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yael

I Think Therefore You Are.

Member Since 2011

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  • 6 reviews
  • 47 ratings
  • 282 titles in library
  • 23 purchased in 2014
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  • A Survey of the Middle Ages: A.D. 500 - 1270

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By John Pruskin
    • Narrated By John Pruskin
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    In this audiobook, John Pruskin takes us from the fall of the Roman Empire to the cusp of the Italian Renaissance. You have a ringside seat as the remnants of the Roman Empire emerge from the tangled chaos of the barbarian conquests.

    Tex E. says: "Mostly not great"
    "a tough call."
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    this is a really tough one to review. very informative on the one hand, yet bad quality of recording and it isn't very appealing to the ear or the interest buds. i think i only survived through the listen because i really like the subject. if you're just starting to look into the middle ages, i wouldn't start with this one. it is basically a university course that someone recorded, and didn't even bother to digitally remaster or take off the white noise.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (130)

    Large numbers of atheists, humanists, and conspiracy theorists are raising one of the most pressing questions in the history of religion: "Did Jesus exist at all?" Was he invented out of whole cloth for nefarious purposes by those seeking to control the masses? Or was Jesus such a shadowy figure - far removed from any credible historical evidence - that he bears no meaningful resemblance to the person described in the Bible? In Did Jesus Exist? historian and Bible expert Bart Ehrman confronts these questions, vigorously defends the historicity of Jesus, and provides a compelling portrait of the man from Nazareth.

    Jacobus says: "Vintage Ehrman"
    "a great read for the atheist christophiles.."
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    the author addresses all the issues which touch upon the question, but also explains why they are (or arn't) important. both mythicists views and the life of Jesus, the jewish apocalyptic preacher are explored, and it was scholarly enough to get me reading more. i wish the "works cited" of the book was also available somewhere for further reading.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Spilling the Beans on the Cat's Pyjamas: Popular Expressions - What They Mean and Where We Got Them

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Judy Parkinson
    • Narrated By Kim Hicks
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    You wouldn’t be ‘barking mad’ if, when asked the definition of certain phrases, ‘the cat got your tongue’ and you ‘clammed up’. Let’s not ‘beat around the bush’; the English language is littered with linguistic quirks that, on closer examination, seem utterly fantastical. In Spilling the Beans on the Cat’s Pyjamas, Judy Parkinson explores the many colourful – but rather incomprehensible – phrases that enhance our language, describing their origins and defining their true meanings.

    Neil Chisholm says: "A spoken A-Z listing"
    "Great source!"
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    a fun and easy source to get thinking on why we say the things we say..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Martin Wenner
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    Salander is plotting her revenge – against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care, and is set to face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her eventual release.

    Jennifer says: "Excellent!"
    "why on earth would anyone read an abridged version"
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    i didn't notice the ABRIDGED warning.

    the sound and production are great. good quality, good narrator.. however, how could anyone miss out on all the other stories which arn't given here? why on earth would you bother listening to half the story?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Partly Cloudy Patriot

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated By Sarah Vowell, Conan O'Brien, Seth Green, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1559)
    Performance
    (363)
    Story
    (363)

    Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. Her essays confront a wide range of subjects, icons, and historical moments: Ike, Teddy Roosevelt, and Bill Clinton; Canadian Mounties and German Filmmakers; Tom Cruise and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; twins and nerds; the Gettysburg Address, the State of the Union, and George W. Bush's inauguration. The result is an engrossing audiobook, capturing Vowell's memorable wit and her keen social commentary.

    Erik says: "A great listen"
    "funny at times but mostly when she quotes others"
    Overall

    this book is like an extended blog, which could've been tolerated if it wasn't for her voice. it's just not pleasant to listen to her voice. the story itself is actually not very consistent or interesting, as it is too personal. i would probably be much more impressed if i bothered to read it rather than listen to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16173)
    Performance
    (12384)
    Story
    (12412)

    A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

    Teddy says: "Did not disappoint..."
    "brilliant! couldn't stop listening!"
    Overall

    don't let yourselves down. you know you want it. just hit "add to cart" and get listening. it's that good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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