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  • Classical Mythology | The Great Courses

    Classical Mythology

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Elizabeth Vandiver Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
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    These 24 lectures are a vibrant introduction to the primary characters and most important stories of classical Greek and Roman mythology. Among those you'll investigate are the accounts of the creation of the world in Hesiod's Theogony and Ovid's Metamorphoses; the gods Zeus, Apollo, Demeter, Persephone, Hermes, Dionysos, and Aphrodite; the Greek heroes, Theseus and Heracles (Hercules in the Roman version); and the most famous of all classical myths, the Trojan War.

    Matt says: "Very Informative and Entertaining"
  • The Iliad of Homer | The Great Courses

    The Iliad of Homer

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Elizabeth Vandiver Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
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    For thousands of years, Homer's ancient epic poem the Iliad has enchanted readers from around the world. When you join Professor Vandiver for this lecture series on the Iliad, you'll come to understand what has enthralled and gripped so many people.Her compelling 12-lecture look at this literary masterpiece -whether it's the work of many authors or the "vision" of a single blind poet - makes it vividly clear why, after almost 3,000 years, the Iliad remains not only among the greatest adventure stories ever told but also one of the most compelling meditations on the human condition ever written.

    Machteacher says: "Vandiver never disappoints"
  • The Odyssey of Homer | The Great Courses

    The Odyssey of Homer

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Elizabeth Vandiver Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
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    What is it in Homer's Odyssey that has so enthralled readers from around the world for thousands of years? By joining Professor Vandiver for these 12 lectures on the Odyssey, you'll find out why.This literary exploration centers on a single provocative question about the epic poem's protagonist, Odysseus: Why does he long so powerfully to go home? To probe the depths of this question, you'll embark on meticulous, insightful examinations of the most important episodes in the Odyssey.

    SAMA says: "Another Great Course of a Greak Greek Classic"
  • The Aeneid of Virgil | The Great Courses

    The Aeneid of Virgil

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Elizabeth Vandiver Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
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    The Aeneid is the great national epic of ancient Rome, and one of the most important works of literature ever written. And with Professor Vandiver's 12 instructive lectures, you'll enter fully into the gripping tale that Virgil tells. Join Aeneas on his long journey west from ruined Troy to the founding of a new nation in Italy, and see how he weaves a rich network of compelling human themes. Your encounter with the Aeneid focuses on careful, detailed examinations of the epic's background, main themes, and significant episodes.

    Amazon Customer says: "Consider this preparatory material"
  • Greek Tragedy | The Great Courses

    Greek Tragedy

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Elizabeth Vandiver Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
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    Greek tragedy was a dramatic form that flourished for less than a full century. And yet it remains vibrant, alive, and productive today. And the form's masterpieces help us-as perhaps they helped their original audiences-grasp a fuller sense of the terror and wonder of life. Professor Vandiver has designed these 24 rich and rewarding lectures to give you a full overview of Greek tragedy, both in its original setting and as a lasting contribution to the artistic exploration of the human condition.

    Joshua says: "Theatre History Done Right!"
  • Mimi Plus Two: The Mimi Chronicles, Book 2 | Whitney Dineen

    Mimi Plus Two: The Mimi Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Whitney Dineen
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Austin
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    Mimi has it all. She's marrying the love of her life, about to have his baby, and is moving into the house of her dreams. Things couldn't be better! Until her wedding, that is, when everyone toasts to her perfect life. Not one to tempt the fates, Mimi is sure her loved ones are jinxing her future happiness. Enter pregnancy drama, aristocratic in-laws, and catastrophic postpartum depression. Mimi's journey is hilarious, heart-warming, and borderline insane.

    Jenna says: "Hilarious and heartwarming. A must read!!"
  • The Wealthy Creative: 24 Successful Artists and Writers Share Their Winning Habits | Genevieve Parker Hill

    The Wealthy Creative: 24 Successful Artists and Writers Share Their Winning Habits

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Genevieve Parker Hill
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Austin
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    Want to make a living from your creative work? The "hows" are changing faster than ever, but the essential habits you need remain timeless. Inspiring role models can be a powerful factor helping you build a successful career. Inside The Wealthy Creative, you'll find example after example of real authors, artists, designers, and more (all enlivened by the engaging voice of narrator Elizabeth Austin). These creatives share the timeless habits that helped them forge their own successful and fulfilling careers in the digital age. Each chapter of The Wealthy Creative presents one of the essential practices or concepts that crystallized out of the author's analysis of dozens of interviews conducted with real creatives working in both the digital economy and in more traditional spheres.

  • Changed | Jennifer Snyder

    Changed

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jennifer Snyder
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Austin
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    Would you risk your life to stand with the one you love?Eighteen-year-old Tessa Morganton's life has been flipped upside down. Secrets have been exposed. Her reality has been forever altered and a startling revelation leaves her grappling between the life she knew and the one she was destined to have.As the Wolf Moon nears, she's forced to face her mind-boggling transformation into a wolf and what Pack Law means to her unfathomable predicament and the relationships around her.

  • Soledad: Dark Republic: Dark Republic, Book 1 | D.L. Young

    Soledad: Dark Republic: Dark Republic, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By D.L. Young
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Austin
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    In the squalid aftermath of a failed Texas secession, rival factions wage vicious battles over territory and precious resources, killer drones fly overhead in search of prey, and everyday life is a desperate scramble for survival. Soledad Paz is a slave, sold to a ruthless rebel leader by marauders who raided her home and murdered her parents. With her remarkable ability to see through any deception, she's become an invaluable - and unwilling - secret weapon in the war to control the Republic.

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