Friedman, the brain behind STRATFOR, a private intelligence service, lays out the next century. This is geo-politics on a grand level. Russia waning, China in turmoil, Poland vs. Turkey, Japanese moon bases, and Mexico reclaiming Texas. It makes me look at today's headlines in a different fashion.
Prof. Bloom is the leading expert on Shakespeare. This lecture series is based on his book "Shakespeare, The Invention of the Human", and gives a deeper insight into the characters that are the icons of Western literature.
There's a reason Robert Penn Warren was named Poet Laureate. This is the great American novel. As a Louisiana native, the story made a lasting impression on me. I'll never think about my home state again without remembering Willie Stark & Jack Burden. Top notch production and narration bring out the beauty and rhythm of the language.
Being from New Orleans, and Gentilly in particular, I must point out that Mr. Hurt mispronounced some local names. However, this didn't detract from his narration & the book itself. Listen to it & let it sink in.
"To become aware of the possibility of a search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair."
I've been an Audible subscriber for 6 years & this is the best book I have ever listened to. The narrator is pitch perfect and the story is compelling. Burgess was correct in that the 21st chapter is essential to the novel. In short, this is Audible's best work. Real horrorshow.
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