Let me get the professor's voice and tone out of the way: Compared to more collected professors in the Great Courses, Professor David K. Johnson has a voice that could be considered annoying.
The good: He is well versed in complex ideas as well as pop culture, so expect plenty of examples from pop culture when explaining big questions regarding personal identity, free will, time travel, quantum mechanics and God.
I don't agree with many of his conclusions, but his enthusiasm kept me going to the end.
We are plagued with a lot of sensationalist anti-religious propaganda today. This audiobook is a step in the right direction to correct a few misconceptions and provide true history away from sensationalism and ignorance.
Make no mistake: this is an in-depth look at one into the life of the greatest world leaders in history. It covers everything from his birth to his upbringing and the political situation involving his family all the way to his rise to power and straight on to his defeat and exile (and everything in between). I am interested in the history of Napoleon, and this audiobook was a pleasure to listen to.
This is exactly what you'd expect: A quality overview of the Industrial Revolution and its effects worldwide. Definitely worth looking into if you're interested in history, industry, society or economics. It's the little details that will surprise you.
If you expect an audiobook that's less than an hour long to explain to you have to secure yourself against recession by planning ahead for your college education and beyond, you clearly need to have a college education. But again, this is a freebie.
This is a quick overview of ancient history, consisting of various lectures taken from various courses. Some will inevitably be more interesting to you than others. And you'll have to deal with the professor in each lecture referencing something he or she mentioned at a different point of the original course from which the lecture is taken. Once you're done with this, pursue the courses that you think are most interesting.
This is the story of humanity's relationship with cancer since ancient times until the modern era. You'll need to focus on this one.
The overall pattern of this series is to make everything bigger: bigger battles, bigger ships, bigger threats, bigger problems.
The spectacle keeps coming. And I'm enjoying this ride.
Basically, the story is predictable here: heroes go against villains, you've seen it a mile away. This story seems to start to get somewhere, and the tactics/battle scenes are pure fun to listen to.
This series begins to pick up speed at the first off-planet mission of Star Force. Don't expect much in way of deeper understanding, just enjoy the wild ride.
This course covers how cities of the ancient world have developed to accommodate changes in social, religious and political developments, and what we can learn from each city about the lives of its inhabitants.
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