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Geir Solgaard

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  • The Periodic Table

  • Its Story and Its Significance
  • By: Eric Scerri
  • Narrated by: James Adams
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

The periodic table is one of the most potent icons in science. It lies at the core of chemistry and embodies the most fundamental principles of the field. The one definitive text on the development of the periodic table by van Spronsen (1969), has been out of print for a considerable time. The present book provides a successor to van Spronsen, but goes further in giving an evaluation of the extent to which modern physics has, or has not, explained the periodic system. The book is written in a lively style to appeal to experts and interested lay-persons alike.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Audible table - an oxymoron

  • By Juha on 06-09-14

Great book

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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: 07-07-16

This book presents the history of the periodic table in an interesting and easy way. Basic understanding of chemistry is needed.

  • The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon

  • By: Bart D. Ehrman, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

What different kinds of books are in the New Testament? When, how, and why were they written? And why did some books, and not others, come to be collected into what Christians came to consider the canon of scripture that would define their belief for all time? With these 12 lectures, get a fast-moving yet thorough introduction to these and other key issues in the development of Christianity.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An Abridged Version of "The New Testament" Course

  • By Justin Bailey on 09-03-15

Great NT overview

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

Reviewed: 07-20-14

What made the experience of listening to The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon the most enjoyable?

Bart D. Ehrman is an interesting author and speaker. He talks from another perspective (agnostic) than others which makes it interesting.

What other book might you compare The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon to and why?

The audiobook about Paul the apostle is also great and is in the same series.

Have you listened to any of Professor Bart D. Ehrman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

It's just as good as his other performances.

  • The Rebels of Ireland

  • The Dublin Saga
  • By: Edward Rutherfurd
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

A tale of fierce battles, hot-blooded romances, and family and political intrigues, The Rebels of Ireland brings the story begun in The Princes of Ireland to a stunning conclusion.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as part one

  • By overlook on 01-14-18

Great audiobook about Irish history

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-12

Where does The Rebels of Ireland rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks high. Well read and good author.

What did you like best about this story?

I like how the history comes alive through the characters in the book.

What about John Keating’s performance did you like?

His voice is perfect for this book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, but easily could.