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Jim

leesburg, FL, United States

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  • Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1931)
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    (1590)
    Story
    (1606)

    The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish.

    Andy says: "we may not be the most stupid kids on the planet"
    "The worst book I have ever rread!"
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    Performance
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    Hard to follow. The last two chapters were about Calif. , and to my mind not about the overseas default. It seemed like filller to me.
    Jim Mahoney

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lost Discoveries: The Multicultural Roots of Modern Science from the Babylonians to the Maya

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Dick Teresi
    • Narrated By Peter Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (62)

    In the tradition of Daniel Boorstin, the co-founder of Omni delivers an original work of history that demonstrates why modern science rests on a foundation built by ancient and medieval non-European societies. "If you think that modern science is rooted in the golden age of Greece, you owe it to yourself to [hear this] book," says Library Journal.

    Kevin says: "A worthwhile challenge"
    "Lost Disciveries"
    Overall

    Terrible book! To much detail and it goes nowhere. Is just a list of facts.

    4 of 12 people found this review helpful

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