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  • Indian Horse

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Richard Wagamese
  • Narrated by: Jason Ryll
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 597
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551

Saul Indian Horse is in critical condition. Sitting feeble in an alcoholism treatment facility, he is told that sharing his story will help relieve his agony. Though skeptical, he embarks on a heartbreaking journey from the present - and into the woods of Northern Ontario, where his life began in a snowy Ojibway camp. The tale that follows is one of great pain and great determination from Richard Wagamese, an author who "never seems to waste a shot" ( New York Times).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart wrenching and Humbling

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-11-11

A lot of hockey 🏒 and a solid story.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-21

A plot that threatens to move the reader to tears, while written with great tenderness and imagination, did leave me at times annoyed by the repetition and detail in the hockey scenes.
Ultimately, it's well worth a listen.

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase (Dramatized)

  • And Another Thing...
  • Written by: Eoin Colfer, Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Jane Horrocks, Sandra Dickinson, Mark Wing-Davey, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
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    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

The brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast series based on And Another Thing… the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker’s Guide "trilogy". Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return in six brand new episodes, in which they are thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • passable

  • By Mark Harcourt on 2019-07-10

passable

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-10

not altogether horrible. Characters were mostly interesting and almost nobody shit the bed. good performances.

  • The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas

  • Written by: Lawrence Cahoone, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Lawrence Cahoone
  • Length: 18 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Without even realizing it, we all use the fruits of political philosophy. From liberty to democracy to community, the terms and concepts originated by political philosophers are ingrained in our global consciousness. Yet many of us have an incomplete picture of how these ideas developed and, quite possibly, a skewed perception of their intentions and implications. This highly relevant course sheds light on the labyrinth of Western political and social theory, as well as its influence on modern history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Digestible Politics

  • By Mark Harcourt on 2019-03-19

Digestible Politics

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-19

Well presented, succinct and compelling.
Prof Cahoone makes 2500 years fly by and make sense.

  • Power over People: Classical and Modern Political Theory

  • Written by: Dennis Dalton, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dennis Dalton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

What is the connection between individual freedom and social and political authority? Are human beings fundamentally equal or unequal? In 16 in-depth lectures, Professor Dalton puts the key theories of power formulated by several of history's greatest minds within your reach. These lectures trace two distinct schools of political theory, idealism and realism, from their roots in ancient India and Greece through history and, ultimately, to their impact on the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • engaging and enlightening.

  • By Mark Harcourt on 2019-02-05

engaging and enlightening.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-05

an excellent overview that suggests many valuable questions and promotes the listener to question their own motivation and understanding.

  • The History of Ancient Rome

  • Written by: Garrett G. Fagan, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Garrett G. Fagan
  • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 37

Even today, the influence of Ancient Rome is indelible, with Europe and the world owing this extraordinary empire a huge cultural debt in almost every important category of human endeavor, including art, architecture, engineering, language, literature, law, and religion. At the peak of its power, Rome's span was vast. In the regional, restless, and shifting history of continental Europe, the Roman Empire stands as a towering monument to scale and stability, unified in politics and law, stretching from the sands of Syria to the moors of Scotland. And it stood for almost 700 years.In this series of 48 spirited lectures, you'll see how a small village of shepherds and farmers rose to tower over the civilized world of its day and left a permanent mark on history. In telling Rome's riveting story, Professor Fagan draws on a wealth of primary and secondary sources, including recent historical and archaeological scholarship, to introduce the fascinating tale of Rome's rise and decline, including the famous events and personalities that have become so familiar: . Horatius at the bridge . Hannibal crossing the Alps during Rome's life-or-death war with Carthage . Caesar assassinated before a statue of his archrival Pompey . The doomed lovers Antony and Cleopatra . The mad and venal emperors Nero and Caligula . The conversion of Constantine The course also addresses one of history's greatest questions: Why did the Roman Empire fall? And you'll learn why most modern scholars believe that the empire did not "fall" at all, but, rather, changed into something very different-the less urbanized, more rural, early medieval world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very well rounded survey

  • By Mark Harcourt on 2018-12-03

very well rounded survey

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-03

An excellent general history of one of Europe's most influential early societies. Touches on various debates on Roman history and gives a solid foundation for more specific study.
Some trouble with vocal modulation, making some passages difficult over external background noises, but overall well presented.

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  • Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour

  • Armistice Day, 1918 World War I and Its Violent Climax
  • Written by: Joseph E. Persico
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

The best-selling author of Roosevelt's Secret War traces the last day of World War I, weaving together the experiences of the famous, such as President Wilson, General Pershing, and Douglas MacArthur, and the unsung and unremembered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening and detailed

  • By Mark Harcourt on 2018-11-23

Enlightening and detailed

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-23

Very engaging and enlightening. Author doesn't shirk from controversy and has some valuable insights into the history of the Great War