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Luigi Grimaldi

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  • Rediscovering Americanism

  • And the Tyranny of Progressivism
  • By: Mark R. Levin
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Lowell, Mark R. Levin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

In Rediscovering Americanism, Mark R. Levin revisits the founders' warnings about the perils of overreach by the federal government and concludes that the men who created our country would be outraged and disappointed to see where we've ended up. Levin returns to the impassioned question he's explored in each of his best-selling books: How do we save our exceptional country? Because our values are in such a precarious state, he argues that a restoration to the essential truths on which our country was founded has never been more urgent.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Such an awesome book, narration did not suit me.

  • By Nola R. on 08-20-17

Mark Levin's Primer of Liberty vs Progressivism

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-17

Mr. Levin's Primer is a wonderful pedagogical gift to his readers and those who hunger for truth, Liberty, individualism and virtue. He quotes verbatim many of the valiant Western philosophers and contrasts with the tyranny of Progressivism. The only thing missing were some mighty master philosophical progenitors of the great men Mr. Levin spoke of, such as Samuel Rutherford (Locke's influence), and author of Lex Rex; far more time given to Thomas Aquinas, really the Natural Law Philosopher, Theologian and Legal Mind of centuries prior to The Enlightenment. Lastly, Ludwig Von Mises, mentor to Hayek and the mind behind the last word on true economic truth, that being Capitalism, via his Austrian School of Economics. I still give this book 5 stars because the indefatigable Mr. Levin has produced in this book, what I consider, one of the most important books on Western Civilization of the last century. God Bless him! Thank you Mr. Levin!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Pilgrim's Progress

  • From This World to That Which Is to Come
  • By: John Bunyan
  • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736

For 300 years, The Pilgrim's Progress has remained perhaps the best-loved and most read of devotional fictions. In plain yet powerful and moving language, Bunyan tells the story of Christian's struggle to attain salvation and the Gates of Heaven. He must pass through the Slough of Despond, ward off the temptations of Vanity Fair, and fight the monstrous Apollyon. In Part II, his wife and children follow the same path, helped and protected by Great-heart, until for them, too, "the trumpets sound on the other side."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two books in one! Terrific narration!

  • By Adam on 01-16-15

I must read for any Christian

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Reviewed: 08-19-16

This book is a treasure. In order to understand the Puritan viewpoint, and therefore understand Jesus Christ, this allegory it's an excellent book to read

  • Liberalism

  • In the Classical Tradition
  • By: Ludwig von Mises
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 64

In 1927, classical liberalism, based on a belief in individualism, reason, capitalism, and free trade, was dying, when one of the 20th century's greatest social thinkers wrote this combative and convincing restatement. Nowhere are the key principles of Mises' philosophy better represented than in this timeless work. Mises was a careful and logical theoretician who believed that ideas rule the world, and this especially comes to light in Liberalism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! Need I say more?

  • By Luigi Grimaldi on 03-05-16

Excellent! Need I say more?

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-16

What made the experience of listening to Liberalism the most enjoyable?

This book explains what real Classical Liberalism is, not the current Liberalism known to the North Americans who hijacked the term and made it mean exactly the opposite of what it is supposed to be! Here you here it from the best Libertarian Austrian Economist of them all!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Nullification

  • How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century
  • By: Thomas E. Woods Jr.
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Citizens across the country are fed up with the politicians in Washington telling us how to live our lives and then sticking us with the bill. But what can we do? Actually, we can just say no. As New York Times best-selling author Thomas E. Woods, Jr., explains, "nullification" allows states to reject unconstitutional federal laws.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Explains Why, but not How To

  • By Dale Hurtt on 08-28-10

The Individual States ARE Sovereign!

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Reviewed: 08-13-15

Mr. Woods must be highly commended for his brave elucidation of what it really means to be a state in the United States. This book is a great book of liberty and Mr. Woods uses primary sources to make the point that the federal government and its branches are usurpers of liberty. Forget what they taught you in school but the Constitution for the socialist are wrong. Read this book and you will be amazed My new slogan regarding this matter is, state interposition, nullification and finally Succession!

  • The Wise Men Know What Wicked Things Are Written on the Sky

  • By: Russell Kirk
  • Narrated by: Peter Kjenaas
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

In a series of 11 essays, Kirk relates several issues to a common question: "Is the American Republic descending into decadence, or are the American people entering upon a renewal of belief and hope?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A foundation for conservative virtues

  • By Luigi Grimaldi on 07-24-15

A foundation for conservative virtues

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Reviewed: 07-24-15

After reading this book I felt that it touched my mind and spirit. Mr. Kirk intelligently discusses where we are with Western civilization. When this book was written it was the end of the Reagan era. Now we are in the crux of an enormous moral dilemma in Western society. Reading this book will hopefully enlighten the reader to understand the virtues.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Conservative Mind

  • From Burke to Eliot
  • By: Russell Kirk
  • Narrated by: Phillip Davidson
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

Kirk defines "the conservative mind" by examining such brilliant men as Edmund Burke, James Fenimore Cooper, Alexis de Tocqueville, John Quincy Adams, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benjamin Disraeli, Cardinal Newman, George Santayana, and finally, T.S. Eliot. Vigorously written, the book represents conservatism as an ideology born of sound intellectual traditions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interim review

  • By James on 09-18-09

Excellent

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Reviewed: 07-14-15

A must read for conservatives of all ages. I really enjoyed the historical context of this book.

  • Real Dissent

  • A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion
  • By: Thomas E. Woods Jr.
  • Narrated by: Thomas E. Woods Jr.
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381

Nothing makes traditional left and right kiss and make up faster than when they're faced with an articulate libertarian. Avert your eyes from this dangerous extremist, citizen! Government is composed of wise public servants who innocently pursue the common good! In Real Dissent, Tom Woods demolishes some of the toughest critics of libertarianism in his trademark way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tom has a great voice.

  • By Cory Brickner on 11-03-14

Libertarian gold

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Reviewed: 04-27-15

This book really works well for those were not libertarian and wish to understand the mindset of one. As for those who are libertarians, this book provides one with excellent talking points to easily dismantle any opinion from the left and the neocon influence.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Medicalization of Everyday Life: Selected Essays

  • By: Thomas Szasz
  • Narrated by: Gary D. MacFadden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Defining "medicalization" as the perception of nonmedical conditions as medical problems and nondiseases as diseases, Thomas Szasz has devoted much of his career to exposing the dangers of "medicalizing" the conditions of some who simply refuse to conform to society's expectations. Szasz argues that modern psychiatry's tireless ambition to explain the human condition has led to the treatment of life's difficulties and oddities as clinical illnesses rather than as humanity revealed in its fullness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good book

  • By Michael Ten on 09-09-16

A convincing piece for Capitalist Medicine

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Reviewed: 02-11-15

This is an excellent book that, via deductive logic and rationale thought dispels the idea that a state-run medical system is the only system. These systems will all evolve back to a free market over time.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

  • By: M. R. James
  • Narrated by: David; Stephen Timson; Critchlow
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

The powerful sense of evil – darkness, creepy hairy presences, cloaks, hoods, talons and tentacles – pervades these classic ghost stories by M.R. James. A Cambridge scholar himself, James explored what happens when academics dabble in things they don’t understand and unleash forces of which they know nothing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great performances of the classic

  • By Zaubermond on 06-25-11

Not bad at all.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-15

Decent "antiquated" horror short stories. Well-written but not particularly gripping. Yet, enjoyable and worth the time for any follower of this genre.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Slouching Towards Gomorrah Part 2

  • Modern Liberalism and American Decline
  • By: Robert H. Bork
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

In Slouching Towards Gomorrah, one of our nation's most distinguished conservative scholars offers a prophetic view of a culture in decline, a nation in such serious moral trouble that its very foundation is crumbling. The root of our decline, Bork argues, is the rise of modern liberalism, which stresses the dual forces of radical egalitarianism and radical individualism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for true conservatives

  • By Luigi Grimaldi on 01-28-15

A must read for true conservatives

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Reviewed: 01-28-15

I recognize Mr. Bork as being one of the top five fundamentally clear conservatives of the last two centuries. This is a beautiful book.