As someone who grew up going to church most weekends, yet currently consider myself agnostic, this book described a God unlike any description I have heard before. While a bit unusual, I find the possibility of such a God to be more logical, believable, and understandable than the description I have heard in the standard christian churches today. From a philosophical perspective, this book proposed ideas and a mindset which promotes greater happiness in my life. I am glad I listened to it, however I think the lengthy interviews added to the end of the audiobook were a waste of time.
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Malcom's writing and reading style produced such a fine book to listen to. It ties together several stories in an informative book that is also fun to listen to.
This was a fun story that was well narrated. Listening to this added a great deal of understanding to the movie. I think the book and the movie (at least the currently released first movie in the three-part series) are very complementary because the movie never deviated much from the book, so it's fun to enjoy both.
While I really like the some of the concepts that the story discusses about theology and intelligence, the vast majority of this book is spent just figuring out a bunch of pointless clues. I leave this book feeling like I should have just listened to the beginning and end, and completely ignored the uninteresting scavenger hunt that comprises the majority of the book. Additionally, Paul Michael reads so slow I found I had to listen to the book sped up (2x speed on my iphone) to get through it.
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