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Larry

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  • Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Andrew Breitbart
    • Narrated By Jeremy Guskin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (397)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (293)

    Known for his network of conservative websites that draws millions of readers everyday, Andrew Breitbart has one main goal: to make sure the "liberally biased" major news outlets in this country cover all aspects of a story fairly. Breitbart is convinced that too many national stories are slanted by the news media in an unfair way. In Righteous Indignation, Breitbart talks about the key issues that Americans face, how he has aligned himself with the Tea Party, and how one needs to deal with the liberal news world head on.

    Larry says: "Very insightful!"
    "Very insightful!"
    Overall

    Most of us realize by now that the mainstream media is controlled by the left. Breitbart does a great job of explaining how it got that way, and gives valuable insight as to how they operate. Breitbart got to the point where he could predict with great accuracy how the liberal media would respond to a story or event before they actually did. Any conservative planning on running for office had better buy this book and memorize it, or risk becoming "Palinized" in their campaign. A fantastic "how-to" book on dismantling and counter-attacking the baseless charges leveled by the left wing media. Hint: Offense, not defense.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Edward Klein
    • Narrated By John McLain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (678)
    Performance
    (603)
    Story
    (601)

    It’s amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times best-selling author Edward Klein in his political exposé The Amateur. Tapping into the public’s growing sentiment that President Obama is in over his head, The Amateur argues that Obama’s toxic combination of incompetence and arrogance has run our nation and his presidency off the rails.

    Michael says: "Obama Fans Aren't Going to Like This Book!"
    "Hurry up November!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Amateur?

    Learning about the inner circle of advisors. It was astonishing to see the amateurism of his entire staff, not just himself.


    What did you like best about this story?

    By getting to know the people he brought from Chicago and their backgrounds, it makes it easier to understand the decisions (or lack thereof) that he's made along the way.


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

    Not sure.


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

    I don't think there was a single "big" moment, but the impression I came away with was seeing a person who is far more narcissistic than I had imagined. I also got the impression that Obama just WANTED to be president, but doesn't really LIKE being president or having to make the tough decisions and compromises necessary to be successful. I also realized that Obama has changed the norm for the Democratic party. His extreme left bent makes it almost impossible to craft compromises, even though he doesn't seek compromise anyways. The current Bill Clinton comments that contradict Obama policy are almost predicted by this book. Everything highlighted in this book is still in the news to this day.


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't know Valerie Jarrett was black!!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Brian Greene
    • Narrated By Brian Greene
    Overall
    (813)
    Performance
    (459)
    Story
    (449)

    There was a time when “universe” meant all there is. Everything. Yet, in recent years discoveries in physics and cosmology have led a number of scientists to conclude that our universe may be one among many. With crystal-clear prose and inspired use of analogy, Brian Greene shows how a range of different “multiverse” proposals emerges from theories developed to explain the most refined observations of both subatomic particles and the dark depths of space.

    C. Schmidt says: "Engrossing"
    "careful...."
    Overall

    If you're a casual fan of astrophysics (ie: Discovery Channel), then this might be too deep for you. I can't imagine too many people outside of graduate physics students who would fully appreciate the material presented...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Grand Design

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1011)
    Performance
    (436)
    Story
    (429)

    The most fundamental questions about the origins of the universe and of life itself, once the province of philosophy, now occupy the territory where scientists, philosophers, and theologians meet—if only to disagree. In their new book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by both brilliance and simplicity.

    Brandi says: "Hawking succeeds in mind-blowing physics, real"
    "Be aware......"
    Overall

    This book would be better suited as a lecture for graduate-level physics students than the casual fan of science and the cosmos. At least three quarters of the book is dedicated to particle physics, and I didn't really see the tie-in to a "Grand Design". It's mainly one big pitch for M theory being the "theory of everything", but it didn't connect with me. The narrator has a great voice and is easy to listen to, which made it possible for me to stick through the entire reading.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful

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