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Title: Alexander the Great: Student of Aristotle, Descendant of Heroes
Publication Date: 2018
Summary: Long before historians added “the Great” to his name, Alexander stated, “I’d rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity.” Before his death at 33, he conquered most of the known world in 13 years, but he died unsatisfied. He always wanted more. Alexander’s parents raised him to believe he had something to prove.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher.
Audiobooks + Me
For the busy person who is always on the go and never has the time to sit down with a good book, audiobooks are a great way to read the latest best-seller and even a few classics. Although I absolutely love the idea of audiobooks, I have never been able to get into them. For me, it’s about being a visual learner. My brain comprehends the story better when I can see the words. However, I had the opportunity to put my feelings about audiobooks to test with in60Learning. Thanks to in60Learning for allowing me to share my experience with you, Reel Lites!
At in60Learning, eager readers can spend just 1 hour learning about moments in history like the Roaring Twenties and the Mexican-American War, or they can learn more about historical figures like Sitting Bull and Marlon Brando. If you’re someone who doesn’t want to spend hours and hours on an audiobook, then in60Learning is your perfect solution! Plus, they are working to expand into the fields of science and technology. Now, that definitely piques the interest of the engineering geek in me!
No Change in My Game
in60Learning provided me the opportunity to test “read” their book on Alexander the Great. Honestly, it took me a couple of attempts to get through the book because I was immediately turned off by author’s voice. Although I love that accent, the author’s voice felt too monotone. I need more pep in my audiobook narrator I guess. I may have learned a fact or three about Alexander the Great that I didn’t know prior to in60Learning, but if you asked me about any of those facts, my mind would probably draw a blank. It looks like this experience has proven once and for all that it is difficult for me to retain information through audiobooks. However, I think the Alexander the Great audiobook is great for someone who prefers audiobooks and wants a boost of knowledge that can help them win the yellow wedge during the next game of Trivial pursuit.
This was a difficult “read” for me since I am not a huge fan of audiobooks, and the topic of Alexander the Great is not of real interest to me. However, in60Learning does an admirable job of providing a lot of information within a reasonable time frame. This is great for any history buff or fan of Alexander the Great to be entertained and educated during their daily commute.
The Final Grade
Laborious Literature: Anytime you have to start and stop a books multiple times, that is the ultimate sign of a difficult read. However, it may be due to the subject matter in conjunction with the medium in my case.
So…are you a fan of audiobooks? What do you know about Alexander the Great? What do you want to learn in less than 60 minutes? Let us know in the comments! |RL
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