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Last Edited by annie930ny August 2, 2016 at 11:14 PM
Through the end of the day Thursday, Audible [audible.com] is having a 2 books for 1 credit sale on over a hundred of the Great Courses books. These are what I usually spend my credits on - lectures from top professors on a variety of subjects. The categories are Arts & Culture, Business & self Improvement, History, Philosophy & Theology, and Science & Math.
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Do you have any recommendations from the list? My recommendation is to not get Classical Mythology. The professor speaks like one of the text to voice programs and is hard to follow. Her pedantic demeanor is not helped by this.I had to return it.
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I'm a fan of the economics books by Timothy Taylor. The one I liked most isn't on the list, but I recall enjoying Unexpected Economics as well.
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This offer is available only to AudibleListener® members with 1 or more credits.

Heh! I get my credits tomorrow.
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Do you have any recommendations from the list? My recommendation is to not get Classical Mythology. The professor speaks like one of the text to voice programs and is hard to follow. Her pedantic demeanor is not helped by this.I had to return it.
I highly recommend the Einstein's relativity course
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I am big fan of TTC courses, and Audible is fantastic because of it. At their official site, all these very same audio courses go for a lot more than what a credit in Audible retails for, much less two. Interests will inevitably vary, but I will highlight three courses I have listened to from end to end (in one case twice) and highly recommend:

The History of Ancient Rome - Fagan

Extensive, complete, well-told. If you ever wanted to know the story of the Roman Empire, how it started and its history this is the one.

The History of Ancient Egypt - Brier

Great course on one of the greatest civilizations. Brier is not only enthusiastic, but has spent time exploring and digging himself, sharing his experiences, balanced with anecdotes on the Egyptians and their detailed history. An entertaining and instructive course.

Economics, 3rd Edition - Taylor

An excellent course on economics, micro and macro, explaining very well and in accessible terms concepts that help understand the world we live in today. This one I listened to twice.
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Any recommendations for something on the Civil War?
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Any recommendations for something on the Civil War?
I have not listened to it, but they have The American Civil War [audible.com] by Gallagher which was highly rated.
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Thx for the HU, I think I'll wait and see all the posts of recommendations before deciding since there is still time. I will have 2 credits by then as well. Thx for the insight to those posting recommendations already!Smilie
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Do you have any recommendations from the list? My recommendation is to not get Classical Mythology. The professor speaks like one of the text to voice programs and is hard to follow. Her pedantic demeanor is not helped by this.I had to return it.
http://www.thegreatcourses.com/

I have a ton of these courses and IMHO what you like is highly individualized. I actually tend to go by lecturer rather than subject. I'd listen to anything by Prof. Robinson. (philosophy) Everyone has a subject matter they enjoy, for me, I love ancient history, philosophy, music, art, science, and traditional Christianity and Judaism. I could enjoy an economics course but....

My best recommendation is to go to the original site (The Great Courses) and read the reviews there. Just an example -, I am a traditional Christian. Many of the Christian courses are beautifully logical, and I also enjoyed the History of Science 1700 - 1900 and the Judaism course, Plato, even Nietzche and Aristotle and Existentalism and such, but there is one lecturer (Bart Erhman) who does a lot of the "Christian" courses and if you read the reviews you'll see he basically teaches from a skeptical point of view. Not that I can't answer him, but I'd prefer to spend money and time elsewhere. His New Testament course is not really for anyone who believes in it, actually. So after reading the reviews, I know the course is not for me, but that isn't clear in the audible descriptors. Good to know before you buy.

I guess the point I am making the long way round it to not just read the description but go to the reviews at the Great Courses Site and really read through a few of them. The description is not always as clear as you would like at audible. Also, they have long detailed chapter (lecture) descriptions that make is SO much more clear what is entailed in the course.

I've also done a lot of the music courses and enjoyed them. Dr Greenberg I really enjoyed, but some like him and some don't. I personally will listen to anything he does, and have his opera course, Haydn, etc. He is great for classical music and music really lends itself to audible. But the actual "musicals" course they have listed really needs the DVD. There are a lot of show pieces shown. I wasn't too enthused with the jazz course either.

The language courses are usually great; John McWhorter is very good. Be sure to check every course to make sure people aren't saying "You need the DVD" though.
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http://www.thegreatcourses.com/

I have a ton of these courses and IMHO what you like is highly individualized. I actually tend to go by lecturer rather than subject. I'd listen to anything by Prof. Robinson. (philosophy) Everyone has a subject matter they enjoy, for me, I love ancient history, philosophy, music, art, science, and traditional Christianity and Judaism. I could enjoy an economics course but....

My best recommendation is to go to the original site (The Great Courses) and read the reviews there. Just an example -, I am a traditional Christian. Many of the Christian courses are beautifully logical, and I also enjoyed the History of Science 1700 - 1900 and the Judaism course, Plato, even Nietzche and Aristotle and Existentalism and such, but there is one lecturer (Bart Erhman) who does a lot of the "Christian" courses and if you read the reviews you'll see he basically teaches from a skeptical point of view. Not that I can't answer him, but I'd prefer to spend money and time elsewhere. His New Testament course is not really for anyone who believes in it, actually. So after reading the reviews, I know the course is not for me, but that isn't clear in the audible descriptors. Good to know before you buy.

I guess the point I am making the long way round it to not just read the description but go to the reviews at the Great Courses Site and really read through a few of them. The description is not always as clear as you would like at audible. Also, they have long detailed chapter (lecture) descriptions that make is SO much more clear what is entailed in the course.

I've also done a lot of the music courses and enjoyed them. Dr Greenberg I really enjoyed, but some like him and some don't. I personally will listen to anything he does, and have his opera course, Haydn, etc. He is great for classical music and music really lends itself to audible. But the actual "musicals" course they have listed really needs the DVD. There are a lot of show pieces shown. I wasn't too enthused with the jazz course either.

The language courses are usually great; John McWhorter is very good. Be sure to check every course to make sure people aren't saying "You need the DVD" though.
Second, on the Errman stuf. He's a ealy good professor, but he teaches from a historical context, as opposed to a faith based one. I took his class at UNC years ago.
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I haven't listened to his TTC course, but Luke Timothy Johnson, who does "Great World Religions: Christianity" course, is an excellent teacher and fairly, though not universally (who is?), respected scholar.

The Robert Bartlett course on Masters of Greek Political Thought is really good.
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Economics, 3rd Edition - Taylor

An excellent course on economics, micro and macro, explaining very well and in accessible terms concepts that help understand the world we live in today. This one I listened to twice.
Ahh, that's the one I wanted to recommend but didn't see it on the list. One of my favorite audiobooks.

One of my purchases from this sale was The History of the Supreme Court. The speaker stumbles over his words occasionally, but I'm finding it very interesting.
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Last edited by DocLego June 20, 2016 at 06:02 AM
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Thank you for your reply. I have listened to many of the great courses books. Most of them I liked. This sale seems to not have some of the better ones. I did get one on religion before I even read your reply. So far so good. I is an archeological approach and starts with the neanderthals.
My second choice was Exploring Metaphysics.

Quote from mysmile4u View Post :
http://www.thegreatcourses.com/

I have a ton of these courses and IMHO what you like is highly individualized. I actually tend to go by lecturer rather than subject. I'd listen to anything by Prof. Robinson. (philosophy) Everyone has a subject matter they enjoy, for me, I love ancient history, philosophy, music, art, science, and traditional Christianity and Judaism. I could enjoy an economics course but....

My best recommendation is to go to the original site (The Great Courses) and read the reviews there. Just an example -, I am a traditional Christian. Many of the Christian courses are beautifully logical, and I also enjoyed the History of Science 1700 - 1900 and the Judaism course, Plato, even Nietzche and Aristotle and Existentalism and such, but there is one lecturer (Bart Erhman) who does a lot of the "Christian" courses and if you read the reviews you'll see he basically teaches from a skeptical point of view. Not that I can't answer him, but I'd prefer to spend money and time elsewhere. His New Testament course is not really for anyone who believes in it, actually. So after reading the reviews, I know the course is not for me, but that isn't clear in the audible descriptors. Good to know before you buy.

I guess the point I am making the long way round it to not just read the description but go to the reviews at the Great Courses Site and really read through a few of them. The description is not always as clear as you would like at audible. Also, they have long detailed chapter (lecture) descriptions that make is SO much more clear what is entailed in the course.

I've also done a lot of the music courses and enjoyed them. Dr Greenberg I really enjoyed, but some like him and some don't. I personally will listen to anything he does, and have his opera course, Haydn, etc. He is great for classical music and music really lends itself to audible. But the actual "musicals" course they have listed really needs the DVD. There are a lot of show pieces shown. I wasn't too enthused with the jazz course either.

The language courses are usually great; John McWhorter is very good. Be sure to check every course to make sure people aren't saying "You need the DVD" though.
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