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  • IF

    • UNABRIDGED (1 min)
    • By Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated By Michael Caine
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    "IF", a poem by Rudyard Kipling, is a timeless gem that recently reemerged in popular culture when it was put to music in a 2007 Joni Mitchell release. In the poem, a father gives advice to his son.

    Cheryl says: "If. Poem by Rudyard Kipling"
    "IF"
    Overall

    Loved it. A beautiful poem. I have read it many times but, hearing it so beautifully spoken, is wonderful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Plato in 90 Minutes

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 13 mins)
    • By Paul Strathern
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    In an age when philosophers had scarcely glimpsed the horizons of the mind, a boy named Aristocles decided to forgo his ambitions as a wrestler. Adopting the nickname Plato, he embarked instead on a life in philosophy. In 387 B.C. he founded the Academy, the world's first university, and taught his students that all we see is not reality but merely a reproduction of the true source. And in his famous Republic he described the politics of "the highest form of state."

    Prudence says: "A wonderful summary - concise and interesting."
    "A wonderful summary - concise and interesting."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Plato in 90 Minutes again? Why?

    Yes - I plan to. I want to remember it.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The historical importance and its impact on the present.


    What about Robert Whitfield’s performance did you like?

    Clear and interesting.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I plan to listen to all historical biographys produced by this company.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Socrates in 90 Minutes

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Paul Strathern
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Just a century after it had begun, philosophy entered its greatest age with the appearance of Socrates, who spent so much of his time talking about philosophy on the streets of Athens that he never got around to writing anything down. His method of aggressive questioning, called dialectic, was the forerunner of logic; he used it to cut through the twaddle of his adversaries and arrive at the truth. Rather than questioning the world, he believed, we would be better off questioning ourselves.

    Teddy says: "I thought it was OK"
    "Excellent"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Socrates in 90 Minutes?

    It is very thorough for such a quick analysis.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is an important part of our history, with parallels for today.


    Which character – as performed by Robert Whitfield – was your favorite?

    I liked all of them. Socrates, of course, even though it is Plato talking.


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

    Why Socrates Matters


    Any additional comments?

    Offer more of these historic biographies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Your First Listen

    • ORIGINAL (4 mins)
    Overall
    (21969)
    Performance
    (8701)
    Story
    (8893)

    Your Audible adventures begin right here.

    aareal says: "It was great"
    "Ick."
    Overall

    Not funny, not important, not edifying - I am very glad I was not paying for it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By R.A. Scotti
    • Narrated By Josephine Bailey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (30)

    It was the splendor and the scandal of the age. In 1506, the ferociously ambitious Renaissance Pope Julius II tore down the most sacred shrine in Europe, the millennium-old St. Peter's Basilica built by the Emperor Constantine over the apostle's grave, to build a better basilica.

    Margaret says: "Spell binding"
    "Fabulous."
    Overall

    This book could be used as the basis for an entire education. Unlike a lot of books, it is worth reading again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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