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Jeff

EATONTOWN, NJ, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Varieties of Religious Experience

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By William James
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (33)

    First published in 1905, The Varieties of Religious Experience is a collection of lectures given at the University of Edinburgh in 1901 and 1902. William James was a psychologist and, as such, his interest in religion was not that of a theologian but of a scientist. In these 20 lectures, he discusses the nature and origin of religious belief. The average believer is one who has inherited his religion, but this will not do for James's inquiry.

    Jeff says: "Difficult as a classic"
    "Difficult as a classic"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The narrator has done a fairly good job, but the problems lie in the contents, a more than hundred years ago materials and English is not like today's American English , it makes the whole listening very strenuous. The contents need more time to digest and savour than normal speed can allow. Even ,for me, half the normal speed may not allow enough space to think deep. Audible.com has to figure out ways to improve the listen-ability of classic materials.


    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • 1Q84

    • UNABRIDGED (46 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
    • Narrated By Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3894)
    Performance
    (3402)
    Story
    (3370)

    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

    A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

    Dr. says: "Slow, Strange, and (ultimately) Satisfying"
    "Engaging listening experience"
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    What made the experience of listening to 1Q84 the most enjoyable?

    The two narrators did very good jobs. Both were able to change in different voices or tones to play various roles. It hears like a drama on radio. Th story itself is interesting and full of humanities concerns and expressions, which is one of the best characteristics of Murakami's novels.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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