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  • How Great Is Our God: Classic Writings from History's Greatest Christian Thinkers in Contemporary Language |  Ignatius,C. S. Lewis,John Calvin, Augustine,Dietrich Bonhoeffer,Thomas Aquinas,Martin Luther,John Wesley,Karl Barth

    How Great Is Our God: Classic Writings from History's Greatest Christian Thinkers in Contemporary Language

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ignatius, C. S. Lewis, John Calvin, and others
    • Narrated By Bill DeWees
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    Daily readings drawn from every century and every tradition of the Christian faith. Christianity through the ages... Ignatius, C.S. Lewis, John Calvin, Augustine, Catherine of Siena, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Polycarp, John Wesley, Karl Barth, and Billy Sunday. These names, and so many others, fill the pages of church history. Yet they remain strangers to most of us. How Great Is Our God will introduce you to Christianity’s most influential thinkers from every century and every tradition—modernized for today’s reader.

    Alan Rither says: "Tedious"
  • The Sot-Weed Factor | John Barth

    The Sot-Weed Factor

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John Barth
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
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    Considered by critics to be Barth's most distinguished novel, The Sot-Weed Factor has acquired the status of a modern classic. Set in the late 1600s, it recounts the chaotic odyssey of the hapless, ungainly Ebeneezer Cooke. Cooke is sent to the New World to oversee his father's tobacco business and to record the struggles of the Maryland colony in an epic poem. On his mission, he is captured by pirates and Indians; loses his father's estate to roguish impostors; falls in love with a former prostitute; and meets a gallery of treacherous characters who continually switch identities.

    Janice says: "An adventure full of bawdy humour, wit and wonder"
  • The Floating Opera and The End of the Road | John Barth

    The Floating Opera and The End of the Road

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Barth
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    The Floating Opera and The End of the Road are John Barth's first two novels. Both concern strange, consuming love triangles and the destructive effect of an overactive intellect on human emotions. Separately they give two very different views of a universal human drama.

    Darwin8u says: "Like a Nabokov shot taken with a line of Camus"
  • Lost in the Funhouse | John Barth

    Lost in the Funhouse

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By John Barth
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    John Barth's lively, highly original collection of short pieces is a major landmark of experimental fiction. Though many of the stories gathered here were published separately, there are several themes common to them all, giving them new meaning in the context of this collection.

    A. Attella says: "Need a quiet space and no distractions."
  • Chimera | John Barth

    Chimera

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By John Barth
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    In Chimera, John Barth injects his signature wit into the tales of Scheherezade of the Thousand and One Nights; Perseus, the slayer of Medusa; and Bellerophon, who tamed the winged horse Pegasus. In a book that the Washington Post called "stylishly maned, tragically songful, and serpentinely elegant", Barth retells these tales from varying perspectives, examining the myths' relationship to reality and their resonance with the contemporary world.

    Erez says: "Brilliant, but left me unfulfilled"
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