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The Last Tutor

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-17

The story about the Gray sisters was interesting to a point. A lot of the narration detailed Elizabeth I's cruel treatment of Catherine and Mary Gray, which was entirely possible, but historically questionable. While I have thoroughly enjoyed Gregory's other novels this was not my favorite. However, it was not a bad read.

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Norse Mythology at its best

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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: 04-07-17

I loved Neil Gaiman's dramatization of the Norse Gods. Listening to him was like participating in the adventures, mishaps, and celebrations of the gods In Valhalla. All I needed was a horn of beer to feel like I was actually there. I would recommend this book for those interested in comparative mythologies, but especially history and literature teachers who want their students to understand the old Norse mentality. It is one of my treasured books along with Beowulf. And it is a lot of fun to read!

Dynasty: a fascinating journey through Ancient Rome

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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: 04-27-16

I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book by Tom Holland. It gave me a glimpse of the character of each of the Caesars in the dynasty of Augustus. Set against the backdrop of The world ruled by the Romans, they were cast as very human men who tried to rule the known world as Gods. What they had to contend with--scheming relatives, placating the Roman people, and making the world secure with ambitious generals mirrors our own times. There is a lot we can learn from both their mistakes and their triumphs.

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