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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,910 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Bernard Shaw Narrator: Kate Burton, Roger Rees, J. B. Blanc, Matt Gaydos, Brian George, Hamish Linklater, Henri Lubatti Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Barbara is a major in the Salvation Army - but she's also the daughter of Andrew Undershaft, a man who's made millions from the sale of weapons of war. The real battle, however, rages between between the devilish father and his idealistic daughter as they answer the question: does salvation come through faith or finance? This sparkling comedy traverses family relations, religion, ethics and politics - as only Shaw, the master dramatist, can! Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maria | 2/16/2014

    " Again, if you're into literature, you must read the classics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melissa Martin | 2/15/2014

    " Great social commentary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Barbz | 2/6/2014

    " This was a really good play. The characters are great and I love the snarky social commentary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by John | 1/29/2014

    " Awesome play for when you're in the mood to do some heavy contemplation. This was my introduction to Shaw, and I wasn't at all prepared for what a brilliantly subversive mind he has. Shaw is a socialist who views poverty as the worst sin mankind can commit, wishes to abolish all forms of punishment except the death penalty, and spends much of the play attacking the methodology of the Salvation Army, and, by association, most other Christian organizations as well. He attacks capitalism and reviles government, disses on police, and tries to make us view terrorists in a more begnign light. This is would all be very offensive to me if it was done in a ham-fisted kind of way, like how Michael Moore would approach it. However, Shaw is a genius with words and ideas, and he presents well-thought out reasons and explanations for everything he says. Even when I don't agree with his conclusions, I have to admire the persuasiveness of his arguement and the fluidity of his thinking. I also admire him for being his own person and bucking the system, especially since he is doing so because of personal convictions and not just to sound cool. One thing he did convince me of, though, is that I need to read more plays... "

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