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  • Marina and Lee

  • The Tormented Love and Fatal Obsession Behind Lee Harvey Oswald's Assassination of John F. Kennedy
  • By: Priscilla Johnson McMillan
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray, Joseph Finder
  • Length: 24 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Marina and Lee is one of the best and truest audiobooks about the Kennedy assassination. Priscilla Johnson McMillan came to the story with a unique knowledge of the two main characters. In the 1950s she knew Kennedy well for a time when he was hospitalized with Addison's disease. She talked to him frequently, brought him books, knew his wife, and formed a strong opinion of the sort of man he was. What is astonishing is that she also knew Lee Harvey Oswald.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now I know why he did it

  • By Rodd on 06-09-14

One of my favorite.

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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: 05-27-18

Psychologically rich.
Details that never get boring.
Published in '77. Events were still fresh.
Excellent.

  • An Unnecessary Woman

  • By: Rabih Alameddine
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 343

Aaliya Saleh lives alone in her Beirut apartment, surrounded by stockpiles of books. Godless, fatherless, childless, and divorced, Aaliya is her family's "unnecessary appendage." Every year, she translates a new favorite book into Arabic, then stows it away. The 37 books that Aaliya has translated over her lifetime have never been read by anyone. In this breathtaking portrait of a reclusive woman's late-life crisis, listeners follow Aaliya's digressive mind as it ricochets across visions of past and present Beirut.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tales of a Literary Snob

  • By Ilana on 02-14-14

So refreshingly different

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-15

This made me feel like I was with a friend telling me a story. It was informative of the middle eastern conflict in the late 70's , early 80's. It was intellectual, artistic, humble, and down to earth all at once. So very good at painting a scene. So good at describing family drama. I learned a lot about history, family, human troubles, and so many other works of literature were mentioned. I miss it already.

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  • Classic Russian Short Stories, Volume 1

  • By: Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, Ivan Turgenev, and others
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Russian literature exudes an atmosphere of mysticism, which is said to be a natural result of the simplicity of her people. Often, instead of being "about" anything, Russian stories sometimes seem to be the "thing" in itself. Be this as it may, it is an undeniable fact that with hardly any portent of future greatness to come, Russian literature suddenly sprang fully developed into existence in the 19th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just few hors d'oeuvres of Russian literature

  • By john on 02-25-10

Unique stories

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-11-15

These Russian stories have a different "motive" for their existence than do Western stories. Very entertaining. Human nature is always the same, anywhere, anytime.

  • How Jesus Became God

  • By: Bart D. Ehrman, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672

This fundamental historical question and its complex answer speak penetratingly to the spiritual impulses, concerns, and beliefs that have played a seminal role in our world, even as they reveal the foundation of history’s most global religious movement, and fresh insights into the Western world's single most influential human being. Tackling all of these matters and more, Great Courses favorite Professor Ehrman returns with the unprecedented historical inquiry of How Jesus Became God.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Go for it!

  • By Jeffrey on 09-20-15

Factual. Thorough. Entertaining.

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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: 01-19-15

Will look for this author again.
Looking for more of his materials.
Very educational. Made me research things further.

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