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Russell

MESA, AZ, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Daniel O'Brien
    • Narrated By Richard McGonagle
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    As a prisoner of war, Andrew Jackson walked several miles barefoot across state lines while suffering from smallpox and a serious head wound received when he refused to polish the boots of the soldiers who had taken him captive. He was thirteen years old. A few decades later, he became the first popularly elected president and served the nation, pausing briefly only to beat a would-be assassin with a cane to within an inch of his life.

    Russell says: "A historical overview of hilarious proportions!"
    "A historical overview of hilarious proportions!"
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    First off kudos to Richard McGonagle for perfectly nailing the tone and demeanor of this book. This is perhaps the best reading of any of the hundreds of books that I have listened to from either audible or other places.

    Secondly this book is a fun and lighthearted view of the historical people who ran the United States. If you cannot tell by the title it is a little bit vulgar but fun and silly through. It is still somewhat historically accurate (from the parts that I have independently studied).

    Perhaps the largest downside to this book is that the author spends more or less equal time on all of the presidents, and while this leads to some very humorous chapters due to the need to fill it out prevents some presidents from getting the needed tome to accurately describe their badassery.

    Also note that this only covers the dead presidents and not any living ones.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Really Inconvenient Truths

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Iain Murray
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    Iain Murray's exposé reveals how environmental blowhards actually do more to waste energy, endanger species, and kill people than those they finger, while capitalism, hunting, and old-fashioned property rights have made the planet better. Rather than just myth busting and blame shifting, Murray offers applicable and effective solutions for each catastrophe - something the Left has yet to do.

    Steven says: "Fascists are usually inconvenient"
    "Too many reaches"
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    Well it is good to hear a different take on issues that are impacting our lives today this author makes jumps and uses faulty logic far too often for this to be truly informative. This is more of a starting place to knowledge rather than somewhere to hang your hat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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