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  • The Rational Bible: Exodus

  • By: Dennis Prager
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 356

Why do so many people think the Bible, the most influential book in world history, is outdated? Why do our friends and neighbors - and sometimes we ourselves - dismiss the Bible as irrelevant, irrational, immoral, or all of these things? This explanation of the Book of Exodus, the second book of the Bible, will demonstrate that the Bible is not only powerfully relevant to today’s issues, but completely consistent with rational thought. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listening so far!!

  • By Calin on 04-04-18

Good conservative commentary.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-18

This is very good conservative Bible commentary. My main quarrel with the author is his narrow belief that somehow God was only talking to the Children of Israel. The author also happens to believe that when God gave the Children of Israel the Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai that that was the first that they or anyone else knew of the Ten Commandments. There is nothing in the Torah that says that and there is quite a lot of evidence to indicate otherwise! The author is being too narrow minded and immature in his view of the LORD’s dealings with mankind.

Also in regards to the narrator he was excellent except for the fact that he constantly kept mispronouncing words and phrases. It was very annoying and distracting from his otherwise excellent performance.

  • The Jewish War

  • By: Flavius Josephus
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 23 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

In AD 66, nationalist and religious revolutionaries in Judaea led a ferocious revolt of the Jewish people against the authority of mighty Rome, culminating in the greatest upheaval and savagery the world had known up to that time. By the end of the conflict seven years later, over one million Jews had perished and tens of thousands were sold into slavery. Until the Holocaust, it remained the greatest tragedy ever endured by a people. How had this once prosperous region been laid low, and by what process did its fratricidal feuds take it down a slippery slope to utter annihilation? Fortunately for us, there was an eyewitness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes Josephus Come Alive

  • By Sophia Bunce on 04-15-14

Fascinating history

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-18

This is a fascinating and enlightening book that I have wanted to read for years. However, the narrators constant mispronunciation of words made it difficult and frustrating to follow the story. The narrators tone, rhythm, and expression were just perfect. But he just kept mispronouncing word after word after word. Someone should have reviewed his work. He has the potential to be an extremely good narrator for this type of literature. He just needs to get the words pronounced correctly!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

  • By: Toby Wilkinson
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298

In this landmark work, one of the world's most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire - 3,000 years of wild drama, bold spectacle, and unforgettable characters. Award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson captures not only the lavish pomp and artistic grandeur of this land of pyramids and pharaohs but for the first time reveals the constant propaganda and repression that were its foundations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Written and Detailed

  • By Matthew G. on 01-26-18

Absolutely superb!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

Very very well done. More history books should be done like this one. The narrator was perfect for the material. A real pleasure to listen too!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

  • By: Ulysses S. Grant
  • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
  • Length: 29 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Written from his death bed, The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant are written by the most well-known Civil War General himself, Ulysses S. Grant. In a review of his life as a private citizen, as well as a general, Grant lets the listener know what a heroic figure he really was. Like so many men before him, Grant describes being pressured into a certain way of life by his father. He never aspired for a military career, but his father insisted on West Point Academy for his schooling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • British Pronunciation of Proper Nouns in America

  • By Leslie Solomon on 12-06-16

Great source of information on the Civil War

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-18

The story was great but the performance was almost unbearable. Needs to be redone. Far too many mistakes in pronunciation.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Color of Law

  • A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
  • By: Richard Rothstein
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 808

In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation - that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, he incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation - the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments - that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better suited to print than audio

  • By ProfGolf on 02-04-18

More people should read and understand and know.

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

This book was very informative and superbly crafted and skillfully presented. More people should read it.

  • The Power Broker

  • Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
  • By: Robert A. Caro
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 66 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,839
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,643
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,653

Robert Caro's monumental book makes public what few outsiders have known: that Robert Moses was the single most powerful man of our time in the City and in the State of New York. And in telling the Moses story, Caro both opens up to an unprecedented degree the way in which politics really happens - the way things really get done in America's City Halls and Statehouses - and brings to light a bonanza of vital new information.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A spectacular history of New York City

  • By Paul on 01-01-13

A Story for all who aspire for greatness and goodness!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

This was an absolutely superb book. It was very very very well written and performed. It's a story that all who aspire for greatness and all who desire to be a true blessing to others should read, should contemplate, should take to heart, and most definitely should pray about lest they commit the same errors. It's also a story that we should keep in mind when we select our leaders and entrust them with power. And it is also a story that should be a warning for those who would divide and rule us by class and resources. This story's arc shows that the power to rule and disenfranchise the wealthy will most certainly be used with greater vigor and viciousness against the less fortunate!

  • The Generals

  • Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II
  • By: Winston Groom
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911

Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the intertwined and uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall - from the World War I battle that shaped them to their greatest achievement: leading the allies to victory in World War II.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing new here

  • By Mike From Mesa on 01-13-16

Extremely good!

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would recommend this book to a friend. It was informative and interesting and inspiring.

What other book might you compare The Generals to and why?

It goes well with "The Aviators".

Which character – as performed by Robertson Dean – was your favorite?

That is very difficult to say because he did such a fine job throughout the book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending was very good.

Any additional comments?

This book provides an inspiring example of how faulted humans can accomplish superhuman achievements.

  • The Aviators

  • Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight
  • By: Winston Groom
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688

Gifted storyteller Winston Groom, the best-selling author of Forrest Gump, has written the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes who defined aviation during the great age of flight: Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle. These cleverly interwoven tales of their heart-stopping adventures take us from the feats of World War I through the heroism of World War II and beyond, including daring military raids and survival at sea, and will appeal to fans of Unbroken, The Greatest Generation, and Flyboys.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listening experience!

  • By tjcrewsbooks on 11-12-13

That was just so darn good!

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

Reviewed: 05-20-16

Would you listen to The Aviators again? Why?

Possibly one day!

What other book might you compare The Aviators to and why?

In some ways, I would compare it to the Holy Bible in that it was very inspiring, insightful, and at times intriguing. The characters were portrayed with their best and worst without diminishing their tremendous accomplishments and contributions and without making light of their faults and failures. The lives portrayed in this very well written and superbly read book are a testimony to the potential of all of us when we work hard, persist, and sacrifice.

Have you listened to any of Robertson Dean’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to his other performances and I have always liked them. This is one of his best by far.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, if I could have I would have.

Any additional comments?

Excellent book on history. Just extremely well written. Excellent biography. It was so very informative. And superbly performed.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful