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The "Genesis" of Tolkein's world

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Reviewed: 2021-01-22

It reads like the book of Genesis - the creation of the world and the epic stories of the first ages.

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a good summary of the principles from the Gulag

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Reviewed: 2020-12-09

It's a good intro to the Gulag Archipelago, and it shows well how contemporary communism is being manifested, so listen to it and then listen to the Gulag.

sounds familiar

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Reviewed: 2020-10-29

History repeats itself as we spiral toward another world meltdown. It's long but well worth your time.

He got so much right

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Reviewed: 2020-09-14

The narration is good but not great. Tim's range of voices is limited, but he does a good job of making you feel the tension of the story. It's obviously a prophetic book and carries much wisdom that speaks to our present situation.

A succinct but powerful overview

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Reviewed: 2020-05-10

A succinct but powerful overview of the ancient world. Lee reads masterfully Bauer's compelling account of the early civilizations.

The dark side of man's desires

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Reviewed: 2019-11-08

What will man do for an idea? He can rationalize many evils for the sake of a "higher" goal. Those who do not not carry the light with them inevitably get lost in the darkness.

A classic performed magnificently

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Reviewed: 2019-10-31

Dracula is a symbol of misaligned power. A nobleman should be a symbol of the rightly ordered life; instead, Dracula is power feeding on the vulnerable.

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classics, but not the greatest narration

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Reviewed: 2019-10-15

The books are classics, but the narrations, though fine, are less than inspiring. Get them individually for free on Libby.

A worthy ambition, but...

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Reviewed: 2019-08-28

Harris is too ignorant of the Western philosophical and religious tradition to offer a rational and intelligent critique of it. His desire to show that morality is rational is good, and it's refreshing to see a secular writer criticize moral relativism, but Harris could have saved himself the time and looked up one of the numerous books on natural law that defend morality without invoking divine authority - he might also learn something from those books about the tradition he so casually dismisses.

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poor audio and poor argumentation

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Reviewed: 2019-08-17

This is just an intro to his book, so one shouldn't expect too much. Since he is claiming to be scientific, Harris should be more careful not to make so many unsubstantiated and sometimes false claims to fact regarding religions. His overall goal, however, of trying to show the rationality of moral objectivity is admirable.