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  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,714
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,620

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

this book has left me speechless.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-18

the eloquence of the presentation is outstanding. it's shocking to hear these accounts from someone who was there in the midst of all these conversations and activities and who recorded them in such detail with a seasoned insight into the world of Washington political intrigue. very disturbing.

  • Exigency

  • By: Michael Siemsen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 253
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 234

Nine brilliant scientists travel light-years on a one-way trip to an Earthlike planet. Their mission is to study from orbit the two species of intelligent lifeforms on the surface. The first: an isolated people embarking on civilization and building their world's first city. The second: a brutal race of massive predators, spread thick and still growing across the dominant landmass - destined to breed and eat their way to extinction within a few centuries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exigency is entertaining

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 02-17-16

same great imaginative writing

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-27-17

always great plot and character development from this author. Waiting for the movies come out.

  • Make Your Bed

  • Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World
  • By: William H. McRaven
  • Narrated by: William H. McRaven
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,352

On May 21, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the 10 principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves - and the world - for the better.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the YouTube video

  • By A. Yoshida on 01-31-18

inspiring, deeply moving, and empowering

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-17

At 66 years old, I thought for sure my character was well-crafted and established for the rest of my life. I believed that I had read most all of the important authors and had been exposed to the most important Concepts for a successful life. This book, in its simplicity, has introduced me to a new code for action. Know I have a new Mantra to repeat every morning. It comes in the form of a list that I hand-wrote after reading this book. 10 points to live by. As I write this I look forward to a better life because of making my bed. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

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  • How to Make It in the New Music Business

  • Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician
  • By: Ari Herstand
  • Narrated by: Ari Herstand, Derek Sivers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

In the last decade, no industry has been through as much upheaval and turmoil as the music industry. If you're looking for quick fame and instant success, you're in the wrong field. It's now a democratic DIY business, and any guide to success in these new waters must be told by someone who's already survived them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic! could not stop listening.

  • By Anonymous User on 08-14-17

Ari has all the answers.

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Reviewed: 10-09-17

if you have questions about the music business Ari has all the answers. This is the most thorough, down to earth education about music that I've ever had. Ari gives details about websites, managers, agencies, copyrights, writing songs, everything from writer's block to organizing the stage blocking for your performance. It's amazing. If you are an aspiring artist, I highly recommend this book. 10 stars out of 5 for the kid from Wisconsin.

  • Sleep Apnea

  • I Can't Sleep: The Best and Most Effective Sleep Apnea Solution
  • By: Sam Siv
  • Narrated by: Christy Lynn
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
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    4 out of 5 stars 20

Are you having issues and problems in your sleep? Are you finding it hard to fall or stay asleep? Well this book will be your ultimate guide in determining whether you are suffering from sleep apnea or not. What’s more is that this book will help you in treating your sleep apnea in less than a week! Yes you heard it right, in less than a week! Sleep apnea has been a hidden problem for many people around the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ok for the price

  • By TyTy on 11-28-17

clinically I suppose this is a proper

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

the writing feels very patronizing, it is very informative and a clinical way. the presentation sounds like a machine

  • On Tyranny

  • Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
  • By: Timothy Snyder
  • Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,248

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the 20th century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required reading

  • By A. R. S. on 04-17-17

And absolutely must read guide

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-17

History gives us well worn paths through these troubled times. The author shines a light on them . so clear.

  • Return

  • Matt Turner Book 3
  • By: Michael Siemsen
  • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

Matt Turner's psychic ability has granted him a window into the entirety of Earth's intelligent beings - past and present - but this gift has also been his heaviest burden. A talent like Matt's can only be kept secret for so long, and ruthless individuals desiring lost and rare items viewed him only as a prized tool.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series!!

  • By Barbara on 11-17-15

Matt Turner is amazing and so is the author

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Reviewed: 06-10-17

great story interesting twists believable plot. I hope there's another one. it's always so amazing how he matures through each one of the books. The Twist at the end is wonderful

  • A Colony in a Nation

  • By: Chris Hayes
  • Narrated by: Chris Hayes
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994

Emmy Award-winning news anchor and New York Times best-selling author Chris Hayes argues that there are really two Americas: a Colony and a Nation. America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, but nearly every empirical measure - wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation - reveals that racial inequality hasn't improved since 1968.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much to this book!

  • By Crystal Broadnax on 04-18-17

Chris Hayes is a force to be reckoned with.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-17

slake his new show Chris Hayes is meticulously accurate in the presentation of verifiable historical events. This book he ties them together like a master Taylor fitting them to our current economic and social fabric and slipping that mind here with such ease it's inspiring. Unfortunately it's a sad set of rags and violence and economic servitude that were wearing. I must read more of his work.

  • The Plot to Hack America

  • How Putin's Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election
  • By: Malcolm Nance
  • Narrated by: Gregory Itzin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561

In April 2016, computer technicians at the Democratic National Committee discovered that someone had accessed the organization's computer servers and conducted a theft that is best described as Watergate 2.0. In the weeks that followed, the nation's top computer security experts discovered that the cyber thieves had helped themselves to everything: sensitive documents, emails, donor information, even voice mails.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Jag3 on 05-24-17

absolutely compelling

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Reviewed: 04-13-17

Malcolm hits it out of the park. This book is amazingly clear and concise and documented in such detail that it's on a par is Chris Hedges. I think this is really an important book because he educated me 2 lumens red I might not have even been aware of. it articulates the depth and extent of the Russian hacks and their malicious involvement in our Democratic processes. as each step of this covert plot is chronicled the strength and importance of our counter-intelligence any agencies. Psychology is the light saber of our age and Malcolm shows how it's being wielded with surgical precision to put us in positions where we hate one another and so diminish the core of our democracy until it's so hollowed-out that it ceases to function. The educated reader will prepare and himself/herself through this book to identify and at a minimum be aware of the threats obscurities and how really dangerous they are.

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  • Red Notice

  • A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice
  • By: Bill Browder
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,637
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,178
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,181

Red Notice is a searing expose of the wholesale whitewash by Russian authorities of Magnitsky's imprisonment and murder, slicing deep into the shadowy heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gutsy, chilling and important.

  • By Michael J Canning on 02-28-15

Shocking True Story of the Russian oligarchy

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Reviewed: 04-08-17

This is a moving and highly detailed account of one man's unwitting plunge into the Russian Albuquerque , and it's takeover including the involvement of the Russian secret police known as the FSB and the resulting death of his friends and several associate. in his real life pursuit of justice for his friend, his efforts led to the passage by the US Congress of the Magnitsky ACT a worldwide condemnation of regimes that utilize criminal torture and imprisonment of whistleblowers around the world, especially in Russia.
If you want to understand what's going on in world government and our own government after the 2016 elections, read this book. It shows the clear path that Vladimir Putin and others are taking to pierce our own government and what they have done in the past to their adversaries. Prepare yourself. Be as prepared as you can be. read this book and become a truly informed citizen in this war against evil.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful