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  • The Modern Scholar

  • History of Ancient Greece
  • By: Eric H. Cline
  • Narrated by: Eric H. Cline
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

In this series of lectures, professor Eric H. Cline delves into the history of ancient Greece, frequently considered to be the founding nation of democracy in Western civilization. Ancient Greece lives on in modern culture, evidenced by an ever-present fascination with the tales of Homer, Greek drama, and the stories associated with Greek mythology. In the rise of Sparta and Athens, people today find a wealth of material for understanding not only ancient Greece, but the modern world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent survey

  • By David on 09-14-11

Well summarized history of Ancient Greece.

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Reviewed: 08-28-13

This audio book may serve as an introduction or review of the titled topic. Professor Cline is very easy to follow. I highly recommend this audiobook.

  • Focus

  • A Simplicity Manifesto in the Age of Distraction
  • By: Leo Babauta
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
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    4 out of 5 stars 93
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    4 out of 5 stars 92

"At the heart of this simple book lies the key to many of the struggles we face these days, from being productive and achieving our goals, to getting healthy and fit in the face of fast food and inactivity, to finding simplicity and peace amidst chaos and confusion. That key itself is simple: focus. Our ability to focus will allow us to create in ways that perhaps we haven’t in years. It’ll allow us to slow down and find peace of mind. (Leo Babauta)

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful reworking of The Power of Less

  • By Mark on 07-04-12

focus in living a simple life?

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Reviewed: 11-30-11

It's all about telling you that our life is busier than before (eg a decade ago).

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