Saturday, June 07, 2014

Audible Offers "The Great Courses"

Maybe audible.com has had these available for a long time, but I only just discovered them recently when searching for what they had on "vikings." If you're not familiar with The Great Courses, this description is from their website:

Imagine if you could have unlimited access to the world’s most engaging professors and their profound insights. Then, imagine if you could learn from these professor's audio or video courses where you wanted to, when you wanted to, and how you wanted to. Now you can with our extensive collection of more than 390 Great Courses in diverse subjects and fields including history, science, philosophy, mathematics, literature, economics, and the arts.
No, really. These are not boring lectures that will put you to sleep -- assuming you pick up something you're interested in.  All are presented by top-rated professors, who are experts in the field and adept at catching and holding the listener's interest.

I have bought a couple of the courses on CD, and we've listened to them on long road trips. They can be quite expensive, but there are often good sales. I had never thought to check availability or prices on audible or amazon.

I was quite pleased to find an 18-hour lecture series on "The Vikings" for the price of my monthly audible credit. So far I've only listened to the first lecture and part of the second; it's exactly what I was looking for but couldn't find in book form.


 

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