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Dallas, TX, USA

  • 3 reviews
  • 14 ratings
  • 40 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • Valis

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    This disorienting and bleakly funny work is about a schizophrenic hero named Horselover Fat, the hidden mysteries of Gnostic Christianity, and reality as revealed through a pink laser. Valis is a theological detective story, in which God is both a missing person and the perpetrator of the ultimate crime.

    Devon says: "Bizarro, Sacrilegous"
    "Bizarro, Sacrilegous"

    Off-beat, surreal, sacrilegous, sordid, and almost no robots involved, at all. Its a twisted hallucinogenic tale of improvised dogma based on science-fiction constructs. Its like a Phillip K. Dick version of scientology. Reminded me of Fuceault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco.
    Valis is like Naked Lunch meets Life of Brian. Very sublte humor. Who knew irreverent science fiction could be so much fun?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Moby Dick

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Herman Melville
    • Narrated By William Hootkins

    Over a century and a half after its publication, Moby Dick still stands as an indisputable literary classic. It is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself.

    S. Barrett says: "Not bad at all!"
    "Blood and Thunder"

    Split you lungs with blood and thunder,
    when you see the white, whale!
    Break your backs and crack your oars men,
    if you wish to prevail!
    This ivory leg is what compels me,
    harpoons thrust in the sky!
    Aim directly for his broken brow,
    and look him straight in the eye!

    I am Captain Ahab...if am not back by spring forward my mail to me in the south pacific.
    And, if I am not back my summer, forward my mail to me in hell!

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Screwtape Letters

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By John Cleese

    John Cleese's performance brings The Screwtape Letters to life, conveying all the irony, comedy, and terror of this modern spiritual masterpiece.

    Linda says: "The Screwtape Letters"
    "Fun! Brilliant! Virtuous!"

    Fun! - This book is a quick collection of letters from an arch-fiend to a subordinate temptor-fiend regarding one individual man's progress-and lack of progress-towards hell; as read by John Cleese! Cleese gives an appropriately bombastic and poignant performance as arch-fiend Uncle Screwtape. Each letter is more surpising than the last. The author, C.S. Lewis has some very shocking opinions concerning virtuous living. For example, Lewis asserts that the Enemy of the Devils sees very few humans applying to His Office at an old age, as in the addage: "The Good Die Young." This is in the context of England during the First World War.

    Brilliant! - The author covers the broad spectrum of virtues and vices faced by men of all ages. The message is that only action defines real faith.

    Virtuous! - I feel the book is an examination of real virtue against progressivism both in and outside the context of the static values of Judeo-Christianity. Let's hope that readers of all beiliefs-and lack of beliefs-take some action.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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