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The American Civil War audiobook cover art

Superb, Balanced History

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

Reviewed: 07-08-13

Professor Gallagher's course on The American Civil War is the best, most insightful introduction to the subject in any medium. Any listener, from a beginner to an expert, will gain from his profound, unbiased presentation of the most important event in our history.

49 of 51 people found this review helpful

The Hobbit audiobook cover art

A Great Reading of a Great Book

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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: 10-11-12

Rob Inglis' reading of The Hobbit is one of the finest audio performances ever recorded.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

The Modern Scholar: Tolkien and the West audiobook cover art

Excllent Discussion

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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: 08-14-12

Professor Drout brings a world of knowledge and his personal passion to this discussion of Tolkien. He informs and entertains, but never condescends to the listener. The only flaw is the lack of a PDF of the text, which is usually incuded in the Modern Scholar Courses. It woould have been useful for keeping track of the names, and making notes. This course is recommended for Tolkien fans who have some reading knowledge of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, and would like to learn more about Tolkien's scholarly background.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

Crime and Punishment (Audio Connoisseur Edition) audiobook cover art

Wrong Tanslation

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-12

Would you try another book from Fyodor Dostoevsky and/or Charlton Griffin?

If it is a better translation. The old Garnett translation has been surpassed. Griffin is an excellent reader.

Death of Kings audiobook cover art

TERRIBLE NARRATOR, HARD TO TELL ABOUT THE BOOK

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-12

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Stephen Perring?

This book was ruined for me by the poor narration. I quit halfway through because of his mispronunciations, forced speed, and weak, nearly non-existent characterizations. John Lee was good; Tom Sellwood, who did the first three, was excellent.