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Screwball audiobook cover art

could anybody be this clueless?

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-19

I don't know much about baseball, but this Babe Ruth is just too flat. He has little self awareness, little intelligence and apparently no intuition. Really? it just doesn't ring true, or even plausible.

16 of 19 people found this review helpful

When Women Ruled the World audiobook cover art

A worthwhile journey

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-19

I enjoyed the book, as it acquaints us with mostly little known female rulers of ancient Egypt. I don't believe present events excessively intruded in the presentation. Even though historical knowledge has a value in itself, it can also enlighten our present and put our values in perspective.

If I have a criticism, it is that some of the book"s statements could have been better supported, or should have been dropped altogether--the comparison between Jesus and Cleopatra chief among them.

What's more central to the purpose of the book, it seems that its conclusions, about the temperate qualities of female rulers, are not supported by evidence presented in the book. It seems women were allowed to rule for dynastic reasons (as will be the case in early modern Europe); their supposedly more nurturing style had little to do with it.



1 of 4 people found this review helpful

The Innocents Abroad audiobook cover art

Mediterranean cultures according to Twain

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-19

With his trademark irony a young Mark Twain describes the joys and especially the tribulations of his journey by boat, train, horse and donkey from NYC to Palestine through Spain, Italy, Greece, Istanbul and the Middle East. Comments on art and architecture are not particularly poignant (in fact, they are quite shallow), but observations of costumes, habits and social mores are carried out with the flare and acumen we would expect, even though they are at times informed the prejudices of the time.
Don't expect to be mesmerized. it can be a slow ride at times. But a worthwhile journey in the end

Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets audiobook cover art

loved it!

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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: 01-08-19

informative and entertaining. Great multi-voice narration and interviews of scholars and experts (on whose work each chapter is based). I loved it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful