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John Simpson

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Listen to Herodotus teach you through time.

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Reviewed: 09-12-2019

If you would like to expand your knowledge of classical Greek history, then the 'Histories' is the place to turn to.

Herodotus covers the origin of the Graeco-Persian conflict of the fifth/sixth centuries BC. You'll recognise famous battles such as Marathon, Thermopylae and Plataea, as well as the names of great figures: Cyrus, Darius, Xerxes and Leonodis, among others.

This translation reads well, and the narration matches the tone, weaving the account in engaging detail. Listening to the Histories is special, considering how close Herodotus was to being a contemporary of these events. We can be thankful that his work has survived two-and-a-half thousand years.

One of the top one-hundred to read in your lifetime.

Recommended to All

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Reviewed: 07-10-2019

This is the first book of Beevor's that I have listened to, and I am satisfied to say that I have already added several of his other works to my Wish List.

Arnhem is a well narrated, contemporary account of the conflict. Beevor doesn't display any obvious national bias in his telling of the campaign, and Barrett's narration is excellent.

Passive Investor's Prime Reference

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Reviewed: 02-08-2018

Anything Bogle is your definitive stop on passive indexing. Bogle provides a clear and concise survey of indexing and all that comes with it that beginners and experienced investors alike will profit from.

Invest in Graham's Wisdom

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Reviewed: 02-05-2018

This book is not a wasted investment. It's one of the greatest books written on the subject of investment, and its principles have been tested through the years bearing fruit.

Graham makes the important distinction between investment and speculation which all should take heed of.

This book should be read, if for no other reason than because of its impact over the last nearly 70 years. A true classic for students, amateurs and experts.

Step onto the Battlefield of Gettysberg, July 1863

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Reviewed: 30-04-2018

This book was highly recommended by American Four Star equivalents across the three Services. I also relished every minute of it.
The author's rich prose takes you to Gettysberg, and the narrator's flair, especially during the battles, made it hard to stop listening.

I'm not an American, but treasure this novel and the rich history of that era. I hope to visit the site one day and stand on the very ground where this story is told.

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An Excellent Biography

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Reviewed: 11-03-2018

An excellent account of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

This text covers in great detail the factors in his life that shaped his theological convictions, leading him to stand firm in the light of truth in dark days.
Bonhoeffer's life is a testament to faith and trust in Jesus Christ, and the fruit of obedience.
Christian community, discipleship, spiritual disciplines; and suffering, were all themes Bonhoeffer touched on during his ministry.

In Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the church has an example for all time. He lived to the ends of His glory, and in great anticipation of our final joy.