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  • 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
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507

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

Incredible

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

This is a study of the poem. Most of the time I would avoid that and read it myself but this book you definitely don’t want to miss out on. So much of this has to be in context and the professors on here do an incredible job relating the story in context. Incredible.

  • Red Dragon

  • By: Thomas Harris
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,105

An innocent family are the latest victims of a grisly series of hideous sacrificial killings that no one understands, and no one can stop. Nobody lives to tell of the unimaginable carnage. Only the blood-stained walls bear witness. All hope rests on Special Agent Will Graham, who must peer inside the killer's tortured soul to understand his rage, to anticipate and prevent his next vicious crime. Desperate for help, Graham finds himself locked in a deadly alliance with the brilliant Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the infamous mass murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I had forgotten how good Red Dragon was...

  • By DanBudda on 08-07-17

Great story, audio portion needs work

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

The story is really good. A great part of the Hannibal series. This version isn’t the best. The reader only seems to have about three separate voices and a lot of the book is hard to actually interpret who is speaking.

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