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  • DisneyWar

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By James B. Stewart
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Once upon a time, one man ruled America's greatest entertainment company. This is the untold story of his triumphs and failures, and of the revolt that cost him his kingdom.

    Christine says: "Utterly fascinating"
    "Captivating listen"

    I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in corporate America and/or the Walt Disney Co. in particular. After reading the initial reviews of this book from other listeners I almost didn't buy it. While there are some minor, very minor, problems with the audio book they are more than made up for by the dynamic reading this book has received.
    The authors writing style is completely captivating and I found myself wanting the book to continue on even after the nearly 26 hours I had devoted to its reading.
    This is a must-read!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Disappearance of the Universe

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Gary R. Renard
    • Narrated By Gary Renard, Doreen Virtue, Gene Bogart

    What would you do if you were sitting quietly in your living room when a mysterious couple suddenly appeared from out of nowhere, and then told you they were "ascended masters" who had come to reveal some shocking secrects of existence and teach you the miraculous power of advanced forgiveness? Would you call the cops? Call a psychiatrist? Call out for pizza?

    John says: "Positively Great"
    "Highly recommend passing on this one"

    I was personally very disappointed with this book. I feel like it's demeaning, deceptive and frankly presented from a very unloving spirit. On the one hand it's telling you that you can believe anything you want, no judgment, no pressure. On the other hand it's obvious that if you don't agree with the opinion put forth in this book, you are clearly considered unevolved and inferior. I also find the Antichrist sentiments insulting.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Biology of Belief

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Bruce H. Lipton
    • Narrated By Bruce H. Lipton

    Since the publication of The Biology of Belief, Dr. Bruce Lipton has received widespread acclaim as one of the most accessible and knowledgeable voices of "new biology". The science is called epigenetics – a revolutionary field that shows us how the energy of consciousness is as important in shaping life on earth as DNA and chemistry.

    Michelle says: "A Must-read"
    "Body, Mind and Biology"

    Highly recommended read! Pure science at it’s best. Be forewarned, this is cutting edge advanced material and will be difficult to grasp for many if not most people. Scientists of limited vision will most likely scream heretic and unscientific when they find that they have to let go of currently accepted concepts that Dr. Lipton’s research proves to be incorrect. Science, however, marches on and in this case Dr. Lipton leads the way.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Thomas E. Woods
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener

    Everything, well, almost everything, you know about American history is wrong because most textbooks and popular history books are written by left-wing academic historians who treat their biases as fact. But fear not; Professor Thomas Woods refutes the popular myths in The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History.

    Gary says: "Informative, thoughtful, eye opening and funny."
    "Highly recommended! Not for the faint of heart!"

    Woods offers a skillful recitation of truth and accuracy of American history. While I can’t say that I agree with every one of the author’s opinions and conclusions presented in this book, I am moved and impressed with the clear and faithful account of the facts. This is absolutely what every American of any age needs to be taught concerning our past. It debunks the inaccurate and incomplete history that is being taught in our schools and pulls together the bits and pieces of our historical background. It would be a great service to teach each and every school child this information. Unfortunately, because most of us are the victims of the public school system, adults as well as children are in dire need of this critical information.

    30 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • The 7 Secrets of Effective Fathers: Becoming the Father Your Children Need

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Ken R. Canfield
    • Narrated By Wayne Shepard

    You can't earn a degree, take postgraduate courses, be certified, or become a master tradesman, but being a dad is the most important job you will ever have. The multitude of suggestions and "should dos" being shouted at you from all corners can be overwhelming. You cannot do them all, but how do you choose which techniques and skills are the most important for raising happy, healthy children?

    Richard Byers says: "Written exclusively for Christians"
    "An excellent book"

    While this book contains information that most fathers might naturally discover on their own, that information is reinforced and expanded upon. Other areas that we might not be familiar with are also covered. The reading is well done and information is presented in a concise and logical manner. I recommended this book to my son who is himself a new father and would recommend it to all fathers of any age and any experience level.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas Aquinas in 90 Minutes

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 22 mins)
    • By Paul Strathern
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield

    We see our age as the greatest in human history, filled with seemingly unending originality. Yet such dynamism is not a necessary characteristic of great eras. Among the most long-lasting and stable civilizations was that of medieval Europe. There stasis was achieved, and with it a stability that permitted the development of structured thought and intellectual embellishment of unparalleled degree.

    Ron C says: "A mixed bag"
    "A mixed bag"

    I found some interesting information in this account of Thomas Aquinas' life. Well-written and necessarily concise, it provides a good overview of a pivotal character in the evolution of philosophy. The only down side is that the author is much too free with his almost glib appraisals and judgmental comments when a concept seems "ridiculous" to him. It unfortunately takes away the beautiful immersion that can occur when one puts themselves in the place and mindset of the philosopher. It would probably be better for the reader to be familiar with the life and works of Aquinas before reading this book.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • A Christmas Wedding

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Andrew M. Greeley
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Chuckie O'Malley, having just been thrown out of Notre Dame, decides to go to the University of Chicago, thought by many of his co-religionists to be a hotbed of atheism and communism. There he finds Rosemarie, his beautiful foster sister who gave him his first kiss. Though Chuckie thinks of himself as dull, Rosemarie knows better and goads him into a career of infinite promise and gratification, to say nothing of fame and glory.

    William H. says: "Not worth the price or effort to listen"
    "Don't waste your time!"

    Wow, it is hard to believe that any book could be this bad. Poorly written, unengaging, at times bordering on pornography, this book really deserves zero stars.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Closing of the American Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Allan Bloom
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In one of the most important books of our time, Allan Bloom, a professor of social thought at the University of Chicago and a noted translator of Plato and Rousseau, argues that the social and political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis.

    Douglas says: "VERY IMPORTANT WORK!"
    "A Must Read!"

    A must read!
    Enlightening, in-depth, comprehensive dissective analysis of the American educational system. Bloom's firsthand account is extremely well-written and this audio version is expertly read. My only complaint is that it ended too soon.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Will Durant
    • Narrated By John Little
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Best-selling historian and philosopher Will Durant devoted his entire life to studying the most significant eras, individuals, and achievements of human history. Here is a summation of Durant's work, as he presents the best of world history. Filled with Durant's renowned wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events in simple and exciting terms, it is a concise liberal arts education.

    Ted says: "Too Fast"
    "Materialism and the human mind reign supreme!"

    Ironically, I purchased this book because of the review that I read online. In this review the author of this book, Will Durant, was referred to as having an "old world view". I was hoping that this referred to a more classical view of mankind, his origins, morality and society, however, it did not. From my perspective, this point of view is one of materialism taken to the extreme. Decidedly modern, with a five senses view of existence, with the human mind reigning supreme as the ultimate discerner of truth, yet being nothing more than that of an evolved animal. No room for higher consciousness, spirituality, or anything for that matter, beyond what we can see, touch, feel, and most importantly, think of. I recommend that you investigate the author before investing your money, and most importantly, your time into this audio book.

    24 of 51 people found this review helpful
  • Famous People in History

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Nicolas Soames
    • Narrated By Trevor Nichols, Katinka Wolf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Here are the stories of nine people whose energy, imagination, courage, and determination changed the world.

    Ron C says: "Good subject, but way too much personal opinion"
    "Good subject, but way too much personal opinion"

    Being an enthusiastic history buff, I very much enjoyed the subject matter but was put off by the author's judgments and personal criticisms. This might not bother other readers, however, I prefer history to be shared as a factual matter rather than presented with the author's prejudice as to what is good, bad or indifferent. I will most likely not purchase the second volume on the subject from this author.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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