• Alexander the Great: Student of Aristotle, Descendant of Heroes

  • Di: in60Learning
  • Letto da: Larry G. Jones
  • Durata: 1 ora e 16 min
  • Versione integrale
  • Data di pubblicazione: 13 03 2018
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Editore: in60Learning
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Sintesi dell'editore

Long before historians added "the Great" to his name, Alexander stated, "I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity." He certainly lived up to this ambition, conquering most of the known world in just 13 years before his death at age 33. Though undefeated in his lifetime, Alexander died unsatisfied - he always wanted more. His ambitious personality comes as no surprise considering his upbringing: born to powerful parents, he studied under Aristotle and grew up believing himself a descendant of the Greek heroes Achilles and Heracles. His parents and tutors raised him to believe he had something to prove, and this audiobook serves as an account of what he accomplished.

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  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • cosmitron
  • 30 03 2018

Learn new subjects quickly.

Would you listen to Alexander the Great: Student of Aristotle, Descendant of Heroes again? Why?

No............. I would wait awhile for the information to be absorbed.

This is a unique way to be introduced to new subjects that you may have forgotten from school or never learned to begin with.It is quick and pain free.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Alexander the Great: Student of Aristotle, Descendant of Heroes?

Not that type of book.

Have you listened to any of Larry G. Jones’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No......... He takes getting used to at first he is dry and boring.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

N/A

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

19 su 19 utenti hanno ritenuto utile questa recensione

  • Totali
    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Bill Beaulac
  • 29 04 2018

Decent portrayal of the subject as an intro

Being only a little bit over an hour long, it would be impossible to give anything except for a basic overview of the historical figures mentioned in the title of this book The work accomplishes that and presents it in a primer fashion which allows for an interest to be piqued if the listener should chose to seek a more in depth study.

The reason for my middle-of-the-road rating is that, due to the narrators style, I found the listen to be a challenge. Not only did Larry Jones voice take some getting used to (which comes down to listener preference), but I found his reading to be rather choppy. There was simply no flow to the reading, almost as if he were reading it for the very first time and had no idea what to expect next. Because of that issue, I'm not sure I would recommend this listen to anyone other than someone really interested in starting out a study on Alexander the Great.

A review copy of this audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in return for this unbiased review. If you found this review helpful, please take a moment to click yes below.

  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Utente anonimo
  • 29 04 2018

Great presentation. Very Educational

I enjoyed the story of Alexander the Great. The amount of information provided in such a short period is staggering. Very well presented and told in a fluid pace.

The narrator did an excellent job of presenting the story. Too often, the person relaying these facts is very dry, that is not the case here. He was very exuberant about the facts and kept you interested

I requested a free review copy of this audiobook and I am leaving a voluntary and honest review.

  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Nicholas Erickson
  • 19 04 2018

good summary of the life of alexander

explains backstory,context and the many great influences on Alexander's life. Its nice because it's brief, but it will inspire you to learn more about the multi faceted and complex stories.

  • Totali
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • EP
  • 14 04 2018

The Humane King

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I enjoyed this slightly-more-than-an-hour biography of Alexander the Great. It was pleasant to listen to and easy to understand. This audiobook gave me the important details and events of Alexander's life, combining routine historical facts with interesting anecdotes. This audiobook Left me with a solid understanding of who Alexander was and what he accomplished. I was surprised to learn how strong yet compassionate Alexander was, especially given the era in which he lived. This combination of qualities (strength and compassion) seems to exist in all great leaders, past and present (pun intended).

The narrator was clear and easy to follow, but at times, a bit theatrical. At first, this took me by surprise; however, once I got used to it, it was fine.

Any additional comments?

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Totali
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Interpretazione
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Kingsley
  • 04 04 2018

A great overview

To try cover any major historical person in an hour is difficult, especially someone like Alexander the Great. But in60learning does an admirable job at this.

Starting with his parents and moving through his life, the book gives brief details of all the major events in his life, talks about this personality and looks (as provided by other contemporaries). It hits all the major points and gives you a good understanding of who he was and what he achieved. It doesn't go into much detail on his legacy, but that's not surprising considering the limited length.

in60learning put out ebooks and audiobooks to cover a topic in roughly 60 minutes. This audiobook comes in slightly above that - 77 minutes - but close enough. A great way to learn something in brief, before deciding if you want to make a deeper dive into other more comprehensive books

The narration by Larry G. Jones is okay. He is clear and easy to understand, but possibly brings too much energy to the reading. every sentence feels a little too excited and energetic, like everything that is being said is very important.

When reading quotes, or speaking words by people Jones moves out of this energetic voice into a different one. I really liked this as it makes those section easy to differentiate, that they are quotes or speeches, however it also highlights the general narration.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Myztikal
  • 01 04 2018

A wonderful 76 minute recap

I enjoyed this biography of Alexander the Great. Well worth the listen and time.
It was easy to listen to and follow. Facts mixed with interesting stories reminded me of how my favorite history teacher taught her class.
Highly recommended for history buffs for a quick fix. Solid information for youngsters who are tasked with writing a paper on him or the era.
I will definitely check out others by this publisher.

  • Totali
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • TJ Fitz
  • 31 03 2018

Interesting Listen

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

This was an interesting listen. I learned a lot about Alexander that I did not know before. I was kept interested throughout the book. It was nice that it was such a quick read, but that was also a bit of a negative for me. I feel like parts were just as if someone was reading their bullet notes from a history class, and not so much telling the whole story. That said, I was still able to follow along, and enjoyed listening.

The narrator's voice, most of the time, sounded robotic, like it was text to speech. This could be distracting at times, but I got used to it.

  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interpretazione
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Shannon G
  • 31 03 2018

A Different Way to Learn

Would you listen to Alexander the Great: Student of Aristotle, Descendant of Heroes again? Why?

Yes. It was entertaining.

Have you listened to any of Larry G. Jones’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

My first hearing Larry G Jones as a narrator.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the condensed and concise history lesson. It was nice to get the main points about Alexander the Great, his life and accomplishments. I also appreciated that it was not told from just one source of information. in60Learning pulls from several sources to bring the information narrated. Overall, I think this is an excellent way to learn the highlights of a historical figure.

I received a copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review.