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  • The Giant Book of Poetry

  • By: William Roetzheim (editor)
  • Narrated by: John Aviles, Richard Baird, Joel Castellaw, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

Here is a massive collection of poems from classics through contemporary, grouped by poetry subject, including: Romance; Inspiration and faith; Lust, betrayal and lost love; Eternity; Growing up and growing old; Children; Ghosts, evil and superstition; Loss and sorrow; Nature; the Human condition; Working; that Make a Statement; Choices; War and Peace; and Writing, art, and poetry.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Poor performances mar decent selection

  • By Michael M on 11-12-11

This is the shit that today’s degenerates call poetry

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Like today’s “art”, this is mostly just collections of words. It is no more poetry than Jackson Pollock or Warhol is art when compared to Caraveggio or Titian or even Manet or Van Gogh. This is declared poetry by charlatans who are as false as the works.

  • The Classic Hundred Poems

  • By: William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, W.B. Yeats, and others
  • Narrated by: Alfred Corn, Rita Dove
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Adopting the methodology of the music charts, The Classic Hundred Poems presents the "top 100" poems of all time. The selections are illuminated by the informative notes of editor William Harmon and read by an ensemble of contemporary poets including Alfred Corn and Rita Dove.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!!

  • By Judith on 12-15-05

A poet, I

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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: 11-01-18

This is a wonderful selection of great poems by wonderful poets; perhaps I shall join the second hundred. I

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  • The Outline of History

  • Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind
  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
  • Length: 44 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Having coined the phrase "the war that will end war," H. G. Wells was disillusioned by the World War I peace settlement. Convinced that humanity needed to awaken to the instability of the world order and remember lessons from the past, the author of science-fiction classics set out to write about history. Wells hoped to remind mankind of its common past, provide it with a basis for international patriotism, and guide it to renounce war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By Adam on 03-07-12

Gold standard of world history.

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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: 03-15-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Even few in my generation know little of world history; all thereafter are just ignorant, clueless illiterates.

What other book might you compare The Outline of History to and why?

Sapiens is another history that I have listened to recently, and am listening again.

Any additional comments?

I am listening to it again even now.

  • Johnny Got His Gun

  • By: Dalton Trumbo
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

This was no ordinary war. This was a war to make the world safe for democracy. And if democracy was made safe, then nothing else mattered - not the millions of dead bodies, nor the thousands of ruined lives. This is no ordinary novel. This is the story of a young American soldier terribly maimed in World War I - he "survives" armless, legless, and faceless, but with his mind intact.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • READ THE INTRODUCTION LAST

  • By Carollynn7 on 11-27-11

Best antiwar story I've read.

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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: 03-15-18

What made the experience of listening to Johnny Got His Gun the most enjoyable?

From the perspective of a Marine combat veteran who knows that William Calley is a hero, and butt-worshiping men do not belong in our military, this is an amazing antiwar story: well-written; inspiring introspection.

If you could rename Johnny Got His Gun , what would you call it?

What kind of moron would even contemplate such foolishness?

  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,069
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,706
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,602

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Take the Negative Reviews w/ a Grain of Salt

  • By Gabriel on 08-29-18

Pretty good from an obvious libtard.

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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: 03-09-18

This well-written book is incredibly thought provoking; making one consider human history from nonstandard perspectives. I am also reading Orson Wells’ iconic history and the two are incredibly different. The reader is excellent allowing me to increase listening to 2X.

  • The Modern Scholar

  • Way with Words: Writing Rhetoric and the Art of Persuasion
  • By: Professor Michael D. C. Drout
  • Narrated by: Professor Michael D. C. Drout
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807

Esteemed professor Michael D. C. Drout brings his expertise in literary studies to the subject of rhetoric. From history-altering political speeches to friendly debates at cocktail parties, rhetoric holds the power to change opinions, spark new thoughts, and ultimately change the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Very Unique Read...(J/K)

  • By Jade on 06-10-09

Great teaching at 1.5X

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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: 04-11-17

Lots of first rate information on this topic well-expressed and Audible allows me to acquire it faster.

  • Don't Know Much about the Bible

  • Everything You Need to Know About the Good Book but Never Learned
  • By: Kenneth C. Davis
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Lorna Raver
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 132

Bringing to life the world of the Old and New Testaments, the acclaimed creator of the bestselling Don’t Know Much About® series transforms dry, difficult reading into colorful and realistic accounts. Relying on new research and improved translations, Kenneth C. Davis uncovers some amazing questions and contradictions about what the Bible really says: Jericho’s walls may have tumbled down because the city lies on a fault line; Moses never parted the Red Sea; There was a Jesus, but he wasn’t born on Christmas and he probably wasn't an only child....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great overview of the Bible

  • By Jwells49 on 05-13-15

Now I know more than almost everyone.

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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: 12-13-16

Very well put together; fascinating. Worth listening to over and over, and over, and over.

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  • Moby-Dick

  • By: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 21 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,615
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,632

Labeled variously a realistic story of whaling, a romance of unusual adventure and eccentric characters, a symbolic allegory, and a drama of heroic conflict, Moby Dick is first and foremost a great story. It has both the humor and poignancy of a simple sea ballad, as well as the depth and universality of a grand odyssey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Had No Idea Melville Was So Funny

  • By Dave on 05-09-12

Incredible poetry in prose.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The narrator is insuperable. Just terrific. When he sings the whalers' songs it is perfect. Just a very great job. In this case better than reading the book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The white whale. Moby kicks ass!

Have you listened to any of Frank Muller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me itch.

Any additional comments?

A great narration of a great book--what more could you wish for.

  • All the King's Men

  • By: Robert Penn Warren
  • Narrated by: Michael Emerson
  • Length: 20 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156

The fictionalized account of Louisiana's colorful and notorious governor, Huey Pierce Long, All the King's Men follows the startling rise and fall of Willie Stark, a country lawyer in the Deep South of the 1930s. Beset by political enemies, Stark seeks aid from his right-hand man Jack Burden, who will bear witness to the cataclysmic unfolding of this very American tragedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully presented

  • By Cheimon on 10-12-08

Nothing compares with it.

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

Reviewed: 02-22-16

Penn Warren was first a poet; his prose is poetic--and truly incomparable. The humanity in this tale of powerful men seen through the eyes of a good man and good women tugs strongly at goodness in the soul of the reader.

  • World War One: History in an Hour

  • By: Rupert Colley
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

History for busy people. Listen to a concise history of World War One in just one hour. World War One brought with it the world’s first experience of Total War, involving all of the world’s great powers, polarized between the Triple Entente, led by Britain, France and Russia, and the Central Powers, dominated by Germany, Italy and Austria-Hungary. Around nine million men lost their lives in a conflict that introduced the horrors of trench warfare, machine guns, and toxic gas attacks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Concise review

  • By Sean on 09-06-12

World War I in less than an hour.

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

Reviewed: 06-10-14

If you could sum up World War One: History in an Hour in three words, what would they be?

Very well covered.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Character? This is not a character study.

Have you listened to any of Jonathan Keeble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

It is a good Audible History in an hour. It would not be a good film.

Any additional comments?

Crank the pod, pad or whatever up to 2X. Great way to get history fast.