The narrator sounds like someones 75 year old grandmother who smokes 3 packs of cigarettes a day for the past 50 years, . Never could get used to her narration and the narrator seem to me to have read the book with a sort of disdain or contempt for Christianity, which I don't believe the author intended. It was in a sort of sarcastic tone. Hard to explain.
The book however, is very enlightening on the history of Christianity. I have learned a great deal about early Christians and the initial movement. Loved the descriptions of the early monastic life of many christian sects, very moving.
I enjoyed the author's humor and the narrator's ability to deliver that humor. This book's description of the power and misuses of statistics is similar to books like, 'The drunkards walk' and Nate Silver's "The signal and the noise". I wish I would have discovered 'Naked Statistics" first. Many of the examples and stories I had already heard in the book's I have mentioned, however the author delivers them in a much more humorous way. I could not finish the book, and this is no way due to the fault of the author or the narrator, it's only due to the fact that I had already heard the information.
The story was good, the narration was great as you would expect from Scott Brick, however the story felt like the last day of high school. You remember how the last day of highschool was, you cleaned out your locker, reminisced with all your friends, but nothing was really learned that day. This is how the story was for me, got to rehash some great memories of the previous stories and watch as all my favorite characters, minus Gilbertus Albans, Serot and Vohrian Atreides, walk off into the beautiful sunset.
Another great installment in the Dune Universe. Can't wait for the rest of the trilogy.
If you're a fan of Mr Tolle's books you will love this. Even in silence Eckhart teaches you peace. One of the most charming things about this book is Eckhart's humor. He makes you laugh and he makes you STOP thinking.;)
It's written by Orson Scott Card, how could it disappoint? My only complaint is that the book was short and just builds your anticipation for the last installment of the Ender's series.
Good book, no doubt. I liked the chapter summaries as well. However, listening to the narrator was like driving nails into my brain. Not to sure where they found the narrator or why he is in the narration business. HORRIBLE. If you are considering this book, please listen to the sample. If you can stand the narrator more power to you.
Science fiction is the last bastion of philosophy. Ms. Russell truly understands this. I could not stop listening to this.
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