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Carl Skouson Freestone

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  • The Virtue of Selfishness

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: C.M. Hernert
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 850
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    4 out of 5 stars 529
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    4 out of 5 stars 535

Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds human life - the life proper to a rational being - as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with human nature, with the creative requirement of survival, and with a free society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Luck!

  • By John on 12-12-05

an imperative to read now!

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Reviewed: 11-16-16

in lieu of the recent election and how I've seen that people have a collectivist mindset this book is an absolute must to read

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • War and Peace, Volume 1

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,824
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475

War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Stanley Hauer on 08-14-09

it took me awhile to get engaged. But I'm hooked

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Reviewed: 05-14-16

it took me a while to get into the book. But once I got the characters straight and who they were I really enjoyed it.

  • The Education of Little Tree

  • By: Forrest Carter
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

The Education of Little Tree tells of a boy orphaned very young, who is adopted by his Cherokee grandmother and half-Cherokee grandfather in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee during the Great Depression. Little Tree" as his grandparents call him is shown how to hunt and survive in the mountains, to respect nature in the Cherokee Way, taking only what is needed, leaving the rest for nature to run its course.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grabs Your Heartstrings

  • By L. Pegher on 07-02-15

classic

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Reviewed: 03-24-16

we've listened to it over and over and over again. I highly recommend it for home-schooled children

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Weapons of Mass Instruction

  • A Schoolteacher's Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling
  • By: John Taylor Gatto
  • Narrated by: Michael Puttonen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 222

John Taylor Gatto's Weapons of Mass Instruction focuses on mechanisms of traditional education which cripple imagination, discourage critical thinking, and create a false view of learning as a byproduct of rote-memorization drills. Gatto's earlier book, Dumbing Us Down, introduced the now-famous expression of the title into the common vernacular. Weapons of Mass Instruction adds another chilling metaphor to the brief against conventional schooling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I will never see school the same

  • By Nicole on 05-21-15

great book

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Reviewed: 03-18-16

reading this book has given me much confidence in areas that I have questioned all throughout my growing up years as well as the growing up years of my children.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful