This is a well written book and read by someone who has an understanding of the situations and the history that the writer talks about.
The stories took you right there. You felt like you were right there with Muhammad and followed the believers through the centuries.
Audio books always bring better understanding because the speaker brings understanding by inflections, pauses and tones. They were all in the right place in this book.
There is definitely more to learn about Islam but this is a very good starting place.
Perhaps Masood Farivar knew what parts of his life might be interesting to others. There is a lot of humor in this book - very dry humor which I love. It is a biography of the life of someone who's home land is Afganistan. It was a window to his world and not just what all he did and where he was but about how he felt about things: thoughts and feelings. Mr. Farivar is a very good story teller.
The author weaves the story like any good storyteller. Like how he talks about his beard at different times throughout the story. He is very respectful of everyone he talks about and his humor is woven into the story like an artist.
I have never heard Christopher Lane as far as I know but I would look for his name as someone I enjoy listening to. He sounded like he was the author himself. He knew just how to read it and the inflections in the right places.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning more about the world we live in.
This book would be best for someone who already knows something about Atlantis and enjoys the telling of all the details like how big the city was, where there were waterways and if the land was flat and mountains high and what did the buildings look like. If you can imagine much detail and keep it all in your head at once so that you can almost see the place in your mind, this would be good for you.
Walter Parks may have a different intended audience. I am sure there are people who would love this book. He is largely quoting Plato about the description of the place in the first part of this book. I don't know if that is the way it is all the way through this book because I did not make it to the end.
This is the most monotoned reading I have ever heard. But the Lynn Benson would not have had much to go on. When you are reading descriptions of a place, on and on, how could you sound too excited?
I didn't get to the part where there were any characters.
This was one of the few books I was unable to finish.
I love most audio books but other great books need to move over to let this one in. The reader sounds like the author! You wonder how there can be so much to be said about this subject but it is spot-on. There were many times where I would think: you saw me do that? And it would make me laugh in the way it was presented.
I would compare this book to "The Spontaneous Healing of Belief" and the book "The Secret." These books help you understand that you need to focus on what you want out of life and not to focus on what you don't want. They talk about human behavior and beliefs and how thoughts and emotions can manifest your life.
The pauses and inflections were in all the right places. It sounded like he wrote the book himself and that he had great knowledge on the subject.
There were some funny stories in there. I liked the story about thinking about white bears and how that story kept coming up in other areas of the book.
I would recommend this book to anyone. But if anyone is struggling with addiction of any kind, this is a must-read. It does bring understanding about human behavior to anyone.
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