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Michael T Urban

ELMWOOD PARK, NJ, US
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  • Native American Tribes: The History and Culture of the Inuit (Eskimos)

  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Bob Barton
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

North Americans have long been fascinated by the Inuit, but this level of interest has been matched by a general lack of knowledge about the group itself. For centuries, they have been called Eskimos, despite the fact there are distinct differences within the group and many of them find the use of the word Eskimo offensive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Michael T Urban on 12-05-18

excellent

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Reviewed: 12-05-18

if you ever had an interest and Native American history and truth and fallacies about Eskimos great book to listen to

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  • The History of Ancient Egypt

  • By: Bob Brier, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Bob Brier
  • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,397
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,393

Ancient Egyptian civilization is so grand our minds sometimes have difficulty adjusting to it. It lasted 3,000 years, longer than any other on the planet. Its Great Pyramid of Cheops was the tallest building in the world until well into the 19th century and remains the only Ancient Wonder still standing. And it was the most technologically advanced of the ancient civilizations, with the medical knowledge that made Egyptian physicians the most famous in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incomprehensibly complete

  • By Nassir on 07-09-13

excellent overview

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Reviewed: 09-24-18

if you are interested in ancient history especially with the Middle East this is an excellent review and fascinating on how Egypt influence the world

  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,469
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,461

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Take the Negative Reviews w/ a Grain of Salt

  • By Gabriel on 08-29-18

excellent

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Reviewed: 05-30-18

this book is excellent to listen to it is one of the very few books that I will consider listening to twice

  • Proverbs

  • By: Dr. Bill Creasy
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 99

As the Psalms take us into the heart of David, so do Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs take us into the heart of Solomon. The book of Proverbs fits squarely into the genre of “advice to a son” literature. In this book Solomon offers advice to his son, advice to a young man going out into the world for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • proverbs

  • By J. Hasley on 08-02-18

good reading

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-18

this reading is not as good as many as the others yet still necessary to listen to to understand Proverbs

  • Psalms

  • By: Dr. Bill Creasy
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 118

The Psalms have been the prayer book of Israel for the past 3,000 years and the prayer book of the church for the past 2,000 years. The Psalms explore every possible response we can have to God, from the highest awe to the deepest love, from the darkest despair to icy anger. In the Psalms, we join David as we plumb the very depths of our hearts in our relationship with God. Join Logos Bible Study as Dr. Bill Creasy explores the Psalms, a journey through the poetry of experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The stories behind the songs

  • By Janice on 04-13-14

very enjoyable

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Reviewed: 05-03-18

as with all of dr. Seuss books I recommend this for he explains the psalms it gives meaning to each one and why

  • A Brief History of the Third Reich: The Rise and Fall of the Nazis

  • Brief Histories
  • By: Martyn Whittock
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Beginning in the broken aftermath of the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles, which made German recovery almost impossible, Whittock tells not just the account of the men who rose to the fore in the dangerous days of the Weimar republic, circling around the cult of personality generated by Adolf Hitler, but also a convincing and personality-driven overview of how ordinary Germans became seduced by the dreams of a new world order, the Third Reich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brief but thorough

  • By L. Bennett Jr. on 07-05-15

great review

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Reviewed: 04-17-18

highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the Nazi regime and how Germany and why Germany did what they did in World War II

  • Galatians

  • By: Dr. Bill Creasy
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 105

Paul never planned to go into Galatian territory, but midway into his second missionary journey Paul becomes ill and his companions take him north over the mountains to Galatia for medical care. While there, Paul forms several churches. Once Paul arrives in Corinth toward the end of A.D. 50, he writes a letter to the churches in Galatia, expressing great concern about them. Paul’s gospel message is quite simple: we are saved by grace through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • worth listening to

  • By Michael T Urban on 03-28-18

worth listening to

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Reviewed: 03-28-18

this is short but still interesting on the gospels in the reading that doctor greasy does I highly recommend it as with everything else he does

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  • The Truth About Muhammad

  • Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion
  • By: Robert Spencer
  • Narrated by: James Adams
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 782
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 391

In The Truth about Muhammad, New York Times best-selling author and Islam expert Robert Spencer offers an honest and telling portrait of the founder of Islam -- perhaps the first such portrait in half a century -- unbounded by fear and political correctness, unflinching, and willing to face the hard facts about Muhammad's life that continue to affect our world today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opening

  • By David Ewing on 10-09-08

fascinating

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Reviewed: 03-20-18

thought it was worthwhile listening to. gave me a lot of information I always wondered about with Mohamed

  • 1 Corinthians

  • By: Dr. Bill Creasy
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 126

For Paul, Corinth was nothing but trouble. In the winter of A.D. 54, a delegation from Corinth arrives in Ephesus to meet with Paul. They inform Paul that the church in Corinth has (1) developed factions and divisions among the believers, and that (2) believers are suing one another in the secular courts, and that (3) rampant sexual immorality is spreading throughout the church. In 1 Corinthians Paul addresses each of these issues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Talk About Church Leadership !

  • By Christy Continued on 12-09-17

Excellent as always.

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Reviewed: 02-28-18

If you could sum up 1 Corinthians in three words, what would they be?

interesting, historic and enlightening

Any additional comments?

Dr Bill Greasy is very good on what he does and explains they history and why Paul wrote what he wrote.

  • Holy Blood, Holy Grail

  • By: Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

So revolutionary, so original, so convincing, that the most faithful Christians will be moved; here is the book that has sparked worldwide controversey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very intresting ... but ...

  • By J. Bevan on 06-08-08

Too many liberties and no proof.

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-18

Would you try another book from the authors and/or Simon Prebble?

Yes

Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?

Yes

What aspect of Simon Prebble’s performance would you have changed?

I feel they were out to discredit the new testament to sell their theory. Some of it can be true, but many things said can't be proven. Example is saying the gospels were not written by Mark, Mathew, John the Apostles. To sum it up they should listen to Dr. Bill Greasy to understand the new testaments are linear and had to be written by each Apostle. I don't disagree that Jesus could have been married and maybe even a father, but this does not discredit who he was.

Any additional comments?

I feel they were out to discredit the new testament to sell their theory. Some of it can be true, but many things said can't be proven. Example is saying the gospels were not written by Mark, Mathew, John the Apostles. To sum it up they should listen to Dr. Bill Greasy to understand the new testaments are linear and had to be written by each Apostle. I don't disagree that Jesus could have been married and maybe even a father, but this does not discredit who he was.