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  • Hitler Homer Bible Christ

  • The Historical Papers of Richard Carrier 1995-2013
  • By: Richard Carrier
  • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Richard Carrier, Ph.D., philosopher, historian, blogger, has published a number of papers in the field of ancient history and biblical studies. He has also written several books and chapters on diverse subjects, and has been blogging and speaking since 2006. He is known the world over for all the above. But here, together for the first time, are all of Dr. Carrier's peer reviewed academic journal articles in history through the year 2013, collected with his best magazine articles, research papers, and blog posts on the same subjects.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As advertised...

  • By Matthew on 03-10-16

A great read

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Reviewed: 11-06-18

Similar to the other books of Carrier this one is entertaining, well written and performed and easy to comprehend

  • Proving History

  • Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus
  • By: Richard Carrier
  • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
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    4 out of 5 stars 110
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    4 out of 5 stars 107

This in-depth discussion of New Testament scholarship and the challenges of history as a whole proposes Bayes's Theorem, which deals with probabilities under conditions of uncertainty, as a solution to the problem of establishing reliable historical criteria. The author demonstrates that valid historical methods - not only in the study of Christian origins but in any historical study - can be described by, and reduced to, the logic of Bayes's Theorem. Conversely, he argues that any method that cannot be reduced to this theorem is invalid and should be abandoned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No leap of faith required

  • By carl801 on 09-28-14

A good defence of bayes theeorem

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Reviewed: 10-23-18

Another easy to follow and well researched book, well performed and should be interesting for any reader of history

  • The Modern Scholar

  • Masterpieces of Medieval Literature
  • By: Timothy Shutt
  • Narrated by: Timothy Shutt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

It is during the Middle Ages that modern Europe, indeed, modern Western culture as we know it, comes to be. Classical Mediterranean culture drew from the ancient Middle East, and more directly, from the Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans. The Middle Ages add the Northlands, Celts, and Germans, and ultimately, Slavs as well, to the mix.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Kind of Professor I Want My Kids to Have

  • By John on 12-07-12

Enlightening

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Reviewed: 10-10-18

Well performed but dips a bit in audio at times. Otherwise very good and recomended for anyone

  • The World's Oldest Short Stories

  • Tales from Ancient Egypt, India, Greece, and Rome
  • By: Herodotus, Theocritus, Petronius, and others
  • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Many stories have stood the test of time, but this selection have entranced audiences for thousands of years and remain as fresh today as they were when first told. A fascinating collection which gives vivid insights into lives in ancient times and the issues that occupied the people of the day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spirit World

  • By S. Creutz on 05-02-16

A good read

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Reviewed: 10-02-18

A nice collection of old stories. Well performed and entertaining. A good mix of greek, egyptian and other mythology

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  • The Odyssey

  • The Fitzgerald Translation
  • By: Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 593

Robert Fitzgerald's translation of The Odyssey has been the standard translation for more than three generations of students and poets. Macmillan Audio is delighted to publish the first ever audio edition of this classic work, the greatest of all epic poems. Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited for audio, recounting the story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War. Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasure, and mortal danger reaches the English-language listener in all its glory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "A god moved him--who knows?"

  • By Jefferson on 07-25-18

Entertaining still

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Reviewed: 09-25-18

Loved it. A much easier read than I expected, well read and performed. I see why it is a classic

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,045
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    5 out of 5 stars 20,658
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,475

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

  • By TMort on 06-07-17

Awesome

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Reviewed: 09-17-18

Loved it, funny, well written and well performed. It does what it claims in a short time for people in a hurry. Recomended for anyone

  • The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far

  • Why Are We Here?
  • By: Lawrence M. Krauss
  • Narrated by: Lawrence Krauss
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,521
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383
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    4 out of 5 stars 1,376

Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality - a grand poetic vision of nature - and how we find our place within it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful read/listen.

  • By Albert Sjoberg (PA) on 04-04-17

Amazing

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Reviewed: 09-15-18

Loved it! A must read for anyone curious about nature oe tje universe and science

  • The Scientist in the Early Roman Empire

  • By: Richard Carrier
  • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
  • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    5 out of 5 stars 17

In this extensive sequel to Science Education in the Early Roman Empire, Dr. Richard Carrier explores the social history of scientists in the Roman era. Was science in decline or experiencing a revival under the Romans? What was an ancient scientist thought to be and do? Who were they, and who funded their research? And how did pagans differ from their Christian peers in their views toward science and scientists?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for historians

  • By vidar lystad johansen on 09-13-18

A must read for historians

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Reviewed: 09-13-18

Well written and well performed like his other books. He shows a lot of examples from pagans and Christian sources showing the different views on science and the championing of ignorance over knowledge among the christians.

  • Science Education in the Early Roman Empire

  • By: Richard Carrier
  • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Throughout the Roman Empire cities held public speeches and lectures, had libraries, and teachers and professors in the sciences and the humanities, some subsidized by the state. There even existed something equivalent to universities, and medical and engineering schools. What were they like? What did they teach? Who got to attend them? In the first treatment of this subject ever published, Dr. Richard Carrier answers all these questions and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Leslie RP on 01-14-17

Interesting read

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Reviewed: 09-06-18

Great book and narration, easy to follow and well argued. Educational, interesting and not too long

  • Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism

  • By: Aron Ra
  • Narrated by: Aron Ra
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 548
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Religious fundamentalists and biblical literalists present any number of arguments that attempt to disprove evolution. Those with a sympathetic ear often fail to critically examine these creationist claims, leading to an ill-informed public and, perhaps more troubling, ill-advised public policy. As Aron Ra makes clear, however, every single argument deployed by creationists in their attacks on evolution is founded on fundamental scientific, religious, and historical falsehoods - all of them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic listen!

  • By Ms. Gray on 11-06-16

The easiest read this far

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Reviewed: 09-04-18

A must buy entertaining book that is easy to understand even for a second language english reader like myself. Filled with facts and science from many fields creationists lie about.