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I cannot say enough good things about the Audiobooks in the Intellectual Devotional Series including this one: Modern Culture. Mr. Wyman & Ms. Litchfield share the narration duties alternating each lesson. This is not annoying (as i thought it might be) but rather keeps the book from being monotone and tune-out-able. I also must note that I really love both Wyman & Litchfield and seeing their names on other audiobooks influences my buying decision.
Narration dispensed with the Devotional is a collection of 3-7 minute lessons on American History designed for listening to 1 lesson per day with each day having its own theme (e.g. Saturday - Arts, Monday - Lit). I cannot tell you how many times a topic will come up that I thought I knew about and 7 minutes later I'm gobsmacked to find I was either wrong or only knew a micron of the story. I listen to more than one per day but what is great about the way they break it up is this: it makes it the 100% BEST AUDIOBOOK AROUND to listen to whilst running errands! No waiting in your car to find a natural pause point.
WELL WORTH IT! My only complaint - there aren't any new ones! I wish they would come out with more...I've tried other similar series (don't know much about... etc) and they pale in comparison!
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Some books when read are great to listen to. This book discusses famous authors and famous composers. I was very annoyed that there were no examples or passages of the work discussed. If you are going to talk about what a great writer Hemingway was, then how about hearing a few sentences from his work? The same for Beethoven. The revelations about him and praising of his genius did not include even a melody. All in all, a disappointment.
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