Geez...this is a really terrible listen. I was hoping for a good philosophical discussion for the science of morality. Instead I got only one man's opinion of morality. Science was overlooked. Superficially, you might feel you are listening to something scientific, but it just never makes it there...the real citations don't come through. It turns science into opinion. Way too many biases and understood "facts" that are clearly not scientifically supported. Disappointing, as I allowed the other glowing reviews to bring me to spend a precious credit on this book. Really, although not a waste of time, very tiresome and poorly argued. No profound changes of paradigm for me from this book, sorry to say.
It was long and inexpensive so listen time per dollar was sweet...if it had been enjoyable.
Oh my. This book is boring with a capital "B". I'm sorry, but for Mr. Verne, his audience of so many years ago must have been enthralled. I was not. So boring I could barely force my way through to the end. I will not reread, and I would not recommend even at super bargain prices. Yuck.
Police state overreach.
This is a book that is very provocative. If you are a big fan of civil rights and the Bill of Rights, this book is sure to get your blood on boil. This is the kind of reading that should be nearly mandatory at some point in the education of our kids. There is a problem with the police profiting from drug enforcement...this is big business on the highest order. A great book. Starts off a little slow with history and references, but builds to a much more interesting pitch in the latter 75% of the book. Very much enjoyed.
This is a compilation of Ms.Coulter's work and is a good book for a first-time reader. Ann footnotes her facts and her work is meticulously researched. Provocative? Yes, but the truth is often provocative. There is no doubt she isn't about telling both sides of the story, but when you get the other side of the story rammed down your throat every day, Ann's work is a refreshing counterpoint. Worth it.
I haven't read the print version, but the audio performance was wonderful.
This is a wonderful book with a strong story line. Chrissie's journey is so inspirational. I could have done without all of the United Nations stuff, but after all it is an autobiography. This is a book anyone can benefit from reading. Brilliant.
Maybe, but I would be cautious.
He didn't perform characters. This was written in the third person throughout.
Some exceptional concepts and ideas are buried within this book. However, the author cannot seem to get past the idea that parents are all overbearing, non-nurturing, stifling, and have to be "overthrown". Are you kidding me? I get the idea that we have to unshackle ourselves, but I get the feeling the author is projecting, and it significantly takes away from the enjoyment and message of this book.
Ann Coulter did it again. This time not only does she call out leftists on their hypocrisy, but she also provides a very detailed history of a number of key events that are generally misunderstood in our revisionist world (French Revolution etc.). If you are a leftist and afraid to listen to Ann, I think you should reconsider. No matter your perspective, she provides well documented insight into the mob mentality and how it is used in modern times. This is the heart of the ultra-leftist (Nazi, communist, socialist, environmentalist, etc. etc.) way of thinking....all facts are relative...the mob (collective good, Volk, common will, State) is holy...
This really is a powerful read, and I enjoyed it for the depth of history provided. This is a candidate within my library for a second listen...not that many books make that grade with me. Highly recommend.
Ann isn't trying to present both sides of the story. She is trying to bring forward the other half of the story that the popular media REFUSE to acknowledge. I challenge anyone to find a major error in her research. This is a great book. My only slight knock on it is that Ann didn't read it herself and I think the narrator missed some of the sarcastic barbs that require some additional tone (which Ann tends to supply in spades). It is a great book, but then really anything Ann writes is pretty interesting reading.
This was a fun listen. Clancy belabors some of the character perspectives to gain the odd "eye roll" from me, but overall a pretty fun book. The slang is something near to Ozzy and Harriet meet the Mod Squad, and not anything like people talk today; and the narrator is really choppy and boring. Overall, worth the four stars, but I will try another Clancy book to see if I can give 5 stars.
This is one of the most powerful stories I've experienced. It is told through the eyes of a person who has been unbelievably persecuted, and so certainly results in a single viewpoint. However, this is both a powerful viewpoint and a rarely observed paradigm. For anyone who is interested in illumination and understanding the true nature of recent Lebonese/Isreali history, this is an absolute must-listen. It is much more than that, however; This is a story that forces you to consider the premises of your understanding of middle-east relations and the nature of Islam. Truly worth the credit and a good listen. I have no doubt I will listen again at some point in the coming year...one of the few books I'd listen to twice. Enjoy, but beware, some descriptions are very sad and horrifying...but important.
Reasonably well read, and of course this is a beautiful and timeless story. I wish we had more authors like this fellow. One for the ages.
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