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Ana

Calgary, AB, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Eduardo Galeano, Isabel Allende (Foreward)
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (68)

    Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation.

    Gina Papa says: "Excellent"
    "Can't change the past learned the lessons"
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    I like the English translation, but I looked for the the Spanish version first. This book definitely awaked so many feelings...because I identify with its content. I wander if Barak Obama has read it. I hope he has. Because there is a lesson, and the lessons is what is not good for the majorities is not good for the minorities. There is a limit to abuse the word resources and the prize sooner or latest has to be paid.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Divine Comedy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Dante Alighieri, Herbert A. Kenny (translator)
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    This unique poetic translation by Herbert A. Kenny, historian and poet, is the first that incorporates the Biblical, theological and historical allusions of the greatest poem im Christendom into the text itself. It can now be appreciated without a glossary or accompanying notes. Listen as the liquid lines take you through the horrors of the "Inferno", the mysteries of "Purgatorio" and the glories of "Paradiso".

    Tad Davis says: "Built-in study guide"
    "Yeah I finish!!"
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    Would you try another book from Dante Alighieri and Herbert A. Kenny (translator) and/or Grover Gardner?

    The translator it's good because he is trying very hard to simplify a very hard material.


    If you’ve listened to books by Dante Alighieri and Herbert A. Kenny (translator) before, how does this one compare?

    I think the translator put a lot of effort simplifying difficult things. I have not heard of any other book from Dante.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I like that it's more easy


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No sure, poetry it's such a hard material....with too many emotions.


    Any additional comments?

    The Divine Comedy it's such a challenged work. Firsts, I listening a English version. I found it it very hard. Then I got a Spanish copy. It put me to sleep till paradise. Finally I found this version that I was able to finish. I found just an achivement to finishes the whole book with this translation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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