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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,668 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Saint Augustine Narrator: Adam Dudley Publisher: Divergent Arts LTD Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN:
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Considered by many to be the first autobiography/memoir ever written, Confessions is a retrospective view of a life challenged by uncertainty, doubt, human frailty, and earthly desires. Augustine discovers and cherishes a deeply personal relationship with his God, all while describing the day-to-day dealings of his life in the fading, corrupt days of the Roman Empire.

Translated in 1997 by Maria Boulding, this version of The Confessions contains clear, modern language.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Bacon | 2/17/2014

    " A very honest reader will not come away without having had a good think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elijah | 1/29/2014

    " Probably the most enjoyable book I have ever read. It is packed with Augustine's dramatic telling of his life, a beautiful mixture of philosophy, autobiography, theology, and poetry. I am forever inspired. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 1/22/2014

    " Fantastic, especially the first half. St. Augustine really laid it out there in capturing the pain of the human experience, really evoked some solid despair. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/14/2014

    " Our Seminar class only read through page 178, and I'm sorry to say I just can't see myself reading the rest on my own. It was good for me, but I didn't enjoy it. All his self-flagellation seems self-indulgent, a waste of productive energy, and he's preoccupied with issues I can't relate to, like whether God has a material substance. Perhaps it would help if I had more historical context. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 1/8/2014

    " Certainly a classic that has withstood the test of times for 1,700 years and is still just as valid, maybe more so. I think there are more quotes still used from this book than from any other this old other than the bible. I think this is the type of book that is best appreciated by just reading a little at a time, not trying to get through the book but just making it a constant companion. I find the sections with his mother (St. Monica - she became a saint just praying and working on the conversion on Augustine) very worthwhile. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Stanley | 1/6/2014

    " His philosophy of time at the end of the book is great! Its worth the read just for the philo of time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate | 12/25/2013

    " Possibly the first ever memoir, definitely the first work of Christian theology that connected with me. "What do I love when I love my God..." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Bain | 12/18/2013

    " All theology is a foot note to Augustine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 BJ | 12/15/2013

    " A Christian classic. One of the most influential books in Christian history. Er...make that history period! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 12/3/2013

    " I was rather disappointed when I actually got around to reading this book after having found so many references to it in other books. I did enjoy some of the chapters, but overall I found the book a bit laborious and dull. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bap | 11/28/2013

    " St. Augustine was undoubtedly a very cool guy but his writing is so dense as to be neigh inpenetrable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sam | 11/17/2013

    " The opening part was really good, very devotional, then he started rambling and it kinda went downhill. The Book of Memory was absolutely tedious, but overall it's an interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 10/28/2013

    " one of the first autobiographies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Miles | 5/31/2013

    " I like the fact that it's a biography in the form of a prayer. Parts of it get a bit lengthy and repetitive, but patience is rewarded. The almost comical "Can we remember when we forget?" is followed by meditations on whether desiring food can be a sin. Overall, a rewarding read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jade | 5/21/2013

    " Excellent translation. Great book to read during the season of Lent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Walter | 1/30/2012

    " I haven't finished this yet. I read a majority of it. There's a lot of really awesome stuff in here. That being said, it's probably the most difficult thing I've ever read. I hope to finish one day, but I'm not really currently reading this anymore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 11/10/2011

    " A wonderful Christian classic, examine his life, but just glance at the doctrine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 10/17/2010

    " Touching scenes of heartbroken humanity. This is an incredible story about a man's search for truth and his confessions to the God Who showed him the truth he avoided for his entire life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bubba | 10/19/2009

    " Remember when this cat was a Manichean? That was wild. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryce | 9/7/2009

    " the bit about the pear has made me think...and i love his openness with God...quite remarkable "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 5/27/2009

    " Long and sometimes hard to get through, but so many things I could relate too in my own spiritual walk... crazy since it was written so long ago. "

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