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Very good

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-12-13

This is excellently written and well narrated. Of course it is just over an hour and a half, so you are left wanting more. My one criticism is that it is heavily biographical, which in the case of Kierkegaard is very interesting, but I would liked to have seen some of his philosophical themes developed a little further. This said, I would very much recommend this short audiobook.

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A little dry...

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-11-13

The introduction and epilogue were particularly insightful with some very interesting commentary. However, the main bulk of the book, although well written, was in my opinion a little dry. It felt very much at times like a 'history book'. Whilst the narration was good, the book may have benefited from being read a little slower, with more expression.

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Brilliantly disturbing...

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-13

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McCarthy has managed to create the most hopeless and bleak world in modern literature. A must listen, but not for the faint-hearted.

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Good book, great narration

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-04-12

I have to say that Samuel West narrated this book extremely well. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, although was a little disappointed with the final third. This said, it has a number of excellent moments in it that I will remember for a long time.

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Excellent introduction!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-04-12

This is a great introduction to rhetoric! Interesting, easy-going and at times quite funny. Michael Drout was very easy to listen to and I will certainly listen to some of his other lectures.

Really good...

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-12

Peter Meineck is brilliant, both in the content and delivery. I will certainly listen to others in this series.

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Quite good...

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-12

I thought that it was really well narrated and I did not find myself bored at any point. However although attempts were made to explain certain concepts and principles, there were times in which it seemed that at least a basic background in science (and by that I mean beyond what you learn in school) was necessary in order to fully appreciate the author's points. I also thought that a couple of the chapters were just quite dull, however it is worth a read (or listen) if science interests you. The chapter on 'Death' was particularly interesting. Overall 4/5