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  • Killing Jesus: A History

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1618)
    Performance
    (1409)
    Story
    (1431)

    Millions of people have thrilled to best-selling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, works of nonfiction that have changed the way we view history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly 2,000 years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God.

    christina m. groetzinger says: "Interesting Listening Experience"
    "Disappointing"
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    What disappointed you about Killing Jesus?

    I was expecting a historically accurate depiction of Jesus' life however the "story line" was contrived in ways that are simply not creditable and historically incorrect. As an example, the "conversation" between Pilot and the crowd and the ridiculous "tradition" of releasing a prisoner on Passover has been clearly discredited by historians. I am a major O'Reilly fan and have read Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy previously but the historical flaws in this story now cause me to question Lincoln and Kennedy.

    Enjoy Killing Jesus for what it is, a well written an performed religious history, not a historical view of the life of Jesus.


    What three words best describe Bill O'Reilly’s performance?

    Strong Passionate Crisp


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Killing Jesus?

    The Pilot scene is not credible.


    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kevin Birmingham
    • Narrated By John Keating
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (20)

    Literary historian Kevin Birmingham follows Joyce's years as a young writer, his feverish work on his literary masterpiece, and his ardent love affair with Nora Barnacle, the model for Molly Bloom. Joyce and Nora socialized with literary greats like Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, T. S. Eliot and Sylvia Beach. Their support helped Joyce fight an array of anti-vice crusaders while his book was disguised and smuggled, pirated and burned in the United States and Britain.

    RDB says: "Fascinating combination of literature and history"
    "Fascinating combination of literature and history"
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    You cannot fully appreciate Ulysses without first understanding the times in which it was written and published. The Most Dangerous Book does both extremely well. I have a much deeper understanding of the immense task it was to bring Ulysses to the world and the impact it had on all of us to this day. A great read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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