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  • The God Delusion

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4701)
    Performance
    (2069)
    Story
    (2044)

    Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

    Rick Just says: "Dangerous Religion"
    "Give me something I can USE!!!"
    Overall

    I agree with many of the 2-4 star reviews, in particularly:
    Reviewer: gacsaly, from Walnut Creek, CA, USA Date: December 31, 2006

    Reviewer: Mike, from Houston, TX, USA Date: February 07, 2007

    These two say it well, so here is something new.

    I need to know why so many people believe in such an unnatural concept. Generally, if you leave things alone, they will grow organically. Let them be and they will reach their potential. The market, school choice, ANY choice for that matter will find its natural state if left alone.

    So why then have we naturally evolved into a country where a majority believes in something so UNnatural? Why won't we think for ourselves? What are we afraid of?

    This is the question I need answered in the next edition. Please help me understand what, in human nature, compels us to believe and trust with our lives that which can't be proven.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko
    • Narrated By Cotter Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1998)
    Performance
    (955)
    Story
    (946)

    Listen to the incredible national best seller that is changing people's lives - and increasing their net worth. Also available:
    The Millionaire Mind.

    Mason says: "Light Went on in My Head"
    "Its OK to drive a Taurus!!"
    Overall

    #1.
    I have always tried to become rich so I could drive a great car. This book makes it simple. The extra $10k I might spend on a luxury import will translate into $100k less I'll have 15 years from now. Yeah, I get it now.

    #2.
    I thought that because I ran out of money at the end of the month that I must be saving as much as I could afford at the beginning of the month. Truth is, I am spending whatever is left. Simply put more away and I will be in the same position at the end of the month, penniless but with a higher net worth.

    #3.
    Finally, I learned that the govt taxes earnings and not necessarily net worth. Once I calculated that I was really paying 40% of my net worth in income taxes, it became painfully obvious that simply increasing my net worth contributions will automatically reduce my income taxes and therefore burn down this 40% ratio from both ends.

    I guess I always knew all this, but apparently I needed this great book to tell me knowing but not doing is just as bad as not knowing at all. So if you say to yourself,'I already know most of this stuff', then look around and ask yourself 'Am I the Millionaire Next Door?'.

    34 of 35 people found this review helpful

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