C. J. Gawley

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  • Letter and Spirit

  • From Written Text to Living Word in the Liturgy
  • By: Scott Hahn
  • Narrated by: Brian Keeler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Scott Hahn has inspired millions of readers with his perceptive and unique view of Catholic theology and worship, becoming one of the most looked-to contemporary authorities in these areas. In Letter and Spirit, Hahn extends the message he began in The Lamb's Supper, offering far-reaching and profound insights into what the Bible teaches us about living the spiritual life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Profound

  • By C. J. Gawley on 01-20-07


5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-07

This is a very good read. Hahn's work lends itself to an audio format because he is so thorough in emphasizing his themes. Hahn demonstrates the connection between liturgy and the bible so strongly that the book is refreshing for those catholics who sit through Mass each week; perhaps losing sight of the splendor of the Mass. Hahn reminds us of the power of the Word in Liturgy and how it has a supernatural effect. Strongly recommend it for catholics or for those thinking of becoming catholic or finally for those who are interested in understanding catholic worship.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Roman Lives (Unabridged Selections)

  • By: Steve Hodson, Plutarch
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Farrell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Though he was Greek, Plutarch wrote his Lives in the first century, a world dominated by the Roman Empire. Here he considers some of the major figures who had left their stamp on the history of Rome, including generals, rulers, philosophers, and politicians. These unabridged selections focus on Coriolanus, Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, and Mark Antony.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not Unabridged Selections

  • By Amaranth Palace on 06-23-09

Loved it

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-05

Narration and content are great. Only issue is that I wish that more Plutarch were available.

18 of 19 people found this review helpful

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  • The Brothers Karamazov

  • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 34 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

In The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky explores human nature at its most loathsome and cruel but never flinches at what he finds. The novel tells the stirring tale of four brothers: the pleasure-seeking, impatient Dmitri; the brilliant and morose Ivan; the gentle, loving, and honest Alyosha; and the illegitimate Smerdyakov, shy, silent, and cruel. They are behind the murder of one of literature's most despicable characters: their father. This was Dostoevsky's final and perhaps his finest work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb rendition of Dostoyevsky's greatest novel

  • By David on 12-24-03

One of the great novels ever

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-05

This book, and this particular narration, are outstanding. I could not recommend this one any more strongly.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 2,611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,097
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,093

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

Excellent -- except author's pedantic essay at end

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-05

This work is a wonderful rendering of the ancient epic tale of Gilgamesh. It is surprisingly rousing and touching. It truly is a timeless tale. The author does a masterful job of bringing the epic back to its rousing roots. The essay at the end, however, is extremely annoying. The author tries to convert the reader to his gnostic view of reality -- but in the typical post-modern sense of denying good and evil, extolling vice (in the guise of "sexual liberty"), making idiotic comparisons of the tale's moral to the current Persian Gulf war (and other similarly inane pop-political comparisons) and trying to convince the reader of the latent homosexuality of the tale's central characters (as if men cannot be deep friends without wanting to sodomize one another). The author should stick with his chosen art of translation and transliteration -- and leave the philosophizing the experts (or at least one who has seriously thought about good and evil).

19 of 33 people found this review helpful