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  • The Post-American World 2.0

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Fareed Zakaria
    • Narrated By Fareed Zakaria
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (159)

    Here is the New York Times and international best seller, revised and expanded with a new afterword. This is the essential update of Fareed Zakaria's analysis about America and its shifting position in world affairs. In this new edition, Zakaria makes sense of the rapidly changing global landscape. With his customary lucidity, insight, and imagination, he draws on lessons from the two great power shifts of the past 500 years - the rise of the Western world and the rise of the United States - to tell us what we can expect from the third shift, the rise of the rest.

    Steve says: "S/B req reading for every man, woman and child..."
    "Great listen"
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    Zakaria is incredibly insightful about what's happening in the world and how it affects us all. The writing is great. The book keeps you engaged despite covering some pretty dense material.

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  • Black Hawk Down

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Mark Bowden
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (96)

    Ninety-nine elite American soldiers are trapped in the middle of a hostile city. As night falls, they are surrounded by thousands of enemy gunmen. Their wounded are bleeding to death. Their ammunition and supplies are dwindling. This is the story of how they got there - and how they fought their way out. Black Hawk Down drops you into a crowded marketplace in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia with the U.S. Special Forces and puts you in the middle of the most intense firelight American soldiers have fought since the Vietnam war.

    Iain says: "A Modern Classic"
    "A good listen"
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    It's worth a listen. It covers a lot of material that the movie either missed, or wasn't practical to include in the movie format. It's also very complicated. There are a lot of characters that the author discusses. The timeline and chronology of events is pretty confusing in some parts. It's also difficult to understand some of it without looking at a map diagram of the battle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The World Is Flat: Further Updated and Expanded

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (533)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (139)

    With the "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Now in a third edition with a new preface, Friedman's account of the flattening of the earth is a modern classic.

    Paul W. Johnson says: "worth the listen"
    "Very technical."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This book contains a lot of discussion about technology. I found it hard to follow. If you're into computer programming, you might be able to follow along a bit better.


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