This is a runaway bestseller??? I listened to the whole 27 hours and didn't hear anything I haven't been reading in Forbes, WSJ and Business Week for the last 10 years. I guess if you've been in a cave since 1997 or parachuted here from Mars and need a quick lesson on society, this could be helpful. Otherwise, I strongly discourage this. It is full of cliche and group-think. I felt I should have been given a medal for enduring the whole ordeal.
I've listened to hundreds of Audible titles and dozens of great books. This is among the best. This is a portrait of Hamilton I've not read elsewhere and I learned that as far back as the founding, well-connected members of the government were striving to crush our liberties and bring us into bondage to a hyper-active central government. The book is not a Libertarian screed however and its treatment of all sides is very fair. It does move about quickly and take some sharp turns which is why I'll take the time to listen to it again. I can truly say I learned a ton of new information despite having read dozens of titles about this period of US history. A truly great book.
With all the negative reviews, I almost didn't take the time to listen to a classic. There is much to disagree with (Rand's atheism being my biggest quibble). Yes, quality was very poor. The long speeches were ponderous. The characters are not in any way real people (good guys perfect, bad guys perfectly evil). It was worth the 52 hour listen however.
Finally some common sense and real science with respect to the subject of evolution. Should be required reading for every science teacher.
Anything Tyrell writes is outstanding! Someone needed to expose this two-bit sham for the harridan that she is. Bravo!
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