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Bergen, Norway | Member Since 2015

  • 3 reviews
  • 11 ratings
  • 35 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2015

  • The Modern Scholar: Faith and Reason: The Philosophy of Religion

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Peter Kreeft
    • Narrated By Peter Kreeft

    Through the ages, mankind has pursued questions of faith in something beyond the world of ordinary experience. Is there a God? How can we explain the presence of evil? Do humans, or human souls, live on after death? Is there a hell? The following lectures examine these eternal questions and present the most compelling arguments for and against God's existence, the seeming conflicts between religion and science, and the different truth-claims of the world's most popular religions.

    Doug says: "A Plus....excellent!"
    "Why should you believe?"

    I may have expected more from this one, but what I found was a lengthy pro et contra for believing or not believing in God. The author admits to being a Christian believer, and I feel that this colours the lectures a bit.

    I would say that this is something you should listen to if you are unsure about why you believe, or why you don't believe. Alternately, if you are looking to rehearse arguments for those long debates on the existence of a creator.

    4 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By George Friedman
    • Narrated By William Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In The Next 100 Years, Friedman turns his eye on the future. Drawing on a profound understanding of history and geopolitical patterns dating back to the Roman Empire, he shows that we are now, for the first time in half a millennium, experiencing the dawn of a new historical cycle.

    Ryan says: "Take with a few grains of salt"
    "Made me buy the book"

    This is a highly entertaining work of popular science. At times it is thought provoking, and at times funny. The farther into the century the author gets, the less rooted in facts the narrative becomes. As one should expect.

    The writing is easy and flows well, the narrator does a good job and is pleasant to listen to.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Charlemagne

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Richard Winston
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin

    Charlemagne was easily one of the most fascinating figures in Western civilization, as well as the most heroic and romantic. The 47 years of his reign marked some of the most significant and far reaching events of the Middle Ages. Undoubtedly, it was his enlightened vision for Europe that resulted in the Carolingian Renaissance, a period of cultural flowering that never really ceased to develop, and which led in a straight line directly to that period of astonishing achievement we now call the High Gothic.

    Frank says: "A wonderful biography"
    "Wonderful entertainment"

    The narrative flows exceptionally well, and unfortunately I've almost finished this lecture allready. The scope of this treatise is just wide enough to relate the events described to the wider picture, without derailing it. This work will also serve for an introduction to the Carolingian era and Charlemagne, and would for a good platform for further reading.

    If you are looking for an epic tale of one of the really great persons in history, this is a very good choice. Probably my favourite purchase from Audible so far.

    The only thing I'd like to note is the way quotes are handled. At first I got a bit distracted, but after a while I got used to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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