No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller is exactly what the title promises. This is more than just another book about the Bernie Madoff scandal, this is a fast-paced, blow-by-blow, true-crime story that you have to hear to believe. In a true David and Goliath tale, the underdog number cruncher uncovers the largest financial fraud in history, and has to fight everything and everyone in the system to bring it down.
Great story and Fantastic Narrator.
When's the whole book coming out!?
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Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.
Over the top bizarre in some areas and completely dull in others.
Some nice historical tidbits, but a real let down after Brown's other great books.
Two armed men board a 727 that has been all but forgotten at an airfield in Angola. Hijacking the jet, they then slit the throat of the lone crew and fly to parts unknown. The consternation is immediate, as the CIA, FBI, and other agencies race to find out what happened, in the process elbowing one another in the sides a little too vigorously. Fed up, the president of the United States turns to an outside investigator to determine the truth.
I think the narrator should take most of the blame for how tedious it was to get through By Order of the President. While there were many voices and accents, Mr. Hill's slow pace and monotone, emotionless reading put me to sleep.
The book itself had too many unnecessary characters about whom nobody cares and too many Dickensian relationships.
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Catherine Blake is the model war widow. Ever since she lost her RAF pilot husband in the Battle of Britain...
There is no character that you care about and the story is just dull.
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Greg Palast has spent the last 30 years getting the goods on corporate con men and political hucksters. Now he and his special guests cut through the TV news babytalk in Armed Madhouse. Armed with more than 50 classified documents and confidential memos, Palast brings you the stories not allowed in The New York Times.
I lasted through the first 20 minutes of this nonsense and had to turn it off.
A bunch of inchoerent ramblings that some might think passes for humor.
I am hoping I can get my credit back.
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Scott McClellan belonged to President Bush's select inner circle of trusted advisers during one of the most challenging, contentious periods of recent history. Over a period of more than seven years, he witnessed, day-to-day, exactly how the presidency veered off course, not only by its decision to topple Saddam Hussein, but by an embrace of confrontational politics in the face of an increasingly partisan Washington and a hostile media.
This should have been an interesting listen.
Juicy details about the Bush Administration, Rove, Scooter, and Iraq...
But, Scott McClellan makes two big mistakes:
1. He goes on and on and on about his childhood, puberty, high school, college years. Scott! I don't care if you wore the wrong color shirt to a big game!
2. He narrates it himself and he is the dullest reader you can imagine. His droning sounds will put you into a deep slumber.
I am ordinarily very focused and can concentrate on the task at hand, but I have even been missing the important historical comments because Scott McClellan is such a miserable narrator.
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Tomás Noronha - professor of History of the New University of Lisbon and expert in crypto-analysis and in ancient languages - has been hired by a prestigious American foundation to complete the investigation of an old historian who recently passed away. Among the findings is an enigmatic message that seems to be the key of those studies and that, according to the late historian, can change the course of known history.
Codex 632 is not awful, but you really need to have a keen interest in linguistics to get through all the dry passages.
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Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There's one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that's with The Total Money Makeover. It's the simplest, most straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.
This is a complte waste of time for anyone who isn't wasting money like a drunken sailor.
I also am not interested in the Christian lectures.
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Critically acclaimed, nationally best-selling author John Burdett has earned starred reviews for the fast-paced action, snappy dialogue, and gritty realism of his thrilling tales starring Royal Thai police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep. In this vibrant and witty novel, devout Buddhist Sonchai relies on his karma to guide him through the seamy underbelly of Bangkok as he pieces together the scattered clues of a complex mystery.
A "Haunting" is right! A pointless nightmare of gore and sex.
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You know how it is. That special event just around the corner and you can't fit into your designer jeans. You need a fool-proof, emergency weight-loss method that really works and works fast. So how do you safely and quickly lose those extra pounds?
I was so inspired by this book that I purchased the Fast Detox Kit on line and started the program. I am only on day 6 (before the fast) and feel fantastic!
At first I was annoyed that I didn't have the instructions in writing. I went on to Audible to send an e-mail complaining about this, but realized that you can download the instructions and recipes from the site!
This plan is easy to use and will do your body a lot of good.
Try it! You'll like it!
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