I have had the priviledge of doing a retreat with the writer many years ago. I was looking forward to listening to the book since I am a psychoptherapist. I gave up due to the difficulty of trying to understand what was being said. The language barrier is a reality with this audio book.
The book is an excellent book. I have read several of Karen Armstrong's books and find them important in today's happenings. However the narrator is dreadful! He is dull and annoying! I agree with others, he has mangled pronounciation of names and terms and it is very difficult to listen to the book, knowing the correct pronounciation. It took me awhile to figure out he was talking about the Shia's when he was saying, "Shure-RIa" and "Shure-ease" Read the book and ask the publisher to get another reader to do the book justice.
The book starts out great! I couldn't stop listening to it. I stayed up late at night just to get further in the book. I wondered is this the beginning of the end? What will happen to the world? I even thought twice before answering my cell phone! Boom, Bang, Boom, the book was over, and it just seemed like he got tired of writing. The pulse of the book was great until the end! The reader had really no concrete idea what was the outcome for even the main characters. I was very let down. Maybe, there will be a sequal to answer these questions but I doubt I would buy it at this point.
This book is an excellent bridge between spirituality and science. The facinating discoveries in physics actually affirm faith rather than challenge it. Refreshing read from a spiritual giant. Fundamentalists the world over would benefit from his ballanced view of life.
It's a great presentation of some of the more difficult ethical questions involving bio-technologies. It is presented with solid logic and clarity.
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