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Ben Stein

St Louis, Missouri, United States
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  • The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy

  • By: Patrick N. Allitt, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604

Our understanding of the American West has moved far beyond pop culture in recent years. The legendary people and events we associate with the Wild West - the last stand at the Alamo, the Battle of Little Bighorn, the exploits of Calamity Jane, the hardships of the Oregon Trail - are even more fascinating once the historical realities have been separated from the myths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Professor, Great Course

  • By Mark on 09-09-17

I only wish it were longer!

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

As with many Great Courses lectures like The Rise and Fall of Soviet Communism, I wish it were longer. Now I feel like I have to go read a book to learn as much as I can about it!

  • The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History

  • By: J. Rufus Fears, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: J. Rufus Fears
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 466

History is made and defined by landmark events-moments that irrevocably changed the course of human civilization. They have given us: spiritual and political ideas; catastrophic battles and wars; scientific and technological advances; world leaders both influential and monstrous; and cultural works of unparalleled beauty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun course but Professor Fears is not for everyone

  • By Quaker on 11-04-13

J. Rufus Fears, a Genius in our time.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-17

You can tell from all of Professor Fear’s accolades right at the beginning of this audiobooks that he is a genius and a great professor. That becomes evident the second his first lecture begins.

There’s a reason that Professor Fears is one of the most loved professors hired by the Teaching Company. 10/10

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Bear and the Dragon

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 42 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,055
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,585
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,585

Newly elected, Jack Ryan has found that being President is not easy: domestic pitfalls await him at every turn; there's a revolution in Liberia; the Asian economy is going down the tubes; and now, in Moscow, someone may have tried to assassinate the chairman of the SVR - the former KGB - with a rocket-propelled grenade. Were the potential assassins political enemies, the Russian Mafia, or disaffected former KGB? Or is something far more dangerous at work here?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Clancy Book and Enjoyable Audio

  • By Emil on 03-24-12

wonderful book!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

I wish it was longer! I would have listened to 100 hours of this novel if it existed.

  • Caesar's Legion

  • The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome
  • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
  • Narrated by: Stuart Langton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

Stephen Dando-Collins paints a vivid and definitive portrait of daily life in the Tenth Legion as he follows Caesar and his men along the blood-soaked fringes of the Empire. This unprecedented regimental history reveals countless previously unknown details about Roman military practices, Caesar's conduct as a commander and his relationships with officers and legionnaires, and the daily routine and discipline of the Legion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You Need Not Be A Scholar . . .

  • By Andrew on 04-26-09

Great book!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-17

Awesome insight into Caesars Campaign in Gaul and Italy. A few mispronounced names and words are the reason performance is 4 stars instead of 5.