[Audiobook] “What is the Gospel?” by Greg Gilbert

First off, 9Marks is a great organization that I actually follow for blog RSS, reading on my Evo 4G. I’m not familiar with Gilbert at all, but I do appreciate the works by 9Marks. They value the local church, as well as focusing on G-d’s word in the church, listening and following. They believe that if the Church follows His word, then they will look like Him. Perhaps this is why many churches seem so far off today. The narrator for this audio book is listed as Lloyd James, yet states Sean Pratt in the audio itself.

 

Regardless of the narrator’s name, their work provides evidence for their talent. In this case, the narrator does an excellent job providing an amazing experience for the listener. While slightly mechanical, the audio does provide an extensive amount of information, yet read in a manner that allows the listener to keep track and participate. Great for small groups or individual listening, the clear, concise narration and appropriate inflection and intonation permits opportunity for discussion with great material.

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[Audiobook] “The Next Christians” by Gabe Lyons

It is a rare event that I review an audio book to review that is read by the author. That automatically receives kudos points. Lyons helped coauthor “UnChristian,” a book of reflective and questionable examination. Lyons shares from his heart and personal viewpoint to introduce this text, examining his simple statement: the good news about the end of Christian America.

 

The great news is that the publisher provides additional resources for the audio book online. However, it does not help cover the poor narration provided. While the audio is narrated by the author, Lyons, he unfortunately provides a weak reading of the transcript. Lacking any dramatic inclusion, not even a feeling of a sermon reading or class lecture remains. Rather, Lyons’ attempt at the narration leaves the listener feeling as if they overheard Lyons quickly muttering to himself, in a fashion that is monotone and empty, with a speed that prevents one from keeping up.

 

Not for a amateur listener, or even novice for that matter, this audio is left to collect the fragments that Windows provides…

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[Audiobook] “The Holiness of [G-d]” by R.C. Sproul

The Holiness of G-d is a great topic to review and discuss, something that a Jew like myself would be all about. The narrator for this text is Grover Gardner. Despite this being my tenth audio book review for Christian Audio, I have not yet encountered this narrator. Gardner does a good job, to tell truth. He reads at a quicker pace, to address that as if Sproul were reciting from memory. Inflection is slight, but distinct, to remind me that this is an audio book, yet an honest attempt to sound natural. Slightly mechanical, his voice recites words clearly and succinctly.

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