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Jennifer

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  • The Screwtape Letters

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By C. S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Joss Ackland
    Overall
    (346)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (321)

    A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below". At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging and humorous account of temptation - and triumph over it - ever written.

    James says: "This is the Best Audio Screwtape, a Masterpiece"
    "Wow sums this up."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Screwtape Letters the most enjoyable?

    This book makes you look very differently at little things. Things you think, things you see, etc. It has you understanding exactly how the enemy works to distract you from the right course.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, the entire book is letters written by "your affectionate Uncle Screwtape" so he is the only character.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I'm not sure I could pick a favorite, I liked the entire book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Not sure this can be a film


    Any additional comments?

    Christian or not, I would highly recommend this book to anyone. The reader has a mesmerizing voice, and it will just plain make you think about everything that goes on each and every day.

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  • Mere Christianity

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2492)
    Performance
    (1073)
    Story
    (1079)

    Mere Christianity is C.S. Lewis' forceful and accessible doctrine of Christian belief. First heard as informal radio broadcasts and then published as three separate books, The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity brings together what Lewis sees as the fundamental truths of the religion.

    Tim says: "A Classic That Gets Better & Better With Time!"
    "Best description of Christianity"
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    If you could sum up Mere Christianity in three words, what would they be?

    This is just a logical book. It tells you what Christianity is. There's no fluff, there's no "I'm better because I'm a Christian" in this, but rather it's just a logical basis of what it means to be a Christian. Not the church goers you see at the office, not even a lot of the churchgoers you see at church but what the religion itself is, and what it means. I am a Christian and this was the first christian book I've ever listend to or read that breaks down Christianity logically. I am a numbers person and very logical minded, not an emotional based person and I thought it was fabulous just how simple he made it to understand. I would recommend this to Christians and non Christians alike.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This book has no characters as it is a summation of lectures put together in book form.


    What does Geoffrey Howard bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I thought he was a great narrator.


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

    The entire book was so logical. There were very many "ah ha" moments for me.


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  • The Abolition of Man & The Great Divorce

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (699)
    Performance
    (286)
    Story
    (293)

    Have we been taught to discount the veracity and deeper meaning of our emotional resonance with the world around us? In The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis looks at the curriculum of the English "prep school" and begins to wonder if this subliminal teaching has indeed produced a generation who discount such a nature.

    Joseph says: "Two great (but quite different) gems from CSL"
    "It moved me to tears"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have never had a work of fiction actually hurt my heart like this one did. I've read a lot of fiction that moved me and caused me to cry, but this one physically hurt my heart because these characters, while fiction, represent what people feel and think. The Choices they make can damn them forever and in this depiction, they just didn't fully understand or get it. That is the part that hurt. Selfishness was so obstructrive to their own site that they couldn't see the truth even though it was right in front of their eyes. It made me wonder just how many people here on earth may not be saved because of these very things. I would recommend this book so that people can possibly see.....damnation isn't something I'd wish on anyone.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    What I liked most is that this made me re-think how I see and feel about anyone. We are all broken, but so many of us end up finding ourselves judgemental of people for whatever reason. Some of the characters in this truly couldn't see that their behavior was selfish. They were so broken that they didn't even realize they were manipulating others or doing anything.


    What about Robert Whitfield’s performance did you like?

    Robert was awesome! He made each character believable. And his voice kept my attention fully.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I was actually just thinking that I'd love to see this as a movie, but a tagline? I have no idea.


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  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (11064)
    Performance
    (9567)
    Story
    (9536)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "I never made it through."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I thought I would enjoy this, but as I listened I realized I was just not terribly interested in knowing Steve Jobs. He was a bit of a jerk and an eccentric and the more I listened, the less interested I became. i never actually finished listing to this. Not even sure I made it through half the book to be honest. I tried. I feel like it was a waste of my first credit.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Walter Isaacson again?

    Not sure.


    What aspect of Dylan Baker’s performance would you have changed?

    It wasn't the narrator I didn't like, it was teh story.


    Was Steve Jobs worth the listening time?

    not for me, no


    Any additional comments?

    Just wasn't for me.

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