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  • Exploring the Roots of Religion

  • By: John R. Hale, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John R. Hale
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

What impulse drove ancient cultures to create sites like Stonehenge, Machu Picchu, and the pyramids at Giza? Why are we so transfixed by their presence today? And what do they reveal about our ancestors-and humanity? The dynamic force of religious belief is responsible for some of the world's most popular and ancient locales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Course

  • By karen on 08-07-16

Best course jet

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

Reviewed: 07-11-16

As a student myself I love too learn new things and this course is till now my favorite. I have taken a few of them, and this one is really good. I can recommend it for many people who are after improving themselves.

  • Cabin Pressure: Molokai (Christmas Special 2010)

  • By: John Finnemore
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 682
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 679

In this Christmas special 'Molokai' - It's Christmas morning, but when Carolyn schedules an extra stop-off to the Hawaiian island of Molokai, Arthur has just seven minutes to celebrate Christmas. Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the second series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't believe I missed this Cabin Pressure.

  • By Shopper Mom on 04-15-15

Funn

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

Reviewed: 07-17-15

They are fun and cute storryes. Good for a slow start om the day. And it is alwase fun to hear what's going on.

  • The Dragon Reborn

  • Book Three of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,086
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,975

The Wheel of Time returns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top Quality Audio Entertainment

  • By Karl Knight on 07-16-09

By the blood.

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

Reviewed: 06-16-15

So the third book in the saga of Ran Land. if you do not want spoilers I suggest that you look away now, and I will tell you when it is safe.

The book is trilling and full of good humor. I have talked to my friends and they all have different favourites. I love Tom and Ninive. And I think the 3 mane boys kan get some wisdom in them, and some common sense. The super girls som patients and a dose of reason and things would go so mutch better.

It is safe agents now. But yes the series are good, if you do read it ore hear it, it is a good shanse that you will get new friends.

  • The Great Hunt

  • Book Two of The Wheel Of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 26 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,433
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,712

The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the age that gave it birth returns again. For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of the Hunters, and so many Hunters to tell of. Now, the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the Horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Even better than the first!

  • By So Fain on 04-24-10

So it begins.

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

Reviewed: 05-24-15

okay a lot of you probably have friends that have recommended you this series of books. I know I have, and I have finely started it. Now you of you that do not like spoilers there will be none in this review. the second book is not to dry, it grades you attention and it holds it.
now I usually do not mind the readers, but I have learned that if you putt the speed up to 1,5 you won't be bothered by it.

  • Monstrous Regiment

  • Discworld, Book 31
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

It begun as a sudden strange fancy...Polly Perks had to become a boy in a hurry. Cutting off her hair and wearing trousers was easy. Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape took more time. And now she's enlisted in the army, and searching for her lost brother. But there's a war on. There's always a war on. And Polly and her fellow recruits are suddenly in the thick of it, without any training, and the enemy is hunting them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • War has come to Discworld ... again.

  • By Jim on 11-15-08

love it.

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

Reviewed: 02-17-15

I love all of them. Some of them are better than the others, it is full of good humour.

For the feminist this is your book.

  • The Eye of the World

  • Book One of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,333

When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Your first step down a very long and winding road.

  • By Lore on 06-29-12

well it started

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

Reviewed: 02-11-15

now I have started the epic tale of the wheel of time. I hope that I will like it as mutch as my friends.

good book if you like epic fantasy.

  • Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life

  • By: Rufus J. Fears, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Rufus J. Fears
  • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738

Why do "Great Books" continue to speak to us hundreds and even thousands of years after they were written? Can they deepen our self-knowledge and wisdom? Are our lives changed in any meaningful way by the experience of reading them?Tackle these questions and more in these 36 engaging lectures. Beginning with his definition of a Great Book as one that possesses a great theme of enduring importance, noble language that "elevates the soul and ennobles the mind," and a universality that enables it to "speak across the ages," Professor Fears examines a body of work that offers extraordinary wisdom to those willing to receive it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A course that will open you to new ideas.

  • By Kristi R. on 07-06-14

Grate courses my ass

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

Reviewed: 11-10-14

Now I know this is for Americans that want to be better, but is is a bloody idiot that is holding this course. Churchill was to European, I will lett you know that he was European and you americans did not single-handedly defeat Nazism and Hitler. Most Europeans spike more then there mother tung and I do spick German to day. America is NOT a superpower, Rooms where not the only superpower of enchant history. You Sir should kip to your books and your books only.

2 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • The Folklore of Discworld

  • By: Terry Pratchett, Jacqueline Simpson
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 266

Most of us grow up having always known to touch wood or cross our fingers, and what happens when a princess kisses a frog or a boy pulls a sword from a stone, yet sadly, some of these things are now beginning to be forgotten. Legends, myths, and fairy tales: our world is made up of the stories we told ourselves about where we came from and how we got there. It is the same on Discworld, except that beings which on Earth are creatures of the imagination - like vampires, trolls, witches, and possibly, gods - are real, alive and in some cases kicking on the Disc.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting listen

  • By Sara on 08-27-12

Folk tales

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

Reviewed: 11-10-14

I realy like that I can hear the folk lore of Discworld. It is one of my pations to colect storrys, and how bether to do it then via Discworld and retelling of Terry Prattcet?

  • The Science of Discworld

  • Revised Edition
  • By: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

In the 'fantasy' universe of the phenomenally bestselling Discworld series, everything runs on magic and common sense. The world is flat and million-to-one chances happen nine times out of ten. Our world seems different - it runs on rules, often rather strange ones. Science is our way of finding out what those rules are. The appeal of Discworld is that it mostly makes sense, in a way that particle physics does not.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The science

  • By Siri on 10-26-14

The science

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

Reviewed: 10-26-14

Discworld and its magic, meat Round world and its science. How can you not love it?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Thief of Time

  • Discworld, Book 26
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. And on the Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater; how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time. But the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time for Lu Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Recommended

  • By Roanna on 05-24-16

One of my faverits.

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

Reviewed: 10-26-14

I realy love this one. it has susen, death, and Time. realy good book and you should giv it a chans.