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haesel

Maryville, TN, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Virus Ground Zero

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Ed Regis
    • Narrated By Rob McQuay
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    An acclaimed science writer takes readers behind the scenes at the Centers for Disease Control to tell the story of an engrossing odyssey across the viral frontier.

    haesel says: "overlong essay"
    "overlong essay"
    Overall

    Mr. Regis clearly has a perspective -- that virus are not as much a threat to public safety as the media has hyped them to be, and that the CDC is a overblown bureaucracy. Great, but it's not a book -- it's an essay. There is no interesting scientific information on Viruses -- it feels like a compilation of unedited notes left over from magazine articles. The reader does terrible 'accent voices' for the quotes -- this is annoying.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A.D. 381: Heretics, Pagans, and the Dawn of the Monotheistic State

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Charles Freeman
    • Narrated By Robert Blumenfeld
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (43)

    In A.D. 381, Theodosius, emperor of the eastern Roman empire, issued a decree in which all his subjects were required to subscribe to a belief in the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This edict defined Christian orthodoxy and brought to an end a lively and wide-ranging debate about the nature of God; all other interpretations were now declared heretical.

    brett says: "Dont pass it up"
    "great information, boring reading"
    Overall

    This is a topic that I am greatly interested in, but the reading of this book is very dull. Even though the information is interesting, the reading lacks inflection and storytelling -- the reader pounds on and on and after I while I found myself tuning out. I quality reader would have made this book worthwhile.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Children of Hurin

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Christopher Lee
    Overall
    (1102)
    Performance
    (606)
    Story
    (613)

    There are tales of Middle-earth from times long before The Lord of the Rings. The story told in this book is set in the great country that lay beyond the Grey Havens in the West: lands where Treebeard once walked, but which were drowned in the great cataclysm that ended the First Age of the World.

    Catherine says: "Powerful and Disturbing"
    "Epic Story"
    Overall

    I have read many of the reviews and it seems that you will not like this book if a happy ending is essential to you. For me, happy endings are nice, but I dont need them to enjoy the story. I agree that you will enjoy this book more if you have read the Silmarillion-- oh darn, another great book to read... Personally, I prefer these tragic epics to the Ring & Hobbit series -- they are dense and complex and the characters stay with you -- these stories are facinating. The narration is a bit mello dramatic and the music is terrible, but it didnt bother me too much. This is a great winter book to read by the fire.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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