My 6-year-old loves Dr. Seuss's books. This audio book has a wonderful collection of the Seussicals that are brilliantly narrated. We play the kids audio books during our daily commute to school and this is one of the most frequently requested (right next to "The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites" (which I have to add is a great deal for the bucks)).
I would recommend everyone to read this book regardless of one's political view. At a minimum, it helps to make one a better informed citizen even if one disagrees with the author's ideologies and political leaning.
Professor Kleinbard has done a masterful job succinctly introducing, analyzing and critiquing a rich body of research in economics, philosophy, and social and fiscal policies and forcefully presented his view on how and why we could and should do better. The book is surprisingly readable and even entertaining at times.
It is refreshing to hear the voice of the Dutch uncle (or Don Quixote?). The book is well organized and informative. And can one dare to hope that it may be possible to generate enough voice to pull the national away from the fiscal jerkdom, even just a little?
Grateful that the book is eventually made available as an audiobook. Mr. Johnson did a nice job reading this very long book on a very serious topic, once I got pass his way of saying EBITDA in Chapter 1. I did hear the voice of reason and persuasion often, although not quite the unbridled enthusiasm of Professor Kleinbard. Once in a while the voice seemed to drift into simply reading but overall, Mr. Johnson's performance was quite engaging.
The audiobook comes with a reference guide containing all the figures and tables that can be downloaded from the Audible website.
An exhilarating listen!
After years of abusing my body and spirit with stressful jobs and late nights, I have only recently started to make a honest effort to live a more balanced life. Unlike the previous reviewer David, I have not read any of the books cited and am completely new to meditation. I was a little skeptical and felt a little silly at first but I thought I would give it a try.
Three weeks ago, I put on my earbuds in as I was going to bed with one of the PM meditations on. As I breathed deliberately, I actually felt my rib cage expanding and joints popping. The voice was beautiful and relaxing and guided me into a deep relaxation and restful sleep. The next morning, I put on one of the AM meditations as soon as I woke and have been doing this almost every day since. Although my mind still drifts out of focus often and I am not able to visualize the colors of the seven chakras (the energy centers of the body, I had to look this up) with much success, I found the peaceful deep breathing very relaxing and beneficial.
Last week, I went for my monthly massage and the therapist quickly observed that I seemed a lot less stressed out, without my usual tough knots all over my shoulders and backs. I also feel a lot less pain in my neck and shoulders after a long day's work.
I have since gotten a few other guided meditation audio books but I think this one is still my favorite. Each AM or PM program is about 15 minutes and very manageable. Truly the best $5.87 I have ever spent.
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