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Sepher Maiven

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United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By David Niose
    • Narrated By David Smalley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    A new group of Americans is challenging the reign of the Religious Right. Today, nearly one in five Americans are nonbelievers - a rapidly growing group at a time when traditional Christian churches are dwindling in numbers - and they are flexing their muscles like never before. Yet we still see almost none of them openly serving in elected office, while Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and many others continue to loudly proclaim the myth of America as a Christian nation.

    Gary says: "Captured a moment leading up to 2012"
    "interesting"
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    The book makes some interesting points however, the author has this terrible and annoying habit of anytime he wants to quote from a source from a female, he has a woman read the piece. Besides the fact that it is very annoying and distracting -it is childish and uncalled for.
    Is he doing it to be politically correct? If so, why stop there? Why not do the have the quotes from African Americans read by African Americans? And why not the quotes from Herb Silverman read by a Jewish man?
    The whole switch to the woman's voice was distracting and made me feel that the author bent over backward to be PC.
    It really ruined the read.
    I hope he never does anything so silly and annoying again.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Ari Shavit
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (200)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (179)

    Not since Thomas L. Friedman's groundbreaking From Beirut to Jerusalem has a book captured the essence and the beating heart of the Middle East as keenly and dynamically as My Promised Land. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. Ari Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family's story, illuminating the pivotal moments of the Zionist century to tell a riveting narrative that is larger than the sum of its parts.

    Jan Ziff says: "Great book - unbearable narration"
    "good story, but fake accent"
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    Although Mr. Shavit bends over backward to be 'fair' the story is far from fair.
    In fact he totally ignores the whole issue of the Ultra-Orthodox world.
    Although he covers the Shas party however, he totally ignores the Ultra-Orthodox segment of the Israeli community.
    The book is also too long, and could have benefited from a good editor.
    Overall, I enjoyed the book.
    However, I still cannot understand why the 'reader' has to put on a fake accent? It was really bothersome to listen to his fake accent.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Candice Millard
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1971)
    Performance
    (1716)
    Story
    (1713)

    James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil.

    Melinda says: "Marvelous, Magnificent, Millard"
    "excellent"
    Overall
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    This book will keep you glued to the story, it is the story of health; of a president and of the nation who mourned him.
    It is an excellent, a page turner and a book you will not be able to put down!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael B. Oren
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (804)
    Performance
    (409)
    Story
    (410)

    In Israel and the West, it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War or, simply, as "the Setback". Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen, and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the intifada, and the rise of Palestinian terror are all part of the outcome of those six days.

    Patrick says: "Great overview of Middle East troubles"
    "amazing"
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    This book is a must for anyone who wants to know the story of six day war.
    The book is even handed and fair and is not biased at all.
    I would recommend this book for all who want to read a correct and accurate history of the famous six day war.
    Wonderful book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Reading Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Pat Conroy
    • Narrated By Pat Conroy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (73)

    Pat Conroy, the beloved American storyteller, is also a vora­cious reader. He has for years kept a notebook in which he notes words or phrases, just from a love of language. But read­ing for him is not simply a pleasure to be enjoyed in off-hours or a source of inspiration for his own writing. It would hardly be an exaggeration to claim that reading has saved his life, and if not his life then surely his sanity.

    Howard says: "Conroy shares his storytelling"
    "excellent"
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    Excellent book, enjoyed it very much I would recommend this book to every person.
    The book is very interesting and very captivating.
    Everyone can benefit from reading this book.
    Pat Conroy does an amazing job of reading this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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