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Frederic Leusch

Brisbane, Qld, Australia | Member Since 2013

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  • A History of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Andrew Marr
    • Narrated By Andrew Marr, David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (74)

    From the earliest civilizations to the 21st century: a global journey through human history, published alongside a landmark BBC One television series. Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey, Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean.

    Tad Davis says: "Excellent introduction"
    "Thoroughly enjoyable (but at times light on dates)"
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    Where does A History of the World rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a very well polished audio book - really like the narrator.


    What about Andrew Marr and David Timson ’s performance did you like?

    The breadth of the book is massive, spanning all of human history. It is thoroughly researched and enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    My only negative comment is that it is at times light on hard dates, which makes putting the different threads of the storyline together a little difficult at times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Biology: The Science of Life

    • ORIGINAL (36 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Stephen Nowicki
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (96)

    One of the greatest scientific feats of our era is the astonishing progress made in understanding biology-the intricate machinery of life-a progress to which the period we are living in right now has contributed the most.As you read these words, researchers are delving ever deeper into the workings of living systems, turning their discoveries into new medical treatments, improved methods of growing food, and innovative products that are already changing the world.

    Eran says: "Great for starters to biology"
    "Great and far-ranging overview of biology"
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    Would you listen to Biology: The Science of Life again? Why?

    I really enjoyed this audiobook - it was well organized and highly informative. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get a sound basis of the concepts and issues of biology.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The only thing I found a little disappointing is the level of polish of the book. The narrator made several minor mistakes, which he immediately corrected, but these should have been removed during editing. In fact, there doesn't appear to have been ANY editing for this audiobook - it is more like a recorded series of university lectures than an audio book. I understand that is how it was recorded, but for the audio book version the least the editor could have done is some cleaning up ...


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, and congrats to Prof Nowicki for presenting the information in such an interesting way.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Philosophy of Science

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Jeffrey L. Kasser
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    What makes science science? Why is science so successful? How do we distinguish science from pseudoscience? This exciting inquiry into the vigorous debate over the nature of science covers important philosophers such as Karl Popper, W. V. Quine, Thomas Kuhn, Paul Feyerabend, Imre Lakatos, Carl Hempel, Nelson Goodman, and Bas van Fraassen.

    CHESTER says: "PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE"
    "Didn't enjoy it, sorry"
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    What disappointed you about Philosophy of Science?

    The book isn't really what I was expecting. It started out well, but then went too deep into philosophy and too light on science. I was hoping it would deal with ethics in science, the scientific method in detail, etc ... Sorry, I realize a lot of work has gone into this one, but I just really couldn't get into it.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    One of the big (and absolutely silly, I acknowledge!) problem was that at times the voice of the narrator reminded me of the hillbilly character on the Simpsons, which obviously does not at all fit with the topic of the audiobook!!!! ;)


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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