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  • The History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    • ORIGINAL (43 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Allen C. Guelzo, Professor Gary W. Gallagher, Professor Patrick N. Allitt
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (279)
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    (279)

    This comprehensive series of 84 lectures features three award-winning historians sharing their insights into this nation's past-from the European settlement and the Revolutionary War through the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, two world wars, and the present day. These lectures give you the opportunity to grasp the different aspects of our past that combine to make us distinctly American, and to gain the knowledge so essential to recognizing not only what makes this country such a noteworthy part of world history, but the varying degrees to which it has lived up to its ideals.

    Saud says: "Everything You Need to Know about US History"
    "WHERE IS THE COURSE GUIDE?"
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    What would have made The History of the United States, 2nd Edition better?

    Fantastic content and good readers, but we are advised right at the outset to refer to the Course Guide throughout, but Audible do not provide the course guide!
    I contacted Audible and they said they would look into it. That was 3 weeks ago and I have not heard back. Also emailed to Great Courses company at the same time, but no reply yet.


    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Another Side of Bob Dylan: A Personal History on the Road and Off the Tracks

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jacob Maymudes, Victor Maymudes
    • Narrated By Jacob Maymudes
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    During the years they spent together, few people outside of Bob Dylan's immediate family were closer than Victor Maymudes, who was Dylan's tour manager, personal friend, and traveling companion from the 1960s through the late 1990s. Another Side of Bob Dylan recounts landmark events during that time, including Dylan's infamous motorcycle crash; his meeting the Beatles on their first U.S. tour; his marriage to Sara Lownds, as well as his romances with Joan Baez and others....

    Adelle Goodrich says: "Poor narration"
    "Absolute torture"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A decent narrator


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jacob Maymudes and Victor Maymudes ? Why or why not?

    Absolutely not


    How could the performance have been better?

    By using a decent narrator


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    The author is the son of the Bob Dylan acquaintance. The story has been put together from some tapes the father left behind when he died. The story is pedestrian and the narration (by the author) is absolutely the worst I have ever heard. He speaks in short staccato phrases with little inflexion in his voice. The pauses often break up a sentence by inserting gaps in weird places. For example: "but were only ....... acquaintances."

    I found the whole thing irritating and pretty boring and gave up half-way through Chapter 6

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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