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  • The Price of Politics

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Bob Woodward
    • Narrated By Boyd Gaines
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (200)
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    (200)

    Based on 18 months of reporting, Woodward's 17th book The Price of Politics is an intimate, documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government's fiscal condition over three and one half years. The Price of Politics addresses the key issue of the presidential and congressional campaigns: the condition of the American economy.

    Graham says: "Making the Sausage"
    "Fantastic book"
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    If you could sum up The Price of Politics in three words, what would they be?

    Children run Washington


    Any additional comments?

    Shows that politics means more than the country in Washington - from both parties.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Guns

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (941)
    Performance
    (853)
    Story
    (837)

    In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King's keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun-control issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done.

    Daniel E. Jacobs says: "putting his voice on what people have been saying"
    "Excellent analysis of situation"
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    What did you love best about Guns?

    Very even handed, shooting down extremes and sillyness on both sides of the issue. Highly recommended reading.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Get Off Your 'But': How to End Self-Sabotage and Stand Up for Yourself

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Sean Stephenson
    • Narrated By Sean Stephenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (81)

    In addition to presenting Sean Stephenson's unbelievable life story, Get Off Your "But," offers anyone who needs to conquer fears and insecurities a hands-on guide for overcoming the forces of negativity and self-sabotage. Sean - a successful psychotherapist - shows what it takes to overcome the big bumps in the road, eliminate excuses, end insecurities, and ultimately stand up for happiness and success in life.

    Michael says: "Excellent text on removing excuses in life"
    "I want to like this, however it is just OK"
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    Any additional comments?

    It feels like it was an excellent 1-2 hour motivational seminar expanded into a boring 6 hour book - there is just not enough material here. Far too much time spent in an autobiography of the author and the issues he faced (at least 1/2 the book). You can pretty much sum up the book by its title - get off you "but" (i.e. stop making exsues and take action). The rest feels like drawn out examples, though I know more was there - it is just lost in the endless stories or the author and his friends/patients. The author speaks of friends who are "emotional drainers" and that is what this book felt like - a drain rather than a motivator. I honestly wanted it to get better, however it only has occasional glimmering moments.

    0 of 0 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4021)
    Performance
    (3579)
    Story
    (3601)

    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"
    "Good book - read it"
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    What did you love best about Killing Lincoln?

    Regardless of whether you agree with Bill O'Reilly's political views or not, this book has NOTHING to do with them. It is simply a good book on the assasination of Lincoln. It is well written and well performed (by Mr. O'Reilly himself, who is a good reader of his own material). Many will buy it or not buy it simply because it is written by Bill O'Reilly. Remember that he taught history long before he became a political pundit. This book is about history, not political views (except those in place during the Civil War). Even speculations of a conspiracy theory are presented as just that - speculation. I strongly recommend reading it.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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