people who like hero-development type of books.
Really liked the switches to different characters. One favorite moment was when the narrative switched to what was happening back on Earth to Valentine and Peter- the author did an awesome job at making Peter appear rather...scary.
The performance by these guys is marvelous! They really bring this story to life. They put a lot of emotion into the reading. Especially like when they read the teachers' lines- they sound very authentic.
A woman reads the parts where the point of view shifts into the mind of the girl, Valentine, and that is a really neat experience.
They put out a really unique performance.
Great book to marathon through.
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