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  • Histories

  • By: Herodotus
  • Narrated by: David Timson
  • Length: 27 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

In this, the first prose history in European civilization, Herodotus describes the growth of the Persian Empire with force, authority, and style. Perhaps most famously, the book tells the heroic tale of the Greeks' resistance to the vast invading force assembled by Xerxes, king of Persia. Here are not only the great battles - Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis - but also penetrating human insight and a powerful sense of epic destiny at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By John on 11-06-16

when should we have a fairer times than now

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Reviewed: 09-16-18

soft countries produce soft men. great stories from when we were men . fifteen words

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Everything Store

  • Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
  • By: Brad Stone
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,106
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,708

Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the honesty!

  • By Paul on 01-29-14

similarities between bezos and jobs

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Reviewed: 03-13-17

nice read. useful. amazon is the largest river in south america and an internet service of the digital age

  • Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans

  • By: Plutarch
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 83 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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    5 out of 5 stars 117

Plutarch (c. AD 46-AD 120) was born to a prominent family in the small Greek town of Chaeronea, about 20 miles east of Delphi in the region known as Boeotia. His best known work is the Parallel Lives, a series of biographies of famous Greeks and Romans, arranged in pairs to illuminate their common moral virtues and vices. The surviving lives contain 23 pairs, each with one Greek life and one Roman life as well as four unpaired single lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shakespearean!

  • By SJ on 09-29-16

audio conneseur

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Reviewed: 10-09-16

great collection. fascinating read. many of my favorite historical persons and many new ones. audio conneseur indeed

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,098
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,849
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,839

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing book

  • By Bradley Janse van Rensburg on 06-13-17

curriculum

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Reviewed: 07-20-16

A must read for any intellect. A great summary of the history and nature of the sapiens species, and an indicator of things to come and the evolution of our species.

  • The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire: Life, Liberty, and the Death of the Republic

  • By: Barry Linton
  • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27

Arguably the greatest empire to ever exist, Rome has indelibly left a significant mark on the modern world. The posthumous influence of the Roman republic and empire have no equal in all of history. Their varied culture, stunning art, brilliant philosophy, and towering architecture is embedded in our modern world. Roman innovation has left behind a legacy that has remained admired and emulated for over a millennia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • technical issues

  • By Jonathan Spaulding on 06-08-17

factual

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Reviewed: 07-06-16

great listen if you are a fan of rome. no emotion mostly facts, names and dates etc

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dynasty

  • The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar
  • By: Tom Holland
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 870
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 863

Author and historian Tom Holland returns to his roots in Roman history and the audience he cultivated with Rubicon - his masterful, witty, brilliantly researched popular history of the fall of the Roman republic - with Dynasty, a luridly fascinating history of the reign of the first five Roman emperors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Accessible, enjoyable history

  • By Mary on 01-28-16

do you like rome?

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Reviewed: 06-26-16

You do? gotta read it
so exciting. nero, the senate, everything. power snd people. timeless. glory days

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Magicians of the Gods

  • The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth’s Lost Civilization
  • By: Graham Hancock
  • Narrated by: Graham Hancock
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,868
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,619
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,620

The evidence revealed in this book shows beyond reasonable doubt that an advanced civilization that flourished during the Ice Age was destroyed in the global cataclysms between 12,800 and 11,600 years ago. But there were survivors - known to later cultures by names such as "the Sages", "the Magicians", "the Shining Ones", and "the Mystery Teachers of Heaven".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The wait was worth it!

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-10-15

Interesting

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Reviewed: 05-04-16

Narrated by the author. Written as a journal. Hancock might be seen as a visionary years from now in the new age of human consiousness.

  • Chasing the Scream

  • The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,910
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,643
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,645

It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world have begun to recognize three startling truths: Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens for so long.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is worth your time....

  • By Drake on 04-24-16

Great summary of the drug war

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Reviewed: 04-06-16

Great summery of the drug war and some interesting stories and people.

The narrator is a little weird but the book is well written and reflective.

Interesting end with the results of Colorado and Washington, a look at the future and the end of Anslingerd life.