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  • Collusion

  • Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win
  • By: Luke Harding
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 747

Russia expert Luke Harding lays out the most in-depth look to date at the Trump campaign's dealings with Russia. Beginning with a meeting with Christopher Steele, the man behind the shattering dossier that first brought the allegations to light, Harding probes the histories of key Russian and American players with striking clarity and insight. Harding exposes the disquieting details of the Trump-Russia story - a saga so huge it involves international espionage, offshore banks, sketchy real estate deals, mobsters, money laundering, disappeared dissidents, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superior to 'Fire/Fury' in Depth & in Making Case

  • By W Perry Hall on 03-01-18

Thorough reporting of a complex subject

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-18

Luke Harding does a thorough job of getting to the truth. This truth should heighten our awareness of the intentions of Russia to influence our internal elections. I also gained a greater understanding of how espionage and influence works. Highly recommend this book!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Self Talk: How to Train Your Brain to Turn Negative Thinking into Positive Thinking & Practice Self Love

  • By: Aston Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Randal Schaffer
  • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Eighty percent of the average person's inner mental chatter is negative. But everyone has the power to change theirs. Want to achieve your goals, be more content with yourself, and live your best life? Don't let negative thinking hold you back. Changing how you talk to yourself in your thoughts - with self-love, positive thinking, and constructive feedback - is the most effective way to change your approach to your exercise routine, diet, relationships, work, and life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good reflections about your inner voice

  • By Jerônimo Medina Madruga on 02-02-18

Great practical tips

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-24-18

The author understands human nature and gives both theory and realistic tips on improving our self talk.

  • The Righteous Mind

  • Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
  • By: Jonathan Haidt
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Haidt
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,333

In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding. His starting point is moral intuition - the nearly instantaneous perceptions we all have about other people and the things they do. These intuitions feel like self-evident truths, making us righteously certain that those who see things differently are wrong. Haidt shows us how these intuitions differ across cultures, including the cultures of the political left and right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required reading... with one caveat.

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-14-13

Helped me understand my biases and blind spots

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Reviewed: 11-29-17

This amazing book explains why we are 90% chimp and why emotions and intuition guide us more than rational thinking. I think I will listen to it again.

  • This Fight Is Our Fight

  • The Battle to Save America's Middle Class
  • By: Elizabeth Warren
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Warren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999

The fiery US senator from Massachusetts and best-selling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warren's topic and narration is amazing

  • By rune on 09-27-17

Informative and motivating

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-24-17

Senator Warren gives us a great background of where we've been, where we are, and what we can do right now to save the middle class. Our democracy depends upon a vibrant middle class which is under attack from many angles. You will be motivated to act.

5 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Case for Impeachment

  • By: Allan J. Lichtman
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

In The Case for Impeachment, distinguished professor of history at American University Allan J. Lichtman illuminates exactly how the impeachment of President Trump might work by showing how his actions - past or future - make him uniquely vulnerable to impeachment proceedings. From his dealings with Russia to his conflicts of interest at home and abroad to the numerous civil suits involving him, Lichtman zeroes in on Mr. Trump's key areas of weakness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enough already! Donald Trump needs to go!

  • By Bill on 11-25-17

Complete historical background plus a plan for today

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Reviewed: 05-30-17

Allan Lichtman gives us an historical description of why the framers of the constitution included impeachment as a necessary way to remove a dangerous president. This book will both inform you and motivate you. I recommend it highly.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Alexander Hamilton

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592

Ron Chernow, whom the New York Times called "as elegant an architect of monumental histories as we've seen in decades", now brings to startling life the man who was arguably the most important figure in American history, who never attained the presidency, but who had a far more lasting impact than many who did.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged history

  • By Nick on 02-19-07

Perspective on the birth of our nation everyone needs to hear

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-16-17

The book paints a balanced view of a man who contributed so much to the unity of our country. It also presents a balanced view of an impetuous man who loves his country but took leave of common sense at times. The contentious issues faced by our founders are still being played out today. First class book!

  • Highest Duty

  • My Search for What Really Mattered
  • By: Chesley B. Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow
  • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie, Chesley B. Sullenberger
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

In this inspirational autobiography, Captain "Sully" Sullenberger, the airline pilot whose emergency landing on the Hudson River earned the world's admiration, tells his life story and talks about the essential qualities that he believes have been so vital to his success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A life time of preperation

  • By Robert on 11-21-09

Riveting story full of valuable life lessons

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Reviewed: 09-22-16

Polished narration of a story that still inspires each of us to be all that we can be. The lessons are about setting priorities, being an expert at your craft, and reflecting upon a life well lived. Children and teenagers can learn from this true story as well as adults.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Last Train to Paradise

  • Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean
  • By: Les Standiford
  • Narrated by: Del Roy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

The paths of the great American robber barons were paved with riches, and though ordinary citizens paid for them, they also profited. Les Standiford, author of the John Deal thrillers, tells how the man who turned Florida's swamps into the playgrounds of the rich performed the almost superhuman feat of building a railroad from the mainland to Key West at the turn of the century.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Pleasant Surprise

  • By Roy on 04-05-09

Awesome history about the Florida Keys

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

Reviewed: 11-12-12

If you could sum up Last Train to Paradise in three words, what would they be?

Informative engaging great

Who was your favorite character and why?

Henry Flagler, the developer of not only the Florida Keys but also the state of Florida.

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

How Florida was developed

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • It Worked for Me

  • In Life and Leadership
  • By: Colin Powell
  • Narrated by: Colin Powell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969

It Worked for Me is filled with vivid experiences and lessons learned that have shaped the legendary career of the four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. At its heart are Powell's "Thirteen Rules" - such as "Get mad, then get over it" and "Share credit" - that introduce his principles for effective leadership: conviction, hard work, and, above all, respect for others. A natural storyteller, Powell offers warm and engaging parables with wise advice on succeeding in the workplace and beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It worked for me too.

  • By Ian on 06-04-12

Fantastic and practical advice for anyone

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

Reviewed: 10-01-12

Would you consider the audio edition of It Worked for Me to be better than the print version?

Yes, read by the author

What did you like best about this story?

Anecdotes and stories

Which scene was your favorite?

Time to get off the train in Chapter 31

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

Life well lived

Any additional comments?

One of the best I have heard. I plan to listen again soon.