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Andrew Precious

MONROE, WA
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  • Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

  • By: Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 25 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,374

Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are unquestionably two of the greatest epic masterpieces in Western literature. Though more than 2,700 years old, their stories of brave heroics, capricious gods, and towering human emotions are vividly timeless. The Iliad can justly be called the world’s greatest war epic. The terrible and long-drawn-out siege of Troy remains one of the classic campaigns. The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars to his beloved wife.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Revisit the Classics

  • By The Kindler on 07-28-16

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

Both classical masterpieces expertly presented.
Fascinating tales that enrich your knowledge of western societies roots.

  • A Handful of Hard Men

  • The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia
  • By: Hannes Wessels
  • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

It is difficult to find another soldier's story to equal Captain Darrell Watt's in terms of time spent on the field of battle and challenges faced. Even by the lofty standards of the SAS and Special Forces, one has to look far to find anyone who can match his record of resilience and valor in the face of such daunting odds and with resources so paltry. In the fight, he showed himself to be a military maestro. After 12 years in the cauldron of war, his cause slipped from beneath him, and Rhodesia gave way to Zimbabwe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Story- Title says it all... Hard Men

  • By rowca on 10-05-17

Rhodesians never die

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Amazing account of the Rhidesian bush war smattered with political treachery from its once allies. Its fighting men were the best in the world and these accounts show it. A sad loss of a great country that has now decayed into what is now Zimbabwe.

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  • Plato, Socrates, and the Dialogues

  • By: Michael Sugrue, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael Sugrue
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324

These 16 lectures bring the Socratic quest for truth alive and explore ideas that are as vital today as they were 25 centuries ago. Ideas about truth, justice, love, beauty, courage, and wisdom that can change lives and reveal the world in new ways. Here, you'll delve into the inner structure, action, and meaning of 17 of Plato's greatest dialogues, making these lectures an indispensable companion for anyone interested in philosophy in general or Platonic thought in particular.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily the best audiobook in my collection

  • By ADRIAN on 02-03-14

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Fabulous listening and excellent intro to the dialogs.
Very well presented.
My only criticism is the sporadic water gulps that the lecturer takes. However, overall great tone and cadence.
Highly recommended for anyone interested in learning about Plato or indeed learning about living an examined life.

  • 1776

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: David McCullough
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,576

In this stirring audiobook, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Front Seat on History

  • By Mark on 10-22-05

Excellent historic account

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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: 08-28-18

Loved the details this book presented.
Everything from the dress to the demeanor of the troops is explained in detail.
For example, I had no idea the Germans fought for the British.