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  • Ancient Mesopotamia

  • Life in the Cradle of Civilization
  • By: The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Professor Amanda H. Podany PhD
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

Mesopotamia is the ancient name for the region that is now Iraq, a remarkably advanced civilization that flourished for two-thirds of the time that civilization has existed on Earth. Mesopotamians mastered irrigation agriculture; built the first complex urban societies; developed writing, literature, and law; and united vast regions through warfare and diplomacy. While civilizations like Greece and Rome have an unbroken tradition of written histories, the rich history of Mesopotamia has only been recently rediscovered, thanks to the decipherment of Mesopotamia's cuneiform writing less than 200 years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time with a great scholar & fantastic lecturer

  • By John G. Sharp on 07-14-18

Loved it

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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: 08-25-18

It is a well-presented fascinating history of ancient Mesopotamia. I enjoyed he authorx's narration tremendously.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • London

  • By: Edward Rutherfurd
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 49 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

Here is Edward Rutherfurd's classic novel of London, a glorious pageant spanning 2,000 years. He brings this vibrant city's long and noble history alive through the ever-shifting fortunes, fates, and intrigues of half-a-dozen families, from the age of Julius Caesar to the 20th century. Generation after generation, these families embody the passion, struggle, wealth, and verve of the greatest city in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Fabulous!

  • By Angelyn S. Furst on 03-04-18

absolutely wonderful historical fiction

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

I did not know what to expect. I was enthralled with the book beginning with The Druids and moving forward to present time following different families in the London area. The book is jam packed with historical events so it's a learning experience at the same time.

  • A Place Called Freedom

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,273

This lush novel, set in 1766 England and America, evokes an era ripe with riot and revolution, from the teeming streets of London to the sprawling grounds of a Virginia plantation. Mack McAsh burns with the desire to escape his life of slavery in Scottish coal mines while Lizzie Hallim is desperate to shed a life of sheltered subjugation to her spineless husband. United in America, their only chance for freedom lies beyond the Western frontier - if they're brave enough to take it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WORTH THE CREDIT AND THEM SOME!

  • By Georgia on 08-28-15

I loved everything about this book!

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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: 06-06-18

This book takes us back to a completely different life time, it is filled with excitement!

  • The Gift

  • The Gripping Psychological Thriller Everyone Is Talking About
  • By: Louise Jensen
  • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 680
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 616
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 616

The perfect daughter. The perfect girlfriend. The perfect murder? Jenna is seriously ill. She's lost all hope of getting the heart transplant she needs to live. But just as her life is ebbing away, she receives a donor heart from a girl called Callie. Who was Callie and how did she die? Jenna is determined to find out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Original!

  • By ROBIN on 01-03-17

was different from normal.

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

I found some inconsistencies but it was a good listen. it's not my type of genre.

  • Glendalough Fair

  • The Norsemen Saga, Book 4
  • By: James L. Nelson
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Spring has come to Ireland, where Thorgrim Night Wolf, new-made Lord of Vík-ló, and the 300 Viking warriors under his command have suffered through a brutal winter. Despite having accomplished much during the months of cold and rain, the patience of the men has worn thin, and anger and frustration threaten to tear the ships' crews apart. But just as the men are turning on one another, a local Irish lord arrives with a proposal, a plan for Irish and Norse to join together in a raid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-21-18

Absolutely love the Saga!

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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: 03-11-18

book for is as exciting as the rest of the books I've listened to so far! love them!!

  • Dubh-Linn

  • A Novel of Viking Age Ireland - Norsemen Saga Series #2
  • By: James L. Nelson
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

Eager to return to his native Norway, Thorgrim agrees to participate in one last raid under the command of a man he does not trust. But the Northmen, he finds, are no longer simply invaders on foreign soil. They have become a part of the Irish kings' ongoing struggle for power, and, far from securing a means to return home, Thorgrim and his men are plunged into a battle for the throne of Tara - a battle that will test their strength and loyalty as none has before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as Bernard Cornwell

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-13-17

Loved ir!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It is a wonderful story!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dubh-Linn?

All of it!

Which scene was your favorite?

The whole book but I love Starry the beserker.

Any additional comments?

I am now an addict!

  • Fin Gall - A Novel of Viking Age Ireland

  • Norsemen Saga Series #1
  • By: James L. Nelson
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 335

For centuries, the Vikings have swept out of the Norse countries and fallen on whatever lands they could reach aboard their longships, and few could resist the power of their violent onslaught. They came at first to plunder and then to settle, an encroachment fiercely resisted wherever they went. Such was the case in the southern lands of Ireland. En route to the Viking longphort there, known as Dubh-linn, Thorgrim Night Wolf and Ornolf the Restless stumble across an Irish ship.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tolerable with this trick

  • By Victoria on 05-10-16

I enjoyed it so much! I couldn't stop listening.!!

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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: 02-26-18

The book was very exciting and full of Adventure. I enjoyed listening to it so much and I hope there are more in the series in audio books.

  • A Wounded Realm

  • The Blood of Kings, Book 2
  • By: K. M. Ashman
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Gruffydd ap Cynan is missing, his army scattered. Twelve long years have passed since the king was taken prisoner and his people think him long dead. In the dirty shadows of Chester Castle, a beaten prisoner looks up from the squalor of the street. Dressed in rags, mocked and pelted with filth, he seems a broken man. Yet deep inside, the desire for freedom burns like the hottest furnace.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • What happened ??

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-03-18

steeped in Welsh history

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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: 09-18-17

I loved the continuation of the story and found it fascinating. Can't wait for more.

  • The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

  • By: Robert Garland, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Garland
  • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,751

Look beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts. Over the course of 48 richly detailed lectures, Professor Garland covers the breadth and depth of human history from the perspective of the so-called ordinary people, from its earliest beginnings through the Middle Ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tantalizing time trip

  • By Mark on 08-21-13

Wonderfully exciting and captivating

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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: 09-01-17

Robert Garland has a way of making people come alive and lshowing ives having value.

  • Rebel Queen

  • A Novel
  • By: Michelle Moran
  • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

When the British Empire sets its sights on India in the mid-nineteenth century, it expects a quick and easy conquest. India is fractured and divided into kingdoms, each independent and wary of one another, seemingly no match for the might of the English. But when they arrive in the Kingdom of Jhansi, the British army is met with a surprising challenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By Riverderby on 04-29-15

a fantastic historical novel

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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: 08-09-17

this is an amazing book filled with excitement of an unusual variety. For everyone to read.