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Michele Moncure

Mom of 3 boys

Long Beach, California! | Member Since 2005

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  • The Abolition of Man & The Great Divorce

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (758)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (345)

    Have we been taught to discount the veracity and deeper meaning of our emotional resonance with the world around us? In The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis looks at the curriculum of the English "prep school" and begins to wonder if this subliminal teaching has indeed produced a generation who discount such a nature.

    Joseph says: "Two great (but quite different) gems from CSL"
    "Outstanding Truth"
    Overall

    C.S. Lewis has a graceful way of illustrating complex truths in an understandable manner. Lewis has a unique insight into the human condition. This book is a quick and entertaining listen, and imparts wisdom that lasts for eternity.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Edge of Eternity: The Century Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1748)
    Performance
    (1574)
    Story
    (1581)

    Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll.

    Elisa says: "Some good, some bad"
    "Follet ruins a great series"
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    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Liberals may love it. It is full of praise for Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and is strangely silent on the debacle that was Jimmy Carter's presidency, while having absolutely nothing good to say about Reagan or Bush.


    What could Ken Follett have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Acknowledged the cold warriors role in ending communism, admitted Kennedy was at least as culpable of killing innocent people as Reagan, and acknowledged the failure of LBJ's and Carter's policies.


    Did John Lee do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    He muddled the Easter European accents a bit but overall did a decent job.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Edge of Eternity?

    The stereotypical liberal fantasies, where conservatives pay for sex from prostitutes but georgeous women throw themselves at liberal heroes.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Follet's work, this book seemed totally out of character. It was deeply disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John Eldredge
    • Narrated By Kelly Dolan
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." That's the offer of Christianity, from God himself.

    Ryan says: "I've been Awakened!"
    "Amazing."
    Overall

    What a great book! Inspirational, encouraging, funny. This is life changing stuff.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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