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Lewis

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  • What Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Bernard Lewis
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (30)

    For many centuries, the world of Islam was at the forefront of human achievement: the foremost military and economic power in the world, the leader in the arts and sciences of civilization. Christian Europe, a remote land beyond its northwestern frontier, was seen as an outer darkness of barbarism and unbelief from which there was nothing to learn or to fear.

    Jason says: "Great place to start"
    "Scattered Treasures"
    Overall

    The book starts and ends well, but looses its potency in between. I bought the book after seeing Mr. Lewis on CSPAN book review. Let's just say that his CSPAN interview provided more information in a lot less time. I do recognize Mr. Lewis as a western expert on Islam and I will continue to buy his books. I would recommend Karen Armstrong, however, to those who want more substance and a broader understanding.

    27 of 31 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged , Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    Overall
    (631)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (127)

    Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, which launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. Atlas Shrugged emerged as a premier moral apologia for capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who have never heard capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

    Brett says: "Visionary, Astounding, Life Changing....."
    "Seekers beware!"
    Overall

    This was my introduction to Rand's Objectivism. I love books that challenge the roots of my philosophical existence. Bravo. I will now continue to read her other works. She's added a new dimension to my life which demands reconciliation.

    Personal Note: I would love to see Rand,Chopra, and C.S. Lewis in a philosophical cage match.

    WARNING: If you accept Rand's challenge to "live" then you'll start down a road few will want to follow. You'll seem hyper critical and elitist to those who choose not to think. You may find yourself in a world of black and white that mystics and moochers and looters will label as "insensitive" and "narrow minded". Upon first glance Objectivism seems to be a non-religious fundamentalism for which only the brave will truly consider. Let the journey begin!

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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