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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 5,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,213

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

Entertaining and Facinating

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

Reviewed: 09-17-13

What did you love best about The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World?

This book will take you into the lives of common people. Professor Garland is down to earth and well spoken and adds a touch of humor. I loved this. My all time favorite audio book.

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

Yes....both. And I am so very grateful to live in this era. Our ancestors had it very tough.

Any additional comments?

You will find many of your own beliefs and customs are rooted a long way back in history. I highly recommend this book even if you are not a history buff.

26 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,138

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I want the 20hours of my life back...

  • By Dan on 06-08-12

Where was the editor?

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-23-11

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who needs the obvious spoon feed to them again and again. Someone who's intelligence is not easily insulted. Someone who has a very high tolerance for boredom.

Has 11-22-63 turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. I have really enjoyed and been intrigued by S. Kings work. But to quote a comic strip I saw about him...

What three words best describe Craig Wasson’s performance?

Well, he had not to much to work with, but a little overdone.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Contempt. As in roll my eyes and you have got to be kidding

Any additional comments?

Still a fan....we all have our off days.

25 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,234
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,084
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,099

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

So very well done!

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

Reviewed: 12-23-11

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

In a heart beat! I read the book and loved it. I bought the audio book because I just wanted MORE or The Help. The proformance of the readers was so close to what was in my own head, especially Abaline. I will surely listen to this again. Unique story, pulls all the heart strings!

What did you like best about this story?

It is so hard to believe this was what life was like for the women in this book in such recent history. Not only the racism, but the life the white women were expected to life too. We have really all come a long way. And I think it is important we do not forget.