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Ric Peralta

Whittier, CA United States
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  • The Celtic World

  • By: The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Professor Jennifer Paxton PhD
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615

Following the surge of interest and pride in Celtic identity since the 19th century, much of what we thought we knew about the Celts has been radically transformed. In The Celtic World, discover the incredible story of the Celtic-speaking peoples, whose art, language, and culture once spread from Ireland to Austria. This series of 24 enlightening lectures explains the traditional historical view of who the Celts were, then contrasts it with brand-new evidence from DNA analysis and archeology that totally changes our perspective on where the Celts came from.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I wish this had a different title

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-20-18

Incredibly informative and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

I am part Scottish and have long been fascinated by the complexities of the ancient Celtic world, as well as the remnants of this ancient culture in the modern British Isles.

This Great Course Lecture series was incredibly illuminating. Beautifully treated by the professor, I can't recommend this enough if you have even a passing interest in the history of the British Isles and/or Celtic/Gaelic culture.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Seveneves

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron
  • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,765
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,761

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Potential

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 06-08-17

Inventive and Heartpounding Adventure in SpecFic

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

What made the experience of listening to Seveneves the most enjoyable?

Neal Stephenson is a titan amongst SpecFic authors and in this book he did the seemingly impossible. Creative a highly detailed 1000+ page (over 30 hours listening) story that is also an edge of the seat adventure piece. Constantly surprising with his twists and turns.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dinah and Dub are favorites, both because of the performance and the character development.

Which scene was your favorite?

To share a scene is to spoil the amazing adventure of this story

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

First, it needs to be at least 2 (preferably 3) films. And the tagline would be: Humanity's Last Hope

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,466

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please. Do You Really Need Another Great Review?

  • By Michael on 10-06-12

Exceptional book, decent performance

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

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

The readers do a good job of bringing the story to life, I was confused by what some characters had different readers from chapter to chapter.

What other book might you compare Dune to and why?

It's difficult to compare this giant of speculative fiction with other books.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Paul Atreides was very well performed, as was Duke Harkonnen

  • The Power of Myth: Programs 1-6

  • By: Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers
  • Narrated by: Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,678

An exhilarating journey into the mind and spirit of a remarkable man, a legendary teacher, and a masterful storyteller, conducted by TV journalist Bill Moyers for their acclaimed PBS series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A series that changed my life

  • By Lucas on 10-03-09

Words to Live By

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

Where does The Power of Myth: Programs 1-6 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Ever since I first saw this PBS series back in the early 90's it's been my "bible" I have returned to the book time and again to guide my choices and help me find meaning in the events around me. Listening to it again for the first time in decades, it hasn't changed in its impact for me.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of Myth: Programs 1-6?

The breakdown of the repetition of motifs in all myths

What about Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers ’s performance did you like?

They are exceptionally expressive and have an exception dialogue

If you could give The Power of Myth: Programs 1-6 a new subtitle, what would it be?

Stories to Live By