You no longer follow Carolyn

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Carolyn

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Carolyn

ratings
20
REVIEWS
6
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
7

  • 20th-Century American Fiction

    • ORIGINAL (16 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Arnold Weinstein
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Hemingway. Fitzgerald. Faulkner. These and other giants of literature are immediately recognizable to anyone who loves to read fiction and even to many who don't. Now, thanks to these 32 lectures, you can develop fresh insight into some of the greatest American authors of the 20th century. Professor Weinstein sheds light not only on the sheer magnificence of these writers' literary achievements but also explores their uniquely American character as well.

    Carolyn says: "No longer wasted on the young!"
    "No longer wasted on the young!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does 20th-Century American Fiction rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to many wonderful audiobooks, and this is the best I have heard.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for adding the great courses to Audible. I can't imagine that any of the others will hold a candle to this one however. This series of lectures is insightful, profound, challenging and ultimately uplifting. The last one is more profound than any sermon I've ever heard. I previously read some of these books (like Light in August available as audiobook) and never understood them as I do now. Its understandable for the non english major but not dumbed down. There was so much in it, so much food for thought, I listened to several lectures multiple times.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Roy Benaroch
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (42)

    There's an art and science behind how doctors diagnose and treat medical patients. Where do doctors get these skills? The Grand Rounds experience, where they practice how to make accurate diagnoses by examining real patients. And with Dr. Benaroch's 24 unique lectures, you'll explore how a master physician solves medical problems just like a detective.

    Kim Ely says: "Not just for the medical community........"
    "Fully engaging window into the world of medicine"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Medical School for Everyone in three words, what would they be?

    Each chapter focuses on a patient and their presenting compliant, The professor walks the listener through the diagnostic process. Some of the Illnesses you can guess, others come as a surprise. You feel for these people and the doctor and learn a lot along the way. Somethings you pick up might prove useful in the future, such as how to handle an emergency and how to communicate with a doctor, but this is also a highly entertaining listen and well worth a credit.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Perspective

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Barbara J. King
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (16)

    In this series of 24 captivating lectures, an award-winning teacher and acclaimed scholar delves into the story of how, why, where, and when we became human. You'll gain a fresh understanding of the forces that have shaped our species, as Professor King synthesizes the best that more than a century of scientific scholarship has to offer across a variety of disciplines to gain the insights offered by fossils, ancient skeletal remains, and lifestyle information like cave art and stone tools.

    Jeffery T. Harris says: "Like Taking Intro to Biological Anthropology"
    "Excellent course in human origins"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Perspective again? Why?

    This is an excellent course. The professor shares a lot of insight into the controversies of this field and her own work with non human primates. She clearly explains the science of evolution and it's terms, like reproductive success ( never look at your children in the same way again! ) I suppose it's hard not to be dated in this field where new discoveries are continually changing our understanding of our origins. If you get this course you'll want to supplement with other material written more recently. There are some books out suitable for the non scientist. At the time of the course they did not know about Neanderthal DNA in modern humans, or the amazing homo florensis. She does anticipate the Neanderthal DNA discovery and it's implications. She is clearly an accomplished researcher and lecturer and if you are interested in this subject this course is a good use of a credit.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Language A to Z

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor John McWhorter
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (236)

    Linguistics, the study of language, has a reputation for being complex and inaccessible. But here's a secret: There's a lot that's quirky and intriguing about how human language works-and much of it is downright fun to learn about. But with so many potential avenues of exploration, it can often seem daunting to try to understand it. Where does one even start?

    Jacobus says: "A genious Miscelany of linguistic topics"
    "A wild ride"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Language A to Z again? Why?

    I may well listen to parts of this again it was one of the most entertaining courses I have listened to. This professor seems brilliant and almost hypomanic, with funny asides and facilitating insights into the nature and meaning of language.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Language A to Z?

    I loved the part where he speculates about the change in complexity of language on the island of Flores. He makes you hope it's is because of the hobbits, but he offers a less exciting and probably more realistic explanation as well. I also liked hearing him pronounce and talk about the click languages. The origin of the loss of Rs on the east coast and England was also interesting.


    Have you listened to any of Professor John McWhorter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have never heard this professor before.


    If you could give Language A to Z a new subtitle, what would it be?

    A manic romp through the wonderful world of language.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you again audible for including the Great Courses.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cragbridge Hall, Book 1: The Inventor's Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Chad Morris
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (419)
    Performance
    (379)
    Story
    (381)

    Imagine a school in the year 2074 where students don't read history, but watch it happen around them; where running in gym class isn't around a track, but up a virtual mountain; and where learning about animals means becoming one through an avatar. Welcome to Cragbridge Hall, the most advanced and prestigious school in the world. Twins Abby and Derick Cragbridge are excited as new students to use their famed grandfather's inventions that make Cragbridge Hall so incredible.

    Douglas says: "Harry Potter meets DaVanci Code -Young Adult title"
    "Good for age11"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes.it was interesting. In the end the girl like she didn't mean to but she totally showed up jaciline.


    Would you recommend Cragbridge Hall, Book 1 to your friends? Why or why not?

    no my friends are not readers


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Kirby Heyborne?

    If it were from the same series.


    Do you think Cragbridge Hall, Book 1 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    yes and I want to buy it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Half of a Yellow Sun: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (164)

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Adichie’s brilliant historical novel follows the fortunes of five characters living through the tumultuous 1960s—a time when the Biafran-Nigerian War raged in southern Africa.

    Alla says: "Horrifyingly human - mandatory reading"
    "great book and performance a problem with sequence"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    This book is recorded out of sequence. Earlier parts of the plot are in the second download. later parts are in the earlier download. This really messes up the experience of listening.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.