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Durham, N/A, United Kingdom
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  • The Adventure of English

  • The Biography of a Language
  • By: Melvyn Bragg
  • Narrated by: Robert Powell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,479

This is the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. The Adventure of English is not only an enthralling story of power, religion, and trade, but also the story of people, and how their lives continue to change the extraordinary language that is English.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Many Of Course monments

  • By Leigh A on 10-21-05

Perfect for Audio

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-06

This is a great book to listen to. It's good to be able to listen to how the words actually sound, rather than trying to imagine what they would sound like when read off a page.

Enjoyed the book tremendously and highly recommend it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass (Aged 45 3/4)

  • By: Adrian Plass
  • Narrated by: Adrian Plass
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Adrian Plass in now in demand after his account of "serious spiritual experiences" in The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass (aged 37 3/4). As Adrian gathers regularly with his support group, we meet old friends like his long-suffering wife Anne, their son Gerald, loony and lovable Leonard Thynn, and Doreen Cook, who are as religious as ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A funny look at the church

  • By Adriel on 04-14-06

A funny look at the church

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-06

Adrian Plass has a wonderful way of looking at the way Christians behave, and the gap between what they really are and what they appear to be in public. It's full of British humour (he warns that Americans do not understand irony). It's a wonderfully encouraging book and life giving book. WAARNING: Not for anyone who takes the church too seriously.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • The Return of the Prodigal Son

  • By: Henri J.M. Nouwen
  • Narrated by: Henri J.M. Nouwen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Who was Henri Nouwen? And why do we urgently need to hear his voice today? On the Return of the Prodigal Son...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Insight.

  • By P. on 03-26-05

Supprised

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-05

I had expected to get Nouwen reading his book: Instead it was a series of talks given at a retreat. It was a good listen, however I feel this should have been made more clear in the description of the product.

Nouwen speaks well, and shars a large number of insights.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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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

Really funny

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-05

I really enjoyed listening to this book. Screwtape gives a fresh point of view of the christians jouney to heaven with wit and sophistication. None of the simplistic formulations such as 'being saved by the blood' that we sometimes hear.