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Zac Manuel

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  • Lost Worlds of South America

  • Written by: Edwin Barnhart, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Edwin Barnhart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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Buried by the centuries on soaring mountain slopes and beneath arid deserts and lush jungles of South America, the remains of extraordinary, majestic civilizations-many unknown until recent decades-are now coming to light and raising tantalizing questions about what else may be awaiting discovery.Take an adventurous trek to these wilds of South America and the great civilizations of the ancients. In 24 eye-opening lectures, you'll take an in-depth look at the emerging finds and archaeological knowledge of more than 12 seminal civilizations.

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  • By Zac Manuel on 2018-10-26

Great

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Reviewed: 2018-10-26

As a Canadian I knew nothing of native South America. I now know it is rich in history and very interesting.

  • From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity

  • Written by: Bart D. Ehrman, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
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Step back to Christianity's first three centuries to see how it transitioned from the religion of Jesus to a religion about Jesus. How did a single group from among many win the struggle for dominance to establish the beliefs central to the faith, rewrite the history of Christianity's internal conflicts, and produce a canon of sacred texts – the New Testament – that supported its own views?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By Zac Manuel on 2018-07-28

Very interesting

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Reviewed: 2018-07-28

Great speaker. Subject is fun to listen to. Probably my favourite great course lecture so far. I’m agnostic but I find the history of the influences that led to my catholic upbringing interesting .

  • The Medieval World

  • Written by: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
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Far from being a time of darkness, the Middle Ages was an essential period in the grand narrative of Western history. But what was it like to actually live in those extraordinary times? Now you can find out.These 36 lectures provide a different perspective on the society and culture of the Middle Ages: one that entrenches you in the daily human experience of living during this underappreciated era.

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  • Excellent!

  • By Justin Harris on 2018-10-30

Good performance. Much detail

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Reviewed: 2018-07-09

A good performance from the narrator.A little harder to follow then my last listen, which was the ancient Egypt. Which is understandable since there is much more knowledge of this period. A good look into what life was like. The discussion of war is present but if that’s your main interest there isn’t a lot .

  • The History of Ancient Egypt

  • Written by: Bob Brier, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Bob Brier
  • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
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Ancient Egyptian civilization is so grand our minds sometimes have difficulty adjusting to it. It lasted 3,000 years, longer than any other on the planet. Its Great Pyramid of Cheops was the tallest building in the world until well into the 19th century and remains the only Ancient Wonder still standing. And it was the most technologically advanced of the ancient civilizations, with the medical knowledge that made Egyptian physicians the most famous in the world.

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  • 3000 years through time

  • By Andrew on 2017-12-27

A lot of fun

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Reviewed: 2018-05-02

My first great courses listen. Great speaker! Thanks YouTuber Lindybiege for recommending audible and great courses.

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • Written by: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
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In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A bit disappointing to be honest (until Ch.11)

  • By Natasha on 2017-11-09

Good

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Reviewed: 2017-12-16

I like the stories. They’re entertaining. They sell the point of the book. The book doesn’t present any hidden secret that will wow you. But it still helped me stay conscious of my habits.

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