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  • Classical Mythology: The Greeks

  • The Modern Scholar
  • By: Professor Peter Meineck
  • Narrated by: Peter Meineck
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Through the study of these time-honored myths, the Greek heroes and gods - including Heracles, Zeus, Achilles, Athena, Aphrodite, and others - leap from the page in all their glorious splendor. The following lectures are not only an entertaining guide to Greek mythology, but a fascinating look into the culture and time that produced these eternal tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining, informative and thought provoking!

  • By Margaret on 15-08-11

Mythology Busted

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-10

I've not heard them all yet, but I cant get enough of Professor Meinecks lectures on the Greek myths. Brilliant so far and so informative Professor Meineck has you thinking of these myths in different ways and puts new slants on the reasons for them. Interesting lecturer, with the lectures set out in an easy to follow production. Give me more.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Modern Scholar: Alexander of Macedonia

  • The World Conquered
  • By: Prof. Robin Lane Fox
  • Narrated by: Robin Lane Fox
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Alexander the Great is the most famous king and conqueror known in the ancient world. In his lifetime, he was given honors equal to those of the gods. After his death, he became a legend and the “Alexander Romance” became the best-selling fiction of the medieval world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the modern scholar Alexander of Macedonia

  • By patrina on 13-04-13

Alexander Interesting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-10

I have been told I was going to be called Alexander, prior to my mother intervening, but now, after listening to Professor Fox, I wish I had been. Prof Fox gets all the info across to you in these fascinating lectures on a man who surely must be one of the greatest men to walk the Earth; nearly conquering it! Well set out in production and easy to catch up on, these are the subjects that I wish I?d been taught on; it would have made my schooling more interesting.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Drums of War

  • By: Edward Marston
  • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Dashing career soldier and ladies' man, Captain Daniel Rawson, happily accepts the Duke of Marlborough's dangerous undercover mission to find a missing spy - a Dutch tapestry-maker's beautiful daughter Amalia, unaware of her father's espionage role, is fearful for her safety. It's up to Daniel to find her father and put Amalia's mind at rest.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Okay, But...

  • By Steven on 03-07-10

Okay, But...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-10

I don't know what it was, I just couldn't get into this book. It is one of my favourite periods in history, but I was not gripped by it.

  • Pryde and the Infernal Device

  • By: Malcolm Archibald
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

It is 1805, and England is in the midst of her war with France under Napoleon. Matthew Pryde, employed as engineer at a coal mine in Kent, is regarded as the perfect "spy" to send across the English Channel to investigate rumours that the French are digging a tunnel underneath the Channel. Matthew travels to France, accompanied by the mysterious Mr Black - and the rather unexpected addition of the unconventional Kate Denton - to try to find the existence of a tunnel on the French side.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Tale

  • By Steven on 03-07-10

A Good Tale

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-10

A great little novel, with a lovely plot on an historical fact of an idea. Very enjoyable listening and well read by Mr Keeble.

  • Dracula

  • By: Bram Stoker
  • Narrated by: Christopher Saul
  • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Dracula is the seminal gothic horror novel of its time as Bram Stoker introduced the world to the legendary vampire Count Dracula. Published in 1897 and told through a series of diary entries and letters, the story journeys into the dark world of Count Dracula through the eyes of several different narrators. The novel explores many themes, the role of women in Victorian culture, conventional and conservative sexuality, immigration, colonialism, post colonialism and folklore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dracula

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-03-09

Bringing the Dead to Life

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-10

A classic that has been told time and time again; this time Christopher Saul brings the evil one to life and does a bloody good job of it! His characters are alive and believable and you don't get lost between all the diary entries. A great Audio Book

  • Pirate Latitudes

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Following on from the bestselling Next, Michael Crichton's new novel will repeat the winning formula established with novels such as Jurassic Park: to identify future trends in science and imagine the most astonishing - and terrifying - possibilities that they hold for Mankind. Always interesting, often controversial, Next and State of Fear put him straight back in the headlines - and bestseller charts - and reaffirmed his position as the thriller master.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as enjoyable as it might be!

  • By Peter Thomas on 27-05-10

Gaaar

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-10

Great Pirate story with some interesting historical quirks. Not Mr Crichtons best, but a good riproaring boys adventure. Mr Bedford Lloyd brought the feel of the times and Caribbean to life in his telling. I enjoyed it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Blackadder Goes Forth

  • By: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton
  • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Full Cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 266

With a ya boo sucks to you fritzy, hot tiddly tumble, it's off to Western Front 1917. Captain Blackadder, hero of Mboto Gorge, joined the British Army when it was little more than a travel agency for gentlemen with an abnormally high sex drive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Hilarious

  • By Adam on 11-12-07

Baar

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-10

What need I say, Blackadder is Genius!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Under the Dome

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,825
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,826

In Stephen King's mesmerizing new masterpiece - his biggest, most riveting novel since The Stand - a Maine town and its inhabitants are isolated from the world by an invisible, impenetrable dome. Celebrated storyteller Stephen King returns to his roots in this tour de force featuring more than 100 characters - some heroic, some diabolical - and a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any he's ever conjured.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Stephen King

  • By Robert on 01-01-10

To long in coming

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-10

Brilliant I loved it. Raul Esparza tells it brilliantly, I shuddered at the bad guys Necrophilia and felt like choking in the Conflagration aftermath. Great work from Mr King and great story telling from Mr Esparza; I'll keep an eye out for him in future books.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Modern Scholar

  • Wars That Made the Western World: The Persian Wars, the Peloponnesian War
  • By: Timothy Shutt
  • Narrated by: Timothy Shutt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

This course addresses three wars fought in antiquity, each of which had - even 2,000 years and more later - a decisive effect in shaping our communal sense of who we are, not only in Europe, but throughout the European cultural diaspora, in the Americas, in Oceania, and to some degree, at least, in Asia and Africa as well - wherever, in short, Western values hold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brings Ancient History To Life Brilliantly

  • By Olivier on 18-08-12

Interesting Wars, Made Interesting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-10

Extremely intresting lectures, set out in easy to listen and review format. Professor Shutt brings the information across vividly, there's no droning on in these lectures. If you're interested in this subject these are a must! I just wish we'd studied these subjects at school.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful