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  • Shinto: The Way Home

  • Dimensions of Asian Spirituality
  • By: Thomas P. Kasulis
  • Narrated by: Dean Sluyter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

Nine out of ten Japanese claim some affiliation with Shinto, but in the West the religion remains the least studied of the major Asian spiritual traditions. It is so interlaced with Japanese cultural values and practices that scholarly studies usually focus on only one of its dimensions: Shinto as a "nature religion", an "imperial state religion", a "primal religion", or a "folk amalgam of practices and beliefs". Thomas Kasulis' fresh approach to Shinto explains with clarity and economy how these different aspects interrelate.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Limited information on actual Shinto practice.

  • By John O'Neill on 05-03-17

Great content, poor narration. Overall positive.

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

Fascinating, disappointingly poor narration. Mispronounced common words, alternated pronunciation of Amaterasu sentence to sentence. Excellent content though, commentary largely reserved for the end.

Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13
    
    
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    Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    7,643 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,643
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,657

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best audio book in the series

  • By Bill on 08-31-11

Solid story, distractingly bad performance

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

Reviewed: 03-23-15

It's very difficult to take over for another actor. I understand this. Mr. Glover was faced with a difficult challenge. This was a very poor performance. The most disappointing thing is being in the middle of an emotional scene, then having a critical sentence bisected, the second half of the first sentence becoming some strange mutant, read without understanding even enough context to notice what happened. Despite James Marsters' problems with words like "writhed" and "wreathed", he at least delivered, from day one, an excellent presentation. Glover's voices were largely uninspired, delivery of pop culture references sound like he's never heard any before, and his strange inflection and punctuation were distracting. looking forward to returning to Marsters.