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William

Kennesaw, GA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Casting The Runes: The Complete Ghost Stories of M. R. James

    • UNABRIDGED (50 mins)
    • By Montague Rhodes James
    • Narrated By David Collings
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (9)

    This is the unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "Casting The Runes". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure.

    William says: "When horror meant being horrified"
    "When horror meant being horrified"
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    What made the experience of listening to Casting The Runes the most enjoyable?

    This is a classic horror story where much is left to the reader's imagination - and isn't your imagination usually far worse than the explicit descriptions of a narrator? This story is the basis for the absolute classic horror film


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Casting The Runes?

    The section where the protagonist is struggling to get rid of the cursed parchment to save himself is quite thrilling, but perhaps the most horrifying bit is the brother of a dead victim of the curse explaining what transpired before his brother's terrible demise.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was where the protagonists tried to pass the parchment on to Karswell.


    If you could rename Casting The Runes, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't rename it. The title is fantastic and contains a puns. Multiple meanings, each apt, is a difficult trick to pull off but James did it aptly here.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish more horror stories took this tack of intelligence and subtlety.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ptolemy's Gate: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    Overall
    (1473)
    Performance
    (700)
    Story
    (701)

    Three years after the events of The Golem's Eye, the young magician Nathaniel is an established member of the British Government. But he faces unprecedented problems: foreign wars are going badly and Britain's enemies are mounting attacks close to London.

    Derek B. says: "Loved it 3 times over!"
    "great ending to a great trilogy"
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    This work finishes up the amazing series and provides tremendously satisfying story arcs. characters develop over the course of the series and it was tremendous fun to follow this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (222)
    Story
    (222)

    In a book that took eight years to research and write, leading Bible scholar Bart D. Ehrman explores how an apocalyptic prophet from the backwaters of rural Galilee crucified for crimes against the state came to be thought of as equal with the one God Almighty Creator of all things. Ehrman sketches Jesus's transformation from a human prophet to the Son of God exalted to divine status at his resurrection. Only when some of Jesus's followers had visions of him after his death - alive again - did anyone come to think that he, the prophet from Galilee, had become God.

    Darwin8u says: "Wishing for a bit more meat on the bones"
    "fast but not too fast"
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    excellent and thorough overview of the evolution of Jesus from an apocalyptic preacher to his deification. narration is swift but understandable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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