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  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,747
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,104

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as it gets without the old texts

  • By William Taylor on 05-10-18

A great retelling of Norse mythology.

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

I enjoyed the way Mr. Gaiman tells the stories the way he would have in an oral tradition. Rather than just reciting the stories in a way that would be hard to comprehend in modern English.

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  • Musashi

  • By: Eiji Yoshikawa, Charles S. Terry - translator
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 53 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

The classic samurai novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman. Miyamoto Musashi becomes a reluctant hero to a host of people whose lives he has touched and by whom he has been touched. Inevitably, he has to pit his skill against the naked blade of his greatest rival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great book with a great narrator

  • By Gerardo Ruiz Jr on 09-15-18

Japanese masterpiece

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-19

Good story to inspire the warrior or as a classic tale of a young man's path to understanding manhood and self discipline.

  • Panzer Ace

  • The Memoirs of an Iron Cross Panzer Commander from Barbarossa to Normandy
  • By: Richard Freiherr von Rosen, Robert Forczyk
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Richard Freiherr von Rosen was a highly decorated Wehrmacht soldier and outstanding panzer commander. After serving as a gunlayer on a Pz.Mk.III during Barbarossa, he led a company of Tigers at Kursk. Later he led a company of King Tiger panzers at Normandy and in late 1944 commanded a battle group (12 King Tigers and a flak company) against the Russians in Hungary in the rank of junior, later senior lieutenant (from November 1944, his final rank). Only 489 of these King Tiger tanks were ever built. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • terrific insight from the German side

  • By Anonymous User on 07-24-18

Interesting perspective

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-18

not a lot of detail but that's understandable, considering he wrote it late in life.