Showing results by narrator "Elizabeth Austin"

Categories

All Categories

11 results
Sort by
    • Classical Mythology

    • By: The Great Courses, Elizabeth Vandiver
    • Narrated by: Professor Elizabeth Vandiver Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Informative and Entertaining

    • By Matt on 01-29-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Iliad of Homer

    • By: The Great Courses, Elizabeth Vandiver
    • Narrated by: Professor Elizabeth Vandiver Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 576
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 524
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 520

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vandiver never disappoints

    • By Machteacher on 07-23-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Greek Tragedy

    • By: The Great Courses, Elizabeth Vandiver
    • Narrated by: Professor Elizabeth Vandiver Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 140

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Theatre History Done Right!

    • By Joshua on 10-19-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Odyssey of Homer

    • By: The Great Courses, Elizabeth Vandiver
    • Narrated by: Professor Elizabeth Vandiver Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 334

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Course of a Greak Greek Classic

    • By SAMA on 01-14-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Aeneid of Virgil

    • By: The Great Courses, Elizabeth Vandiver
    • Narrated by: Professor Elizabeth Vandiver Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Consider this preparatory material

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-26-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Herodotus: The Father of History

    • By: The Great Courses, Elizabeth Vandiver
    • Narrated by: Professor Elizabeth Vandiver Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Witness the "works and wonders" of the ancient world through the eyes of its first great historian in this sparkling series of 24 lectures from a much-honored teacher and classical scholar.Herodotus (c. 484-420 B.C.E.) was a Greek who was born in what is now the modern Turkish resort town of Bodrum and who died, so tradition says, in the south of Italy. In between, his tirelessly inquiring mind took him from one corner of the known world to another.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really Loved It

    • By Betsy on 09-15-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Mimi Plus Two

    • The Mimi Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Whitney Dineen
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Austin
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Akbudge on 05-13-18

    Regular price: $19.95

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

    • By: Genevieve Parker Hill
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Austin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Changed

    • By: Jennifer Snyder
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Austin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Soledad: Dark Republic

    • Dark Republic, Book 1
    • By: D.L. Young
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Austin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Lady

    • By: Judy Higgins
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Austin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    South Georgia, 1956. When 16-year-old Quincy Bruce goes to live with her Aunt Addy, she has no idea that what happened 13 years earlier in wartime London can destroy her future. Her parents have gone to Africa as missionaries, leaving Quincy with her free-spirited and lively aunt, a war widow, and the only person who supports Quincy's ambition to become a musician. When another aunt accuses Addy of having been the inspiration for the adulterous woman in Nathan Waterstone's infamous wartime novel, The Lady, Quincy vows to prove her wrong.

    Regular price: $24.95