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Charyn

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  • Extinction Point: Extinction Point, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Paul Antony Jones
    • Narrated By Emily Beresford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (99)

    Emily Baxter’s dream life turns into a waking nightmare the day the red rain falls. Like a biblical plague, the scarlet downpour spreads a hideous virus that demolishes life in New York City, the nation, and the world. Suddenly the last soul in an annihilated metropolis - and possibly on Earth - the onetime newspaper reporter must learn to scavenge, survive...and plan for a future of utter solitude. Then, from far-flung Alaska, another living voice reaches out, and Emily grasps at her only glimmer of hope. But she may be even less alone than she thinks.

    coreybeth says: "I actually liked this book allot"
    "Several hours that I'll never get back"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If a story in which the primary character is a naive dim bulb who repeatedly takes, what in my estimation are, idiotic, ignorant, short sighted actions, sounds interesting to you then this book might be right up your alley. Personally, I found myself repeatedly saying "idiot" out loud each time the central character did something ill advised or conceived and then had to deal with the consequences of her incompetence. In all fairness, I may not have fared any better in similar circumstances. Hopefully I'll never have to find out.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Extinction Point?

    Had the author written the story with a central character who had a bit more understanding of life in general, this could have a much more enjoyable and interesting book.


    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By G. Edward Griffin
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (148)

    This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true.

    Charyn says: "Prepare to be amazed"
    "Prepare to be amazed"
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    If you could sum up The Creature from Jekyll Island in three words, what would they be?

    Eyeopening, shocking, disquieting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Creature from Jekyll Island?

    The explanation of how banking and the economy actually work.


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

    Mark's narration brought the concepts and information presented into clear focus.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    They really are out to get you.


    Any additional comments?

    This book has been on a shelf in my home for over 10 years and during that time I manged to read maybe the first 3 chapters. I'm so glad I found it on Audible and that it has been updated with information about the world's current economic situation. I've learned more about banking and the economy from this book than I did from my college economics and finance classes. Well worth the investment.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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