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Thomas A Gaskin

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  • The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

  • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Greenberg
  • Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 928
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831

Over the centuries, orchestral music has given us a category of works that stand apart as transcendent expressions of the human spirit. What are these "greatest of the greats"? Find out in these 32 richly detailed lectures that take you on a sumptuous grand tour of the symphonic pieces that continue to live at the center of our musical culture.These 30 masterworks form an essential foundation for any music collection and a focal point for understanding the orchestral medium and deepening your insight into the communicative power of music.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If they cut off both hands, I will compose music..

  • By Kristi R. on 02-01-15

Came to appreciate new music!

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Reviewed: 08-23-16

Covered many of my of favorites and introduced me to even more great music. Wished it could have just kept on going. Great overviews and background histories of the composers and times as well.

  • Laying Low in Paradise

  • Casteloria Series, Book 1
  • By: Kristy K. James
  • Narrated by: Katie Welburn
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 4
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    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Cameron Rafferty is keeping secrets. Dangerous secrets that could endanger the lives of everyone around him. His plan was simple...keep a low profile until the would-be killer was found. And it was working - until an accident changed everything. Before he knows it, he finds himself becoming more involved with the family next door, and wishing for things he shouldn't. Things that will put their lives in jeopardy, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book loved it

  • By Ginny LaMere on 06-28-16

Got better about halfway through

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-16

I almost stopped listening about halfway through, but I'm glad I kept going - it was very good by the end. Initially the neighbor characters were not behaving like men typically would in their situation, just not believable. The reason was eventually was revealed, but almost too late. The narrator was very good with a broad range of engaging emotions, but was occasionally more cheerful than warranted in the moment. Nonetheless I look forward to the next installment. It's nice to find a clean book to listen to for a change.

  • Origins of the Never

  • By: CJ Rutherford
  • Narrated by: Katie Welburn
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Two friends who are closer than brothers are destined to become the mightiest among the immortal Elven race. One will fall, ensnared by an ancient evil thought to be destroyed eons ago. The other will face a desperate choice to save a doomed world. Ultimately, only one can prevail.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Orgins of Never

  • By jey cee on 12-06-15

Engaging and thought-provoking

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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: 02-04-16

What made the experience of listening to Origins of the Never the most enjoyable?

The narrator is excellent, bringing out the emotions of the story and characters. The story itself is a great exposition of good vs bad, and the temptations and decisions that lead one character slowly down the path to evil.

Any additional comments?

It was very well done but there was easily enough material for a much longer book. I wanted it to keep going.