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Niall

Boise, ID, USA

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  • Don't Know Much About World Myths

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated By Jason Harris, John Bedford Lloyd
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Whether it's the adventures of Greek gods and goddesses or Norse trickster tales, we all love to hear a good story. Best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis gives readers a taste of these enchanting myths and the diverse people who tell them. In his trademark question-and-answer style peppered with entertaining sidebars and quotes, he also shows how almost every civilization's mythology shares common themes.

    Kai Bong says: "Informative but that's more or less it"
    "Uninspiring"
    Overall

    This reminded me of that public school garbage in garbage out kind of learning. No soul. If a child was to be inspired to learn more about mythology it's not going to be from this linear recitation of dates and spockian facts. Just my disappointed opinion. Maybe I Don't Know Much About Teaching Kids.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Thomas Cahill
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    Best selling history writer Thomas Cahill continues his series on the roots of Western civilization with this volume about the contributions of ancient Greece to the development of contemporary culture. Tracing the origin of Greek culture in the migrations of armed Indo-European horsemen into Attica and the Peloponnesian peninsula, he follows their progress into the creation of the Greek city-states, the refinement of their machinery of war, and the flowering of intellectual and artistic culture.

    Mike says: "Really enjoyed this Audiobook; a good model"
    "I liked it!"
    Overall

    Since I gave such a cranky review of Don't Know Much About Mythology...I need to express my enjoyment of Cahills Sailing the Wine Dark Sea. You know the juicy parts of Greek history you were sure your teacher was not discussing? They were tucked away here in Cahills book. No, I did not find the book enjoyable for it's more salacious chapters. I found it enjoyable because it was written with the passion of someone who really enjoys history and sharing. I thought the reader was pleasant to listen to also.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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