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Jon

North Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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  • The Modern Scholar: Six Months That Changed the World: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Margaret MacMillan
    Overall
    (239)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (136)

    The world will never see another peace conference like the one which took place in Paris in 1919. For six months, the world's major leaders - including Woodrow Wilson, president of the United States, David Lloyd George, prime minister of Great Britain, and Georges Clemenceau, prime minister of France - met to discuss the peace settlements which were to end World War One.

    Jon says: "Best Audible Title Yet"
    "Best Audible Title Yet"
    Overall

    Dr MacMillan has a great voice. I felt like she was speaking to me - not reading a script. Excellent articulation and enunciation. I am finding myself listening to this one again and again, from different start points. My friends at work are amazed by how much I now know about this important event in modern history. If Dr MacMillan comes up with another title - I'm buying it. Wish I'd had professors as interesting as her in university...

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Science in Antiquity

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dr. Jon Mandaville
    • Narrated By Edwin Newman
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (8)

    The scientific impulse can be said to have existed forever. But only with the written word did there emerge a record of speculations about how and why things happen. Middle Eastern civilizations developed ways to measure and describe (e.g., math and the alphabet); Greek philosophers classified natural objects and studied cause and effect. This is the story of ancient science from Asia to the Mediterranean Basin.

    Jon says: "Enjoyed Very Much"
    "Enjoyed Very Much"
    Overall

    Pitched to entertain a 60-year-old IT consultant who found it continually surprising and informative. Edwin Newman's reading is marvellous. Annoying only because I often listen to audio books when I go to sleep - but this one keeps me awake too long.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Furnished Room

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By O. Henry
    • Narrated By Sandy J. Hotchkiss, Kevin Yancy, K. Anderson Yancy
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    A man searching for his lost love, finds her ghost in a New York City tenement, calling to him. SonicMovies are premium audios with strong vocal performances enhanced by music and sound effects to such an extent they sound like movies, hence, SonicMovies. Presented by Wollcott & Sheridan (WSAPL.com) / SonicMovie.net & K. Anderson Yancy.

    Jon says: "Too much "sonic" sound effects"
    "Too much "sonic" sound effects"
    Overall

    Monotone voice attempting to portray a "sotto voce" dramatic effect, with excessive, constant sonic sound effects intruding just a bit too much into the foreground, impeding my ability to distinguish the voice. And too much focus on verbal "credits" and promotion at the end. I listen to multiple pieces of audio at night, or in the car, or on the plane, and I want a minimum of fanfare coming in and going out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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