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Jesus and the Essenes

Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
5 out of 5 stars (131 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

This extraordinary document represents a new form of historical research and straightens out many open questions and misinterpretations. It takes the form of direct dialogues between a modern researcher and a member of the Qumran Essene community. Alive around the time of Christ, this community has become the focus of ideas about the connection of Jesus' teachings to earlier traditions. This book gives a full description of the nature and purpose of the community and the birth and upbringing of Jesus and John the Baptist. Also, it gives Essene renderings of Key Old Testament stories concerning Moses, Ezekiel, Daniel, and others, plus startling insights into ancient history. This information is candid and for real, even about the Dead Sea Scrolls, and many Biblical images and statements are corrected and added to.

©2009 Ozark Mountain Publishing, Inc. (P)2018 Ozark Mountain Publishing, Inc.

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Excellent

The only complaint I had was the narrator of the male portion had a southern accent. When trying to engage in the character whom is from Isreal, the southern accent was difficult to get past.

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Great content. TERRIBLE Narrator

I’m a chill guy and few things get under my skin. The male narrator tho was flat out terrible. Talk about a death bullet to the most beautiful and intellectually jarring story.

I love a southern accent. Lived two years in the Deep South and adore that accent. This book is not the place for it. I found myself feeling so annoyed when his voice came on that it ruined the experience. This review is not the best because all I’m focusing on is his voice. It’s so bad I can’t continue and am just gonna buy the book. I recommend anyone buying the book cuz this voice is just too hard to get past.

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Again? BAD NARRATION - distracting Southern accent

This book is a fantastic work by Dolores Cannon and deserves Professional Narration. Checking the narrator names, I see why the same problem with the narration of Between Life and Death has cropped up again. Really, it is very distracting to have the very Southern voice of the male narrator portraying the Teacher of the Essenes. So distracting that it pulls me out of the book and back into the present - at times I shake my head and laugh at the jarring wake-up.

This medium-to-high pitched male Southern voice lacks the scholarly gravitas that would be associated with the words spoken by this teacher of old, and is more like . . . some stereotype voice associated with the name "Bubba." Unfortunately, I see that the male narrator is also listed as "Publisher" so I fear more of Dolores Cannon's works might feature this distracting narrator. Oh well.

The book is fantastic. I love audio books. I don't know why a more professional presentation of Dolores Cannon's very important work isn't done.

Some years ago John Wayne played the role of Genghis Khan in a movie. It was bad casting and didn't work. The whole point of an audio book is to narrate a book for a listener's enjoyment of the author's work. The wrong casting can ruin an author's work. Finding the right voices, with the skill set to enunciate, correctly pronounce words, to pause and emote, or even to change voice portrayals to define and differentiate characters within a book is part of creating an audio book. This is the fourth Dolores Cannon book converted to audio book and there is a learning curve happening. Get professional narrators. Please.

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Thought Provoking

I would have given this book 5 stars, and would encourage anyone to explored this challenging subject matter.

The narrative is compelling and raises many questions that are worthy of exploration. The main narrator has an excellent speaking voice, however, I had to deduct stars due to the poor choice of voices for the two voices chosen for the main character. Hearing the voice of first century learned Essene, with the accent of a country bumpkin was a unbearable strength, it made listening to this book border on the ridiculous. Thankfully, the story made up for this poor casting, and is well worth the time.

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The Truth will set you Free

I will read more of Delores's books for sure.
The story was well told and extremely interesting. Some will discount the method but that is for each to deal with. This book really opened my eyes to the truth. You just know it when you hear it. Great book!

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Great book, just what I was looking for.

If you have always questioned the story of Jesus like I have my whole life, and could never get the answers you were looking for from traditional text, this may give you the answers you are looking for. Some people complained about the male narrator having a strong southern accent but once the story is going you don’t really notice. I appreciate this book, the author and the narrators. Thank you.

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Great Book, odd choice of voice actors

Amazing story. Highly recommend to anyone interested in energy work, Atlantians, and the true roots of current Christian teachings.

Only note about the audiobook performance-- the man reading an ancient Aramaic character has a strong Southern American accent ... this bothered me at first, but I eventually stopped noticing it.

Still highly recommend this book! ❤️

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Fascinating story

The book can feel a little slow to start as she sets the scene for the information to come later in the book, but it’s an important part to set up the validity of what comes through. The story told is fascinating and really resonates as truth for me. The woman narrating is great, however they cast a man with a thick southern accent as the voice of the Essene teacher who tells the story. It was jarring at first to get used to the contrast, but over time I didn’t notice as much and just enjoyed the story.

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Life Changing!

I found healing through this book after decades of confusion and turmoil over the story of Christ and the Bible. Thank you, Dolores and all involved!

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Enlightening!

I loved this different perspective on the time when Jesus lived and his life. It tied up some loose ends for me.

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  • MxHarris
  • 09-21-18

Wow

Typical of Dolores' work, her research and interviewing techniques are very thorough. I started life going to a very liberal church and stopped identifying as a Christian in my early twenties. In the last five years of my self development and education I have come to feel that holy books are exactly the same as the other books, but the original meaning and spirit of such teachings have been lost and made into something mundane.

This book brings to life all of that original meaning, tempered with a resoundingly beautiful balance and thoughtfulness, free of today's religious narrowness. The way of Essenes is a satisfying balance of science, languages and spirituality, all areas of life united and equal.

My only quibble, despite him doing a good job, was that the accent of the voice artist used for Sadih didn't seem appropriate and jarred a little, although it in no way took away from the vast value of the book.

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  • J. S. Stevens
  • 02-08-19

An eye opener

loved it will be listening again and again. can't wait to read more of her books. how can you not believe in reincarnation after listening to this.

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  • spiritf
  • 11-11-18

Amazing story

Made me feel like I was there listening to this teacher from the Essene, who knew and tutored Jesus and John
This makes much more sense and it resonates with me. Thank you

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  • Accidental Hero
  • 01-03-19

Astonishing amount of detail

Very interesting listen. The only thing I'd mention was the sometimes lengthy explanations by the author, though admittedly helpful to add context.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-13-18

Dolores' work is incredible

I can't get enough of Dolores work, however the narrator's didn't do it justice whatsoever. especially the man narrating. he ought to at least try having a thick middle eastern accent, not a not an American accent which is painful to listen to!