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10
The Iliad
3.83
really liked it
UPDATE JULY 2017: I reread the poem (the Fagles translation) in anticipation of diving into Caroline Alexander's translation (probably next week).

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Jul 23, 2017
Mar 13, 2009
not set
Mar 09, 2009
 
55
Star Trek
3.85
it was ok
When I was getting my teaching certificate, they told us to lead off with the good points about students’ projects, and only after boosting their egos ...more
Feb 20, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
 
56
Ragnarök: The End of the Gods
3.49
really liked it
Update (8/15/12): A week or so ago I listened to the Audio CD and was impressed - again - with just how good this book is. The reader (whose name I've ...more
May 24, 2012
Oct 22, 2011
 
12
Les Miserables
4.15
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Inexplicably, I've been on a "Les Miz" "kick" for the last few weeks. It began at the library - I was looking for a movie to watch f ...more
Apr 19, 2009
Apr 12, 2009
 
51
Dracula
3.98
really liked it
I first read Dracula in the tenth or eleventh grade; I still own the Signet paperback edition (which makes it almost 30 years old). It started a love ...more
not set
May 20, 2008
 
9
Dune
4.20
liked it
Don't mistake me, Dune, the novel, retains its 4+ stars in my heavens. This audio version gets the lesser rating because of deficiencies in presentati ...more
Mar 09, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
 
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The Tempest
3.81
liked it
I finished my rereading of The Tempest earlier today. As usual when I reread one of the Bard's plays, I appreciate it more. I can definitely upgrade m ...more
Sep 20, 2010
not set
Jun 29, 2008
 
7
Titus Andronicus
3.71
liked it
Titus Andronicus is one of Shakespeare's earliest tragedies. A detail that comes through in many aspects of the play, particularly its over-the-top, i ...more
Jan 16, 2009
not set
not set
May 30, 2008
 
48
Foundation (Foundation, #1)
4.13
liked it
For a certain generation of SF readers, Foundation is one of those canonical texts that have to be read if you're to be considered a true "believer."

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Nov 15, 2010
Nov 17, 2010
 
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
3.73
it was ok
Agh! - I couldn't take it anymore.

As several reviewers have noted, this is a very disappointing novelization of the movie. The additional dialog and s
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Jun 14, 2017
Jun 05, 2017
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