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Greg

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  • Icons of the Iron Age: The Celts in History

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Susan A. Johnston
    • Narrated By Susan A. Johnston
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    Among the most famous peoples in ancient times were the Celts, who lived in Europe during the Iron Age, from about 600 BCE into the early centuries CE. They left behind an intriguing record of physical remains that have been recovered by archaeologists, and they have continued to hold our attention as modern populations claim a Celtic identity.

    Greg says: "Thoroughly Enjoyable"
    "Thoroughly Enjoyable"
    Overall

    There is so much speculation and hyperbole about the Celts and Celtic culture that it's difficult to separate fact from fantasy. Susan Johnston does away with the nonsense and delivers lectures that are at once scholarly and approachable.

    The professor does not present anything as fact that isn't well-researched and documented, and she regularly cautions her listeners not to make assumptions based on limited information. In that regard, she serves her students well.

    I admit that I was thrown by the good doctor's frequent "uhs" and "ums" for a while, but by the third lecture I found myself looking forward to them. Her sense of humor, deep knowledge and unpretentious style brings to mind some of my favorite professors.

    Thank you, Dr. Johnston, for an enlightening and enjoyable lecture series. I look forward to many more.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Outliers: The Story of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9415)
    Performance
    (3967)
    Story
    (3976)

    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

    S Prabhu says: "Excellent book; well adapted for the audio format"
    "Good stories, great lessons"
    Overall

    Gladwell uses compelling stories to make a convincing case. On top of it being a well-written, well researched book, he narrates his work effectively and beautifully.

    My only knock is that he occasionally finds things "hilarious" that are barely even funny, but overall this book is serious, compassionate, brilliant, and endlessly interesting. Get this book and you will know what goes into the making of an outlier. Very highly recommended.

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