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  • The Rise and Fall of Alexandria

  • Birthplace of the Modern Mind
  • By: Justin Pollard, Howard Reid
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 873
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566

Founded by Alexander the Great and built by self-styled Greek pharaohs, the city of Alexandria at its height dwarfed both Athens and Rome. It was the marvel of its age, legendary for its vast palaces, safe harbors, and magnificent lighthouse. But it was most famous for the astonishing intellectual efflorescence it fostered and the library it produced. If the European Renaissance was the "rebirth" of Western culture, then Alexandria, Egypt, was its birthplace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen

  • By Jeffrey on 10-02-08

Wonderful and refreshing! 5 stars

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

Puts the pieces together of how an enlightened society plummeted into the dark ages setting mankind back a millennia. The narrator Simon Vance turns what could have been just history into an exciting adventure that takes you far away from where you are.

  • The Master Key System Audiobook - All 28 Parts

  • By: Charles F. Haanel
  • Narrated by: Philip Ives
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

This is one of the greatest books ever written on the creative power of thought. Inside you will find the secret of all power, all achievement and all attainment. Discover the key to the solution of every problem whether physical, financial, or environmental. The timeless principles enclosed herein will guide you toward absolute control of your thoughts, allowing you to create the life you desire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Life Changing:Pen and notebook is necessary

  • By Akshay on 12-30-17

Just wow! The most practical spiritual book!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

This book should be given to everyone and anyone that will read it. God bless you and anyone else interested in making the world better. It is rather odd how much this information and understanding is lacking in today's world. Narrator was perfect.

  • The Great Within

  • Unleashing the Power of Your Subconscious Mind
  • By: Christian D. Larson
  • Narrated by: J. S. Schaefer
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

The Great Within: Unleashing the Power of Your Subconscious Mind details in easy to follow way how to channel the power of your subconscious mind to change your life, to achieve your personal and professional goals. Christian D. Larson was ahead of his time, as one of the founders of the New Thought movement, in his understanding of the personal power within us, just waiting to be discovered and unleashed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational

  • By David on 10-23-13

Awful narration

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-18

Narration pretty much ruined the book, they didn't even edit out the mistakes. Watch on YouTube.

  • Hell's Angels

  • A Strange and Terrible Saga
  • By: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas author Hunter S. Thompson rocked the literary world with his mind-bending style of Gonzo journalism. First published in 1966, Hell’s Angels is Thompson’s up-close and personal look at the infamous motorcycle gang during the time when its moniker was most feared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • might be hunters best work

  • By GanjaPlanta on 10-20-14

Its a saga up until 1967 which leaves out a chunk.

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I got this for amusement purposes and though it is informative the information is so old it has no connection with recent years and so besides historical value on how they originated, it's not very informative from 1967 onward as you might have guessed had you looked at the original published date.

  • The Shape of Water

  • By: Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,209

The Shape of Water is set in Cold War-era Baltimore at the Occam Aerospace Research Center, which has recently received its most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man captured in the Amazon. What unfolds is a stirring romance between the asset and one of the janitors on staff, a mute woman who uses sign language to communicate with the creature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By E. Chadwick on 03-29-18

Narrator is 10/10, gets you lost in the story.

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

One of the best narrators I've heard. Perfect disgusting bad guy. Gave chills at times. now to watch the movie.

  • A Spontaneous Order

  • The Capitalist Case for a Stateless Society
  • By: Chase Rachels
  • Narrated by: Graham Wright
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

A Spontaneous Order: The Capitalist Case for a Stateless Society is an astonishingly concise, rigorous, and accessible presentation of anarcho-capitalist ideals. It covers a wide range of topics including: money and banking, monopolies and cartels, insurance, health care, law, security, poverty, education, environmentalism, and more! To enjoy this compelling listen requires no previous political, philosophical, or economic knowledge as all uncommon concepts are defined and explained

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great content, shame about sleep-inducing audio

  • By Mike Blain on 10-23-16

Great book, great info, bad narrator.

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

Reviewed: 12-18-17

In audible app change speed setting to 1.25 instead of 1. You'll thank me later.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • None Dare Call It Conspiracy

  • By: Gary Allen, Larry Abraham
  • Narrated by: Andrew Heyl
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405

None Dare Call It Conspiracy will be a very controversial book. At first, it will receive little publicity, and those whose plans are exposed in it will try to kill it by the silent treatment. For reasons that become obvious as you listen to this book, it will not be reviewed in all the "proper" places or be available on your local book stand. However, there is nothing these people can do to stop a grassroots book distributing system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Things Have Changed But The Truths Therein Remain

  • By G. A. Miller on 05-03-16

it opens your eyes, this is 1971 words...

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

almost a half century old, this bares witness to how evolved socialism has gotten today

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Power Spanish I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - Complete Transcript/Listening Guide (English and Spanish Edition)

  • By: Mark Frobose
  • Narrated by: Mark Frobose
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 170

Designed to teach you to speak Spanish while on the go, Power Spanish I Accelerated is a refreshingly intense, upbeat and positive audiobook language program whose 144 Study Units establish a challenging pace and friendly tone that are designed to keep you constantly motivated and learning to speak and understand Latin American Spanish at optimal speed. Expert language teacher Mark Frobose talks you through the program in English while several trained native female and male Latin American Spanish speakers teach you Spanish the way it is really spoken.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Program Builds Confidence and Fluency in Spanish

  • By Lisa on 03-13-14

Good techniques but the girl from south america...

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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: 09-05-17

She pronounces the letter R sound with a SH sound. It's very confusing and irritating.

Chris

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ravensbruck

  • Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women
  • By: Sarah Helm
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 32 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 153

On a sunny morning in May 1939, a phalanx of 867 women - housewives, doctors, opera singers, politicians, prostitutes - was marched through the woods 50 miles north of Berlin, driven on past a shining lake, then herded in through giant gates. Whipping and kicking them were scores of German women guards. Their destination was Ravensbrück, a concentration camp designed specifically for women by Heinrich Himmler, prime architect of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My thoughts

  • By Linda Gartner on 02-27-18

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

A well documented and researched account off the first person perspective of multiple women's perspectives in the camp. Hearing the stories of the "rabbit's" made tears well up in my eyes. I loved the different accents of the women telling their stories, Russian, French and English and German. Taking me three days, I couldn't put it down

2 of 2 people found this review helpful