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E. DeSapio

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  • Seven Lies about Catholic History: Infamous Myths about the Church's Past and How to Answer Them

  • By: Diane Moczar
  • Narrated by: Kevin F. Spalding
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

The world hates the Church that Jesus founded, just as He said it would (John 15:18). It reviles her doctrines, mocks her moral teachings and invents lies about her history. In every age, but especially in our modern day, historians and political powers have distorted the facts about her past (or just made up novel falsehoods from scratch) to make the Church, and the civilization it fostered, seem corrupt, backward, or simply evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly enlightening review of Catholic historical myths

  • By Brian Maes on 03-27-16

Performance Killed It

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-17

The content was interesting, though sometimes a bit repetitive. The performance was terrible. It was monotone and devoid of feeling. Sometimes the narrator went on to the next topic or sentence without pausing, making you wonder what he was reading from. Was there no punctuation or paragraphs?

I only listened for about two hours and put it aside. I don't know if I will go back to it. Maybe this would be better in book form.

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  • The Screwtape Letters

  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: John Cleese
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

John Cleese's performance brings The Screwtape Letters to life, conveying all the irony, comedy, and terror of this modern spiritual masterpiece.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Screwtape Letters

  • By Linda on 12-31-02

Life-changing

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-16

I listened to this a few years ago and was amazed at C S Lewis' understanding of human nature. It really gave me a fresh outlook on how to live my life. Recently, I recommended it for a Catholic book club I belong to and everyone loved it. We had a great discussion because there were so many insights to talk about.

  • Sinner

  • The Catholic Guy's Funny, Feeble Attempts to be a Faithful Catholic
  • By: Lino Rulli
  • Narrated by: Lino Rulli
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

What Catholic guy made money as an organ-grinder's assistant, spent one-on-one time with John Paul II, met a very nice Thai prostitute, and confessed his sins on a beanbag chair? Lino Rulli, of course! SiriusXM radio's "The Catholic Guy", Lino Rulli, has a style and personality not typically found in the world of religious media. In this fast and funny collection of stories from his own life, The Catholic Guy speaks honestly about his failures, successes, and embarrassing moments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book

  • By ROSE on 10-08-11

Kept Me Entertained

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-12

Very funny and well-performed. Perfect listening during my commute. It was not as much a book on religious insights, as it was an autobiography and Lino's sharing of his experiences, dilemmas and reflections on them.

The book rang true and I could relate to a lot of the anecdotes. I am sure a lot of other people can as well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Rite

  • The Making of a Modern Exorcist
  • By: Matt Baglio
  • Narrated by: Matt Baglio
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 289

The Rite describes the reality of demonic possession. It also traces the history of exorcism and and treats related topics such as satanic cults and black masses. Since Fr. Thomas was a skeptic and the author is a fact-seeking journalist, this book is more compelling even than the previous best-seller on this topic, The Exorcist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By VH on 01-06-11

Very Interesting; Wish Narration Had Been Better

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-12

Although the delivery was very mechanical, the material held my interest start to finish. The subject gave me quite a bit of insight into the theology of demons. The best part, for me, was the explanation of how demons came to be. This actually allowed me to reach a better understanding of the background of the covenant and the need for redemption by Jesus Christ.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful