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  • The Illuminator

  • By: Brenda Rickman Vantrease
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

It is England, in the 14th century, a time of plague, political unrest, and the earliest stirrings of the Reformation. The printing press had yet to be invented, and books were rare and costly, painstakingly lettered by hand and illuminated with exquisite paintings. Finn is a master illuminator who works not only for the Church but also, in secret, for John Wycliffe of Oxford, who professes the radical idea that the Bible should be translated into English for everyone to read.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Disaster

  • By Katie Roe on 10-25-06

Magical storytelling at its best!

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-06

Brilliant masterpiece of literary narrative, offering a poignant tale of love, hope and redemption amidst the turmoil of the early beginnings of the reformation when all was brought into question. Watch the unfolding of this spectacular historical sequence of events through the fears and hopes and desires of each character as they cast their faith with the choices they make. If you like Cider House Rules, you'll love this book. Superb story telling, and outstanding narrator!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Experience Economy

  • Work Is Theatre and Every Business Is a Stage
  • By: B. Joseph Pine II, James H. Gilmore
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

The curtain is about to rise, say Pine and Gilmore, on the Experience Economy, a new economic era in which every business is a stage, and companies must design memorable events for which they charge admission. With The Experience Economy, Pine and Gilmore explore how successful companies, using goods as props and services as the stage, create experiences that engage customers in an inherently personal way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The next step after products and services

  • By E. Smakman on 05-10-12

Brilliant, Insightful, Impactful - A Must Read!

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-05

Guaranteed to improve your understanding of how to compete in today's competitive environment, Pine and Gilmore offer a brilliant thesis on shifts in the economic landscape which have made old industrial ways of thinking obsolete. Whether you are responsible for marketing, branding, or advertising, this book provides profound insights into the whys and hows you need to know to compete through experiential offerings. Miss this book and you miss out on everything that is at the cutting edge of brand marketing today.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful