The narrator simply failed on most all the male voices. It deeply brought me out of the book too often. Unfortunately, I decided to skip the audiobook and read it myself after 3 unbearable chapters.
If you're looking at this title to get an in-depth, comic insight into Penn Jillette's views on god and atheist, keep looking. This title is nothing but Penn telling random stories about sex in space, how he "doesn't know" anything, and some custom tailored suits him and Teller have to use.
Sure, each story is in someway tied to Penn's belief and part of his 'journey' I guess, but unless you REALLY care about Penn Jillete the person, this is a title you should probably pass.
With that said, the stories do have entertainment value and are a decent listen as long as you're not expecting god and atheism. Him having read this himself is a giant plus.
Yes. It's a great title to just 'throw on' anytime.
Julia Sweeney's performance is amazing, and her personal stories of discovery as something many people should able to relate to. With a comic twist, Sweeney is able to eloquently communicate her path to non-belief.
#1! The production quality is absolutely amazing. The idea of having voice ACTING with 40 cast members rather than just narration with a handful is genius. Sound effects, 5.1 surround sound audio, it all really puts you in the middle of the story.
Ender's Game is one of my (and many other's) all time favorite novels. It's one of those books where you can just enjoy yourself or easily kill a few minutes opening the book to a random chapter and just start reading.
This audioplay takes the story to a whole new level. If you've never experienced Ender's Game before, I would start with this audioplay. Rather go read the book first. After you've done that, come back and listen to this audioplay which has better production quality than the Hollywood movie.
I REALLY wish this type of production is increased here at Audible.
The character development was great. It really sets the stage of the ethical thought experiment tht Card lays out.
Nothing. Aside from Ender's Game, this is the best book of the series.
Rob Inglis' narrations of Tolkein's work is by far in my opinion the greatest of any book every recorded. He does the voices well, has a great rythm, and a perfect accent. Possibly the only one you'd want reading Tolkein.
By far Gandalf. Then again, I've always been of fan of the old, wise men with beards in any story.
Tolkein practically invented the fantasy genre and while much of this seems cliche now, it was all original when it was written. This is one of my favorite pieces of work of all time.
Hitchens is an excellent speaker, and it really shows in this wonderful author narration.
There isn't much anything new in this book. Hitchens does a great job supplying wonderful anectdotes, references, and data to support his points. However, for most non-believers, most of the points he makes are self-evident and we've either heard it all before, or don't require the level of detail Hitchens provides.
I wouldn't reccomend this to anyone already a fan of Hitchens or anyone who has already subscribed to reason. However, if you're new to Hitchens, atheism, free thought, this is an excellent listen.
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