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Emmanuel Zakebam

Buenos Aires
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  • Fingerprints of the Gods

  • The Quest Continues
  • By: Graham Hancock
  • Narrated by: Graham Hancock
  • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652

Fingerprints of the Gods is the revolutionary rewrite of history that has persuaded millions of listeners throughout the world to change their preconceptions about the history behind modern society. An intellectual detective story, this unique history audiobook directs probing questions at orthodox history, presenting disturbing new evidence that historians have tried - but failed - to explain.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 'Is it unreasonable to assume?!'

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-06-16

Interesting but flaky

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-03-19

I really enjoyed some aspects of this book, but it is unsubstantiated in many areas.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Learn Swedish - Word Power 101

  • Absolute Beginner Swedish #4
  • By: Innovative Language Learning
  • Narrated by: SwedishPod101.com
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

Master Swedish with Learn Swedish - Word Power 101. This audiobook is a completely new way to learn Swedish vocabulary fast - and for free! Start speaking Swedish in minutes with the powerful learning methods you will master in this book. The vocabulary words you'll find in Learn Swedish - Word Power 101 were hand selected by our Swedish language teachers as the top 101 most frequently used words in the Swedish language.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No good

  • By Audrius on 23-01-14

Very helpful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-18

Well worth the time! Has improved my Swedish considerably, would definitely recommend. A good resource suitable for beginner to intermediate level.

  • Taoism

  • An Essential Guide
  • By: Eva Wong
  • Narrated by: Emily Zeller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

For the first time, the great depth and diversity of Taoist spirituality is introduced in a single, accessible manual. Taoism, known widely today through the teachings of the classic Tao Te Ching and the practices of t'ai chi and feng-shui, is less known for its unique traditions of meditation, physical training, magical practice, and internal alchemy. Covering all of the most important texts, figures, and events, this essential guide illuminates Taoism's extraordinarily rich history and remarkable variety of practice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, terrible recitation

  • By Emmanuel Zakebam on 07-03-18

Great book, terrible recitation

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I would have enjoyed this book - which I thought was highly informative and mind-expanding, if a tad rushed and slightly inaccurate in places - hugely if the narration had not been robotic, monotone, and tedium-inducing almost to the point of tears. Frankly, I cannot understand why the narrator has a job as a voice actress. It may as well have been read by a computer. What a terrible shame and waste of time - I would have much preferred to have read it instead.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

German: Short Stories for Beginners
    9 Captivating Short Stories to Learn German & Expand Your Vocabulary While Having Fun
    
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        Isabell Kern
    
    


    
    Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    35 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • German: Short Stories for Beginners

  • 9 Captivating Short Stories to Learn German & Expand Your Vocabulary While Having Fun
  • By: The Language Academy
  • Narrated by: Isabell Kern
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Are you bored with the traditional methods people tell you to use to learn German? Are you bored with all those dusty grammar books that pile up making everything look so hard? What if we told you there's a better, more enjoyable way to learn German and grow your vocabulary exponentially? Well, guess what? There is! The best way to learn German is by listening to short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I already know German basics

  • By Sasha on 18-07-17
  • German: Short Stories for Beginners
  • 9 Captivating Short Stories to Learn German & Expand Your Vocabulary While Having Fun
  • By: The Language Academy
  • Narrated by: Isabell Kern

Useful, but not captivating

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-17

Well read, although some stumbles which should have been edited out. Content was OK, language quite well pitched for A1, but the stories are pretty vacuous, in my opinion! Also lacking somewhat in the structured repetition of key words - a bit of an information overload in my view, would have been better with more reinforcement and clear scaffolding. That said, it is still a useful, if frustratingly bland, resource for intermediate German language learners.

  • The Fall and Rise of China

  • By: Richard Baum, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Richard Baum
  • Length: 24 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

For most of its 5,000-year existence, China has been the largest, most populous, wealthiest, and mightiest nation on Earth. And for us as Westerners, it is essential to understand where China has been in order to anticipate its future. These 36 eye-opening lectures deliver a comprehensive political and historical overview of one of the most fascinating and complex countries in world history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating but speedy look at a century of China

  • By Chris on 03-10-15

Don't miss this book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-08-17

A great introduction to the modern political history of China. Baum is both erudite and engaging, and this book will no doubt become a classic.

  • The Silk Roads

  • A New History of the World
  • By: Peter Frankopan
  • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
  • Length: 24 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,477

The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westward on its axis, it now turns to the east.... For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the West - in the New World of the Americas. Today it is the East that calls out to those in search of adventure and riches. The region stretching from Eastern Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia, deep into China and India, is taking center stage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor reading.

  • By Paul on 29-08-17

Well worth a listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-06-17

Great book, offers a new perspective on global history, very interesting. Slight lack of focus in some places in my opinion, but still overall a real feat of scholarship. Highly recommended.

  • Heart of Darkness: A Signature Performance by Kenneth Branagh

  • By: Joseph Conrad
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 955

A Signature Performance: Kenneth Branagh plays this like a campfire ghost story, told by a haunted, slightly insane Marlow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haunting and beautiful

  • By S. Goodyear on 13-04-16

Unmissable!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-11-16

A mellifluous romp through the darkest recesses of the human soul, beautiful and bitter in equal measure... Branagh's reading is unsurpassable and captures every subtlety of the text. Unmissable!

10 of 13 people found this review helpful