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  • The Undocumented Mark Steyn

  • Don't Say You Weren't Warned
  • By: Mark Steyn
  • Narrated by: Mark Steyn
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

He's brash, brilliant, and drawn to controversy like a moth to a flame. For decades, Mark Steyn has dazzled audiences around the world with his raucous wit and brutal honesty. Whether he's sounding off on the tyranny of political correctness, the existential threat of Islamic extremism, the "nationalization" of the family, or the "near suicidal stupidity" of America's immigration regime, Steyn is always provocative - and often laugh-out-loud hilarious.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The great Steyn

  • By J. Olson on 07-12-16

The Wordsmith Speaketh.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-16

What did you love best about The Undocumented Mark Steyn?

I laughed at depressing facts. It made me laugh. It was also very informative. As I listened to this book years after it's publication, it also jogged my memory.

What did you like best about this story?

Mark Steyn is interesting. He keeps it light but keeps it intellectual and sticks to the facts.

  • Righteous Indignation

  • Excuse Me While I Save the World
  • By: Andrew Breitbart
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Guskin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,413
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,205

Known for his network of conservative websites that draws millions of readers everyday, Andrew Breitbart has one main goal: to make sure the "liberally biased" major news outlets in this country cover all aspects of a story fairly. Breitbart is convinced that too many national stories are slanted by the news media in an unfair way. In Righteous Indignation, Breitbart talks about the key issues that Americans face, how he has aligned himself with the Tea Party, and how one needs to deal with the liberal news world head on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please get this book!

  • By MacGregor on 07-09-11

Interesting personal story and good information.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-16

Would you listen to Righteous Indignation again? Why?

Yes because the book has some very good researched information that I find very helpful

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

It's interesting that a group of misfits and malcontents could be imported to the US and plant their negative philosophy. Their philosophies seek to destroy the very culture that made it possible for them to thrive. Ugly, nasty people and ideology has caught on for no apparent reason. They preyed on the worst of human nature.

Any additional comments?

This might give some people to stand up for their values. Breitbart had that courage. It's only gotten worse since his death. I wonder how he would handle now.

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  • Stealing America

  • What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me about Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party
  • By: Dinesh D'Souza
  • Narrated by: Dinesh D'Souza, Andrew Klavan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,239

In the fall of 2014, outspoken pundit, author, and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza found himself hauled into federal court for improperly donating money to a friend who was running for the Senate. D'Souza pleaded guilty, apologized for his offense, and was sentenced to eight months in a state-run confinement center near his home in San Diego. In the facility, he lived among hardened criminals - drug dealers, thieves, gangbangers, rapists, and murderers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is it already too late?

  • By Jenny on 04-30-16

Interesting spin on politics.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-16

What made the experience of listening to Stealing America the most enjoyable?

The story about the D'Souza's confinement is fascinating. He speaks about the people that he encounters and their views on life.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The criminal mindset.

What does Dinesh D'Souza and Andrew Klavan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I like Andrew Klavan. He's familiar to me and he's easy to listen to.

If you could give Stealing America a new subtitle, what would it be?

We're all suckers.

Any additional comments?

I was excited to listen to this book. I'm a libertarian and frankly it's not just the progressives that prey on the American public. Dinesh is getting closer to "our camp".

This isn't about the hawks, it's about the progressives. I get the hawks because I frequently debate them. I never understood the mindset of the progressives because they have never been willing to debate their points honestly with me. Now, after listening to this book, I understand why. They are being run by common thieves with virtually no talent. There's nothing to debate because debate requires logic.

If you're a progressive, this book will probably infuriate you but make you find the nearest "conservative" to slander. If you're an Republican it will infuriate you, but open your eyes. If you're a libertarian or an independent, this will educate you. It won't educate you in the same intellectual way that one might be educated with Hyak, Von Mises or Sowell. It gets to the nitty-gritty, low down dirty reality of things. It exposes the worse of human emotions. It's like, "Wow, people are really that stupid and base?"

At the very end D'Souza has a remedy to thief. It's simple. I was desirous of more information and suggestions on how to save our freedoms. He did verify one simple tactic, that I'm in favor of and try to practice. "No point engaging the thieves."

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  • Proof of Heaven

  • A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife
  • By: Eben Alexander
  • Narrated by: Eben Alexander
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,237
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,832
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,848

On November 10, 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander was driven into coma by a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. Seven days later, he awakened with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm that were more real than this earthly one - memories that included meeting a deceased birth sister he had never known existed. Dr. Alexander deployed all his knowledge as a scientist to find out whether his mind could have played a trick on him. In its shutdown state, there was no way it could have.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling

  • By Kelly on 10-27-12

Worth the time, some exceptions about delivery.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-16

Would you listen to Proof of Heaven again? Why?

There was some very good information in this book and I would review it without exception, if I had more time. I'll keep it in my library to listen again someday.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Dr. Alexander's personal story was compelling. His experience was interesting and I wish he would have found a way to go into more detail. However words are limiting.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene is when he identified the girl he had encountered.

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

I would have preferred to listen to this in one setting, but I don't have 6+ hours do so so. It might have flowed a bit better.

Any additional comments?

The book seemed to jump around a bit in terms of past, present, and his experience in heaven. Sometimes when I went back to it, I thought I might have missed something because of this. The flow was a wee bit off.

In addition, there were comments that might have "politicized" spirituality. I listen to these books to remove myself from government garbage and propaganda. Climate change, global warming, devastating problems of today, etc is nonsense. Humans have it better than they ever have on earth. Global warming is so inaccurate they've had to change the name of their propaganda three times since the 1970s.

I understand why Christians might take issue with this because it seemed to me that he had a bone to pick with that religion. Frequently he put it low on the list of ideologies, in a political correct way. He could call God "Bob" for all I care. I'm not so attached to Christian ideology as some people. Yet I don't change facts to fit my narrative. Dr. Alexander was easy to spot as a progressive with very limited understanding of history or science outside of his field. Christianity is the first religion that abolished slavery and stopped treating women as livestock,

I'm not questioning his experience and I am sincerely grateful that he shared it.

I hesitate to read his second book because I don't care to listen to or support someone with such strong ideology that it sweeps through the pages of a book on spirituality. When left or right political propaganda makes its way into the pages of a book about life, death and heaven I start questioning the writer. I've watched many videos with Dr. Alexander and he came locally to speak, which I attended. This is why I purchased the book. The same things I take issue with in the book are presented in his speeches, but when it's free, it's not worth mentioning. When I have to pay for it, it's another story completely.

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  • Goddesses Never Age

  • The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being
  • By: Dr. Christiane Northrup
  • Narrated by: Dr. Christiane Northrup
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622

Though we talk about wanting to age gracefully, the truth is that when it comes to getting older, we’re programmed to dread an inevitable decline: in our health, our looks, our sexual relationships, even the pleasure we take in living life. But as Christiane Northrup, MD, shows us in this profoundly empowering program, we have it in us to make growing older an entirely different experience for both our bodies and our souls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 30-something, loved this book!

  • By C Z on 03-02-16

Lots of information for women of all ages.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-16

What did you love best about Goddesses Never Age?

She had medical proof of her assertions. Dr. Northrup shares studies, experiments and statistics. She's marries them with alternative ideas and medical information.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

She discussed the value of letting go of information of your past that you might be carrying around and that makes impacts on you physically now. She also shares the importance of being able to laugh and enjoy life-and there's a study or that, too. The book has so many valuable topics to it. One might not know that by looking at the list of chapters.

Any additional comments?

I wish that I would have heard this information when I was younger. However, I'm uncertain that I would have been interested in the topics discusses. Dr. Northrup is easy to listen to. You don't feel preached to, either. My only criticisms of the audio are that the names of the chapters really don't express the wonderful contents. As an audio book, I do not have access to the footnotes, references or bibliographies that she says "See ____" So one really needs to be prepared to write notes if you want to see research, references or other medical information.

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  • The Gnostic Gospels

  • By: Elaine Pagels
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 343

The Gnostic Gospels provides engaging listening for those seeking a broader perspective on the early development of Christianity. Author and noted scholar Elaine Pagels suggests that Christianity could have developed quite differently if Gnostic texts had become part of the Christian canon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The other side of Jesus

  • By Laura on 05-19-06

Who is this Jesus of Nazarene?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-16

What made the experience of listening to The Gnostic Gospels the most enjoyable?

This gives one a different impression of who Jesus really was.

What other book might you compare The Gnostic Gospels to and why?

Beyond Belief, by Elaine Pagels.

Any additional comments?

Elaine Pagels does a very good job at presenting the unknown Jesus. He's more alive, more of a mystic and deeper than the orthodoxy. I've been familiar with her work since I was in university. She's so very thorough in her research and complete in her narrative. I wish we would have gotten some Gnostic scripture from this, but her other books do provide that. I've also independently researched Gnosticism so it wasn't necessary for me to have that contain in her book. I'd recommend it without hesitation.

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  • The School Revolution

  • A New Answer for Our Broken Education System
  • By: Ron Paul
  • Narrated by: Steve Coulter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Whether or not you have children, you know that education is vital to the prosperity and future of our society. Yet our current system simply doesn't work. Parents feel increasingly powerless, and nearly half of Americans give our schools a grade of "C". Now, in his new book, Ron Paul attacks the problem head-on and provides a focused solution that centers on strong support for home schooling and the application of free market principles to the American education system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE THIS BOOK!!! So much, I bought for others...

  • By Dustin on 01-22-16

Why schools are the way that they are.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-16

If you could sum up The School Revolution in three words, what would they be?

Insightful, helpful, interesting

If you could give The School Revolution a new subtitle, what would it be?

Get big government out of the home town schools.

Any additional comments?

This was helpful but maddening. Dr. Paul explains why a one side fits all education doesn't work and he gives stats about this top heavy system. He also explains the common pathology that runs through the school staff. I've had a ton of problems with my son's school and I've learned that public school is where logic and reason have come to die. He explains why. Thank GOODNESS!

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  • Hello From Heaven!

  • A New Field of Research - After-Death Communication - Confirms That Life and Love Are Eternal
  • By: Bill Guggenheim, Judy Guggenheim
  • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

In this groundbreaking study of after-death communication experiences, authors Bill and Judy Guggenheim focus on the 12 major types of ADCs people report, the loving messages they receive, and the effects on the lives of those who have been contacted. They present persuasive evidence that ADCs are authentic contacts by deceased loved ones and discuss a few of the many far-reaching social and spiritual implications of their findings. During their 7 years of research, Bill and Judy Guggenheim interviewed 2,000 people from all over America

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book to lift your spirit...

  • By Karen on 08-19-12

Left me wanting more information.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-16

If you could sum up Hello From Heaven! in three words, what would they be?

Inspirational, positive, uplifting.

If you’ve listened to books by Bill Guggenheim and Judy Guggenheim before, how does this one compare?

n/a

Have you listened to any of Kevin Foley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

n/a

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

No, I listened to it in three parts when I was restoring part of the upstairs bedrooms of my house.

Any additional comments?

I wanted more information. I listened to this book within a couple of weeks after my young mother died unexpectedly. It helped me and I would recommend this to anyone going through the grieving process. I just wanted more. I guess I wanted a written affidavit that my mother was still in existence. I also remember feeling jealous that people were experiencing their loved ones so soon after death. I hadn't any of those experiences at the time. I have now. These were all personal stories and I believe them. They didn't seem made up. This is the book that brought me to Audible. So for that, I would give it a five star. I might have rated it higher had I listened to it when I wasn't devastated.

  • The Blue Zones

  • Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest
  • By: Dan Buettner
  • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 278

Award-winning author and researcher Dan Buettner has traveled the world to meet the planet’s longest-lived people, and learned nine powerful yet simple lessons that could put you on the path to longer life. Where did he find them? In the Blue Zones....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice collection of stories - but not much more

  • By Ossi on 02-04-13

Well, it was okay.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-16

Would you try another book from Dan Buettner and/or Michael McConnohie?

No

Would you recommend The Blue Zones to your friends? Why or why not?

No,it was kind of generalized with no real outcomes of specifics.

What does Michael McConnohie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He doesn't.

Could you see The Blue Zones being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Uh, no

Any additional comments?

It's good. I'd say that I don't regret reading it. I just like a bit more depth than wind. I've nothing against the author. I was hoping for more. It's just not my cup of tea. In honesty I've lived in a country that didn't have the technology and things were simpler and more relaxed and all I saw was poverty and lack of drive.

  • Killing Lincoln

  • The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,982

The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • History Made Interesting

  • By Daniel on 04-11-12

Take away the history, forget the politics.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-16

Where does Killing Lincoln rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'd say it's in the top 10 and I've listened to over 50 books in the last four years.

What did you like best about this story?

Being transported into a world that I've only just learned about in history class.

Which character – as performed by Bill O'Reilly – was your favorite?

Lincoln of course.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Killing Lincoln.

Any additional comments?

Great book, O'Reilly makes Lincoln real. I'm not in love with O'Reilly's politics or any mainstream media personality. HOWEVER, I love a good story and I love history. You get both with this. There was load of history in this book that was never taught in school.

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