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  • The Didymus Contingency

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jeremy Robinson
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (448)
    Performance
    (399)
    Story
    (404)

    If you could go back in time...and witness any event...where would you go? When Dr. Tom Greenbaum faces that question after successfully discovering the secret to time travel, he knows the time, place, and event he will witness: the death and failed resurrection of Jesus Christ. Dr. David Goodman, Tom's colleague and closest friend follows Tom into the past, attempting to avert a time-space catastrophe, but forces beyond their control toss them into a dangerous end game.

    Wesley says: "Not what I expected at all."
    "Fascinating tour of Jesus ministry"
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    As a born and practicing Christian I have long felt that the Biblical images of Jesus and his followers was unrealistic. We are told "Jesus wept"; we are never told that Jesus laughed. The essence of Christ is the human/divine conjunction; yet we are not given that perspective from the establishment religions.
    The author provided me an exercise in that realm for which I am deeply thankful. At times I felt the narrator was annoying - which is why I held back one star. That should not preclude anyone from enjoying this tale - I tend to be rather - - - with a couple of favored readers. This was my first journey with this one.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Elvenbane

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Andre Norton, Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Aasne Vigesaa
    Overall
    (714)
    Performance
    (626)
    Story
    (621)

    Two masters of epic fantasy have combined in this brilliant collaboration to create a rousing tale. This is the story of Shana, a half-breed born of the forbidden union of an Elvenlord father with a human mother. Her exiled mother dead, Shana was rescued and raised by dragons, a proud, ancient race who existed unbeknownst to elven or human kind. From birth, Shana was the embodiment of the Prophecy that the all-powerful Elvenlords feared. Her destiny is the enthralling adventure of a lifetime.

    Jo Dangerously says: "A fun listen"
    "Excellent Dragon Elven Human conflict fantasy"
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    In my opinion this work stands alone - even though it is the first in a series that ended with the passing of Andre Norton with the third book. At the moment I am inclined to not read any of the remaining two books. This was a good work - reading the synopsis of 2 and 3, I think I will pass!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Tamim Ansary
    • Narrated By Tamim Ansary
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (542)
    Performance
    (388)
    Story
    (379)

    Until about 1800, the West and the Islamic realm were like two adjacent, parallel universes, each assuming itself to be the center of the world while ignoring the other. As Europeans colonized the globe, the two world histories intersected and the Western narrative drove the other one under. The West hardly noticed, but the Islamic world found the encounter profoundly disrupting.

    David says: "A history of the world before the West mattered"
    "Disappointing"
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    I purchased this title thinking that it would be a definitive work of historical Islam. I often found myself thinking that there was a high degree of justification for the early excesses of Islam's pioneers.
    In the end I found myself wanting more current historical perspective. What was there felt highly biased.
    The narrator (author) tended toward monotone delivery. There was occasional bursts of animated delivery, far too infrequent for my ear.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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