From Ray Bradbury, yes; Stephen Hoye, no.
It would be more enjoyable if there was a story. It seems like Bradbury wanted to be a Futurist more than he wanted to be an author on this one. His ideas are interesting and sort of accurate sometimes, but the story takes a backseat to his futuristic predictions. Most of it is just people sitting around talking. It's not really that interesting.
No. His voice was very annoying and did not suit the character in this book at all. His voice was monotone and it seemed like he tried to overcompensate for that, making it sound annoying and distracting. He did not do a good job at accurately portraying the emotions and he couldn't perform the female characters with any believability. I think if anyone is interested in reading this book, it would be much more enjoyable the old fashioned way: on paper.
I've read this story many times. Edgar Allen Poe is my favorite author. What makes this audio book so worth while is the amazing performance by B.J. Harrison. I've seen this story butchered many times by terrible acting but this was just brilliant. I imagine this is just how Poe pictured it as he wrote it.
If you have never heard of the Red Letter Christians, this book will be a great introduction to who they are. If you follow the Red Letter Christians and are familiar with their theology, this book hardly scratches the surface. Don't expect to go deeper. There are more profound blogs on their website than what was discussed in this book. Don't get me wrong, there were about three parts that I thought made excellent points; however, if you are already aware of who the Red Letter Christians are, there really are no surprises in this book and you won't learn anything new from it.
No. Good or bad, right or wrong, I love studying religion.
The narrators voices were pretty annoying but especially the guy doing Shane Claiborne's voice. It was so high pitched and whimsical. I think Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne should have read this book themselves, since it is their dialogue.
Two people talking back and forth for over 7 hours? No.
That it was forced on me
I'm tired of looking at this thing in my library. Get rid of it and don't install things in my account that I'm not interested in.
Yes and No. There are some fantastic and exciting moments in this book but it is really, really long. Sometimes it went on huge tangents and explained every mundane detail. I would say that if you have the patience to sit through the dull moments to read the very exciting ones, yes I recommend it to you. If you don't have the patience to get through the unnecessary details, you probably won't make it to the end of this one.
This performance was pretty brilliant for the most part. All the characters voices were very distinct and he really drew the emotion out of them. There were two characters that I thought he played poorly, but overall, he did a great job.
No. Too much detail to begin with. I don't need more.
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