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Damian

Tauranga, New Zealand | Member Since 2015

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  • Star Wars: Dark Force Rising: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2012)
    Performance
    (1873)
    Story
    (1886)

    The dying Empire's most cunning and ruthless warlord - Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and launched a massive campaign aimed at the New Republic's destruction. With the aid of unimaginable weapons long hidden away on a backwater planet, Thrawn plans to turn the tide of battle, overwhelm the New Republic, and impose his iron rule. Meanwhile, Han and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republican Council.

    Tyler says: "Marc Thompson Delivers Again!"
    "Thrawn strikes back"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The performance by Marc Thomson is very good, perhaps even better than that in the first audiobook.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    A bit foreshadowed by the first half of the book. The author was definitely going for a symmetry with the original trilogy.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Mara and Luke rescuing Tallon was very reminiscent of the first Star Wars movie, perhaps a little too much


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    not really that kind of book I'm afraid


    Any additional comments?

    I think of the three stories it is the weakest, but it does have its good points. It is well worth listening to because the third part in the trilogy is very good. Hopefully when they make the next Star Wars movies they use these books for the screenplay,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How Jesus Became God

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Professor Bart D. Ehrman
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (134)

    This fundamental historical question and its complex answer speak penetratingly to the spiritual impulses, concerns, and beliefs that have played a seminal role in our world, even as they reveal the foundation of history’s most global religious movement, and fresh insights into the Western world's single most influential human being. Tackling all of these matters and more, Great Courses favorite Professor Ehrman returns with the unprecedented historical inquiry of How Jesus Became God.

    Richard says: "Fine scholarship but an off-putting delivery"
    "Good, but a bit repetitive"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend the author, but probably not this particular book if my friend had read or heard any of Ehrman's previous books/lectures. Unfortunately, there isn't all that much that is new in this lecture series that he hasn't already said in his previous work. For new Ehrman listeners it is good, though not his best work.


    What other book might you compare How Jesus Became God to and why?

    Any of Ehrmans other works. His Historical Jesus work is very good, as is Misquoting Jesus and Jesus Interrupted. If you are interested in early Christian history then I think his "From Jesus to Constantine" is a good bet.


    What does Professor Bart D. Ehrman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Well you can feel his passion and enthusiasm coming through. I think he would be a very good lecturer in person, though he is not a brilliant orator.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sean Williams
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    Overall
    (1520)
    Performance
    (1181)
    Story
    (1180)

    Tassaa Bareesh, a matriarch in the Hutt crime cartel, is holding an auction that’s drawing attention from across the galaxy. Representatives of both the Republic and the Sith Empire are present, along with a Jedi Padawan sent to investigate, a disenfranchised trooper drummed out of the Republic’s elite Blackstar Squad, and a mysterious Mandalorian with a private agenda.

    Karen says: "Unexpected and Enjoyable"
    "A decent frolic in an Old Republic."
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    Where does Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Somewhere near the bottom I am afraid. The concept was very interesting, and some of the characters were reasonably well developed (others less so), but the story was ultimately unfulfilling. The story was decently set up, and could have had a decent conclusion, but ift fell a bit flat. Also, I found myself not really believing the characters motivations in the end.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I enjoyed learning a bit about that phase of the Star Wars universe.


    What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

    Fantastic as always. His performance carries the book. There is no better narrator of Star Wars books - or any books for that matter


    Any additional comments?

    I wouldn't discourage others from buying the audiobook. I did enjoy some aspects of the book, and it may be that others will not have the same reaction to the conclusion that I did. It will please those with an interest in Star Wars, which I imagine will be most of the people reading the review

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Problems with Philosophy

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bertrand Russell
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (46)

    The Problems of Philosophy discusses Bertrand Russell's views on philosophy and the problems that arise in the field. Russell's views focus on knowledge rather than the metaphysical realm of philosophy. The Problems with Philosophy revolves around the central question that Russell asks in his opening line of Chapter 1 - Is there any knowledge in the world which is so certain that no reasonable man could doubt it?

    aaron says: "Not a first foray into philosophy"
    "Interesting, but a bit soporiphic"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Oh yes. I like to listen to books like this just before I drift off to sleep. The ideas were stimulating and the voice droned a bit so it helped me to fall asleep in no time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Basic ideas of philosophy that were reasonably clearly expressed.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Not appropriate.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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