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Amar Hinduja

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  • Jungle of Stone

  • The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya
  • By: William Carlsen
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

In 1839 rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried within the unmapped jungles of Central America reached two of the world's most intrepid travelers. Seized by the reports, American diplomat John Lloyd Stephens and British artist Frederick Catherwood sailed together out of New York Harbor on an expedition into the forbidding rainforests of present-day Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico. What they found would rewrite the West's understanding of human history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unsung Explorers at the Heart of History

  • By thomas on 01-10-17

rediscovering Maya

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-16

An interesting narrative of the 1840s - both archaeological and biographical. I never realized that central America had such a rich archaeological heritage. The discovery of the Mayan sites , laying of the Panama railroad, and struggles in the lives of RL Stevens and Fredrick Catherwood are all interwoven in this interesting narrative. Be sure to see Catherwood's wonderful lithographs of the Maya on the net.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Return of a King

  • The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42
  • By: William Dalrymple
  • Narrated by: Neil Shah
  • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

From William Dalrymple - award-winning historian, journalist and travel writer - a masterly retelling of what was perhaps the West’s greatest imperial disaster in the East, and an important parable of neocolonial ambition, folly and hubris that has striking relevance to our own time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Astonishingly intelligent historical analysis

  • By Robin A. Gower on 07-09-15

Another emotional saga of the British Empire

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

Reviewed: 04-29-16

An interesting and well researched narrative of a little known country. The final chapters are very touching , as the tragedy of the British retreat unfolds.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Siddhartha

  • By: Hermann Hesse, Gunther Olesch - translator, Anke Dreher - translator, and others
  • Narrated by: Chris Hendrie
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

Versatile actor Chris Hendrie breathes life into this poetical and allegorical novel and leads us on a profound spiritual journey to finding enlightenment. With a deep and compelling humanity, its young hero moves through self-discovery into self-knowledge, and finally into pure joy as he encounters the river of life. Published in 1922, this book has inspired millions worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narration

  • By Robert Kimball on 09-08-13

Very moving

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

Reviewed: 05-13-15

This is one of the few books that deeply influence you. Truly deep,soulful and moving.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Unter den Linden, the old centre of Berlin

  • A journey of discovery through the modern government district and the historical centre of Berlin
  • By: Patrick Gschwind, Wolf-Rüdiger Wilhelm
  • Narrated by: Peter Farkas
  • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
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    3 out of 5 stars 1

We invite you to join us for a stroll from the Office of the Federal Chancellor and the Reichstag to the Brandenburg Gate...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not so interesting

  • By Amar Hinduja on 05-05-15

Not so interesting

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

Reviewed: 05-05-15

Not enough content for a book. Could have been a part of a bigger book.