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  • The Murderer in Ruins

  • CI Frank Stave, Book 1
  • By: Cay Rademacher
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Hamburg, 1947. A ruined city occupied by the British who bombed it, experiencing the coldest winter in living memory. Food is scarce; refugees and the homeless crowd into shantytowns and sheds. There is a killer on the loose, and all attempts to find him or her have failed. Plagued with worry about his missing son, Frank Stave is a career policeman with a tragedy in his past that is driving his determination to find the killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By Maine Knitter on 10-08-17

Decent plot

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

The books plot is a little mundane and doesn’t develop the characters as much as I would like but it does give an atmospheric post war sense of life in a bombed out city. Worth the time spent.

  • Music as a Mirror of History

  • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Greenberg
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644

In Music as a Mirror of History, Great Courses favorite Professor Greenberg of San Francisco Performances returns with a fascinating and provocative premise: Despite the abstractness and the universality of music - and our habit of listening to it divorced from any historical context - music is a mirror of the historical setting in which it was created. Music carries a rich spectrum of social, cultural, historical, and philosophical information, all grounded in the life and experience of the composer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique interdisciplinary music-history treatment

  • By Charles J. Bumgardner on 08-06-16

Not to be missed.

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

The book is more oriented to European and American history and then pulls famous musicians and selected music into the historical story. The opinions presented are at times not mainstream but I believe accurate and unbiased. Very enjoyable and well presented.

  • The Strange Death of Europe

  • Immigration, Identity, Islam
  • By: Douglas Murray
  • Narrated by: Robert Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,416

The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass immigration, and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive alteration as a society and an eventual end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing dystopian preview of tidal wave

  • By smarmer on 11-10-17

Excellent book.

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

This is a book that everyone in Europe and N. America should read whatever one’s politics. It ties together many of the current events and news articles that appear on a daily basis and gives context to what is otherwise can be confusing or seemingly random.

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  • The Sea of Monsters

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,138

After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson, a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any "normal" friends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great family fare

  • By BR from Richmond on 09-03-06

It was a very nice story and the reader wad ok

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

Reviewed: 02-17-17

Couldnt stop listening to it!Loved to listen to the book when i was cleaning!Great Book