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Dennis Looman

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  • America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Sarah Palin
    • Narrated By Sarah Palin
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (62)

    America by Heart is a highly personal testament to Sarah Palin's deep love of country, her strong roots in faith, and her profound appreciation of family. The book includes brief readings from classic and contemporary works that have moved and inspired her, as well as other Americans, both famous and obscure, whom she admires.

    Jackie says: "Another excellent book by Sarah"
    "Too many quotes and religion"
    Overall

    I was a fan of Sarah Palin until I read this book. Too many quotes and religion for my taste.

    15 of 32 people found this review helpful
  • God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Penn Jillette
    • Narrated By Penn Jillette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1552)
    Performance
    (1404)
    Story
    (1404)

    From the larger, louder half of the world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller comes a scathingly funny reinterpretation of The Ten Commandments. They are The Penn Commandments, and they reveal one outrageous and opinionated atheist’s experience in the world.

    Stevan says: "Stevan"
    "Sick man"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Penn Jillette and/or Penn Jillette?

    No


    What could Penn Jillette have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Don't write it.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Penn Jillette?

    Some black rapper!


    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed Penn Jillette on TV shows I have seen but now I will never watch him or go to Las Vegas.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Crimes against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Limbaugh
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (54)

    As Americans, liberty is an inalienable right that is granted to us by God, protected by the Constitution, and upheld by our government. Yet, Barack Obama doesn’t seem to share that view. To him, liberty is a threat to the government’s power and something to be squashed by any means possible, as bestselling author David Limbaugh shows to devastating effect in his new book, Crimes Against Liberty. Limbaugh issues a damning indictment of President Barack Obama for encroaching upon and stripping us of our individual and sovereign rights.

    Bret says: "Superb!"
    "Obama should be deported."
    Overall

    This is the finest and most explanatory book on the Obama experiment I have read yet.
    I would like to see Barack Obama tried for treason!

    6 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • How to be a Good Atheist

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Nick Harding
    • Narrated By Ben Ottridge
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Fed up of religion telling you it has all the answers when it doesn't? Tired of hearing about divine mysteries when there aren't any? Irritated by the pious evangelistas telling you you're going to hell when you're obviously not? Exhausted by creationists...for simply being creationists?

    Susan says: "Read Dawkins or Harris or Hitchens"
    "Too Liberal"
    Overall

    Very good explanation on an atheism but too much to the left for my taste.
    To view your government as God is worse than a believer in God. Self-reliance, when one is responsible for one's own life and lives it as an adult rather than as a parasitic dependent, is one of the most glorious aspects of existence; and finding friendship among one's peers is far more rewarding than with an imaginary friend. All children should strive to give up their imaginary friends and face the world as confident adults, masters of their own lives, without need of psychological crutches.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By John Hofmeister
    • Narrated By John Hofmeister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (30)

    As president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister was known for being a straight shooter, willing to challenge his peers throughout the industry. Now, he's a man on a mission, the founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy, crisscrossing the country in a grassroots campaign to change the way we look at energy in this country.

    David says: "Intelligent and Realistic"
    "A must read for everyone, right now."
    Overall

    These very well written and concise explanations and answers should be immediately reviewed for all.
    An eye opener, for sure.

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Mind of Plato

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By A. E. Taylor
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Through his own writings and inspiration of Aristotle and countless others, Plato continues to influence every area of philosophic thought, to say nothing of his enormous influence on Christian theology. His dramatic dialogues, including Republic, the monumental treatise on the ideal state, render him one of the greatest of Greek literary geniuses. In this concise analysis, eminent Plato scholar A. E. Taylor examines the philosopher's theory of knowledge and doctrine of ideas; the ideal of the philosopher-king; the social system advocated in Republic; judgments on democracy; and belief in the immortality of the soul. Also considered: Plato's relationship with his master, Socrates; contribution to the idea of university education; attack on art; abstention from public life; anticipation of Copernicus. Taylor also mentions historical misunderstandings of the one he deems the most original and influential of all philosophers.

    Dennis Looman says: "Nasal bore"
    "Nasal bore"
    Overall

    I've listened to many books on ancient history for hours and hours on end but I cannot listen this accent any longer. The information seemed good but the nasally boring monotonous sound of this guy's voice did me in.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A.D. 381: Heretics, Pagans, and the Dawn of the Monotheistic State

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Charles Freeman
    • Narrated By Robert Blumenfeld
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (41)

    In A.D. 381, Theodosius, emperor of the eastern Roman empire, issued a decree in which all his subjects were required to subscribe to a belief in the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This edict defined Christian orthodoxy and brought to an end a lively and wide-ranging debate about the nature of God; all other interpretations were now declared heretical.

    brett says: "Dont pass it up"
    "Creation of the Dark Ages"
    Overall

    This identifies exactly why, where and what took place to the European mind set that religion affected completely to become Dark.
    The finale leaves you wondering what could have happened!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Going Rogue: An American Life

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Sarah Palin
    • Narrated By Sarah Palin
    Overall
    (757)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (161)

    In this eagerly anticipated memoir, Palin paints an intimate portrait of growing up in the wilds of Alaska; meeting her lifelong love; her decision to enter politics; the importance of faith and family; and the unique joys and trials of life as a high-profile working mother. She also opens up for the first time about the 2008 presidential race, providing a rare, mom's-eye view of high-stakes national politics - from patriots dedicated to "Country First" to slick politicos bent on winning at any cost.

    Mike & Jan Geihsler says: "Needed unabridged"
    "You cannot get the truth any clearer."
    Overall

    Fantastic!
    This person has it all together plus to be President the The United States.
    She has more experience, expertise and common sense than all the people serving in the Executive now.

    4 of 39 people found this review helpful
  • God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By Christopher Hitchens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2665)
    Performance
    (1406)
    Story
    (1399)

    In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris' recent best-seller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos.

    ben capozzi says: "...Though Hitchens Is!"
    "Incomprehensible"
    Overall

    The parts of the book I could hear clearly were very good if not excellent. He should have had someone else narrate it though. His accent is very thick and the words all run together.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Hominids: The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1190)
    Performance
    (541)
    Story
    (547)

    Neanderthals have developed a radically different civilization on a parallel Earth. A Neanderthal physicist, Ponter Boddit, accidentally passes from his universe into a Canadian underground research facility. Fortunately, a team of human scientists, including expert paleo-anthropologist Mary Vaughan, promptly identifies and warmly receives Ponter. Solving the language problem and much else is a mini-computer, called a Companion, implanted in the brain of every Neanderthal. But it can't help his fellow scientist back in his world, Adikor Huld, when the authorities charge Adikor with his murder.

    Scott says: "Scicen Fiction Can Be Literature"
    "Paradise found?"
    Overall

    The writing style reminds me of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
    The story is a fantastic journey into a Socialistic Utopian Paradise by U.S. hating Canadian Liberal Educators.
    This is a must read trilogy to understand the dementia of the left.

    4 of 18 people found this review helpful

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