I was wanting to hear about the book of gilgamesh and hear what was in the book, not how it was found and about a guys life that was searching for it. I would of liked the book if I was looking for the history of how the book was found, but after about 4 hours of the book, I just stopped it and moved on.
I listened to Green first (Book zero) and was interested in the story and have the entire series in paperback at home and have been meaning to read it. I started Black in paperback at home before I started listening to the series. Then after I got my credits I download Green and listened to it and then started on Black and this Narrator is way to fast and doesn't change their voice at all with the different characters and completely ignores any periods or commas it seems. The narrator really takes away from the story sometimes because you have to figure out who is saying what at times. I tend to listen to these while I am working and it becomes distracting at times because of having to concentrate on listening so you know when there are two different people talking. To me, it seems like he is reading long run-on sentences very fast rather than a conversation between people at times. Unfortunately Black, Red, & White are all read by the same narrator and I'm not really looking forward to listening to the rest of them like this. I am really glad that I can get my credits back because of the narrator. I'll gladly read the rest of them at home in paperback to get the rest of the story. Overall though the story is excellent and very interesting.
The reader translates some of the words! It's not what Chaucer wrote! The prologue shows it right off the bat. Here's an example:
Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote
And bathed every veyne in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;
Modern Translation (what is read):
When fair April with his showers sweet,
Has pierced the drought of March to the root's feet
And bathed each vein in liquid of such power,
Its strength creates the newly springing flower;
There was nothing I saw that stated it was the modern translation. I might of missed it, but I was severly disappointed about it. I was looking forward to the original text, since I studied it in school that way.
This is an excellent book. No matter your religion this could be used to help many people. It's main goal is to help you become "de-stressed" and live life with a love for all rather than the fast paced, my way or the highway that many people have. It would be totally a pleasure to be able to totally be immersed in Lama Surya Das's world for just a day or two. I loved hearing this book. I've read it already and each time I sat down and would read some I would always step away more relaxed and calmer than when I started.
Why the translation is alright, this person reads it in today's english rather than leaving it in the order of words that Sun Tzu intended. There are other versions that sound alot better and are in the traditional order. If you are wanting something that would be more in the modern then it would be great, but not if you are wanting the traditional wording.
This is a very intersting book and really gives a person an insight with Physics and many other harder science subjects. I will listen to this off and on just for refreshing and to really try to understand things I might of missed the first or second or third time. :)
Excellent continuation of the Apocalypse series. I can't wait for the next part to find out how Goose and his family will fair. It really works great with listening to it right after hearing/reading the Left Behind series. Excellent book
I love this book. I read it back in High School (10+ years ago) and then listened to it and it's still just as interesting as it was the first time. While this book does dramatize some things that cannot be truely known unless you were there, it does give you the information that anyone would like to hear in order great understand information in the Bible. I would recommend this for anyone that is either a new Christian or someone that would like to greater understand things that happened during the biblicial ages.
I was looking for something that talked about the Mayan Culture and explained it in a way that let you understand it. However, this one was mundane and while it was insightful, and gave alot of information, the reader sounded even bored at times with the information.
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