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  • The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (261)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (213)

    Virtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet over time most developed new political institutions which included a central state that could keep the peace and uniform laws that applied to all citizens. Some went on to create governments that were accountable to their constituents. We take these institutions for granted, but they are absent or are unable to perform in many of today’s developing countries—with often disastrous consequences for the rest of the world.

    Henderson says: "Best Summary of Political History I've Read"
    "Enjoyable"
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    If you could sum up The Origins of Political Order from Pre-human Times to the French Revolution in three words, what would they be?

    Very interesting book. It is pretty much what I expected it to be. The overall rating for my review is based on the way the author captures and explains in an informative way the history and story of politics.
    For me this helped solidify in my mind the historical elements of politics and why it is important to study history.
    Funny how many of the ills of society could probably be avoided today if more people (especially our political leaders) would study history for its pitfalls and greatness!!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Politics - According to the Bible: A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Wayne Grudem
    • Narrated By Wayne Grudem
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    Here is a listenable, comprehensive political philosophy, arguing for Christian involvement based on biblical teachings and a Christian worldview, which provides overall principles and covers over 50 specific issues relating to protection of life, marriage, family, economics, environment, national defense, interna-tionalism, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and special groups.

    Steven says: "must listen"
    "Well Worth The Listen"
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    Where does Politics - According to the Bible rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Although I do not share all the religious views of the author I did find this book very thought provoking and interesting.
    For any who want to understand politics and the basis for much of the worlds clime today this is a great listen.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Free Will

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Sam Harris
    • Narrated By Sam Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (402)
    Performance
    (358)
    Story
    (349)

    A belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion.

    Margaret says: "Fascinating debate!"
    "Interesting Waste of Time"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Ok... I bought this book on the premise of some reviews praising the author for his insight and intelligence.
    However, I found the arguments for the authors line of thinking to be failing in substance and content.
    Interesting how the author compares seemingly meaningless acts such as muscle movement and other various body activity to moral decisions and actions as all being lumped into one grand idea of being at the mercy of the biological creature for every supposed decision we make.
    Overall, I found this book to be very bankrupt in meaning or depth - however thought provoking!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Wolf Gift

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Anne Rice
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (774)
    Performance
    (697)
    Story
    (704)

    A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer... An older woman welcoming him into her magnificent family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency... A chance encounter between two unlikely people... An idyllic night - shattered by horrific unimaginable violence, the young man inexplicably attacked - bitten - by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness....

    Melinda says: "Nietzsche in Wolf's Clothing/Philosophy or Horror"
    "Was Alright!!"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This is definitely not the Vampire series in intensity I was expecting from Ann Rice.
    Overall it was alright just not the depth I was hoping for!!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5969)
    Performance
    (2126)
    Story
    (2133)

    A tour-de-force novel set in ancient Japan filled with passion, fantasy, and feuding warlords. The first volume in the highly anticipated Tales of the Otori trilogy.

    Jody R. Nathan says: "Wonderful epic story"
    "Across the Nightingale Floor"
    Overall

    Great book with a very captivating story. The characters come to life and the narration was remarkable. Highly recommend!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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