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  • Japanese Society and History

  • By: Harold Kerbo, John McKinstry
  • Narrated by: Eva Wilhelm
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

Japan has always seemed a puzzle to most westerners - so modern, so industrialized, yet somehow so different. Japanese Society and History seeks to initiate westerners to the learning process of making Japan seem a little less mysterious and a little more understandable. This book walks readers through some of the important features of Japanese society to help readers begin slowly forming a more complete picture of Japan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of interesting information and easy to follow

  • By Lexi on 12-05-13

Lots of interesting information and easy to follow

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

Reviewed: 12-05-13

Where does Japanese Society and History rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'd say it's one of the better audio history books I've read. The reason I got this was because I really like listening to The Great Courses audio lectures on history, but they didn't have a course on Japanese history. Japanese is one of my favorite cultures, so I had to get this.

Who was your favorite character and why?

N/A

Which character – as performed by Eva Wilhelm – was your favorite?

N/A

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

Probably the bits on history. I already know a lot of things about the culture, but the history is all new to me.

Any additional comments?

I'd just like to say that as a person who studies the language, some of the pronunciation for Japanese words was a bit off. For example, she was talking about Japanese Manga, and she pronounced it "Mane-ga" instead of "Mon-ga" like the Japanese would pronounce it. Other than that, I'm pretty sure this is accurate, because it follows everything I know about the culture, plus other bits of history.

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  • 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 5,752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,197

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

One of my favorites from The Great Courses

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

Reviewed: 11-26-13

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

Yes, definitely. It was very easy to get into and was packed with interesting facts and information.

What did you like best about this story?

It told history in a way that was easy to relate to and imagine. It also went into a lot of civilizations I love, like Egyptians and the Medieval period.

Which scene was your favorite?

I'd say the chapters about the Egyptians. I also liked how informative the chapters on Greek and Romans were.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"History, told in a unique perspective."

Any additional comments?

Any lover of History or The Great Courses should definitely not miss this one.

  • The Power of the Pussy

  • How to Get What You Want From Men: Love, Respect, Commitment and More!
  • By: Kara King
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 992
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 851
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 855

Kara King's controversial book The Power of the Pussy shares 12 powerful secrets that will transform any woman into the type of strong, desirable woman that can effortlessly obtain what she wants from men - including the love, respect, and relationship she desires. This book has empowered women and dramatically changed their lives by changing the way they think about men and dating, and it can change your life too!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hmmm...

  • By sherry Plummer on 01-19-15

A hilarious read, but take it with a grain of salt

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

Reviewed: 11-08-13

Would you consider the audio edition of The Power of the Pussy to be better than the print version?

I have no idea, I have only listened to the audio version.

What other book might you compare The Power of the Pussy to and why?

"Why Men Love Bitches" has most of the same advice worded in different ways.

What about Alexandra Shawnee’s performance did you like?

Her voice seemed to fit well with the content of the book. She kept things interesting.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Power of the Pussy?

I like the fact that the book encourages women to move on rather than trying to change a loser. In reality, that's the best thing to do.

Any additional comments?

As I stated in the headline, you would do best to take the book with a grain of salt. A lot of the tactics that are suggested would not work well in a long term, functional relationship.

That being said, I'd still say that this book has a lot of good advice. Especially with stuff like getting over someone or using birth control. And even without that, this is truly a hilarious and entertaining read. I enjoyed the author's sense of humor and brutally honest way of writing.

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