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The Fall and Rise of China audiobook cover art

very in-depth

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Reviewed: 09-12-19

Richard Baum spends uses a good amount of personal anecdotes mixed with known facts to depict an in-depth look into China, and how China came to be what it is today.

Foundations of Eastern Civilization audiobook cover art

great synopsis of Eastern civilisation

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Reviewed: 09-03-19

Craig G. Benjamin weaves historical texts, archaeological finds, myths, and personal stories to tell an amazing story.
my only critic is his subtle bias to capitalism over other forms of economic models, specifically his comment that 'the Chinese change from private ownership of farm-land to collective ownership caused famine' rather than the incompetent officials dictating the farmers to kill birds and perform other tasks that caused inefficiencies as well as a swarm of crop eating insects (that no longer had bird predators).

Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition audiobook cover art

great listen

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Reviewed: 09-01-19

very well laid-out and lectured. of course this is just a snapshot of several great minds and not a conclusive study of each, but still a great listen.

The New Silk Roads audiobook cover art

insightful

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Reviewed: 08-17-19

the world is in a constant state of flux, and Peter Frankopan explains this brilliantly.

The Silk Roads audiobook cover art

great content

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Reviewed: 08-14-19

Great book, very informative. Laurence Kennedy does an impressive array of accents, but this skill is better suited for fiction.

The African Experience: From 'Lucy' to Mandela audiobook cover art

very informative

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Reviewed: 08-08-19

it is tragic how African history is taught as much as European history, even if you take writen records in account Europe is still over emphasised. Vickery helps overcome this imbalance by giving interesting and in depth lectures.

A Wrinkle in Time audiobook cover art

fun and fantastical

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Reviewed: 08-03-19

Cute story, great for kids. the story manages to to be accessible to children whilst still interesting for adults.

How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition audiobook cover art

Robert Vermont passion is infectious

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Reviewed: 08-02-19

Greenberg is informative and excited about music. The content is accessible to beginners (like me) and fun to learn.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying audiobook cover art
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying
  • A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott

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Reviewed: 06-27-19

If I utilise the teachings of this book, it will make a world of difference to tidiness, time spent searching for things, and peace of mind. if.

The Silmarillion audiobook cover art

Dense but worth it

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Reviewed: 06-26-19

a huge wealth of information and lore, which at times can be overwhelming. Martin Shaw does a great job.