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Dan

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  • The History of the Ancient World

  • From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
  • By: Susan Wise Bauer
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,636
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,618

This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. This narrative history employs the methods of "history from beneath" - literature, epic traditions, private letters, and accounts - to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Historic Achievement

  • By Ellen S. Wilds on 04-25-14

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

Perhaps reading this would have been a better experience. It was hard (for me) to get a decent grasp of where we were in the overall storytelling. It just jumped around too much for me. Perhaps some transitional thoughts would have pulled things together...like "Meanwhile, in Persia....." or something.

52 of 60 people found this review helpful

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  • Chinese Puzzle

  • The Destroyer, Book 3
  • By: Warren Murphy, Richard Sapir
  • Narrated by: Gray Gleason
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

The U.S. president calls upon the service of Remo and Chuin to smash an Asian conspiracy that could lead to a US-China confrontation. If the superhuman weapon of destruction fails, it could mean the end of the USA.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Add more of these, please!

  • By LarryNC on 01-21-11

Agree with all other reviewers

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

Reviewed: 02-15-13

I read these series years ago and heartily endorse the wish to add all of the Destroyer series!
Easy listens for little road trips for sure... but enjoyable listens at any time. More Remo and Chiun please!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful