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isaac

Boulder, CO, United States

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  • Third Party Candidates Debate (10/10/04)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 21 mins)
    • By Michael Badnarik, Michael Peroutka, David Cobb, and others
    • Narrated By Michael Badnarik, Michael Peroutka
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    2004 presidential candidates from third parties met on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, for a 90-minute debate on October 10, 2004. Government Professor Theodore Lowi of Cornell moderated the event. Participants included Michael Badnarik, Libertarian Party; Michael Peroutka, Constitution Party; David Cobb Green Party; and Walt Brown, Socialist Party.

    Tobin says: "A Substantive Debate"
    "This debate is still relevant"
    Overall

    We see the world through two parties, this relatively civil debate goes through many issues and perspectives you just don't hear.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What Would Machiavelli Do?: The Ends Justify the Meanness

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Stanley Bing
    • Narrated By Philip Bosco
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    The focus of What Would Machiavelli Do? is on what works and how to get it done. Machiavellians may not get to heaven, but on earth they have a significant edge over the competition. The goal is to learn how to approach problems in a manner that is at once creative, geared toward achieving financial success, and refreshingly amoral.

    Kerwin says: "A very funny tongue in cheek book"
    "Short but still a bit too long"
    Overall

    For a tounge un cheek book, it goes on a bit long even with its limited number of pages. It is funny, but would have made a better extended essay.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Squeeze: Season One

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 29 mins)
    • By Sowerby, Luff
    • Narrated By Sowerby, Luff
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Ninety minutes of the very best "talking bollocks" from Season One of Sowerby & Luff's Big Squeeze. Here are the funniest moments from one of iTunes' most popular comedy podcasts, with almost 2 million downloads since its launch in the summer of 2005.

    isaac says: "Mildly amusing"
    "Mildly amusing"
    Overall

    This recording of sex chit chat is mildly amusing. It is somewhere between Howard Stern and Tracy Ulman.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stumbling on Happiness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Daniel Gilbert
    • Narrated By Daniel Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1699)
    Performance
    (439)
    Story
    (427)

    A smart and funny book by a prominent Harvard psychologist, which uses groundbreaking research and (often hilarious) anecdotes to show us why we're so lousy at predicting what will make us happy, and what we can do about it.

    Terril Lowe says: "Great Book!"
    "Excellent non-self-help book"
    Overall

    This books is funny and contains great insights into how we predict things and why this process is important. My job includes predicting the cost of projects and there were important insights in this book that are relevant to what I and all of us do every day. I plan to listen to this again because I don't think I absorbed all the insight in one pass. These concepts are important enough that I want to be able to clearly communicate them to friends. This book is not at all new age or touchy feely, it summarizes a great deal of research in the field.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Character Is Destiny

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John McCain, Mark Salter
    • Narrated By John McCain
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    John McCain and Mark Salter have written three acclaimed best sellers, but Character Is Destiny may be their most influential and enduring book yet, a work for parents to share with their children and for Americans of all ages to read for inspiration and guidance.

    isaac says: "If you are a teenager in need of a lecture..."
    "If you are a teenager in need of a lecture..."
    Overall

    There were some characters in here I didn't know much about, but as McCain said, this is geared towards young people and is one long sermon. I like McCain, I wish there were audio of him dealing with the complex issues adults face.

    0 of 0 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
    (2009)
    Performance
    (576)
    Story
    (573)

    "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"
    "A testament to the ego of John Perkins"
    Overall

    There is good iformation in this book, not as much insight or perspective as one would hope, and lots and lots of ego. The reading voice was difficult to listen to. If you aren't familiar with the travesties of American international policy, this book may be worthwhile in humanizing it for you.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • All the Trouble in the World: The Lighter Side of Overpopulation, Famine, Plague, Poverty...

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By P.J. O'Rourke
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    Best selling political humorist P.J. O'Rourke tackles the "fashionable worries" - enormous global problems that are endlessly in the news and constantly on our minds but about which we mostly don't have a clue in this hilarious, thought-provoking audiobook.

    A User says: "Hilarious Dead On Read"
    "Worthwhile for content even when the humor stales"
    Overall

    There is some poignancy in this book that you wouldn't expect. Lots of details from an inside perspective into places we only know through international headlines of doom and gloom. A worthwhile listen for people on both sides of the aisle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    David Wilson is called "Pudd'nhead" by the townspeople, who fail to understand his combination of wisdom and eccentricity. He redeems himself by simultaneously solving a murder mystery and a case of transposed identities.

    isaac says: "Excellent light period piece"
    "Excellent light period piece"
    Overall

    You have to reserve five starts for Twain's landmark books, but, this was entertainment of a different kind that I welcome in todays entertainment environment. Pure storytelling at its best. The production was very good. I am not fascile with 1860's ebonics so it was a bit hard to follow in places. But the period english and accents made the characters come alive.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • VangoNotes for Economics, 1/e, Ch 01: Economics: Foundations and Models

    • ORIGINAL (24 mins)
    • By R. Glenn Hubbard, Anthony P. O'Brien
    • Narrated By Stow Lovejoy, Jessica Tivens
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Study on the go with VangoNotes. Just download chapter reviews from your text and listen to them on any mp3 player. Now wherever you are--whatever you're doing--you can study by listening to key features for each chapter of your textbook.

    isaac says: "You get what you pay for"
    "You get what you pay for"
    Overall

    This treatment seemed a bit disjointed and the audio format of repeating and quizing wasn't quite a winner for me. I expected a better summary of economics, but it was free.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • White House Tapes: The President Calling

    • NONE (50 mins)
    • By American RadioWorks
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    Three of America's most compelling presidents, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, bugged their White House offices and tapped their telephones. They left behind thousands of secretly recorded conversations, from momentous to mundane. In this documentary project, American RadioWorks eavesdrops on presidential telephone calls to hear how each man used one-on-one politics to shape history.

    Brian says: "Good Concept But Very Little Content"
    "President tapes humanize the office"
    Overall

    It was a rare and interesting peak into history for someone who was born after all the turmoil.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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