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Francis of Assisi audiobook cover art

Cooking taught by chemists

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

I couldn't get through this book at all. The authors don't seem to have a grasp of Christianity and they're intended audience is assumed to have no knowledge of the Bible. How you can expect to understand St. Francis of Assisi with that kind of handicap is beyond me. It was like listening to chemists describe a blueberry muffin using an electron microscope. Everything they said was factually correct, but completely useless. They understood the data, but they didn't understand the story or its meaning.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Thanks a Thousand audiobook cover art

Great if you like NPR

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

It's a great idea, but I found the writing and the reading annoying. AJ is sort of a metrosexual, postmodern guy and the book reads like an NPR piece or maybe a TED talk.If you like that sort of thing, this book is for you.

The book effectively recapitulates Milton Friedman's excellent analysis of the pencil which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Gppi-O3a8

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

The Little Way of Ruthie Leming audiobook cover art
  • The Little Way of Ruthie Leming
  • A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life
  • By: Rod Dreher
  • Narrated by: Rod Dreher

So beautiful!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-17

What made the experience of listening to The Little Way of Ruthie Leming the most enjoyable?

This was very moving and thought-provoking. It made me ponder how, in my own life, I take love, family, neighbors and friends for granted. Definitely worth a listen.

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Worst Production Ever

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

Reviewed: 02-18-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Leave out the chapter and verse numbers. Really. Whoever thought this was a good idea was a complete idiot. I actually listened for 10 minutes before I realized the chapter and verse numbers were going to continue on and on and on and on and on ....

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something without any numbers in it at all. I've had a numbers overdose listening to this rubbish.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

1. He read chapter and verse numbers
2. No, really, that's what he did
3. After each sentence
4. Was another number
5. Because he wanted to drive us all mad
6. Or something like that
789101112131415
I love numbers now! So much!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Clarence Thomas - 5 stars, Jan Greenberg - 0 stars

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-14

Any additional comments?

Clarence Thomas gave a brilliant and moving interview to a progressive blockhead, Jan Greenberg. Jan is a liberal ideologue of the first water, and was unable to process most of what Justice Thomas was saying. In spite of that, the interview is well worth hearing. No doubt, Justice Thomas had plenty of experience with this kind of thing and navigated it with grace and charm. It's frustrating because Jan misses most of Justice Thomas' points and her follow-up questions come from the echo chamber in her head rather than the person sitting across from her. After hearing this, I went out and bought "My Grandfather's Son" immediately. I just wish there was an Audible version of that, read by Clarence Thomas.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Appallingly bad

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

Reviewed: 11-02-12

What would have made The Art of Letting Go better?

I was hoping for a book on letting go of material things and instead I got a retread of Jimmy Carter's 1970s "Malaise" speech. Richard motivates Letting Go through either easily disproved assertions or foundational principles that are temporary. We're too materialistic these days, so we need to let go of things. So if we lived in, say, the Great Depression, it would be OK to party on? Franciscan attitudes should be preached independent of political leanings and current events, but Richard cannot let go of these. The book is dragged down by them to the point where I tried each chapter, looking for something free of Richard's personal ax-grinding, but never found it.

Would you ever listen to anything by Richard Rohr again?

Probably not. His political world view permeated what I hoped would be a spiritual book.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Richard may well be a gifted theologian, but he's no voice actor.

4 of 17 people found this review helpful

The Modern Scholar: The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas audiobook cover art

Fantastic!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-11

What a fabulous overview of Thomism! It's going to take me a few times through, but this series of lectures presents the brilliant work of St. Thomas Aquinas in a very understandable way.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful