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The Vikings audiobook cover art

I was so excited, but...

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

it was not what I expected. I guess you could say that I thought this course would describe the Vikings in their Hollywood glory, but it did not. It was interesting at some points, but very dry at others. If you're trying to get through this series in The Great Courses I would recommend listening to it, just don't expect stories of Thor and Loki!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Keep Listening!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-17

Long distance commuter here. I've listened to probably 500 hours of audiobooks and lectures and have heard a variety of speaking habits and accents. This professor's inflection on some words made it a little difficult for me to get into because it was a bit distracting. However, I pushed through and eventually didn't even hear that anymore.
I recommend listening to this lecture if you are interested in ancient/medieval history and/or watch The Last Kingdom on Netflix! He gives a lot of interesting background around that time period.

An Introduction to Infectious Diseases audiobook cover art

Interesting and terrifying!

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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: 05-26-17

I have a Master's in public health so I was already fairly well-versed compared to the average listener. However, I still learned a lot myself and it would be a great overview for someone new and interested in the field!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Get Well Soon audiobook cover art

Do it!

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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: 04-17-17

Hilarious and informative! I wish it were longer, but I learned a lot and I already have an advanced degree in public health!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

An Unattractive Vampire audiobook cover art

Funny, but...

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-17

This book was funny, but I felt like there could have been more plot/story development. There were some pieces that I thought the author should have gone into further depth to give the listener more background and context. However, this was a refreshing and hilarious break from Anne Rice. Recommended to listen to for your commute!

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Grew on me!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-17

This book really grew on me after awhile. In the first couple of sections, there are several "boring" details (i.e. Dr So and So wrote to Other Dr, Other Dr wrote back) - as a listener, I found my mind drifting.
However, the last section of the book is phenomenal and super informative.
I recommend this book to anyone interested in medical or American history.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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LOVED IT!

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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: 09-27-16

I found myself trying to get a few minutes of listening in whenever I could to see what would happen next! Definitely downloading the second one now!

The Ghost Map audiobook cover art

Public health nerd approved!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-16

I have a Master's in public health & I loved the historical context of this book that you do not normally receive in standard public health curricula!

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Highly recommended for the commuter!!

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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: 05-10-16

Takes you away from the traffic and into space!! Awesome voice narration, awesome storyline! Recommended!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful