Wow this helps so much!! So many of the characters get lost to most I think because of the time period but this helps answer so many questions and asks the right ones too to help you think and understand the Inferno. I'm so glad I read this after reading Divine Comedy and am going to re- read the Inferno again now.
After reading the first three by R.A. Salvatore, Terry Brooks and Matthew Stover, I was expecting more of a book, not what it was. This was a radio show. After every chapter, there are credits, complete with symphony. Then the new chapter has the same with a recap of what you just listened to. All in all I'm fast forwarding about 4 minutes per chapter to get to the next part. The reading was like a play and hard to understand sometimes. It's basically a voice dramatization of the movie and not very different, where as the books noted above are more like a novel with character development and the author painting the scene, etc. I'd pass on this and just watch the movie.
If you like Philosophy and you've read all the game of thrones books, this is a great book for you. It's philosophy, explained with characters of Game of Thrones. The author takes philosophers from history and explains their principles through the characters and happenings of GOT. Brilliant. I have a deeper understanding of some of the philosophers studies and a better understanding of GOT and George RR Martin after reading this.
.... and that was to make Augustus look good to the Romans.
Great book, the reader dropped his voice low sometimes making it hard to understand. It was a great epic, completes the story of the Trojan war and the founding of Rome. Not as interesting as the Illiad as he had an agenda to glorify Rome instead of a tale to entertain but I'm sure the Romans of the Agustus Era enjoyed it.
I'm not in school but this is a great way to get more to the story than the book. It gives historical references about the author, it breaks down the chapters and explains the literary composition and symbolism. I thought it was a great help to understanding 1984.
I just found myself drifting off at times. It gets a little bit long and drags on in the middle of each book. I still enjoyed it and would recommend it to someone into the classics.
Performed really well. The author wanted to make sure you had a portrait of Paris in the 1480's and does a great (and sometimes long) job describing buildings, people, attitude and mentality of Paris and it's people.
Difficult book because it's so not part of everyday European History with all the people he's talking about. Read twice now and still don't feel like I caught the gist of the book.
Great story, great book, didn't care for the guy reading it. At times he sounded like Steven Hawkings...All in all good pick.
Otherwise it'll all go over your head. A story of a guy who plays music and his tale of learning Bethoven. Couldn't get through it.
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