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Dan

I'm an avid audiobook listener since 2007. I prefer non-fiction but I also branch out to fiction from time to time.

Burlington, KY, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • The Cellist of Sarajevo

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Steven Galloway
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (71)

    Sarajevo, in the 1990s, is a hellish place. The ongoing war devours human life, tears families apart and transforms even banal routines, such as acquiring water, into life-threatening expeditions. Day after day, a cellist stations himself in the midst of the devastation, defying the ever-present snipers to play tributes to victims of a massacre. A true story of a cellist's resistance helps to form this pivotal event in Steven Galloway's extraordinary novel.

    JLynn says: "Engrossing and Enlightening"
    "It just wandered off and didn't really conclude"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't know


    Would you ever listen to anything by Steven Galloway again?

    Maybe but this story really just seemed to drag and there didn't seem to be a connection between the various stories


    What didn’t you like about Gareth Armstrong’s performance?

    it was overly dramatic and i had to speed up the playback setting


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The time period and the conflict in Bosnia is still a very interesting topic to me


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Economics in One Lesson

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Henry Hazlitt
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (674)
    Performance
    (277)
    Story
    (280)

    Called by H.L. Mencken, "one of the few economists in history who could really write," Henry Hazlitt achieved lasting fame for his brilliant but concise work. In it, he explains basic truths about economics and the economic fallacies responsible for unemployment, inflation, high taxes, and recession.

    Kenrick says: "Truly an amazing work."
    "Simple and Concise but SO Important"
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    What did you love best about Economics in One Lesson?

    It was such a straightforward presentation of all the information you need to refute the economic fallacies being peddled to support disastrous policy decisions, even today.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not that kind of book


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not that kind of book but the explanation of the Broken Window fallacy is great.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Economics in One Lesson?

    Most recently it has been to rebut the stupid arguments being made about drastically increasing the minimum wage.


    Any additional comments?

    Should be required reading in high schools.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged

    • UNABRIDGED (63 hrs)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5680)
    Performance
    (3618)
    Story
    (3646)

    In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

    Mica says: "Hurt version decidedly superior"
    "This is the best book I've ever read"
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    What did you love best about Atlas Shrugged?

    I know there are a lot of people who will say that the people who love this book are some sort of cult but in my experience it seems as though those people are the folks who very obviously fall into the category of people unflatteringly caricatured by a character in this book. I loved this book because it unabashedly pointed a finger in the chest of those people and called them out on their hypocrisy, and false sense of self righteousness.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The meticulous development on the characters, regardless of how "unrealistic" they might be. You know who these people are, even if they're exaggerations of what you might expect to every meet in person.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Solid narrator... a little slow but you can listen sped up to fix that.


    If you could take any character from Atlas Shrugged out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Dagney ... I know I'm supposed to say John Galt but I'll pick the heroine instead of the hero.


    Any additional comments?

    Everyone should read this book at some point in their life. I read it about once a year.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    In this devastating critique of the mindset behind the failed social policies of the past thirty years, Thomas Sowell sees what has happened not as a series of isolated mistakes, but as a logical consequence of a vision whose defects have led to disasters in education, crime, family disintegration, and more.

    Steve says: "Listen to Thomas Sowell and your brain will grow"
    "One of my favorite books of all time...."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Vision of the Anointed the most enjoyable?

    It is just such an incredibly insightful distillation of exactly how and why the elite left argues the way they do. It helps to put into a very specific framework, the general feeling I've had about the underlying motivations of the "annointed" and the tragic disconnect between their intentions and the outcomes of their do-goodery.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's not that kind of book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It's not that kind of book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It just cut through the fog of a lot of what is currently wrong with the world and who is responsible for the self made disasters we're continuing to face as a nation.


    Any additional comments?

    BEST THOMAS SOWELL BOOK SO FAR!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Bill Wasik, Monica Murphy
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (515)
    Performance
    (461)
    Story
    (462)

    The most fatal virus known to science, rabies kills nearly 100 percent of its victims once the infection takes root in the brain. From Greek myths to zombie flicks, from the laboratory heroics of Louis Pasteur to the contemporary search for a lifesaving treatment, Rabid is a fresh, fascinating, and often wildly entertaining look at one of mankind’s oldest and most fearsome foes.

    Sparkly says: "My favorite science read this year."
    "Such a cool little bit of history on this disease"
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    If you could sum up Rabid in three words, what would they be?

    Don't Get Bitten!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rabid?

    The story of the girl who beat the disease


    What does Johnny Heller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I'm not really sure but the narrator was perfectly good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Just such a neat history of the disease.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Never Trust a Liberal Over Three - Especially a Republican

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ann Coulter
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (91)

    You have NEVER seen Ann Coulter like this before! Coulter is uncensored, unapologetic, and unflinching in her ruthless mockery of liberals, sissies, morons, hypocrites, and all other species of politician.Coulter doesn't stop at the politicians, though. Hear her skewer pundits, salesmen, celebrities, and bureaucrats with ruthlessness and hilarity. No topic is safe! This is Coulter at her most incisive, funny, and brilliant, featuring irreverent and hilarious material her syndicators were too afraid to print!

    Dan says: "It was just a rehash of old articles"
    "It was just a rehash of old articles"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you don't read her columns perhaps this will be new to you.


    What could Ann Coulter have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More original content


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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