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G. T. Dyson

West Yorkshire UK
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  • Proving History

  • Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus
  • By: Richard Carrier
  • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

This in-depth discussion of New Testament scholarship and the challenges of history as a whole proposes Bayes's Theorem, which deals with probabilities under conditions of uncertainty, as a solution to the problem of establishing reliable historical criteria. The author demonstrates that valid historical methods - not only in the study of Christian origins but in any historical study - can be described by, and reduced to, the logic of Bayes's Theorem. Conversely, he argues that any method that cannot be reduced to this theorem is invalid and should be abandoned.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This is Mostly Technical. Read his other books!

  • By SKY LIGHT on 10-10-15

Not much fun

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-06-14

Would you try another book written by Richard Carrier or narrated by Richard Carrier?

No

What was most disappointing about Richard Carrier’s story?

he spent hours saying basically the same thing

What didn’t you like about Richard Carrier’s performance?

A+C+D-true H = A lot of bored confused people

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Proving History?

Most of it

Any additional comments?

Boring

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Wolf's Head

  • The Forest Lord
  • By: Steven A. McKay
  • Narrated by: Nick Ellsworth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

After viciously assaulting a corrupt but powerful clergyman Robin Hood flees the only home he has ever known in Wakefield, Yorkshire. Becoming a member of a notorious band of outlaws, Hood and his new companions - including John Little and Will Scaflock - hide out in the great forests of Barnsdale, fighting for their very existence as the law hunts them down like animals. When they are betrayed, and their harsh lives become even more unbearable, the band of friends seeks bloody vengeance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By TheFluffyViking on 29-05-14

A great listen

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

Reviewed: 30-04-14

Where does Wolf's Head rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best audio books I have purchased, very well written and read I am eagerly awaiting the second book

What did you like best about this story?

It reworked the familiar legend very well, although a lot of the descriptions and passages took me way back to Richard Greene's Robin Hood ( the happy go lucky Robin not the murderous one)

Which character – as performed by Nick Ellsworth – was your favourite?

All the main characters were excellent

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I almost did, (had to go to the shops)

Any additional comments?

You couldn't listen to it with your mother or children

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Forbidden Territory

  • By: Dennis Wheatley
  • Narrated by: Nick Mercer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Dennis Wheatley’s first published novel, introducing his modern trinity of musketeers in the epicurean Duc de Richleau, financier Simon Aron, and the wealthy young American, Rex Van Ryn. The Duc receives a coded message from his missing friend Van Ryn who, while hunting for treasure lost during the Soviet takeover of Russia, is now in prison somewhere in that vast country. Along with the Duc, good friends Simon Aron and Richard Eaton set off on a secret mission to secure his escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tremoendous Adventure

  • By Mike Bryan on 18-03-18

Stick to your normal reading voice Nick

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-14

Would you listen to The Forbidden Territory again? Why?

Yes, like the story

What other book might you compare The Forbidden Territory to, and why?

Other Dennis Wheatley's. he is the master of this sort of fiction

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Nick Mercer?

Just about anybody. Christopher Lee,

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Disappointment with reading

Any additional comments?

When I was a young man in the forces I read lots of Dennis Wheatley and would like to revisit more of this author. Voice characterisation really spoiled this reading I could not recognise the hero's I know well. Spoilt but still fairly enjoyable