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Knuk

PA, USA | Member Since 2008

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  • Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929–1945

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By David M. Kennedy
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (200)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (124)

    Between 1929 and 1945, two great travails were visited upon the American people: the Great Depression and World War II. This Pulitzer Prize–winning history tells the story of how Americans endured, and eventually prevailed, in the face of those unprecedented calamities. The Depression was both a disaster and an opportunity. As David Kennedy vividly demonstrates, the economic crisis of the 1930s was far more than a simple reaction to the alleged excesses of the 1920s.

    Ray says: "Good summary of a pivotal time."
    "Like listening to a monotone university lecturer."
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    Would you try another book from David M. Kennedy and/or Tom Weiner?

    Lots of good info if you think you can stay awake for it.

    I typically love this stuff, but...wow...what a bore.


    What didn’t you like about Tom Weiner’s performance?

    A robot could have done as well.


    Was Freedom from Fear worth the listening time?

    Not really. I couldn't finish it.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

    • ORIGINAL (24 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Robert Garland
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Garland
    Overall
    (1152)
    Performance
    (1035)
    Story
    (1022)

    Look beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts. Over the course of 48 richly detailed lectures, Professor Garland covers the breadth and depth of human history from the perspective of the so-called ordinary people, from its earliest beginnings through the Middle Ages.

    Mark says: "Tantalizing time trip"
    "Amazing and entertaining through and through!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World the most enjoyable?

    Charismatic lectures that wrapped you in the sounds, sights, and smells of ancient civilizations past.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The delivery.


    Which character – as performed by Professor Robert Garland – was your favorite?

    NA
    Though there are named characters this really does not seem to apply.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Humanity Past


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot recommend this highly enough. It truly leaves you wanting more from Professor Garland.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter Alpha

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4477)
    Performance
    (4071)
    Story
    (4085)

    Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he's also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, Earl was cursed to be a werewolf. When Earl receives word that one of his oldest foes, a legendarily vicious werewolf that worked for the KGB, has mysteriously appeared in the remote woods of Michigan, he decides to take care of some unfinished business.

    Nicholas says: "Unexpectedly Enjoyable"
    "Hello Earl!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Monster Hunter Alpha to be better than the print version?

    Yes. Mr. Wyman is a perfect selection for this work.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Getting to know the Harbinger back story.


    What does Oliver Wyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Each character has their own...personality that Oliver brings clearly over the speakers.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    ...


    Any additional comments?

    This sets apart from the series. It fits as a piece of the overall puzzle, however it is more or less its own book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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