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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,700 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Saint Augustine Narrator: Mel Foster Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN:
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The Confessions of St. Augustine is one of the most moving diaries ever recorded of a man's journey to the fountain of God's grace. Writing as a sinner, not a saint, Augustine shares his innermost thoughts and conversion experiences, and wrestles with the spiritual questions that have stirred the hearts of the thoughtful since time began.

Starting with his childhood in Numidia and continuing through his youth and early adulthood in Carthage, Rome, and Milan, this book shows Augustine as a human being, a fellow traveler on the road to salvation. If you are fighting changes in your life, struggling to know God more, or staggering around roadblocks in your faith, Augustine's confessions will stretch your mind and enrich your soul.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackson | 2/18/2014

    " This is a classic that is absolutely a must read. What is essentially an extended prayer, St. Augustine writes the story of his pre conversion and his conversion, recounting the long path he took to entering the Church. It is a story of hope and also paints the Saint in a true, humanly fashion. Additionally, it contains deep probes into the nature of thought, memory and the like that continue to baffle philosophers and theologians alike. Yet it is simple enough for anyone to be edified in its reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gala | 2/10/2014

    " i'm amazed how approachable this text was. there are definitely archaic references that go over my head, but overall, it's a compelling spiritual autobiography. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Edwin B | 1/29/2014

    " Out of curiosity, I read this book from the 4th century, St. Augustine's most famous writing. The reading was a bit tiring, due to its length and repetitiveness, but embedded in it were profound spiritual and philosophical ideas about the nature of God and of creation, including for example, an exploration by Augustine on the illusion of time and its transcendence by Eternity, which seems to mirror Buddhism's insight that there is only the eternal present moment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie | 1/20/2014

    " I finally picked it up again after a lengthy hiatus. St. Augustine was a genius. His musings on time, memory, and signs are poetic, edifying, and fascinating. I don't know if I've ever read a book that communicates so powerfully what it would mean to have the sort of faith Augustine did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joshua Nomen-Mutatio | 1/18/2014

    " Something about a pear tree and "Catholic guilt". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 1/15/2014

    " one of the first autobiographies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 1/5/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 12/20/2013

    " I felt a bit like I was reading "philosophy for dummies," but I think it would have been very dense without the commentary, and tougher to find a thread to follow through the whole Memory without it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lanny | 12/4/2013

    " I'm on my fourth read... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cary Hughes | 12/2/2013

    " This is probably the best and most readable version of Augustine's "Confessions." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bubba | 9/20/2013

    " 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 Jed Park | 7/7/2013

    " I love Augustine, and this is one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rahadyan | 3/8/2013

    " Reading the Penguin edition of this book was an artifact of my early college years. Probably worth revisiting. Recommended for all of us who have walked the tightrope between the sacred and the profane. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyler Hurst | 2/5/2013

    " Very impacting book on my spiritual development and understanding of sanctification. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Boris | 8/9/2012

    " This is a fantastic translation as long as language is concerned. At any rate, the translator is a Pulitzer Price winner. I do not recommend it if you want to read the Confessions in an academic way, for this version only has a short introduction and no notes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel Jones | 7/19/2012

    " Not as doctrinal as his City of God, but an interesting insight into his mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allen | 6/29/2012

    " Very interesting read. What struck me about this was that the struggles that Augustine faced are very similar to the struggles we have today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robbie | 6/3/2012

    " What an awesome intellect! I just love the way that Augustine begins and ends his Confessions with the question of rest, and how we may find it, thereby unifying his 370 pages. His finding? 'Our heart is restless until it rests in you.' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shane | 10/9/2011

    " A book that needs to be read several times at differnt points in life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zacaro Caro | 6/12/2010

    " I love this this book, it's the third time I've read it. "

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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.”