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This unabridged audio version brings to life an exciting combination of the seven basic elements that make up the print version. Musical accents subtly underscore the beginning of each chapter. The meditation and prayer elements, with six different readers, both men and women, including Archbishop Donald Wuerl, bring the text to life.

This special presentation would be extremely useful for commuters, those who are visually impaired, or those who prefer to listen rather than read. The lessons, stories, doctrinal summaries, sidebars, and prayers are all presented in self-contained tracks as short as a minute and usually no longer than four or five minutes, which will also prove useful for RCIA groups, study groups, and other gatherings of believers.

©2006 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (P)2006 St. Anthony Messenger Press

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Enjoyable and Enlightening Listening!

I've never enjoyed catechism, even going back to childhood, but I have found this recording to be easy, enjoyable and enlightening listening. I found the content by the Bishops to be easily accessible, but by no means juvenile - it's definitely adult. I liked the change of voices, the music, and chimes. They helped to remain focused. The references didn't bother me, and I might even go back and look up a few points in the hardcopy Universal Catechism. For me, the stories interspersed throughout the text added meaning and context, and provided examples upon which to reflect, and perhaps try to emulate. I often listen while stuck in traffic, so I feel that I accomplish something while stuck in traffic.

29 of 29 people found this review helpful

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Very informative

As an RCIA Catholic I found this to be very helpful in clarifying the Catholic traditions and beliefs.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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After 30 years figured I'd go through the Catechis

Where does United States Catholic Catechism for Adults rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Excellent!

What did you like best about this story?

The solid teaching of Christian fundamentals (and a few things that make you go whaaaaaaaa?????)

What does Donald Wuerl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Excellent way to go through a long book!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The secret to victorious Christian living is getting the fundamentals write and for the most part that's the CCC.

Any additional comments?

Whether you're Catholic or not this book is a prerequisited for victorious Christian living. I've been in various protestant churches over the last 30 years and no two agree on almost anything. Whether you believe in the Primacy of Peter or not it's irresponible as Christian to not read this. Very solid teaching!

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • John
  • East Troy, WI, USA
  • 07-19-10

United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

The content is excellent.

The most distracting and annoying aspect of this book are the references. For example there are numerous parenthetical references to other works, bible passages and the like. All of these things are good and proper in the hard copy version, and the reader's eye can easily skip over them.

But the narrator reads all of this stuff, and it's very annoying. It would "read" much better without all those references.

41 of 45 people found this review helpful

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Great reading of the catechism with enrichement

What did you love best about United States Catholic Catechism for Adults?

All the teachings of the Catholic Church in audio! I haven't made it through all of it, but I have enjoyed it much thus far. Great stories are incorporated, as well as wonderful quotes from Holy Scripture and the saints!

Any additional comments?

If you want something to do on long trips and you are looking to learn what the Catholic Church teaches, listen to this wonderful reading of the Catechism. Great reading, would recommend it to Catholics and non-Catholics alike.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Magnificent!!

The narrators were excellent. I do not think Donald Wuerl narrates it all, just the introductions and in a few other places. But the narrators who they have are excellent. This is condensed stuff, but such a welcome to have it interspersed with biographies of individuals such as Dorothy Day and Cesar Chavez. Over 40 hours long I believe from memory, but worth every moment. I could not have found the time to have read the book, but when drive to and from work, this was excellent. I now of course want the hardcopy book to reference.

21 of 24 people found this review helpful

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  • Lewisville, TX USA
  • 06-04-15

my path to becoming Catholic

I am seeking information and the audio book was very informative . I now understand

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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The best book ever!!

I will keep going back to listening to it. I love the different voices used. It keeps me engaged and always look toward to listening. I love our Catholic faith. If someone wants to learn more about our believes read this!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Poor choice in Narrators

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Donald Wuerl?

Dan Anderson seems to read the most. His voice reminds me of David Sedaris, and makes my skin crawl. Then at times there is a woman's voice that may be fine in a creepy thriller, but not in reading a Catechism. Having a hard time finishing this very expensive book!

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I don't think this is a good choice for RCIA

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful ⛪

I love this narration of the Catholic Catechism. I can listen to it driving, doing housework, gardening, etc. Extremely well narrated.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-22-17

Brought me closer to Jesus teachings.

Helped me understand many of my answered questions about the Catholic Church. Also reinforced and confirmed teachings I have received so far from our Holy Church.