I have listened to many audio books in the past several years, approaching 100 or so, and I must say, this one is close to the top of my favorites. Rebecca Musser is an AMAZING narrator. I am not sure what she is doing nowadays but she could earn a living at Audible.com. Her voice is so articulate and smooth and full of measured emotion. The story of the FLDS itself for me was not a complete surprise, as I have studied religion for over 20 years. (Also been an atheist for over 40.) I spent some time in southern Utah many many years ago and got a taste of what went on there via a super-secret girlfriend. The "leaders" of these people are very demented, in fact, the FLDS is similar to the fundamentalist Muslims in the way they brainwash their young and completely control their women. It is very sad indeed. It is amazing to me how these sects can continue to exist in this country. I can only hope that more of these young girls can escape this hell on Earth they live in. Rebecca Musser is no doubt a hero. Her bravery and tenacity are examples for others to follow. . A champion of the oppressed indeed. I would love to meet her one day just to shake her hand.
Thank You Adam Carrola. You are now a hero of mine. Yes, I'm a white guy. (Guess what, I am not ashamed of it either). Yes, I have a retirement fund. Yes, my kids are smart and I only have two of them. I'm not "Rich", but I am doing alright if you know what I mean. I agree with just about everything Adam is saying here. This is a hilarious RANT about how f%^^^d up we have become as a society. I am sick of people screwing up their lives by the choices they make and then wanting ME to help them out. I didn't force you to have 11 kids and not be able to provide for any of them. You know what. F&^^% YOU! I didn't drive that heroin needle into your arm. I didn't hold the crack pipe up to your pie-hole. What the hell has happened to the people on this planet? I laughed my ass off listening to this, but I was also pissed off because he is absolutely correct. If you live in section 8 housing, are on welfare, or have even been on welfare, have called 911 more than one time in a month, buy DVDs in the 5 dollar bin at Walmart, put red plastic wrap over your broken taillights instead of fixing them, drive without insurance, think WWE is real, take religion seriously, or take your shoes off IN THE F^&^%$$ PLANE, then you will not enjoy this book. Because it is a rant about you, dumb#$$. Or heck, maybe you will like it, because you are too stupid to actually understand it is written about you. Hell I don't know; I'm too busy trying to make an honest living and trying to get ahead to worry about you anyway. For the rest of the good people out there, keep up the good work, we need you.
I love science. I love reality. I loathe religion. This is a very upbeat book on the TRUTH about our world we live in. Although Bill isn't too rough on creationists, he is fairly blatant in letting you know that they are dead wrong. There are some amazingly interesting science facts in this book. It keeps you hooked from start to finish. Great book, great gift.. great guy . I love the Science guy!
I wasn't really sure why I actually bought this book in the beginning. Maybe it was on my suggested list? I really got into it quickly , and I realized that I could of written this book! This author and I have a very similar view and life experience. It is a good refresher for some folks, and an eye opener for a lot of folks I imagine. Good stuff. Brings up a lot of good points on how to be prepared, not in a crazy "prepper " way, but an average, everyday American doing little things to be ready when the eventual SHTF happens.
The scary thing about this book is that it was written in 2007. It is now 2014, and what is taking up almost every minute of every news channel in the US, on a daily bases......... It's happening., and America needs to wake up NOW.
This is a great book simply explaining evolution. It has a lot less "Religion Bashing" than I thought it would. Very little of that in fact. The good thing about that is that this would be a good listen (Gift) for the indoctrinated religious person who may have some hope of jumping on the evolution train. Come on it's a great ride! Dr. Coyne goes into GREAT detail for countless animal species which I found fascinating. Fascinating read highly recommended, especially for FOX News watchers. One nit-pick.... there are several illustrations that are referenced that the audio book reader cannot access. I wish Audible had them available for download too like on some other books.
Loved this book. Listened to it in two days, couldn't put it down. It allows one to look at religion and the infected religious folks out there in a new way. Highly recommended.
Seth has a gift. He is a wonder narrator and brings an engaging, interesting, thought provoking audio book for the world to read. This book, although only four ish hours long, (I didn't want it to end).. is very informative and perfectly balanced, easy to listen too, and brings to light how The Thinking Atheist came to be. Religious people take heed: The internet is the new god. Your beliefs are eventually too fade, and science will, eventually, take over as the truth that it is. Seth Andrews is going to help change the world.
Fantastic! Rachel Maddow is a wonderful narrator, (I never watched her show but am going to start now). An insiders look at recent military history, coverups, insider politics, military blunders, private contractors, and the US nuclear weapon arsonal. Literally listened to it in one day. Couldn't "put it down". Thanks for a great , eye opening book Rachel.
I suppose perhaps this kind of thing helps some people go to sleep, perhaps the same kind of people that can be "hypnotized" on stage at the state fair too. A MUCH better book to put you to sleep is "Atlas Shrugged"., that's what I'm using now, plus it's 60 hours long.
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