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William

Melrose Park, IL, USA | Member Since 2004

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  • To the Best of Our Knowledge, 1-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL (52 mins)
    • By Jim Fleming
    • Narrated By Jim Fleming
    Overall
    (103)
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    Satisfy your hunger for new ideas with this interview show that explores the cutting edge of contemporary thinking in politics, religion, economics, science, the arts, and popular culture. Get the latest episode or subscribe!

    Jim says: "Sometimes great, very uneven"
    "Excellent Breadth of Information"
    Overall

    I have been listening to this program for nine months now. I have found almost every program to contain interesting information. I certainly don?t agree with everything said, but I find the diversity of views fascinating. Often I find myself saying, ?I never thought of this in that way.? This program has broadened my outlook on life; it has challenged my thinking; it has confirmed my thinking in ways I wouldn?t have thought of. I have become a more thoughtful person as a result of listening to TTBOOK. If you are a person who enjoys having your thinking stretched and offered diverse topics for consideration, then this program will keep you coming back for more.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Tales of the Alhambra: A Series of Tales and Sketches of the Moors and Spaniards

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Washington Irving
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    Overall
    (72)
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    (14)
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    Written in 1831, Irving's dreamlike description of the Alhambra, the beautiful Moorish castle that defined the height of Moorish civilization, and the surrounding territory of Granada remains one of the best guidebooks to the region and one of the most entertaining travelogues ever written.

    William says: "Wonderful Stories"
    "Wonderful Stories"
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    I can hardly express how much I enjoyed this book! The detail that Irving wrote allowed me to see what he saw in the Alhambra, along the road to from, and the environs of Granada with great clarity. The way he describes the people--in real life and in the stories--caused me to see and understand them well; additionally the descriptions are frequently rather funny. The stories are in the Arabian Nights tradition and throughly enjoyable. Each one is interesting, exciting, and has an ending in which right triumphs. The end of each story left me with a positive sense of satisfaction. This entire volume is appropriate for family listening; perhaps something much better to excite imagination than a pile of DVDs for the kids on a family vacation road trip.

    The reader has a voice that fits perfectly with the material. I found him easy to listen to and clear in his reading. As the book ended I felt truly sad that it was over. I will listen to this book again, and I don't think or feel that way about most of the books I listen to even if I have truly enjoyed them. I heartily recommend this book to anyone who savors wonderful stories, read well.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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