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Download Lion's Honey: The Myths #5 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (202 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Grossman Narrator: Mel Foster Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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There are few other Bible stories with so much drama and action, narrative fireworks and raw emotion, as we find in the tale of Samson: the battle with the lion; the three hundred burning foxes; the women he bedded and the one woman that he loved; his betrayal by all the women in his life, from his mother to Delilah; and, in the end, his murderous suicide, when he brought the house down on himself and 3000 Philistines.

Yet beyond the wild impulsiveness, the chaos, the din, we can make out a life story that is, at bottom, the tortured journey of a single, lonely and turbulent soul who never found, anywhere, a true home in the world, whose very body was a harsh place of exile.

For me, this discovery, this recognition, is the point at which the myth - for all its grand images, its larger-than-life adventures - slips silently into the day-to-day existence of each of us, into our most private moments, our buried secrets. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karen | 1/23/2014

    " Reading my way through the 'Myths' series, but this has to be the most disappointing - more like a Bible commentary than a fresh 'take' on the story "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Julie-Beth | 1/11/2014

    " Disappointing... not in content, but in style. As a member of the Canongate Myths' series I was expecting a re-telling/re-imagining of Samson. Grossman instead proceeds to intimately analyze the text. This is, I am sure, great though speculative. However, in keeping with the rest of the series, I would have preferred that he present his analysis in a different format. His insights are intriguing and would have made an excellent tale, instead I felt I was listening to someone (albeit a very learned someone) speculate on the details of Samson's life. I will perhaps return to this and actually finish it some other time, but as for right now it was just not what I was looking for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ronny Ahituv | 1/5/2014

    " A cute book that makes the original story of Samson and Delilah a bit deeper. Missing an overall thesis though "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Boy Chris | 12/25/2013

    " Biblical scholarship, no matter how researched, enlightening, or entertaining, always seems spurious to me and as part of this series it caught me by surprise. Grossman shed an interesting light on this story but failed to connect with me on any deep level. "

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About the Narrator

Mel Foster is a prolific audiobook narrator, having read dozens of titles throughout his career. He is the recipient of the prestigious Audie Award, as well as the AudioFile Earphones Award. A former advertising agency executive who used to record test tracks for commercials, his narration career was born out of encouragement from his clients who would often say, “why are we hiring someone else? I like this guy.”