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Well worth while

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Reviewed: 12-10-2020

Although the author is an Evangelical, and every now and then, he loses a little objectivity, he has overall done an excellent job and makes some powerful points. Well read, too.

Good Material, Poor Delivery

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

Reviewed: 12-10-2020

While the material is very good, the reader should have learnt how to pronounce proper names like "Lefebvre" and "Vigano," Latin words like "Aetate" and common nouns like "sovereignty" and "governate." At first I treated these as minor blemishes, but each time she mispronounced, I winced.

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Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction cover art

Very good

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-2020

It redresses the balance, pointing out that Tibetan Buddhism has many practices (folk practices) and not just doctrines. It was a little vague on meditation and cultural aspects.

very good but for some mispronuciations

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-2020

A very good book, even if a little idolatrous of Seymour. the reader did mispronounce a few unusual words

very good indeed

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-2020

a clear and fairly deep treatment. the end was very good. i think though that he underplays the religious aspect in favour of the psychological. it is a medieval tale - of course it is religious

Disappointingly partial

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-2020

While the author knows a lot about Buddhism, esp. Tibetan, his understanding of monotheism and Christianity is more partial - meaning both incomplete and biased. Yet, he enjoys taking shots at them. His style of speaking and choice of words are often jarring - like a politician on pills. He could lose that affected "heh, heh, heh" laugh without hurting his presentation at all. Then, the treatment is not at all systematic: I emerged with little understanding of what Buddhists actually do, e.g. their calendar and practices. It was pitched at a very philosophical level, but the delivery was verging on the vulgar.

Great Performance of a Good Book

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-2020

The book is a strong one, even if I find the introduction a little slow. Once it gets started, its magical; and the reader is absolutely first class.

Good performance of a mediocre text

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-2020

Although the reading is quite good, the story is mediocre. It is a sort of collection of Theosophical short stories. There is no wisdom here at all, just the sort of platitudes you expect from Theosophy.

Kant: A Very Short Introduction cover art

Very good, but a little abstract

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-09-2020

The reading is very good and the text is very good - in part it is brilliant and concise. But too often I missed some examples: when Kant says X, why not give an illustration?

Well worthwhile

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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: 06-09-2020

The recording is excellent. It is hard to really follow philosophy without having the text in front of you. Still, Aristotle is so brilliant, and the reading is so careful, that you still pick a lot up.