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Clare

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Terrible Narraror

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-06-17

I was looking forward to this but couldn't bear listening to the narrator/ I'm returning it.

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Appaling narrator

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-06-17

This is a great story why on earth was someone chosen to narrate who was so terrible.

This is unlistenable to an I am sending back

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Appaling performace of great material

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-17

The material is excellent but the narrator is awful.

Why on earth is she narrating? This is one of the worst performances I've heard and I'm struggling to listen to it despite being really interested in the materlal

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Full of insight & interest

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-02-16

There is a vast amount of information here. It's always interesting & well presented. Definitely worth listening to

Can't recommend highly enough. Brilliant

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-02-16

Incredible details & very well researched & a very good insight, It's quite a ride & definitely worth it

Lecturer isn't as clever as he thinks he is

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-02-16

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I thought I would give the Great Courses another go. Once again the lecturer chosen seems an odd choice, This is a series of lectures on Empires before Alexander so they choose someone whose specialty is the Roman Empire! Why? Surely it should be someone who specialised in the earlier Empires.There are some superficially irritating things, why does each lecture end with some canned applause & some music thousands of years too late? Also the title should have been Empires of Europe, Near & Middle East before Alexander as no mention is made of any empires in China, India or Africa outside of Egypt etc. I don't mind the focus but I mind that it's pretending it's not there.Sadly the lecturer also feels the need to make factious comments every now & then which I imagine is supposed to make the lecture more engaging but actually is just irritating.However, despite this I have managed to persevere & have found it interesting enough to continue. However, niggles of doubt do creep in. The lecturer doesn't appear to know much about archery as he confuses compound & composite & fails to mention recurve when it was relevant. How much else, that I know less about, is similar?All in all Modern Scholar remains superior

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Really enjoyed this

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

Reviewed: 16-06-14

Would you listen to The History of the Ancient World again? Why?

It's informative and entertaining. It covers a huge range but still manages to have a good level of detail.

Would you recommend The History of the Ancient World to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes

Disappointing. Modern Scholar is much better

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-13

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Why get a Literary expert in to talk about history? It's all very superficial and she spends more time talking about what she has said and what's she's going to say rather than saying anything,

I thought the first lecture was poor but persevered and found the 2nd worse. Having any of Arthur's battles as turning points is ridiculous as no one is sure he even existed. King Arthur is culturally significant but not historically.

Get the Modern Scholar series instead as it's much better. I may try another Great Courses but this has put me off

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