Since books on occultism are very rare in audiobook form, it is difficult to find good ones. The chapters in this book seemed like it might have been dull, but it was not. Even to someone well versed in occult history, there was a wealth of information explored very intimately here. A good achievement in esoteric literature.
Peter Levenda's "The Secret Temple" is very similar. It is also somewhat juicier and written from a more esoteric perspective. "Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies" by Arthur Goldwag covers more material but is not quite as in-depth.
He is sort of the ideal narrator because he reads in a way that is very matter-of-fact without too much inflection to influence the tone f the actual text.
"Little known streams of occult philosophy and activity operating within infuential circles and movements in occult history."
The humor, especially as captured by Anton Lesser's narration. Also the characters and settings are so varied and baroque.
As compared to other Dickens novels, this is one of the darkest. But the characters are really all so surreal and colorful. I think it's the most interesting.
He's a great narrator all around, but his humor especially might be his strong suit. His grasp of many different British speech patterns, many of them antiquated, were richer than I could have imagined because of my limited knowledge in regard to these.
Basically everything involving Kit. His relationship with his family and his affection for his masters the Gardeners especially.
One of the top.
Miss Havisham because of her surrealistic quality.
Anton Lesser is brilliant as all the charactres and has an amazing grasp on Dickens' dialog and the subtleties of its humor. But I especially liked his portrayal of Wemmick.
Pip leaving Joe was the most moving, but also his climactic confrontation of Estella.
I never write a bad review. But this masterpiece of a book is ruined here. Worst narration I've ever encountered, and the translation is also inferior.
'Demian' is a beautiful and powerful book, breaching spiritual and existential complexities that are still confounding and taboo in our current culture. It's profound, mystical, erotic and communicates highly esoteric topics expertly and poetically.
The narrator mispronounces words that any school child would know, and speaks for the characters in absurd affectations of voice. His inflection is monotone and unintelligent. Not suitable for such an important book.
It was a bit tedious at times. Its failed attempts at being hip were a bit corny. The erotic element in the book wasn't really explored well.
Yes. The story was compelling and its take on magic was unique, even though plot motifs borrowed heavily from Harry Potter and Narnia.
Expressive and efficient...sometimes verging on the brink of over-doing it.
There already is one.
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