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  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Christopher C. Horner
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (41)

    The big media have spoken on the question of global warming, and the debate is officially over. "Be afraid, be very afraid", warns Time magazine. But have Al Gore and his environmentalist allies really proven their case? Not even close, says Christopher C. Horner.

    Michael says: "Must Read"
    "Not great for Audio"
    Overall

    This type of book definitely lends itself more toward print. There are too many references, and asides that don't work well in an audio format. If you have the option, I would choose the print edition of this book.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • John Adams

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1809)
    Performance
    (770)
    Story
    (777)

    McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale, an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

    Davis says: "An outstanding biography"
    "Good book, long pauses"
    Overall

    I very much enjoyed this book. I'm not normally a historical non-fiction fan, but it was a very interesting look into our second president's life. The only downside is that the narrator often has very long pauses in between sentences/sections. I found myself looking to see if it had stopped running a number of times.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged

    • UNABRIDGED (52 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2056)
    Performance
    (391)
    Story
    (399)

    This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he fight his hardest battle not against his enemies, but against the woman he loves? Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus and launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. Atlas Shrugged emerged as a premier moral apologia for capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who had never heard capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

    Robert says: "Over before you know it"
    "Excellent Book, minor issue"
    Overall

    This is an excellent book, with a very good narrator. My only issue with it is that it appears there was poor sound insulation between the studio this book was recorded in, and another studio. I would often hear quiet murmurings from (I assume) another audiobook reading. It was a bit distracting at times. However, I reiterate the quality of the material and the narration. I often found myself sitting in a parking lot for an additional 10-15 minutes, not willing to turn the book off and get out of the car.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
    • Narrated By Stephen J. Dubner
    Overall
    (5956)
    Performance
    (537)
    Story
    (538)

    Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime?

    Timothy says: "Fascinating book, despite the title."
    "Good book, but maybe not the best format"
    Overall

    This is a good book, however this type of book, with many figures and references may not lend itself well to the audio realm.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hostage: A Presidential Agent Novel

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Jay O. Sanders
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Charley Castillo works with the Department of Homeland Security, but more and more he is the man to whom the president turns when he needs an investigation done discreetly. And no situation demands discretion more than the one before them now.

    Mark says: "Uninspired and Unfulfilling"
    "Excellent book, annoying sound effects"
    Overall

    This is an excellent book (excellent series too), and lends itself well to audio. However, sound effects and music used for dramatic effect can overpower the speech in some situations and settings. It lost a star in my book because of this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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