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  • The Rise and Fall of the British Empire

  • By: Patrick N. Allitt, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
  • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
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What were the forces that thrust the British Empire to its extraordinary position of greatness and then just as powerfully drove it into decline? And why is nearly every nation on earth, in one way or another, the consequence of the British Empire?In these 36 lectures, Professor Allitt leads you through four centuries of British power, innovation, influence, and, ultimately, diminishment-four profound centuries that literally remade the world and bequeathed the complex global legacy that continues to shape your everyday life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A pleasure to listen to.

  • By michael frost on 17-02-17

Fantastic. A great listen for all!

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Reviewed: 10-06-18

All British descended peoples and those in former occupied administered colonies should listen. The Lecturer is very good, the material is very concise and interesting. My only wish following this book is that the final 4 chapters would get an update now we've attempted to liberate ourselves from Europe.

  • Scientific Secrets for Self-Control

  • By: C. Nathan DeWall, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: C. Nathan DeWall
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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    4 out of 5 stars 66
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    4 out of 5 stars 52
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    4 out of 5 stars 52

Join an expert in self-control research for six engaging and inspirational lessons that shatter the myths about willpower and replace them with verifiable science that can make the seemingly unattainable finally possible. Packed with eye-opening studies, experiments, and exercises to strengthen your self-control when dealing with money, fitness, personal relationships, and more, this course will have you wondering why you ever doubted yourself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great idea!!

  • By Terry on 15-08-13

Okay, not something I'll listen to again.

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Reviewed: 10-06-18

I didn't really ever get into this one. It's easily accessible but doesn't feel high enough level, which might have been the issue for myself. The narration is okay and he's quite likable.

  • Music and the Brain

  • By: Aniruddh D. Patel, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Aniruddh D. Patel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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Music is an integral part of humanity. Every culture has music, from the largest society to the smallest tribe. Its marvelous range of melodies, themes, and rhythms taps in to something universal. Babies are soothed by it. Young adults dance for hours to it. Older adults can relive their youth with the vivid memories it evokes. Music is part of our most important rituals, and it has been the medium of some of our greatest works of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clear intro to the neuroscience of music

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 26-11-15

Fantastic Audiobook

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Reviewed: 02-04-18

Bit slow at first, then it gets significantly deeper and better. The slowness I've perceived may be due to my education level and musical background, and I can see why this slowness may be necessary for the most listeners.

All in all, great stuff.

*****