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  • Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Craig H. Heller
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (60)

    Sleep is the subject of intense scientific debate among biologists and neuroscientists. Why must we spend about one-third of our lives asleep? What exactly is sleep? Why does a lack of sleep impair our cognitive abilities and leave us vulnerable to a host of medical issues ranging from obesity to reduced resistance to infectious disease?

    Douglas says: "This Course Appealed To Me..."
    "Biological background is a must for this book!"
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    I understood very little of this and found myself skipping from chapter to chapter. I have a technical background in engineering and math, but that didn't help with understanding the biological, neurological and medial terminology used in this coarse.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The New Testament

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Professor Bart D. Ehrman
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (59)

    Whether taken as a book of faith or a cultural artifact, the New Testament is among the most significant writings the world has ever known, its web of meaning relied upon by virtually every major writer in the last 2,000 years. Yet the New Testament is not only one of Western civilization’s most believed books, but also one of its most widely disputed, often maligned, and least clearly understood, with a vast number of people unaware of how it was written and transmitted.

    Eric says: "Excellent Historical Critical Perspective"
    "Excellent Insights to the New Testament!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The New Testament the most enjoyable?

    The lecturer followed every lead and turned over every stone. Nothing was left out in the search to understand where the New Testament came from, and what the original authors may have meant. I really enjoyed learning about the contextual background of the time period at which the books were written.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The New Testament?

    The lecturer gave a very insightful explanation of the book of Revelations. A new way of looking at it.


    Which character – as performed by Professor Bart D. Ehrman – was your favorite?

    Paul


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Timothy Michael Law
    • Narrated By Stephen McLaughlin
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The Septuagint, the name given to the translation of the Hebrew scriptures between the third century BC and the second century AD, played a central role in the Bible's history. Many of the Hebrew scriptures were still evolving when they were translated into Greek, and these Greek translations, along with several new Greek writings, became Holy Scripture in the early Church. Yet gradually the Septuagint lost its place at the heart of Western Christianity.

    Jacobus says: "A popular & much-needed intro to the Septuagint"
    "Excellent Insights. A very interesting book."
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    I would recommend this book. The only thing I didn't like was the narrator was rather dry and monotone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Economics, 3rd Edition

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Timothy Taylor
    • Narrated By Professor Timothy Taylor
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (127)

    Economic issues are active in our lives every day. However, when the subject of economics comes up in conversation or on the news, we can find ourselves longing for a more sophisticated understanding of the fundamentals of economics. These 36 lectures will help you think about and discuss economic issues that affect you and the nation every day-interest rates, unemployment, personal investing, budget deficits, globalization, and many more-with a greater level of knowledge and sophistication.

    Linda Chan says: "Econmics, 3rd Edition"
    "EXCELLENT INFORMATION! VERY VALUABLE!"
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    These sets of lectures are far from boring, they are fascinating and very applicable to real life! I think that EVERYONE should have a better understand of economics to make good financial decisions in their lives, and this set of lectures is perfect for that!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rich Dad's Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest In That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Robert T. Kiyosaki
    • Narrated By Tim Wheeler
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (166)

    "Investing means different things to different people. In fact, there are different investments for the rich, poor, and middle class. Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing is a long-term guide for anyone who wants to become a rich investor and invest in what the rich invest in. As the title states, it is a "guide" and offers no guarantees... only guidance.” (Robert Kiyosaki)

    Bobby Moore says: "Great content when actually getting into investing"
    "This book has more fluff than a marshmallow..."
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    Fluff fluff fluff! Its all fluff and no substance. If you plan on listening to this, you had better be a very patient person because the useful information is far and few between.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Memory of Earth: Homecoming, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1040)
    Performance
    (534)
    Story
    (536)

    High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millennia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet, to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats...to protect them, most of all, from themselves.

    Harry says: "Entertaining approach to SciFi"
    "Where have I seen this plot before???"
    Overall
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    Card seems to have lacked the drive to come up with his own ideas and has copied his plots from biblical text and the book of mormon. Even the characters are unoriginal and all represent book of mormon characters.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dropshipping 101: The Ultimate Guide to Building a Location-Independent Business with 0 Capital

    • UNABRIDGED (52 mins)
    • By Joseph Neil
    • Narrated By Jason Lovett
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Let me ask you a few quick questions… Are you sick of slaving the 9-5? Do you want to work from laptop at tropical overseas holiday destinations? Do you want to start a business, yet lack the capital? Have you heard of dropshipping, yet are unsure exactly what it entails? Are you ready to take your life to the next level? If you answered yes to any of the above then Dropshipping 101 is a must-listen.

    Chocolate Mom says: "Definitely 101"
    "No useful information"
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    The first 40 minutes was a complete waste of time. No useful information was given. The last ten minutes gave some common sense reasoning. Nothing insightful or useful to be found in this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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