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Seeker77

Dunkirk, MD United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 574 titles in library
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  • The Book of Mormon

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Joseph Smith, Church of the Latter-day Saints
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (91)

    Here is an audio edition of the sacred text of the Latter-Day Saint movement that followers believe contains the writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent from approximately 2200 B.C. to A.D. 421. A fascinating listen for religious scholars and denominational adherents alike.

    Jared says: "Very poor production"
    "It could have been half the length!"
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    What disappointed you about The Book of Mormon?

    All of the chapter and verse numbers were narrated along with the text. There are two significant problems with this, it could have been half the length and it was extremely distracting. Every other sentence was, "1 Nephi 8:10", etc. for about 30 hours. I understand that some people like to quote chapter and verse but is an audiobook the place for that? Personally, I think not.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The text is enriching and brought me to a closer understanding of my own faith. The narrator was very good too except that the producers made him read all of the chapter and verse numbers.


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

    I would never have read the book. So I guess Sean made that possible.


    Any additional comments?

    For the love of God, make a new recording without the chapter and verse numbers, please.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Ulysses

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Norton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (776)
    Performance
    (494)
    Story
    (479)

    Ulysses is regarded by many as the single most important novel of the 20th century. It tells the story of one day in Dublin, June 16th 1904, largely through the eyes of Stephen Dedalus (Joyce's alter ego from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) and Leopold Bloom, an advertising salesman. Both begin a normal day, and both set off on a journey around the streets of Dublin, which eventually brings them into contact with one another.

    A User says: "Ulysses (Unabridged)"
    "Brilliant Production!"
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    James Joyce and his contemporaries changed the face of Literature. Ulysses is obviously an amazing achievement. This said, the monsterous thing is barely comprehensible to read.

    The producers of this audiobook have done everything in their power to make Ulysses intelligible. It is an absolutely brilliant production. Jim Norton might just be a genius.

    If you like strangeness and mental puzzles or if you are a Literature scholar this is the book for you. I guess I should give Joyce's story five stars but the only thing that made it entertaing for me was the stunning narration and I personally rate stories on their entertainment value.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1984: New Classic Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By George Orwell
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4127)
    Performance
    (2669)
    Story
    (2700)

    George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

    Customer Bob says: "Great Book, With an Amazing Narrator"
    "I guess it's a classic if you say so."
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    Any additional comments?

    I understand why 1984 matters. If we allow ourselves to be controlled blindly by a system of authority and cease to think for ourselves, we lose our sense of self and lose our free will. I get it but, honestly, I just don't like such sad stories unless they have a few "grave diggers" in them and this one sure doesn't. Listen anyway because it's a classic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith
    • Narrated By Scott Holst
    Overall
    (6883)
    Performance
    (5251)
    Story
    (5333)

    While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

    Haden says: "My friends thought I was crazy."
    "It was okay."
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    Any additional comments?

    It's not a bad book but I definitely wasn't enthralled like I thought I would be and I am pretty easily enthralled. The performance was well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gnostic Gospels

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Elaine Pagels
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    Overall
    (327)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (141)

    The Gnostic Gospels provides engaging listening for those seeking a broader perspective on the early development of Christianity. Author and noted scholar Elaine Pagels suggests that Christianity could have developed quite differently if Gnostic texts had become part of the Christian canon.

    Colin says: "A must-read"
    "This title is not a reading of the Gnostic Gospels"
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    Any additional comments?

    The topic was interesting, well written and well read but I was expecting a reading of Gnostic Scriptures and that I did not get.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • New American Standard Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (89 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Foundation Publications
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (98)

    Since its completion in 1971, the New American Standard Bible has been widely embraced as "the most literally accurate English translation" from the original languages. Millions of people, students, scholars, pastors, missionaries, and laypersons alike, trust the NASB, learning from it and applying it to the challenges of their daily lives. Discover what the original text says, word for word.

    Ricardo says: "Good to Have Bible on Audio"
    "It's long but totally worth it!"
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    Where does New American Standard Bible rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'm not going to tell you that it is the most entertaing audiobook I've listened to but it has had the biggest impact on me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.


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

    I would never have read it without a narrator, so, he made it so I could. He was really good too.


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

    The four gospels are moving and enlightning. A beautiful experience,


    Any additional comments?

    Some chunks of the old testament are unbelievably dull but keep going it's worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Koran

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Trout Lake Media
    • Narrated By Alec Sand
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (75)

    The Koran is not only one of the most influential books of prophetic literature but also a literary masterpiece in it’s own right. Universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of God as revealed to Mohammed by the Angel Gabriel nearly 1,400 years ago, the Koran still provides the rules of conduct fundamental to the Arab way of life.

    Thomas says: "A Clear and Sober Reading"
    "Useful Information"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    It helped me understand my own religion better.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I didn't really like it, per se but it wasn't horrible. It was a bit slow and some continuous bad pronunciation. How do you pronounce scourge?


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

    It made me realize why I could never be Muslim, no disrespect to those that are but many parts of the text describe the exact opposite of my own beliefs. However, it is a must read for anyone interested in religions and I would think, every Muslim.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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