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Identity Audiobook

Identity

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Publisher's Summary

It is said what it is to persist in time, and on that basis it is shown that time-travel, teleportation, and other mainstays of science fiction are impossible.

©2016 J.-M. Kuczynski (P)2016 J.-M. Kuczynski

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    SCOTT 09-26-16
    SCOTT 09-26-16
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    "Lucid and pure, a beautiful book"
    Where does Identity rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In terms of content, top two or three, in terms of narration, top 10.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The combination of discursive and narrative elements. It was rigorous, like a mathematical proof, and yet lyrical, poetic, and entertaining (also funny!)


    What about Clive Johnson’s performance did you like?

    Very British, in a good way; clear, articulates the material well.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Deep and hard


    Any additional comments?

    The author should make some shorter books that are written just for audio. I got the feeling that this was originally written to be read. It flows well, and I liked it, but sometimes the internal references are bit confusing.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Norman 10-08-16
    Norman 10-08-16
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    "a perfect book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Identity to be better than the print version?

    yes. it is like tolstoy, in that it flows so well, but also philosophical. like the last chapter of war and peace


    What did you like best about this story?

    the part about 'thinghood' being about 'dynamic and predictive integrity.' all the cool phrases, which bundled together cool concepts.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    all of it.


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

    the narrator was wonderful.


    Any additional comments?

    utterly worth it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wim 10-05-16
    Wim 10-05-16
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    "nice prose, good narration"
    What did you love best about Identity?

    that it was analysis, but was also story-like in some ways, i liked the narrator too.


    What other book might you compare Identity to and why?

    something by john macmurray, old school philosophy, back when thinkers were really thinkers. spontaneous but disciplined


    Have you listened to any of Clive Johnson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes, religion. religion was better.


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

    the part about the butterfly.


    Any additional comments?

    i didn't know how much there was to know about such a simple concept

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Florence 10-10-16
    Florence 10-10-16
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    "a profound analysis of something we don't analyze"
    What did you love best about Identity?

    the coolness of the narrator, like a james bond villain


    What did you like best about this story?

    the way it built up, steadily, carefully playing narrative and analytical elements off of each other


    Have you listened to any of Clive Johnson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes, they are all good. clive johnson is consistently good.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    that there are two kinds of identity.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    9/27/16
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    "Authoritative and beautiful"
    What did you like most about Identity?

    the distinction between the two kinds of identity


    What did you like best about this story?

    the explanation of identity and individuation


    Which character – as performed by Clive Johnson – was your favourite?

    philosophy book, no characters


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

    the narration was beautiful


    Any additional comments?

    author and narrative did a great job

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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