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Dan

ST PAUL, MN, USA | Member Since 2004

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  • The March of the Ten Thousand

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Xenophon
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (292)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (117)

    Translated by W. E. D. Rouse, The March of the Ten Thousand is one of the most admired and widely read pieces of ancient literature to come down to us. Xenophon employs a very simple, straightforward style to describe what is probably the most exciting military adventure ever undertaken. It is an epic of courage, faith and democratic principle.

    Benedict says: "An intelligent leader"
    "Excellently Read, Great Story"
    Overall

    This story is read with clairty and excitement. You quickly learn why the story influenced Alexander the Great and all ancient military commanders. An army against all odds bravely retreating through hostile territory. It combines the heroicism of battle and inhumanity violent raids against helpless countryside people. A book that makes you admire war and how we should avoid it at all costs.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Homer
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    Surviving the Trojan War was just the beginning of the adventure for Odysseus. What lay ahead was a journey home that would last for years as he encountered gods and monsters before finally returning home - only to face the greatest threat to his happiness of all. This translation of Homer's classic tale captures all the timeless excitement and gripping drama that have made it a favorite for centuries.

    Dan says: "A good reading of a classic"
    "A good reading of a classic"
    Overall

    This is a fine reading for listening. If you are a scholar, or have a hard time with some audio books, it might not be for you. It is not written in a completely contemporary style so you need to have a long attention span to understand what is happenning.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • For the Time Being

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Annie Dillard
    • Narrated By David Birney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Dan says: "Amazing Books, Ignorant Reader"
    "Amazing Books, Ignorant Reader"
    Overall

    A deeply humorous, and starkly ironic text read by someone with no sense of irony. If you like Annie, you might get a laugh out of this reading, especially when the music swells seriously at Dillards darkest humor. A good listen if you can get over an horrid reader who thinks "this is supposed to be deep serious stuff, I can't laugh".

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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