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An absolute triumph!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-08-15

Words can't express how much I've enjoyed this course. Professor Green berg's enthusiasm for music is infectious.

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Fascinating

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-15

Really interesting overview of the origin of prehistoric civilisations and the archaeological methods and theories of the rise of states.
This was my first download of the great courses series and I'm looking forward to listening to many more. I was surprised how well the half hour lecture format suits the way I use the audible app.

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Sweeping Story - narration takes some getting used

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-15

Where does The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Definitely the longest, by some significant margin.

What other book might you compare The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire to, and why?

Nothing to compare this to. Magnificent in scope and ambition - much like the empire itself.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

American pronunciations from a very British speaker was a bit odd. Narration was a bit slow for me and was actually much more listenable when played at twice normal speed.

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Nice idea

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-15

Would like to hear more of the story. Very good set up for a series and a few very funny lines.

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First class writing. First class reading.

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Reviewed: 24-05-15

Susan Wise Bauer's concise and witty summary of the story of the rise of civilisation through to the peak of the Roman Empire. John Lee's narration is superb - hearing him describe marriage to one's mother as "icky" made me chuckle.
Why is the next volume on the Medieval World not available in the UK?

Essex boy's adventure

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-15

Read, hilariously, by a plummy voiced Shakespearean actor. The adventure itself was exciting and the experiences and local colour was well conveyed.
The simplicity of language and conversational tone, which was charming in the paper version was jarring to the point of embarrassment when forced out of the RADA vocal chords of the reader.
Still enjoyed it nonetheless.

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