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Jackie

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  • Who Let the Dogs In?: Incredible Political Animals I Have Known

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Molly Ivins
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    The dazzling, inimitable Molly Ivins is back with a new collection of withering and hilarious pieces on the worst politics has to offer. This audiobook features a rogue's gallery of politicians: everyone from George W. Bush and the Democratic presidential contenders to Arnold Schwarzenegger. This career retrospective contains Ivins's funniest, most outrageous (and outraged) work on "the best of the worst", in a volume sure to delight those on the left and infuriate the right.

    Renee says: "Amusing and thought-provoking"
    "Molly at her best!"
    Overall

    Molly had her way with words as she dissected the shenanigans of politicians and those of the Texas variety in particular. She didn't mince words, and she was a truth and story teller of the finest degree. I miss Molly and her insight. Molly would have had a ball with the 2008 campaign and election. In this book, she laid out the issues of the election of 2000. We are facing the same political snafus and stupidity today. I imagine that she and her good friend, former Texas Governor Anne Richards are probably looking down on all of us and having a rip roaring time laughing their heads off as only they could do.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Chalice and the Blade

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Riane Eisler
    • Narrated By Riane Eisler
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Riane Eisler believes that war and the "war of the sexes" are concepts neither divinely nor biologically ordained. Join the author as she reconstructs a prehistoric culture based on partnership rather than domination and traces the roots of the global shift to patriarchy. Eisler, an acclaimed scholar, futurist, and activist, also presents new scripts for living based on a more socially, economically, ecologically, personally, and spiritually balanced society. This script is in direct opposition to the tension and violence typical of what she calls the dominator model. Her vision is the partnership model, which today is struggling to reemerge. This program is an important contribution to that struggle.

    Anne says: "the chalice and the blade"
    "Content 5, Audio quality 2"
    Overall

    I read this book a long time ago. I loved the book, but I wanted to listen to the author read it.
    The audio quality was terrible and made it difficult to listen to in a sustained way. If they cleaned it up, I would listen again. It's sad, because the content is very exciting as is her writing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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