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Don't Know Much About Mythology
    Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human History but Never Learned
    
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        Kenneth C. Davis
    
    


    
    
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        John Lee,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Lorna Raver
    
    


    
    Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
    15 ratings
    Overall 3.5
  • Don't Know Much About Mythology

  • Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human History but Never Learned
  • By: Kenneth C. Davis
  • Narrated by: John Lee, Lorna Raver
  • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Ever familiar and instructive, Davis shows why the ancient tales of gods and heroes, from Mount Olympus to Machu Picchu, from ancient Rome to the icy land of the Norse, continue to speak to us today, in our movies, art, language, and music. For mythology novices and buffs alike, and for anyone who loves a good story, Don't Know Much About Mythology is a lively and insightful look into the greatest stories ever told.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • don't know much? you will after listening to this!

  • By J on 26-12-07
  • Don't Know Much About Mythology
  • Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human History but Never Learned
  • By: Kenneth C. Davis
  • Narrated by: John Lee, Lorna Raver

don't know much? you will after listening to this!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-12-07

This book is really intetresting. It is well read and draws you into the amazing world of mythology. There are explainations of why we need myths and of myths from all around the world. The book begins with a disclaimer stating that it does not cover many areas of mythology. This amazes me as it is so comprehensive that I cannot begin to imagine what can be missing. The book takes you on a journey around the world and conjures up pictures of many gods and heroes and their adventures, as made up by human beings from the beginning of time. Whatever you pay for this book it is worth it. I have listened to it about 5 times and still can listen again and not get bored. Its one of those books that you get upset about at the end because you don't know what you can possibly listen to next that will interest you as much. Reccomended buy.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

The Caves of Steel
    
    
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        Isaac Asimov
    
    


    
    
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        William Dufris
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    241 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • The Caves of Steel

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, police detective Elijah Baley has little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions. But when a prominent Spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer. Then he learns that he has been assigned a partner: R. Daneel Olivaw. Worse, the R stands for "robot" - and his positronic partner is made in the image and likeness of the murder victim!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic adventure

  • By J on 05-09-07

Fantastic adventure

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-07

This audiobook is terrific I really enjoyed it. Its a few years since I read this story and I had genuinely forgotten the surprise ending. It was well acted(read)and with the expection of the voice of Baileys wife which was a bit irritatingly whinging all the characters came to life and were really believable. The actor speaking the part of R.Daniel was fantastic, just as I always imagined an advanced robot would speak. The landscapes of the city and the examples of the culture changes due to overpopulation and separation of the spacers were just as powerful as I remember from first reading Asimov's Bailey series. Buy it now. All Science Fiction fans will love it. In fact you can't call yourself a Sci-fi fan if you haven' read it! Try his other Elijah Bailey books too.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

Foundation
    
    
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        Isaac Asimov
    
    


    
    
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        Jim Gallant
    
    


    
    Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    46 ratings
    Overall 2.5
  • Foundation

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Jim Gallant
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

After 12,000 years, the once-supreme Galactic Empire was plunging into a future of barbarism and warfare. All knowledge previously created by mankind faced destruction. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, foresaw the dark age of ignorance that was to come, and set out to preserve knowledge and mankind itself.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Foundation (the musical)!

  • By J on 19-06-07

Foundation (the musical)!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-06-07

omg! I read the previous review but thought 'how bad can a bit of music be'...its awful. Jarring and horrendous music (I use the word music lightly) occurs throughout the narrative and more prominently between sections and chapters. This ruins one of the best stories ever written. If you have money spare buy this just to appreciate how good the local school band actually sounds! Having said all that the quality of the story is not diminished which is a testement to the skill and genius of Asimov.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Hobbit

  • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Hobbit

  • By Paul S on 05-01-07

THE HOBBIT (no singing version!)

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-05-07

I usually buy unabridged books but having skimmed most of the songs sections while reading The Hobbit (over the years) felt that I did not really want to listen to all the songs/rhymes etc. included in this book. I love The Hobbit and this recording was exciting and wonderful to listen to at bedtime or while travelling. None of the essence of the adventure is lost and I would really reccomend this book. My 14 year old son enjoyed it too.

22 of 24 people found this review helpful

The Listener's Bible
    King James Version
    
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        Fellowship for the Performing Arts
    
    


    
    
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        Max McLean,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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    Length: 82 hrs and 11 mins
    4 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • The Listener's Bible

  • King James Version
  • By: Fellowship for the Performing Arts
  • Narrated by: Max McLean, uncredited
  • Length: 82 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Experience the majestic language of the King James Bible skillfully narrated through the powerful voice of Max McLean. The King James Bible (KJV) was written with oral interpretation in mind. When presented by a gifted narrator, the grandeur of its phrasing and the rich musicality of its rhythms resonate in the ear and mind of the listener.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brings the bible to life

  • By J on 10-04-07

Brings the bible to life

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-07

This audiobook version of The King James Bible has allowed me to enjoy the beautiful language of the bible and follow the narrative more easily. Although I have read the bible many times in my life I now find that there are parts that I have obviously skimmed over or simply missed that are brought to life by the spoken word. The description of the building of the Ark of the Covenant in Exodus and what then happens to it in the following books is a perfect example of this. I find I can also follow the chronology of the generations throughout the old testament with ease. I would reccomend this version of the bible to anyone to compliment the written word. This is a wonderful bedtime treat.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful