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  • God’s Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Adam Nicolson
    • Narrated By Clive Chafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
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    (13)
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    (13)

    It is the greatest work of English prose ever written, and it is no coincidence that the translation was made at the moment “Englishness” and the English language had come into its first passionate maturity. Boisterous, elegant, subtle, majestic, finely nuanced, sonorous, and musical, the English of Jacobean England has a more encompassing idea of its own reach and scope than any before or since. It is a form of the language that drips with potency and sensitivity. The age, with all its conflicts, explains the book.

    Dan says: "Monotonous"
    "Monotonous"
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    This book starts slowly and is ponderously written throughout, but it is the exceedingly dull narration that ultimately does it in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1651)
    Performance
    (904)
    Story
    (896)

    Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can’t walk for a year? Have sex? Smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour?

    Roy says: "Everything You Always Wanted to Know - and More"
    "Too many distractions"
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    I've read/listened to almost all of Mary Roach's other books and enjoy her sense of humor. But this book has an absurd number of footnotes filled with irrelevant anecdotes, many of which aren't particularly entertaining. If you were reading the book you could skip them, but in the audiobook they constantly interrupt the flow of the narrative with "Note ---- Endnote."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Education of Henry Adams

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Henry Adams
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (34)

    As a journalist, historian, and novelist born into a family that included two past presidents of the United States, Henry Adams was constantly focused on the American experiment. An immediate bestseller awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1919, The Education of Henry Adams recounts his own and the country's education from 1838, the year of his birth, to 1905, incorporating the Civil War, capitalist expansion, and the growth of the United States as a world power.

    Darwin8u says: "A Book EVERYONE should read once."
    "Disappointing"
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    Perhaps it because I am not American (or because I started listening to this book on my own rather than studying it with a wise prof in university), I found this book didn't live up to its billing. Modern Library has ranked it as the best nonfiction book of all time. No doubt it is historically important, but the best of all time?

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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