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  • How Do You Kill Eleven Million People?: Why the Truth Matters More than You Think

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By Andy Andrews
    • Narrated By Andy Andrews
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    (351)
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    If the truth is what sets us free, what does it mean to live in a society where truth is absent? How do truth and lies in the past shape our destiny today? Through the lens of the Holocaust, best-selling author Andy Andrews examines the critical need for truth in our relationships, our communities, and our government.

    Ella says: "Quick and Powerful"
    "An important read for our time"
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    Where does How Do You Kill Eleven Million People? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's very difficult to fully grasp the importance of this work...Andrews has outdone himself again, and this work is critical, not only for understand a dark period in world history, but more important for understanding how this could actually happen in our own time and place.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Black: Black Series, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Russell Blake
    • Narrated By R.C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (222)
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    (202)
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    Artemus Black. Perennially down-on-his-luck Hollywood PI whose Bogie fixation is as dated as his wardrobe. With an assistant who mocks him relentlessly, an obese cat that loathes him, a romantic life that's deader than Elvis, money problems, booze, nicotine, and anger management issues, how much worse can it get?

    Amazon Customer says: "Roxy is a must have for the entire series"
    "What a Great Surprise"
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    Picked up this book on a gamble, and what a great surprise. I was glued to my book as the unfolding of the story brought one of the funniest crime deliveries I've listened to in a long time. Blake is excellent at weaving suspense, humor, fleshing out characters and a cross between Ray Donovan and Peter Sellers in his main character. And the dialogue between Black and his secretary is nothing short of hilarious. The philosophical insights presented in wonderfully entertaining dialogue between these two is simply not to be missed.

    Do yourself a favor, and for simple great fun listening...get this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Burning Room

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Titus Welliver
    Overall
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    In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

    Patroo says: "Not up to par"
    "Wonderful, Simply wonderful"
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    Always a fan of Connelly, but the Burning Room is nothing short of wonderful. Need to get this before listening to the latest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: The Giants of Philosophy

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By John E. Smith
    • Narrated By Charlton Heston
    Overall
    (41)
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    (20)
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    (19)

    Friedrich Hegel developed a profound and influential synthesis of all prior knowledge. He aimed to make philosophy an all-comprehensive science that would restate, in rational language, the truth of Christianity. In Hegel's vast speculative and idealistic philosophy, truth is found not in the part but in the whole. Nature is an organic whole shot through with rationality akin to the reason in ourselves.

    Smelly Ian says: "A great introduction to Hegel"
    "Where would we be without Hegel?"
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    George Hegel...what a treat. If you have even a remote interest in one of the great philosophical leaders, you owe it to yourself to procure this particular work. Just a fine introduction to Hegel's works and philosophy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David Hume: The Giants of Philosophy

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Nicholas Capaldi
    • Narrated By Charlton Heston
    Overall
    (60)
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    (32)
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    (34)

    David Hume (1711-1776) represented the culmination of the British philosophy of sense-experience. Although he lived in the age of reason, Hume had profound doubts about our ability to know anything in the world with certainty. This skepticism colored his view of science and gave rise to his devastating attack on proofs of the existence of God.

    Daniel says: "Heston delivers"
    "Hume for almost everyone"
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    David Hume is one of the most important philosophers and this work does him justice. A good introduction to Hume's writings and his life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Meditations on First Philosophy: With Selections from the Objections and Repiles

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Rene Descartes
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
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    (38)
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    (27)
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    (28)

    A landmark in the history of thought, Rene Descartes' Meditations helped bring critical thinking and skepticism to the Western world. Modern philosophers are still captivated by Descartes' radical and controversial departure from his previous beliefs, which has both inspired reverence and provoked anger.

    philosopher65 says: "Important, though not well read."
    "Important, though not well read."
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    Descartes' Meditations are probably one of the more important philosophical reads a student should work through. Though this book takes the listener through them (all six)...unless you're really into learning, or being exposed to this work...Paul Hecht just doesn't do it justice.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • William James, Charles Peirce, and American Pragmatism

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs)
    • By James Campbell
    • Narrated By Lynn Redgrave
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    (16)
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    C.S. Peirce was an authentic American genius who developed a tough minded pragmatism and a sweeping philosophy of evolutionary love. William James, a trained physician, carefully studied human experience, including the highest reaches of consciousness. Peirce and James established a rich, sensible, and pragmatic American approach to philosophy's traditional problems.

    Dennis says: "A nice little introduction"
    "Good introduction"
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    American Pragmatism is one of the greatly misunderstood philosophical ideas. This particular introduction does a fine job of explaining both the historical and intellectual background. Some very important areas of pragmatism are cleared up in this work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Immanuel Kant: The Giants of Philosophy

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By A. J. Mandt
    • Narrated By Charlton Heston
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    (43)
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    Immanuel Kant's "transcendental" philosophy transcends the question of "what" we know to ask "how" we know it. Before Kant, philosophers had debated for centuries whether knowledge is derived from experience or reason. Kant says that both views are partly right and partly wrong, that they share the same error; both believe that the mind and the world, reason and nature, are separated from one another.

    Smelly Ian says: "Well worth the download!"
    "A most excellent introduction to Kant"
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    Kant is difficult and this book is a nice introduction to his life/work for the general audience.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated By Daniel H. Pink
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    From Daniel H. Pink, the author of the groundbreaking best seller A Whole New Mind, comes his next big idea book: a paradigm-changing examination of what truly motivates us and how to harness that knowledge to find greater satisfaction in our lives and our work.

    Michael says: "Not as good as A Whole New Mind"
    "Great Read"
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    Would you listen to Drive again? Why?

    I have a tendency to only go through a book once...but this is one of those that ought to be gone through at least once.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death of the Liberal Class

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Chris Hedges
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (252)
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    (201)
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    Chris Hedges examines the failure of the liberal class to confront the rise of the corporate state and the consequences of a liberalism that has become profoundly bankrupted. Hedges argues that there are five pillars of the liberal establishment and that each of these institutions has sold out the constituents it represented. In doing so, the liberal class has become irrelevant to society at large and ultimately the corporate power elite they once served.

    Mel says: "Integrity-Can You Tell Me Where It's Gone?"
    "A very important book for our time."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Death of the Liberal Class to be better than the print version?

    Hedges has outdone himself again...this is an important work in the contemporary intellectual scene.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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