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David

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  • The Nephilim Chronicles: Fallen Angels in the Ohio Valley

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Fritz Zimmerman
    • Narrated By Cynthia Wallace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (14)

    Did a race of giant humans once roam the Biblical lands, Europe and North America? Over 300 historical accounts of giant human skeletons are presented for the first time. Massive human skeletal remains, burial mound types, symbolism, etymology, numerology and ceremonial centers are compared in the Biblical Levant, the British Isles and the Ohio Valley with stunning similarities.

    K says: "Once you get past the narrator..."
    "Simply a Reading of Old News Stories"
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    What disappointed you about The Nephilim Chronicles: Fallen Angels in the Ohio Valley?

    There was no analysis or context given. No updated research - all the stories are from 100 - 150 years ago... has follow up been done on ANY of these? That would be great. And by stories, I mean newspaper stories. This book is literally someone reading news clipping after news clipping of accounts of large skeletons from the 1800’s. Very dry, and again, no analysis whatsoever.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Fritz Zimmerman again?

    Perhaps of the structure of the book was different than “The Nephilim Chronicles"


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator was ok - didn’t really add to or take away form the book. It may be hard to judge the narrator given the structural objections I listed above.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Adrienne Mayor
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (325)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (269)

    A National Book Award finalist for this epic work, Adrienne Mayor delivers a gripping account of Mithradates, the ruthless visionary who began to challenge Rome’s power in 120 B.C. Machiavelli praised his military genius. Kings coveted his secret elixir against poison. Poets celebrated his victories, intrigues, and panache. But until now, no one has told the full story of his incredible life.

    Darwin8u says: "A mythic & complicated life of a charismatic King"
    "Simply Awesome"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. In fact a couple of my friends have also listened to it and we had a good time discussing the book. We noticed that a couple of ideas are borrowed by George R.R. Martin for his famous A Song of Ice and Fire series. Anyone who is remotely interested in history, specifically the Roman world, would love this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    A great job of combining historical accounts and personal accounts to “bring history to life,” as the saying goes. Mithradates is surrounded by some mixture of legend and fact; the author does a good job of presenting both while labeling each as such. Reading the book, you really get a feeling of what it was like to try oppose the Roman Empire at the height of its power. If you’ve ever studied this period from the Roman history side of things, this will be a great counterpart to your understanding.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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