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EDEN, VT, United States | Member Since 2011

  • 5 reviews
  • 10 ratings
  • 319 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2015

  • Cowards: What Politicians, Radicals, and the Media Refuse to Say

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty

    As we approach the most important presidential election in America’s history, something has been lost among all of the debates, attack ads, and super- PACs - something that Americans used to hold in very high regard: THE TRUTH. The truth can no longer be something we hope for; it must be something we live. When courage prevails, cowards do not - and this book was written to ensure that’s exactly what happens.

    Joseph says: "Guess what... Its by Glenn Beck!!"
    "Good but not one of Glen Beck's Best"

    Whether or not you are at some level of Libertarianism or a Constitutionalist, this book is a good read for political discussion. Right or Left leaning, the book Cowards does show a viewpoint that may help readers think where their own view point of governance stands based on Mr. Beck's take on governance. This book is well researched and includes other suggested readings.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government's Stranglehold on America

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Matt Kibbe
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Hostile Takeover is a rebellious challenge to the "upper management" of government, who are choking American prosperity and liberty. Matt Kibbe exposes the privileged collusion of Washington insiders - and maps out a proven plan for how to return power from the self-appointed "experts" back to the people. Dubbed "one of the Tea Party's masterminds" by Newsweek, Kibbe reveals how grassroots citizens can and will check the federal behemoth and restore the American enterprise.

    Aaron says: "An amazing book from an interesting perspective"
    "A Must Read For Bottom Up Politics"

    An excellent book for all Tea Party followers, but I would also recommend this book to others since the author describes how a small group of people can organize a political movement. Whether the reader agrees with Mr. Kibbe's views, I am sure the reader has the same questions about the costs and sources of money to elect our "representatives".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Edward Klein
    • Narrated By John McLain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    It’s amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times best-selling author Edward Klein in his political exposé The Amateur. Tapping into the public’s growing sentiment that President Obama is in over his head, The Amateur argues that Obama’s toxic combination of incompetence and arrogance has run our nation and his presidency off the rails.

    Michael says: "Obama Fans Aren't Going to Like This Book!"
    "Answers The questions why"change " did not occur"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, one has to read it with an open mind

    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Conservative writer but gave the liberal perpective too

    Which character – as performed by John McLain – was your favorite?


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes women seem to influence Mr Obamas decision making. It also seems that there was
    Islamic teachings in his childhood that was not mentioned in Mr. Obama's Political biogrphy. He became a christan as an adult. Not that that should matter but living in both worlds myself there is a particular mindset between the two faiths.

    Any additional comments?

    A good read, be opened minded

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Thomas L. Friedman, Michael Mandelbaum
    • Narrated By Jason Culp

    America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, analyze those challenges - globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption - and spell out what we need to do now to rediscover America and rise to this moment.

    Soudant says: "We have met the enemy and it is us.... Pogo"
    "A Very Good Read"
    If you could sum up That Used to Be Us in three words, what would they be?

    There are some subjects in this book which are a "wake up call."

    What about Jason Culp’s performance did you like?

    Well read.

    Any additional comments?

    Having read both what others consider conservative and liberal books, I think that these
    gentlemen have stumbled on certain truths that all Americans should take a closer look as
    gobalization becomes a greater part of our lives. As with any book, this book should be read in context and compared with the reader's experience with other books. Our founding fathers taught us to at least be open to other's ideas. This is a good read especially when
    read before or after reading Thomas Sowell books. Another interesting comparision is Mark Steyn books

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By John Cassidy
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Behind the alarming headlines about job losses, bank bailouts, and corporate greed, there is a little-known story of bad ideas. For 50 years or more, economists have been busy developing elegant theories of how markets work - how they facilitate innovation, wealth creation, and an efficient allocation of society's resources. But what about when markets don't work?

    Ben says: "Way more than I expected"
    "Economics Easily Explained"
    What made the experience of listening to How Markets Fail the most enjoyable?

    The beauty of this book is that it took the theories of past economic theory and mainstream ecomnomic theories explaining the high points of these theories in a way a
    layperson can can understand.

    What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

    Easy to follow.

    Any additional comments?

    A must read to understand why our current economic situation is the way it is at this time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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