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Robert D. Johnson

Follower of Christ, husband of one, father to four, student of philosophy, fan of Kentucky Wildcat basketball... that's all you need to know.

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  • The Everlasting Man

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Thomas Whitworth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (109)

    Considered by many to be Chesterton’s masterpiece, this book declares his comprehensive view of world history as informed by the Incarnation. Retelling man’s story from the very beginning, he shows how all of men’s desires are fulfilled in the person of Christ and Christ’s Church. With his characteristic brilliance and irony, he argues that Christianity is not just a religion to stand beside other religions, for the fact of the Incarnation sets it quite apart.

    H. Rapson says: "The Church Unshaken"
    "Not quite "unabridged""
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I didn't complete this title. As I was reading along with the text on Kindle, I noticed twice in the first chapter very long passages that the audio skipped. I will try another version, and with this, offer no review on the content. Just do not buy this version if you want it unabridged.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Heart of Darkness: A Signature Performance by Kenneth Branagh

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By Kenneth Branagh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1515)
    Performance
    (1254)
    Story
    (1258)

    A Signature Performance: Kenneth Branagh plays this like a campfire ghost story, told by a haunted, slightly insane Marlow.

    Harold says: "From Civilization into Darkness"
    "Kenneth Branaugh performance is a game changer"
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    What was most disappointing about Joseph Conrad’s story?

    I'm afraid the book leaves too much to the imagination of the reader to understand what must have been taking place under Mr. Kurtz's leadership. I can see that human heads constitute finial ornaments on fence posts. I must have missed the explanation or the story behind them. I'll read it again; perhaps I'll see it coming next time.


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

    I believe I might have seen this movie several years ago.


    Any additional comments?

    I've been slow to come around to audio books (reluctant as I am to take credit for having read a book when someone else read it to me). Mr. Branaugh's performance in this book was amazing. It so shaped the content, and my grasp of it, that as a result I'm much closer to abandoning those reservations completely in the future.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How Should We Then Live: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Francis A. Schaeffer
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    As one of the foremost evangelical thinkers of the 20th century, Francis Schaeffer long pondered the fate of declining Western culture. In this brilliant book, he analyzed the reasons for modern society's state of affairs and presented the only viable alternative: living by the Christian ethic, acceptance of God's revelation, and total affirmation of the Bible's morals, values, and meaning.

    Robert D. Johnson says: "Schaeffer's classic confronts and challenges"
    "Schaeffer's classic confronts and challenges"
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    Where does How Should We Then Live rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is the only audiobook I've listened to in its entirety.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed reviewing several well-known aspect of world history, and learning of many other unfamiliar ones, woven together in a coherent worldview.


    What aspect of Kate Reading’s performance would you have changed?

    I don't disapprove of her performance at all... this was my first audiobook and it was a bit of a challenge to engage the male author while hearing his words in a female voice. I'm not sure I ever made the connection completely.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Schaeffer's indictment of Christians who have held to thoroughly orthodox views in most areas while ignoring Scriptural teaching on race and compassionate use of wealth.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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