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  • London

  • By: Edward Rutherfurd
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 49 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

Here is Edward Rutherfurd's classic novel of London, a glorious pageant spanning 2,000 years. He brings this vibrant city's long and noble history alive through the ever-shifting fortunes, fates, and intrigues of half-a-dozen families, from the age of Julius Caesar to the 20th century. Generation after generation, these families embody the passion, struggle, wealth, and verve of the greatest city in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Fabulous!

  • By Angelyn S. Furst on 03-04-18

Love Edward Rutherfurd

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-18

Second book I have listened to and just bought a third. If you like history and family sages, listen to this author.

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  • Great Mythologies of the World

  • By: The Great Courses, Grant L. Voth, Julius H. Bailey, and others
  • Narrated by: Grant L. Voth, Julius H. Bailey, Kathryn McClymond, and others
  • Length: 31 hrs and 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,774
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,566

The deep-seated origins and wide-reaching lessons of ancient myths built the foundation for our modern legacies. Explore the mythologies of Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Learn what makes these stories so important, distinctive, and able to withstand the test of time. Discover how, despite geographical implausibilities, many myths from across the oceans share themes, morals, and archetypes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • mostly awesome

  • By Dan on 03-16-16

If you love Mythology take this course.

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

If you could sum up Great Mythologies of the World in three words, what would they be?

Great Understanding of Mythology.

What other book might you compare Great Mythologies of the World to and why?

Anything by Joseph Campbell

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both. I love Myths and it gave me a great start to the subject. Even if you don't believe in Myths, you will learn how Myths are mixed in with ancient Religions and history, and why these Myths are still being told. There are Myths in every Religion.

Any additional comments?

You can learn a lot even if you don't go any further in you studies.

  • Dante's Divine Comedy

  • By: The Great Courses, Ronald B. Herzman, William R. Cook
  • Narrated by: Ronald B. Herzman, William R. Cook
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499

Professors Cook and Herzman provide you with an illuminating introduction to one of the greatest works ever written. One of the most profound and satisfying of all poems, The Divine Comedy (or Commedia) of Dante Alighieri is a book for life. In a brilliantly constructed narrative of his imaginary guided pilgrimage through the three realms of the Christian afterlife, Dante accomplished a literary task of astonishing complexity. In these twenty-four lectures, as you follow Dante on his journey, you'll learn how medieval literature offers insights into fundamental questions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Commedia for Modern Readers

  • By Patti on 08-25-13

Great course to start your study of Divine Comedy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-16

I think this course is a good overview of the Comedy. I took a further course to delve deeper into the text. Great narration.