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The Confessions of Saint Augustine

Product Review (submitted on February 6, 2014):
I really enjoyed listening to the first part of the audiobook edition of Augustine's Confessions, which is an account of his life story, objections to Christianity, the pride and vanity of the world of rhetoric in his time, and his eventual coming to faith. Fascinating stuff. That was about the first 60% of the book.

In the second half of the book, however, Augustine lost me. He waxes philosophical about the nature of time, memory, and other things, with only occasional reference to his life, or even anything else practical for that matter. Maybe this philosophers would like this but I struggled to stay interested and eventually stopped listening somewhere between the 80-90% mark.