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  • Billy Budd

  • By: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: John Hedigan
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Abridged
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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A model merchant seaman, admired by crew and officers alike for his skill, masculine beauty, and noble nature, Billy Budd's life changes dramatically and irrevocably when he is impressed into the military. Like many sailors in the late 18th century, Billy Budd is forced into service aboard a warship where life is ruthless and unforgiving.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narration of a insightful parable

  • By Dave on 10-17-18

Excellent narration of a insightful parable

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-18

A lucid, erudite and insightful parable on law, justice, and the human condition. moreover because it's language and length are very accessible, this should be on every high school reading list.

  • The Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

  • By: Daniel N. Robinson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Daniel N. Robinson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,636
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,440

Grasp the important ideas that have served as the backbone of philosophy across the ages with this extraordinary 60-lecture series. This is your opportunity to explore the enormous range of philosophical perspectives and ponder the most important and enduring of human questions-without spending your life poring over dense philosophical texts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Hard Review to Write

  • By Ark1836 on 11-20-15

excellent survey of philosophy

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Reviewed: 11-04-17

what academics can and should be when it is not politicized and thereby polluted as it is at most universities today. simply an excellently organized, thoroughly prepared, honest presentation of the western philosophical enterprise.

  • The Gulag Archipelago, Volume l

  • The Prison Industry and Perpetual Motion
  • By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 26 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,508
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,364

In this masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn has orchestrated thousands of incidents and individual histories into one narrative of unflagging power and momentum. Written in a tone that encompasses Olympian wrath, bitter calm, savage irony, and sheer comedy, it combines history, autobiography, documentary, and political analysis as it examines in its totality the Soviet apparatus of repression from its inception following the October Revolution of 1917.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MUST READ

  • By A is A on 12-06-15

DeepDiveIntohumansoul

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Reviewed: 09-01-17

Dantes inferno retold in a modern historical classic. The greatest evil arises and thrives where man made institutions go unchecked. if natural law is scorned tomorous cancers erupt and hells gates open and spew forth on earth. Such is the history of the twentieth century generally and is the prognosis for future generations that do not learn.