Tamim Ansary does an excellent job of presenting the reader with a view from the Islamic side of history. Not only is his reading of the book done in a pleasant, almost casual manner, his effort to tie important events to the western view of history is critical this story's success. I would recommend this book to any history buff, anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of the muslim world, and especially teachers wise enough to know there are more views of the world than the one most of us were taught in school.
I loved this book, and have recommended it to all my friends!
Mindy of course!
I loved hearing their voices, it is always best when an author reads their own work.
This was such a great book, I have and will recommend it to all my friends.
If the author had stayed focused on the actual story and not built in so much right-wing based criticism of the U.S. and world at large.
The conservative preaching. Ringo, like everyone else, is entitled to his point of view, but why waste the reader's time by using a fictional event to promote a conservative agenda. It doesn't take any talent to do that.
No, this is the first one, but I enjoyed his voice and style.
No characters, just the over the top lambasting of the media, organic farming, Hillary Clinton (thinly veiled), local government, multi-culturalism, etc, etc....
I've listened to other works by Ringo and found the stories compelling and engaging. Unfortunately, The Last Centurion is less a story than it is a vehicle for promoting a conservative agenda. At least, that's the impression I was given by the author.
One of the top.
It reminded me some of freakonomics, but with practical applications.
His voice is great, not over the top.
This book really made me look at my known and unknown habits, and how to create new habits.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali's story is compelling and informative. She provides a clear view of the main current in Islam that is pushing a fundamentalist mentality and lifestyle. The insight that comes from her own experience makes the conflict between secular and religious based systems of government very clear. It's easy to understand her refusal to not turn a blind eye to the oppression and violence many muslim women must endure today, even in western nations. This book will enlighten the reader about a world the west understands only poorly and introduce them to a courageous women who has put herself at odds with a religion that, in many respects, is trying to maintain a way of life that is 1,500 years in the past.
This book left me breathless, unable to speak. Some reviews have said the beginning is slow, but I like all the details, and they helped paint a picture of who he was in his youth. The middle of the book locked me in, and I became obsessed, the end left me breathless wanting to listen again so I could go back over the details of the story. You will enjoy it very much.
I loved this nice and simple explaination, nothing complicated, listened to it on my morning runs. It answered many questions I had, and took away any fear of the unknown. His voice was soft and soothing, and compassionate. Raised deeply religious my entire life, this book answered many questions about Buddhism. I loved it and recomment it to anyone curious about Buddhism.
I was hoping for a good laugh when I purchased this book, but it was a waste of a credit. She is not funny, her storys are really boring, and her voice is horrible to listen to for long periods of time.
I loved this book, it is really not about your butt, it is really about your whole clutterd life. I like his plain talk, and fresh approach. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone I know.
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