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  • Inferno: From The Divine Comedy

  • By: Dante Alighieri, Benedict Flynn (translator)
  • Narrated by: Heathcote Williams
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

"Abandon all hope you who enter here." ( "Lasciate ogne speranza voi ch’intrate.") Dante’s Hell is one of the most remarkable visions in Western literature. An allegory for his and future ages, it is, at the same time, an account of terrifying realism. Passing under a lintel emblazoned with these frightening words, the poet is led down into the depths by Virgil and shown those doomed to suffer eternal torment for vices exhibited and sins committed on earth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A classic rendered in an ominous, heavy tone

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-19-12

Irritating music and volume blast

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

It might have been okay without the HORRIBLE music playing between the cantos, not to mention the volume would be much louder for the music so would blast you with this jarring noise every 5-7 mins.

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  • Kristin Lavransdatter

  • By: Tiina Nunnally - translator, Sigrid Undset
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 45 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,348

As a young girl in 14th-century Norway, Kristin is deeply devoted to her father, Lavrans, a kind and courageous man. But when as a student in a convent school she meets the charming and impetuous Erlend Nikulaussøn, she defies her parents in pursuit of her own desires. Her saga continues through her marriage to Erlend, their tumultuous life together raising seven sons as Erlend seeks to strengthen his political influence, and finally their estrangement as the world around them tumbles into uncertainty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A grand listen

  • By Chicago & Indiana Scientist/Gardener/Hiker on 07-05-17

Tedious story

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

Reviewed: 12-22-17

I can't tell if it was the story or the performance that made this so bad, maybe a little of both. I was prepared for something more historical and instead got a harlequin romance sprinkled with some Catholic imagery. Not sure how this book gets so much attention in Catholic circles, must be sheer desperation for content in the genre.

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  • Constantine the Emperor

  • By: David Potter
  • Narrated by: Phil Holland
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

This year Christians worldwide will celebrate the 1700th anniversary of Constantine's conversion and victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. No Roman emperor had a greater impact on the modern world than did Constantine. The reason is not simply that he converted to Christianity but that he did so in a way that brought his subjects along after him. Indeed, this major new biography argues that Constantine's conversion is but one feature of a unique administrative style that enabled him to take control of an empire beset by internal rebellions and external threats by Persians and Goths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • In this sign thou shalt conquer!

  • By Darwin8u on 06-11-18

Worst Reader Ever

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

Reviewed: 04-23-16

What would have made Constantine the Emperor better?

Sounded like a computer generated reading of what is already some hideously monotonous content. Editor should have hacked away at this.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

NO.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful