Trade Ed. Random House AudioBooks 2001
CS ISBN 0394297784 $13.00 One cassettes
CD ISBN 0375419918 $14.95 One CDs
DD ISBN 0553755846 $9.10
Rabbi Kushner delivers his enormously popular work with warm and avuncular aplomb. An old hand at homey sermons, he discusses harrowing personal losses, confronting some of life's biggest challenges. The audiobook's abridgment, however, reduces the helpfulness of the material. The single CD feels more like an introduction to Kushner's humane take on God's intentions when sorrow strikes rather than a usable framework of knowledge. The recording quality is adequate; it's the content that suffers, leaving the listener craving more information. For instance, what about when bad things happen to good self-help books? D.J.B. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 04]
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