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Shawn

Los Angeles, CA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Homer, Richard Lattimore (translator)
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (115)

    The Iliad is one of the most enduring creations of Western Civilization and was originally written to be recited or chanted to the accompaniment of various instruments. Properly performed, this work today is just as meaningful, just as powerful and just as entertaining as it was in the ninth century B.C.,and it casts its spell upon modern listeners with the same raw intensity as it did upon the people of ancient times.

    Jefferson says: "An Excellent Iliad"
    "Love it"
    Overall

    Great reading, very entertaining tto listen to. The reader really tells the story in a way that makes you feel like those who heard Homer tell it must have felt.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (91)

    The Mongol queens of the 13th century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving a single tantalizing quote from Genghis Khan: “Let us reward our female offspring.” Only this hint of a father’s legacy for his daughters remained of a much larger story.

    Kimberley says: "Amazing History"
    "Another Great Book"
    Overall

    Another GREAT book by Jack Weatherford about the Mongols. I was amazed by the amount of info givin in this book & in a manner that made it digestable & entertaining. The number of people from history that are unknown to us even if they had as large an impact as many in this book is mind blowing. 5stars

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3554)
    Performance
    (2162)
    Story
    (2182)

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    Peter says: "Brilliant, insightful, intriguing."
    "Great, I loved it"
    Overall

    This book was full of info I had never read before about GK This book really helps you to understand the impact on the world that this man had. The number of things he did for the first time is amazing added to the great philosophy he ruled wit Genghis is by far one of the coolest if then the coolest ancient leader.ruled. & The world could use omeone of his serious nature & loyal mentality & love for his people to rule again. 5stars from me!!!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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