Anselm

  • by Florence Byham Weinberg
  • Narrated by Richard Rieman
  • 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Christians believe the spirit survives the body. The philosopher Rene Descartes equated mind and spirit and tried to prove them totally separable from the body. Are they? Cocky young Professor Eric Behrens curses the world and wishes he were someone, anyone, else. He trips, is knocked out, and wakes in the body of a middle-aged, overweight Benedictine monk with a severe heart defect. He must survive in an alien environment and in a defective body, while trying to "go home again". Anselm: A Metamorphosis by Florence Byham Weinberg plays upon an ancient longing as well as ancient fears. What is it like, it asks, to wake up as another person, unrecognizable even to those closest to one, being in all but one way wholly new to oneself? That one way is an abiding sense of self-identity. In a fascinating tour de force, this novel follows the sudden change in the identity of a carefree young English professor into a middle-aged priest by exploring many layers of his consciousness.

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Freaky Friday with monks

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The best thing about this one is the narrator. The story had great potential but just lost me half way through. I honestly don't know what could have made it better for me. The great narration is what kept me listening. I would try another book by the author because the concept was interesting. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.


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- Jenniferk

Mistaken Identity

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What happens when a young adult is flung into the body of an older, more mature munk? This story tackles the trials and tribulations he must face as he soon discovers the munk is not a Godly munk but one of a negative, worldly manner. What will happen? Will he survive the trials he must face? Will he be able to get back to his own body?

Richard Rieman has a clear, articulate voice. He is able to clearly identify the characters for the listener.
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- Alfie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-02-2017
  • Publisher: Florence Byham Weinberg