LISTENER

Chris

Buda, TX, USA
  • 4
  • reviews
  • 43
  • helpful votes
  • 47
  • ratings
  • Gilgamesh

  • A New English Version
  • By: Stephen Mitchell - translator
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,701
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,179

This brilliant new treatment of the world's oldest epic is a literary event on par with Seamus Heaney's wildly popular Beowulf translation. Esteemed translator and best-selling author Stephen Mitchell energizes a heroic tale so old it predates Homer's Iliad by more than a millennium.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A defense of this "translation"

  • By George on 07-16-08

Great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-10

To take something as old as the Gilgamesh story and give it such a smooth modern translation is impressive. I wish I had given this a listen sooner.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

  • Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda
  • By: Swami Kriyananda
  • Narrated by: Swami Kriyananda
  • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

Rarely in a lifetime does a new spiritual classic appear that has the power to change people's lives and transform future generations. This is such a book. The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita: Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda shares the profound insights of Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, as remembered by one of his few remaining direct disciples, Swami Kriyananda.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelent Read, Very Informative

  • By Donald on 07-05-07

Interesting

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-10

A very detailed look at the Gita. It was interesting, but I found a lot of it too sure and narrow minded to get into.

3 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Listener's Bible

  • English Standard Version
  • By: Fellowship for the Performing Arts
  • Narrated by: Max McLean
  • Length: 75 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 415

Max McLean brings his compelling voice and artistic narrative skills to the ESV Bible. This Gold Medallion-winning new translation combines a word-for-word translation approach with a literary beauty that is perfect for the oral expression of God's Word.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK

  • By Chris on 09-19-09

OK

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-09

Probably the best option on Audible at the moment. The translation isn't what I'd hoped for. Mostly I have to give this 3 stars because of the formatting. It's split into 37 different files. This makes it a bit of a pain to organize. The book of Psalms was messed up and there are no chapters for it. For the largest book in the bible that makes going through it hard. Psalms also would lock up my mp3 player at times.

36 of 36 people found this review helpful

  • Sayings of the Buddha

  • The Dhammapada
  • By: Buddha (translated by Thomas Byron)
  • Narrated by: Jacob Needleman
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Some sources say that the Buddha was born on or around April 8, 563 B.C. How many years have you been around without discovering his wisdom? According to tradition, the words of The Dhammapada come directly from the mouth of Buddha. This translation in particular is among the most poetic and spiritually insightful.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent in its wisdom

  • By Tyrone on 05-05-03

Great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-09

I think the reader sounds fine and the material comes across very clearly.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful