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  • Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy [Guest: Tallulah Bankhead]

  • By: Edgar Bergen
  • Narrated by: Edgar Bergen
  • Length: 29 mins
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Charlie is unhappy with the dancing lessons he's being forced to take. Mortimer has a new Spring suit. Guest Tallulah Bankhead appears with Charlie in a play set in the Kingdom of Miscellania.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny!

  • By Jerry on 02-21-19

Funny!

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Reviewed: 02-21-19

Love the old radio shows. They are fun and a very interesting look at a time of fun amd innocence. Hope and positivity for the future.

  • The Dead Sea Scrolls

  • By: Gary A. Rendsburg, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Gary A. Rendsburg
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 644
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Whether complete or only fragmentary, the 930 extant Dead Sea Scrolls irrevocably altered how we look at and understand the foundations of faith and religious practice. Now you can get a comprehensive introduction to this unique series of archaeological documents, and to scholars' evolving understanding of their authorship and significance, with these 24 lectures. Learn what the scrolls are, what they contain, and how the insights they offered into religious and ancient history came into focus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deep dive into one of the most intriguing subjects

  • By Luís on 11-15-14

More geography than history

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Reviewed: 02-18-19

I generally enjoy lectures, even the most dry ones. This is the first one I had a difficult time with. I thought the lecture was about the Dead Sea Scrolls. There are many portions that have to do with life in the place where they were found and the professors personal stories.

These digressions really lost me. He does have a full knowledge of the subject matter, almost too much. There is not as much discussion on the Scrolls as a work of literature (such as the old testament) but a history of how we came to know of the scrolls.

  • Abbott & Costello

  • Masters of Comedy
  • By: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 79
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Beloved movie and television stars Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their name on the radio, and the resulting long-running radio show preserved a rich vaudeville tradition and sensational comedy sketches. The sarcasm of Abbott's stern straight man is the perfect comedic compliment to the muffled screams of Costello's blustery "baaaad boy."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great retakes on entertaining the troops!

  • By Frederick on 12-14-11

Awesome!!

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Reviewed: 02-15-19

How can you go wrong? This is a great collection. Highly recommended! This is true comedy.

  • The Old Testament

  • By: Amy-Jill Levine, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Amy-Jill Levine
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
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The Old Testament - written in ancient Israel by many different authors over the course of a thousand years - has had more meaning to more people than any other book the world has known. In a series of 24 lively lectures, Professor Levine explores selected passages from the texts known as the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, and the Tanakh, revealing how fresh research and findings from scholars of archaeology, cross-cultural studies, and comparative religion can deepen your understanding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A critical but inspiring 'walk thru the' Bible

  • By Jacobus on 12-14-13

A fun and intellectual course!

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Reviewed: 01-31-19

As an avid fan of knowledge, I learned so much from this class! This is one where the professor breathes life into the subject via the passion she has for the material. I really enjoyed it!

  • The New Testament

  • By: Bart D. Ehrman, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
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Whether taken as a book of faith or a cultural artifact, the New Testament is among the most significant writings the world has ever known, its web of meaning relied upon by virtually every major writer in the last 2,000 years. Yet the New Testament is not only one of Western civilization’s most believed books, but also one of its most widely disputed, often maligned, and least clearly understood, with a vast number of people unaware of how it was written and transmitted.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Should have a different title

  • By Kris Heap on 03-18-15

Excellent!

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Reviewed: 01-28-19

I live Bart Erhman. He is so smart and really has a great way of opening your eyes without taking away your faith.

  • The Apostle Paul

  • By: Luke Timothy Johnson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Luke Timothy Johnson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
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Luke Timothy Johnson, the best-selling author of The Real Jesus, offers a fresh and historically grounded assessment of the life and letters of Christianity's "apostle to the Gentiles" in this 12-lecture series. "One of the most fascinating, important, and controversial figures in the religious history of the West, Paul the Apostle continues to find champions and detractors, sometimes in surprising places," says Professor Johnson. Coming to grips with Christianity means coming to grips with Paul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good overview of Paul and his works.

  • By Justin H on 03-23-14

Great lecture

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Reviewed: 01-17-19

This professor knows his stuff so well it was just pure interest and an amazing look at a person vastly misunderstood.

  • Dante's Divine Comedy

  • By: The Great Courses, Ronald B. Herzman, William R. Cook
  • Narrated by: Ronald B. Herzman, William R. Cook
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
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Professors Cook and Herzman provide you with an illuminating introduction to one of the greatest works ever written. One of the most profound and satisfying of all poems, The Divine Comedy (or Commedia) of Dante Alighieri is a book for life. In a brilliantly constructed narrative of his imaginary guided pilgrimage through the three realms of the Christian afterlife, Dante accomplished a literary task of astonishing complexity. In these twenty-four lectures, as you follow Dante on his journey, you'll learn how medieval literature offers insights into fundamental questions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Commedia for Modern Readers

  • By Patti on 08-25-13

Always a pleasure

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Reviewed: 01-07-19

There are few things better than listening to lecturers who truly love their subject matter. This is a great and thorough lecture that will teach extremely well.

  • A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World

  • By: David Spade
  • Narrated by: David Spade
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,957
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Written and performed for the Audible experience, Spade’s new comic memoir takes listeners along for the sometimes embarrassing and always hilarious ride of getting older in our fleeting “Snapchat World”. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much better than the first one!

  • By Ashley on 08-12-18

Love Spade!!!

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Reviewed: 01-05-19

I have always been a David Spade fan. He does tend to get typecast, but he is always funny. This book is his second. It is funny and interesting. I recommend this book highly.

  • Emperors of Rome

  • By: Garrett G. Fagan, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Garrett G. Fagan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
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What sort of men were the Roman emperors (and they were all men)? What background and training, if any, prepared them for their awesome responsibilities? What depravities did they display? And what achievements can they claim: laws passed, monuments built, lands and peoples conquered? Dive into these questions and more with this introduction to the complex personalities of emperors such as Augustus, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative and thorough

  • By Hellocat on 07-17-13

A very good look at Ancient Roman leaders.

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Reviewed: 12-29-18

I like the lecture series in general. Professor Fagan really knows his stuff. This a great overview of the leadership of Rome. His other lecture on the history of Rome is also highly recommended.

  • The Society of the Living Dead

  • By: The Shadow
  • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead
  • Length: 28 mins
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    4 out of 5 stars 46
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This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on January 23, 1938.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love old radio!!

  • By Jerry on 12-17-18

I love old radio!!

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Reviewed: 12-17-18

Orson Welles is always at his best. Old time radio makes even a young person long for the days of pure radio fun!!