Great book! I'm listening it to it for the second time already. The Nac Mac Feegle are great fun and the reader has done a great job of bringing them to life. It's one of our favorite Terry Pratchett books.
As another reviewer mentioned, this book is not unabridged. The author's narration left much to be desired. It was choppy, halting and juicy in places. (Saliva sounds came through on the recording. Ick.)
The book could be sold as part of a series of three along with "Captivating" and "Wild at Heart" by the Eldredges. If you related to those books, this one will be a good one for you. If not, you could read it, but take much of it with a grain of salt. He has boxes that he believes men and women fit very neatly into, so if that's not your belief/experience you'll have to sift through for things that apply and resist the urge to stomp on your MP3 player when he expresses his certainty about how each gender behaves and thinks.
The book is pretty middle of the line, not straight male hierarchy, not egalitarian but complimentarian hierarchy. (Men and women compliment each other but the guy is still in charge.)
As an aside, he comes across much more harshly in his descriptions of women than of men. And there is an awful lot of self congratulation throughout.
John Ortberg is one of my favorite authors, and once again he hits the nail on the head. There is much in here worth listening to over and over.
The book is read by the author, and it is obvious that he has not done it very often. But, it's not terrible enough to warrant not listening to it. Just not as well done as some I've heard.
Another great book from Terry Pratchett. Hear <i>The Wee Free Men</i> first, then move right on to this one. Good listening!
Good book. Some of it I didn't agree with, but there was plenty to think about.
Strangely, sometimes the reader would repeat the same sentence (or sentences) twice. It wasn't really a problem, my comprehension often benefits from hearing something again. Just not something I'm used to from my experiences with other audible books.
The Screwtape Letters is an excellent read. Lots of insights (some veiled and others not) to contemplate and use towards living a better life. (As is essentially anything by CS Lewis if you're looking for book ideas.)
John Cleese's reading makes it into an excellent listen. I would highly recommend it, even if you've previously read the book.
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