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William

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TUCSON, AZ, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Europe Since 1815, Volume 2: Imperialism and Militarism

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mitchell Garrett, James Godfrey
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    19th century Europe produced some of the greatest soldiers, statesmen, scientists, artists, and thinkers of any period in recorded history. And by the middle of that century nationalism had emerged triumphant from Ireland to Greece, and many new nations, including Germany and Italy, had appeared. But nationalism was accompanied by a chauvinistic impulse toward militarism.

    carolyn says: "Details, details, details"
    "Europe Since 1815"
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    Good series and not too disjointed or biased. Good review of 19th and 20th centery history.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The History of Classical Music

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Richard Fawkes
    • Narrated By Robert Powell
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (49)

    From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions. Also available: The History of Opera.

    Walter says: "highly recommend"
    "The History of Classical Music"
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    It wesvery good except the clips were a little short and I did not learn a great deal. As an introduction to music appreciation, it is a good start.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • No, They Can't: Why Government Fails - But Individuals Succeed

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Stossel
    • Narrated By John Stossel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (366)
    Performance
    (331)
    Story
    (329)

    The government is not a neutral arbiter of truth. It never has been. It never will be. Doubt everything. John Stossel does. A self-described skeptic, he has dismantled society's sacred cows with unerring common sense. Now he debunks the most sacred of them all: our intuition and belief that government can solve our problems. In No, They Can't, the New York Times best-selling author and Fox News commentator insists that we discard that idea of the "perfect" government - left or right - and retrain our brain to look only at the facts, to rethink our lives as independent individuals - and fast.

    Daniel Cogan says: "Great Book, Must Listen"
    "No, And Leave Us Alone!"
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    This is so right on...every voter should read this prior to his or her vote. I do fear Stossel is spitting into the wind, however, for the government will never relenquish their power or leave us alone.

    0 of 0 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
    (672)
    Performance
    (598)
    Story
    (596)

    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!"
    "He certainly IS!"
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    This should be required reading for all voters. It explains some of the seemingly irrational and sometimes rediclulious actions of this Administration. The bok is, in general, eye opening as to why we are in the mess we are in in America.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Roots of Obama’s Rage

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Dinesh D’Souza
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (370)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (196)

    D’Souza explains that the reason Obama appears to be working to destroy America from within is found, as Obama himself admits, in The Dreams of My Father: a deeply hostile anticolonialism. Instilled in him by his father, this worldview has led President Obama to resent America and everything we stand for. D’Souza masterfully shows how Obama is working to weaken and punish America here and abroad.

    F. Ribeiro says: "Insightful Listen, But for the Glenn Beck Section"
    "Eye Opening"
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    This should be a must read for every voter and every American. It explains much of the seemingly irrational behavior and agenda of Obama. We need to know this man that has so much power over all of us and wants to have so much more. Be scared, or be prepared--either way, you need to remove your head from the sand and get informed!

    3 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (422)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (174)

    In his latest spirited book, O'Reilly prompts further debate with the president and the American people on the current state of the union. While the changes that took place in America during President Obama's first 18 months in office are dizzying to just think about, their real-life impact on the average American is a helluva lot stronger than that. Tempers have reached the boiling point over the shifts in healthcare, immigration, national security, energy, and the environment.

    Amazon Customer says: "Have you seen the show?"
    "O'Reilly as usual"
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    This is a good read and fun. I did not get any great revelations or super new knowledge from this, but the book was a quick read and held my interest.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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