Hato Rey, Puerto Rico | Member Since 2012
I appreciate this category and have listened to many Audible.com books on the subject as well as paper books.
The story was told in a non-scientific manner yet still retained scientific principles.
The individual performances were very good.
No extreme reactions - laughing or crying were not applicable.
I would recommend this read.
WW I defined our current world politically, economically, socially and geographically - few aspects of our 21st century lives are not affected by this war. Definitely a read for any historian.
Though no specific character was identified, I would select the average British soldier as someone I sympathized with.
The narrator made me feel as if I was at dinner with him and he was relating his personal experiences - which made the listen quire enjoyable.
No extreme reactions
WW I changed our world and gives us insights into some of the same problems we face almost 100 years later.
The narrator deftly balanced delicate humor with reflective amazement (to we 21st century dwellers) about this epochal century - plus his English accent made me feel he was talking about his ancestors!
The "Time Traveller" concept is unique - but the historical treatments of other Audible.com selections of Constantine and the French Revolution and Isaac Newton's England come close.
No - but I would download any Audible.com selection he reads solely on this recitation.
Time Travel to the 14th Century
I want more "Time Traveller" books to different centuries!
Having studied the New Testament (in Greek) during six years in the seminary, the Old Testament references outlined by Borg & Crossan were new to me - though not surprising now that I think about it since the authors of the New Testament birth stories only knew of the Old Testament. Fleshes out with scrupulous documentation (that only Crossan can do) new insights about the New Testament stories.
No particular favorite - the entire work was fascinating.
No laughs - no cries
A worthwhile read for the novice and the experienced first century history buffs.
Tververg no, Ward maybe
A more scholarly treatment from Jewish perspective of the life of Jesus
Too few to recollect; stopped listening 3/4 through book
Cut out the personal analogies (ie, praying for her cat) and stick it rabbinical interpretations of the life of this Jewish peasant
Probably one of the finest ever downloaded.
The history of this period basically set the stage for the entire rise of Christianity and the western world. The insights I gained gave me a better foundation for understanding the world then and now. The narrator was superb.
No, but I will now - I would download an Audible.com book just for his narration.
No extreme reaction - but the 4th century Christians were damn lucky Constantine was around.
I almost believed that Griffin's narration were the words of the emperor speaking them.
Yes, I would highly recommend this read - the narrator was superb in switching between 15 or so characters
I would compare this book to Dan Brown's
Favorite scene was the Vatican intrigue surrounding the conclave for the new pope.
Yes - had to listen to it all day while working,
With the possible exception of the
Perhaps a little more history in the places visited would make it more interesting
Absolutely - the plot and the locations change constantly
No - the story I complete
I am always amazed how the bad guys can fire AK-47's, rocket propelled grenades and have swarthy, big men ready to do evil, but the hero/heroine can knock off three guys (like in this story) with a hand held pistol with shots
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