What happens when a society is run by people who are antisocial? Welcome to baby boomer America. In A Generation of Sociopaths, Bruce Cannon Gibney shows how America was hijacked by the boomers, a generation whose reckless self-indulgence degraded the foundations of American prosperity.
Really pushes the ideas of one generation politically uniting to ruin the country, regardless of political leaning, to collectively choose the policies of sociopath and burn the place down behind them when they die. Might turn around after a while, might stop sounding heavy handed and one sided and might bring decent supporting evidence to support some damning language, don’t really care, not my cup of tea to sit and listen to one voice tell me one side of one opinion on what a mess America is. Nobody needs to hear how bad life has been led up to be and how much worse it’s going to get. I’m out before the first quarter of this book ends.
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Runner and company have safely left the city ahead of the siege. Completing their class promotions with barely any time to spare. Unfortunately Runner hasn't discovered the password he needs to begin the logoff process to save the 400,000 or so crewmates left alive in this game where dying truly means death.
Ahh wonderful. Another fantastic title after a very appealing first book, with furthered character development and some back stories and world building. Nicely balancing the plot threads started earlier. It's finally dawning on me how strange it is to listen to a guy voicing a whole cast and getting you to believe and recognize everyone. It gets a little stretched with the growing cast at times but there are some pretty beautiful women's voices. That's just kinda badass and interesting on it's own. Loved the character direction. Would love some notice before the next one comes out in case I don't save my credits correctly.
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When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.
For a first time read of the series I'm greatly enjoying the world set here. The rules on magic and how it's used are what it was recommended to me for and so far it has my attention. The fortune telling though never skipped my thoughts and had me wondering about things repeatedly until the book ended and suspecting where the author would take characters and events in the future, so I remain at a crossroads of whether I think things will fall into place just about where I guess them or whether the author has some real surprises for me in the future. It's got me nervous but still itching to jump into the next book instead of waiting for my monthly credits..
This is a collection of the first six short stories in the Caverns and Creatures series. It includes "Cave of the Kobolds"; "Zombie Attack"; "Orcs, Bears, and Assholes"; "Shipfaced"; "Dungeon Crawl"; and "The Creep on the Borderlands".
Exactly what audible needs for me to pour my dollars into my phone week after week. Finish posting all the books in the series and I'll buy them one after another, an awesome D&D read.
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The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.
Again loved everything but the singing, much better for my adult self than the hobbit and thankfully something with as many hours of film almost as it has hours of listening. I'm buried in trilogy delving again!
Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.
Listened to this for the first time, years after reading it and of course after watching the movies and was reminded that I grew out of it's demographic. The songs were a bit much and I feel like the D&D crowd abandoned Tolkiens view of elves. So many songs v.v. Oh, and lastly I feel like the narrator at times might have been singing it like he would sing it and not like the characters he was telling were, noticed it outright at the end of the elves song with the wine barrels... Still good obviously, just, need to go reread the trilogy on here.
Serafina, Neela, Ling, Ava, Becca, and Astrid, six mermaids from realms scattered throughout the seas and freshwaters, were summoned by the leader of the river witches to learn an incredible truth: The mermaids are direct descendants of the Six Who Ruled - powerful mages who once governed the lost empire of Atlantis. The ancient evil that destroyed Atlantis is stirring again, and only the mermaids can defeat it. To do so, they need to find magical talismans that belonged to the Six.
I feel like I'm ravenous for the next one and the next one. This narrator was was better than the first one so I got even more into it. Great series!
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