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Eusebius

Madrid, Spain
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  • How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

  • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Greenberg
  • Length: 36 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,959
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,750

Great music is a language unto its own, a means of communication of unmatched beauty and genius. And it has an undeniable power to move us in ways that enrich our lives-provided it is understood.If you have ever longed to appreciate great concert music, to learn its glorious language and share in its sublime pleasures, the way is now open to you, through this series of 48 wonderful lectures designed to make music accessible to everyone who yearns to know it, regardless of prior training or knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Beginning to a Delinquent Education

  • By Ark1836 on 06-18-15

Glorious

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

Reviewed: 05-16-16

I, as a passionate music lover, truly enjoyed this course. While not short, professor Greeneberger makes it interesting, and even funny, without losing depth in its explanations, on which I always learnt new things, or new approaches, even of the composers I was familiar with.

Highly recommended. I feel privileged to have listened to it. Mi love for music has become even stronger...

  • Ardennes 1944

  • Hitler's Last Gamble
  • By: Antony Beevor
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Ardennes 1944 by Antony Beever, read by Sean Barrett. On 16 December 1944, Hitler launched his last gamble in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes on the Belgian/German border. Although Hitler's generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-05-16

Difficult to follow

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

Reviewed: 09-27-15

While I enjoyed Beevor WWII account, I found this audiobook impossible to follow. It was all a succession of grim anecdotes, and I could not make sense of what was happening at the strategic level.

  • The Second World War, Part Two: Alamein to Nagasaki

  • By: Antony Beevor
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 20 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced from the war in the Pacific and China, and yet events on opposite sides of the world had profound effects. Using the most up-to-date scholarship and research, and writing with clarity and compassion, Beevor assembles the whole picture in a gripping narrative that extends from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent history book

  • By Eusebius on 01-07-13

Excellent history book

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

I have read almost all of Anthony Beevor production, and i have to say that this is the one I have liked the most. The fact that I 'read' it in audio book form this time did not diminish the power of the narrative. The speaker is fluent, knows how to adapt his tone (and his pronunciation) to the story, and makes the many hours of the book pass quickly.

With his trademark mix of the macro events analysis, with the many minute details of the down to earth reality of the war, told in a matter of fact way, Beevor has composed a powerful picture of the unspeakable horrors of the war, and how life became so, so cheap. And at the same time he lets the reader appreciate the consequences of the different leadership styles, and the difficulty to make decisions with imperfect information while balancing conficting forces and interests.

So be aware, this book may leave you a strong impression that will stay with you for a long time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • World War Z

  • An Oral History of the Zombie War
  • By: Max Brooks
  • Narrated by: Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,246

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant production, criminally abridged

  • By J. Huntington on 01-04-07

Great listen, gripping and touching

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

Reviewed: 09-13-12

My best audiobook so far. The well crafted story, cleverly told, and, above all, the excellent dramatization of the different characters, their accents and expressions, which made the whole book seem so real. I also appreciated the sense of irony when looking at our current world, and in this respect (social/geopolitical subtle critique) is a great sci-fi book. It made me think about countries, organizations, survival, etc. almost as much as my previous listen, the economics best seller 'Why nations fail'

I used to entertain myself during the long runs needed to train for my 14th marathon, and they have never been so enjoyable!

In short, I reccommend it warmly to everyone.