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Jake

Los Angeles, CA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Road to Burgundy: The Unlikely Story of an American Making Wine and a New Life in France

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Ray Walker
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (80)

    Ray Walker had a secure career in finance until a wine-tasting vacation ignited a passion that he couldn't stifle. Ray neglected his work, spending hours poring over ancient French winemaking texts, learning the techniques and the language, and daydreaming about vineyards. After Ray experienced his first taste of wine from Burgundy, he could wait no longer. He quit his job and went to France to start a winery - with little money, a limited command of French, and virtually no winemaking experience.

    Tyler says: "Great Read"
    "Enjoyable and Educational"
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    Any additional comments?

    Great story, well told, and full of wonderful information about Burgundy and basic wine making. This is a very enjoyable listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wealth and Poverty: A New Edition for the Twenty-First Century

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By George F. Gilder
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Hailed as "the guide to capitalism", the New York Times best seller Wealth and Poverty is one of the most influential economics books of all time and has sold more than one million copies since its first release. In this modern classic, Gilder affirms the moral superiority of free-market capitalism and explains why supply-side economics is more effective at decreasing poverty than government-regulated markets. Now, in a completely updated edition of Wealth and Poverty, Gilder compares America’s current economic challenges with its past economic problems.

    Jake says: "The Original is a Classic"
    "The Original is a Classic"
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    What would have made Wealth and Poverty better?

    I am disappointed in this new edition. The degrees of logic and social commentary in this edition is disappointingly poor. I highly recommend you skip this addition and seek out an original edition. Read that with a mind toward the time period and environment it was written. The genius of Gilder is not his ability to defend supply side economics. His genius is identifying the secondary social externalities both good and bad of government policy.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Timothy Egan
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor, Ken Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1436)
    Performance
    (835)
    Story
    (851)

    The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region.

    Sara says: "A Fascinating History"
    "Powerful and Engaging"
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    Any additional comments?

    I think Timothy Egan’s approach to retelling history through individual stories and personal perspective is a powerful way to study the past. Like the Big Burn (also a very good read) Egan gathers general information, personal testimony and personal narrative to explain this era of our history in wonderful detail. Patrick Lawlor does a great job narrating. This is a must listen.

    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
    (669)
    Performance
    (272)
    Story
    (281)

    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"
    "Excellent Research, well told"
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    What made the experience of listening to All the Shah's Men the most enjoyable?

    Kinzer does a masterful job of researching a difficult subject, presenting it fairly and keeping the account interesting through personal details.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an important listen, given the circumstances in the middle east today.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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