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David

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  • The Four Loves

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By C.S. Lewis
    Overall
    (431)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (194)

    In this remarkable recording, C.S. Lewis shows why millions of readers have acclaimed him the greatest spokesman for Christianity in the twentieth century. In a resonant, baritone voice, Lewis explores the nature of the four Greek words that are translated love in English: "storge" (affection), "philia" (friendship), "eros" (sexual or romantic love) and "agape" (selfless love).

    William says: "Insightful Views on Love"
    "disappointing"
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    Would you try another book from C.S. Lewis and/or C.S. Lewis?

    yes


    What other book might you compare The Four Loves to and why?

    any there are so many great ones


    Would you be willing to try another one of C.S. Lewis’s performances?

    would avoid him reading his own work


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    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 terrible reading; pathetically outdated chauvinistic attitude towards women.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

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • War and Peace

    • UNABRIDGED (61 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (1252)
    Performance
    (707)
    Story
    (697)

    Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is clearly seen in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle, all of them fully realized and equally memorable.

    Diana says: "Glad I finally decided to read it"
    "Cartoon voices ruin this"
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    What disappointed you about War and Peace?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

    • UNABRIDGED (57 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By William L. Shirer
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (3549)
    Performance
    (2583)
    Story
    (2592)

    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    G. House Sr. says: "A Tale of Momumental Evil, Stupidity and Hatred"
    "Worse than anything I could imagine"
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    Where does The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top


    What did you like best about this story?

    Thoroughness of detail and realism


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the good guys started winning.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    It really made me think about where God was in all this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • God: A Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jack Miles
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    What sort of "person" is God? Is it possible to approach him not as an object of religious reverence, but as the protagonist of the world's greatest book--as a character who possesses all the depths, contradictions, and abiguities of a Hamlet? In this "brilliant, audacious book" (Chicago Tribune), a former Jesuit marshalls a vast array of learning and knowledge of the Hebrew Bible to illuminate God--and man--with a sense of discovery and wonder.

    David says: "Awesome, Stunning book"
    "Awesome, Stunning book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. This is a completely fresh, clear look at the Bible as a whole. A monumental achievement.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of God?

    The account of Genesis, and profiles of the characters.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Not a great speaker.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It blew my mind and opened the scriptures for me in a way very few books have before.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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