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Robert

Gwinn, MI, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Communist Manifesto and Other Writings

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Karl Marx
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    Widely debated since its publication in 1848, The Communist Manifesto is one of the world's most influential political manuscripts. Presenting an analytical approach to the problems of capitalism and the resulting class struggle between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, the text lays out the rationale and goals of communism as conceived by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

    Christopher says: "Good recording, poor selection"
    "All I wanted, was to listen to it."
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    Where does The Communist Manifesto and Other Writings rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    6 out of 10. Only because he (Marx) makes so many quirky assumptions about humanity. Overall the manifesto is ridiculous. His assumptions are way off the mark and it amazes me that so many grasp hold as though it might be possible to achive success through his ideals. I had to listen to it and make up my own mind. Marx is a nut. Period.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Karl Marx? Why or why not?

    Not really. This was enough.


    Any additional comments?

    Not a wast of time. His utter infatuation with the bourgeoisie is apparent. A good read or in this case listen if one wishes to expand ones grasp of where communism places its origins.

    3 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35300)
    Performance
    (26345)
    Story
    (26722)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Great!"
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    What did you love best about The Hunger Games?

    Couldn't put it down, so to speak. A battle for individual freedom from an oppressive government. Very likeable characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Dale Carnegie
    • Narrated By Andrew MacMillan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9955)
    Performance
    (4606)
    Story
    (4591)

    You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

    Ralph says: "This is well worth listening too! Main points are."
    "Excellent."
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    Would you listen to How to Win Friends & Influence People again? Why?

    Many good notes to be taken from this.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Can be used in every day life. Easy to apply.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Overton Window

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1178)
    Performance
    (420)
    Story
    (427)

    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"
    "An interesting point of view."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Overton Window to be better than the print version?

    To put it simply. If you hated Hillary Clinton before President Obama, now she doesn't seem nearly so bad. Our Overton window has shifted, accepting her as she was. This is the concept of the Overton window. How peoples perceptions are shifted by current events and the media. A good story. Thought provoking.


    0 of 0 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
    (741)
    Performance
    (312)
    Story
    (308)

    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"
    "More realistic"
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    Despite what more liberal reviews may offer here, from my perspective, the book reveals a more realistic point of view on our nation's history than any written by liberal or conservative. This is definitely a worth while investment in knowledge.

    5 of 12 people found this review helpful

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