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Chad

zimmerman, MN, United States

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  • The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By A. J. Jacobs
    • Narrated By A. J. Jacobs
    Overall
    (398)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (168)

    Our fearless author, A. J. Jacobs, tackles a new intellectual adventure, an exploration of the most influential book in the world: the Bible. He determined that the best way to explore the Bible was to live it, as literally as possible. For one year.

    Jonathan says: "Excellent... But tongue in cheek"
    "You sound stuffy.."
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    Would you try another book from A. J. Jacobs and/or A. J. Jacobs?

    Sure, I think he is genuine in his writing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Year of Living Biblically?

    The Mosh Pit of Jewish Men celebrating...I try to imagine a Pantera Concert filled with Hasidic Jews...


    Would you listen to another book narrated by A. J. Jacobs?

    If I can stomach is Nasaly Voice for 6 plus hours...yes.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Definitly..as long as it stays true to the book and doesn't go all "New Years" or "Valentines Day" on the bit...."Tu Bishvat"


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  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2704)
    Performance
    (1268)
    Story
    (1277)

    Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more (except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

    Hope says: "A Worthy Book, indeed"
    "Excellent Divine Intervention!"
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    Where does Lamb rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It easily has to be the Top Three...shameless.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course it is Biff. He is someone I can relate to if I had a personal physical relationship with Jesus. His Character Traits resemble those of myself and my own circle of friends.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the Scene when we are introduced to John the Baptist and his penchant to almost drown people..


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

    I had a hard time stopping. I did not want to break my day up from listening to the story. The voice actor did a awesome job of character interaction and comic timing. I will probably listen again.


    Any additional comments?

    Fantastic Book.

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  • The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2165)
    Performance
    (1979)
    Story
    (1959)

    In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man", Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter.

    Amazon Customer says: "An exceptional story, but I miss George Guidall."
    "It is what it is..."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would have had a Professional voice actor read this story. As far as the Story goes, it could have been a little more Gun Slingerish. Yes I know it's a story within a story, but for Gad's Sake, it seemed like the biggest character and Villain was the Storm. So we are revisiting really nothing as far as the Dark Tower is concerned.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    As with most King stories the Ending seems a bit of a let down...then you let it sit with you. Then you sit alone in the dark and wonder, "Why the hell do I do this to myself?". Then you pull out the old "It is what it is" to make yourself feel better.


    Did Stephen King do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    In the beginning it was very hard to tell which character is which. Typical King. Towards the end he got a little more into it, by that I mean he fluctuated his voice a tad more.


    Was The Wind Through the Keyhole worth the listening time?

    Yeah, only if you had listened to the whole Dark Tower series. Then it's a must. On it's own it's...Meh.


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