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Darcy

Blacksburg, VA, USA | Member Since 2005

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  • The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ is the remarkable new piece of fiction from best-selling and famously atheistic author Philip Pullman. By challenging the events of the gospels, Pullman puts forward his own compelling and plausible version of the life of Jesus, and in so doing, does what all great books do: makes the reader ask questions.

    Darcy says: "Another anti-Church tour de force"
    "Another anti-Church tour de force"
    Overall

    This is brilliant conjectural history about the origins of the christian church. Pullman constructs 2 main characters: a brilliant scheming twin called Christ (messiah) and a truly holy twin called Jesus. This should be read by all Pullman lovers and by those who consider the christian church to incarnate both good and evil.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • My Stroke of Insight

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jill Bolte Taylor
    • Narrated By Jill Bolte Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (626)
    Performance
    (308)
    Story
    (312)

    In My Stroke of Insight, Taylor shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery, and the sense of omniscient understanding she gained from this unusual and inspiring voyage out of the abyss of a wounded brain. It would take eight years for Taylor to heal completely. Because of her knowledge of how the brain works, her respect for the cells composing her human form, and most of all an amazing mother, Taylor completely repaired her mind and recalibrated her understanding of the world.

    Lisa says: "very, very illuminating!"
    "Loved it, loved it, loved it"
    Overall

    This book touched my heart and stimulated my brain in equal parts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Simon Winchester
    • Narrated By Simon Winchester
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (32)

    Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remains of what once made Britain great. He traveled 100,000 miles back and forth, from Antarctica to the Caribbean, from the Mediterranean to the Far East, to capture a last glint of imperial glory.

    John says: "Nice Travelogue"
    "I'd still listen to anything he's written"
    Overall

    Well, this is an earlier work, and every successful author appears to dig up some early work of lesser quality. Nevertheless, there were some interesting passages in his turn 'round the remains of the British empire. Still, I wish that he had gone to Ascension Island.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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