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The Mythology of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome | [Charles Pricheta]

The Mythology of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome

Mythology has provided inspiration for storytellers and scientists alike. In this 10-hour audiobook, explore the mythology of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Essential for any student of mythology, literature, or religion. Each subject is 2-5 minutes in length, making the material easy to absorb and navigate.
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Mythology has provided inspiration for storytellers and scientists alike. In this 10-hour audiobook, explore the mythology of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Essential for any student of mythology, literature, or religion. Each subject is 2-5 minutes in length, making the material easy to absorb and navigate.

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    LeSLiE Hillsborough, NC, United States 12-25-10
    LeSLiE Hillsborough, NC, United States 12-25-10 Member Since 2007

    QUESTION : DOES LISTENING TO AUDIO BOOKS MAKE YOU SMARTER? If so, I'm. Freakin Genius!

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    "Wow! I learned so much."

    It took me a little while to get use to the narrator, but after I did, I couldn't get enough. I have always be amazed at how much our modern world is still so influenced by Ancient Mythology. It is everywhere. I enjoyed this book very much.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Rickapolis Annapolis, Maryland, United States 02-09-11
    Rickapolis Annapolis, Maryland, United States 02-09-11 Member Since 2010

    Rickapolis

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    "Some good some god awful"

    The 'good' is the material. All three stars are for the book. The author has made the information interesting and precise. The 'god awful' is the narrator. Alec Sand is deadly dull. Little or no inflection in his reading at all. He has a long list of audio books to his credit which I find amazing. I'll definitely avoid anything of his in the future. This is one where I recommend you read the book. Stay away from the audio.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Teri United States 06-17-11
    Teri United States 06-17-11
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    "I can't get past the narrator!"

    I was sincerely interested in listening to this book and collection of stories. However, I tried, and tried but to no avail. I do not know what they were thinking when they allowed Alec Sand (someone I had never known till I looked at who narrated this book until after I could not listen to it) to narrate it. Aren't these people screened before they are allowed to read! Oh my goodness, I could not get any part of the story because his words were so choppy and I was so agitated, irritated and frustrated. Biggest waste of money, and please, do not let that man narrate another thing or teach him how read to a crowd, or let him read to himself.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Betty Crete, IL, United States 01-12-11
    Betty Crete, IL, United States 01-12-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Passionless"

    Narrator reads text with as much passion as if he were reading directions on how one should fill out a tax form. Most information is delivered as a series of facts with very little "story" to make it interesting. Painful!

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Gabrielle United States 07-11-11
    Gabrielle United States 07-11-11
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    "This Beats Ambien!"

    The content is very insightful and I could have learned a lot, but the HORRIBLE narration made listening to this for more than 5 minutes absolutely painful. If you need something to put you to sleep then you've found it!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David A. Jones Carrollton, TX USA 05-14-14
    David A. Jones Carrollton, TX USA 05-14-14 Member Since 2013

    I LOVE HISTORY!!!

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    "An excellent overview of Mythology!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Mythology of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome the most enjoyable?

    It has an incredible range of characters spanning all of the primary areas of popular mythology.


    What about Alec Sand’s performance did you like?

    He had an interesting speech pattern that took a little getting used to but overall was not disruptive to the presentation.


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

    I particularly enjoyed how the author connected the characters in this book back to other classic works like The Bible, The Iliad, and The Odyssey.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bill Cottonwood, AZ, United States 02-06-13
    Bill Cottonwood, AZ, United States 02-06-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Interesting facts - NEVER let "professors" read It"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would not recommend this reading.


    What was most disappointing about Charles Pricheta’s story?

    He can't put together a sentence without great jerky surges of words interspersed with pauses which are irritating to the max.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Get a better reader


    Any additional comments?

    I have tried many time to get through this book but have yet to be able to do so because he is such an irritating person to have to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 12-04-12
    Eric Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 12-04-12 Member Since 2010

    Almost all of the books that I read fall into 1 of 3 categories: SciFi/Fantasy, NonFiction, & Books written before I was born (Classics)

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    "Dry lectures"

    More a series of short lectures than a book. The performance is fairly dry. Most of the time is spent telling the legends with only a little bit of analysis of the legends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy BELLEVUE, NE, United States 11-09-11
    Jeremy BELLEVUE, NE, United States 11-09-11 Member Since 2010
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    "3 Dollars for a Reason"

    People have already mentioned the narrator, and he was awful, so I will leave it at that. The section on Egyptian Myth was pretty good. It was hard to follow at times, but overall informative.
    The section about Mesopotamia eventually turns into a summery of the Epic of Gilgamesh.
    The section about Ancient Greece is basically a summery of the Illiad and the Odyessy.

    Also, I don't know if it was just poorly recorded or if there was something wrong with my download personally, but there were a lot of points in the book where it repeats what it just said. Then, at the end, it just kind of trailed off. There was no summery or ending, it just kind of stopped. It felt like there was a part that I wasn't getting.

    There are better books for those interested in Ancient Mythology, but this has some good information. But I'm glad I didn't spend any more than I did on this

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    Dianna L. Griswold Little Rock, AR United States 10-24-11
    Dianna L. Griswold Little Rock, AR United States 10-24-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Great material, Terrible narrator!!!!"

    I bought this book for the love of mythology, and the material itself was wonderful. But even with the most interesting material, if your presenter doesn't do his job well, you lose the whole thing. Mr. Sand reads this like a weary college professor who is completely bored with his subject, and is just trying to get through it as quickly as possible.

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    "Outstanding Work..."

    ...but really bad reader. Feels like he's reading out his grocery list. Shame as the subject is really interesting and the research is comprehensive and thorough.

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