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F. Bailey Norwood

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  • How Jesus Became God

  • By: Bart D. Ehrman, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642

This fundamental historical question and its complex answer speak penetratingly to the spiritual impulses, concerns, and beliefs that have played a seminal role in our world, even as they reveal the foundation of history’s most global religious movement, and fresh insights into the Western world's single most influential human being. Tackling all of these matters and more, Great Courses favorite Professor Ehrman returns with the unprecedented historical inquiry of How Jesus Became God.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Go for it!

  • By Jeffrey on 09-20-15

another terrific lecture series by Bart Ehrman

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

Reviewed: 07-01-15

absolutely loved these lectures, as I do all lectures and books by Dr. Ehrman. these are scholarly lectures, in that they concern the history and objective analysis of historical religious documents

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Rise and Fall of the British Empire

  • By: Patrick N. Allitt, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
  • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223

What were the forces that thrust the British Empire to its extraordinary position of greatness and then just as powerfully drove it into decline? And why is nearly every nation on earth, in one way or another, the consequence of the British Empire?In these 36 lectures, Professor Allitt leads you through four centuries of British power, innovation, influence, and, ultimately, diminishment-four profound centuries that literally remade the world and bequeathed the complex global legacy that continues to shape your everyday life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn About Great Britain from a Great Briton!!!

  • By Mike on 04-26-14

Allitt is always awesome.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-15

Allitt is my favorite historian and lecturer. He is always objective, fair, accurate, and interesting.

  • The Secret Piano

  • From Mao's Labor Camps to Bach's Goldberg Variations
  • By: Zhu Xiao-Mei
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 255

Zhu Xiao-Mei was three years old when she saw her first piano. Soon after, the child began to play, developing quickly into a prodigy who immersed herself in the work of such classical masters as Bach and Brahms. Her astonishing proficiency earned her a spot at the Beijing Conservatory at the tender age of 11, where she began laying the foundation for a promising career as a concert pianist. But in 1966, with the onset of the Cultural Revolution, life as she knew it ended abruptly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very powerful story

  • By Ed Patterson on 11-12-12

Great story, great for learning

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

Reviewed: 11-11-14

Where does The Secret Piano rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In addition to being a great story, it is also a great way for those unfamiliar with the Chinese Cultural Revolution to learn about one of the strangest (and violent) social movements in modern history.

  • Bismarck

  • The Story of a Fighter
  • By: Emil Ludwig, Eden Paul, Cedar Paul
  • Narrated by: Ken Maxon
  • Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 11

Otto von Bismarck was more than a politician and a leader: He was the single driving force that turned the disparate states of Germany into one cohesive empire. He then went on to lead Germany and the rest of Europe into an age of political peace that lasted from 1871 until the outbreak of World War I. Under his influence, Germany thrived. Bismarck’s use of statesmanship to fight for the interests of his country was legendary. As one of the most influential and powerful individuals in his country’s history, Bismarck became a symbol of leadership and pride for German nationalists.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • How badly the narration fits non-fiction

  • By Viviane on 04-19-13

Do not buy this

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

Reviewed: 03-30-14

What disappointed you about Bismarck?

Horrible narration. Audible should probably withdraw this from their catalog.

How could the performance have been better?

Using a barking dog as a narrator would have been better.

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

Disappointment that I wasted a credit.

Any additional comments?

Trust me, do not buy anything from this narrator.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful