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John

I am a Christian young man who loves to listen to audiobooks at work.

Member Since 2012

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  • For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Murray N. Rothbard
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (78)

    In For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto, Rothbard proposes a once-and-for-all escape from the two major political parties, the ideologies they embrace, and their central plans for using state power against people. Libertarianism is Rothbard's radical alternative that says state power is unworkable and immoral, and ought to be curbed and finally overthrown.

    Monte says: "I'm a Ron Paul Libertarian but this is a good"
    "Prepare to have your foundations shocked"
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    What did you love best about For a New Liberty?

    It opened up my eyes to some key issues in America today. I had never considered taxation in the way Murray Rothbard describes it. He explains how certain government policies violate our freedoms and why. He is very convincing at times. Sometimes he is not, like when he discusses the court system and how it could be done away with (I disagree with him on this point), but this book really causes you to think about some of the things you believe.

    I started reading this book as a Tea Party conservative, and now am more libertarian because of it.


    If you could give For a New Liberty a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Explanations for anarchy


    Any additional comments?

    I disagreed with his viewpoint on Abortion, I agree with his proteges, Ron Paul and Judge Napolitano, that life begins at conception and that an unborn child has rights that are protected by the 14th amendment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By David Barton
    • Narrated By Bill DeWees
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (119)

    America, in so many ways, has forgotten: Its roots, its purpose, its identity - all have become shrouded behind a veil of political correctness bent on twisting the nation’s founding, and its founders, to fit within a misshapen modern mold. The time has come to remember again. In The Jefferson Lies, prominent historian David Barton sets out to correct the distorted image of once-beloved founding father Thomas Jefferson.

    Amazon Customer says: "Stolen History"
    "Very Impressed"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Jefferson Lies the most enjoyable?

    I liked how he quoted from the source documents. He seemed to understand what modern historians are doing wrong. He even recommended certain authors, I have rarely seen that.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how he clarified the Sally Cummings controversy. I now have no reservations when I tel people that Jefferson was my favorite U.S. President


    Which character – as performed by Bill DeWees – was your favorite?

    Thomas Jefferson?


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Freedom and Truth survive


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first exposure to the controversial historian, David Barton, I was very impressed by him and wish that Audible had more of his books for sale.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9355)
    Performance
    (5053)
    Story
    (5121)

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
    "Good but not Great"
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    Would you listen to Dune again? Why?

    No, it wasn't good enough to revisit


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the giant sand worms, they seemed very neat. I felt like the novel was a little too trippy for my tastes, though


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I was kind of annoyed how the narrators changed all the time. Sometimes a character would be voiced by the main narrator, and then sometimes the character would be voiced by a completely different person. It made is hard to keep track of what was going on at some points.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    It isn't the best sci-fi book ever written (that is Ender's Game), but it was a good listen and I do not regret using a credit on this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mark Haddon
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3955)
    Performance
    (1678)
    Story
    (1701)

    Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition similar to autism. He doesn't like to be touched or meet new people, he cannot make small talk, and he hates the colors brown and yellow. He is a math whiz with a very logical brain who loves solving puzzles that have definite answers.

    Robert says: "Endearing. Pathos, humor, reality, and insight."
    "Great Narrator, Ok Story"
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    What did you like best about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time? What did you like least?

    I liked the story and do not regret buying this book. I just feel like the author was pushing his beliefs through the kid in the story. The foreshadowing was pretty obvious and I was never really shocked when the surprises were revealed.


    Would you recommend The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to your friends? Why or why not?

    probably not, i would rather have them speak to a person with Autism.


    Have you listened to any of Jeff Woodman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He is a great narrator.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Definitely not


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (60 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo, Julie Rose (translator)
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (902)
    Performance
    (773)
    Story
    (780)

    One of the great classics of world literature and the inspiration for the most beloved stage musical of all time, Les Misérables is legendary author Victor Hugo’s masterpiece. This extraordinary English version by renowned translator Julie Rose captures all the majesty and brilliance of Hugo’s work. Here is the timeless story of the quintessential hunted man—Jean Valjean—and the injustices, violence, and social inequalities that torment him.

    Darwin8u says: "!"
    "I think this book changed my life"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was an amazing book. I usually prefer casual books, that don't require much thought, but are rather read for entertainment purposes. I don't know why exactly I picked this book, other than the fact that I loved the narrator, George Guidall's work on other books and the book was on sale when I purchased it. I won't spoil anyone with plot details, but the book made me a better person. Seeing the change in some of the main characters caused me to be a more charitable person and since reading this book I have started to make plans to bring joy to people's life this Christmas (2012). I praise God for Victor Hugo and the talent that was bestowed upon him. Everything about this book was great. I am a much better person after listening to this recording.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jean Valjean was my favorite character but I related more to Marius


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Guillermond (not sure how to spell it, but the old grandpa of Marius)


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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