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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.

Informative, well written, and scary

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Reviewed: 2019-05-23

Milo is enjoyable to listen to. He speaks many truths that people inside and outside the Church need to hear.

much to ponder

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Reviewed: 2019-04-09

I will need to listen to it again. There's too much to take in while driving. I often found myself grappling with one idea and then missing the next few minutes because I was lost in thought.

Hilarious and Edifying

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Reviewed: 2019-03-15

The narration is excellent. The story begins like a sitcom with various amusing events as Don Quixote begins his adventure. It maintains the sitcom feel throughout, but the bigger picture does develop, and we meet many interesting characters and learn many valuable lessons along the way.

The dead end of the victim mentality

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Reviewed: 2019-02-06

The narrative of the "victim mentality" is common today. Those who desire vengeance on society or those better off than themselves would do well to see in Frankenstein's monster the character of their desire. It destroys all that is good and justifies itself in all its evil.