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Caterina M. Platt

Caterina

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  • Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By David Horowitz
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
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    (19)
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    (20)

    The son of proudly Communist parents, David Horowitz became a major figure in the 1960s New Left. He is by no means the only intellectual and activist to have moved from the Left to the Right in recent decades, but few have done so while maintaining such a high profile and outspoken style. His book therefore becomes not only an important and fascinating memoir of the 1960s but also a devastating analysis of the legacy of that time.

    Jada Robitaille says: "Remarkable story, Wonderful narrator."
    "Highly informative, candid and a captivating story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Radical Son to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version. I'd love to be able to access an electronic version when/if it became available for reference purposes. It is a book where you absolutely want to go back and refer to names, events, etc.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Radical Son?

    Early on in the book, when Mr. Horowitz sheds the light on Columbia University and the New York Teachers Union being arms of the communist party, it was a precious piece of vindication for this conservative patriot. We've known this in our hearts for years (teacher's unions in general), however are continually told what fools we are by the media and public in general when we broach the subject.

    The entire account of the Black Panthers and 60's radical movement, as well as Jane Fonda's treasonous behavior. Again, both are either diminished or flat out lied about when the average conservative recounts this part of our history and the ties to the communist/Marxist movement.


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

    A pleasurable, interesting voice.


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

    Sure, but at 18 hours in length, hardly possible in both time and attention span. :)


    Any additional comments?

    I am now a full fledged Horowitz groupie. LOL My first Horowitz book was The Shadow Party, which I bought in Nook format and had to 'crack' so to speak to convert it to audio with a computer voice program. I'd love to be able to find The Shadow Party actually performed by someone like Jonathan Marosz, as the computer voice program works, but it is monotonous at many points, aside from the computer's inability to pronounce many of the words. As a real estate appraiser, I spend many hours in my vehicle and the audio versions of books are often the only way I get a chance to 'read'.

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  • Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By David Horowitz
    • Narrated By John McLain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    America is at a crucial turning point in its history, and Republicans have been losing ground to Democrats for too long. In Take No Prisoners, Horowitz sounds a clarion call for conservatives to use liberals' take-no-prisoners playbook against them. From his days as a founder of the radical New Left movement in the 1960s to his storied career as a leading conservative activist, Horowitz has a lifetime of experience in battleground politics. Now he lays out a winning political strategy for the Right that can save the country from sliding into economic and social ruin.

    george says: "Candidates must read"
    "A must read for all conservative politicals"
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    What did you love best about Take No Prisoners?

    Horowitz has an insight to the mind and heart of the left like no other conservative. His intimate understanding of this provides invaluable insight that I wish we could impart into good candidates. It is information that needs to be absorbed if we ever want to win elections that don't accidentally fall into our laps. We conservatives naively want to continue trying to reach the liberal voter's center of reasoning with 'convservativethink', but it is speaking a language they don't understand. Horowitz outlines the 'why' and 'how' providing several 'Ah ha!' moments, and suddenly it will become clear to you why those mind numbing, frustrating debate attempts with your liberal friends and family never get anywhere.


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  • The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Richard Preston
    • Narrated By Richard M. Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (693)
    Performance
    (622)
    Story
    (627)

    A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days, 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.

    aaron says: "If you love viruses and gore and non-fiction..."
    "Brilliant!"
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    Would you listen to The Hot Zone again? Why?

    The author takes meticulous measures in developing these characters. I was truly captured while learning about the history of the virus and it's victims. I walked away with valuable truth and facts, without being bored to tears. I read quite of bit of non-fiction, and it's a shame it all can't be presented as well.


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

    I would caution anyone listening to this while driving, when the author begins describing the progression of the disease and the effects on the human body, you may want to pull over.


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