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  • Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything

  • By: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
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Tap into the power of effective writing by developing the fundamental critical and analytical skills that transform your writing from "good" to "great." Regardless of your subject, goal, or occasion, these skills will help you organize your thoughts into a coherent piece, make a persuasive argument rooted in facts, and make responsible use of research materials.

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  • None of my professors has ever been this helpful!

  • By R. Hays on 03-01-15

Educational and entertaining

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Reviewed: 06-05-15

This was excellent, in fact is excellent, as I intend to refer back to it regularly. A well balance and entertaining series of lectures that offered sound and solid advice, peppered with relevant and inspiring examples.
I particularly liked the investigation of all the different forms of writing throughout the learning experience. The contribution of one form to the improvement of another was an inspiration for me.
I would have liked to have had the exercises included in some of the chapters available in some way.
Other than that, I was very satisfied with this course.

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  • The Hobbit, Part 2

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
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Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out onto the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug's left eye. He was only pretending to be sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance! Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.

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  • Capitalism run amok

  • By Scott T. Hards on 12-16-12

Good lead in for the Hobbit movies

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Reviewed: 12-25-12

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

Yes - overall it is well done and the characters are portrayed well. As always the singing was a little odd - but that might just be me?

What other book might you compare The Hobbit, Part 2 to and why?

Nothing to compare to except The Hobbit Part 1

Which character – as performed by Rob Inglis – was your favorite?


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Thorin's death was a special moment that encapsulated the turmoil of courage honour and friendship within the "reality" of war.

Any additional comments?

Worth a listen as it is sometimes a pleasure to have a book read to you. However for fans of this book you have to understand that having it read to you means that some decisions about the characters that are yours if you read are made for you by the narrator.