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This audiobook is like listening to a giant table of contents. After a while I skipped around to find real content from Confucius, but it is scarce. There is more content on my Zen calendar daily sayings.
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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
No. Surprisingly little coverage of the actual Analects of Confucius. Not sure what the real goal of the lecture series was, very meandering.
Would you recommend Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius to your friends? Why or why not?
What didn’t you like about Professor Robert André LaFleur’s performance?
Delivery was meandering and self-indulgent. Too many tangents which did little to help me understand the source material. Professor was more interested in telling his favorite stories than providing analysis of the text itself.
Was Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius worth the listening time?
No. Would not listen to again.
Any additional comments?
Should not be titled "Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius" when relatively little of the lecture series is dedicated to study of the book itself. Archaeology stories related to different historical texts, uninteresting anecdotes from years as a teacher, travelogue, etc. Would be better if it was called "My playful musings and favorite stories after years of teaching and researching Chinese history". At least then I would have skipped it.
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