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Emily

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  • Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Peter Brown
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (80)

    Jesus taught his followers that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. Yet by the fall of Rome, the church was becoming rich beyond measure. Through the Eye of a Needle is a sweeping intellectual and social history of the vexing problem of wealth in Christianity in the waning days of the Roman Empire, written by the world's foremost scholar of late antiquity.

    Jacobus says: "A learned, well-balanced postmodern history"
    "Mispronunciations drove me a bit nuts"
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    What made the experience of listening to Through the Eye of a Needle the most enjoyable?

    Fascinating insight into the meaning and history of money in the Church.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Learned how the words he didn't know should be pronounced! It sounded a bit like he didn't know what he was talking about; this didn't really fit with the text which seemed so well researched and scholarly. But he did have a nice voice!


    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Chicago Death Trap: The Iroquois Theatre Fire of 1903

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Nat Brandt
    • Narrated By Gary Regal
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    On the afternoon of December 30, 1903, during a sold-out matinee performance, a fire broke out in Chicago's Iroquois Theatre. In the short span of twenty minutes, more than six hundred people were asphyxiated, burned, or trampled to death in a panicked mob's failed attempt to escape. In Chicago Death Trap: The Iroquois Theatre Fire of 1903, Nat Brandt provides a detailed chronicle of this horrific event to assess not only the titanic tragedy of the fire itself but also the municipal corruption and greed that kindled the flames beforehand and the political cover-ups hidden in the smoke and ash afterwards.

    Charlene says: "Facinating Acount of a Great Tragedy"
    "Not just about the disaster"
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    Would you listen to Chicago Death Trap again? Why?

    Yes, it is a really interesting story (but very sad).


    Any additional comments?

    I loved all the historical detail about the theatre and its neighbourhood; it gave the story so much more interest than a straight description of the disaster.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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