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  • Pure Water

  • Poetry of Rumi
  • By: Coleman Barks, Jellaludin Rumi
  • Narrated by: Coleman Barks, Eugene Friesen (cello)
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

A 2009 Nautilus Gold Award Winner, Pure Water is Coleman Barks’ inspired live performance of the poetry of Jellaludin Rumi (1207-1273) - with Sufi stories and jokes, accompanied with music by Bach, O’Carolan, Friesen and others. The performance captured in this recording recalls the essence of the communal celebrations of poetry, stories, jokes, prayer, and music in which Rumi’s work was first uttered, but presents it in a distinctive contemporary setting. Coleman’s words combine with the cello of Grammy Award-winner Eugene Friesen.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not much about Rumi

  • By Emanuele on 11-02-18

Not at all what it advertises

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-15

If you are seeking Rumi, go elsewhere. This is a personal, musical, poetry session of mixed sources which include Rumi. I do not recommend.

  • Comforting Thoughts about Death That Have Nothing to Do with God

  • By: Greta Christina
  • Narrated by: Greta Christina
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

In this mini-audiobook collection of essays, prominent atheist author Greta Christina offers secular ways to handle your own mortality and the death of those you love. Blending intensely personal experience with compassionate, down-to-earth wisdom, Christina (Coming out Atheist and Why Are You Atheists So Angry?) explores a variety of natural philosophies of death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing I hadn't thought of myself

  • By Neuron on 03-12-15

Good, nothing innovative, just basic atheist point of views

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-15

Interesting, great author/speaker, not innovative ideas, just an intro to atheist perspective. Based on her style, I will be looking for other books. This is good for someone who wants to understand atheist perspectives, as an introduction to the overall philosophy.