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  • Arabian Nights: Volume 1

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: Zahra Ahmadi, Raghad Chaar, Omid Djalili, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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    5 out of 5 stars 30
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

This multicast dramatisation of Arabian Nights: Volume 1 is an Audible Original reenvisioning of three iconic tales - with a twist. Adapted by the great Marty Ross, whose previous audio dramas include Romeo and Jude, Dark Shadows, Doctor Who and Blood and Stone, listeners can expect to hear Sheherezade, Ali Baba & 40 Thieves and Julnar the Sea Born as they've never done before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next one!

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-31-18

Can't wait for the next one!

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Reviewed: 10-31-18

Well performed, well written, very well produced. I can't wait for the next one to become available!

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  • The Elfstones of Shannara

  • The Shannara Series, Book 2
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Charles Keating
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

The magical Ellcrys tree is dying, loosening the spell that bars the Demons from enacting vengeance upon the land. Now Wil Ohmsford must guard the Elven girl Amberle on a perilous quest as she carries one of the Ellcrys' seeds to a mysterious place where it can be quickened into a powerful new force. But dark on their trail comes the Reaper, most fearsome of all Demons, aiming to the crush their mission at any cost.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What the?!

  • By NonstickRon on 08-18-05

it was alright

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Reviewed: 09-30-18

Not as good as book 1, and did not realize it was an abridged version.

  • The Spiritual Brain

  • A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul
  • By: Mario Beauregard, Denyse O'Leary
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

Does religious experience come from God, or is it just the random firing of neurons in the brain? Drawing on brain research on Carmelite nuns that has attracted major media attention and provocative new research in near-death experiences, The Spiritual Brain proves that genuine, life-changing spiritual events can be documented. The authors make a convincing case for what many in science are loathe to consider: that it is God who creates our spiritual experiences, not the brain.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • interesting topic, but frustrating listen

  • By Barry T on 08-27-08

More rhetoric than science.

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Reviewed: 01-02-16

The author spent more time in arguing rhetorically against non-religious arguments than is necessary. He spends only one chapter on his own studies, and half of that chapter was spent on the history of the order, not on the results of his study.

  • The Old Testament

  • By: Amy-Jill Levine, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Amy-Jill Levine
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737

The Old Testament - written in ancient Israel by many different authors over the course of a thousand years - has had more meaning to more people than any other book the world has known. In a series of 24 lively lectures, Professor Levine explores selected passages from the texts known as the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, and the Tanakh, revealing how fresh research and findings from scholars of archaeology, cross-cultural studies, and comparative religion can deepen your understanding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A critical but inspiring 'walk thru the' Bible

  • By Jacobus on 12-14-13

Great Start

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Reviewed: 08-09-15

Amy-Jill Levine presents a great "tip of the iceberg" for the wide field of O.T. (Jewish) Bible study. I highly recomend this, and her book "The Misunderstood Jew" for those looking to understand Biblical texts who do not elsewise have much background outside of specific interpretations of selective quotes here and there (which is what most churches provide).