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  • The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague

  • Written by: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
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Many of us know the Black Death as a catastrophic event of the medieval world. But the Black Death was arguably the most significant event in Western history, profoundly affecting every aspect of human life, from the economic and social to the political, religious, and cultural. In its wake the plague left a world that was utterly changed, forever altering the traditional structure of European societies and forcing a rethinking of every single system of Western civilization: food production and trade, the church, political institutions, law, art, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful knowledge

  • By Quinn musgrave on 2018-09-21

entertaining!

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Reviewed: 2019-02-22

excellent listen. only minor complaint is that there is a lot of repeated information in the different lectures. great Prof though, I learned a ton. well worth a listen.

  • One of Us Is Lying

  • Written by: Karen M. McManus
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest, MacLeod Andrews, Shannon McManus, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
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    4 out of 5 stars 91

Pay close attention, and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app. Only Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow to Start

  • By M. Noble on 2019-03-21

Good characters

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Reviewed: 2018-12-18

I enjoyed this book, especially the characters. I didn't find that there were as many twists and turns in the plot as I would have expected, or hoped, but there was enough to keep me entertained throughout. The narration was good, and it was nice that there were different narrators for the different characters. An enjoyable YA read.

  • Jerusalem

  • The Biography
  • Written by: Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 25 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today’s clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, this is the epic history of three thousand years of faith, slaughter, fanaticism and coexistence. This is how Jerusalem became Jerusalem, and the only city that exists twice - in heaven and on earth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting history

  • By The archduke on 2018-12-18

Very interesting history

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Reviewed: 2018-12-18

This is a great book to provide a giant overview of one city and the incredibly important role that it has played in history. Extremely interesting throughout, and the narrator is awesome. It can be tough to keep track of all the names at times, but it doesn't take away from the interest of the book.

  • The Romanovs

  • 1613-1918
  • Written by: Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • Narrated by: Simon Beale
  • Length: 28 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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This is the intimate story of 20 tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition. Simon Sebag Montefiore's gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence, and wild extravagance, with a global cast of adventurers, courtesans, revolutionaries, and poets, from Ivan the Terrible to Tolstoy and Pushkin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great history overview

  • By The archduke on 2018-10-12

great history overview

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Reviewed: 2018-10-12

excellent book! gives a great overview of the entire Romanov history. the narration was excellent as well.