the beginning is slow moving for some. I found it fascinating. however my wife found it to be drudgery. however, it sets up the point of the book so that there is a firm foundation for the authors conclusions.
In a republic like America, every citizen should know the roots of representative, socialist, and despotic governments. Its horrific our schools cover up Marxist tools so the left can use them.
Our forefathers got it right. All of the warnings of Locke and the other philosophers of the age of the founders are coming to pass. The liars among our politicians are succeeding to corrupt this country.
Understanding how & why our Great Nation has gotten to this point and, More Importantly How To Fix It!!!
The history and political philosophy/theory that drives humans to the actions we engage, great and terrible.
Delivery is compelling and engaging.
A must read/listen to understand where our country is today and why!
There were many important excepts from The Republic, Utopia, The Communist Manifesto, Second Treatise on Government and The Spirit of the Laws. It provided a nice review of the essence of these works.
I wouldn't recommend the audio version. I don't think that anyone could have read these classic excerpts in an attention grabbing way. Having said that, I think the reader (Grupper) could have done a better job of letting us know when a quote was being read.
Mark's passion for Liberty
The neat tying of the historical giants of Statism to today's leaders who hide behind
Yes, but I kept nodding off.
This book takes tremendous effort to get through, but its message is important -stick with it!
Liberty and Tyranny - both books explain how leftists have been destroying America, and why Americans must return to our founding principles enshrined in the amended constitution.
The narration was dry, but did not deter from the importance of the material.
The book encouraged me to defend liberty.
Listen to this important material, and defend liberty against totalitarians.
If you liked Liberty & Tyranny, you will LOVE this book. Mark does an amazing job of condensing some pretty complex subject matter into understandable, thought-provoking, meaningful, and enlightening bits of insight and wisdom. Along with being one of the greatest thinkers of our time, Mark is a great communicator. While Adam Grupper did a great job with the narration, Mark's delivery is so much more compelling. I wish he read the whole book.
Someone who wants large sections of classic works read to them.
Not well. I could not find very much original material here.
I would have had the book actually be the work of Mark Levin, interpreting, paraphrasing, commenting. Instead there were very long sections of what seemed to be quotations from the original source material.
The first 14 chapters
This book seems to consist of nothing more than chapters that quote extensively from the original source material without any actual commentary by Mr. Levin. (unless of course he hath adopted the verbal mannerisms of a bygone era). This material is all in the public domain. I listened to the first 8 chapters hoping each next chapter would finally start the book. After 8 I stopped listening and started scanning. After 14 I gave up and erased the thing. I would have had more respect for Levin if he had said,
Turn ons??? 1) Obedience 2) Respect 3) Learning to please Master. Master does not do turn offs. He guides and trains His little stooges past what does not please Master.
Maybe but not any time soon. I enjoy Mark Levin on the radio and was really hoping I'd get the same enjoyment out of this book. But it's just to dry for my liking. The narration was fine.
Never, it's just not that kind of book
Of all the books I've listened to so far, this has been the only let down for me so far. I love the topic, I love the author and normally I would say this book is right up my alley.....but I would not recommend this book to others. It's just a dry read that reads like a text book (IMHO).