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  • The Poets' Corner

  • The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family
  • By: John Lithgow
  • Narrated by: Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon, Helen Mirren, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540

John Lithgow has compiled an outstanding collection of memorable poems and has gathered his famous friends to read them. The wide variety of carefully selected poetry in this audiobook provides the perfect introduction to reel in those who are new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. Lithgow offers insightful and sometimes poignant commentary to accompany each poem. His essential criterion is that "each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You, JL

  • By Scot on 07-18-11

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Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-18

IBless those who open our hearts, that color our lives in a kaleidoscope of feelings and emotions, whose tracks we tread and tears from memories of those you shared my need to read from Chaucer to Dylan Thomas and a side of Woody Guthrie...There are those that bless us, poets are a blessing from The Psalms, the song of Solomon to e.e. Cummings...enjoy

  • Understanding Literature and Life: Drama, Poetry and Narrative

  • By: Arnold Weinstein, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Arnold Weinstein
  • Length: 32 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

The major texts of Western culture are a gateway to wisdom that can widen your views on self and society in enduring ways. And now you can examine its most important works - whether drama, poetry, or narrative - in this series of 64 penetrating lectures that reveal astonishing common ground.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Course, Great Professor, Great Book!

  • By AnneN on 08-05-14

Meniall Ego Masturbating

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

I paid for this claptrap, I have a Master's Degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon; This is the Worst lecture series and feel ripped off by the The Great Courses Editors, What does the lectures plan to unveil? He needs help and not my financial support!!!!!!

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  • Wild Fire

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,039

The Executive Board of an exclusive men's club meets to talk about 9/11 and finalize a retaliation plan, known by a code name: Wild Fire. That weekend, a member of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force is found dead. It's up to Detective John Corey and his wife, FBI Agent Kate Mayfield, to unravel a terrifying plot that starts with the Custer Hill Club and ends with American cities locked in the crosshairs of a nuclear device.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but the series is getting forced.

  • By Joseph on 08-26-09

A Fun Interlude

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

As rough as a cob on a frosty morning, the character officer Corey, a mans man.

  • Grant

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 48 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,757
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,361
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,337

Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow sows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book (BUT WHERE IS THE PDF FILES)????

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-25-17

Worldview Changer

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-18

A fresh look at an Amercan icon, the first of his kind the Eisenhower of his time, and a Republican.

  • Red Prophet

  • Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 2
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Stephen Hoye, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949

In this thrilling sequel to Seventh Son, Alvin Maker is awakening to many mysteries: his own strange powers, the magic of the American frontier, and the special virtues of its chosen people, the Native Americans. Alvin has discovered his own unique talent for making things whole again. Now he summons all his powers to prevent the tragic war between Native Americans and the white settlers of North America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who could believe

  • By Michele on 05-06-07

The American Prophet

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-18

In 1812 an American Prophet , whose Broonze statue stands in a place of Prominence; Touching the prophet has become a tradition for graduates for over a century, now read his story.

  • InterWorld

  • By: Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves
  • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 719

Joey Harker isn't a hero. In fact, he's the kind of guy who gets lost in his own house. But then one day, Joey gets really lost. He walks straight out of his world and into another dimension. Joey's walk between the worlds makes him prey to two terrible forces: armies of magic and science who will do anything to harness his power to travel between dimensions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A pleasant kid's book

  • By Marcie on 09-06-10

Top of the line

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

When you remember that the first stories known to man were in the Oral Tradition , we are fortunate to have this author in our generation.

  • Wild Cards II: Aces High

  • By: George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Pat Cadigan, and others
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 909
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908

After the alien virus struck humanity in the wake of World War II, a handful of the survivors found they possessed superhuman powers. The Wild Cards shared-world volumes tell their story. Here in book two, we trace these heroes and villains through the tumultuous 1980s, in stories from SF and fantasy giants such as George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Pat Cadigan, Lewis Shiner, Walter Jon Williams, and others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance with a classic

  • By Porter R. Rawls on 02-03-12

A paradigm for those to come.

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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: 12-13-17

An anthology of wondrous mental and audio entrancement. When will urban fantasy become Aces of a parallel universe?
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  • The Tipping Point

  • How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,042
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,616

In The Tipping Point, New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell looks at why major changes in society happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a few fare-beaters and graffiti artists fuel a subway crime wave, or a satisfied customer fill the empty tables of a new restaurant. These are social epidemics, and the moment when they take off, when they reach their critical mass, is the Tipping Point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sociology for the masses.

  • By Dean on 10-28-10

A Shooting Star

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-17

Erudite, man forget the eloquence, if you dig ditches or if your a budding genius, you'll get hooked on Malcolm...he will give you more aha! Moments then you thought possible...speaking of which don't miss his version of David and Goliath.

  • A Dance with Dragons

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 48 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,460

Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A tale of two publishers:

  • By J. Cano on 07-31-11

Tolkien on Steroids

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-17

A multitude of kings more wizardry then Gandalf and Merlin, Dwarf Kingslayers, sex and incest ; hillbilly love in ancient and mystical times. Read all of Martin combined with all of Tolkien along with C. S. Lewis, be good to your brain. Remember the first stories in history were in the Oral Tradition Gutenberg was the first printed tales. Thoughts are hotbed for Creativity, listen and let your brain design the scene and enjoy.

  • Kindle Publishing Bundle: Case Studies + Algebra, Trigonometry, and Statistics + Freud, Jung, Adler, Calkins, James + Motivation Theories, Theorists, and Emotion

  • By: Steven G Carley
  • Narrated by: William Peck
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    1.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5

"Case Studies" documents personal tragedies over the course of the 20th century often pertaining to uncontrollable health ailments. At other times these tragedies may or may not be at the hands of another. In either case making the transition from healthy to unhealthy can be a difficult endeavor. This can take the form of physical damage to the brain structure, autism, Parkinson's disease, spinal injury, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, or brain death. Read about these individuals' personal tragedies and how they would learn to cope in dealing with these health concerns in his or her life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not very interesting.

  • By Deborah on 04-06-15

Pointless and a waste of time

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

I could have gotten more from reading the topics of conversation in Wikipedia and for free.