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This is from 2005

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Reviewed: 26-07-2018

These lectures are good but who knows how research has progressed since. Unfortunately The Great Courses leave out the date the lectures were given from their description, and its a little misleading that its stated they were “released” in 2013. So FYI this is from 2005.

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Great book, terrible narration

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Reviewed: 06-05-2018

This is the second Holiday book I've read, and he's certainly improved as a writer. I was captivated by the narrative throughout, and even though there's perhaps a little too much analysis the paving was good enough to keep me enthralled.

But Holiday. Stop. Reading. Your own. Books. Your pauses. Hurt. My ears. You are far. Too. Monotonous. You are not. A good. Narrator. I don't know if it's a cost saving tactic, but it really doesn't make me want to read another of your books.

Overall a great read, I can't deny that. I'm glad I got the book. But geez Holiday you make it a difficult decision.

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