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Marc Roy

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  • An Economic History of the World since 1400

  • By: Donald J. Harreld, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Donald J. Harreld
  • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,187

Most of us have a limited understanding of the powerful role economics has played in shaping human civilization. This makes economic history - the study of how civilizations structured their environments to provide food, shelter, and material goods - a vital lens through which to think about how we arrived at our present, globalized moment. Designed to fill a long-empty gap in how we think about modern history, these 48 lectures are a comprehensive journey through more than 600 years of economic history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good content, tough to listen

  • By Rick on 10-27-16

Interesting topic, extremely boring delivery

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-17

I really liked the topic, but the delivery is so unengaging, uninspired, and downright boring, that my mind drifted and eventually just stopped listening.

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,310

In 1937, Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incorrect charges of censorship.

  • By arye orona on 07-27-14

It hasn't been censored.

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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: 05-15-15

Any additional comments?

Other reviewers' complaints that the foul language has been censored is incorrect. Hemingway wrote it as it is read here. Unprintables, and foulnesses, and obscenities in the milk of, are all Hemingway.

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