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Margaret C. Neumann

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  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,664

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the Earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sums it up nicely

  • By Mark on 05-15-15

Review of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-17

Preachy preachy preachy. This made an interesting topic bland. More anthropology and archeology and biology BADLY needed here. Margaret Neumann

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  • Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire

  • A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character
  • By: Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

In this magisterial study of the relationship between illness and art, the best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison, brings an entirely fresh understanding to the work and life of Robert Lowell (1917-1977), whose intense, complex, and personal verse left a lasting mark on the English language and changed the public discourse about private matters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of Robert Lowell by Kay Jamison

  • By Margaret C. Neumann on 05-10-17

Review of Robert Lowell by Kay Jamison

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

Powerful, tragic, and elegiac. Mr. Lowell was a genius with great pain and great courage ( although he often sounded like a nightmare you were literally screaming to wake up from). Dr. Jamison writes with understanding and warmth and is a poet in her own right. One can only hope that Mr. Lowell has found peace.

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