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V. Fried

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  • The Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jonah Goldberg
    • Narrated By Jonah Goldberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (248)
    Performance
    (220)
    Story
    (217)

    According to Goldberg, if the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist, the greatest trick liberals ever pulled was convincing themselves they’re not ideological. Today “objective” journalists and academics and “moderate” politicians peddle some of the most radical arguments by hiding them in homespun aphorisms.

    Christopher says: "Thought provoking and funny"
    "Whoa! So much to digest at once!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have to hear this several more times to get all that is in this book. The massive references to other works indicate how well read this author is. I heard about Jonah on Crane Durham's "Nothing but Truth." I am impressed with how Jonah connects dots and how he rewinds history to give the original sense of cliches used (and abused). It is cause to slow the track down to catch all of the information.

    Most of all, he does a great job in showing how such cliches bring useful discussions to a halt, if the listener is unprepared. Way to go Mr Goldberg!!


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

    None, yet


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

    Thanks for the respectful discussion of Christianity. Not something heard much these days.


    Any additional comments?

    I will need to look for more of this man's work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Mosab Hassan Yousef
    • Narrated By Mosab Hassan Yousef
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (83)

    Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status...and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence, and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader.

    Pamela says: "Absolutely riveting!!!"
    "Brings up some really good questions"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Son of Hamas to be better than the print version?

    Don't know


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

    Descriptions of his father.


    Which character – as performed by Mosab Hassan Yousef – was your favorite?

    The author himself


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Gave insight into the complexity of the two-state solution, Muslim brotherhood, etc.


    Any additional comments?

    Heartily recommend it. I wish I could meet the author myself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2015)
    Performance
    (1790)
    Story
    (1793)

    More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

    Kristina says: "MUST READ/LISTEN"
    "Fastinating"
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    What made the experience of listening to Killing Kennedy the most enjoyable?

    My wife and I listened to the book on our trip from NW Ohio to North Carolina. The book lasted us, essentially, the entire trip. It made the trip much more enjoyable. We could not go to sleep that night until we listened to the very last chapter.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The many details of each character made them come alive for us.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Recommend it to all. Killing Kennedy is next.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mere Christianity

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2524)
    Performance
    (1102)
    Story
    (1107)

    Mere Christianity is C.S. Lewis' forceful and accessible doctrine of Christian belief. First heard as informal radio broadcasts and then published as three separate books, The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity brings together what Lewis sees as the fundamental truths of the religion.

    Tim says: "A Classic That Gets Better & Better With Time!"
    "Great food for thought"
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    Where does Mere Christianity rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a very interesting listen. It presents some challenges for the Christian in a humble manner. I believe many current discussions and viewpoints originated from this book. There is no story or plot, but the discussion is more like a talk or lecture, giving the listener things to contemplate. The playback speed may have to be reduced to catch all of the nuances and points of departure for further discussion.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    N/A


    Which character – as performed by Geoffrey Howard – was your favorite?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    C.S. Lewis is not "pretty," but he is brilliant -

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    Overall
    (3744)
    Performance
    (3336)
    Story
    (3348)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "Great, so far"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Killing Lincoln to be better than the print version?

    Cannot evaluate


    What did you like best about this story?

    Compelling story told in a very captivating style.


    What about Bill O'Reilly’s performance did you like?

    Narrates very well.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Cannot evaluate at this time.


    Any additional comments?

    Have not completed my listen; plan to do so on a coming business trip.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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