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  • The Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

  • By: Daniel N. Robinson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Daniel N. Robinson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Grasp the important ideas that have served as the backbone of philosophy across the ages with this extraordinary 60-lecture series. This is your opportunity to explore the enormous range of philosophical perspectives and ponder the most important and enduring of human questions-without spending your life poring over dense philosophical texts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well presented introduction to philosophy

  • By White Eagle on 02-12-13

What a great idea!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-01-15

Fabulous romp through history and it's formative ideas. The reader is interesting to listen to, has a great grasp of the subject and witty to boot.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • World War Z

  • By: Max Brooks
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland, Rupert Farley, Nigel Pilkington, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,082

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched firsthand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living - or at least the undead - hell of that dreadful time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good old fashioned gory fun

  • By monkey-puzzle on 21-11-12

Great listen

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Definitely one to listen to. My friend had read it and could not imagine how it could be done as an audiobook, but this works really well. The reportage style makes it seem all the more believable as we are familiar with this format as documentary. I liked the use of current political tensions to explore the 'great catastrophe' theme. i think the actors voices sonded genuine and worked extremely well to portray their lives. Great - I loved it.

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 42 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,359
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,461
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,447

Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and a must for all fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The problem with a trilogy....

  • By Robyn on 09-01-14

Have no fear ordering this book.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

This book series is perfect in so many ways. It's really long but never boring. It gets all the fantasy elements in but with a twist and a fully developed side story for them. The reader is truly a gifted actor and the editing is seamless. And there's more to come - in fact that's the only downside, I can't wait.