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  • The Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire

  • The History of the Turkish Empire’s Creation and Its Destruction Over 600 Years Later
  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Mark Norman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

In terms of geopolitics, perhaps the most seminal event of the Middle Ages was the successful Ottoman siege of Constantinople in 1453. The city had been an imperial capital as far back as the fourth century, when Constantine the Great shifted the power center of the Roman Empire there, effectively establishing two almost equally powerful halves of antiquity’s greatest empire. Constantinople would continue to serve as the capital of the Byzantine Empire even after the Western half of the Roman Empire collapsed in the late fifth century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helps to understand the area and it's rulers

  • By Eddy on 07-27-18

Helps to understand the area and it's rulers

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-18

really helped me get a quick look into the changing hands of Rogers in this land. More detailed than the comparing books on Audible

  • The Rise of Athens

  • The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization
  • By: Anthony Everitt
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Filled with tales of adventure and astounding reversals of fortune, The Rise of Athens celebrates the city-state that transformed the world - from the democratic revolution that marked its beginning through the city's political and cultural golden age to its decline into the ancient equivalent of a modern-day university town. Anthony Everitt constructs his history with unforgettable portraits of the talented, tricky, ambitious, and unscrupulous Athenians who fueled the city's rise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Every new is old again

  • By Anthony Pierulla on 03-07-17

Well done! read before my Athens travel

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Reviewed: 07-23-18

I read this before trip to Athens, Greece. I learned much more about who had major and minor parts in the rise and fall of a Athens.

Persians, Spartans, Alexander the Great.

However I never thought I would know so much about the naked dancing boys Festival. Yes, that was a thing at one time.

  • Enlightenment Now

  • The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,787

Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West but worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We live in the best of all times

  • By Neuron on 02-25-18

so, we really are getting better and wiser

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-18

and happy hours recommended this book. it didn't take long to understand that what I felt in my heart about the world is closer to reality. Laying out statistics comparing tradition with science and seeing where the people of the world stand.

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  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,935
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,426

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Timeless Tale

  • By Judi on 01-07-07

our life has more meaning then we realized.

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Reviewed: 05-09-18

wonderful story that Cher's we will learn more through life's journey and benefits from our positive actions. actively search our personal Legend in order to truly live

  • Start Late, Finish Rich

  • A No-Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom at Any Age
  • By: David Bach
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

Start Late, Finish Rich applies David Bach's financial wisdom to all those who forgot to save (or just plain procrastinated) and are worried that it is too late to achieve financial freedom. For those who worry that they'll never be able to retire on their current savings, hope and help have arrived. David's message is that it is never too late to finish rich.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Argh

  • By Huck on 07-16-07

interesting, exciting, Made For Dummies,

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-18

imagine reading this book would have been cheesy. It turned out to be an eye-opener and giving refreshing comfort knowing that I have so many options and a few that I've already started while reading this book in order to start late and finish rich in my 30s

  • Into the Magic Shop

  • A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart
  • By: James R. Doty MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,340

Extraordinary things happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart. Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, living with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, of which the Dalai Lama is a founding benefactor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful story, profound impact!

  • By S. Potts on 06-22-16

highly recommended, mindfulness with heart

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-17

Get caught up on the story while leaning life valuable lesson to make the rest of your life low stress and high reward

  • The Birth of Venus

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Dunant
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 207

Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family's Florentine palazzo. A child of the Renaissance, with a precocious mind and a talent for drawing, Alessandra is intoxicated by the painter's abilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-06-04

Added enjoyment to my vacation in Florence.

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

I really enjoyed the look into the lives of the flooring time people that can the day of the genius artists.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 93,087
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86,236
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 85,827

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

not what I expected. so much better

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-17

you may too, end this book with happy tears.
history of South Africa, childhood adventures, an amazing godly mother and unique relationships that we might all be able to relate. #attaboy Trevor. can't wait to see you with new eyes

  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,327

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame...and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic story to be read by all!

  • By Gina on 07-25-09

nice long, lifetime story to feel the olden days

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-17

nice long, lifetime story helping to feel what it's like to live in old England

  • Grit

  • The Power of Passion and Perseverance
  • By: Angela Duckworth
  • Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,800

In this must-listen book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and businesspeople - both seasoned and new - that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit". Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Two different books

  • By Tristan on 06-11-16

grit AKA genius

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-16

achieving greatness without effort, is that greatness? Or you'll find out what genius is in this book

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