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Incidental

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-2021

Joseph Campbell’s knowledge is absolutely fascinating and his passion equally so. The narrator does an excellent job in bringing that across. Having said that, JC never lectured on goddesses specifically. This is really just a collection of times he did mention them, incidentally. That was disappointing. There is no depth into goddesses specifically with a clear focus on them through time. There is however a whirlwind tour through the history of mythology with a focus on mainly male gods. At times this got a bit overwhelming and confusing to follow. The lack of Audible chapters names or a PDF chapter list did not help. I had to buy the kindle version additionally (there was no kindle-audio deal) to make sense of what was happening. Not very impressed here. Towards the end of this book there is brief focus on females but hardly what I expected or hoped for. I feel to get the most out of JC it may be a good idea to start with understanding mythology and then branch out from there for a more holistic and deeper experience.

Good Introduction but Lacking

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

Reviewed: 02-01-2021

This was my introduction into WWII history. I thought it was an alright introduction but I expected something more... magnificent from the Great Courses. The perspective is mainly US and includes France and Britain for the Allies and then Germany. I felt disappointed with this. I wanted a more comprehensive view that included all the key players and their roles and significant events etc. Japan was touched on briefly. The use of suicide in Japanese military and civilians was touched on briefly but hardly enough to understand / comprehend why what happened had happened. The information provided was great. The depth of the lectures was good too but for this to feel more complete I feel this course should at least double in length to provide a comprehensive overview of WWII. The "Social History" part was a little misleading. Professor Childers briefly mentions The Great Depression / 1929 Stock Market Crash but just not quite enough to fully understand the global effects / meanings and how the economy and the war and other factors all tie together. Overall - I liked this course but I am giving it a 3/5 mainly due to length and depth of the content and not tying all the pieces together. I feel WWII deserves better.

THOROUGH

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-12-2020

This is one brilliantly written and well-researched book. Ian Kershaw says it exactly as he sees it. He is able to show how he came to his conclusion with evidence from literally every imaginable source available during the time. You don’t just see Hitler, you begin to see his world at the time. You really get a feel for how life may have been then. I absolutely love it and the narrator choice is just as superb!

Left wanting more

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-12-2020

I love any of the sleep hypnosis Jupiter Production “books” narrated by Anna or Kev. Yes, they are effective when used consistently over time. Absolutely. I love that but I am left feeling like I overpaid each time and I am left wanting more... What I don’t like: All the books are essentially the same except for the last 2-3 chapters. The affirmations really start from chapter 4 and they aren’t that long. I would prefer more chapters (longer book 6-8 hours) dedicated just to affirmations. *In part because you can’t repeat chapters or albums on Audible when you go to sleep. I would also prefer a wider variety of affirmations to be used to make it a little less repetitive. It would be really nice to have different music / sounds too. All books use the exact same sounds.

Heart Warming

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

Reviewed: 20-12-2020

Great narration! The only thing I want to change is to make this book longer. These stories are really amazing. They fill your heart with hope and positivity.

Eye opening

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-2020

This book opened my eyes in regards to “first impressions” (of your content) mostly. I checked out what he said and compared it to my analytics and he was almost 100% spot on. I feel my attention was drawn to parts where I could improve business so I intend on implementing those changes and then re-reading again and doing a follow up review. Brendan provided examples from his career to demonstrate points I found this helped a lot to clarify points. Brendan did an excellent job with the narration too. I could easily increase speed and still hear him loud and clear. Excellent sound quality. If you’re struggling with generating genuine content interest / how to reach people who genuinely are interested in you / your product or service then this book will be an excellent stepping stone.

I WANT MORE!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-2020

This book has been beautifully and passionately narrated. There is so much to learn about our erotic nature and how to be present and value it. This book brings all that to life.

interesting

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-2020

This was an interesting read. A little bit weird and disconnected. There is no "story line" only a collection of things. No concept is expanded on or explained and demonstrated beside similar beliefs/behaviors. It was a really weird listen. I liked the information but I also arrived at the end a bit... unclear and incomplete. Great narration.

Not impressed

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-06-2020

Narrator - I found Norman's pace and rhythm unnatural. It's tolerable but not enjoyable. It improved at 1.5x speed. A bit. Perhaps this is an Audible-only issue: I found the organization really poorly done. When dates are mentioned no year is mentioned. Multiple names are introduced and mentioned but no explanation for who they are or how they fit in and why they are important. Just as you get overwhelmed... MORE new names are mentioned. Given how many names are floating around the author then goes on to say "he did x" or "he was.." and you ahve no idea WHO is being referred to. So frustrating!!! The content has an ADHD feel. You jump all over the place. The structure for the story is barely clear but the author wastes time on frivolous details. I would have loved a much longer book with these extra details BUT only after a clear and solid structure was established. I want to know what year we're in every time a date is mentioned. I want a full name for every person - every time. I want that done consistently. I don't want to hear about a George suddenly. Who they hell is George? which one? I feel tremendously frustrated with this book.

A must have!

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

Reviewed: 07-06-2020

This book is full of military leadership examples of what worked and didn’t — how this was corrected and how applies to your life and business. Jocko and Leif have a really contagious quality to them. Your mindset shifts just listening to them talk. I secretly wished it was longer! The only reason for taking off 1 star is because Audible does NOT have chapter or parts named.