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Herb

N. Charleston, SC USA | Member Since 2001

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  • Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By Jeremy Lowell, Glenn Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (198)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (186)

    When our founding fathers secured the Constitutional “right of the people to keep and bear arms”, they also added the admonition that this right shall not be infringed. It is the only time this phrase appears in the Bill of Rights. So why aren’t more people listening? History has proven that guns are essential to self-defense and liberty - but tragedy is a powerful force and has led many to believe that guns are the enemy, that the Second Amendment is outdated, and that more restrictions or outright bans on firearms will somehow solve everything. They are wrong.

    Beth says: "Understand who is behind gun contol"
    "Great information for rebutting gun control crowd"
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    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Great information, well researched with foot notes to go look at original documents.


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

    Absolutely, didn't want to stop listening.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Robogenesis: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Daniel H. Wilson
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews, Emily Rankin, Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (115)

    Humankind had triumphed over the machines. At the end of Robopocalypse, the modern world was largely devastated, humankind was pressed to the point of annihilation, and the Earth was left in tatters…but the master artificial intelligence presence known as Archos had been killed. In Robogenesis, we see that Archos has survived. Spread across the far reaches of the world, the machine code has fragmented into millions of pieces, hiding and regrouping.

    Ceasar says: "Picks up right you where dropped off!"
    "Good book, not as good as the first one"
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    Almost a re-imaging, I enjoyed it, but wasn't inspired to listen to it again. That said, I would probably buy a sequel to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forsaking Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By A. American
    • Narrated By Duke Fontaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (306)
    Performance
    (289)
    Story
    (288)

    Morgan Carter has weathered the weeks after the collapse of the nation's power grid, reuniting with his family and ensuring their safety, but his struggle isn't over yet. Carter must focus on survival in an increasingly unstable society - but the challenges he faces are beyond his wildest imagination. Meanwhile, the enclosed quarters of the nearby government-run refugee camp make for an environment where injury, assault and murder are the norm.

    Jan says: "Completes the series nicely... with a 3.5 read"
    "The saga continues and continues to enthrall"
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    This book is good, which compares to the great prior books. I'm quite happy with the way some of the plot lines are working out and looking forward to listening to the upcoming books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Expatriates: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By James Wesley Rawles
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (110)

    If the world as we know it ended tomorrow, would you survive? When the United States suffers a major socioeconomic collapse, a power vacuum sweeps the globe. A newly radicalized Islamic government rises to power in Indonesia, invading the Philippines, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, and finally Northern Australia. No longer protected by American military interests, Australia must repel this invasion alone.

    Drew (@drewsant) says: "A good one from this up and down series"
    "Rawles comes through again."
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    I started to just skip this novel, since it was centered on overseas characters. Glad that I went ahead and picked it up. I really enjoyed it almost as much as Rawles' other books. Technical novels require that you listen more than once and take notes, but I really do enjoy them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Jakarta Pandemic

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Steven Konkoly
    • Narrated By Joseph Morton
    Overall
    (735)
    Performance
    (657)
    Story
    (654)

    In the late fall of 2013, a lethal pandemic virus emerges from the Islamic Republic of Indonesia (IRI) and rages unchecked across every continent. When the Jakarta Flu threatens his picture-perfect Maine neighborhood, Alex Fletcher, Iraq War veteran, is ready to do whatever it takes to keep his family safe. As a seasoned sales representative for Biosphere Pharmaceuticals, makers of a leading flu virus treatment, Alex understands what a deadly pandemic means for all of them.

    deedeeg says: "Nice surprise"
    "Not impressed with this book"
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    I'm not really sure why this book left me feeling like I'd wasted my time listening to it. I thoroughly enjoy dystopian fiction, but this one really felt like a waste of time. The main character is prepared for everything except his neighbors. I won't be purchasing the sequels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By Jeremy Lowell, Glenn Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    #1 best-selling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck considers the hot-button issue of education in the US, exposing the weaknesses of the Common Core school curriculum and examining why liberal solutions fail. As he did with the issue of gun control in his thoughtful and succinct #1 best seller Control, Glenn Beck uncovers the politically motivated truth behind the continual failures of the American educational system and offers real, tangible solutions for change.

    Herb says: "Common Core will make children dumber"
    "Common Core will make children dumber"
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    Documented and referenced facts that show Common Core for what it is. Main stream Democrat and Republican alike are pushing to make Common Core the law of the land. Thankfully, the American people, of every stripe, from the most liberal Democrat to the most conservative Republican are joining together on this common goal, defeating the elitist desire to create drones to do their bidding. Read up on how to respond to the low information people who think that every child should be educated exactly the same way.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Chris Kyle, William Doyle
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    Overall
    (219)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (197)

    At the time of his tragic death in February 2013, former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most accomplished sniper in U.S. military history, was finishing a remarkable book that retold American history through the lens of a hand-selected list of firearms. Kyle masterfully argues that guns have played a fascinating, indispensable, and often under-appreciated role in our national story. He carefully chose ten guns to help tell his story, ranging from the American long rifle to the modern M-16, and uses these guns as a platform for exploring American history.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "History but not boring"
    "Awesome historical reference"
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    Truly enjoyed the history of America in 10 guns. Excellent way to tell the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots: With a Story of Survival

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jonathan Hollerman
    • Narrated By Kent Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (101)

    EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots is a harrowing story of survival after the destruction of the electric grid and nearly every electronic device in the country. Jonathan Hollerman paints a vivid and disturbing picture of society falling apart after an Electromagnetic Pulse attack against our nation.

    Peggy says: "Who are the looters?"
    "Good enough to listen to"
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    This book is the author's first and is a good effort, you can tell that he learned a lot about writing and I look forward to more in the series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Escaping Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By A. American
    • Narrated By Duke Fontaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (727)
    Performance
    (678)
    Story
    (680)

    When society ceases to exist, who can you trust? After the collapse of the nation's power grid, America is under martial law - and safety is an illusion. As violence erupts around him, Morgan Carter faces one of his most difficult decisions yet: whether to stay and defend his home, or move to a more isolated area, away from the prying eyes of the government. He and his family are hesitant to leave their beloved Lake County, but with increasingly suspicious activities happening in a nearby refugee camp, all signs point towards defecting.

    Linda Likes to Learn says: "WARNING! DOES NOT END SERIES! CUT FOR PROFIT?"
    "Book 3 keeps the action up"
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    Book 3 continues the story well. The action keeps up, the story progresses well, and the characters are good. The narration is great, and I'm enjoying the series. Looking forward to Book 4, so be aware, this doesn't seem to be the end, and if you can't stand waiting a while to find out what happens next, might want to wait until the series is done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Surviving Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By A. American
    • Narrated By Duke Fontaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (880)
    Performance
    (814)
    Story
    (819)

    No electricity. No running water. No food. No end in sight. If life as you knew it changed in an instant, would you be prepared? In A. American's first novel, Going Home, listeners were introduced to Morgan Carter, the resourceful, tough-as-nails survivalist who embarks on a treacherous 250-mile journey across Florida following the collapse of the nation's power grid. Now reunited with his loving wife and daughters in this follow-up to Going Home, Morgan knows that their happiness is fleeting, as the worst is yet to come.

    Jan says: "He made it home... now what?"
    "Great sequel"
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    Book 2 of the Surviving Home series continues the story line. The author keeps the story moving, provides a lot of information in addition to the story, and makes me look forward to more. The narration is good, too.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Going Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By A. American
    • Narrated By Duke Fontaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1417)
    Performance
    (1301)
    Story
    (1310)

    If society collapsed, could you survive? When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.

    Randall says: "A page turner, if. . ."
    "Great story, enjoyed it very much"
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    Thoroughly enjoyed this audio book, the story is great, characters believable, and keeps you on the hook for more. The narration is good, and looking forward to the sequels.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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