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  • Joseph Smith: A Prophet

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Donald W. Hemingway
    • Narrated By Marvin Payne
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Live in the period of 1830-1844. Feel the personal thoughts of Brewster Cabot who followed, loved, and suffered persecution with one proclaimed to be a prophet, Joseph Smith, the man who started The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    kathy says: "I expected much more than I received."
    "Worth the listen"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Joseph Smith to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print so I can't say. I thought the audio was excellent and the narratrion very good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the way it opened my eyes to how someone living in the circumstances depicted could interpret the events completely differently than history would remember them.


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

    I have not. I would be more inclined to buy a book knowing he was the narrorator.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is cleaver in that you never can be certain if the doubts of the main character are building an eventual weight that with cause him to change his intense convictions or if he is going to be faithful to the end. I am 75% through this book and have no idea if the author is trying to cast Mormons in a positive or negative light. Very enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emerson: The Mind on Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Robert D. Richardson
    • Narrated By Michael McConnohie
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (39)

    Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most important figures in the history of American thought, religion, and literature. The vitality of his writings and the unsettling power of his example continue to influence us more than a hundred years after his death. Now Robert D. Richardson Jr. brings to life an Emerson very different from the old stereotype of the passionless Sage of Concord.

    John says: "Entertaining, erudite, engaging"
    "All I was looking for and more"
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    Any additional comments?

    I really wanted to learn 'why do I know this name'. Sure I knew he was a famous writer, but sadly I knew nothing else. This was completely engaging! 26 hours and I have listened twice through already. Excellent work by the author and narrator.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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