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THE MAD KING

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  • The Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Nicolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Ian Richardson
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (134)

    How remarkable that an Italian living in the 15th and 16th centuries should lend his name to a word still in common usage in the English language today. Nicolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) wrote only one major work as a gift for his ruling Prince, Lorenzo de Medici. Machiavelli held office as a senior civil servant for 14 years until the downfall of the Republic in 1512. No longer officially employed to impart advice, instead Machiavelli poured out his ideas and resentment in his writings.

    Adam says: "The perfect narrator"
    "Deals intellengently with how to maintain power"
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    What did you love best about The Prince?

    The clear, concise definitions of what each cataglory is and how to maintain your power in each.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    That it provided examples of possible pit fall and how to avoild them.


    What about Ian Richardson’s performance did you like?

    good


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    that this book deserves further study by anyone who craves power.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Washington: A Life

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ron Chernow
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1738)
    Performance
    (1211)
    Story
    (1208)

    In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. This crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president.

    ButterLegume says: "A sad day when my book was done!"
    "A fair book"
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    What made the experience of listening to Washington: A Life the most enjoyable?

    That is explained and put into context ideas and practices of the time period.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    it was all good


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8042)
    Performance
    (3199)
    Story
    (3259)

    When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

    Sandra says: "Utterly Awesome!"
    "Good read for the whole family"
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    If you could sum up Eragon in three words, what would they be?

    everyone will enjoy


    What did you like best about this story?

    a boy and his dragon


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

    experience


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

    dragons


    Any additional comments?

    An all around good book that everyone in the family can enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Misquoting Jesus

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Richard M. Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1924)
    Performance
    (1111)
    Story
    (1116)

    When world-class biblical scholar Bart Ehrman first began to study the texts of the Bible in their original languages he was startled to discover the multitude of mistakes and intentional alterations that had been made by earlier translators. In Misquoting Jesus, Ehrman tells the story behind the mistakes and changes that ancient scribes made to the New Testament and shows the great impact they had upon the Bible we use today.

    R. J. Monts says: "a (mostly) balanced discussion"
    "FORGET IT"
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    Has Misquoting Jesus turned you off from other books in this genre?

    YES


    Would you be willing to try another one of Richard M. Davidson’s performances?

    NO.


    What character would you cut from Misquoting Jesus?

    DID NOT GET THAT FAR


    Any additional comments?

    HE STATES THE OBVIOUS. ANY PERSON WITH HALF A BRAIN WOULD HAVE FIGURED OUT THAT MISTAKES HAVE ENTERED THE TEXT. I GOT THE IMPRESSION OF A SOURED MAN WHO HAS LOST HIS FAITH WHO WISHES TO DISILLISIONS OTHERS. I THROUGH GOOD MONEY AWAY ON THIS PURCHASE.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Coming Insurrection

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By The Invisible Committee
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    The Coming Insurrection is an eloquent call to arms arising from the recent waves of social contestation in France and Europe. Written by the anonymous Invisible Committee in the vein of Guy Debord — and with comparable elegance — it has been proclaimed a manual for terrorism by the French government (who recently arrested its alleged authors).

    Jacob Radkiewicz says: "Yep a Rant!"
    "Wake up and pay attention. America"
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    What did you love best about The Coming Insurrection?

    That it gives you their game plan.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That I can now see why what is happening in the EU.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    That the paranoid man is right. There is someone out there who is out to get you and your loved ones.


    Any additional comments?

    Wake up and smell the coffee America. If these people have their way. You will learn what your great great grand parents learned about suffering, pain and death.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of War

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Sun Tzu
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Shelly Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (661)
    Performance
    (350)
    Story
    (337)

    Written before Alexander the Great was born, this Chinese treatise on war has become one of the most influential works on the subject. Read widely in the east since its appearance 2,500 years ago, The Art of War first came to the west with a French Jesuit in 1782. It has been studied by generals from Napoleon to Rommel, and it is still required reading in most military academies of the world.

    Michael says: "Just your basic Art of War translation"
    "Worth of further study"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes Has many pearls of great price


    What other book might you compare The Art of War to and why?

    The Prince


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    good information with a variety of applications to life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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