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Alireza

West Vancouver, BC, Canada | Member Since 2012

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  • 2012 TOEFL Vocabulary Audio Learn

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By AudioLearn Editors
    • Narrated By AudioLearn Voice Over Team
    Overall
    (5)
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    Audio Review of Over 500 2012 TOEFL Vocabulary Words. Improve your spelling. Gain a better understanding of sentence structure. Increase your TOEFL scores. AudioLearn includes more than 500 words that commonly appear on the 2012 TOEFL exam, making it your indispensable study guide when it comes to TOEFL vocabulary! You can study TOEFL Vocabulary words at the gym, review spelling and sentence usage in the car, and memorize new words before you sleep at night.

    Alireza says: "Need the sharp mind"
    "Need the sharp mind"
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    Would you listen to 2012 TOEFL Vocabulary Audio Learn again? Why?

    Yes. I mainly like spelling part. It's required your fully attention to learn those words and their spelling. It's hard, but if you try you will have the sharper brain.


    What other book might you compare 2012 TOEFL Vocabulary Audio Learn to and why?

    I think it's unique. That was kind of the book that I was looking for long time ago.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • What Really Happened in Iran (Foreign Affairs): The CIA, the Ouster of Mosaddeq, and the Restoration of the Shah

    • UNABRIDGED (38 mins)
    • By Ray Takeyh
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
    Overall
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    Conventional wisdom about the 1953 coup in Iran rests on the myth that the CIA toppled the country's democratically elected prime minister. In reality, the coup was primarily a domestic Iranian affair, and the CIA's impact was ultimately insignificant.

    Alireza says: "Finally realistic version of history"
    "Finally realistic version of history"
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    What made the experience of listening to What Really Happened in Iran (Foreign Affairs) the most enjoyable?

    Yes. Many times, many medias tried to call Mohammad Mosadegh the democratically elected government. Mossadegh was appointed by Shah and approval of the parliament like all other prime ministers. Is mossadegh was elected democratically, so all before and after Mosadegh was elected democratically. But the name of the game to call Shah who made a coupe against Mossadegh is to reduce Shah's legitimacy of his regime, and give legitimacy to Iran's revolution of 1979. The regime and their allies have shown that Shah took the power against the constitution and toppled Mohammad Mossadegh with aid of foreign powers against the will of Iranians, which was a big lie.
    This book has neutral moment to what happened in 1954.


    What other book might you compare What Really Happened in Iran (Foreign Affairs) to and why?

    I always believed that the fairy tail of coup against Mosadegh was a cover for USA and UK to hid to what they really did in 1979 results in 1 million Iranian casualties and destroying all Iran infrastructure and Iranian civil laws. They support Khomeini come to power in 1979. and also the regime of Iran enjoyed the fairy tail to show Shah governments were not legitimate due to a coup.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The part that admits overthrowing Mosadegh was made by people who liked Shah and CIA has insignificant role on it.


    Any additional comments?

    As it is indicated in this book, Islamic regime in Iran enjoy a lot with the fairy tail of coup against Mossadegh. They show Shah regime not legitimate by accusing him who perform coup with aid of foreign agencies, and took power like a thief; therefore, he must be overthrown which would legitimize the Islamic revolution in 1979. Revolutionary claims that initial pure goals of the revolution was deviated, therefore, people must wait and perform reform. the reform which has been always a make-up for the Regime.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Thinking Clearly

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Rolf Dobelli
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
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    (72)
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    (72)

    A novelist, thinker, and entrepreneur, Rolf Dobelli deftly shows that in order to lead happier, more prosperous lives, we don't need extra cunning, new ideas, shiny gadgets, or more frantic hyperactivity - all we need is less irrationality. Simple, clear, and always surprising, this indispensable audiobook will change the way you think and transform your decision making - at work, at home, every day.

    Sam Motes says: "Clearly thought it was a good read"
    "Amazing book"
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    What did you love best about The Art of Thinking Clearly?

    This book is an eye opener. All the materials are classified and clearly explained in this book .


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • VangoNotes for Active Vocabulary: General & Academic Words, 3/e

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Amy E. Olsen
    • Narrated By Amy LeBlanc, Sharron Bower, Mikhail Horowitz
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (1)
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    Study on the go with VangoNotes. Just download chapter reviews from your text and listen to them on any mp3 player. Now wherever you are--whatever you're doing--you can study by listening to key features for each chapter of your textbook.

    Alireza says: "Wonderful Book for ESL students"
    "Wonderful Book for ESL students"
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    If you could sum up VangoNotes for Active Vocabulary in three words, what would they be?

    It an awesome book to boost your vocabulary. I thing this books is designed for upper intermediate and advance ESL students.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of VangoNotes for Active Vocabulary?

    They review all the words in sentences.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    She has a clear voice. I like it a lot.


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

    I want to review each chapter over and over.


    Any additional comments?

    I am sure I can increase my vocabulary dramatically by listening to this audio book. This book is exactly what I have been looking for a long time.

    I hope more authors publish such an amazing book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Stephen Kinzer
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (636)
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    (241)
    Story
    (250)

    In a cloak-and-dagger story of spies, saboteurs, and secret agents, Kinzer reveals the involvement of Eisenhower, Churchill, Kermit Roosevelt, and the CIA in Operation Ajax, which restored Mohammad Reza Shah to power. Reza imposed a tyranny that ultimately sparked the Islamic Revolution of 1979 which, in turn, inspired fundamentalists throughout the Muslim world, including the Taliban and terrorists who thrived under its protection.

    amazonman says: "Fascinating & Insightful View of US/ Iran History"
    "Bias history telling. Full of contradictions"
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    Would you try another book from Stephen Kinzer and/or Michael Prichard?

    For sure I do. Because his books reflect current USA policy towards other counties. For example, regarding my country Iran, They are trying to hid what USA did in 1979 by overthrowing the Shah for the oil behind Mosadegh. Kinzer is trying to show Mosadegh as a national hero to cover the mess they did in 1979 in the middle east. This book is a shame. We, young Iranian, won't let those guys like Kinzer change our country's history.


    What was most disappointing about Stephen Kinzer’s story?

    He demonize Shah and make Mosadegh as a hero. It's been USA policy for a long time to make Mosadegh as a hero to hid the reality of what they had done during 1977 to 1979 in Iran.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger and disappintment


    Any additional comments?

    As I said we will speak up against any untrue narration about our country's history. We will tell all the world what is the reality about the Shah of Iran who was overthrown by USA and the conspiracy USA ans UK had done about it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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