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Jason

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  • Stuff White People Like: The Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Christian Lander
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (388)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (138)

    They love nothing better than sipping free-trade gourmet coffee, leafing through the Sunday New York Times, and listening to David Sedaris on NPR (ideally all at the same time). Apple products, indie music, food co-ops, and vintage T-shirts make them weak in the knees. They believe they're unique, yet somehow they're all exactly the same.

    Laura says: "Stuff White People Like"
    "Great "Time-Passer" Listen"
    Overall

    The short-form nature of each entry in the book make this a great listen for those times you've got a short commute or just a few minutes to kill listening to something. This is a great audiobook to keep on your device for a long time and work through slowly.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Art of War

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Sun Tzu
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    Overall
    (219)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (47)

    Born over 2,400 years ago, warrior, thinker, and leader Sun Tzu lived during a time of great internecine conflict in China. A classic of Chinese literature, Art of War reveals the strategies, tactics, and insights that lead to success. Mastery of warfare and the maintenance of power are the most important values in Sun's philosophy, without which there can be no peace or life.

    Scott says: "A True Classic Must Read Book"
    "A Good Way to Introduce Yourself"
    Overall

    I'd have to say that this audiobook is a good way to introduce yourself to "Art of War" but, if you'd like to really get a lot out of it, I'd recommend reading it also. Joe Montegna's reading is perfectly fine, but the text itself is structured in such a way as to not lend itself easily to oral recitation.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Confessions of an Economic Hitman

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By John Perkins
    • Narrated By Brian Emerson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1942)
    Performance
    (518)
    Story
    (515)

    "Economic hit men," John Perkins writes, "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder."

    Robert P. says: "Excellent Story for people have traveled"
    "Excellent Book and Audiobook!"
    Overall

    This book offers a fascinating insight into the inner workings of the corporate and government worlds. The reader does a great job and I felt a little disappointed every time I had to pause the book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Stephen Kinzer
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    "Regime change" did not begin with the administration of George W. Bush, but has been an integral part of U.S. foreign policy for more than one hundred years. Starting with the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 and continuing through the Spanish-American War and the Cold War and into our own time, the United States has not hesitated to overthrow governments that stood in the way of its political and economic goals.

    Nelson Alexander says: "What Every President Should Know"
    "Great Audiobook"
    Overall

    This is a fascinating subject and a great audiobook. I initially bought the hardcover version of this book but never made my way through the whole thing and have been regretting it. The audiobook was a great way to consume it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, a Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4568)
    Performance
    (2553)
    Story
    (2582)

    Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters.

    L. says: "Totally Card"
    "Fantastic Audiobook!"
    Overall

    I love this audiobook as much as I love Ender's Game. All of the same narrators from Ender's Game read for the same characters in Ender's Shadow and I can't stress enough how well that works for these stories. I intend to listen to all of the books in the Ender/Bean series based on how much I liked these two audiobooks. Then I'll play them for my son :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    Overall
    (21274)
    Performance
    (12766)
    Story
    (12893)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Excellent Audiobook!"
    Overall

    I can't stress enough how great this audiobook is. The storytelling is absolutely fantastic. The use of a different narrator for each character works very, very well. I'm already moving my way through the rest of the books in the Ender/Bean series and intend to listen to every single one of them; and this book started me off.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Subprime Solution: How Today's Global Financial Crisis Happened, and What to Do about It

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Robert J. Shiller
    • Narrated By Stow Lovejoy
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    The subprime mortgage crisis has already wreaked havoc on the lives of millions of people, and now it threatens to derail the U.S. economy and economies around the world. In this trenchant book, best-selling economist Robert Shiller reveals the origins of this crisis and puts forward bold measures to solve it.

    Faisal says: "Very insightful"
    "Drop the Footnote URLs in the Future"
    Overall

    The constant interruptions by the author to verbally state a URL, as part of a footnote within the text, make it nearly impossible to keep your mind engaged in the book. Not to mention the footnotes are apparently incomplete, as every so often the URL he says out loud is actually "http://www.yournamehere.com." It's insane to have done such a thing; and insanely distracting.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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