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  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Edward Gibbon
    • Narrated By Bernard Mayes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (154)

    Considered one of the finest historical works in the English language, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is lauded for its graceful, elegant prose style as much as for its epic scope. Remarkably accurate for its day, Gibbon's treatise holds a high place in the history of literature and remains an enduring subject of study.

    Gibbon's monumental work traces the history of more than 13 centuries, covering the great events as well as the general historical progression. This first volume covers A.D. 180 to A.D. 395, which includes the establishment of Christianity and the Crusades.

    William Penny says: "What an age we live in"
    "Great for history buffs"
    Overall

    Very long and detailed, but well narrated. You do have to focus and pay attention, otherwise you'll lose track. Only issue is he tends to skip around a bit, so sometimes it's difficult to tell which emperor or time period he is talking about. Excellent thesis on early Christianity.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation into Civilization's End

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lawrence E. Joseph
    • Narrated By Feodor Chin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (24)

    Don't look up. It won't help. You can't get out of the way; you can't dig a hole deep enough to hide. The end is coming, and there's nothing you can do about it. So why listen to this audiobook? Because you can't cover your ears when it's not just the religious fanatics who are saying we're all going to be destroyed, but the scientists are in on the act, too.

    Thomas W. Smith says: "Overpriced"
    "Garbage"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Written and read like a high school journalism student. Selective use of data to back scenarios. Leaves out details that would contradict. It's already 2012 and a lot of the predictions made haven't happened.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Washington Burning

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Les Standiford
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    In 1814, British troops invaded and burned Washington; the White House still bears scorch and soot marks on its foundation stones. Until the British tried to obliterate it, many Americans remained violently opposed to the idea of Washington as the nation's capital.

    Peggy Mason says: "Washington yes Burning not so much"
    "annoying"
    Overall

    the narration is annoying both in tone and attempt to duplicate L'Enfant's French accent. And the author's observations are plebeian.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In-Flight Vietnamese

    • ORIGINAL (54 mins)
    • By Living Language
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Worried about getting by in Vietnamese? Then make good use of all that spare time on ther plane while you're flying to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, or Nha Trang. Between your in-flight meal and your in-flight movie, try some In-Flight Vietnamese! This 60-minute program is the simplest way to learn just enough Vietnamese to get by in any situation, whether you're traveling for business or for pleasure. It covers everything you need, and nothing more.

    Charlie says: "Expertise"
    "Expertise"
    Overall

    Need to already know Vietnamese for this to help

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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