What a hauntingly beautiful rendition of this biblical tale. Colm Tobin channeled the spirit of Christ's mother at the most pivotal, defining moment of her life and that of Christianity. Meryl Streep delivered a flawless monologue of a hardened, lonely widow questioning her fractured spirit. I will listen again and again.
I first read this book in hardcover years ago and it's been a favorite from the very first page. Sarah Dunant has a gift for diving into earlier centuries and drawing those characters into modern comprehension while seducing the reader into a time warp of another place and time - taking them on a historic adventure of art, history, politics, religion, love, strife, and life. Every word is a delicacy to savor. The journey is unforgettable. I love the Audible version. kathe Mazur's narration is sublime.
I'm listening to this book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot. I've had numerous friends the past few years dealing with a variety of forms of cancer and I found it while searching book titles on the subject. I'm not sure I recommend it as reading if you are dealing with the issue or are close friend or family but it is a true story of monumental historic value for scientific research, ethics, and human consequence. The breadth, depth, and scope of the story of the events, of the life an ordinary woman who has left an extraordinary impression on science is truly monumental. I'm only half way through it and I'm not certain if I think it's more triumph or tragedy but I do think it's highly recommended reading material.
I am a huge fan of the writing of Dava Sobel because she tells the historic stories of science from a truly human perspective and tells them in the form of biography that reads like a well written novel. Rebecca Skloot is equally gifted. It's a thoughtfully written and researched account. If you are interested in science or if you are not. If you believe in Western medicine, or if you don't. It is a thought provoking tale. I think it would be great reading for middle and high school students as well, with the exception of a couple of chapters that are sexually explicit and parents may want to censor.
"Galileo's Daughter" is one of the most compelling works of history I've ever had the pleasure of reading. Dava Sobel is equal parts poetic and science in her writing and she has a unique gift for intertwining the human stories with their scientific purpose, without missing a beat on the politics. This is really a profound work. I've read it, I've listened to it, and I'm sure I'll listen to it again and again.
We've been working all weekend and listening to Ted Turner's autobiography, "Call Me Ted". Brilliant, candid, thoughtful, forthright, and truly exhausting. It is a fascinating read (or listen!). I've always been a huge fan of him but I am truly in awe. It's a great read - particularly to anyone with an interest in business.
That this provocative man is so candid in the telling of his life story.
That it was Ted Turner himself. Listening to this was like having him in the room.
His life is such a compelling page turner. I iwouldn't say there is one particular part of the book that gripped me so much as just wanting more and more and more with every new development.
Whether you are a fan of the Greek myths or not, this is a purely enjoyable translation of Homer's "Odyssey". Easy to follow and understand, this is a great translation for the entire family. The story is timeless, the characters rich and colorful, it is truly a symphony of literature.
Robert Whitfield brings the story to life. He's offers a colorful and entertaining performance of Odysseus and all of the characters we have come to love and hate.
Truly enjoyable and delightful! I will listen to this over and over again and again.
I love this story! I first fell in love with the film, and have many times over the years, been swept away in the journey of discovery in the writings of Ernesto Che Guevara. A young spirit on a quest for adventure but also with an insatiable appetite for knowledge, a deep heartfelt compassion for the neglected cultures he finds along the way, and a life long romance with those people, those cultures, and his world. "The Motorcycle Diaries" is a brilliant retelling of a young mans thirst for life. Bruno Gerardo offers a brilliant, engaging, authentic narration!
I would definitely recommend this audio book to anyone wanting to learn the basics of Greek Mythology or brush up on the subject. This is an easily comprehendable book of short stories that outlines the basics of the Greek family tree of Gods and demi-gods. Never dull or boring - the author and narrator bring the stories to life with pure joy and entertainment. High praise to narrator Benjamin Soames!! From adolescents to adults - the whole family will enjoy this book!
I bought this audio book to brush up on my knowledge of Greek Mythology before diving once again into the Odyssey and the Illiad.
My personal favorite Greek Myth is that of Demeter and Persiphone and the reason for Winter. A beautifully told tale. The author recounts the legend of Pandora's Box and the creation of woman - all beautifully told tales.
I lOVED IT!
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