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Dennis

Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, USA

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  • The World of Atlas Shrugged

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 23 mins)
    • By Robert Bidinotto
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann, Lynn Redgrave
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Ayn Rand's famous 1957 classic, Atlas Shrugged, has become more widely read and influential with each passing year, thanks in part to its brilliant dramatization of Rand's Objectivist philosophy and its celebration of self-reliance, integrity, rationality, and productive effort.

    Gregory says: "Absolutely life altering"
    "The World of Atlas Shrugged"
    Overall

    While there were some interesting elements to this book, I found it to be for the most part, well, fluffy. I was expecting a more critical look at the book. I found the narration annoying, and the potrayals off the mark of my own view of the characters. I knew I was in for trouble the first time they said "Who is John Galt?". They made it sound like it was something other than the rhetorical question of a person unable to comprehend what was happening to their world. I would only recommend this book to a first time reader

    13 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Intellectuals and Society

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (317)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (155)

    This is a study of how intellectuals as a class affect modern societies by shaping the climate of opinion in which official policies develop, on issues ranging from economics to law to war and peace. You will hear a withering and clear-eyed critique about (but not for) intellectuals that explores their impact on public opinion, policy, and society at large.

    Chlo-bell says: "An efficient attack on liberal philosophy."
    "Very Good, But Re-warmed Visions of the Annointed"
    Overall

    I am a big fam of Thomas Sowell's writings and have been since I read Visions of the Annointed a few years ago. That said, having read the former, I was disappointed that this book was really little more than a re-warmed version of VOtA. If you have read VOtA, I would not suggest thsi book. If not, It is a worthy read and sheds light on the tricks played by intellectuals and the followers to skew reality to match their vision.

    18 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Learn in Your Car: French, Level 2

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Henry N. Raymond
    • Narrated By Henry N. Raymond
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    The Learn in Your Car language series is the first system ever designed to teach a language in your car...or anywhere...without a textbook. And now with Learn in Your Car from audible.com, you can turn your PC, your Rio, or any mobile device into your own personal language tutor. Browse more Learn in Your Car.

    Pamela says: "Great Way to Review French"
    "An Excellent Way To Learn"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this program. Initially, I was put off by the 'jump in to the deep end' approach, but after listening to it a couple times. I found myself being able to have decent conversations in french. My only criticism would be that it would be more helpful if they would briefly discuss irregularities prior to using them. Etre verbs and me, te, and vous pronouns specifically.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pimsleur Quick and Simple French for English Speakers

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dr. Paul Pimsleur
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    Understand and speak French starting with these eight quick and simple audio lessons. You're not just learning "phrases" with the Pimsleur Method, you're acquiring essential, conversational French.

    Jake says: "We need French 2, 3, 4, etc."
    "A Great Introduction to A Wonderful Language"
    Overall

    I took some French in High School many years ago, an subsequently forgot all of it. I listened to this program, and found myself able to get around Paris speaking the language and not feeling like an idiot The dialogue is simple yet extremely effective. I ONLY WISH AUDIBLE HAD THE NEXT SET OF LESSONS AVAILABLE.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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