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Dan

ST PAUL, MN, USA
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  • The March of the Ten Thousand

  • By: Xenophon
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

Translated by W. E. D. Rouse, The March of the Ten Thousand is one of the most admired and widely read pieces of ancient literature to come down to us. Xenophon employs a very simple, straightforward style to describe what is probably the most exciting military adventure ever undertaken. It is an epic of courage, faith and democratic principle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An intelligent leader

  • By Benedict on 04-13-04

Excellently Read, Great Story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-04

This story is read with clairty and excitement. You quickly learn why the story influenced Alexander the Great and all ancient military commanders. An army against all odds bravely retreating through hostile territory. It combines the heroicism of battle and inhumanity violent raids against helpless countryside people. A book that makes you admire war and how we should avoid it at all costs.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Odyssey

  • By: Homer, George Herbert Palmer - translator
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Surviving the Trojan War was just the beginning of the adventure for Odysseus. What lay ahead was a journey home that would last for years as he encountered gods and monsters before finally returning home - only to face the greatest threat to his happiness of all. This translation of Homer's classic tale captures all the timeless excitement and gripping drama that have made it a favorite for centuries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good reading of a classic

  • By Dan on 03-31-04

A good reading of a classic

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-04

This is a fine reading for listening. If you are a scholar, or have a hard time with some audio books, it might not be for you. It is not written in a completely contemporary style so you need to have a long attention span to understand what is happenning.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • For the Time Being

  • By: Annie Dillard
  • Narrated by: David Birney
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

This personal, philosophical narrative surveys the panorama of our world past and present. Dillard poses questions of natural evil, God, and individual existence. Can one individual really matter? If so, how? Compassionate, enthralling, and always surprising, For the Time Being is the latest work by one of our most original writers - her breadth of knowledge matched by keenness of observation- at her best.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Books, Ignorant Reader

  • By Dan on 02-28-04

Amazing Books, Ignorant Reader

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-04

A deeply humorous, and starkly ironic text read by someone with no sense of irony. If you like Annie, you might get a laugh out of this reading, especially when the music swells seriously at Dillards darkest humor. A good listen if you can get over an horrid reader who thinks "this is supposed to be deep serious stuff, I can't laugh".

13 of 14 people found this review helpful