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5-stars with a catch

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Reviewed: 2020-06-29

First and foremost this is absolutely an amazing resource for language enthusiasts. If you are into the topic, go ahead and start enjoying it. The catch is that this is such massive topic and the series contains incomplete info which can lead to inaccurate conclusions about the function/use of Ottoman Turkish in its era. Ottoman Turkish being a hybrid language of was never spoken by the population. The way it’s presented in this book sounds like people in Turkey used to speak Ottoman Turkish. The truth is it was only used in the palace and among The Istanbul elite. Also sekiz means eight, not seven. Overall, this is a great audiobook. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who likes the topic.

Will reread and reread

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Reviewed: 2020-02-18

Absolutely loved it. I can easily say this book changed the way I view life/society. I will reread it and this time will make notes! A huge value for a single credit.

A Treasure

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Reviewed: 2020-02-07

Professor Harl, thank you so much for this great piece. I enjoyed every second of the course. You are a true source of wisdom and inspiration. I was schooled in Turkey and the Ottoman history was a huge portion of the history classes. I thought I knew a lot about Ottoman history until I listened to the story from Kenneth Hoca. This book is a true treasure for those who are interested in Ottoman history. - Objective approach - Flawless narration - Passionate lecturer with immense knowledge of the Middle East, Balkans, and Russia. One UNIMPORTANT detail: Some of Turkish names and words were mispronounced due to crazy phonetic rules of Turkish. For those who are interested can simply Google the names/words and find out the accurate pronunciation.

PHENOMENAL!

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Reviewed: 2020-01-31

A 24-hour journey to the beginning of human civilization. Fantastic content and good presentation. Absolutely a must-read.

Hard to stop

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Reviewed: 2019-12-27

This is a very high-end production that will keep you listening for hours effortlessly. Good story and amazing use of language by the author. Worth the credit!