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Not at all too technical

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-15

in response to a negative review that this book didn't work in audio
i cannot agree
the terminology shouldn't cause a problem to most people considering this type of book.
There is repetition due to this being a study of many cases of the same disorder but that just allows one to gain a deeper understanding

3 people found this helpful

the narration lets it down

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-15

I could tell this was well written, in the brief listen I could stand .
I wish with such a prominent UK figure as Rowan they had not chosen an american to narrate .
I thought the narration seemed not to flow with the content as it should .
I am going to return this one

2 people found this helpful

what can i say ?

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

Reviewed: 11-01-15

i am sympathetic to a lot of Peter Hitchens views, i share his faith am uneasy about the path my country has followed in my life time and i think he makes many valid points.
i would warn anybody not to just dismiss him out of hand..
that said however it sometimes felt like one long grumble by a grumpy bloke...
well it is a grumble !
i would recommend also trying to listen to somebody with an apposing view. maybe trawl the internet to catch Peter in debate?

9 people found this helpful

broad sweep

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-06-13

i found this quite informative but there are so many names and stories that overlap that i was confused rathe.. maybe i need to listen again

2 people found this helpful

a broad sweeping book , helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-06-13

this is a great book for anyone who kinda knows evolution is true but wants to accommodate that in their christian faith
it confirmed most of what i believed but would have saved me 5 years of thought and study if id come to it earlier
one sour note.. the narrator seems to not understand the broader sweep of the narrative.. he reads ok and inflects on a surface level ok but i found it hard to follow

1 person found this helpful

It spoke to me anyway..

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-04-13

Just finished listening through the second time

A good sweep of Christian / human experience here..

It has honesty and no nonsense throughout, Francis deals soberly with the real problems and dismisses those that aren’t hooray!

There’s some swearing here but not too much, I personally think it’s essential

Give it a try

If you have given it a try and are stuck in the shoals of theodicies... Hang on! Chapter 5 Yeshua, is a must listen..

2 people found this helpful

a must for anybody alive

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-13

this book has two ten minute introductions which i am not reviewing..

i have listened to this book several times now and its raw honesty takes my breath away

no easy answers here thank God, more of a journey through a sea of pain to.. Well the book is a hopeful one i believe and death doesn't have the last laugh.

if like me you haven't really experienced grief but know somebody who has this might help you understand

excellently read by Ralph Cosham.





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not your standard sci fi fare

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-13

This is a complicated book and you should read/ listen to out of the silent planet and voyage to Venus first ideally to familiarize yourself with the characters, but the plot stands on its own.

I recommend you listen to the abolition of man by the same author, nonfiction dealing with the same subject more or less

So to sum up this is a theological book dealing with what we human beings might be doing to ourselves with our technologies and education system

Well read by Stephen pacey

inspiring

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-13

This guy’s life is humbling and he knows it and uses this to speak plainly into your own life

It’s a book I wish everybody could read or listen to and nick reads it really well

Towards the end it stops being so much biography and stats being more self-help manual, none the worse for that though