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The Penguin

Boston, MA
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  • Fatal Discord

  • Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind
  • By: Michael Massing
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 34 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 79
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    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 74

This deeply textured dual biography and fascinating intellectual history examines two of the greatest minds of European history - Desiderius Erasmus and Martin Luther - whose heated rivalry gave rise to two enduring, fundamental, and often colliding traditions of philosophical and religious thought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sustained Magnificence

  • By Donald Paul Gates, Jr. on 04-17-18

Great!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-18

Especially great if youre interested in the roots of our modern ideas, or to learn about all the people and deas that you vaguely remember from school.

  • The Sixth Extinction

  • An Unnatural History
  • By: Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,013

A major audiobook about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes. Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lifts you out of the ordinary

  • By Regina on 04-28-14

very good

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-17

Its very good. My only complaint was i wish there was more detail on the scientific theories behind what is discussed.