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  • Speaking Russian Fast-Track 1, Lesson 1-50

  • By: Elvira Ivanova
  • Narrated by: Elvira Ivanova
  • Length: 52 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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Welcome to the first book in the Speaking Russian Fast-Track series. It is a simplified and concise version of the Speaking Russian podcast and especially attractive to those who want to learn Russian words and phrases in less than three minutes, as well as for those who listen to the full version of the podcast and want to revise the new words introduced in each episode of the Speaking Russian podcast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what I want

  • By Emma on 01-01-19

Just what I want

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Reviewed: 01-01-19

I wish more language lessons were like this. Minimal explanations. Only the bare minimum. Straight down to business with the sentence spoken in English, then Repeated in Russian. Her voice is clear and pleasant. It is easy to hear each syllable and letter she is saying. It is crystal clear every time so there is no ambiguity of pronunciation. I love it.
Most of the other audio books drivel on endlessly giving unecessary scenarios and explanations in English. I despise this. This book cuts out the drivel and give you what you need. A crystal clear Russian lesson.

  • Tsar Nicholas II and the End of the Romanov Dynasty

  • The History of the Downfall of Imperial Russia
  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Ken Teutsch
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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The 17th century was marked by multiple pro-democratic revolutions exploding in both hemispheres. In Europe and its neighbors to the east, border-changing wars were fought incessantly. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the underlying premises of political, governmental and social structures within several European and Asian states were shaken to the core after centuries of royalty and one-family rule.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Emma on 22-12-18

Great story

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Reviewed: 22-12-18

Great story. The story of Nicholas II and family only begins half way through, the first half is a summary of royal history in Russia, but still, I feel like I have heard a very good summary of the family and their lives. A very interesting and familiarising introduction for a history novice.

  • Peter the Great & Catherine the Great: Russia's Greatest Tsar and Tsarina

  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Diane Lehman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
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For anyone trying to understand the origins of modern Russia, the search should begin with Tsar Peter I (1672-1725), who titled himself Peter the Great during his lifetime. The moniker is fitting, considering the manner in which Peter brought Russia out of the Middle Ages and into the 18th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Emma on 21-12-18

Great story

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Reviewed: 21-12-18

I’m a history novice and I’m having a little Russian history binge. This was a brilliant story, well written and narrated. I really enjoyed the book, especially the second half when it reads from Catherine’s perspective.

  • The Ancient Druids

  • Their History and Religion, Ancient Mysteries Series
  • By: Rev. W. Williams
  • Narrated by: Adam Hanin
  • Length: 43 mins
  • Unabridged
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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Centuries before whisperings began, of secret knowledge being handed down from the ancient Greeks, through shrouded fraternities such as the Rosicrucians and Freemasons, the Druids were slowly and steadfastly creating priests and philosophers of their own, akin to the Brahmans of India, the Magi of the Persians, as well as the hierophants and scholars of what would eventually become known to the world as the Western Mystery Tradition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing

  • By Emma on 12-11-18

Intriguing

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Reviewed: 12-11-18

Fascinating. Dense with information about the druid history. The druids seem a mysterious group, it is surprising that they are not included in mainstream education regarding british history, considering they were so influential and central to ancient culture. I will definitely be giving this audio another listen and I will be seeking out some more in depth reading material about this enchanting subject.

  • The Life and Philosophy of Pythagoras: Esoteric Classics

  • By: Manly P. Hall
  • Narrated by: Robin Haynes
  • Length: 43 mins
  • Unabridged
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Esoteric scholar Manly P. Hall gives a brief biography of the life of the fabled Greek philosopher, Pythagoras, as well as accounts of how he was murdered. He gives a fantastic overview of the teachings of that man. Hall covers his theories of transmigration, symmetrical solids, aphorisms, astronomy, and many other things, as well as what he expected of his students and accounts of his school and initiations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bite size introduction to Pythagoras

  • By Emma on 06-11-18

Bite size introduction to Pythagoras

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Reviewed: 06-11-18

Includes enough information to spark my interest into further study of Pythagoras and his philosophies. Having never read anything about him before, this was a very good introduction, providing basic information about his birth, life, ideas and advice. I recommend for the novice.

  • The Coming Race

  • By: Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • Narrated by: William Hope
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 7
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Edward Bulwer-Lytton's book is ostensibly a work of Science Fiction. It deals with an underground race of advanced beings, masters of Vril energy - a strange power that can both heal and destroy - who intend to leave their subterranean existence and conquer the world. But the book has been seen by many as a barely concealed account of Hidden Wisdom, a theory that has attracted many strange bed-fellows, including the French author Louis Jacolliot, the Polish explorer Ferdinand Ossendowsky, and Adolf Hitler.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a listen

  • By Emma on 21-10-18

Worth a listen

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Reviewed: 21-10-18

I discovered this book while watching a documentary about the Nazi interest in the occult and their hopes to harness a free energy source called vril. The documentary explained how this book was a partial inspiration behind vril.

I have a scientific rather than historic or literary. For me I loved this book for the beautiful use of the english language in it's proper and quaint form. The narrator too, was excellent. The story was interesting and descriptive enough to allow visualisations of his journey and surroundings. I was eager enough to know how the story would unfold and conclude.
Perhaps in some small parts the story was ever so slightly dull, I had to rewind to re-listen as my attention drifted off elsewhere, but this was an infrequent occurrence. Overall it's a very pleasant read.

  • The Second Gospel of the Infancy of Jesus Christ

  • Christian Apocrypha Series
  • By: James
  • Narrated by: Sandra Brautigam
  • Length: 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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Unlike the First Gospel of the Infancy of Jesus Christ, the events here deal primarily with the birth of the Virgin Mary herself and her own life during pregnancy and up to the birth of Jesus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story

  • By Emma on 23-06-18

Beautiful story

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Reviewed: 23-06-18

Along with the Gospel of the Nativity of Mary, a very beautiful gospel.
Read very well too.

  • The First Gospel of the Infancy of Jesus Christ: Two Translations

  • Christian Apocrypha Series
  • By: Thomas
  • Narrated by: Michael Strader
  • Length: 53 mins
  • Unabridged
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The First Gospel of the Infancy of Jesus Christ, also commonly referred to as The Infancy Gospel of Thomas (not to be confused with the apocryphal book simply called the Gospel of Thomas), dates to AD 185 and tells stories of the early events in the life of Christ, including miracles; although, also included are stories depicting the childhood Jesus behaving less sacredly than one might expect, which may be exactly the reason why the infancy gospels were never considered canon by the Church.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Astonishing story

  • By Emma on 23-06-18

Astonishing story

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Reviewed: 23-06-18

I found this gospel amazing and astonishing to listen to. I feel the personality of Jesus from the 4 gospels in the bible match the personality of the child Jesus in this gospel.
It's interesting to listen to the 2 translations of greek and latin and hear the tiny differences, such as where the greek will say 'young man' the latin says 'boy'. From the context of the story its plain that young man is a more accurate description than boy.
The narration is pleasant and soft. Not impeding to the understanding or flow of the story in anyway , as some readers can be.
I recommend this audio book!

  • Dramatized Audio Bible - King James Version, KJV: Complete Bible

  • By: Zondervan
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 77 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 43
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For those who value the timeless KJV translation, this new audio recording offers a rich listening experience. Featuring top voice talent enhanced by original music and sound effects, the KJV Complete Bible Dramatized Audio brings the King James Version to life. World-class narration, a fully orchestrated background, and colorful character renderings engage the ears, the imagination, and the heart. It's ideal for drive time, exercising, or general listening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent audio bible

  • By Emma on 18-06-18

Excellent audio bible

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Reviewed: 18-06-18

If you want just a word for word narration, that is easy to listen to, this audio bible is very very good.
I've listened to a lot of audio studies. I really like this one. There is no running commentary, only an introduction to each book. No opinions of the tutors, no meandering or waffle. Just pure scripture. Narrated in a range of pleasant voices to differentiate the different speakers. A soft variety of music accompanies each chapter, I find it not intrusive at all bit very pleasant once again.
I will listen again to this wonderful version and I strongly recommend it for a basic bible, only downside is there are no apocryphal books but thats fine I can source them elsewhere.

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  • The Jews in History

  • The Lectures of Dr. David Neiman
  • By: Dr. David Neiman
  • Narrated by: Dr. David Neiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Original Recording
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Dr. David Neiman's lectures on Jewish history connect the story of the Jewish people into the larger context of world history. "Joseph and the Exodus" ties the story of Jewish slavery and freedom to archaeological and historical records. "David and Solomon" takes a critical look at the kings of Israel. "The History of the Talmud" is a dramatic account of the development of the Jewish legal system amid a changing political landscape.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slanted, biased, often baseless, lots of holes

  • By Emma on 04-02-16

Slanted, biased, often baseless, lots of holes

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Reviewed: 04-02-16

Slanted, biased, often gives baseless accounts and explanations, lots of holes.
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