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Roland

Toronto, ON, Canada

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  • The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Homer, A. T. Murray (translator)
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (41)

    The Odyssey is the greatest adventure story ever written, and one of the great epic masterpieces of Western literature For almost 3,000 years, it has been a storehouse of ancient Greek folklore and myth. It is also our very first novel, if we think of it in terms of romantic plot development, realistic characterizations, frequent change of scene, and heroic dramatic devices.

    Carl says: "Fantastic Audio Reading by Griffin!"
    "Great work ruined by narration"
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    Would you be willing to try another one of Charlton Griffin’s performances?

    I like the musical interludes and the sound effects and I love the book. The reason I am giving it a low mark is because of the narrator. The way he voices female characters is borderline offensive and profoundly irritating. I had to stop halfway because of this. They all sound cutesy and girlish, regardless of whether they are deities, old or young, which is I guess how this narrator imagines all women talk. I have a couple of other books narrated by Griffin and I think he is pretty good and easy to follow, otherwise. But this one is simply atroceous.Word of advice on all male narrators who are tempted to use a higher pitched voice to impersonate women - DON'T. It is offensive and very distracting.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Bach and the High Baroque

    • ORIGINAL (25 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Greenberg
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (76)

    Though unappreciated in his own time, Johann Sebastian Bach has ascended to Olympian heights, the verdict of contemporary audiences long since overruled by succeeding generations of music lovers. But what makes his music great? In this series of 32 lectures, a working composer and musicologist brings his exceptional teaching skills to the task of helping you hear the extraordinary sweep of Bach's music. You'll understand the compositional language that enabled him to compose such extravagant, unbridled music while still maintaining precise control of every aspect - beat, melody, melodic repetition, interaction, and harmony.

    Miss DIckens says: "Bach Treasure Box Opened by a True Enthusiast"
    "It will turn you into a lifelong Bach devotee"
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    Where does Bach and the High Baroque rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best, if not the best, in terms of quality, entertainment and educational value.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bach and the High Baroque?

    The St.Matthew's Passion and Goldberg Variations lessons are a real tour-de-force.


    What does Professor Robert Greenberg bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His entertaining, quirky, lecture style.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me joyful.


    Any additional comments?

    Get it. It will change your life. No,seriously.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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