any there are so many great ones
would avoid him reading his own work
my hero looked really bad. terrible reading; pathetically outdated chauvinistic attitude towards women. And many irrelevant interludes by Chuck Colson, whose theology Lewis would have despised
The narrator, who already has a pronounced though not objectionable British accent, insists on doing voices for all the characters -- young women, old women, old men....and they are done as stereotypes. It's like a cartoon and after a few hours I just couldn't listen anymore. I felt I was not being allowed to form my own impression of a character, so strong was the narrator's influence.
Near the top
Thoroughness of detail and realism
When the good guys started winning.
Extreme, yes -- my experience with literary villains has been mostly fictional -- Darth Vader, Sauron; or ancient, such as Pilate and Herod. What amazed me about this book is that although fictional authors can write their villains to be as evil as they want, none of them even came close to the evil of this reality.
It really made me think about where God was in all this.
Absolutely. This is a completely fresh, clear look at the Bible as a whole. A monumental achievement.
The account of Genesis, and profiles of the characters.
Not a great speaker.
It blew my mind and opened the scriptures for me in a way very few books have before.
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