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Mariana

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • The Bible: A Biography: Books That Changed the World

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Karen Armstrong
    • Narrated By Josephine Bailey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    As the work at the heart of Christianity, the Bible is the spiritual guide for one out of every three people in the world. It is also the world's most widely distributed book, having been translated into over 2,000 languages, as well as the world's best-selling book, year after year. But the Bible is a complex work with a complicated and obscure history.

    Gary says: "Great Listen"
    "Very interesting history"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Bible to be better than the print version?

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I don't think this book would make a movie.


    Any additional comments?

    The audio was very good. The book has many details that I think would be worth reading, but I learned a lot from this oral presentation. I think Karen Armstrong is a great historian, a great writer and great thinker. I've read some of her books and I think they open many doors to important knowledge that all human beings should have in order to have a better understanding of the meaning of religion and God that we are in urgency to posses to reevaluate our realtionship as human beings. I very much recomend this and all of Armstrong's books.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Into Thin Air

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Jon Krakauer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1977)
    Performance
    (801)
    Story
    (817)

    The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Into the Wild. Read by the author. Also, hear a Fresh Air interview with Krakauer conducted shortly after his ordeal.

    David says: "Being There"
    "An extreme human audacity"
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    Would you listen to Into Thin Air again? Why?

    Yes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Humanity against nature.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Leaving behind the almost dead because of the incapacity to rescue them.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me think profoundly about human life.


    Any additional comments?

    Although human beings are a part of nature we are a very delicate and vulnerable part of it. Krakauer makes us realize how strong and weak our bodies are, how small the atmospheric layer in which we can live and breath is. We are not as powerful as we believe we are. How far should we push the limits? A fascinating true story.

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