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Celeste

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  • Children of God

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Mary Doria Russell
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (118)

    The only member of the original mission to the planet Rakhat to return to Earth, Father Emilio Sandoz has barely begun to recover from his ordeal when the Society of Jesus calls upon him for help in preparing for another mission to Alpha Centauri. Despite his objections and fear, he cannot escape his past or the future.

    Ryan says: "A weaker, but worthwhile sequel"
    "Mary Doria Russell slays me"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Children of God to be better than the print version?

    I do not own the print version. The author does a marvelous job of acting-narrating


    What other book might you compare Children of God to and why?

    Children of God and the Sparrow are incomparable to anything else I've read


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The relationship scenes between Gina and Sandoz. They seemed so cathartic for Sandoz.


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

    I felt a relationship to the characters that I will miss and will need to go back to as if they are old friends.


    Any additional comments?

    Mary Doria Russell's breadth of knowledge about religion-philosophy, the premise of the the Jesuits funding extraterrestrial travel, the Pope being from Africa, Sophia Mendes, where do I stop?! My only disappointment is the depiction of the extraterrestrials (can't spell names of species since listened to not read) as beast like. This imagine intelligent beings. Mary Doria Russell's breadth of knowledge about religion-philosophy, the premise of the Jesuits funding extraterrestrial travel, the Pope being from Africa, Sophia Mendes, where do I stop?! My only disappointment is the depiction of the extraterrestrials (can't spell names of species since listened to not read) as beast like. This imagine intelligent beings from outside of our know space to be unimaginable. I think the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind came as close to nailing down what my concept of these beings would appear. I hope we get the author to Writer's On a New England stage so the audience gets to converse with her.

    Pardon me if my note is not grammatically perfect. I am just too bowled over and need to write as if speaking. WOW!

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