Thomas Keneally always has a message and a challenge for his readers. The challenge here is to acknowledge that all of us are capable of cruelty and compassion. The challenge for all of us is to find that middle road so that at our death they may say of us "he was a good man".
This is a must read. I sat listening to this masterpiece with my Labrador at my feet and I could not help but wonder what she was thinking and who was in fact master.
This is a very special book. The question that Miller deals with is what if the world should succumb to nuclear war and earth is all but wiped out how would the survivors rebuild. Mankind is never been one to learn from the mistakes of the past. Miller is writing in the late fifties when the threat of war was real; when nations across the world were experimenting with weapons that could wipe out whole cities and destroy whole nations.
This is a challenging book. I read somewhere-
"The lesson of History is that man does not learn the lessons of history"
Elizabeth Peters captivates her readers once again. nobody could read the work better than Barbara Rosenblat. Karen Cass's reading in its own right does justice to the text.
I found the story captivating and demanding of my full attention. As with every good read (even a detective novel) there is more to the book than the story. The social discussion as to the role of religion in and the challenges it presents to our society I found interesting.
Newberns' reading was excellent.
JA Jance is worth the investment if you want a to turn off and let someone else entertain you. Jance writes clearly and precisely and engages her readers in the problems that beset our society challenging our predjudice's and stereo-types.
The Poisonwood Bible is a must read. We listen to a wide range of books from the the most trivial fiction to the most challenging of literature. This ranks as the most challenging book I have read in the last year. It has challenged the very basis of my belief system. Kigsolvers' characters are well drawn and easy to identify with.
Any criticism of her reading of this book is misplaced. It is read at a steady pace that allows the reader to travel with this troubled family through their struggle to find their sense of identity.
I have studied the work for many years; Scofield's reading has given new meaning to this amazing and at times puzzling poem I have heard things that it would seem I have never read and reached a new understanding of the work.
Fahrenheit 451 rates as one the greats of English Litterature
We all hide things from others partly out of embarrassment and partly out of fear. Montag fear that the world will discover his secret hidden in an air vent.
Wilfred Owen takes the reader to the trenches of France. With him you travel through the minefiled of exploding shells, gas attacks and the meet face to face with the victims of that attrocious war.
The poetry is both a historic record of WW1 and a politcal statement. Every Politician that even thinks of sending soldiers to fight a war should first be made to read the poerty of Wilfred Owens.
The sound effects that accompany the reading of the poetryonly enhaced the experience of, for me, the most influencial poet of the early 20th century
David Moore enhances the printed text and does not divert the readers attention from the text.
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