The Story of Civilization
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(4.5 based on 111 ratings)
  • 1

    Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (50 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Will Durant
    • Narrated By Robin Field
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (59)

    The first volume of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize-winning series, Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization, Volume I chronicles the early history of Egypt, the Middle East, and Asia.

    Michael says: "Wonderful"
    Wonderful

    I read this series years ago, then listened to them on cassette tape, and have begged for them on Audible for many years. Finally, the first two have..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 30 2013 by Michael (Walnut Creek, CA, United States)
  • 2

    The Life of Greece: The Story of Civilization, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Will Durant
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (40)

    Here Durant tells the whole story of Greece from the days of Crete's vast Aegean empire to the final extirpation of the last remnants of Greek liberty, crushed under the heel of an implacably forward-marching Rome. The dry minutiae of battles and sieges, of tortuous statecraft of tyrant and king, get minor emphasis in what is preeminently a vivid recreation of Greek culture, brought to the listener through the medium of supple, vigorous prose.

    Michael says: "Great Series Don’t be Intimidated by 500 hours"
    Great Series Don’t be Intimidated by 500 hours

    I hope many people listen to these first two in the series to encourage Audible to get the rest. This is the second of The Story of Civilization seri..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 25 2014 by Michael (Walnut Creek, CA, United States)