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  • Mayapan: The History of the Mayan Capital

  • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
  • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Many ancient civilizations have influenced and inspired people in the 21st century, like the Greeks and the Romans, but of all the world's civilizations, none have intrigued people more than the Mayans, whose culture, astronomy, language, and mysterious disappearance all continue to captivate people. At the heart of the fascination is Chichén Itzá, the most visited Mayan site, but Chichén Itzá's prominence lasted for less than 200 years and was eventually succeeded by Mayapán.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story informative but narration a disappointment

  • By Ted on 10-14-16

Story informative but narration a disappointment

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

Reviewed: 10-14-16

They could easily have found a narrator who knew basic Spanish pronunciation and how to pronounce Mayan place names. Using this guy was an extraordinary blunder.

  • The Da Vinci Code

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,818
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,871

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Adjust Your Perspective...

  • By E. Baxter on 11-13-03

Excellent story. Superb reader!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-15

The book contains many voices. All are done exceptionally well. We will listen again, probably many times. And an excellent story.

  • The Cid, Part 1

  • The Exile
  • By: El Cid
  • Narrated by: Dr. Edmund de Chasca
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Excerpts from the classic medieval poem, performed in the original language with English translation, original music, and commentary.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible performance! Don't buy it!

  • By Ted on 08-03-12

Horrible performance! Don't buy it!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-12

What disappointed you about The Cid, Part 1?

Unintelligible! The English over Spanish format makes it unlistenable in either language

What didn???t you like about Edmund de Chasca???s performance?

Again, someone's "cute" idea of recording the English translation over the medieval Spanish was a disaster.

Any additional comments?

Audible, take this book out of the store!!!

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