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chad

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  • Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Milton
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (159)

    Paradise Lost, along with its companion piece, Paradise Regained, remain the most successful attempts at Greco-Roman style epic poetry in the English language. Remarkably enough, they were written near the end of John Milton's amazing life, a bold testimonial to his mental powers in old age. And, since he had gone completely blind in 1652, 15 years prior to Paradise Lost, he dictated it and all his other works to his daughter.

    thomas says: "SELL YOUR SHIRT FOR THIS AUDIO BOOK!"
    "Interesting."
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    Would you listen to Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained again? Why?

    I would listen again. One, because it's necessary to understand everything that Milton is trying to say and two, it's very interesting. It makes you think about Christianity from multiple angles which takes you down trails of thought that you may have never ventured before.


    What about Charlton Griffin’s performance did you like?

    Mr Griffon's performance was great. I couldn't ask for more than he delivered in this audio.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    You could not take this all in one sitting. Unless you're very comfortable with Olde English and very versed in all the literary references. I am/was not. It would have taken me over 48 hours straight.


    Any additional comments?

    Gets sleepy at times. Easy to get lost in the language and references. Be prepared to rewind alot. Also helpfull to have some sort of study guide to reference while listening.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Night

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Elie Wiesel
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2125)
    Performance
    (907)
    Story
    (919)

    Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Gold Medal, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel offers an unforgettable account of Hitler's horrific reign of terror in Night. This definitive edition features a new translation from the original French by Wiesel's wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel.

    Ella says: "This book consumed me"
    "Missed Opportunity..."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a unique opportunity to read a first-hand account of what went on.


    What other book might you compare Night to and why?

    One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich is a similar book I found more interesting. You get a first-hand account of a Russian Goulag. I think that was a better read. The author goes into exceptional detail placing you there along with him.


    Any additional comments?

    I was a little disappointed in the book. I felt Elie Wiesel had a real opportunity to share much more than he did. I think it took a lot of courage to write what he did, but the book comes off a bit shallow to me. He almost speaks of the events he went through as though he’s giving a play by play account of his ordeal. I wish he had provided more insight to his feelings toward religion, his fellow man, his survival instincts, his ethics, morals. I suspect, if you were to go through something such as Mr Wiesel did, you would question and analyze everything you believed. He opened up a little bit, but I wanted to know much more. You can now get very good accounts of what happened on cable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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