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Troy, MI, USA | Member Since 2007

  • 4 reviews
  • 12 ratings
  • 558 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014

  • Economic Facts and Fallacies

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach

    Economic Facts and Fallacies is designed for people who want to understand economic issues without getting bogged down in economic jargon, graphs, or political rhetoric. Writing in a lively manner that does not require any prior knowledge of economics, Thomas Sowell exposes some of the most popular fallacies about economic issues, including many that are widely disseminated in the media and by politicians.

    rob says: "Brilliant"
    "Great Book by Great Thinker"

    The theme could be that it is not the things you don't know that create most problems, but the things you think you know but are false that create the real problems.

    Dr. Sowell explains the common fallacies that undermine our thinking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stalin: Breaker of Nations

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Robert Conquest
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson

    In this book, the first to draw from recently released archives, Robert Conquest gives us Stalin as a child and student; as a revolutionary and communist theoretician; as a political animal skilled in amassing power and absolutely ruthless in maintaining it. He presents the landmarks of Stalin's rule: the clash with Lenin; collectivization; the Great Terror; the Nazi-Soviet pact and the Nazi-Soviet war; the anti-Semitic campaign that preceded his death; and the legacy he left behind.

    John says: "Great 1991 Study on Stalin fka Dzhugashvili"
    "Great 1991 Study on Stalin fka Dzhugashvili"

    Robert Conquest is one of the greatest historians writing about an evil dictator whose is responsible for more deaths, famine and destruction than perhaps any other dictator. The bio is comprehensive but not too long esp when listening to a fine narrator.

    I hope Conquest's many other books, including The Great Terror and The Harvest of Sorrow, will become available on Audible.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Frans de Waal
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    We have long attributed man's violent, aggressive, competitive nature to his animal ancestry. But what if we are just as given to cooperation, empathy, and morality by virtue of our genes? What if our behavior actually makes us apes? What kind of apes are we?

    Raymond says: "Top Banana Award"
    "We are bipedal Apes: part chimp; part bonobo"

    Have fun and learn all about the ape family, including chimps, bonobos and homo sapiens.

    The information about the bonobo, the unknown ape, is well worth the price of the book.

    A great way to learn about evolution and primate behavior.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Infidel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    • Narrated By Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    This New York Times best-seller is the astonishing life story of award-winning humanitarian Ayaan Hirsi Ali. A deeply respected advocate for free speech and women's rights, Hirsi Ali also lives under armed protection because of her outspoken criticism of the Islamic faith in which she was raised.

    Teddy says: "A Story that Needed to be Told"
    "Great Book Read by Author"

    Infidel is a great book by a heroine. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is very intelligent and wise. Her life story is a warning to the free world. The fact that she reads her book makes it even better. Once you get pass the early years, the story moves fast and keeps interest.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful

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