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4.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 5 4.44 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Saint Augustine Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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Saint Augustine's contributions to Christian theology are second to no other post-apostolic author in the whole sweep of church history. Yet along side his doctrinal treatises, Augustine tells a story of his life devoted to Christ as his only satisfaction.

The Confessions is at once the autobiographical account of Augustine's life of Christian faith and at the same time a compelling theology of Christian spirituality for everyone. Among the most important classics in Western literature, it continues to engage modern readers through Augustine's timeless illustrations and beautiful prose.

Augustine's Confessions is a work to relish the first time through and then profoundly enjoy over a lifetime of revisiting. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry Putthoff | 1/9/2014

    " Great book of quotes. Read this in Western Civ at the University of Kansas "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 12/7/2013

    " On the surface it did not seem to be a book I would be interested in, but a good and wise friend recommended it, and I found it both compelling and uplifting. Made the saints seem more human. A short read but a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Knarig | 11/28/2013

    " the last chapter on his allegorical interpretations of genesis 1 was a pure masterpiece...along w the rest of the book. amazing read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hope | 11/5/2013

    " This was, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful things I've ever read. I was definitely touched. I'm looking forward to meeting Augustine in heaven one day and thanking him! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Spencer | 8/31/2013

    " This is one of the best books written in history. It deserves attention for so many reasons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse | 8/9/2013

    " Excellent scholarly notes and helpful glossary. Strong forward by Peter Brown. Translation is lyrical (reflecting Augustine's Latin in this aspect) but can feel heavy and dated or stilted. Contains the full 13 books. Many editions contain only the most famous first 10 books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Battle | 6/29/2013

    " I see little point in commenting on the Confessions since it has been praised and debated for centuries. That said, I do recommend this particular translation as a solid modern update for contemporary readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joel Ranadive | 12/24/2012

    " Like City of God, I read about half of it, and the other half was [I guess you can say "absorbed"] through an audiobook. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susi | 12/16/2012

    " Interesting insights into Augustine's journey to God. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcus Tuttle | 1/28/2012

    " Best book I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen Lemmon | 2/26/2011

    " This is a book that I will be re-reading for the entirety of my life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly Nielsen | 12/12/2010

    " So the first half (the life story part) is really dry. The latter parts more interesting, but for all of his wisdom (which seems to have been very much for the 5th century) he didn't have the full picture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 5/14/2010

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyle Williams | 5/5/2010

    " I read the Confessions in high school. I had never read anything like it, and I didn't know enough about Late Antiquity or early Christianity to understand much of it, but Augustine's story drew me in and made me interested in religion in the late Roman period. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/16/2010

    " An interesting look at St Augustine's life. He seemed to deal with similar concepts we deal with today (so not much has changed since 300 AD and 2013). I did find that at times he seemed to round in circles as he tried to understand what he was working through. This did make it slightly confusing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Miles | 11/24/2009

    " 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. "

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About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.