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Jay Friedman

Dallas, TX United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Greg Gutfeld
    • Narrated By Steve Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (210)

    Greg Gutfeld hates artificial tolerance. At the root of every single major political conflict is the annoying coddling Americans must endure of these harebrained liberal hypocrisies. In fact, most of the time liberals use the mantle of tolerance as a guise for their pathetic intolerance. And what we really need is smart intolerance, or as Gutfeld reminds us, what we used to call common sense. The Joy of Hate tackles this conundrum head on- - replacing the idiocy of open-mindness with a shrewd judgmentalism that rejects stupid ideas, notions, and people.

    Jerry says: "Indisputable."
    "Obvious in every way"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. Unless you are a liberal hater who likes to hear the same points and arguments over and over again, there is no reason to listen to this book. I was looking for new information, new analysis, and new insight and got none of this. It was simply rehashing all the old information you've heard.


    What could Greg Gutfeld have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Greg should have developed new insight and not just retold old stories. The "why" behind liberal behavioral patterns is desperately missing from this book.


    What aspect of Steve Kramer’s performance would you have changed?

    Steve wasn't snappy or sarcastic enough as Greg is/would have been. Greg should have narrated this.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Absolutely not.


    Any additional comments?

    I developed more of my own insight listening to this than the book provided. I think I could write a 1,500 word blog post about these same issues and provide you with more insight than the entirety of this book.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Jenna Miscavige Hill
    • Narrated By Sandy Rustin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (643)
    Performance
    (585)
    Story
    (584)

    Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005. In Beyond Belief, she shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member Sea Org - the church's highest ministry - speaks of her "disconnection" from family outside of the organization, and tells the story of her ultimate escape.

    Tim says: "The Despicable Truth Behind Scientology"
    "Outstanding on every level"
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    Would you listen to Beyond Belief again? Why?

    I wouldn't necessarily listen again; I don't listen to things twice. But, I would recommend this to absolutely anyone.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The precise details. I certainly can't remember anything that far back with that much detail. Even if some of it was "enhanced" it brought life to the story.


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

    Her voice made the young Jenna sound very believable.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    A few laughs, but most of all horror.


    Any additional comments?

    I just finished "Nothing To Envy" about North Korea and i was really surprised to see the similarities between the church of scientology and the state of north korea. When more people want to get out than get in, you're probably doing something wrong!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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