Showing results by narrator "Kenneth Ray"

Categories

All Categories

35 results
Sort by
    • Frank Lloyd Wright

    • The Life and Buildings of America's Most Famous Architect
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Perhaps America's most innovative and prolific architect, the works of Frank Lloyd Wright are almost too vast and diverse to list. Recognized for designing unique churches and distinctive commercial buildings, and admired for his geometric style house designs, Wright has been widely imitated, and his work continues to influence architecture not only in the United States but around the world.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Eleusinian Mysteries

    • The History of Ancient Greece's Most Famous Religious Rites
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Ancient Greece and its mythology has fascinated people for thousands of years, and few elements have intrigued people quite like the Eleusinian Mysteries, which the Greeks believed transformed the initiates and gave them knowledge that eased both the living of life on earth and allayed fears of death, allowing an acceptance of their ultimate fate. The influence of the Eleusinian Mysteries was also far-reaching.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great study

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-03-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • A History of Ancient Sparta for Children

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The most unique city-state in Ancient Greece was Sparta, which continues to fascinate contemporaneous society. It is not entirely clear why Sparta placed such a great emphasis on having a militaristic society, but the result was that military fitness was a preoccupation from birth. If a Spartan baby did not appear physically fit at birth, it was left to die. Spartan children underwent military training around the age of seven years old, and every male had to join the army around the age of 18.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Greatest Civil War Battles: The Vicksburg Campaign

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In any telling of military history, people can be easily seduced by straightforward explanations that say why one side won and the other was doomed, but in the Civil War, no greater epic of war tests that like the Vicksburg campaign. The Greatest Civil War Battles: The Vicksburg Campaign comprehensively covers the events that led up to the siege, the fighting itself, and the aftermath of the campaign.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just right

    • By William on 09-16-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Tuskegee Airmen

    • The History and Legacy of America's First Black Fighter Pilots in World War II
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The United States has no shortage of famous military units, from the Civil War's Iron Brigade to the 101st Airborne, but one would be hard pressed to find one that had to go through as many hardships off the field as the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American fighter pilots who overcame Jim Crow at home and official segregation in the military to serve their country in the final years of World War II.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • True American Heroes of WW2.<br />

    • By Richard A. Flounoy on 02-12-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Spanish Inquisition

    • The History and Legacy of the Catholic Church's Notorious Persecution of Heretics
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    The road to the modern age of cultural harmony and acceptance is one of the finest feats of human progress, but having said that, there was once a time when the mere doubt of a religious figure's existence was not only punishable by law, it could very well cost a man his life. This was the crime of heresy.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful

    • By Andres Slack on 11-25-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Life and Legacy of Salvador Dali

    • History's Greatest Artists
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In his review of Salvador Dali's first autobiography, George Orwell declared that "One ought to be able to hold in one's head simultaneously the two facts that Dali is a good draughtsman and a disgusting human being." Whether or not one agrees with the famous author's assessment, Orwell captures the polarizing nature of Salvador Dali, and the extent to which his undeniable technical virtuosity often brushed against his penchant for provoking his audiences (not to mention provoking long-entrenched standards of "proper" taste).

    Regular price: $6.95

    • History for Kids: A History of Ancient Athens for Children

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In Charles River Editors' History for Kids series, your children can learn about history's most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. This concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid's attention all the way to the end.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Buckingham Palace

    • The History of the British Royal Family's Most Famous Residence
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When people think of the British Royal family, and more specifically where they live, the first image that often pops into mind is that of stately Buckingham Palace, with its changing of the guard and the occasional royal coach leaving or entering. Others may think of the royal country estate of Windsor Castle, a favorite of both Britain's longest-reigning and second longest-reigning monarchs.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Operation Barbarossa

    • The History of Nazi Germany's Invasion of the Soviet Union During World War II
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In the warm predawn darkness of June 22, 1941, three million men waited along a front hundreds of miles long, stretching from the Baltic coast of Poland to the Balkans. Ahead of them in the darkness lay the Soviet Union, its border guarded by millions of Red Army troops echeloned deep throughout the huge spaces of Russia.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not enough detail for me

    • By Preston on 03-17-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Alien Encounters: The Most Important UFO Cases in History

    • By: Reality Entertainment
    • Narrated by: Taylor Grant, Col. Thomas DuBose, Kenneth Arnold, and others
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This is the original announcement of the famed Roswell, New Mexico, crashed disc, made by ABC Network Radio news anchor Taylor Grant on July 8, 1947. This first public announcement that the US government had recovered a crashed flying saucer was covered up by the Army Air Force and successfully kept the lid on the so-called Roswell Incident until 1978 - 31 years later - when former military personnel involved in the recovery began to speak openly to UFO researchers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like you were there

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-12-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Captain John Franklin's Lost Expedition

    • The History of the British Explorer's Arctic Voyage in Search of the Northwest Passage
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Most anyone who has received a basic education in world history knows the story of how "in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue." Most also know that Christopher Columbus made first contact with the Americas while searching for a water route to Asia. However, far fewer people remember that the search for such a route continued for centuries after Columbus' death.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Young Napoleon: The Life and Legacy of George B. McClellan

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Over the last 150 years, historians and Americans have endlessly debated over the Civil War, including its causes and the best and worst generals. Nowhere has there been a sharper debate than over the career and legacy of George McClellan, with a majority viewing him as the North's biggest goat and a small but vocal minority insisting that McClellan was a very good general who was made a scapegoat by the Lincoln Administration and its supporters.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Naval Africa Expedition of World War I

    • The History and Legacy of the Battle for Lake Tanganyika in the African Interior
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The enduring image of World War I is of men stuck in muddy trenches, and of vast armies deadlocked in a fight neither could win. It was a war of barbed wire, poison gas, and horrific losses as officers led their troops on mass charges across No Man's Land and into a hail of bullets. While these impressions are all too true, they hide the fact that trench warfare was dynamic and constantly evolving throughout the war as all armies struggled to find a way to break through the opposing lines.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • American Legends: The Life of Andrew Carnegie

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    The Gilded Age and the dawn of the 20th century are often remembered as an era full of monopolies, trusts, and economic giants in heavy industries like oil and steel. Men like John Rockefeller built empires and financiers like J.P. Morgan merged and consolidated them. The era also made names like Astor, Cooke, and Vanderbilt instantly recognizable across the globe. Over time, the unfathomable wealth generated by the businesses made the individuals on top incredibly rich.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • did not talk much about his rise in business

    • By Anonymous User on 08-19-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Black Dahlia Case

    • The History of the Unsolved Murder of Elizabeth Short
    • By: Charles River Editors, Zed Simpson
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The latter half of the 1940s found the major cities of post-war America in a precarious position. On the one hand, population centers were reabsorbing many thousands of returning veterans into the work force, and into a social system they had not experienced for some years. Previous relationships had changed during their absence, and many were starved for female company. While making the necessary readjustments to the war's end, major cities such as New York, Chicago, Cleveland, and Los Angeles, were plagued by regionalized mob rule.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Augusto Pinochet

    • The Life and Legacy of Chile's Controversial Dictator
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    For much of the 20th century, South American governments in large part lived under a system of military junta governments. The mixture of indigenous peoples, foreign settlers and European colonial superpowers produced cultural and social imbalances into which military forces intervened as a stabilizing influence. The proactive personalities of military heads and the rigid structures of such a hierarchy guaranteed the "strong man" commanding officer an abiding presence in the form of executive dictator.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Author with Axe to Grind

    • By Brian on 11-02-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Nippur

    • The History and Legacy of One of the Ancient Sumerians' Oldest Cities
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In southern Iraq, a crushing silence hangs over the dunes. For nearly 5000 years, the sands of the Iraqi desert have held the remains of the oldest known civilization: the Sumerians. When American archaeologists discovered a collection of cuneiform tablets in Iraq in the late 19th century, they were confronted with a language and a people who were at the time only scarcely known to even the most knowledgeable scholars of ancient Mesopotamia.

    • The History and Legacy of One of the Ancient Sumerians' Oldest Cities
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Release date: 04-24-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Le Mont Saint-Michel

    • The History and Legacy of France's Most Famous Island Commune
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Fans of the Lord of the Rings franchise instantly fell in love with the brooding but majestic Minas Tirith, the mesmerizing entity boasting looming stone towers on every level. As with most brilliant works of art, a muse or source of inspiration was responsible. In this case, it is said that the magical city and circular fortress had been inspired by one very real island -- the legendary Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Dr. David Livingstone

    • The Life and Legacy of the Victorian Era's Most Famous Explorer and Pioneer
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Modern society tends to portray men of history to be great saints or great sinners. In fact, biographers are often inclined, depending on their personal predilections, to portray their subjects as one of these two extremes, especially when someone is seen by a certain group as an example of religious ideals or values. Writers are often afraid that if any of the person's mistakes come to light, it will somehow disqualify them from being admired.

    Regular price: $6.95

Show titles per page
  • 1
  • 2