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michael

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  • The Austrian Case for the Free Market Process: Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich Hayek

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By William Peterson
    • Narrated By Louis Rukeyser
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (29)

    Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) and Friedrich Hayek (1899-1992) were perhaps the foremost defenders of the free market and limited government during the mid-twentieth century ascendancy of Keynesian economics.

    CESAR says: "Keep it simple"
    "Economic philosophy based in reality"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Austrian Case for the Free Market Process the most enjoyable?

    I felt the Rukeyser's voice made this story very enjoyable. Both Hayek and Von Mises makes me suspicious of today economic thinking. Their thoughts on government interference to help social change are as current today as when they wrote them.


    Would you be willing to try another book from William Peterson? Why or why not?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, 'Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer'

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Anne-Marie O'Connor
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (34)

    The Lady in Gold, considered an unforgettable masterpiece, one of the 20th century's most recognizable paintings, made headlines all over the world when Ronald Lauder bought it for $135 million a century after Klimt, the most famous Austrian painter of his time, completed the society portrait. Anne-Marie O'Connor, writer for the Washington Post, formerly of the Los Angeles Times, tells the galvanizing story of the Lady in Gold, Adele Bloch-Bauer, a dazzling Viennese Jewish society figure.

    michael says: "This audio allows you feel this art history"
    "This audio allows you feel this art history"
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    I find stories on art history very appealing. This one is excellent. I recommend this book and plan to listen to it again. At first the person narrating the book put me off. I felt she was cutting her words off. That soon changed and she proved to be the right person to narrate this book. I know my knowledge and appreciation of Gustav Klimt has improved. Also my knowledge of Austrian and German attitudes of this period was eye openning.

    3 of 3 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
    (653)
    Performance
    (581)
    Story
    (581)

    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.

    rlovegreen says: "Interesting, revealing and a little - scary..."
    "Depressing"
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    If you could sum up The Amateur in three words, what would they be?

    Very very depressing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Amateur?

    The Chicago period with Reverand Wright.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narratation was perfect.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No to much to think about.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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