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  • The History of the Renaissance World

  • From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople
  • By: Susan Wise Bauer
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564

Beginning in the heady days just after the First Crusade, this volume - the third in the series that began with The History of the Ancient World and The History of the Medieval World - chronicles the contradictions of a world in transition. Impressively researched and brilliantly told, The History of the Renaissance World offers not just the names, dates, and facts but the memorable characters who illuminate the years between 1100 and 1453 - years that marked a sea change in mankind's perception of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The 2nd Half of the Medieval World

  • By Troy on 05-20-15

if you like the history of renaissance conquerors

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

Should be called all about conquerors and wars, I was expecting some info about the culture, art, architecture of the time period and didn't get that. Not a fan of this book and can't bring myself to check out the others in the series based on this one.

  • The Bourne Identity

  • By: Robert Ludlum
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,883
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,308
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,303

His memory is blank. He only knows that he was flushed out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues. A frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the flesh of his hip. Evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face. Strange things that he says in his delirium -- maybe code words. Initials: "J.B." And a number on the film negative that leads to a Swiss bank account, a fortune of four million dollars, and, at last, a name: Jason Bourne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Robert Ludlum's Attention to Detail A++

  • By P. Shuart on 08-13-09

Good book - so different from the Movies

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

Reviewed: 10-23-16

Would you listen to The Bourne Identity again? Why?

Yes - good story, lots of intrigue and action

Any additional comments?

As much as I like the book and the movie - I'm curious as to who wrote the screenplay - it is not even close to the book - the only thing that's the same is Jason Bourne. Seriously, how are these even considered the same story.

  • Demonic

  • How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America
  • By: Ann Coulter
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth White
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346

The demon is a mob, and the mob is demonic. The Democratic Party activates mobs, depends on mobs, coddles mobs, publicizes and celebrate mobs - it is the mob. Sweeping in its scope and relentless in its argument, Demonic explains the peculiarities of liberals as standard groupthink behavior. To understand mobs is to understand liberals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just when you thought it was safe....

  • By Steven on 07-18-11

Can't get past the AWFUL Narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-28-11

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Unfortunately I didn't sample the narration before buying, I was expecting Coulter to be the narrator. After suffering through less than 5 minutes - I . can . NOT . listen . to . this. I guess I just wasted a credit - I'm warning you not to do the same. This narrator is totally WRONG for a Coulter book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Ann Coulter again?

Yes, if Coulter narrated it.

Would you be willing to try another one of Elizabeth White’s performances?

I doubt it.

What character would you cut from Demonic?

Didn't get that far, can't listen to it.

Any additional comments?

I wish there was some sort of refund or return policy. Even though I prefer unabridged, I'd go for the abridged version with Coulter narrating.

  • Midnight Alley

  • Morganville Vampires, Book 3
  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

Claire Danvers' college town may be run by vampires but a truce between the living and the dead has made things relatively safe - for a while. Now people are turning up dead, a psycho is stalking Claire, and an ancient bloodsucker has proposed private mentoring.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • interesting books, don't like the narrator

  • By Judith on 12-11-10

interesting books, don't like the narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-10

I enjoyed reading the first 2 books in this series after they were recommended by a friend. I then purchased book 3 in audio, and had a hard time listening to it. The narrator is flat and uninteresting, it's almost as if she's reading it for the first time, not enthusiasm, no emotion. I will be reading the rest of the books, I couldn't tolerate listening to another book narrated like this one - just bad.

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