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Christian Schade

Roskilde, Denmark | Member Since 2012

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  • Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Radley Balko
    • Narrated By William Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (106)

    Rise of the Warrior Cop traces the arc of US law enforcement from the constables and private justice of colonial times to present-day SWAT teams and riot cops. Today relentless "war on drugs" and "war on terror" pronouncements from politicians, along with battle-clad police forces with tanks and machine guns, have dangerously blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. Balko's fascinating, frightening narrative shows how martial rhetoric and reactionary policies have put modern law enforcement on a collision course with the values of a free society.

    Christopher says: "Scarier than any horror book. Because it's true!"
    "SCARY but sober view of US as police state"
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    Performance
    Story
    Where does Rise of the Warrior Cop rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the most insightful descriptions of the developement of policing in the West, and particularly the US


    What did you like best about this story?

    Exposure of a constitutional outrage with no outcry


    Any additional comments?

    Setting the books obvious political bias aside, it gives a chilling overview of how policing has become a battlefield discipline rather than a bulwark of the community.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • On War

    • ABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Carl von Clausewitz
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    The theories and observations in this abridged version of Prussian soldier Carl von Clausewitz's magnum opus have been heeded by military strategists for nearly 200 years. Most have considered this to be the "Bible" of military strategy and tactics.

    Keita says: "Bad Audio"
    "Warning: Do not buy.Botched recording."
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    What would have made On War better?

    This is not audible. The recording is so bad the book is absolutely useless. It is way below normal Ausible standards. Don't buy it, even if it is the only recording of this book on Audible. Your money is lost.


    Has On War turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but it has shaken my confindence in Audible quality standards and its attitude towards subscribers and costumers in general.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Audible could have admitted that the recording is hortible, removed it from the catalogue as suggested and reimbursed my credit. I feel ripped off.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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