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  • The Chronicles of Prydain, Books 1 & 2

  • 50th Anniversary Introductory Collection
  • By: Lloyd Alexander
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437

Taran, The Assistant Pig-Keeper, longs to be a hero. He begins his journey with a strange assortment of companions on a dangerous mission to save his beloved land, Prydain. Packed with action, humor, romance, and gallantry, Taran's adventures chronicle his beloved Prydain and his battle with the forces of evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Childhood Favorite Now an Old Man's Delight

  • By Timothy M. Stark on 01-28-17

Memorable

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

When you can drive down the highway the next day smiling and chuckling in recall of a character
Imbued expressively with life by nothing more than a narrators voice Then you know you’ve been treated to a special performance.

Such is the James Langton Gurgi .

And his performance is certainly not limited in excellence to that one character I just think it stands out above the others.

Almost 45 years since I read this book as a child and maybe 25 years since I read parts of it to my daughter Which refreshed it a bit

In an era of far less idealistic fantasy dramas like Game of Thrones parts of this seemed Simplistic And lacking for those more complex characters that are strewn between the poles of good and evil however truly human chords were still struck here in profound ways Unexpected be sneaking up on you in some wonderful moments of prose

Some of the action was difficult to call believable yet still set the characters for the readers to ponder quite well

Langton did a highly professional job of separating characters by voice and made it easy to envision Landscapes and keep easy track of the different characters making this a very enjoyable listen high marks for it’s Imperfect perfection

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  • The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

  • By: Robert Garland, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Garland
  • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,999

Look beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts. Over the course of 48 richly detailed lectures, Professor Garland covers the breadth and depth of human history from the perspective of the so-called ordinary people, from its earliest beginnings through the Middle Ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tantalizing time trip

  • By Mark on 08-21-13

Passionate entertaining alive

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

The difficulty of making such a broad expanse of history clear and entertaining was easily overcome by this professor