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Great book!

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Reviewed: 2019-10-19

It's a powerful story of struggle between hope and hopelessness, of how people can be as vicious as nature itself, from which we stem and to which we are bound. Great writing and production!

A good introduction

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Reviewed: 2019-10-16

This is a very brief introduction to the history of ancient Greece, but still it presents the main ideas and developments of those societies. The book is enriched by the use of a vast amount of quotes from ancient sources.

Insightful and very entertaining!

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Reviewed: 2019-10-08

A thoroughly enjoyable book. Fun to read or listen to. Full of clever jokes and very interesting remarks.

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A Study on Empathy

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Reviewed: 2019-10-06

This book delves on what it means to be human, as well as on the ability of feeling empathy and compassion for the other, that is, for someone or something that is not you or of your own kind. This seems to be at least as relevant today as it was during the Cold War when it was written. Having said that, the screenplay written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples based on this book for Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982) is a much superior work of art and dives deeper into this theme of empathy and humanity.

A massively rich work of art!

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Reviewed: 2019-10-04

Not as challenging to tackle as the whale that gives it its name, this book is still a beautiful struggle! I wish I had the knowledge to understand every subtle reference that Melville throws at us. Fantastic!

A thrilling dystopia!

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Reviewed: 2019-09-24

The best dystopian novels are those that in a way describe our own societies and show to which extent and how fast things can change for the worse. Atwood's description of thoughts, feelings, and the overall psychological state of her characters makes for a very interesting read. Danes' narration adapts Atwood's style almost perfectly to the audiobook format. Thrilling!

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A timeless Epic of the fear of death

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Reviewed: 2019-09-21

A superb story of love, grief, and search for meaning. As true today as it was more than 3 thousand years ago. The Epic is followed in this audiobook by an essay analyzing the story, which I found helpful even if a little repetitive.

A good introduction to the history of Mesopotamia

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Reviewed: 2019-09-19

This is a good introduction to the history of Mesopotamia, from the rise of Eridu to the conquest of Babylon by Cyrus the Great.

A truly doubleplusgood work!

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Reviewed: 2019-09-16

An important story that is as true today as it was in the 40's when it was written. Everyone should read this book, or listen to Prebble reading it.

By far the best book I've listened to

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Reviewed: 2019-09-12

Hemingway's story is superb and William Hurt really brings it to life. I don't understand why so many listeners here were disappointed by the reader, I almost gave up listening to this book. I'm glad I didn't. Hurt did a great job adapting Hemingway's style to audio.