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The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Book 1)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Book 1)
17 used & new from CDN$ 39.04

4.0 out of 5 stars Overall good job, June 6 2002
This is the only way you can get the unabridged version in audio format right now. That in itself makes this a worthwhile purchase. Rob Inglis is a good, but not great reader. He has a rich voice, but doesn't have the expressiveness and vocal changes by character you find with the reader on the Harry Potter audio formats. Truthfully his reading makes it difficult to pay attention some times. You may find yourself wandering off mentally. He does do an excellent Gollum, though. It's nice soothing listening while you are driving in your car.

The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials - Book III
The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials - Book III
by Philip Pullman
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
48 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Excellent fiction writing & deplorably heavyhanded preaching, May 16 2002
Finishing the trilogy leaves me rather depressed. The degeneration of such a marvelous imaginative world of fantasy and science fiction into barely veiled juvenile swipes at Christianity left a bitter taste for the whole series in my mouth. As an elementary school teacher who loves to read out loud to his class I was hoping I'd found another series to use. Unfortunatly not. There is no way this book is appropriate for younger children of parents of Christian backgrounds. I can just imagine the parent calls now...
There were also numerous plot holes in this last book as well, ... It strikes me that perhaps Pullman was so eager to set about Christian bashing that he lost sight of the literary integrity of the story itself. Perhaps he was just falling all over himself as the end of the trilogy came to get to his sermon.
All that talent... such a shame...

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Middle East Conflict
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Middle East Conflict
by Mitchell G. Bard Ph.D.
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
38 used & new from CDN$ 0.77

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Yet In-Depth Read., May 13 2002
This is an excellent book regarding the roots of the current situation in the middle east. Especially amusing are the "Tut Tut!" margin notes where Bard corrects false statements made by one side or another with facts.
Reading this will definately lead an open-minded, truly searching, uninformed person to a particular side of the argument. However, this is definately not a negative. ... This book sticks with specific facts and numbers instead of making the type of grand generalistic statements so many are making these days. ...
Get this book along with others, get the verifiable facts, then get an opinion.

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