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  • Ancient Civilizations of North America

  • By: Edwin Barnhart, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Edwin Barnhart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

For the past few hundred years, most of what we’ve been taught about the native cultures of North America came from reports authored by the conquerors and colonizers who destroyed them. Now - with the technological advances of modern archaeology and a new perspective on world history - we are finally able to piece together their compelling true stories. In Ancient Civilizations of North America, Professor Edwin Barnhart, Director of the Maya Exploration Center, will open your eyes to a fascinating world you never knew existed - even though you’ve been living right next to it, or even on top of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Left me wanting more in the best possible way.

  • By Matthew Dennis on 10-29-18

At last North America

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This is as great as the other 2 courses Ed has done for the great courses. Well done and this will go on to my repeat listen to list.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Hidden Trump

  • Bite Back, Book 2
  • By: Mark Henwick
  • Narrated by: Julia Motyka
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

Amber Farrell, Denver PI, is coming to terms with being part of the paranormal community, but she's about to find that includes very dangerous responsibilities for her. Nothing is quite what it seems, least of all Amber herself, and to survive she must form alliances with powerful groups whose interests are in conflict. But she knows she's expendable, and betrayal is inevitable....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better and Better

  • By sj on 09-09-16

Wonderful!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-15

Narrator Julia Motyka really nails all the characters, especially Amber. The story is not your normal paranormal girl meets boy. There is a full complex story going on here. I have all the books in print so far and will be getting all the audio books when they come out.
Mark keep on writing in this series!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Alexander Outland: Space Pirate

  • By: G. J. Koch
  • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44

Captain Alexander Outland of the Sixty-Nine (short for Space Vessel 369, of course) is the best pilot in the galaxy. He’s also a pirate, a smuggler, and loved and loathed by women in umpteen solar systems. His crew of strays and misfits includes an engineer of dubious sanity, a deposed planetary governor, an annoyingly unflappable Sexbot copilot, and a slinky weapons chief who stubbornly refuses to give the captain a tumble.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The new Hero of Space

  • By Carolyn on 03-11-13

The new Hero of Space

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-13

Be ready to laugh till the tears come. Nap's nobility shines thru even though he trys to hide it. Great story with a lot of action and a cargo of laughs.
Andy Caploe really captures the flavor of the book.
Only down side - no sequals as of yet.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fledgling

  • Liaden Universe: Theo Waitley, Book 1
  • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

Theo Waitley has lived all her young life on Delgado, a Safe World that is home to one of the galaxy's premier institutions of higher learning. Both Theo's mother, Kamele, and Kamele's onagrata Jen Sar Kiladi, are professors at the university, and they all live comfortably together, just like they have for all of Theo's life, in Jen Sar's house at the outskirts of town.Suddenly, though, Theo's life changes. Kamele leaves Jen Sar and moves herself and Theo back into faculty housing, which is not what Theo is used to.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Coming of Age Story in the Liaden Universe

  • By Sires on 05-29-13

It's kinda complicated

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-12

This book is the start of the answer to a Character's comment at the end of I Dare.
The Narrator caught the sweep of Theo and her complex interactions and the start of her flowering. I'm so delighted to finally have acess to one of my favorite books in the Liaden Universe in audio. I watched this story take shape in the weekly chapter postings.
This book can stand alone but the rest of the series is enhanced by knowledge of the Agent of Change books.
Necessity requires that I obtain all the books in this series.
Only one wish left and that is that the Chap books be produced in audio.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • A Modern Witch

  • A Modern Witch, Book 1
  • By: Debora Geary
  • Narrated by: Martha Harmon Pardee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,536
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,405

Lauren is downtown Chicago's youngest elite realtor. She's also a witch. She must be - the fetching spell for Witches' Chat isn't supposed to make mistakes. So says the woman who coded the spell, at least. The tall, dark, and handsome guy sent to assess her is a witch too (and no, that doesn't end the way you might think). What he finds in Lauren will change lives, mess with a perfectly good career, and require lots of ice cream therapy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect antidote for vampire & zombie overdoses

  • By ShySusan on 08-05-13

Story enhanced

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-12

I had recently found this series in print. I'm so happy it is in Audible too! I loved how they delt with the "internet chats" so you knew how the characters were talking. And the Narrator was really spot on with Aervyn. This is a wonderful book. I can't wait for the rest.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,153

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A most terrific & non-typical treatment of Witches

  • By Neal on 04-17-14

Wow, so good bought in print too!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-12

I saw this book on sale and the cover and title caught my attention. The blurb looked interesting so I took a chance and I'm glad I did. A well written book, nice pacing and prose. The start was so good that I had to purchase the print edition too! A great first novel and I've got the release date for the 2nd copy on my calendar. I hope there is an audio version of that one too! A satisfying ending yet you are ready for more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot

  • A New Look at the Betrayer and Betrayed
  • By: Bart D. Ehrman
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

Lost for nearly 1,700 years, newly restored and authenticated, the Gospel of Judas presents a very different view of the relationship between Jesus and Judas. Rather than paint Judas as a traitor, it portrays him as acting at Jesus' request.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Henry Scalfo on 01-18-07

A fresh way of looking at an ignored subject

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-23-11

First Bart Ehrman assumes his readers/listeners have a brain and questions. This is not a dumbed down, you will never be able to understand this if I don't dumb it down text. In many ways it is like you the reader were having a conversation in person with the author. It is not filled with esoteric and jargonistic techno-babble. When a specialized term must be used it is defined.
There is also a nice blend of how the lost gospel came to light and what it went thru as well as what the content tells us about the time it was written.
If you are looking for the full text of the lost gospel you won't find it here.
To repeat, if you have a brain and questions about this topic this is the book for you. I've read and listened to many of his books and they are well worth the time and money.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Magic Steps

  • The Circle Opens, Book 1
  • By: Tamora Pierce
  • Narrated by: Tamora Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

Sandrilene fa Toren has moved to the palace of her uncle, Duke Vedris, to care for him after his recent heart attack. While the two are out riding Sandry sees a boy named Pasco dance a magic spell. To her dismay she soon learns that since she discovered Pasco, she must handle his magical education until a proper teacher can be found. At 14, Sandry feels she is too young for this. Even worse, 12-year-old Pasco refuses to believe he even has magic. But Sandry has greater worries than Pasco....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Add 3rd and 4th book please!

  • By Anjali on 04-17-16

Charming read for all ages

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-23-11

This audio book does full justice to the wonderfully rich story. I had first read this book when it first came out in print. The audio version just makes it better. Don't let an age rating on this book fool you into passing up a good listen (or read.) Each character was brought to life. I've already got the rest of the series on my wish list and will be getting them in the future.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful