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A wonderful survey course

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Reviewed: 2020-01-22

Due to its length, this course provides a solid overview of where we came from. Each lecture could be a course in itself. As it is, anyone interested in history would enjoy this concise survey of the highlights of human civilization. Professor Benjamin did a very laudable job of presenting this material. I enjoyed the course a lot.

Well written and narrated

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2020-01-15

I can understand why this book received so many high marks. It is well written with a phenomenal amount of detail of nautical terms as used in the late 18th and early 19th century. In addition, there is a plethora of characters that are likely to appear in subsequent books of the series. Having said that, this book did not do it for me and I will not continue with the series. The plot, if any exists is pretty meager. I guess that I am not a fan of naval literature.

Storytelling at its best!

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Reviewed: 2020-01-08

It has been a long time since I read The Handmaid's Tale. This story ties it all for me in a very satisfying way. No Offred here, but Aunt Lydia's matured character makes it all worthwhile.The narration is superb by all the readers. Great book!

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It's Grimm's!

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Reviewed: 2020-01-02

This collection of the Brothers Grimm is presented as I remember them when I was a child, i. e. with the wolf gobbling up grandmother in Red Riding Hood. Several of the stories were new to me and it was great discovering them. It is not the Brothers' complete stories, but a great selection nevertheless.

A wonderful classic

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Reviewed: 2019-12-31

No arguing about this book's classic classification. The five stories are told in wonderful, clear language and much humour. It is a long listen, but worth it. The narration by Neville Jason is outstanding.

Wonderful adaptation

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Reviewed: 2019-12-23

This multicast adaptation of Dickens' classic is worthy of annual listens. The sound effects included, enhanced and added the right spirit (no pun intended) of this wonderful story. Excellently done!

Extinction explained

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Reviewed: 2019-12-22

A a brief fascinating scientific look and explanation of extinction; why, when, what, who. We humans really need to mind our Ps and Qs.

No other Christmas story matches this one

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Reviewed: 2019-12-18

This classic story comes alive with the narration by Tim Curry. Bravo! A must listen in December.

Very enjoyable, especially the narration

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Reviewed: 2019-12-17

Very perceptive observations with much skewering of laws and elites pretentiousness. Twain would have a field day with today's state of affairs.

Nick Offerman enhances the story immensely.

Wonderfully written and narrated

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Reviewed: 2019-12-08

This is science writing at its best. The language is approachable and clear for the layman like me to follow and understand. This book held my interest from the start and I enjoyed it and learned much from it. We need more Adam Rutherfords to explain and demystify science when headlines are crowded with myths, lies and superficialities that can only lead to ignorance and know nothingness. Professor Rutherford, may we have some more, please?