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This was one I just couldn't stomach. The 'cold dead hand' of the late Charlton Heston completely drains any sense from the narrative and makes it impossible to concentrate. I'd really been looking forward to this book, but Heston obviously read it out on autopilot as if he were reading a phone book, without any sense of what he was doing.
It's a classic example of how a really lousy choice of narrator can spoil an audiobook.
I shall wait for a better version one day. The material deserves better than this.
"Well worth the download!"
I suspect I will have the same thing to say about all of the books in this series, as they are all narrated by Charlton Heston and are similar in quality. The recording is also excellent. These books are a lot of fun as they are concise, easy to understand, clear on the main points, and masterfully read. Although my political leanings kept me from being excited about downloading a book read by Charlton Heston, I have to admit that he has a style and flair that make the books very listenable. The "European" accented readings of other philosophers by other actors are a little cheesy at first, but do help with the atmosphere.
"Why the goofy accents?"
Great intro to Kant, good job by Chuck Heston. Hated the cheesy accents for the quoted material.
"A Fine Introduction..."
to Kant and his line of reason. I have read Kant and can recommend this book as a good introduction to difficult work for someone who is less acquainted with philosophy. Kant is not at all easy, and reading this book first will make one familiar with the basic premises with which he will be dealing.
"Charlton Heston is fantastic "
I love his movies, but old Heston is an even better narrator. plus Kant is amazing of course
"Not easy to follow, accents are terrible!"
Charlton Heston is a very good reader, however the idea to recite quotes with very strong accents is not only dumb and so pronounced to be bothering, but it makes following the discussion harder.
The topics explored are very complicated, I'd suggest to listen to it only if you can really focus on the content at all times.
"A most excellent introduction to Kant"
Kant is difficult and this book is a nice introduction to his life/work for the general audience.
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