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Hyrum

TUCSON, AZ, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The German Historical School of Economics

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Dr. Nicholas Balabkins
    • Narrated By Louis Rukeyser
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    Beginning in the early 1840's, a group of German university professors denounced the abstract theories of classical economists, rejecting theoretical analysis in favor of a historical approach. They believed that theories only express what happens in a simplified world, not in the real world, and that they offer little solution to the pressing social problems of the underprivileged.

    Sam Motes says: "Great series"
    "Knowledge"
    Overall

    This was originally produced for Knowledge Products on tape. I have listened to the economics series of which this is a part several times - and learn something each time. The production is excellent, the narration interesting and the topic fascinating -even when I disagree with the conclusions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs)
    • By Tony Judt
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (431)
    Performance
    (323)
    Story
    (322)

    Almost a decade in the making, this much-anticipated grand history of postwar Europe from one of the world’s most esteemed historians and intellectuals is a singular achievement. Postwar is the first modern history that covers all of Europe, both east and west, drawing on research in six languages to sweep readers through 34 nations and 60 years of political and cultural change—all in one integrated, enthralling narrative.

    History says: "Great book, but not terrific listening"
    "A life examined"
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    What made the experience of listening to Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 the most enjoyable?

    I lived my life in the second half of the twentieth century and remembered or experienced the events covered in this audiobook. Yet, after listening, I both remember and understand both them and myself better.

    This is a work which gives meaning to life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (378)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (245)

    Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson's brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful Majority Leader in history.

    Jeff says: "DROP JAW AMAZING!!"
    "Magnificent"
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    Any additional comments?

    A detailed history not only of Senator Johnson, but of the Senate, its workings and history, as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Rare Recording of Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin

    • UNABRIDGED (7 mins)
    • By Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Josef Stalin
    • Narrated By Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Josef Stalin
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Vladimir Lenin (speaking Russian) was the main theoretician and practical leader of the Blosheviks. He was voted the Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR. Leon Trotsky was a communist theorist, prolific writer, and leader in the 1917 Russian Revolution. Josef Stalin (speaking Russian) was the General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party and a key leader in World War II.

    Hyrum says: "A slice of history"
    "A slice of history"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you be willing to try another book from the authors? Why or why not?

    Yes


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A chance to hear not only their words but their personalities.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was very short.


    Any additional comments?

    The audio, though better than I expected, was still lacking modern quality. A translation of the the Russian would have been useful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Nicholas Wapshott
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (88)

    As the stock market crash of 1929 plunged the world into turmoil, two men emerged with competing claims on how to restore the balance to economies gone awry. John Maynard Keynes, the mercurial Cambridge economist, believed that government had a duty to spend when others would not. He met his opposite in a little-known Austrian economics professor, Friedrich Hayek, who considered attempts to intervene both pointless and potentially dangerous.

    Anandasubramanian says: "An unbiased evaluation of both the major economist"
    "Solid history, weak discussion of issues"
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    What made the experience of listening to Keynes Hayek the most enjoyable?

    I was primarily interested in a discussion of the economic issues, where the economists agreed, where they disagreed, and how Hayek and Keynes changed their opinions over time.The book assumed more knowledge of the issues than I have, and while, making the positions of the economists clear, it did not help me understand the reasoning behind their conclusions. Nor did I get a clear understanding of how - and why- their positions changed over time.On the other hand, the biographies of not only Hayek and Keynes, but of their contemporaries - and the setting of their lives in the events of their times - were fascinating. I was especially impressed with the portrayal of Herbert Spencer, the Webbs, and Alfred Lord Marshall. The portrayal of the Austrian school was weaker but still made profitable listening.This work was both enjoyable and profitable. I expect to listen to it again.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    Overall
    (315)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (144)

    The fateful quarter-century leading up to World War I was a time when the world of privilege still existed in Olympian luxury and the world of protest was heaving in its pain, its power, and its hate. The age was the climax of a century of the most accelerated rate of change in history, a cataclysmic shaping of destiny.

    Doug says: "Fascinating history"
    "An history of the past with relevance to today"
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    Where does The Proud Tower rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    An excellent demonstration of how individual decisions and historical trends can combine to produce radical, and unpredictable, social and political changes. The book is relevant to the current debate between those who on the one side believe in historical necessity and those who believe in the power of human will to produce "hope and change."


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Favorite Story Poems

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Alfred Noyes, Robert Browning, Edgar Allan Poe
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    This recording features some of the best known narrative poems ever written. It includes: "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes, "My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning, "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe, "Gunga Din" by Rudyard Kipling, "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" by John Keats, "Kubla Khan" by William Taylor Coleridge, "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" by Oscar Wilde, and "The Hound of Heaven" by Francis Thompson.

    Empowerment says: "Nice variety"
    "Great poems, poorly read"
    Overall

    The poems selected were great but the quality of narration was uneven and did not hold my or my grandchildren's interest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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