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Dallas

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  • Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Mallory Factor, Elizabeth Factor (contributor)
    • Narrated By Mallory Factor
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (13)

    Shadowbosses reads like an organized crime novel, but it's actually a true story of how labor unions are infiltrating our government and corrupting our political process. This compelling and insightful book exposes how unions have organized federal, state, and local government employees without their consent, and how government employee unions are now a threat to our workers' freedoms, our free and fair elections, and even our American way of life. And, Mallory Factor reveals what's coming next.

    Rocky says: "Revealing and repetitive"
    "A Must Read for All - ESPECIALLY Liberals"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Shadowbosses to be better than the print version?

    I did not buy the print version


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There are no favorite characters in this book - it is all about the thugs who run American unions and the damage they do to all of us.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I appreciate that the author narrated the book - and he was not bad. However, I heartily recommend Dennis Boutsikaris for all audio books.


    If you could give Shadowbosses a new subtitle, what would it be?

    They Want YOUR Money.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great follow up to Linda Chavez' book "Betrayal," and Peter Brimelow's book "The Worm in the Apple."

    Anyone who reads this and still supports unions is just not right.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Testament

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1624)
    Performance
    (681)
    Story
    (690)

    Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States. He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die. His potential heirs, to no one's surprise - especially Troy's - are circling like vultures. But Troy shocks them all when he leaves his fortune to an estranged, illegitimate daughter.

    Richard says: "Best Grisham Ever"
    "Interestering"
    Overall
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    Would you try another book from John Grisham and/or Frank Muller?

    Frank Muller is the absolute worst reader that Audible has used. Grisham's books are usually read by Michael Beck, and he is a super star. Love John Grisham and his body of work.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Frank Muller’s performances?

    NO...his voice is irritating.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jason L. Riley
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    Why is it that so many efforts by liberals to lift the black underclass not only fail, but often harm the intended beneficiaries? In Please Stop Helping Us, Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare programs are in fact holding black Americans back. Minimum-wage laws may lift earnings for people who are already employed, but they price a disproportionate number of blacks out of the labor force. Affirmative action in higher education is intended to address past discrimination, but the result is fewer black college graduates than would otherwise exist.

    Wayne says: "Jason Riley presents his perspective..."
    "Should Be Required Reading By EVERY Black American"
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    What did you love best about Please Stop Helping Us?

    Riley pulls no punches as he systematically lays out the case for LESS government help to the black community, and MORE personal involvement by black parents and their kids. Pay attention in school. Don't worry about "acting white" because it is your ghetto mentality that is holding you back.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that a black man whose parents were engaged in his upbringing has made it big in America. Riley faced pressured no different than the thugs who burn and loot, but his upbringing caused him to defy the odds and succeed.


    Have you listened to any of J. D. Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Jackson read a Grisham book --- I like his cool, unhurried style.


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

    No, but I have listened twice in a couple weeks. The book is filled with data and interesting anecdotes.


    Any additional comments?

    People who "feel sorry" for the plight of the black community, people who think unions like the NEA and the AFT are helping education, and people who think it is criminal that so many young black men are in prison need to listen to Riley - a successful black man - tell us the truth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Assholes: A Theory

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Aaron James
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    What does it mean for someone to be an asshole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often personally stuck dealing with people for whom there is no better name. Try as we might to avoid them, assholes are found everywhere - at work, at home, on the road, and in the public sphere. Encountering one causes great difficulty and personal strain, especially because we often cannot understand why exactly someone should be acting like that.

    Kirsten says: "Not sure what I expected…"
    "Written by a Left Wing Zealot"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Let's face it - assholes are everywhere. This author, however, seems only to see assholes who are Republican, Conservative, or somehow involved with finance. Save your money unless you think Rachel Maddow is a genius...then this book is for you.


    Which character – as performed by Arthur Morey – was your favorite?

    Arthur Morey is a great reader.


    Any additional comments?

    At the end of the day,, I have to wonder who was the bigger asshole - the author for putting out such a piece of sophomoric tripe, or me for spending my hard earned money.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Edward Klein
    • Narrated By Lars Mikaelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (205)

    In this highly anticipated follow-up to his blockbuster New York Times bestseller The Amateur, former New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Edward Klein delves into the rocky relationship between the Obamas and the Clintons. An old-school reporter with incredible insider contacts, Klein reveals just how deep the rivalry between the Obamas and the Clintons runs, with details on closed-door meetings buttressed by hundreds of interviews.

    DS Ells says: "Fascinating!"
    "A MUST Read - Especially for Liberals"
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    If you could sum up Blood Feud in three words, what would they be?

    Obama
    Ungrateful
    Liar


    What did you like best about this story?

    Penetrating insights into the inner thoughts and actions of two of America's most powerful Democrat families


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    How Obama Fooled America - Twice


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • My Beloved World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sonia Sotomayor
    • Narrated By Rita Moreno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (607)
    Performance
    (519)
    Story
    (529)

    The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

    Jean says: "Overcoming proverty via education"
    "Worst Book EVER"
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    Would you try another book from Sonia Sotomayor and/or Rita Moreno?

    Sotomayor is a horrible writer, and Moreno's voice is more irritating than Rachel Maddow.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sonia Sotomayor again?

    No. I would prefer a root canal without novocaine.


    What didn’t you like about Rita Moreno’s performance?

    She has a very irritating voice and she reads like we were 6th graders who barely understood English.


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

    Disappointment. Sotomayor is literally a Horatio Alger success story, yet she whined through the whole book about how tough she had it...grew up poor, father died young, women are victims, blah, blah, blah. The fact is that the world has been her oyster...free ride to Princeton, free ride to Yale Law, appointment to the Federal bench specifically because she was Hispanic. But was she thankful, and encouraging others to use her as an example? Nope, she just kept on whining. Anyone. With an IQ greater than 55 think she would be a Supreme Court justice if she were NOT Hispanic?


    Any additional comments?

    How can anyone graduate a prestigious law school like Yale and NOT know what voire dire is?

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway
    • Narrated By Peter Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (149)

    The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science, and issues affecting quality of life. Our scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers of DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global warming. But at the same time, a small yet potent subset of this community leads the world in vehement denial of these dangers.

    Roger says: "Valuable scholarship, but not exactly literature"
    "Save Your Money"
    Overall
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    What disappointed you about Merchants of Doubt?

    Unless you are a rabid tree hugging liberal who believes that Obama, Pelosi, and Reid are the salvation of America, this book is a waste of your money.

    If your IQ is higher than Velcro shoe laces level, you'll be seriously disappointed by this analysis.


    6 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mark R. Levin
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper, Mark R. Levin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (576)
    Performance
    (511)
    Story
    (509)

    #1 New York Times best-selling author Mark Levin explores the philosophical basis of America's foundations and the crisis that faces government today.

    Virginia says: "Man's basic nature : Liberty"
    "Not as Good as I Expected"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No - it really was not up to Levin's normal level of excellence. The data was factual (and frightening) but too dry.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Flash Point

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By James W. Huston
    • Narrated By Adams Morgan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    Sean Woods and Tony Vialli are F-14 pilots stationed aboard the USS George Washington in the Mediterranean. During a port call in Naples, Vialli falls for a beautiful woman he meets on a train who tells him she's Italian. She finally reveals she isn't Italian at all, and lures him out of the country to visit her. Vialli submits false leave papers, swears Woods to secrecy, and flies off to see her.

    BRUCE says: "Liked this book"
    "Yikes"
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    What did you like best about Flash Point? What did you like least?

    While Huston is an excellent writer, this story takes the concept of


    What was most disappointing about James W. Huston???s story?

    Not in the range of believability


    Could you see Flash Point being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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