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  • Language Families of the World

  • Written by: John McWhorter, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John McWhorter
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Original Recording
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Professor John McWhorter of Columbia University takes you back through time and around the world, following the linguistic trails left by generations of humans that lead back to the beginnings of language. Utilizing historical theories and cutting-edge research, these 34 astonishing lectures will introduce you to the major language families of the world and their many offspring, including a variety of languages that are no longer spoken but provide vital links between past and present. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great course for people interested in languages

  • By Anonymous User on 17-07-19

great course for people interested in languages

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Reviewed: 17-07-19

Really excellent material and good lectures from John mcwohrter. He makes all the lectures very interesting. As a South Indian I was very happy that he has a separate lecture only for Dravidian languages.

  • Norse Mythology

  • Written by: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, best-selling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fine narration by Neil Gaiman

  • By Ramakant on 11-01-19

Neil Gaiman has definitely tasted Kvasir's mead

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Reviewed: 18-06-19

An absolutely brilliant piece of work by Neil Gaiman!
This audiobook weaves together the stories of all the characters of Norse mythology that we love. The events are tied together very well and I never got bored anywhere in this book. The stories written so well and I couldn't help but be impressed with Neil Gaiman's language.
Neil Gaiman's narration was as good or better than his writing. The expressions in his voice matched those of his stories perfectly.
An absolute delight to listen to.

  • Heroes

  • Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
  • Written by: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Heroes, written and read by Stephen Fry. There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils or outwitted scheming vengeful gods quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his best-selling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely amazing

  • By Ritika on 16-07-19

Better than Mythos!

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Reviewed: 22-04-19

I loved this book! Stephen Fry has done an amazing job, not just with the writing, but with the narration as well!
He is such a great storyteller. Another thing that I found enjoyable in this book is how Stephen Fry spiced the book with so many small facts and tit bits of information about these stories. I kept looking at the world map, whenever he mentioned seas and cities that I hadn't heard of before. I have to say, this book has improved my geography as well. Now I know why the agean sea is called the agean, why the Atlas mountains are called that and much more...
An extremely enjoyable listen. I can't wait to get my hands on the third book!

  • Mythos

  • Written by: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 89
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The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Rahul Bengali on 24-04-19

The muses would be proud!

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Reviewed: 06-02-19

this was my first audiobook and I loved it! Stephen Fry's language is amazing and so is his narration. The myths are described in vivid detail. I had to look up many of the places and people described here. there were many 'aha!' moments while listening to this book, especially when he talks about the origins of words that we use regularly such as the word "petrified". I'm really looking forward to listening to heroes

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