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  • 12 Essential Scientific Concepts

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Indre Viskontas
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (132)

    Science is such a vast arena of knowledge that people looking for a better grasp of its secrets often wonder where to begin. The answer: with the essentials. Now, finally satisfy your desire for scientific inquiry in a way that makes this enormous field accessible, understandable, and undeniably captivating.

    Tanglebones says: "Excellent overview of major science concepts"
    "Disappointing"
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    Performance
    Story
    What was most disappointing about The Great Courses’s story?

    The topic was a "mile wide" covered to the depth of 1 mm. Anyone who has taken a "college prep" curriculum in high school would not find anything new in the 12 hours of listening. Many interesting concepts were introduced but no in sights were provided. The "Captain Obvious" character of the commercial comes to mind. The usage of scientific terminology was sloppy.


    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    Overall
    (11299)
    Performance
    (6815)
    Story
    (6907)

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
    "Disappointed"
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    Story
    What disappointed you about Dune?

    It's been 20+ years since I first read DUNE but I remember episodes that were not included in this supposedly "Unabridged" production. Even some of the details were changed, I assume because they referred to the missing content.

    Personally I didn't care for the casting of the various readers.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    When a book is advertised as "unabridged" it should be unabridged!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrators did not match the characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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