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Marc S

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  • The Dream of Reason: A History of Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Anthony Gottlieb
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (668)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (170)

    In this landmark new study of Western thought, Anthony Gottlieb looks afresh at the writings of the great thinkers, questions much of conventional wisdom, and explains his findings with unbridled brilliance and clarity. After finishing The Dream of Reason, listeners will be graced with a fresh appreciation of the philosophical quest, its entertaining and bizarre byways, and its influence on every aspect of life.

    Amazon Customer says: "An in depth read."
    "Wonderfully Informing"
    Overall

    Truly worth the time and, unfortunately at times, effort. Although the presentation rambled on a bit too often the many embedded gems rewarded my patience. The narrators voice is pleasant, but her presentation contributed to this book's monotonous stretches. The ending was abrupt, unresolved, and without summation - which I would have appreciated at the end of this marathon. Criticisms aside, I still recommend this book to anyone interested in beginning to grasp the foundation that shapes our thoughts and attitudes today.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10510)
    Performance
    (5755)
    Story
    (5798)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "Refreshing and Uplifting"
    Overall

    A savory story which swells the heart and sparks the mind. The author is an inspired artist well rooted in his medium. The narration was superb and proved the Indian accent to be a proud member of the wonderful spices of India.

    Bravo, bravo!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Canticle

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Anne Rice
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    Overall
    (391)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (154)

    Anne Rice continues her astonishing Vampire Chronicles with the story of Lestat's passionate quest for redemption, goodness and the love of Rowan Mayfair. Here are all the brilliantly conceived principal characters that make up Anne Rice's world of vampires and witches. And here is the spirit of Julien Mayfair, guardian of the family, determined to torment Lestat eternally for what he has done to Mona.

    Marc S says: "Enjoyable"
    "Enjoyable"
    Overall

    Another, and final (according to Anne Rice), addition to the Vampire Chronicles. Favorite characters from seperate story lines are brought together to tie up loose ends. The plot seemed to drag and rush simultaneously - too much time spent here and not enough there. The narrator, David Pittu, rendered wonderful performances for the male characters of the story; however, the female characters were diminished by his unmistakably male voice. I look forward to Anne Rice's future works centered on "those who walk in the light."

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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