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Gary

MCKINNEY, TX, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • No, They Can't: Why Government Fails - But Individuals Succeed

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Stossel
    • Narrated By John Stossel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (372)
    Performance
    (334)
    Story
    (332)

    The government is not a neutral arbiter of truth. It never has been. It never will be. Doubt everything. John Stossel does. A self-described skeptic, he has dismantled society's sacred cows with unerring common sense. Now he debunks the most sacred of them all: our intuition and belief that government can solve our problems. In No, They Can't, the New York Times best-selling author and Fox News commentator insists that we discard that idea of the "perfect" government - left or right - and retrain our brain to look only at the facts, to rethink our lives as independent individuals - and fast.

    Daniel Cogan says: "Great Book, Must Listen"
    "If only more people read this book"
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    People do not realize how much they are lulled into believing that big government is good government (both Republicans and Democrats). Finally there is someone looking at our country without politically tinted glasses. A real eye opener. Both Tea Party and Occupiers will find this book enlightening. If everyone read this book our country would be a lot better off.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Influx

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Daniel Suarez
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2913)
    Performance
    (2678)
    Story
    (2685)

    Particle physicist Jon Grady is ecstatic when his team achieves what they've been working toward for years: A device that can reflect gravity. Their research will revolutionize the field of physics - the crowning achievement of a career. Grady expects widespread acclaim for his entire team. The Nobel Prize. Instead, his lab is locked down by a shadowy organization whose mission is to prevent at all costs the social upheaval sudden technological advances bring.

    Craig says: "Solid to Silly to Inane"
    "Another home run by Suarez"
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    If you could sum up Influx in three words, what would they be?

    Amazing plausible fiction


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Influx?

    No spoilers here


    Any additional comments?

    If you have any knowledge of technology, this book will floor you. If you don't? Even if you don't understand what they are saying, you will get the gist of it. Well written and feeds the imagination.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2913)
    Performance
    (2747)
    Story
    (2761)

    Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords - the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic....

    Ryan says: "It's about time!"
    "A geek's wet dream"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition) to be better than the print version?

    The fact they use accurate sound effects as well as character impersonations makes this book fantastic.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition)?

    Not going to spoil it :)


    What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

    Amazing ability to impersonate characters.


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

    I would but do not have the time.


    Any additional comments?

    Cannot wait for the other 2 books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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