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June

Norfolk, VA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • No Apology: The Case for American Greatness

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Mitt Romney
    • Narrated By Mitt Romney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
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    (130)
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    (129)

    In No Apology, Mitt Romney asserts that American strength is essential—not just for our own well-being, but for the world’s. Governments such as China and a newly-robust Russia threaten to overtake us on many fronts, and Islam continues its dangerous rise. Drawing on history for lessons on how great powers collapse, Romney shows how and why our national advantages have eroded.

    michael says: "You can like this book without being a Republican."
    "Very Entertaining-a REAL Surprise"
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    If you could sum up No Apology in three words, what would they be?

    EntertainingInformativeInspiring


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Romey the worker.


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

    My first


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, when ever he talked about making things work. You have to work with what you have.


    Any additional comments?

    Our current President had published two books-I read them both-before election day. I felt to be informed, I needed to read this book too. (I also like that the book was published well before the primary season when canidates morph.) It appears the choices will be between Obama and Romney. Romney is a problem solver. Listen to this book and get past the sound bites to what he thinks on a large variety of subjects.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Price of Politics

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Bob Woodward
    • Narrated By Boyd Gaines
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (242)
    Performance
    (198)
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    (198)

    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"
    "Just Like Being IN on THE Discussions"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! Listening to this book was like getting inside the meetings going on right now.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I had to try really hard not to confuse the current physical cliff drama with what is going on at present.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must have for the political junkie on your gift list.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Truth about Obamacare

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sally C. Pipes
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    In The Truth About Obamacare, Sally C. Pipes - president of the Pacific Research Institute and an acknowledged expert on health care reform - reveals what Democrats in Congress and President Barack Obama don't want you to know: Obamacare is even worse than most critics suspect. Debunking the myths that the current administration has touted, Pipes shows exactly what the new health care law will mean for you, your family, your doctor, and your wallet.

    W. Max Hollmann says: "A summary well worth the read"
    "Info You NEED to Know!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Truth about Obamacare to be better than the print version?

    Equal; which ever is best for your learning style.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The cost portion made me angry. Bit by bit, drip, drip, drip intrusion, eating away at our wallet.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Doctors leaving the medical field in mass - cannot blame them.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but I will be listening to it again and again.


    Any additional comments?

    To understand the tweeking and changing that will take place, you need to understand what's there now. YOU NEED TO READ THE BOOK - this affects everyone. (The world use to come here for health care; where are WE going to go.)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Culture Warrior

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (470)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (66)

    Bill O'Reilly is the very embodiment of the idea of a Culture Warrior, and in this book he lives up to the title brilliantly, with all the brashness and forthrightness at his command. He sees that America is in the midst of a fierce culture war between those who embrace traditional values and those who want to change America into a "secular-progressive" country.

    Earleen says: "conservative centrist"
    "Hear and Heed"
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    What made the experience of listening to Culture Warrior the most enjoyable?

    Read by the author about current topics


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The people and situations are so relatable


    Have you listened to any of Bill O'Reilly’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes Not as entertaining as Bold Fresh ......, but this is more important to hear


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Get a grip people, we have got to turn this country around!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By David Platt
    • Narrated By David Platt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (559)
    Performance
    (329)
    Story
    (329)

    It's easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily...BUT WHO DO YOU KNOW WHO LIVES LIKE THAT? DO YOU?

    Timothy says: "American Indeed"
    "Heard to Hear-Abandoning your comfort zone"
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    What did you like best about Radical? What did you like least?

    It was presented well. Lots of individual stories. Not sure I liked his unbalanced approach. Heavy on guilt. He didn't seem to pratice what he preached. Maybe I was too hard on him, it just was too heavy.


    Has Radical turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Nope


    Which character – as performed by David Platt – was your favorite?

    NA


    Do you think Radical needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes, The Joy of the Lord would be a good subject


    Any additional comments?

    He read his own book. I do not wish to give my time to a book that has not been read by the author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Steve Martin
    • Narrated By Steve Martin
    Overall
    (2572)
    Performance
    (1183)
    Story
    (1176)

    In the mid-70s, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. Born Standing Up is, in his own words, the story of "why I did stand-up and why I walked away".

    Andrew says: "Fantastic"
    "Serious-moments of humor"
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    What did you love best about Born Standing Up?

    I enjoyed hearing all about his early years and his interactions with others in Hollywood.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I expected it to be more inclusive. It just stops when he gets into movies.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Steve Martin?

    I only get books read by the author. He tells you up front he hates his work and the person he was then. So, his reading it this was should not have been a disappointment.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    His disappointment with the relationship he had with his father was moving. Especially the beating he took. He had a sad childhood.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (573)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (156)

    One day in 1957, in the third-grade classroom of St. Brigid's parochial school, an exasperated Sister Mary Lurana bent over a restless young William O'Reilly and said, "William, you are a bold, fresh piece of humanity." Little did she know that she was, early in his career as a troublemaker, defining the essence of Bill O'Reilly and providing him with the title of his brash and entertaining issues-based memoir.

    James says: "Avid Reader Explains Bold Fresh is a must Listen"
    "Very Funny-Inspring too."
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    What made the experience of listening to A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity the most enjoyable?

    I suppose if you grew up in the 60's you can relate to a number of his experiences. He was certianly not coddled, had to make it on his own. So in this way it was uplifting to see someone who works at life, thinks and keeps a cool head, can make it. Very much the American Dream, I think.


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

    I laughed alot listening to this book. I feel sorry for the sisters who taught him in school but he got it back when he became a school teacher.


    Any additional comments?

    A pleasure to listen to-I will likely listen to it again, like a video you keep watching over and over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mark R. Levin
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper, Mark R. Levin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (556)
    Performance
    (493)
    Story
    (491)

    #1 New York Times best-selling author Mark Levin explores the philosophical basis of America's foundations and the crisis that faces government today.

    Virginia says: "Man's basic nature : Liberty"
    "Textbook"
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    What did you like best about Ameritopia? What did you like least?

    This is a really good book if you are looking for history. It is not a book for pleasure, at all. If the book really is about the unmaking of America he needs to get to it quicker or more directly. And we surely do have a mess here, but it takes alot of effort to understand.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mark R. Levin again?

    Not sure.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It is a very monotone read. I usually like to listen to a book read by the arthor, and this one was, but no passion in this book.


    Was Ameritopia worth the listening time?

    It's not a stright through read. I'm still not finished.


    Any additional comments?

    It would be a good college course. That is if there were any feeling in the reading.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe
    • Narrated By Glenn Beck, Brian Sack
    Overall
    (536)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (192)

    In the words of Harvard economist Niall Ferguson, the United States is “an empire on the edge of chaos.” Why? Glenn Beck thinks the answer is pretty simple: Because we’ve turned our backs on the Constitution. Yes, our country is financially broke, but that’s just a side effect of our broken spirit, our broken faith in government, the broken promises by our leaders, and a broken political system that has centralized power at the expense of individual rights.

    Antoine says: "First Beck Book Read"
    "Timely"
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    What did you love best about Broke?

    This book gives a good over view of the mess we are in now and how be got here.


    Did Glenn Beck and Brian Sack do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    yes, their voices are not similar


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

    I found it informative. I already knew to cry, I work each day.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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