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joseph

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  • To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Adam Hochschild
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (171)

    World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's critics, alongside its generals and heroes. Thrown in jail for their opposition to the war were Britain's leading investigative journalist, a future winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and an editor who, behind bars, published a newspaper for his fellow inmates on toilet paper.

    Tad Davis says: "A story of personalities"
    "astonishing book interweaves the personal stories"
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    Would you listen to To End All Wars again? Why?

    yes because it was a perfect blend of history and biographical sketches


    What did you like best about this story?

    the description of war resisters not usually found in books about this war


    Have you listened to any of Arthur Morey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the epilogue


    Any additional comments?

    a very remarkable book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (138)

    Large numbers of atheists, humanists, and conspiracy theorists are raising one of the most pressing questions in the history of religion: "Did Jesus exist at all?" Was he invented out of whole cloth for nefarious purposes by those seeking to control the masses? Or was Jesus such a shadowy figure - far removed from any credible historical evidence - that he bears no meaningful resemblance to the person described in the Bible? In Did Jesus Exist? historian and Bible expert Bart Ehrman confronts these questions, vigorously defends the historicity of Jesus, and provides a compelling portrait of the man from Nazareth.

    Jacobus says: "Vintage Ehrman"
    "a variation on the same theme"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    it really should just be an article. Ehrman continues with his initial scholarship but at times seems to be rehashing sections of his other books


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    the concept that people consider Jesus to be mythical


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    Could you see Did Jesus Exist? being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Brutal Telling: A Three Pines Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1434)
    Performance
    (996)
    Story
    (994)

    As autumn descends upon Three Pines, a stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store at the center of town. No one admits to knowing the murdered man, but as secrets are revealed, chaos begins to close in on the beloved bistro owner, Olivier. What past did he leave behind, and why has he buried himself in this tiny village?

    Marie says: "Satisfying but sad"
    "a perfect mystery about greed and captive emotions"
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    Would you listen to The Brutal Telling again? Why?

    yes, the rich detail and plot twists


    What other book might you compare The Brutal Telling to and why?

    all other inspector gamache books


    What does Ralph Cosham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    a very polished voice


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    it all does


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cruelest Month: A Three Pines Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1385)
    Performance
    (1008)
    Story
    (992)

    It's spring in the tiny, forgotten village; buds are on the trees, and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth. But not everything is meant to return to life. When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil - until one of their party dies of fright.

    Sara says: "Spring in Three Pines"
    "a perfect mystery about betrayal"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about The Cruelest Month?

    the interweaving of seperate plots into a cohesive who;le


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Inspector Gimache because of his humanity, intelligence and compassion


    What does Ralph Cosham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    a soft voice full of nuance


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no wanted to savor it


    Any additional comments?

    louise penny creates a vivid world out of an unnoticed spot

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (294)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (199)

    Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson's brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful Majority Leader in history.

    David says: "An off-read for one of the best!"
    "gripping story of the workings of the US Senate"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    gives the most exhaustive treatment to both the career of Lyndon Johnson, the workings of the senate and the ascendancy of the united states in the striving for equality


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lyndon Jophnson because he hit his full stride as a politician, statesman and person


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the details of the voting rights act amendments


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no it needs
    s to be savored over time


    Any additional comments?

    it is a shame that this book has to be sold in three seperate volumes by audible. it is an exhaustive and very long book, which is understandable but Audible should come up with packaging it more econimically

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Somebody to Love?

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Grace Slick
    • Narrated By Grace Slick
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Discover what it was really like during, and after, the summer of love - and how one remarkable woman survived it all to remain today as vibrant and rebellious as ever. Grace Slick was the original "great rock diva." As the lead singer of Jefferson Airplane, which produced the classics "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love," she was at the forefront of the '60s and '70s counterculture. Now, in her inimitable voice, she offers a revealing portrait of the complex woman behind the rock-outlaw image, and delivers a behind-the-scenes view of rock's grandest stages.

    sparkerart says: "Abridged books - Ugh! Not enough detail!"
    "humour and self awareness a wonderful mixture"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes because of the authors honest self awareness


    What did you like best about this story?

    timing and pace


    What about Grace Slick’s performance did you like?

    her spoken voice is elegantly companionable


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By John Allen Paulos
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (74)

    Are there any logical reasons to believe in God? Mathematician and best-selling author John Allen Paulos thinks not. In Irreligion he presents the case for his own worldview, organizing his book into 12 chapters that refute the 12 arguments most often put forward for believing in God's existence.

    ShySusan says: "Would probably be more understandable in print."
    "irreilgion just may be god's plan"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Irreligion the most enjoyable?

    exploration of the varied reasons that people develop religious beliefs in a very analytic fashion but the author seems to be in a great rush to conflate a scientific analysis of why people have religious beliefs with faulty thinking on their part.


    What other book might you compare Irreligion to and why?

    God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    a clear sound


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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