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  • Classical Mythology

  • By: Elizabeth Vandiver, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Vandiver
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433

These 24 lectures are a vibrant introduction to the primary characters and most important stories of classical Greek and Roman mythology. Among those you'll investigate are the accounts of the creation of the world in Hesiod's Theogony and Ovid's Metamorphoses; the gods Zeus, Apollo, Demeter, Persephone, Hermes, Dionysos, and Aphrodite; the Greek heroes, Theseus and Heracles (Hercules in the Roman version); and the most famous of all classical myths, the Trojan War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the Facts behind the Myth

  • By Joshua on 11-05-13

Great courses Prof Vandiver

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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: 11-22-18

No problem with Herm stones marking territory . Self evident as you implied ?
Likewise cutting of ear of growing wheat.
Have a notion that mysterious treasure of
S Francis was a box containing a birds feather
a robins egg and an ear of wheat.
Mayhap just in an old movie!?
Many earlier cultures show bull headed human beings!

  • Child's Play

  • Dalziel and Pascoe Series, Book 9
  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Colin Buchanan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

Andy Dalziel was preoccupied with the illegal book that one of his Sergeants was running on who was to be appointed as the new Chief Constable...and how to make sure his own bet paid off. But when a battered Ford Escort containing one very dead Italian turned up in the police car park, Peter Pascoe and his bloated superior were plunged into an investigation that made internal police politics look like child's play.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By Geoff on 02-08-06

Child’s play by Reginald Hill

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

Excellent as always.
Colin Buchanan is the perfect narrater. He keeps an even pace avoiding hystrionics. Easy listening . Allows the story primacy. He does the characters and accents without melodrama
Reginald Hill is full of interesting asides and little narratives that conjure up the natives, the countryside and echo common human experience.
He has a delightful wit and a high standard of humour and choice of reference.
Violence is never gratuitously overdone.
Some thrillers leave a bad taste in the mouth as though the reader has partaken vicariously in the depravity and cruelty
Hill’ characters are believable. The reader can empathize with them.
Without too much of a stretch he could rate as a Thomas Hardy of crime fiction
His storytelling ability and plots are engaging
and hold the attention from start to finish

  • Lost Dog

  • A Gideon and Sirius Novel, Book 3
  • By: Alan Russell
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328

Detective Michael Gideon is used to being handed L.A.'s oddest cases, but his newest one assigned itself. When Gideon's K-9 partner, Sirius, rescues a lost dog from a pack of coyotes, the duo tries to return her home - only to discover her owner is missing. Heather Moreland has clearly disappeared under suspicious circumstances, and the more Gideon digs into her past, the more he's convinced of her abduction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Man/Dog suspence series

  • By shelley on 06-24-16

Lost dog

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-16

Great idea spoiled by cringe/poor attempt at humour in narrative.
No sense of pace or creating suspence

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 61 Hours

  • Jack Reacher 14
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Winter in South Dakota. Blowing snow, icy roads, a tired driver. A bus skids and crashes and is stranded in a gathering storm. There's a small town twenty miles away, where a vulnerable witness is guarded around the clock. There's a strange stone building five miles further on, all alone on the prairie. There's a ruthless man who controls everything from the warmth of Mexico....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Anothre great Reacher book

  • By Lia on 08-22-11

Entertaining guff

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

Reviewed: 01-01-12

Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Jeff Harding?

I am told that Lee Childs other books are much better - will give them a shot.

What could Lee Child have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

This story is implausible on so many levels that suspension of disbelief is more effort than it is worth. It started off well enough, but the identity of the bent cop was painfully obvious from the start and none of the characters were meaningfully developed.

Which character – as performed by Jeff Harding – was your favorite?

The book is very well read and the narrator did not