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Cole

My goal is to be one of the greatest literary giants in writing. Though my books do not sell, my goal now is to help those who are successful in writing, to become even greater.

Goose Creek, SC, United States

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  • The Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers, Second Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mark Skousen
    • Narrated By William Hughes
    Overall
    (77)
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    (34)
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    (34)

    Here is a bold, new account of the lives and ideas of the great economists - Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, Ludwig von Mises, Milton Friedman, and many others - all written by a top free-market economist and presented in an entertaining and persuasive style. Professor Mark Skousen tells a powerful story of economics with dozens of anecdotes of the great economic thinkers.

    Robert Patton says: "Poor performance ruins what may be an interesting"
    "Skousen's Sells Action Economics"
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    Where does The Making of Modern Economics rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Again I have my homework to do. Yet Skousen does for Economics what Tesla did for Innovative Power. He is objective, well researched, and focused on what he wants the reader to do, not to judge the character of an Economist, but do their ideas work? From the beginning of the story, he introduces to great Economics, their habits, their idiosyncrasies. He does not give you Economics straight, but provides a chaser with antidotes, along with pertinent facts. He is far ahead of the game of his Academic Communities than he knows. He is on the verge, if not there, on the Mt. Everest of Greatness!


    What other book might you compare The Making of Modern Economics to and why?

    I like him, had a terrible Economics Professor in 101 Econ back in College. If the Professor, unlike Skousen's The Making of Modern Economics, could have made me majoring in Economics rather than Ancient and U.S. Histories.


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

    Hughes is fresh, lively, and sounds as if he never tires, he is a welcomed relief, and does what is supposed to, bring the text alive with crisp inflections.


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

    Well, Skousen seems to use what I would like to call "Oral Histories" or "Action History" where you, and he, study together events, and the effects of theory making in the world of Economics. This book is a must read for anyone in Government, State, Local and at the Federal Reserve.


    Any additional comments?

    If you teach Economics at any level, think if Skousen could be described as an NBA player; He could be considered to be another Lebron James!

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  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    Overall
    (457)
    Performance
    (334)
    Story
    (333)

    Imagine you could travel back to the 14th century. What would you see? What would you smell? More to the point, where are you going to stay? And what are you going to eat? Ian Mortimer shows us that the past is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived. He sets out to explain what life was like in the most immediate way, through taking you to the Middle Ages. The result is the most astonishing social history book you are ever likely to read: evolutionary in its concept, informative and entertaining in its detail.

    Marc-Andr? says: "Detailed, Interesting and Entertaining"
    "Ian Mortier is Immortal for Time Traveller's Guide"
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    What did you love best about The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England?

    Mortier brings the reader face to face with the conditions of real life, real smells, and real emotions of this turbulent era of Medieval History. I believe all A.P. World History Teachers should recommend their students buy this audio version. We are in a digital age, and print is now heard more than read or will be within 20 years. Mortier could bring this arte (art in Greek) effort to the Renaissance or the Byzantine Empire.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England?

    The Opening where he states: "Imagine you are in..." To be honest I have yet to finish this work, but it is so engaging the listener or reader is immersed in the time traveler narrative device Mortier places in our ears.


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

    It is the pace Keeble brings to the peace which fits the historical context of the Opus. Jonathan Keeble does not try to be something he is not. He is, to be sure, a noted historian of us own right.


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

    Yes this book is of great repeating value.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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