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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"
    "Worst narration I've experienced from Audible"
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    Would you try another book from John Pruskin and/or John Pruskin?

    I might buy another of his books, but not if he narrates it.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was so abrupt I was certain there had to be another part to come. But there wasn't.


    What didn’t you like about John Pruskin’s performance?

    The narration was stilted and robotic, almost unbearable to listen to.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The subject matter was treated superficially, but adequately for an overview of the years discussed.


    Any additional comments?

    What was the deal with that ending? What a puzzle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5241)
    Performance
    (3238)
    Story
    (3265)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Andy Spooner says: "A page-turner, no doubt, but..."
    "Terrific, Troubling"
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    What made the experience of listening to One Second After the most enjoyable?

    The reader was authentic without being overly dramatic


    What other book might you compare One Second After to and why?

    On the Beach


    Which character – as performed by Joe Barrett – was your favorite?

    The narrator


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Civilization is a thin veneer


    Any additional comments?

    Terrific book about a genuine threat, well-told and effectively grim.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How Civilizations Die (and Why Islam Is Dying Too)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By David Goldman
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (37)

    Past and present civilizations failed and fail for many reasons, but the number-one predictor of a civilization’s survival is its sense of religion—or lack thereof. So argues David Goldman in How Civilizations Die (and Why Islam Is Dying Too). The strength of a civilization’s religion affects its purpose, its fertility rate, and ultimately, its fate, says Goldman—who then argues that, contrary to popular belief, Islamic countries are in the last throes of death while Christian America is in a position to flourish.

    Darcy says: "Is this really the future?"
    "Worldviews matter"
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    Performance
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    What did you love best about How Civilizations Die (and Why Islam Is Dying Too)?

    Sometimes it is necessary to explain the obvious. Anti-human campaigns,such as zero population growth, have consequences that should be obvious, but unfortunately aren't understood until it's too late.

    The good news is that Christians who understand the biblical command to be fruitful and multiply are mankind's hope.

    The narcissistic, short-sighted, me-centered reap what they sow: few children, and an end to their way of life, necessarily.


    What does Tom Weiner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He read it with emphasis seemingly born of empathy. Very effective.


    If you could give How Civilizations Die (and Why Islam Is Dying Too) a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Worldviews Matter


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it. Read (listen to) it. Believe it. It's obvious.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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