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  • Lessons in Hope

  • My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II
  • By: George Weigel
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 66

In Lessons in Hope, George Weigel tells the story of his unique friendship with St. John Paul II. As Weigel learns the pope "from inside", he also offers a firsthand account of the tumult of post-Vatican II Catholicism and the Cold War's endgame, introducing listeners to the heroes who brought down European communism. Later, he shows us the aging pope grappling with the post-9/11 world order and teaching new lessons in dignity through his own suffering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of Lesson’s in Hope

  • By Anonymous User on 11-26-17

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

George Weigel does a great job giving us the ins and outs of his journey. He provides great depth and insight.

  • Agincourt

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Charles Keating
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,309

Young Nicholas Hook is dogged by a curse, haunted by what he has failed to do and banished for what he has done. A wanted man in England, he is driven to fight as a mercenary archer in France, where he finds two things he can love: his instincts as a fighting man, and a girl in trouble. Together they survive the notorious massacre at Soissons, an event that shocks all Christendom. With no options left, Hook heads home to England, where his capture means certain death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What is WITH that music?

  • By Lois on 08-26-15

Good, but overuse of profanity.

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

What did you love best about Agincourt?

A pretty good story for the most part. The only disappointment was the extreme use of profanity. It seemed liked he was compensating for the lack of character development by overusing profantiy. G-damn this and that over and over...

Would you be willing to try another book from Bernard Cornwell? Why or why not?

Yes

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

Great narration and ability to modify his own voice to fit characters in the story.

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

No