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Anselm Audiobook

Anselm: A Metamorphosis

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Christians believe the spirit survives the body. The philosopher Rene Descartes equated mind and spirit and tried to prove them totally separable from the body. Are they? Cocky young Professor Eric Behrens curses the world and wishes he were someone, anyone, else. He trips, is knocked out, and wakes in the body of a middle-aged, overweight Benedictine monk with a severe heart defect. He must survive in an alien environment and in a defective body, while trying to "go home again". Anselm: A Metamorphosis by Florence Byham Weinberg plays upon an ancient longing as well as ancient fears. What is it like, it asks, to wake up as another person, unrecognizable even to those closest to one, being in all but one way wholly new to oneself? That one way is an abiding sense of self-identity. In a fascinating tour de force, this novel follows the sudden change in the identity of a carefree young English professor into a middle-aged priest by exploring many layers of his consciousness.

©2013 Florence Byham Weinberg (P)2017 Florence Byham Weinberg

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    Deedra United States 06-12-17
    Deedra United States 06-12-17 Member Since 2017

    I am a wee bit over the half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lo

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    "Anselm"

    A very good book!A man says he would do anything to be someone else.He trips and when he gets up..he is!Never wish for something...you just might get it.Richard Rieman is the perfect narrator for this book.I was given this book free by the author, narrator or publisher.

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    Jenniferk sc 04-21-17
    Jenniferk sc 04-21-17 Member Since 2010

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    What did you like best about Anselm? What did you like least?

    The best thing about this one is the narrator. The story had great potential but just lost me half way through. I honestly don't know what could have made it better for me. The great narration is what kept me listening. I would try another book by the author because the concept was interesting. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.


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    Alfie 04-18-17
    Alfie 04-18-17
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    "Mistaken Identity"

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for my honest, unbiased review via Audiobook Boom

    What happens when a young adult is flung into the body of an older, more mature munk? This story tackles the trials and tribulations he must face as he soon discovers the munk is not a Godly munk but one of a negative, worldly manner. What will happen? Will he survive the trials he must face? Will he be able to get back to his own body?

    Richard Rieman has a clear, articulate voice. He is able to clearly identify the characters for the listener.

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    Nomi 04-12-17
    Nomi 04-12-17 Member Since 2016

    I like a wide range of genres. Favorites include Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Thriller, LGBT, classics and history.

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    I really enjoyed this book. I felt the story was interesting and provoking. Really makes you think. Very enjoyable.

    I always enjoy Richard Rieman. He's a fantastic narrator.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Athena 04-05-17
    Athena 04-05-17

    I'm in my 20s from Seattle, WA. I love reading and knitting in my free time.

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    Its a mystery


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I like when he was fired from his job as a teacher


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I think it had an interesting take on monks


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    From the first 3 minutes I knew I couldn't enjoy this book, but I made it to over 70% of the book and called it quits. The plot seemed really interesting but the story line was slow and in some places random and pointless. I just didn't get into this story. I received this book for free, in return for an unbiased review.

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