I was cautious at first expecting this book to be a repackaging of his earlier works, and of course his main themes are present. However there is a timeliness and urgency in the message that set it apart from his books which already grace my shelves. The warmth and folksy genuineness of his delivery captured me long enough for the power of his message to begin to clear away the black pall that had settled over my life. He recognizes that things are bad and people are hurting, but he persists with his indefatigable message that God is good and things can and will be better. Some people may consider his message sugar coated, but I think the sweetness of his words is there to cover the strong tonic that underlies them.
A serious well balanced treatment of the subject.
I just finished G.J Meyers "The Tudors" which was brilliantly written although scathing in its treatment of everyone after Henry VII. I was searching for a book that might lend some balance. Instead I was rewarded by writing that would have been more suitable in children's literature. Character development was superficial at best. The physical descriptions ranged on for what seemed an eternity.
Nelson Runger is an exceptional narrator. However I have to question if he was the best choice for a book dealing with Tudor England. It was difficult connecting with the period with his voice as the vehicle of transmission. Perhaps it was a lack of imagination on my part or my growing frustration with the text that soured me on the narration. I have in the past purchased a book in which I was luke warm on the strength of a sample of his narration alone.
I really couldn't be fair. The book made me cringe to the point that I could not finish it.
It was the loss of a credit and eight hours I will never get back.
Conn Iggulden is a fine writer who also gives an excellent on-air interview. Rudnicki could read the phone book and I would listen in rapt attention. Sadly, Rudnicki tends to read books I can't abide -- try as I might. I have purchased books in the past on the strength of him as the narrator.
At the very beginning when Yesugei faced the Tartars. Barbarous, brutal, and almost sterile in the logic that guides his judgment.
Absolutely, if it isn't Science Fiction.
Who selects the narrators? This is
It was like the worst attempt at radio theater I have ever been subjected to. Even a careful listening did not glean the object. Perhaps because the presentation was so obtuse and disjointed that I quickly recoiled from listening. I will now begin listening to Brian Tracy to see if there is any way that I can improve my productivity to the point of regaining the time I lost listening to this drivel. If there were a way to assign it fewer than one star nothing would please me more
Fine book with a vital message. Narration was stiff sounding more like an initial read through then the finished product. Mr. Conley's voice lacked warmth sounding almost mechanical; with a detectable hiss in the background. This coupled with the unmistakable sound of him breathing especially during chapter one, forced me to strain in concentrating on the words to block out the myriad distractions. Chapter one also ends strangely in mid-sentence, followed by an extended pause that prompted me to check if my iPod had stopped working, and then "chapter two".
If you enjoy Myles Munroe buy the book instead. I wish Myles had read the book himself. His messages which are also available on Audible, are captivating and instructive.
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