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  • Washington

  • A Life
  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 41 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,878

In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. This crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Jack Merritt on 12-24-10

A full and revealing portrait.

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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: 07-03-18

The book provides a full and revealing portrait of our greatest Founding Father that is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the United States.

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  • Chaos Monkeys

  • Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
  • By: Antonio Garcia Martinez
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,203

Imagine a chimpanzee rampaging through a data center powering everything from Google to Facebook. Infrastructure engineers use a software version of this "chaos monkey" to test online services' robustness - their ability to survive random failure and correct mistakes before they actually occur. Tech entrepreneurs are society's chaos monkeys, disruptors testing and transforming every aspect of our lives from transportation (Uber) and lodging (AirBnB) to television (Netflix) and dating (Tinder).

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Wanna Save 14hrs of Your Life??? Read This.

  • By John J. on 05-21-17

Good primer on ad buying and Facebook

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-16

Narrator was very good. Story was well told.
It was a fun way to learn about ad buying on the Internet.

  • 36 Books That Changed the World

  • By: The Great Courses, Andrew R. Wilson, Brad S. Gregory, and others
  • Narrated by: Andrew R. Wilson, Brad S. Gregory, Charles Kimball, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 313

Certain works of literature, history, science, philosophy, political theory and religion offer powerful examples of how books can spark revolutions, birth great religions, spur scientific advancements, shape world economies, teach us new ways of thinking, and much more. And with this fascinating collection crafted from our extensive library of courses, you can now get a single course that represents 36 of our best lectures on literary works that changed the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • too many trees not enough forest

  • By Bay Area Girl on 10-11-14

Informative and Educational

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

I liked the variety of books covered in this course. The lectures were well done.

  • The Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

  • By: Daniel N. Robinson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Daniel N. Robinson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368

Grasp the important ideas that have served as the backbone of philosophy across the ages with this extraordinary 60-lecture series. This is your opportunity to explore the enormous range of philosophical perspectives and ponder the most important and enduring of human questions-without spending your life poring over dense philosophical texts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Hard Review to Write

  • By Ark1836 on 11-20-15

Educational

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

Reviewed: 04-21-16

This is a good listen. It proved a lot oh thought. The presenter had a relaxing style.

  • Lit Up

  • One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-Four Books That Can Change Lives.
  • By: David Denby
  • Narrated by: Christopher Price, David Denby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Can teenagers be turned on to serious reading? What kind of teachers can do it, and what books? To find out, Denby sat in on a 10th-grade English class in a demanding New York public school for an entire academic year and made frequent visits to a troubled inner-city public school in New Haven and to a respected public school in Westchester County.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A book on the importance of passionate teachers.

  • By Kenneth on 03-26-16

A book on the importance of passionate teachers.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-16

l enjoyed the content. It had a good message for students and parents. The writing was not stellar, but the book read more like a report on the power of passionate teachers.

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  • The Time Machine

  • By: H.G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

The time traveler is on his way to a different world -- 800,000 years in the future. He finds humans called the Eloi living in simple luxury. They have become beautiful but meek, living on their safe, comfortable planet. The generations that have passed without challenge or adversity have dulled their minds. Underground machinery, built millennia ago, feeds and clothes these innocent creatures, and still functions perfectly. But who runs the machinery, and why are the Eloi afraid of the night?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Epic Story

  • By George on 03-05-14

Good story, great narration

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

Reviewed: 01-09-16

The presentation was terrific. The narrator did a great job keeping me engaged and " in the moment."

1 of 1 people found this review helpful