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Halldor

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  • The Vikings

    • ORIGINAL (17 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Kenneth W. Harl
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    (278)
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    (243)
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    As raiders and explorers, the Vikings played a decisive role in the formation of Latin Christendom, and particularly of western Europe. Now, in a series of 36 vivid lectures by an honored teacher and classical scholar, you have the opportunity to understand this remarkable race as never before, studying the Vikings not only as warriors, but in all of the other roles in which they were equally extraordinary - merchants, artists, kings, raiders, seafarers, shipbuilders, and creators of a remarkable literature of myths and sagas.

    C. Telfair says: "Thor, of course, and Bluetooth(!?)"
    "Compelling narrative"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Vikings the most enjoyable?

    These lectures gave me fresh insights into the nature of the Viking culture. Being from Iceland, I found the manner in which he told the story of that frontier society particularly insightful.


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  • The Second World War, Part One: The Phoney War to Stalingrad

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Antony Beevor
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (39)
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    (39)

    The Second World War began in August, 1939, on the edge of Manchuria, and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced from the war in the Pacific and China, and yet events on opposite sides of the world had profound effects. Using the most up-to-date scholarship and research, and writing with clarity and compassion, Beevor assembles the whole picture in a gripping narrative that extends from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific.

    F-M says: "Expected more from Antony Beevor"
    "Difficult subject matter, great narration."
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    The narration by Sean Barrett is simply outstanding and sensitive to the subject matter at hand.

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