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Joseph Reinartz

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  • Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By James Langton
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (29)

    Our age is obsessed by the idea of conspiracy. We see it everywhere - from Pearl Harbor to 9/11, from the assassination of Kennedy to the death of Diana. In this age of terrorism we live in, the role of conspiracy is a serious one - one that can fuel radical or fringe elements to violence. For award-winning journalist David Aaronovitch, there came a time when he started to see a pattern among these inflammatory theories.

    Ethan M. says: "Excellent, with a few minor flaws"
    "Life Is Easy For A Skeptic"
    Overall

    Want to be an official skeptic? Say "Occam's Razor" and cite the most ridiculous parts of the most ridiculous "conspiracy theory" - the Protocols of Zion - and you can dismiss more credible theories because that one is so justifiably stupid. And remember: you're the intellectual. Full disclosure - I'm only a half-hour in, but so far this is Bill Nye by-the-numbers skepticism. To dismiss Dr. David Griffin's work because he overstated his credentials somewhere, or to say there is no credible reason to question the murder of MLK despite what Dr. William Pepper might say is par for the course. Maybe it will get better.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • 63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jesse Ventura, Dick Russell
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (74)

    There's the Freedom of Information Act, and then there's Ventura's way. The official spin on numerous government programs is flat-out bull, according to Jesse Ventura. In this incredible collection of actual government documents, Ventura, the ultimate nonpartisan truth-seeker, proves it beyond any doubt. He and Dick Russell walk listeners through 63 of the most incriminating programs to reveal what really happens behind the closed doors.

    Amazon Customer says: "Needs to come with a WARNING for this narrator"
    "It's good, as long as you don't listen to it."
    Overall

    I agree with the low-level ratings here. It's not that the book is bad - it's just bad in audio form. The narrator is great, but how much can you do with, "Government document three seven five Dee Zee Ell, dated January 25 two thousand and sixty five. From Admiral Cosegrove to the chiefs of staff ..." A more traditional book, your eyes just go right past all that. But I can't slight Jesse. Love the guy. Just find a book to flip through (PS - I love you, Audible)

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Go the F--k to Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
    • Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11271)
    Performance
    (6688)
    Story
    (6573)

    Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

    Darwin8u says: "Read the F--king REVIEW!"
    "Dear Audible:"
    Overall

    Thank you for being here for us. What a great freebie. I don't really have much left to say but will add this sentence to get to the minimum. How this turned my day around!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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