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A. Pyle

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  • King Lear

  • Shakespeare Appreciated: (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)
  • By: William Shakespeare, Mike Reeves, Phil Viner
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker, Terrence Hardiman, Lucy Robinson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Experience King Lear as a powerful full-cast drama with entertaining and enlightening commentary that explains what's what and who's who as the plot unfolds. To help you get the most out of Shakespeare, the narrator offers historical insights and background information, so you can enjoy the jokes, appreciate the references, and get a real sense of Shakespeare's world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love the format, like the piece

  • By fred on 06-01-09

Excellent in Every Way!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-16

If you could sum up King Lear in three words, what would they be?

I'm reading "King Lear" for the first time and this audio really helped me to enjoy the story and appreciate the play more fully. The cast brings the play to life and the commentary helps make everything clear and easy to understand.

  • The Iliad of Homer

  • By: Elizabeth Vandiver, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Vandiver
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 613

For thousands of years, Homer's ancient epic poem the Iliad has enchanted readers from around the world. When you join Professor Vandiver for this lecture series on the Iliad, you'll come to understand what has enthralled and gripped so many people.Her compelling 12-lecture look at this literary masterpiece -whether it's the work of many authors or the "vision" of a single blind poet - makes it vividly clear why, after almost 3,000 years, the Iliad remains not only among the greatest adventure stories ever told but also one of the most compelling meditations on the human condition ever written.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Audible Fan on 11-29-15

Excellent course!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-15

What did you love best about The Iliad of Homer?

We are a homeschool family and decided to listen to this course as we studied The Iliad. The lessons greatly enhanced our learning and enriched our study of this great book. Professor Vandiver is a dynamic speaker who gives interesting lectures.

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