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Byron

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  • The Overton Window

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1166)
    Performance
    (409)
    Story
    (416)

    A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed. There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws, and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country.

    Ray says: "It Could Happen Soon"
    "GREAT FICTION AND GREAT TRUTHS"
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    Beck highlights how conspirators are trying to overthrow our freedom step by step over many years. Although it's a work of fiction it's an excellent example of how real life conspirators are actually working to overthrow the freedom of all nations.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Patriot's History of the United States

    • UNABRIDGED (50 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Larry Schweikart, Michael Allen
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (729)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (297)

    Since the liberal revolution of the '60s and '70s, American history books have been biased toward the negative. They overemphasize America's racism, sexism, and bigotry while downplaying the greatness of her patriots. As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington, more on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II than on D-day or Iwo Jima. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America's true and proud history.

    P. Metz says: "About What You Would Expect"
    "A Lot of Good Information"
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    I A Patriot's History of the United States. However, the little bit about the founding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) was definately biased to direct opinion against the church. I'm skeptical about what other biases may have skewed the telling of Schweikart and Allen's view of history. I'm also curious how American Indians (or Native American's if you prefer; neither is technically correct) would view the historical accounts related. A Lakota friend of mine told me he views the Caucasion view of history with the question "maybe."

    I also want to make it clear that I have no hard feelings against Schweikart and Allen for their view of Mormons. In The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ, Jesus said he would do a marvelous work and a wonder--referring to The Book of Mormon--but there would be those who don't believe it (3rd Nephi 21:9; Isaiah 29:14, KJV). I believe the vast majority of people would accept The Book of Mormon if they would let go of their biases, read it and ask God if it's truly His word. Clearly the authors haven't done that yet but there's still time.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: The Chronicles of Narnia (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By C. S. Lewis
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Three children - Edmund, Lucy, and their cousin Eustace - are pulled into a magical picture and end up on the high seas of Narnia! They join King Caspian's noble voyage to find his missing lords. They discover uncharted lands with dragons, wizards, and truths as only C.S. Lewis' imagination can reveal.

    Denise says: "Awesome!"
    "Enjoyable"
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    I've read the Narnia series many times as a child and purchased this download so my children can understand why I bought the series. I have copies of the books for my children to read and since listening to the audio books they have shown more interest in the books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Da Vinci Code

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    Overall
    (2962)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (197)

    While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

    Jonas says: "Overall Good"
    "Very Enjoyable"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Da Vinci Code the most enjoyable?

    I appreciated learning some truths about history that I was previously unaware of. Recognizing of course that this is still a work of fiction and we need to be careful to discern between truth and fiction.


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reagan's Secret War: The Untold Story of His Fight to Save the World from Nuclear Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Martin Anderson, Annelise Anderson
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Martin and Annelise Anderson drew upon their access to more than eight million classified documents housed within the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. What emerges from this treasure trove of material is evidence that Reagan intended from his first days in office to bring down the Soviet Union, that he considered eliminating nuclear weapons his paramount objective, and that he was the principal architect of the policies that brought the Soviets to the nuclear-arms negotiating table.

    Byron says: "IMPORTANT HISTORICAL INFORMATION"
    "IMPORTANT HISTORICAL INFORMATION"
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    Where does Reagan's Secret War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among historical records Reagan's Secred War is probably directly behind scripture and The 5000 Year Leap. I believe God sent Reagan to accomplish the good he was able to achieve and placed him in circumstances where he was able to achieve what needed to be done. I'm proud that Reagan's election was the first presidential election I was able to be a part of and I was able to cast my vote for this great American. Only the first 5 presidents and Abraham Lincoln can be placed in the same class of presidents. If we didn't have other government representatives so focused on destroying our freedoms I'm sure he could have brought us back in line to what our country should be.


    What other book might you compare Reagan's Secret War to and why?

    The Book of Mormon, The Naked Communist and The 5000 Year Leap. All these books highlight the conspiracies of groups who are seeking to overthrow the freedom of all nations and tells us that we need to focus on those who have been depleting our freedoms and replacing them with ruler's law. J. Reben Clark has said that there are only two forms of government, people's law and ruler's law. Skousen reaffirms this in his books and explains the importance of upholding politicians who believe in people's law.


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

    It made me feel extremely pleased with my decision to vote for Reagan. I wish we had more politicians like him. I'm hopeful that freedom can be restored to the United States by our generation. The sooner the better. If we can do it sooner less blood will have to be spilled to defend ourselves and achieve a restoration of the United States Constitution.


    Any additional comments?

    It's perplexing to me that Reagan couldn't figure out why the Soviets were against SDI when the United States was planning to share the technology with them. To me it seems glaringly obvious. China and Russia intend to attack the United States and don't want us to have the ability to defend ourselves. They've clearly stated this goal over the years in statements I've read in the Las Vegas Review Journal and other publications.

    In addition, the majority of government officials wish to overthrow our freedom and instill ruler's law with themselves at the head of government. We need to be prepared and stop voting for people who are taking our freedom away bit by bit. Reagan helped immensely but he didn't seem to be aware of the true intent of his enemies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Harriet Tubman

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Ann Petry
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    When Harriet Tubman was born a plantation slave in 1820, her parents hoped she could learn a trade, so she wouldn't have to work in the fields. But because she defended a slave against an overseer, she became a field hand anyway. As she grew strong and learned to survive in the woods and find her way by the North Star, she dreamed of freedom. When she was almost 30, she finally made her escape, but her own freedom wasn't enough.

    Elaine says: "An Incredible human being"
    "IMPORTANT HISORICALLY"
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    Where does Harriet Tubman rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    For knowledge and information Harriet Tubman ranks in the top 10%.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It helped me view things from a different perspective. Being a white man I don't really consider race at all. I have friends and neighbors who are black but learning about slavery from the perspective of Harriet Tubman helps me empathize with her. I truly gained an affinity for this truly great woman who I believe was guided by God to do what she did.


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

    I was very interested to learn that she fell asleep without any apparent reason other than the injury she'd suffered. This must have been an incredibly dagerous experience and heightened the danger she was placed in.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Richard Louv
    • Narrated By Jonathan Hogan
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    New York Times and Washington Post contributor Richard Louv is the widely respected author of seven previous books. In Last Child in the Woods, Louv illustrates how the alienation of today's children from nature can lead to a host of childhood disorders - and he offers effective methods for healing this rift.

    Eric says: "Great until it devolves into religious nonsense."
    "Good Balance"
    Overall

    Louv does excellent work balancing nature and the built environment. Obviously we have to have home, workplaces and colleges but we also need the natural environment. I don't think there's a problem building cities but as Louv points out there can be better balance between nature and the built environment than we currently have.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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