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I always enjoy new concepts in science fiction, and while this book brings nothing that I haven't seen before in other stories, it does present the concepts and the characters in interesting ways.
I recommend you listen to Tom Standage's books if you're into the history of food and drink. This helps paint a better picture by explaining the relation between humans and the aquatic world.
This is not an encyclopedia of all Doctor Who incarnations, companions and villains. It is a brief history of the Doctor both on-screen and off-screen from the beginning, focusing especially on the politics behind the scenes.
There is an entire chapter on the Daleks, and an emphasis on Gallifrey. As a viewer of the modern series with no knowledge of the classic Doctors, this was a brilliant journey through time (pun intended) which helped me appreciate the show even more.
I was trapped in a horror movie with devil worshipping psychopaths from another dimension who wanted to destroy earth by casting a curse that would kill everybody in seven days. This book worked great!
I wanted to test my credit card when I bought this, one of the cheapest audiobooks. I decided to listen to it, and couldn't bring myself to continue. The author claims he knows the best way to live and make money, and anyone who disagrees is ignorant. And he goes to quote all his definitions from Wikipedia.
One of the worst I have chosen. Audible, I would like a refund.
This series of lectures is an unapologetic look at warfare as a human condition which explores the ways it developed technologies from the stone age up to the 2000's and how it influenced, and was influenced by, economic, political, social and religious factors.
The topic of this book could discourage you from spending one credit on it. How can a lecture about the comparative economies of three nations with rich, complex histories be interesting? But if you've ever asked about the future value of the money in your pocket, this is a welcome addition to your library. It goes through the past few decades in each nation, then explores the future possibilities. Simple, educational and can be enjoyed in a single afternoon.
Don't let the fact that this is the shortest one of the Great Courses discourage you from picking it up. It's worth listening to more than once, and its length encourages it.
This is a concise, educational and interesting buy. I was familiar with the Art of War, but the Professor, who has plenty of experience in the US military and a passion for the Art of War, quickly delivers the facts with efficient, no-nonsense lectures that keep you interested.
This was the Thanksgiving Audible gift for 2013. I gave it a shot, and while it is charming I just couldn't get myself to enjoy it. But again, I'm usually more of the gritty sci-fi/fantasy reader.
This great course is truly worth going through if you want to understand the details, the reasons and effects of World War II on all fronts, linking it to its predecessor and focusing chronologically on the events of the war.
This course opened my eyes on the belief system of Judaism. The professor is probably the most qualified in this course than all the other Great World Religions courses, because it seems that he is a devout practitioner.
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