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  • A God in Ruins

  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968

Kate Atkinson’s dazzling Life After Life, one of the top-selling adult books of 2014, explored the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. In A God in Ruins, Atkinson turns her focus on Ursula’s beloved younger brother, Teddy – would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband, and father – as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving and memorable

  • By Kirstine on 16-06-15

brilliant

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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: 21-12-16

My book of the year!! A most brilliant woven fabric of word - an inspired spectrum of texture touching on human nature - feeling to the core!
After reading this I then took on "Life after life" there I found the magic was just visible - in a raw state but developing - Kate - I am looking forward to your next book!!!

  • After Buddhism

  • Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
  • By: Stephen Batchelor
  • Narrated by: Stephen Batchelor
  • Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Some 25 centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts? Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha's teachings. The time has come, he feels, to articulate a coherent, ethical, contemplative, and philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • By eggnutter on 27-12-17

great insight

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-16

a great insight - but I struggled with Stephen's narration - I would have preferred a better reader

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