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James

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  • The Christmas Sweater

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By Glenn Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (410)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (110)

    When Eddie was 12 years old, all he wanted for Christmas was a bike. Although his life had gotten harder - and money tighter - since his father died and the family bakery closed...Eddie dreamed that somehow his mother would find a way to have his dream bike gleaming beside their modest Christmas tree that magical morning. What he got from her instead was a sweater. "A stupid, handmade, ugly sweater" that young Eddie left in a crumpled ball in the corner of his room.

    A User says: "Very Rewarding Listen"
    "Riveting story that you'll find hard to put down"
    Overall

    This is a very heart warming story that I'd recommend to anyone with no hesitation. The author may be a divisive person in the political and media arena, but this is an excellent book. It is a story that most people can related to and many can at least empathize with. I applaud Beck for writing such a fantastic book. You really will have a hard time putting this down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Karl Rove
    • Narrated By Karl Rove
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (63)

    From the moment he set foot on it, Karl Rove has rocked Americas political stage. He ran the national College Republicans at 22, and turned a Texas dominated by Democrats into a bastion for Republicans. He launched George W. Bush to national renown by unseating a popular Democratic governor, and then orchestrated a GOP White House win at a time when voters had little reason to throw out the incumbent party.

    Deborah T. says: "Wow! Karl Can Read & Write"
    "Must have for your collection"
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    Karl Rove is arguably in the top 5 for most influential strategists in American Politics in the last 50 years. The book is very interesting, and you learn a lot about Rove that you wouldn't know just based on the media. Also, Karl is a great narrator. I highly recommend this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Decision Points

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By George W. Bush
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1515)
    Performance
    (665)
    Story
    (665)

    Decision Points is the extraordinary memoir of America's 43rd president. Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W. Bush offers a strikingly candid journey through the defining decisions of his life.

    Dave says: "Not a bad choice"
    "Sincere account of the Bush Presidency"
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    I really liked this book a lot and would recommend it to anyone. If you are a fair minded person you will enjoy this. I really enjoyed the stories, and if anything it's worth buying just for the section on 9/11 itself. I liked the book so much I even own the hard copy as well. It's worth the money and I will probably even listen to this again!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • His Excellency: George Washington

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Joseph J. Ellis
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    Overall
    (406)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (103)

    Acclaimed author Joseph J. Ellis penned the National Book Award-winning American Sphinx and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Founding Brothers, a fixture on The New York Times best seller list for an entire year, and one of the most popular history books of all time. Now this master historian turns his attention to the most exalted American hero, Founding Father and first President George Washington.

    Gerard says: "Distracted By Narrator"
    "Generally good, hard to get through"
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    I generally liked the book, but it was hard to get through. I even had to take a break from it and go back to it. It was worth listening to overall from a historical standpoint, and the narrator made it as entertaining as it could be. He actually sounded very passionate about the content. If this was a print book it would have taken me a year to finish this. I have no fault with the writing, content or narrator. It just isn't what you would call riveting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Known and Unknown

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Donald Rumsfeld
    • Narrated By Donald Rumsfeld
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (351)
    Performance
    (183)
    Story
    (185)

    With the same directness that defined his career in public service, Donald Rumsfeld's memoir is filled with previously undisclosed details and insights about the Bush administration, 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It also features Rumsfeld's unique and often surprising observations on eight decades of history.

    Brooks says: "Inside view of five decades in politics"
    "Legendary Narration by Rumsfeld!"
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    First off, when you listen to this, you feel like you are having a 1x1 conversation with Rumsfeld. This audio book conveys his emotion, tone, and personality! Some parts of this book are down right hilarious, but it's clearly not supposed to be hilarious. Second, there is a lot about Rumsfeld that I didn't know about, but I found very interesting. I am sure the list of people with federal experience comparable to Rumsfeld would be VERY short. There is a lot more to him than the Bush years.

    There were many parts of the book that were addicting and had to sit in my car to wait for a chapter to finish. It's a very long book and it probably took me a month to get through it. I am very pleased with this book and highly recommend it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • 2010: Take Back America: A Battle Plan

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Dick Morris, Eileen McGann
    • Narrated By Pete Larkin
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    The battle is coming. Casting your vote in the November 2010 election may be the most important thing you do all year. These elections will be the critical turning point for America's future. They're our chance to take back America. Dick Morris and Eileen McGann outline a strategy for victory, explaining the pitfalls and walking us through a path to winning control of Congress.

    Amazon Customer says: "Excellent information"
    "Must have for your collection!"
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    This book is so good, I'm buying the hard copy as well. I really didn't know too much about the author, but now I'm a strong fan of this guy. If you have an open mind you will find this a very interesting book with useful information. It would probably be offensive to socialists and socialist Europeans. The book may be a little dramatic in terms of vilifying Obama, I don't know if I agree that the President has a diabolical plan. I do understand the scope and consequences of this administration's policies though. Dick Morris lays out fair evidence and arguments. I have bookmarked many parts of this book for my own follow up. In any case, it is very well worthwhile.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Don't Vote - It Just Encourages the Bastards

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By P. J. O'Rourke
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    In Don't Vote - It Just Encourages the Bastards, best-selling humorist P. J. O’Rourke delivers a hilarious theory of politics.

    America’s most subversive conservative, O’Rourke describes government as a devil’s bargain between power, freedom, and responsibility, and goes on to hilariously skewer the politicians who have bargained with us to consolidate power, and the many mini-bargains and evasions that citizens have made with the consequences of their choices.

    Fernando says: "Would be much funnier with a different narrator"
    "Amusement for political nuts"
    Overall
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    This book is very amusing, but filled with interesting information. I finished this in two days so it's very easy to get through and not boring at any level. Probably not the best O'Rourke book, but it's still worth having. I will say that O'Rourke is getting both bitter & better in age. Try it, you'll like it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Junie B. Jones Collection: Books 9-16

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Barbara Park
    • Narrated By Wendy Dillon
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (49)

    This audiobook contains books 9 through 16 of the Junie B. Jones series of children's tales.

    Esther says: "Better buy the cd's"
    "Hours of entertainment for your kids"
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    I have two girls that LOVE listening to these cute & simple stories. The stories are simple, but they still keep you interested. The narration is done very well, as you can really buy into the stories and situations. I'm sure my girls have listened to these stories at least 5 times through. If you have little girls, then this is a must have for your collection.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    Overall
    (3737)
    Performance
    (3332)
    Story
    (3344)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "Exceptional book in a thrilling performance"
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    This book was HARD to stop listening to. The historical aspects are quite interesting, but the way the story was presented as a thriller made this a very addictive book. I will probably listen to it 2 or 3 more times. I would even like to see this as a movie, but I'd be afraid the story would become distorted. Either way, you can be sure that this is a strong value for your audio book collection!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Kiss for Little Bear

    • UNABRIDGED (3 mins)
    • By Else Holmelund Minarik
    • Narrated By Ted Hoskins
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    Grandmother sends a kiss for little bear - via the hen, frog, cat, and two skunks.

    James says: "Wonderful simple story to share with your kids"
    "Wonderful simple story to share with your kids"
    Overall

    I love the entire Little Bear series. We have the hard copy books and several of the audible copies as well. It's something nice to listen to in the car, or after reading bed time stories to your children. These stories are all sweet and entertaining to all. Highly recommended. If you are a single person with no kids, I don't see why you'd bother with this though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Peter and the Secret of Rundoon: The Starcatchers, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (393)
    Performance
    (235)
    Story
    (235)

    Peter and Molly find themselves in the dangerous land of Rundoon, ruled by the evil King Zarboff, who takes great delight in watching his pet snake, Kundalini, consume anyone who displeases him.

    Richard says: "Peter and the Secret of Rundoon"
    "Another masterful work by Barry & Pearson"
    Overall

    The only problem with this book is that I know there is only one more in the series after this! I love this series, and I am truly saddened to know there is only one left. This piece of fiction is truly enjoyable, and if you have children, it is something you can experience together. Barry and Pearson have done an incredible job in creating a suspenseful novel that is truly engaging for adults, but appropriate to share with your children.

    I felt the book started a little slowly, but the pace towards the end more than made up for it. This book is as good if not better than anything else you'd buy in any other fiction genre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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