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  • David Suchet's Questions of Faith

  • By: David Suchet
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

David Suchet sets out to establish what connects three of the world's major religions - and critically what divides them - as he travels the world on a personal pilgrimage of discovery. Judaism, Islam and Christianity share far more in common than the abhorrent acts of extremists would ever suggest. When the roots of the three Abrahamic faiths are shared, why is it that they foster dissent, intolerance and disagreement? What unites them and what divides them? Is God a warmonger or a peacemaker?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absorbing and very well-informed

  • By Stephen on 12-04-18

Absorbing and very well-informed

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

I've just finished listening - "binge-listening", really - to this. I listen to a lot of podcasts and audio-series these days, including a good number of other Audible Shows, and this is one of the very best (in a very high-quality field).

As someone who works in the sociology of religion, and who has taken students on fieldtrips to Jerusalem, I can testify to this being an extremely nuanced and well-informed exploration of an important and fascinating topic.

More to the point though, it's just an excellent piece of audio. Suchet is excellent, naturally. And it's beautifully produced.

Series 2 please, Audible!

33 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • Black Tudors

  • The Untold Story
  • By: Miranda Kaufmann
  • Narrated by: Corrie James
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

A black porter publicly whips a white English gentleman in a Gloucestershire manor house. A heavily pregnant African woman is abandoned on an Indonesian island by Sir Francis Drake. A Mauritanian diver is dispatched to salvage lost treasures from the Mary Rose.... Miranda Kaufmann reveals the absorbing stories of some of the Africans who lived free in Tudor England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and beautifully written

  • By Stephen on 20-11-17

Fascinating and beautifully written

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

Reviewed: 20-11-17

A really excellent book, hugely well-informed (the author has a doctorate from Oxford on the subject), and full of human interest. I listened to the whole thing in about two days.

Aside from its main subject matter, the book is also full of great little facts (e.g., the exact % of cows bequeather in wills, who are mentioned by name)

7 of 7 people found this review helpful