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Great story. Great Presentation (at 1.5x speed)

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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: 26-06-2019

McCullough uses so much detail, but also presents it in a fascinating and captivating way. Loved his factual, unbiased writing

Dixon was engaging the entire time, though I had to keep it on a solid 1.5x speed, and by the end was going at a 1.8x speed. I appreciate audible's accessibility to this function.

Best to read it along side a physical copy, and even underline/take notes, as its so big, I can now go back and find specific parts later.

A story about Jinn

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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: 12-05-2019

The narrator's British accent as a bit of flop, but he nailed Pax!
The story itself frustrated me for the longest time, as Jinn has always been one of my favourite star wars characters, and this portrayed a flawed side - especially with his relationship with Kenobi. But by the end, it was satisfingly conclusive.

It also felt more like a focus primarily on Qui Gon and his back ground, rather than his relationship with Kenobi. Once I understood and accepted this, I was able to enjoy it more. But as the title suggests, I was not expecting this.

Short, concise, and very informative! Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 05-02-2019

Considering he said in the opening chapter of this book:
"This book gives a simple way to understand Islamic doctrine. the method used in this book to understand Islamic doctrine is: you study Islamic political doctrine, not religion of Muslims. The reading is strait forward and simple. Learning takes place in stages and repetition. This book is in perspective of the Non-Muslim, the religion is of my importance. This book contains objective knowledge and not opinions... This book is based on fact based reasoning"

Bill Warner did just this. It deconstructed the aspects of the Hadith in a very organised, understandable fashion!

Very well presented!

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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: 05-02-2019

Reading it alongside the physical copy, I was captivated by Ackland's expressions and dramatising the characters. I was able to finish this book within 3 evenings, as it was difficult to put down!

I wanted to enjoy it more, as I enjoyed the film.

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-12-2018

The story itself was very basic, explaining everything as it went. CS.Lewis sacrificed so many opportunities for amazing story telling for explaining the deep meaning or affect a character has on the storyline.

The music in the background is also very frustrating, and makes listening to this tedious. it also occasionally becomes louder than Sir Michael Hordern, and so missed parts of what he said.

Unfortunately, the film is superior to the book in this case.

(This is also the same for the rest of the books in the series)

informative but Tedious

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

Reviewed: 13-07-2018

Very factual and informative. Although I found Sire to add too many opinions g
throughout the book, instead of giving a general idea of the world view.

It's not a book I would want to read without the audio book along side. but it is also a book I wouldn't want to listen to without the physical book to refer to.

I read the Firth Ed. along side this, as it is the newest and required for my Uni studies. So I often had to pause the audio to read through the book, then find my place once I began listening again.