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  • Medieval Torture

  • By: Jeffrey Jeschke
  • Narrated by: Daniel Hawking
  • Length: 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

This is a guide into what some of the punishments were during the medieval period around the world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute crap

  • By T. M. Daugherty on 02-07-18

Absolute crap

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

You could literally copy and paste the Wikipedia summary of torture into Google translation and have it read that aloud to you and learn more about Medieval Torture.

Jeffrey Jeschke should be ashamed of himself for producing this absolutely unredeemable piece of garbage. There are no citations and no sources.
No facts.

I want my money back.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dramatized Audio Bible - King James Version, KJV: (08) 1 Samuel

  • By: Zondervan Bibles
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

This digital download from the KJV Audio Bible brings this book of the Bible to life with a true-to-text dramatization. The fully orchestrated background enriches the text reading and enhances the total experience. Digitally engineered from start to finish, the KJV Audio Bible delivers an inspiring and uplifting encounter with the Word of God.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good cast recording

  • By T. M. Daugherty on 11-30-17

Good cast recording

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

This is a fine production. Regardless of belief, the high quality of Christian religious text recordings is also impressive. Another good recording is Ecknath Easwaran's translation of the Bhagavad Gita read by Paul Bazely; it has very nice music too.
The music in this recording is something rather characteristic of Christian audiobooks; that of rather boring yet, not unpleasant background music (usually piano, but strings aren't uncommon).
James Earl Jones' KJV New Testament reading is infamous for being distractingly underwhelming and unnessasary. Here though, the dramatic presentation of a full cast reading makes the whole thing feel rather cinematic with a soundtrack, but...it is all mostly just easy listening piano music. There's no variety and I suppose that's in an attempt to be distracting...still, verses like this in the bible:
"And David saved neither man nor woman alive, to bring tidings to Gath, saying, Lest they should tell on us, saying, So did David, and so will be his manner all the while he dwelleth in the country of the Philistines. "
1 Samuel 27:9
accompanied to the tinkling keys of ivory soundes rather insensitive, or least sureal. Intresting none the less.

  • Aesop's Fables

  • By: Aesop
  • Narrated by: Heidi Gregory
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Aesop's Fables is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BCE. Of diverse origins, the stories associated with his name have descended to modern times through a number of sources and continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic media. The fables originally belonged to the oral tradition and were not collected for some three centuries after Aesop's death. By that time a variety of other stories, jokes and proverbs were being ascribed to him, although some of that material was from sources earlier than him or came from beyond the Greek cultural sphere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Aesop collection you're looking for.

  • By T. M. Daugherty on 11-22-17

The Aesop collection you're looking for.

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

Reviewed: 11-22-17

There are many collections of Aesop's fables available, but most of these have been censored for children. Heidi Gregory's reading though, is the real deal, with all the macabre and politically incorrect details often brushed under the rug for the sake of taste. These are very old tales though for those interested in the history of them, this audiobook provides the most representation of the originals as possible.
Yes, there are quite horrible fables like "the Ethiopian and his master who tried to scrub his slave's dark skin clean with every type of wash possible", but that is really the most obviously racist fable in this collection.
As far as Aesop fables go that are read by one person, Heidi Gregory is by far the best narrator...or at least the only British one, which is the main reason I purchased this audiobook.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Great French Poems

  • 35 Favourites from Villon to Baudelaire in French with English Translation
  • By: François Villon, Victor Hugo, Charles Baudelaire
  • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Here are 35 of the greatest poems in the French language, carefully selected and read in French by Bill Homewood, the bilingual English classical actor who has spent half his life in France. To help those English speakers with just a little French to appreciate the glories of these poems, he provides his own clear English translations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please make more bilangual audiobooks like this!!!

  • By T. M. Daugherty on 05-13-17

Please make more bilangual audiobooks like this!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

This is one of the best audiobooks available and I swear I would pay double-no, TRIPLE to listen to more classic liturature in it's orginal language paired with a proceeding english translation in a track by track format like this beautifuly constructed audiobook.

Ukemi has produced an ingenius way of appreciating these poems by hearing the beautiful lyricisim of the orginal with a proceeding english translation that puts into context what is lost in the voyage from meaning to understanding while still providing a complimentary presentation of the orginal work.

The only other audiobook on Audiobook quite like this isn't specifically a language learning program is the Naxos edition of "The General Prologue and The Physician's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer"which consists of the orginal Middle English text along with a modern "translation" following it.
But imagine if there was audiobook of The Bible with every verse in it's orginal Hebrew and Greek followed by an English translation? I mean, I know the Qur'an is much shorter, but why isn't there more demand?

Anyway, you won't regret purchasing this book. Like every Ukemi title it is engaging and endlessly relistenable.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

  • A Biography
  • By: David Gordon White
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

Consisting of fewer than 200 verses written in an obscure if not impenetrable language and style, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is today extolled by the yoga establishment as a perennial classic and guide to yoga practice. As David Gordon White demonstrates in this groundbreaking study, both of these assumptions are incorrect. Virtually forgotten in India for hundreds of years and maligned when it was first discovered in the West, the Yoga Sutra has been elevated to its present iconic status.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely in-depth analysis

  • By Aaron Edvalson on 06-03-17

Essential study of Yoga without bias.

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

Reviewed: 03-22-17

It ia a shame that so many reviewers have dismissed this book because of the challenges it presents to their preconceived beliefs about the history of Yoga. And what an interesting history it has! Did you know that many Indian Yogis were armed ascetics and not quite the peaceful image portrayed in classic stories? Or that the Yoga Sutras fell out of favor for a couple of hundred years and that Tantric Yoga has very little relation to it? Fascinating stuff!
I can sympathize a bit with other listerners who find the tone to condescending, but that is all the fault of Peter Ganim who's judgemental narration is matched only by his strange pronunciation of Sanskrit words (Bahgvada Getaaa?)
If you can overlook this fault, you will learn everything about Yoga that is actually worth knowing.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Beluga Passage

  • A Smithsonian Oceanic Collection Book
  • By: Linda Lingeman
  • Narrated by: Peter Thomas
  • Length: 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Beluga Calf and her pod encounter frightening polar bears, sea lions, and orcas on their hunt for food. Will Beluga Calf and her pod survive the many dangers of the ocean? Children can find out as this thrilling adventure unfolds! Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Beluga Passage is a fun and informative story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A treat for all Forensic Files viewers.

  • By T. M. Daugherty on 01-19-17

A treat for all Forensic Files viewers.

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

Reviewed: 01-19-17

The late Peter Thomas is most well known for his extensive voice career at ESPN, taking away Burger King's Whopper and providing his golden yet distractingly British pronunciation of internationally disputed English words on Forensic Files.

Belugas are adorable fetuses that tried to become whales but only got so far as dolphins...

Anyone familiar with Thomas' work are guaranteed find the "Smithsonian Oceanic Collection" books narrated by him to be the most suspenseful adorable marine life stories ever uncovered by crime scene investigators for your family's bedtime reading.