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  • Letting Go of God

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
    Overall
    (1516)
    Performance
    (417)
    Story
    (418)

    Julia Sweeney says she was a "happy Catholic girl" when, one day, she walked into church and signed up for a Bible-study course. "What an eye opener that was!" she says. Equally comedic and insightful, Letting Go of God is Sweeney's brilliant one-woman show about her struggle with her faith.

    Mark says: "A Brilliant Personal Journey of Discovery"
    "It was so moving. I was there with her every step"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, Julia tells a wonderfull story of a happy little girl growing up and beginning to ask questions as why we believe these things were taught. The deep and harder she looked at these gems the prevalent the flaws became.


    What did you like best about this story?

    She managed to make a sound argument without being disrespectfull to others who cherish thier faith.


    What about Julia Sweeney’s performance did you like?

    You could easily sense how dificult this journey was her to make. Each corner a new dispointment.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed, at the banter with her priest. I cried at the realazation that those we love are just gone that all we keep with us is the memmories.


    Any additional comments?

    Such a prize to have found this ,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (866)
    Performance
    (750)
    Story
    (737)

    Richard Dawkins, the world’s most famous evolutionary biologist, presents a gorgeously lucid, science book examining some of the nature’s most fundamental questions both from a mythical and scientific perspective. Science is our most precise and powerful tool for making sense of the world. Before we developed the scientific method, we created rich mythologies to explain the unknown. The pressing questions that primitive men and women asked are the same ones we ask as children. Who was the first person? What is the sun? Why is there night and day?

    Connie says: "Audio version is superb for us grown-ups"
    "I am hooked."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Magic of Reality the most enjoyable?

    I feel so much like I am having a conversation with Mr. Dawkins and Ms. Ward. It is so wonderfull to be awestruck by the concepts he opens with logical arguments.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Charles Darwin


    What does Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A personal touch. I feel as though they are explaing these things to me over a cup of coffee or most likley tea.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me sit back in awe at the sight of a rainbow.


    Any additional comments?

    A great book for a science minded teen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The God Delusion

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4383)
    Performance
    (1788)
    Story
    (1766)

    Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

    Rick Just says: "Dangerous Religion"
    "It is all starting to come together for me now."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The God Delusion to be better than the print version?

    For me yes, I have a busy schedule and a long commute. Audio books allow me much more time to read(listen).


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I found Mr. Dawkins does what very few people do. He gives you information from both sides of the arguments and allows the information to make the argument not the other way around. (Michael Shermers Baloney Detection kit)


    What does Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ms. Ward does a fabulous job, I love her tones and sarcasms. She adds great dimension and personality to the reading. It is very much like having a conversation with 2 people over a coffee.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    Over and over Mr. Dawkins opened my eyes to how I had been spoon fed only the tastiest bits of the bible and religion. I have never been a person of great faith and now I understand why.


    Any additional comments?

    I think it would be quite something to meet Mr. Dawkins. I intend to seek out more of his work. I will also be trying to see or hear any of his interviews that are available. What an inspiring mentor.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Penn Jillette
    • Narrated By Penn Jillette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1531)
    Performance
    (1383)
    Story
    (1382)

    From the larger, louder half of the world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller comes a scathingly funny reinterpretation of The Ten Commandments. They are The Penn Commandments, and they reveal one outrageous and opinionated atheist’s experience in the world.

    A User says: "Stevan"
    "My expectations were alot higher."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recomend this to certain people with the warning that only parts of live up to the level set by his


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    While I know Mr. Jillette often using harsh language his constant use in this book made it a hard read (or listen). The language often substracted from the point.


    What three words best describe Penn Jillette’s voice?

    not too bad


    Did God, No! inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, it inspired me to read Richard Dawkins.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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