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AZ Crazy

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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
    (340)
    Performance
    (309)
    Story
    (306)

    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"
    "I stand corrected..."
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    I stand corrected...common sense is NOT dead, as I feared. John Stossel for President! He is more cognitively analytical than both of the Presidential candidates combined.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Brain Trust: 93 Top Scientists Reveal Lab-Tested Secrets to Surfing, Dating, Dieting, Gambling, Growing Man-Eating Plants, and More!

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Garth Sundem
    • Narrated By Garth Sundem
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (172)

    How much better would your life be if you had an army of Nobel Laureates, MacArthur ‘geniuses’ and National Medal of Science winners whispering tips in your ear about your body language, or how to resist that impulse purchase you’ll regret tomorrow, or when to sell your car - or even helping you trick your spouse into doing the dishes?

    Kim says: "Sort of scattered"
    "Entertaining and Enlightening"
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    I enjoyed this book so much, I ordered three hard copies for my audibly challenged friends. It highlights some very interesting and startling facts in a non-political, entertaining way. And it reminded me of some of the more laughable moments of family life.Thanks to Mr. Sundem for an entertaining read!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Margaret Heffernan
    • Narrated By Margaret Heffernan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (88)

    Margaret Heffernan argues that the biggest threats and dangers we face are the ones we don't see - not because they're secret or invisible, but because we're willfully blind. A distinguished businesswoman and writer, she examines the phenomenon and traces its imprint in our private and working lives, and within governments and organizations, and asks: What makes us prefer ignorance? What are we so afraid of? Why do some people see more than others? And how can we change?

    Lynn says: "Why We Ignore What Is About Us"
    "Unorganized blather"
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    This book wasn???t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    An automaton


    Would you ever listen to anything by Margaret Heffernan again?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of Margaret Heffernan???s performances?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Not at all what I was expecting...I knew I was wasting my time when the author referenced The Sopranos as a case in point. Turns out that the rest of what I was able to read was fantasy-based, too.
    This is the only Audible book of 800+ that I was unable to finish. Sorry I wasted my time.

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Winter's Bone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Daniel Woodrell
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (637)
    Performance
    (457)
    Story
    (458)

    The sheriff's deputy at the front door brings hard news to Ree Dolly. Her father has skipped bail on charges that he ran a crystal meth lab, and the Dollys will lose their house if he doesn't show up for his next court date. Ree's father has disappeared before. The Dolly clan has worked the shadowy side of the law for generations, and arrests (and attempts to avoid them) are part of life in Rathlin Valley.

    Brooks says: "A Masterpiece"
    "Brutally accurate"
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    What did you love best about Winter's Bone?

    One of the tenets of successful writing is to write what you know. Having spent many years in the Ozarks myself, it's obvious that Mr. Woodrell is familiar with the clannishness, disdain for law enforcement, and raw poverty of many of its residents.
    Winter's Bone was a focused unmasking of the realities meth manufacturing and of the convoluted family ties accepted as normal in the back woods of the Ozarks.
    This was my first Daniel Woodrell novel. I'm anxious to see if his other works are as entertaining and informative.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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