Despite this book being targeted for young persons, I still found the themes to be be a spotlight and an explicit condemnation of - in even modern, post-enlightenment society - how children are viewed and unflinchingly treated by their adult rulers. Abandonment, cruelty, and blatant commonplace child abuse are features exaggerated by the circumstances of the novels world and plot.
I'm not going to be overly critical of the prose or style. It is fairly predictable and formulaic but there are some suspenseful moments. The vocal performance was fine - sometimes it was distracting and moved a bit slowly but no major hiccups. I do not recommend this to adult listeners.
Great vocal performance. Easy to listen at normal and 2X speed. Book chapters not coinciding with audio file divisions makes it extremely difficult to stop, pause, break, and resume without having to scan around for review before proceeding. My main issue with this book is that it is sold as a book on the Gospel of Thomas but spends little time on the book itself and generally bounces around general Gnostic/Orthodox theological and ritualistic differences between early church communities and all the problems Irenaeus found while establishing orthodoxy. The book should be titled "Hey Everybody, Listen to Me!: The Story of Irenaeus". Interesting book but Pagel's The Gnostic Gospels is head and shoulders better in so far as it covers gnosticism more thoroughly. The one chapter contrasting the Gospel of John with Thomas does not provide justification for the title.
TL:DR - Not really much Thomas material. Book chapters are aggravating. Good performance though.
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