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  • The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robert M. Hazen
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (421)
    Performance
    (367)
    Story
    (364)

    Earth evolves. From first atom to molecule, mineral to magma, granite crust to single cell to verdant living landscape, ours is a planet constantly in flux. In this radical new approach to Earth’s biography, senior Carnegie Institution researcher and national best-selling author Robert M. Hazen reveals how the co-evolution of the geosphere and biosphere - of rocks and living matter - has shaped our planet into the only one of its kind in the Solar System, if not the entire cosmos.

    Gary says: "Makes minerals interesting"
    "I give it a 5-5-5 hat trick"
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    Walter Dixon, like the pro that he is, gives his A-game here. Hazen's writing is most interesting and compelling, they both really work out well together. Should definitely do another audiobook in the near future IMHO.

    Epic, biblicalish, wide-in-scope, easy, clear and on-target.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Barry Lyndon

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By William Makepeace Thackeray
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Like Tom Jones before him, Barry Lyndon is one of the most lively and roguish characters in English literature. He may now be best known through the colorful Stanley Kubrick film released in 1975, but it is Thackeray who, in true 19th-century style, shows him best.

    Amazon Customer says: "Keeble really tears it up (Chapter Four ending)"
    "Keeble really tears it up (Chapter Four ending)"
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    I saw the Kubrick film 'Barry Lyndon' growing up and always enjoyed the smart narration between scenes. Especially the line at the ending "we are all the same in the end". You'll probably have to listen to the early chapters twice-over to start understanding the prose easily, but after decompressing it's very enjoyable. My favorite chapters so far are on Minden & the Military. Strong anti-war coming from a victorian author, go figure.

    Johnathan Keeble is an excellent reader here. Will be keeping an eye out for his other productions.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (135)

    Large numbers of atheists, humanists, and conspiracy theorists are raising one of the most pressing questions in the history of religion: "Did Jesus exist at all?" Was he invented out of whole cloth for nefarious purposes by those seeking to control the masses? Or was Jesus such a shadowy figure - far removed from any credible historical evidence - that he bears no meaningful resemblance to the person described in the Bible? In Did Jesus Exist? historian and Bible expert Bart Ehrman confronts these questions, vigorously defends the historicity of Jesus, and provides a compelling portrait of the man from Nazareth.

    Jacobus says: "Vintage Ehrman"
    "Allowing Walter Dixon plenty of slack, but jeez!"
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    "AH-KAH-REE-AH-SS".... No, "A-CHAR-EEYAH-SS".... Yes.
    It takes but a few seconds on Youtube to get this pronunciation down correctly, which leads me to suspect how hastily this recording was produced (no offense).
    Firstly, I will admit that I purchase many audiobooks just because Walter Dixon is the reader/narrator of them. He adds much quality, I am a great fan of his. But there is also something that should be taken in advisement... if Dixon read "Mein Kampf" it would sound somewhat reasonable & well-balanced. Of course Ehrman's book is far from that! But if you carefully listen, you will note the numerous fallacial arguments occurring within every 10 minute span, which is something common to both (sadly this is not an exaggeration). I purchased the ebook when it first came out, got half-ways thru, abandoned it out of some shock and surprise at the scholarly fall-off. So when the audiobook launched I decided to give it another chance. Ehrman didn't use the opportunity to correct many of the errors that have been exposed so far.
    Please WD, I hope never to hear you read the "Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion" or such... you're too dangerous!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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