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  • The Prince

  • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,279
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,260

From his perspective in Renaissance Italy, Machiavelli's aim in this classic work was to resolve conflict with the ruling prince, Lorenzo de Medici. Machiavelli based his insights on the way people really are rather than an ideal of how they should be. This is the world's most famous master plan for seizing and holding power. Astonishing in its candor The Prince even today remains a disturbingly realistic and prophetic work on what it takes to be a prince, a king, or a president.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You have to know what you get with The Prince

  • By Cody Brown on 02-10-15

keep your bad books far away and your good books c

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

man,,if i had read this say, at 14-15yrz,of age., i would have been drunk and forgot the lesssons anyway..so..i guess ida reread it at 23..still drunk, but like driving, by than,i could function pretty well in many areas while hammerd.,so...i,would have probably,slowed down,sooner than idid...and i would have been a force to be reckoned with. yup..the prince is definitely getting forced on my children...all of them...make them work for that inheritance..ha no..but i believe it will help them if for nothing else to recognize the Machiavellian types out there and to fuck them first...if not able to avoid altogether. good, good life lessons for any calender year you may find yourself fortunate to have had this important tool find its way into your life. read it..use it...or roll over for your competitors, who most likely are!

  • The Judging Eye

  • The Aspect-Emperor, Book 1
  • By: R. Scott Bakker
  • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
  • Length: 19 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

A luminary in the fantasy genre firmament, R. Scott Bakker returns fans to his acclaimed Prince of Nothing universe with The Judging Eye. Aspect-Emperor Kellhus is waging a terrifying war, subjugating all nations in his path. There are those willing to stand together against him, but these rebellious souls must act quickly and decisively to thwart his mad schemes of power and domination.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A complete letdown

  • By Marlene on 03-10-13

judgeing ear

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

had a hard time in many instances comprehending the narrartor. Hard to explain really but i will try. its as if he has chronic running nose and a sore throat. the first time i ordered this audiobook, i had to return it i just couldnt deal with the narrator's voice and style. i just sucked it up and purchased a second time after i relistened to the king of nothing series again...wanted more bad enough to grit my teeth and soldier on. Although somewhere around the point in which cleric surprises everyone i think i had managed to numb myself enough to really not notice enough to distract me from enjoying the story, so there is that. yes, great story, yes im buying the next one, no , good or bad, i wont be hatin on the poor mucus challenged narrarator.

  • The Axe and the Throne

  • Bounds of Redemption, Volume 1
  • By: M. D. Ireman
  • Narrated by: Matt Cowlrick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 864

It is a fool's errand, and Tallos knows it, but against his own better judgment and the pleading of his wife, Tallos has committed himself to a voyage north. His lifelong friend's eldest sons are said to have been taken by Northmen, a raiding people ill-reputed for their savagery. The boys are already dead, Tallos knows, and in that dark place of grim reasoning he wishes only to find their corpses quickly so he can fulfill his promise and return to his wife. Instead, he finds something far worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what fantasy needs.

  • By Karl on 04-06-16

Completely Satisfied

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

I bought this book based on a couple good reviews, and i was not disappointed. I really like his ability to give yoi character background as the action is happening simultaneously. He doesnt get bogged down on lengthy unnecessary detail. He gives you what you need to understand who the players are at the same time moving you at a refreshingly fast pace from scene to scene, character to character....too fast as it turns out because way to soon it was over and now i have to sadly wait for the next in series. If you like Abercrombie and Martin, you will definitely dig this!

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 53,264
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48,550
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 48,583

"My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth your time

  • By Robert on 09-08-11

wise mans fear? where is the next book?

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

Reviewed: 06-26-16

Was just as fun listening to it as it was to read it the first 4 times. So release the next books already for cripes sake.

  • The Darkness That Comes Before

  • The Prince of Nothing, Book One
  • By: R. Scott Bakker
  • Narrated by: David DeVries
  • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 591
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 531
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 530

In a world scarred by an apocalyptic past, evoking a time both 2,000 years past and 2,000 years into the future, untold thousands gather for a crusade. Among them, two men and two women are ensnared by a mysterious traveler, Anasûrimbor Kellhus - part warrior, part philosopher, part sorcerous, charismatic presence - from lands long thought dead. The Darkness That Comes Before is a history of this great holy war, and like all histories, the survivors write its conclusion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Finally in audiobook!

  • By Andy on 06-28-12

holy Shrial shit batman!that was a good listen

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

Reviewed: 11-12-15

i knew it would be a good listen because it was a great read! This series is every bit as enthralling as Erikksons Malazan series, and Ruthfuss's Kingkiller chronicles.

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