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  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

  • Written by: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Narrated by: Richard Burton
  • Length: 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Richard Burton and Ralph Richardson join together in this unqiue musical production of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner". The superb delivery of both these actors is augmented by an original soundtrack composed by David Moore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful combination of narrative and music.

  • By GDokk on 2019-03-11

Delightful combination of narrative and music.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-11

The reading of this epic poem was entertaining, more so due to the delightful poetry/music combination.
The poem, itself, is a great tale, and would have been much shortened by a direct reading, but the combination, which lengthened the reading, added immensely to the entertainment.
Richard Burton is a great orator, and, in itself would make this a great reading, but the addition of the background adds to his oration.

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • Written by: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679

Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams, and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Accept minor defects and enjoy this book

  • By Anonymous User on 2017-12-10

Scary, but knowledge is power!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-04

Homo Deus gives us a look at our possible (provable?) future and all the arguments for these possibilities.
The arguments are well constructed. The results of the arguments are believable, and this leads to the “scary” part.
The future, according to Yuval, almost makes the fear around “Global Warming” seem trivial.
This is a book that gives you hours of thoughtful entertainment. I do expect the thoughtful part will continue long after it is finished.

  • Rick Mercer Final Report

  • Written by: Rick Mercer
  • Narrated by: Rick Mercer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Rick Mercer can always be relied on to provoke a strong reaction - but what he said one fall day in 2017 truly shocked Canada. In a rant posted on social media, the great Canadian satirist announced loud and clear that the 15th season of the Rick Mercer Report - the nation's best-watched and best-loved comedy show - would be the last. This volume brings together never-before-published rants from the last five seasons of the show, plus a selection of the very best rants from earlier years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a must for any mercer fan

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-11-23

A newer, truly Canadian satirist.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-13

Rick reminds me of Stephen Leacock- a writer, who could take any Canadian situation from real life, and make you laugh at the incongruity of the situation.
They both make fun of us, in a nice way. They try to engage us, and in so doing so, possibly turn our thinking around and make us better Canadians.
This was a truly entertaining read, and I will not hesitate to recommend it to everyone.

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