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  • Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Harvey Molotch
    • Narrated By Clinton Wade
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Remember when an unattended package was just that, an unattended package? Remember when the airport was a place that evoked magical possibilities, not the anxiety of a full-body scan? In the post-9/11 world, we have become focused on heightened security measures, but do you feel safer? Are you safer? Against Security explains how our anxieties about public safety have translated into command-and-control procedures that annoy, intimidate, and are often counterproductive.

    Michael says: "This guy loves to hear himself think"
    "This guy loves to hear himself think"
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    Would you try another book from Harvey Molotch and/or Clinton Wade?

    Observations and suggestions from an author who grounds his thoughts vis-a-vis the application of security in anecdotal observations. Poorly researched with little substantiation for the suggested changes. Not recommend


    Has Against Security turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no, I am an avid reader of all things security


    Would you be willing to try another one of Clinton Wade’s performances?

    a little too monotone for me. I would try another read by him as my overall impression has been clouded by the content of the book


    What character would you cut from Against Security?

    not applicable


    Any additional comments?

    It is very clear from the opening chapter of this book the bias that exists with the author coupled with the interjection of his personal life threaded throughout the book makes it very difficult to take seriously his suggestions. If he wishes to present a book of this kind to be taken seriously than something a bit more objective would be better received.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Ben Carson, MD, Candy Carson
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (183)
    Story
    (186)

    In February 2013 I gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Standing a few feet from President Obama, I warned my fellow citizens of the dangers facing our country and called for a return to the principles that made America great. Many Americans heard and responded, but our nation’s decline has continued. Today the danger is greater than ever before, and I have never shared a more urgent message than I do now.

    Brian says: "Dr. Ben Carson says it like it is"
    "A Must-read"
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    If you could sum up One Nation in three words, what would they be?

    logical, kind, civil


    What was one of the most memorable moments of One Nation?

    multiple n/a


    Have you listened to any of Prentice Onayemi’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes, in this one is one of the best


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    It is refreshing to read a political dialogue without taking dogmatic sides. We can only hope our politics will return to the civil discourse presented in this book rather than the current ad hominem attacks. This is a wonderful book and Dr. Carson articulates his thoughts, opinions and hopes clearly and logically; I highly recommend this book to everyone.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Calculated in Death: In Death Series, Book 36

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1589)
    Performance
    (1394)
    Story
    (1395)

    On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a woman lies dead at the bottom of a brownstone’s basement steps, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better. A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone’s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the brownstone, she knows Marta’s murder is the work of a killer who’s trained, yet not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.

    Jessica says: "Still a fan!"
    "this is a horrible series"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    if I were a 12-year-old female in junior high school this book might appeal to me. Of course I would have to be a intellectually challenged as well. Don't read this book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sixth Man

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (2256)
    Performance
    (1341)
    Story
    (1343)

    Edgar Roy - an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility-is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins-en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered. It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered....

    Anthony says: "Somebody needs to be fired..."
    "horrible"
    Overall

    The last Baldacci book I will read. It been all down hill since the Camel Club. Very disappointing.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Black and White: A Detective Brian McKenna Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Dan Mahoney
    • Narrated By Adams Morgan
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    In a secluded New York City park, a double homicide draws two detectives named McKenna. One is a legend; the other, a brilliant young investigator. Together, they are entering a case that will grow more bizarre and horrifying with each new piece of shocking evidence.

    Michael says: "I'm sure the story is good but the Narrator . . ."
    "I'm sure the story is good but the Narrator . . ."
    Overall

    I just couldn't take more than 30min. The narrator is the most one dimensional voices I listen to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Child

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By John Hart
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1060)
    Performance
    (440)
    Story
    (432)

    his most powerful and intricately-plotted novel yet. Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: happy parents and a twin sister that meant the world to him. But Alyssa went missing a year ago, stolen off the side of a lonely street with only one witness to the crime. His family shattered, his sister presumed dead, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown in a last, desperate search.

    Christine says: "Stick With It!"
    "great book"
    Overall

    Very well written with a multifaceted storyline. It is nice to read an author who does not feel he has to portray lurid details in order to paint a vivid picture. I highly recommend this book.

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful

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