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  • Human Action: A Treatise on Economics

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Ludwig von Mises
    • Narrated By Bernard Mayes
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    Ludwig von Mises is to economics what Albert Einstein is to physics. Human Action is his greatest work: a systematic study that covers every major topic in the science of economics. It is also one of the most convincing indictments of socialism and statism ever penned. When it first appeared in 1949, it ignited an eruption of critical acclaim.

    george says: "Couldn't follow it"
    "Couldn't follow it"
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    I couldn't get thru the first chapter. Von Mises can be hard for a layman to follow anyway, but the added distraction of a reader with British accent made it impossible for a country boy from South Carolina.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Susan Wise Bauer
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (148)
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    This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. This narrative history employs the methods of "history from beneath" - literature, epic traditions, private letters, and accounts - to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled.

    Amazon Customer says: "A Fantastic Overview!"
    "More historical info than I knew existed."
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    This is a great book for the history buff or student.

    It's always been about power and money - even murdering family members to get them.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Agents Created Political Correctness, Obama's Hate-America-First Political Platform, and Destroyed America

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Kent Clizbe
    • Narrated By Douglas R. Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    CIA case officer, Kent Clizbe, analyzes counter-intelligence details to demonstrate that KGB covert influence agents in American education and academia, Hollywood, and the media inserted the anti-American payload that became Political Correctness (PC). The KGB officers suffered death in Stalin's purges. Their American accomplices, not needing guidance, built the elite mindset of "reflexive loathing of the United States and its people," that defines PC.

    Allan Smart says: "How did we get here? Your education begins here."
    "This explains today's "progressives""
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    If you've wondered what Hillary meant when she described herself as a "progressive" in the mold of early 20th century "progressives", this is a must listen!
    If you don't like the direction that our government is taking us, this is a must listen!
    If you wonder where our education system gets its idiotic ideas, this is a must listen!
    It takes a village. Total subjugation of the masses is the goal - collectivism is the kinder gentler term.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Power Grab: How Obama's Green Policies Will Steal Your Freedom and Bankrupt America

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Christopher C. Horner
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    No matter how President Obama spins his proposed government policies, it amounts to the same thing: a power grab. In his new book, best-selling author Christopher Horner reveals an out-of-control administration that wants to impose mandates, raise taxes, and even subjugate our authority to international organizations such as the United Nations.

    george says: "What the USSR couldn't do with nukes, we're doing"
    "What the USSR couldn't do with nukes, we're doing"
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    O is just the latest cog in the communist agenda to rule the world. What he USSR couldn't do militarily, we're doing to ourselves by giving our sovereignty over to the UN. One case in particular is the way we're allowing the IPCC to dictate our carbon usage with their scam of carbon dioxide causing global warming, er climate change. Now that this issue has become political it doesn't matter that the "science", led by Al Gore and the "hockey stick", has been proven to be a hoax.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Real Global Warming Disaster: Is the Obsession with 'Climate Change' Turning Out to Be the Most Costly Scientific Blunder in History?

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Christopher Booker
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    This original audiobook considers one of the most extraordinary scientific and political stories of our time: how in the 1980s a handful of scientists came to believe that mankind faced catastrophe from runaway global warming, and how today this has persuaded politicians to land us with what promises to be the biggest bill in history. Christopher Booker interweaves the science of global warming with that of its growing political consequences, showing how just when the politicians are threatening to change our Western way of life beyond recognition, the scientific evidence behind the global warming theory is being challenged like never before.

    george says: "The message made my blood boil"
    "The message made my blood boil"
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    Mr Booker reveals, point by point, all the lies, doctoring of data, political collusion, and name calling of any who dare challenge the "consensus". If only half of what he reveals is true, then the global warming, or climate change, hysteria is the biggest scam ever perpetrated on the world. And the goal seems to be the collapse of capitalism and the creation of one world government, led by the UN.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    In this devastating critique of the mindset behind the failed social policies of the past thirty years, Thomas Sowell sees what has happened not as a series of isolated mistakes, but as a logical consequence of a vision whose defects have led to disasters in education, crime, family disintegration, and more.

    Steve says: "Listen to Thomas Sowell and your brain will grow"
    "MUST READ!"
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    This is the best book ever that explains the vision of the anointed class and the methods and vocabulary that they use to stymie their opponents without having to debate facts, or the consequences of their plans.
    You must read/listen to this book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By James Bamford
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In The Shadow Factory, James Bamford, the foremost expert on National Security Agency, charts its transformation since 9/11, as the legendary code breakers turned their ears away from outside enemies, such as the Soviet Union, and inward to enemies whose communications increasingly crisscross America.

    Joshua Kim says: "NSA Sunshine Policy"
    "Every American needs to know what's in this book!"
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    The IRS lost Lerner's emails? Why doesn't congress just get them from the NSA? They have stored every email sent in modern history - and they'll record and save this review.

    America needs to wake up and realize that our elections mean nothing if all these bureaucratic entities, that report only to the president, can control us, while congress sits idly by and does nothing.

    We The People need to decide if we're to be subjects, or citizens whose elected politicians report to us, and whose unelected bureaucrats report to us via congress.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By William Davis
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
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    Since the introduction of dietary guidelines calling for reduced fat intake in the 1970s, a strange phenomenon has occurred: Americans have steadily, inexorably become heavier, less healthy, and more prone to diabetes than ever before. After putting more than two thousand of his at-risk patients on a wheat-free regimen and seeing extraordinary results, cardiologist William Davis has come to the disturbing conclusion that it is not fat, not sugar, not our sedentary lifestyle that is causing America’s obesity epidemic—it is wheat.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Raw vegetables, eggs, meat and cheese"
    "Great book, important info"
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    Every home should have a copy, and every family follow its recommendations. You don't have to be diabetic to gain from this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Kevin D. Williamson
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
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    Liberals scoff when conservatives denounce Obama and his policies as socialist. After all, they argue, Obama isn’t Stalin and America is nothing like the Soviet Union. But socialism doesn’t always resemble the Berlin Wall or the Iron Curtain, as National Review editor Kevin Williamson proves in his new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism.

    Janie says: "Book is Excellent, Audio version ... not so much.."
    "Must Read"
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    This book is an excellent history of socialism, its causes, and the US's century-long march down the path to it. Especially timely is the explanation of how England's national health "service" started out just as Obamacare is starting today - the economic destruction of WWII was the crisis that caused them to nationalize their healthcare, among other things. We won't need another war to cause ours. O'care itself will be the cause, and nationalization will be the socialists' remedy.

    It's interesting to note that England still has a small private health industry, for those who can afford it - the rest are victims of the public "service".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Basic Economics, Fourth Edition: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
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    The fourth edition of Basic Economics is both expanded and updated. A new chapter on the history of economics itself has been added, and the implications of that history examined. Among other additions throughout the book, a new section on the special role of corporations in the economy has been added to the chapter on government and big business.

    kevin says: "Myth Buster"
    "Real world examples explaining economics"
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    Thomas Sowell is one of my favorites. He has a way of using real world examples to make economics understandable to laymen - it's a shame our politicians don't get it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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