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William E. Hendry

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  • Sam Harris Discusses The Moral Landscape

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 845
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 685
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 680

Sam Harris tears down the wall between scientific facts and human values, arguing that most people are simply mistaken about the relationship between morality and the rest of human knowledge. Harris urges us to think about morality in terms of human and animal well-being, viewing the experiences of conscious creatures as peaks and valleys on a "moral landscape".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bad sales pitch for a good product

  • By Joe on 09-02-12

Food For Atheist

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-18

Sam is one of the Four Horsemen of atheism ,so, as I believe in our Almighty God, to get feedback from the other side is always interesting to analyze. I wonder about his two small children, will they ever have a chance to look into their fathers neuroscience brain and decide for themselves? I give God a 50-50 chance.!

  • The Death of Royalty

  • The Lives and Executions of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette
  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
  • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1

Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette are among France's most famous royalty, but for reasons they would have much rather avoided. Coming of age in the wake of the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV, and his father, Louis XV, Louis XVI initially intended to be one of France's most enlightened Kings. Instead, he was destined to be the only French King ever executed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Summary.

  • By William E. Hendry on 08-14-18

A Good Summary.

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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: 08-14-18

This is a review of Louis 16 and Marie Ant. It has the feelings of the tragedy of the Romanov's in Russia years later. Although brief, the narrative follows the historical time line, and has details for which I was not aware until this reading. A good companion before or after you read 'The French Revolution'.

  • Understanding the Holy Rosary

  • By: Archbishop Fulton J Sheen
  • Narrated by: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

With gentle humor and rich insight, the beloved Archbishop Fulton Sheen teaches the deeper meaning of the contemplative prayer of the Rosary. Learn the physical, mental, and spiritual power and significance of this beautiful prayer. Remastered digital audio of a live sermon.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Five star Sheen, one star sound

  • By Zaubermond on 08-14-15

Fulton Sheen is for everyone.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-03-18

A lovely understanding of the Rosary, especially for non-Catholics who are interested in the Catholic Church as a brother of Christ holding the same cross.

  • Original Short Stories, Volume II

  • By: Guy de Maupassant
  • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2

Guy de Maupassant is widely regarded as the father of the modern short story. As his 13 volumes of short stories attest, he was a prolific writer of this form. He had a simple, efficient style of writing and, like Anton Chekhov, found inspiration for his stories in the daily lives of humans, which often reveal our darker nature. His years of service in the Franco-Prussian War provided him with rich material for his work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 11 Stories, All Good

  • By William E. Hendry on 05-24-18

11 Stories, All Good

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

Cate does a nice job of narration. It's interesting to hear a woman's voice compared to a man's in reading GdM. The stories are not listed, which I believe Aud should add in the introduction. Story 2., Mother Sauvage is magnificent. Story 1., The Colonels Idea, a story of how much French soldiers love French women.

  • The Mark of the Beast

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
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    4 out of 5 stars 129

When a carousing Englishman disgraces the consecrated effigy of Hanuman, a leprous "Silver Man" marks him with a hideous curse. The ensuing night brings new terrors to the house of the doomed man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must listen again

  • By uffdasuzanne on 10-06-17

Remarkable.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-18

All my life I have read the poetry of Rudyard Kipling, even memorized some, hoping for a cleansing of my soul, poems like "If". That is why this tale into horror, brilliantly conceived and written, took me by surprise. So I will be going back to explore all his works.....maybe Jewels await me!

  • A Father's Confession

  • By: Guy de Maupassant
  • Narrated by: Oliver Montgomery
  • Length: 17 mins
  • Abridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

This is a story from the Normandy Stories collection. Maupassant is hailed as one of the greatest masters of the short story. This collection focuses upon the land he knew and loved so well - Normandy. Its people and its countryside are portrayed here in vivid color and with great warmth. Amusing, saucy, and sometimes even farcical they may be, but they are also capable of great pathos, often branching off to end tragically.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cold Winters Night Remembered

  • By William E. Hendry on 04-04-18

Cold Winters Night Remembered

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-18

A confession of long ago inserted in a dead mans will, of his act of murder on an unwanted infant child, This great writer makes the dead mans heinous deed chill you through to the bone.

  • Bartleby, the Scrivener

  • By: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 276
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 249

The life of a Scrivener can be a dull one. After all, your entire occupation has to do with the handwritten copying of law documents. But when Bartleby arrives, he turns the office upside down with the enigmatic phrase: “I prefer not to.”

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haunting...

  • By Julie Gray on 10-04-17

I can,t believe Melville wrote this

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

Even a great narrator like BJ can save this boring, awful story. I hope they will give me a refund.

  • The Head of Hair [Classic Tales Edition]

  • By: Guy de Maupassant
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Inside a hidden panel in an antique desk, a man discovers a long braid of hair. And the contemplation of this head of hair drives him mad. Do spirits really come back to inhabit the forms they left in this world?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Maupassant.

  • By William E. Hendry on 12-16-17

Outstanding Maupassant.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-17

BJ gives an eloquent performance of this masterpiece tale.

How does Maupassant transform ordinary coal into diamonds?

  • The Most Dangerous Game

  • By: Richard Connell
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746

A mysterious island, shrouded in fear, evil, and darkness. Here the amoral General Zaroff hunts. And what, you ask, is the most dangerous game? It is the manner and substance of his nightly killings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad

  • By Erez on 03-19-12

Don't Fall Off Your Ship.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-17

An exciting story, unusual tale, and hopeless situation when a hunter being transported to a South American Jungle by yacht falls overboard and swims to the safety of an island.

  • The Captain of the Pole Star

  • By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 187
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 160

Word goes among the crew of the Pole Star that the captain is haunted by demons. And after the days turn into weeks in the frigid Arctic Ocean, stories begin to circulate of ghosts and midnight hauntings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Conan Doyle wrote more than Mr. Holmes.

  • By Kristi R. on 11-14-11

A Love Story Of A Most Peculiar Kind

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-17

From the decks of the Pole Star, a Scottish whaler and crew, a Captain with a torn soul whose agony stirs fear and terror in all around him yet has radiant bursts of delight and comradeship. Surrounded in the ice cap of the arctic circle ,strange imaginings appear in sight and sound and BJ's mastery of voices keeps you on deck in the blinding snow and cold wondering - can this truly be a love story?