Sun Nov 27 21:09:57 EST 2011

On the Duties of the Clergy

On the Duties of the Clergy is the first audiobook that I've had to abort halfway through. It's not the speaker (who sounds a bit like a European Sheng-Ji Yang), but the subject matter that is stopping me.

I suppose that I expected something more like a procedual manual of clerical rituals, or an in-depth discussion of a clergyman's duty to his people, but the book opens with an in-depth defence of Christian virtue. Unfortunately the defence of these virtues is based solely upon biblical citations. These grew tedious and I chose not to continue.

This is a weakness of audiobooks, I guess. They are incredibly difficult to skim. Speeding up the sound files is an option, but makes momentary lapses in attention even harder to recover from.

Posted by Jack Kelly | Permanent link | File under: librivox