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Craig

Very eclectic when it comes to books & music.

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  • The Four Loves

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By C.S. Lewis
    Overall
    (431)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (194)

    In this remarkable recording, C.S. Lewis shows why millions of readers have acclaimed him the greatest spokesman for Christianity in the twentieth century. In a resonant, baritone voice, Lewis explores the nature of the four Greek words that are translated love in English: "storge" (affection), "philia" (friendship), "eros" (sexual or romantic love) and "agape" (selfless love).

    William says: "Insightful Views on Love"
    "Not His Best Book, But Great Hearing Lewis' Voice"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Four Loves the most enjoyable?

    Hearing Lewis read the book himself!


    What other book might you compare The Four Loves to and why?

    I really can't think of one at the moment.


    What does C.S. Lewis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Again, hearing Lewis read the book himself.


    What did you learn from The Four Loves that you would use in your daily life?

    Finding different ways to love.


    Any additional comments?

    As a Classical Greek minor, I was a little disappointed that Lewis (a Greek scholar himself) only discussed four words for love in Greek. There are at least seven that I'm aware of. Despite this flaw, however, I highly recommend this audiobook, even though I'm an Atheist. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (360)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (160)

    In this book, C.S. Lewis tells of his search for joy, a spiritual journey that led him from the Christianity of his early youth into atheism and then back to Christianity.

    connie says: "Not what I expected"
    "Very Compelling And Enjoyable Listening"
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    What did you love best about Surprised by Joy?

    Hearing the details of Lewis' early life and his almost accidental conversion to Christianity.


    What other book might you compare Surprised by Joy to and why?

    Lewis' "A Grief Observed," as both give you insight into Lewis' life: one his early life and conversion, the other his crisis of faith and grief over the death of his wife.


    What does Ralph Cosham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Cosham is a very excellent reader, and his inflections and overall delivery exude his thorough familiarity with the text. For me, this made listening to the audiobook a superior experience to my just plodding through the text on my own.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Lewis' comment regarding finding a friend: something like, "What? You too? I thought I was the only one!"


    Any additional comments?

    A must for Lewis lovers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C. S. Lewis: Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 1 min)
    • By C. S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (60)

    This is an extensive collection of short essays and other pieces by C. S. Lewis that have been brought together in one volume for the first time. As well as his many books, letters, and poems, Lewis also wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defense of faith but also on various ethical issues and on the nature of literature and storytelling. In this essay collection we find a treasure trove of Lewis' reflections on diverse topics.

    Craig says: "All You'll Ever Need As Far As Lewis' Essays Go"
    "All You'll Ever Need As Far As Lewis' Essays Go"
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    What made the experience of listening to C. S. Lewis the most enjoyable?

    Lewis' fine mind, even though I disagree with him as an Atheist.


    What did you like best about this story?

    See the above comment.


    Have you listened to any of Ralph Cosham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. It was another Lewis audiobook, I think. He is a consistently excellent reader.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but it is *way* too long to do that.


    Any additional comments?

    C. S. Lewis is the greatest Christian apologist of the 20th Century.... hell, of *any* century. Whether you're a Christian who agrees with him or an Atheist like me, you'll appreciate his great intellect and fine use of the English language.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!: More Magical Tales from the Author of 'God, No!'

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Penn Jillette
    • Narrated By Penn Jillette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (619)
    Performance
    (580)
    Story
    (582)

    Let's be honest - nobody has more fun than atheists. Don’t believe it? Well, consider this: For nonbelievers, every day you’re alive is a day to celebrate! And no one celebrates life to the fullest like Penn Jillette - the larger, louder half of legendary magic duo Penn & Teller - whose spectacularly witty and sharply observant essays in Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday! will entertain zealots and skeptics alike.

    Marc Worley says: "Yes, he curses"
    "Again, Funny & Unwaveringly Honest"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, both my atheist friends & my religious friends, because it is way funny & brutally honest.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The mixture of humor & truth, just like the first book, "God, No!"


    Have you listened to any of Penn Jillette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. I listened to "God,No!" Both audiobooks are five stars across the board.


    If you could give Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! a new subtitle, what would it be?

    The Real Truth, Whether You Like It Or Not


    Any additional comments?

    Again, not for the faint of heart.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Penn Jillette
    • Narrated By Penn Jillette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1720)
    Performance
    (1559)
    Story
    (1558)

    From the larger, louder half of the world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller comes a scathingly funny reinterpretation of The Ten Commandments. They are The Penn Commandments, and they reveal one outrageous and opinionated atheist’s experience in the world.

    Paul says: "More memoir than theology"
    "Funny & Unwaveringly Honest"
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    What did you love best about God, No!?

    The mixture of humor and truth.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Penn Jillette! He is extremely funny and unwaveringly honest.


    Have you listened to any of Penn Jillette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I've listened to the sequel to this audiobook. I'd say that both audiobooks are five stars across the board!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I *wanted* to, but it was too long to do that, as I ran out of amphetamines. LOL!


    Any additional comments?

    This is not for the faint of heart.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angela's Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Frank McCourt
    • Narrated By Frank McCourt
    Overall
    (2647)
    Performance
    (1422)
    Story
    (1425)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.

    Karen says: "A classic book *and* a classic audiobook"
    "The Best Book Ever"
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    Where does Angela's Ashes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is in the #1 position!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the fact that, although the story contains an immense amount of suffering, tragedy and sorrow, there is also such great love and hope.


    What about Frank McCourt’s performance did you like?

    I *loved* the fact that this book was read by Frank McCourt, the only one who could read properly, really. For example, when he recounts the songs his father would sing, Frank McCourt actually *sings* the songs, rather than just reading the lyrics.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A film *has* been made of this book! If you don't own it on DVD, you should get it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JPS Tanakh: The Jewish Bible, Audio Version

    • UNABRIDGED (61 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By The Jewish Publication Society
    • Narrated By Michael Bernstein, Theodore Bikel, Bruce Feiler, and others
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (52)

    The JPS TANAKH: The Jewish Bible, audio version, is a recorded version of the JPS TANAKH, the most widely read English translation of the Hebrew, or Jewish, Bible. Produced and recorded for The Jewish Publication Society (JPS) by The Jewish Braille Institute (JBI), this complete, unabridged audio version features over 60 hours of readings by 13 narrators.

    Laura says: "Excellent Readers"
    "Great translation!"
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    What made the experience of listening to JPS Tanakh the most enjoyable?

    The talent of the readers.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Moses, because he was a multi-faceted personality.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Again, Moses.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was built up spiritually.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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