You no longer follow Sarah

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Sarah

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Sarah

FEDERAL WAY, WA, United States | Member Since 2012

5
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 2 reviews
  • 41 ratings
  • 260 titles in library
  • 5 purchased in 2015
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • The Italian Renaissance

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    The effects of the Italian Renaissance are still with us today, from the incomparable paintings of Leonardo da Vinci to the immortal writings of Petrarch and Machiavelli. But why was there such an artistic, cultural, and intellectual explosion in Italy at the start of the 14th century? Why did it occur in Italy? And why in certain Italian city-states such as Florence? Professor Bartlett probes these questions and more in 36 dynamic lectures.

    Listen says: "Great Course but need written text"
    "A little too academic for me...."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Italian Renaissance to be better than the print version?

    Don't know


    What did you like best about this story?

    Its overall approach is very interesting


    Which character – as performed by Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett – was your favorite?

    Not relevant


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The very beginning


    Any additional comments?

    It just reads to much like a very dry academic text book. I have not felt this way about a number of other great course that I have listened to.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Under a Graveyard Sky: Black Tide Rising, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Tristan Morris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (713)
    Performance
    (666)
    Story
    (668)

    Zombies are real. And we made them. Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? The Smith family is, with the help of a few marines. When an airborne "zombie" plague is released, bringing civilization to a grinding halt, the Smith family, Steven, Stacey, Sophia, and Faith, take to the Atlantic to avoid the chaos. The plan is to find a safe haven from the anarchy of infected humanity. What they discover, instead, is a sea composed of the tears of survivors and a passion for bringing hope.

    Aerindel says: "Interesting beginning that goes nowhere."
    "Fantastic, and I don't even LIKE zombie books!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Under a Graveyard Sky to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version. But if they don't get the rest of out in audio pretty soon I will probably start.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Its coherent. The pacing is excellent. I got total, couldn't stop listening, wife is mad at me, immersion!


    What does Tristan Morris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    All f the characters just ring absolutely true. I will look for other books by this narrator. The book is far better than the sample by the way.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I more or less tried. Did I mention my wife was mad at me?


    Any additional comments?

    All comments apply to both books in the series.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.