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Gerard

Bensalem, PA, USA | Member Since 2007

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  • Jesus of Nazareth

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Pope Benedict XVI
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (109)

    In this bold, momentous work, the pope, in his first book written as Benedict XVI, seeks to salvage the person of Jesus from recent "popular" depictions and to restore Jesus' true identity as discovered in the Gospels. Through his brilliance as a theologian and his personal conviction as a believer, the pope shares a rich, compelling, flesh-and-blood portrait of Jesus and incites us to encounter, face-to-face, the central figure of the Christian faith.

    Gerard says: "Great Insights"
    "Great Insights"
    Overall

    This book offers great insights into familiar Gospel accounts and concepts. The book should be of interest to anyone (Catholic and non-Catholic alike) who wants to learn more about Jesus as he is found in the Sacred Scriptures.

    It may be helpful to know that the Foreward and Introduction are somewhat academic and some listeners may find them a little dry. Once you get into the first chapter of the book, however, it becomes very interesting and easier to follow.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Boomsday: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated By Janeane Garofalo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (317)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (79)

    Cassandra Devine, a young Washington spin doctor and blogger, suggests that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by age 75. This proposal catches on with citizens outraged about Social Security debt and a senator seeking the youth vote for his presidential bid. With the help of Washington's greatest PR strategist, Cassandra and the senator try to ride the issue of euthanasia to the White House.

    Lloyd says: "Buckley's a winner"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    I very much enjoyed some of Christopher Buckley's earlier books. They are original and funny. Boomsday was disappointing. The premise is clever but the book has only occasional moments of humor and the characters are mostly unoriginal caricatures.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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