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Jeffrey

Albuquerque, NM, USA | Member Since 2000

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  • Confessions

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By St. Augustine
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (57)

    Saint Augustine is one of history's most prolific geniuses. With great eloquence and passion, his Confessions - a masterpiece of Western literature - explores enduring questions that continue to stir millions. Perhaps the most moving record of a soul's journey to grace, Confessions appears midway in Saint Augustine's prodigious body of theological writings and remains his most influential work.

    Jeffrey says: "Perfection"
    "Perfection"
    Overall

    The late Henry Chadwick's English translation of the Confessions will likely never be excelled. It is an exceptional piece of scholarship, of the highest literary standard, from one of Oxford's supremely gifted. And what a brilliant move to present this audiobook with the compelling voice of Richard Ferrone (whom I came to appreciate in the John Sandford novels, a decidedly different genre)! Mr. Ferrone renders the subtle prose of Augustine flawlessly and sympathetically; in my imagination Augustine will henceforth sound like Ferrone! This combination gets my vote for the Nobel Prize of Spoken Literature. The best Audible book ever.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Front: Virgil Flowers, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (971)
    Performance
    (860)
    Story
    (841)

    In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You're about to get a visitor. It's an Israeli cop, and she's tailing a man who's smuggled out an extraordinary relic - a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. Wait a minute, laughs Virgil. Is this one of those Da Vinci Code deals? The secret scroll, the blockbuster revelation, the teams of murderous bad guys? Should I be boning up on my Bible verses? He looks at the cop. She's not laughing.

    Debbi says: "Still a fan, but..."
    "A Decididly Different Direction"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The voice is different, so I'm not sure that John Sandford actually penned this novel, but it is an absorbing tale of Middle Eastern politics encroaching on the tidy world of southern Minnesota.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Scott Smith
    • Narrated By Patrick Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (561)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (96)

    The Ruins follows two American couples enjoying a pleasant, lazy beach holiday together in Mexico. On an impulse, they go off with newfound friends in search of one of their group, the young German who, in pursuit of a girl, has headed for the remote Mayan ruins, site of a fabled archeological dig.

    Art says: "The Plant"
    "Bathetic"
    Overall

    The conclusion was stupid and depressing, but at least it did come as a relief that I had finally reached the end of this audiobook. It counts as one of the five worst in my many years as an Audible customer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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