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Darwin8u

Darwin8u Mesa, AZ, United States Member Since 2011

A part-time buffoon and ersatz scholar specializing in BS, pedantry, schmaltz and cultural coprophagia.

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  • "Pater historiae: Latin, b/c who get..."

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    The narration was solid, but not top shelf. The Histories, however, is one of those books where an audiobook helps. Reading Herodotus, one can often get bogged down in the loops of geography, people, history, culture and meandre through miles of esoterica. The audiobook gives you a good pace and force-marches you through to the end. I enjoyed the audiobook, but utilized it more as a tool as I read the Landmark series. That is another aspect where the audiobook helps. When reading one translation and listening to another, similar translation, the reader/listener is often able to glean additional information.

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    The Histories

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Herodotus
    • Narrated By Bernard Mayes
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    Herodotus is not only the father of the art and the science of historical writing, but also one of the Western tradition's most compelling storytellers. In tales such as that of Gyges, who murders Candaules, the king of Lydia, and usurps his throne and his marriage bed, thereby bringing on, generations later, war with the Persians, Herodotus laid bare the intricate human entanglements at the core of great historical events.

    Steven says: "Difficult but enlightening"
  • "Mitchell's Translation is Brilliant..."

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    I would love to write like a blast of a sudden squall
    whose strong five-beat rhythm can with light and thunder, churning
    the dark page into a fury, and countless words
    surge and toss on its pages, high-arched and white-capped,
    and crash down onto the Internets in endless ranks:
    just so did the translators charge in their ranks, each simile
    packed close together.

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    The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Homer, Stephen Mitchell (translator)
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
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    The power and the beauty of The Iliad resound again across 2,700 years in Stephen Mitchell's exciting new translation, as if the lifeblood of its heroes Achilles and Patroclus, Hector and Priam flowed in every word. And we are there with them amid the horror and ecstasy of war, carried along by a poetry that lifts even the most devastating human events into the realm of the beautiful.

    Darwin8u says: "Mitchell's Translation is Brilliant Poetry"
  • "A Dramatic Trilogy for Both GODS an..."

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    Aeschylus' ability to weave and connect his tragedies seems second nature in today's world of sequels, trilogies, and Star Wars prequels, but Aescheylus' genius existed both in the original form and the brilliant substance of his surviving plays. I can understand how Swinburne could call the Oresteia trilogy the "greatest spiritual work of man." The Oresteia is at once brilliant, creepy, and infinitely tragic (only family dramas can be so damn full of pathos). As I was reading it, I was constantly thinking of the influences the Oresteia had on everyone from Shakespeare (think Lady Macbeth) to our current crop of TV police procedurals.

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    The Oresteia

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Aeschylus
    • Narrated By Full Cast
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    In The Oresteia, Aeschylus dramatizes the myth of the curse on the royal house of Argos. The action begins when King Agamemnon returns victorious from the Trojan War, only to be treacherously slain by his own wife. It ends with the trial of their son, Orestes, who slew his mother to avenge her treachery - a trial with the goddess Athena as judge, the god Apollo as defense attorney, and, as prosecutors, relentless avenging demons called The Furies.

    Tad Davis says: "Great production, Ian Johnston translation"
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    Where does Heroes and Legends rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top! Such an interesting mix of characters and Professor Shippey is a wonderful professor. You couldn't ask for me in a lecture series.


    Have you listened to any of Professor Thomas A. Shippey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    Who was the most memorable character of Heroes and Legends and why?

    Loved all of them but Frodo and Elizabeth Bennet are some of my favorites


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  • "Five stars, with some caveats"

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    This course is an excellent introduction and overview of world mythology. It covers a lot of ground, and does it well. While I would recommend it to anyone, I need to add the following caveats:

    Because it covers so much ground, it moves as a very brisk speed, and in some cases I would have preferred to get more depth (for example, more detail on some of the hero myths, and more discussion of the psychological interpretation of myth, a la Rank, Jung and Campbell). Dr. Voth did a really good job of covering the material, but there's enough here for two or even three lecture series.

    Second, I found my interest waning slightly in during the latter part of the course. This may have been because (while he never says so) Prof. Voth seems to be suggesting a kind of monomyth for trickster myths (similar to the monomyth of the hero). While I thought the argument and evidence presented for the hero monomyth was compelling, it seemed that the trickster myths were much more diverse (hard to see an parallel between the Norse Loki and the African Anansi as presented here, for example).

    Still, the course material was very engaging, and I will definitely be broadening my study of mythology as a result.

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    Myth in Human History

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Grant L. Voth
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    Myths provide the keys to truly grasping the ways that principles, rituals, codes, and taboos are woven into the fabric of a particular society or civilization. It's through myths that we can answer these and other fundamental questions: How was the universe created, and why? What is the purpose of evil? Why is society organized the way it is? How did natural features like rivers, mountains, and oceans emerge?This entertaining and illuminating course plunges you into the world's greatest myths.

    Walter says: "Five stars, with some caveats"

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    Guilherme says: "Stoic Wisdom at it's best"
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    Through the study of these time-honored myths, the Greek heroes and gods - including Heracles, Zeus, Achilles, Athena, Aphrodite, and others - leap from the page in all their glorious splendor. The following lectures are not only an entertaining guide to Greek mythology, but a fascinating look into the culture and time that produced these eternal tales.

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    Classical Mythology  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Elizabeth Vandiver

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    The Odyssey is the greatest adventure story ever written, and one of the great epic masterpieces of Western literature For almost 3,000 years, it has been a storehouse of ancient Greek folklore and myth. It is also our very first novel, if we think of it in terms of romantic plot development, realistic characterizations, frequent change of scene, and heroic dramatic devices.

    Carl says: "Fantastic Audio Reading by Griffin!"
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    This reissue of the 1919 classic combines the immortal stories from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey into one glorious saga of heroism and magical adventure. Beloved by generations, Padraic Colum's masterful retelling of these epic adventures is remarkably fresh, consistently spellbinding, and unmatched for its richness and poetry.

    Marius says: "A great listen for adults as well"
  • Classical Mythology  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Elizabeth Vandiver

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    Michelle says: "Great"
  • The Odyssey (






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    McGrath-Muniz says: "Beautiful recording marred by audio problems!"
  • Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Alan Charles Kors, Professor Darren Staloff, Professor Dennis Dalton, Professor Douglas Kellner

    Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition

    • ORIGINAL (43 hrs and 43 mins)
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    For 3,000 years, mankind has grappled with fundamental questions about life. What is real? Who or what is God? When is it legitimate for one person to have power over others? What is justice? Beauty? This 84-lecture, 12-professor tour of Western philosophical tradition covers more than 60 of history's greatest minds and brings you a comprehensive survey of the history of Western philosophy from its origins in classical Greece to the present.

    James says: "Fantastic overview"
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    Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature

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    Odysseus. Robinson Crusoe. Harry Potter. What do these memorable characters have in common? Why do we turn to certain stories again and again? And what impact have they made on world history? These 24 eye-opening lectures give fresh insight into some of the greatest heroes in world literature, from warriors such as Beowulf and Odysseus to unexpected heroes such as Uncle Tom and Sancho Panza. Professor Shippey gives you an inside glimpse into the writer's process.

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  • Meditations (






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    One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions - a cornerstone of Western thought.

    Guilherme says: "Stoic Wisdom at it's best"
  • Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey (






UNABRIDGED) by Homer, W. H. D. Rouse (translator) Narrated by Anthony Heald

    Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

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    Ganesh says: "Best Iliad experience on Audible"
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    Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths: One of the Best-selling Mythology Books of All Time

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    • By Bernard Evslin
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    Having sold millions of copies in print, Bernard Evslin’s classic retelling of the Greek myths captures the excitement and enchantment of these stories that have influenced many of today’s popular films and novels. Easy to understand and fun to read for both adults and children, it is no wonder this book has been taught in schools all over the world.

  • Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Robert C. Bartlett

    Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 19 mins)
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    • Narrated By Professor Robert C. Bartlett
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    For more than two millennia, philosophers have grappled with life's most profound and "eternal" questions. It is easy to forget, however, that these questions about fundamental issues like justice, injustice, virtue, vice, or happiness were not always eternal. They once had to be asked for the first time. This was a step that could place the inquirer beyond the boundaries of the law. And the Athenian citizen and philosopher who took that courageous step in the 5th century B.C. was Socrates.

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  • The Iliad (






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    The Iliad

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    • By Robert Fagles (translator), Homer
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    Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language of this 2,700-year-old epic, while maintaining the drive and metric music of Homer's poetry, as well as the impact and nuance of Homer's mesmerizing repeated phrases.

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    Plato's Republic

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    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor David Roochnik
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    More than 2,000 years later, Plato's Republic remains astonishingly relevant to our everyday lives. It poses one question after another that might well have been drawn from the headlines and debates of our nation's recent history: What sort of person should rule the state? Are all citizens equal before the law? Should everyone have equal access to health care? Plato's greater inquiry, however, was into the question of defining justice itself and the reasons why a person would choose a life aligned with that virtue.

    Bruno says: "One of the best courses I have ever heard!"
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UNABRIDGED) by Lucretius Narrated by Charlton Griffin

    On the Nature of Things

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    • By Lucretius
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    This famous work by Lucretius is a masterpiece of didactic poetry, and it still stands today as the finest exposition of Epicurean philosophy ever written. The poem was produced in the middle of first century B.C., a period that was to witness a flowering of Latin literature unequaled for beauty and intellectual power in subsequent ages. The Latin title, De Rerum Natura, translates literally to On the Nature of Things and is meant to impress the reader with the breadth and depth of Epicurean philosophy.

    Lawrence says: "A Masterpiece"
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UNABRIDGED) by Homer, Richard Lattimore (translator) Narrated by Charlton Griffin

    The Iliad

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    • By Homer, Richard Lattimore (translator)
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    The Iliad is one of the most enduring creations of Western Civilization and was originally written to be recited or chanted to the accompaniment of various instruments. Properly performed, this work today is just as meaningful, just as powerful and just as entertaining as it was in the ninth century B.C.,and it casts its spell upon modern listeners with the same raw intensity as it did upon the people of ancient times.

    Jefferson says: "An Excellent Iliad"
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    Letter to Sura

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    Do you believe in ghosts or the supernatural? Who would you ask if you'd encountered something inexplicable? First-century Roman lawyer, magistrate, and author Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, historically remembered as Pliny the Younger, wrote to his mentor about manifestations, incarnations, prognostications, and a strange happening within his own household. With what wisdom would you reply to such an epistle?

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    Filosof, ch'e uchenie imeet posledovatelej i spustja bolee, chem 20 vekov posle ego smerti, - genialen bez somnenija. Plato´n stal vdohnovitelem predstavitelej raznyh filosofskih techenij v raznye jepohi - ot cerkovnoj teologii do zapadnogo jekzistencializma. Mnogie ego idei gorjacho obsuzhdajut do sih por. Kak by tam ni bylo, no dazhe chelovek, dalekij ot zharkih filosofskih sporov, mozhet pocherpnut' nemalo poleznogo iz trudov platona. Shtudirovat' tolstennye knigi dlja jetogo sovsem neobjazatel'no - prosto poslushajte jetu audioknigu izdatel'stva AB Publishing!

  • Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Thomas A. Shippey

    Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Thomas A. Shippey
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    Odysseus. Robinson Crusoe. Harry Potter. What do these memorable characters have in common? Why do we turn to certain stories again and again? And what impact have they made on world history? These 24 eye-opening lectures give fresh insight into some of the greatest heroes in world literature, from warriors such as Beowulf and Odysseus to unexpected heroes such as Uncle Tom and Sancho Panza. Professor Shippey gives you an inside glimpse into the writer's process.

    Virginia says: "Seriously PERFECT"
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    The Suppliants: Translated by F L Light

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    • Narrated By Beth Bostic
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    The fifty daughters of Danaos have with their father fled by ship from Egypt, escaping compulsatory marriage with their fifty cousins, the sons of Aegyptos. They arrive in Argos, where, by supplication to the king and people, they seek refuge from their cousins, who sailed in pursuit. Their devout abhorrence of the marriage is the weightiest theme of the play.

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  • Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths: One of the Best-selling Mythology Books of All Time (






UNABRIDGED) by Bernard Evslin Narrated by Todd Haberkorn

    Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths: One of the Best-selling Mythology Books of All Time

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    • By Bernard Evslin
    • Narrated By Todd Haberkorn
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    Having sold millions of copies in print, Bernard Evslin’s classic retelling of the Greek myths captures the excitement and enchantment of these stories that have influenced many of today’s popular films and novels. Easy to understand and fun to read for both adults and children, it is no wonder this book has been taught in schools all over the world.

  • The Argonautica of Apollonius: Jason and the Argonauts (






UNABRIDGED) by Apollonius, F L Light Narrated by Christian Carvajal

    The Argonautica of Apollonius: Jason and the Argonauts

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    • By Apollonius, F L Light
    • Narrated By Christian Carvajal
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    A passage of diverse heroics and distant perseverance in quest of the Golden Fleece is with transcendent narrative and canonic rhythm in the Argonautica recounted. Jason and the Argonauts, sailing from Iolcos on the Argo, pass into the Euxine, or Black Sea, on their voyage to Colchis at the eastern end of the sea. F L Light's translation re-embodies the motive energy of metric Apollonius in this epic of golden probation in endurance and dispatch.

  • The Persian Wars (






UNABRIDGED) by Herodotus Narrated by Charlton Griffin

    The Persian Wars

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    • By Herodotus
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    Unquestionably, Herodotus has left mankind one of the world's greatest works of literature. The Persian Wars is part history, part geography, part anthropology...and completely entertaining. It possesses a charm that is legendary. But, over and above this, Herodotus has succeeded for all time in brilliantly expressing the conflict between the ideal of the free man defending his liberty within a state based on the rule of law, and that of the despot who bases his rule on brute force and whose subjects are considered slaves.

  • Legendy i mify Drevnej Grecii, Vypusk II [Greek Myths and Legends, Volume II] (






UNABRIDGED) by Nikolaj Kun Narrated by Artyom Karapetyan

    Legendy i mify Drevnej Grecii, Vypusk II [Greek Myths and Legends, Volume II]

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Nikolaj Kun
    • Narrated By Artyom Karapetyan
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    Kniga Nikolaja Al'bertovicha Kuna, izvestnogo istorika i pedagoga, professora MGU, "Legendy i mify Drevnej Grecii" - samoe izvestnoe sobranie legend i predanij klassicheskogo jeposa. Jeto nastol'naja kniga dlja detej i vzroslyh ne tol'ko v nashej strane ee pereveli na mnogie jazyki mira eshhe pri zhizni avtora.Vo vtorom tome rasskazyvaetsja o puteshestvii argonavtov za zolotym runom, sobytijah Trojanskoj vojny i prikljuchenijah Odisseja v ego dolgom puteshestvii v rodnuju Itaku.