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    • Star Trek and History

    • By: Nancy Reagin
    • Narrated by: Kim McKean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 63

    For a series set in our future, Star Trek revisits the past constantly. Kirk and Spock battle Nazis, Roman gladiators, and witness the Great Depression. When they're not doubling back on their own earlier timelines, the crew uses the holodeck to spend time in the American Old West or Victorian England. Alien races have their own complex and fascinating histories, too. The Star Trek universe is a sci-fi imagining of a future world that is rooted in our own human history. Gene Roddenberry created a television show with a new world and new rules in order to comment on social and political issues of the 1960s.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must suspend disbelief - about awful narration

    • By Schaq on 05-17-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Twilight and History

    • Wiley Pop Culture and History
    • By: Nancy Reagin
    • Narrated by: Tantor Studios
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The first look at the history behind Stephenie Meyer's best-selling Twilight series, timed to release with the third movie, Eclipse. The characters of the Twilight Saga carry a rich history that shapes their identities and actions over the course of the series. Edward, for instance, may look like a 17-year-old teen heartthrob, but was actually born in 1901 and died during the Spanish Influenza of 1918. His adopted sister, Alice, was imprisoned in an insane asylum in 1920 and treated so badly there that even becoming a vampire was a welcome escape.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • dull

    • By Jen on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $13.99