He is excellent. His voice does reminded me a little bit of a nerdy professor at first, but his enthusiasm and passion for the the subject matter has blown me away. I think he's my favorite narrator that I've come accross to date. I just wish I would have stumbled across him before moving, as I lived not too far from where he teaches.
No. There is a lot of material covered in each lecture. I can't do too many at once, as each topic needs a little time for reflection. ...although on occasion I do want to push myself and see how many I can do back to back.
Jay Garfield makes an excellent performance in these lectures. He is fascinated by the material he is covering, and seems to love each topic he covers. Each lecture is between 30 and 45 minutes, which is just about perfect. So far, he has kept my interest for every lecture. I admit, I'm only 15 hours in, but I had to come online and see if he narrates anything else.... unfortunately, it doesn't look like he does at the moment.
Each lecture gives a brief overview of the various world religeons and major philosophies. The purpose isn't to tell you what the meaning of life is, but rather to discuss some of the major world ideas about the meaning of life - not just in respect to religion, but also from a philisophic viewpoint as well.
Overall, I'm thrilled with this purchase, which is why I wrote this review. A+ on all counts.
I would put this in the top third of the audiobooks that I've listened to.
The narration was fantastic.
I've never read "The Wizard of Oz" before, but I've seen several of the movies. I had no interest in this audiobook, but received it for free in a promotion. Today I decided to listen to it on a whim, and was absolutely blown away by the narration. The story was okay, but Anne Hathaway did a fantastic job with the different characters and almost became invisible to the listener. I would definitely recommend this.
Allison McLemore was quite possibly the best narrator that I've heard. Her voice fit the role just perfect. She brought the characters to life. I've heard several narrators ruin a good book, but I believe Allison McLemore made this book significantly better.
Only from the other books in this series. She was incredible for all of them.
I couldn't stop listening to it, and ended up purchasing the other two books in the series and finishing all three in about a week.
I really didn't have high expectations of this book, and only bought it during one of the "buy one get one" sales. I'm glad I did. This turned out to be my favorite purchase on Audible yet (over 50 audiobooks/great courses for comparison). I ended up buying the next two in the series and loved those as well.
I would strongly recommend this to anyone who is even remotely interested. Listen to the preview if you're unsure. It helped me make the decision to buy it.
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