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    • How the Irish Saved Civilization

    • The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe
    • By: Thomas Cahill
    • Narrated by: Donal Donnelly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 645
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      4 out of 5 stars 361
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      4 out of 5 stars 360

    Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evolved from the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. Without Ireland, the transition could not have taken place. Not only did Irish monks and scribes maintain the very record of Western civilization, they brought their uniquely Irish world-view to the task. As Cahill delightfully illustrates, so much of the liveliness we associate with medieval culture has its roots in Ireland. When the seeds of culture were replanted on the European continent, it was from Ireland that they were germinated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating book

    • By P on 08-15-04

    Regular price: $23.93

    • How the Irish Saved Civilization

    • The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe
    • By: Thomas Cahill
    • Narrated by: Liam Neeson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evolved from the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. Without Ireland, the transition could not have taken place. Not only did Irish monks and scribes maintain the very record of Western civilization, they brought their uniquely Irish world-view to the task. As Cahill delightfully illustrates, so much of the liveliness we associate with medieval culture has its roots in Ireland. When the seeds of culture were replanted on the European continent, it was from Ireland that they were germinated.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Audio Quality So Bad I Can't Listen

    • By CoffeeIV on 12-19-14

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea

    • Why the Greeks Matter
    • By: Thomas Cahill
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 282
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      4 out of 5 stars 105
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      4 out of 5 stars 105

    Best selling history writer Thomas Cahill continues his series on the roots of Western civilization with this volume about the contributions of ancient Greece to the development of contemporary culture. Tracing the origin of Greek culture in the migrations of armed Indo-European horsemen into Attica and the Peloponnesian peninsula, he follows their progress into the creation of the Greek city-states, the refinement of their machinery of war, and the flowering of intellectual and artistic culture.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyed this Audiobook; a good model

    • By Mike on 04-13-04

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Mysteries of the Middle Ages

    • The Rise of Feminism, Science and Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe
    • By: Thomas Cahill
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
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      4 out of 5 stars 118

    After the long period of cultural decline known as the Dark Ages, Europe experienced a rebirth of scholarship, art, literature, philosophy, and science, and began to develop a vision of Western society that remains at the heart of Western civilization today.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • the dark ages illuminated

    • By Amber on 06-21-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Heretics and Heroes

    • How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World
    • By: Thomas Cahill
    • Narrated by: Thomas Cahill
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    From the inimitable bestselling author Thomas Cahill, another popular history - this one focusing on how the innovations of the Renaissance and the Reformation changed the Western world. A truly revolutionary audiobook. In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through the thrilling period of the Renaissance and the Reformation (the late fourteenth to the early seventeenth century), so full of innovation and cultural change that the Western world would not experience its like again until the twentieth century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Roots

    • By Gary Little on 04-07-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Mysteries of the Middle Ages

    • The Rise of Feminism, Science and Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe
    • By: Thomas Cahill
    • Narrated by: Thomas Cahill
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    After the long period of cultural decline known as the Dark Ages, Europe experienced a rebirth of scholarship, art, literature, philosophy, and science and began to develop a vision of Western society that remains at the heart of Western civilization today. On visits to the great cities of Europe, Thomas Cahill brilliantly captures the spirit of experimentation, the colorful pageantry, and the passionate pursuit of knowledge that built the foundations for the modern world.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Thinly veiled Progressive Rant

    • By Mountain K9iner on 05-30-17

    Regular price: $23.93

    • A Saint on Death Row

    • The Story of Dominique Green
    • By: Thomas Cahill
    • Narrated by: Thomas Cahill
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    A Saint on Death Row will introduce you to a young man whose history, innate goodness, and final days you will never forget. It also shines a necessary light on America's racist and deeply flawed legal system. A Saint on Death Row is an absorbing, sobering, and deeply spiritual story that illuminates the moral imperatives too often ignored in the headlong quest for justice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An eye for an eye. That depends

    • By phg on 04-20-11

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Pope John XXIII

    • By: Thomas Cahill
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Elected to the papacy at the age of 76, Pope John XXIII was to have a brief but important reign. Although he had a doctorate in theology, his gifts were pastoral, reaching out to the people of the Church. Vatican II, which he convened, brought forth the idea of a church as a community, in which all God's people are a sign of redemption for the human race. Cahill, in his short biography, gives us a sense of the enduring importance of John XXIII's idea.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • John XXIII, The Greatest Pope

    • By Jack on 08-21-07

    Regular price: $27.93