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    • The Trial of Socrates

    • By: Rufus Fears
    • Narrated by: Rufus Fears
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    In his funeral oration, Pericles celebrates the Athenian democracy for its tolerance. The Athenians treasure freedom of speech as essential to true democracy. Yet this same Athenian democracy puts to death its greatest thinker and teacher, Socrates. Why?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Logic to the endgame

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-30-18

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    • By: The Great Courses, Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, and others
    • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 43 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,935
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914

    This comprehensive series of 84 lectures features three award-winning historians sharing their insights into this nation's past-from the European settlement and the Revolutionary War through the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, two world wars, and the present day. These lectures give you the opportunity to grasp the different aspects of our past that combine to make us distinctly American, and to gain the knowledge so essential to recognizing not only what makes this country such a noteworthy part of world history, but the varying degrees to which it has lived up to its ideals.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Had its Ups and Downs

    • By Tommy D'Angelo on 10-01-16

    Regular price: $59.95

    • The Art of Effective Communications

    • By: Clinton Longenecker
    • Narrated by: Clinton Longenecker
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Cultivate stronger communication skills with this engaging lecture that covers three burning communication needs in an organization and introduces you to six critically important lessons every effective communicator should follow.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Roman Emperors - Good, Bad, and Crazy

    • By: Gregory S. Aldrete
    • Narrated by: Gregory S. Aldrete
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Follow the fortunes of the empire during the two centuries following Augustus and Tiberius, which included not only some of Rome's wisest and most conscientious emperors, like Trajan and Marcus Aurelius, but also some of its most notorious and deranged tyrants, like Caligula and Nero.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Okay lecture - interesting material, narrator stumbles a bit

    • By Ian Campbell on 12-31-18

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Spartan Warfare

    • By: Gregory S. Aldrete
    • Narrated by: Gregory S. Aldrete
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Experience what it was like to be raised a Spartan man or woman, the changes in military tactics and equipment that made their armies so feared, and the tragic flaw that guaranteed that this Greek city-state's power, no matter how widespread or intimidating, could not endure.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Spartan Topic, Spartan Lecture

    • By John on 05-06-18

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The Power of Awareness

    • By: Mark W. Muesse
    • Narrated by: Mark W. Muesse
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Explore the notion of "mindfulness" - nonjudgmental attention to experience - as it occurs in everyday life and as a deliberate practice. Note the many benefits of mindfulness practice, from the freedom to choose how you respond to life, to releasing detrimental emotions and patterns of thinking, to its effects on your physical health.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great lecture!

    • By Clint on 12-06-18

    Regular price: $1.37

    • The Manhattan Project

    • By: Edward T. O'Donnell
    • Narrated by: Edward T. O'Donnell
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    The origins of the atomic bomb go back to 1939, when scientists and military leaders undertook an operation to create the world's first successful atomic weapon before the Nazis could. Investigate how the Manhattan Project began, and follow its legacy through the bombing of two Japanese cities that ended World War II.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • General information with no going into details

    • By Valentina on 03-17-19

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Why Does Spacetime Curve?

    • By: Richard Wolfson
    • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    What causes spacetime to curve? Einstein's theory of relativity offers an answer, but for decades after he published it, there were only a few, very subtle tests of its validity. How has modern astrophysics changed all that?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No WHY really

    • By Ivan B. Ahlert on 01-19-18

    Regular price: $1.37

    • The Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond

    • By: Michael Dues, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Michael Dues
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,324
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135

    In 24 lectures brimming with practical tips, tools, and techniques everyone can use to better manage conflict in his or her professional and personal lives, gain the essential skills of conflict management. As presented by Professor Dues, these lectures will show you how to effectively deal with conflicts of all kinds, using the "win-win" model that has dominated the field for the past six decades.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly Good

    • By Mary on 12-06-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • How to Understand and Manage Your Emotions

    • By: Jason M. Satterfield
    • Narrated by: Jason M. Satterfield
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    This lecture introduces the concept of emotional intelligence: how we perceive, use, understand, and manage emotions. Explore different models of EQ and ways of testing it as they relate to health and the regulation of emotions. Study key strategies for managing negative emotions and for generating positive ones.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very helpful!

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-06-19

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Overcoming Mental Traumas

    • By: Ronald D. Siegel
    • Narrated by: Ronald D. Siegel
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Learn how trauma affects the mind, and how the tendency to suppress traumatic experiences leads to painful symptoms and unhealthy behavior. Grasp the ways in which mindfulness techniques can be highly effective for processing and integrating avoided feelings, and learn four practical steps for working with traumatic material.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • How the Words of Modern English Emerged

    • By: John McWhorter
    • Narrated by: John McWhorter
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Starting with Celtic contributions to English vocabulary, explore the borrowings from Old Norse, French, and Latin. These have enriched English with a wealth of synonyms, allowing speakers to choose between alternatives such as the Anglo-Saxon hide versus the Latinate conceal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Words we use every day

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-30-18

    Regular price: $4.95

    • How Addiction Hijacks the Brain

    • By: Thad A. Polk
    • Narrated by: Thad A. Polk
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Here you’ll examine the ways addiction alters the brain by numbing the pleasure center, sensitizing the dopamine system, and inhibiting the prefrontal cortex. Combined, these altered brain functions lead to strong cravings and a reduced ability to control one’s actions. This foray into neuroscience will forever change the way you think about addiction.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Stalin

    • By: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Narrated by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Josef Stalin, the "Man of Steel," made himself synonymous with the state. This lecture examines obscure beginnings, his rise to power, and the cult of personality deliberately crafted around him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Meet the Man inside the Monster

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-30-18

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Masters of War: History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers

    • By: Andrew R. Wilson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Andrew R. Wilson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 945
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 935

    From Napoleon's revolutionary campaigns to the way insurgency, terrorism, and nuclear weaponry have defined the nature of warfare in the 21st century, the results of military strategy have changed the course of history. These 24 thought-provoking lectures give you an inside look at both the content and historical context of the world's greatest war strategists. From the triremes and hoplites of ancient Greece to the Special Forces in 21st-century Afghanistan, strategy is the process by which political objectives are translated into military action.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Introductory Overview of Strategic Concepts

    • By John H. Heitmuller on 08-08-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Early Years of Ramses the Great

    • By: Bob Brier
    • Narrated by: Bob Brier
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Ramses the Great ruled for 67 years and was considered one of Egypt's greatest pharaohs. The pillars of his reputation were classic: warfare and building.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice briefing about Ramses the Great

    • By Michael_CW on 01-12-19

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Understanding Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo

    • By: Steven Pollock
    • Narrated by: Steven Pollock
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Speculations on Earth's place in the universe, the nature of planets, and the structure of the solar system were at the heart of the development of classical physics. This lecture looks at the work of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice primer

    • By CLin on 03-30-19

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Inexplicable Space

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Scientists have made astounding progress in their grasp of the universe. But what remains to be understood? Investigate some perplexing aspects of space that science has uncovered in the last half-century. Learn about the mysterious trajectory of the Pioneer spacecraft (known as the “Pioneer anomaly”). Explore two of the longest-standing problems in astrophysics: dark matter and dark energy. And even try to map the shape of space-time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great short lecture

    • By EmilyK on 03-29-18

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Napoleon

    • By: Jonathan Steinberg
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Steinberg
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Learn how Napoleon implemented - by force - the principles of the French Revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fun short bio of Napoleon

    • By EmilyK on 11-23-18

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Being a Poor Roman

    • By: Robert Garland
    • Narrated by: Robert Garland
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Put yourself into the world of Rome’s plebian class. This lecture takes you to the leaky, rat-infested housing where the urban poor suffered from disease and malnutrition, and you’ll experience the threat of fire that hung over Rome in the 1st century A.D. You’ll also get a glimpse of what sustained the day-to-day life of the poor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting lecture

    • By EmilyK on 11-22-18

    Regular price: $4.95

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