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  • Custer's Trials

  • A Life on the Frontier of a New America
  • By: T.J. Stiles
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 23 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

Pulitzer Prize, History, 2016. In this magisterial biography, T. J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer's legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer's historical caricature, revealing a volatile, contradictory, intense person - capable yet insecure, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (he was court-martialed twice in six years).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By JackMargo on 06-23-16

Perhaps the Best Biography of Custer I have read.

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

I have read a number of book abput George Armstrong Custer, Some of them prase them, others make him an incompant. This book might make both side mad. He is protraded as a guifted battlefield comander yet flawed in many other ways.

  • Ancient Mesopotamia

  • Life in the Cradle of Civilization
  • By: The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Professor Amanda H. Podany PhD
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

Mesopotamia is the ancient name for the region that is now Iraq, a remarkably advanced civilization that flourished for two-thirds of the time that civilization has existed on Earth. Mesopotamians mastered irrigation agriculture; built the first complex urban societies; developed writing, literature, and law; and united vast regions through warfare and diplomacy. While civilizations like Greece and Rome have an unbroken tradition of written histories, the rich history of Mesopotamia has only been recently rediscovered, thanks to the decipherment of Mesopotamia's cuneiform writing less than 200 years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time with a great scholar & fantastic lecturer

  • By John G. Sharp on 07-14-18

Great series of ;ectures

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

One of my facerate pastrimes is listening to lectures. Ths series is one of the best I hace ;istened to.

  • The Warmth of Other Suns

  • The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
  • By: Isabel Wilkerson
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles, Ken Burns (introduction)
  • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,655
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,132

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to previously untapped data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the most amazing books I have ever read!

  • By Ernest on 04-09-12

A supurb book!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

This is a wonderfulbook about a laegly unknown event in our history that lasted for deades and changed Amerivam both good and bad.

  • The Top Eight Reasons That Prove Jesus Christ Really Did Exist

  • By: Trevor Clinger
  • Narrated by: Locust & Honey Publications
  • Length: 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Religion is something that will never fall into extinction. Religion is said to be the foundation that is responsible for creating the rules and principles that exist in today's society. With any religion, there will always be naysayers and doubters. Even if you're not a doubter of the Jesus Christ's existence, these top eight reasons proving his existence will increase your belief in the messiah.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It just scratches the surface.

  • By Tim on 09-05-18

It just scratches the surface.

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

First a word about me. I do believe thr Jesus did si and he was the son of God, whatever that means. I too am a Christian. It will provide the bullet points for someonr who is convenced of its points but it will not convince someonr unsure rgar Jesus exysted, mich less a secptic Irs arguements are just too shallow, If you make some clains thar you resite to a well wersed sceptic pn the subject the will righgtly laff in your face at your igborance, For instance the book claims the Bart D. Ehrman is a Chrisrian. He is not a Chrisrian, He discribes himself as an agnostic, leaning twards a Athiest. Here are the title of a couple of books he has written: 'God's Problem: The Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question - Why We Suffer' and, ;'How Jesus Became God.' He a,so wrote, "Did Jesus really esxist?" SPOILLER: Bart believes he dud and a good amount of evidebxe to support his claim. That is the book you should read if you want good evidenve that he existed..

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  • The Testament of Mary

  • By: Colm Toibin
  • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,680
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,663

Meryl Streep’s performance of Colm Tóibín's acclaimed portrait of Mary is hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “an ideal audiobook,” presenting the three-time Academy Award-winner in “yet another great role.” Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Colm Tóibín's The Testament of Mary presents Mary as a solitary older woman still seeking to understand the events that become the narrative of the New Testament and the foundation of Christianity. In the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son's crucifixion. She has no interest in collaborating with the authors of the Gospel. They are her keepers, providing her with food and shelter and visiting her regularly. She does not agree that her son is the Son of God; nor that his death was "worth it"; nor that the "group of misfits he gathered around him, men who could not look a woman in the eye," were holy disciples. This woman who we know from centuries of paintings and scripture as the docile, loving, silent, long-suffering, obedient, worshipful mother of Christ becomes a tragic heroine with the relentless eloquence of Electra or Medea or Antigone, in a portrait so vivid and convincing that our image of Mary will be forever transformed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • from a non believer...

  • By Taormina60 on 09-27-13

A beautiful, wonderful glorious book

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

It is a beautiful, wonderful glorious book. Some Christians will love this book, others will hate it.

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  • Morningwood: Everybody Loves Large Chests (Vol.1)

  • By: Neven Iliev
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,520

Large chests are said to encompass all manner of hopes and dreams. Men covet them. Women envy them. But one fact holds true - everyone wants to get their hands on some big ones. The same holds true for one intrepid adventurer - a strapping young lad by the name of Himmel. Armed with his grandfather's trusty longsword and the dream of being the strongest, he sets out on the journey of a lifetime!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Entertaining

  • By HeatherY on 11-23-17

False Advertising: Plain and Simple

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

Reviewed: 11-22-17

“Morningwood: Everybody lives large Chests” is False Advertising. One is led to believe that you are about to read a sex farse, with a Himmel. Armed as the Main character. The truth is that
The novel, instead is about a monster eating people and getting stronger. The large chest in question is not of a woman’s bosom but rather the main character.. There is not much of a plot, not much of a story. If that sounds like a good book to read buy the book, if not you might give it pass.

The narration is good though.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful