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Rock Hill, SC, United States | Member Since 2013

  • 2 reviews
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  • 129 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • The Persian Empire

    • ORIGINAL (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor John W. Lee

    Over the span of 24 fascinating lectures, you'll take on the role of a history detective to discover the truth about the Persian Empire. You'll discover the key to the empire's success lay in its greatest rulers, each of whom played a critical role in shaping and strengthening a civilization we still remember today. Take this opportunity to complete your understanding of the ancient world and discover the humanity of the ancient Persians.

    Matthew R. Krouse says: "Ancient History Does Not Get Much Better Than This"
    Would you try another book from The Great Courses and/or Professor John W. Lee?

    Doubtful. Please stop playing the nerve racking music at the start of every chapter.

    Would you ever listen to anything by The Great Courses again?

    Probably, with hesitation.

    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I do not know what this question means, The material were mostly trivial and extremely narrow in topic, not covering the great pre-Islamic contributions of Persian Empire in science, literature, arts for over four centuries.

    Could you see The Persian Empire being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?


    Any additional comments?

    The author did show a great deal of passion about his subject, I appreciated that. Unfortunately, he spoke only of the geography and wars of B.C. Persian Empire, very limited details, and nothing of the great engineering, mathematics, literature, medicine, etc. that all were developed between 200 and 700 AC centuries.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Now

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Eckhart Tolle
    • Narrated By Eckhart Tolle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

    Kosmas says: "I'm so glad I got this book!"
    "Excellent, Except for annoying ding-dong sounds"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes. Using a male and a female voice to ask questions is very distracting and breaks the sense of continuity in the philosophical presentation. Worst yet, the unnecessary, shocking rings that keep sounding throughout to separate sections. I found them to break my concentration and overly annoying.

    Would you be willing to try another book from Eckhart Tolle? Why or why not?

    Yes, only if the ding-dong sounds are eliminated .

    What three words best describe Eckhart Tolle’s performance?

    Profound, life-changing philosophy

    Was The Power of Now worth the listening time?

    I could not make myself finish listening to the entire book because of how disturbing the intermittent ding-dong sounds were.

    Any additional comments?

    I purchased this audiobook to help me deal with my terrible life problems. The way the audio was presented made it impossible for me to benefit from this otherwise great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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