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  • The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

  • By: John Perkins
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,492

The previous edition of this now-classic book revealed the existence and subversive manipulations of "economic hit men". John Perkins wrote that economic hit men (EHM) "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't buy the first "confessions. .." buy this one

  • By Bill Redfield on 02-24-16

Awareness is key.

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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: 04-25-17

Have you ever had that intuitive, gut feeling telling you that something just doesn't add up?

Another book that makes sense of the way the world is.

  • Welcome to the Universe

  • An Astrophysical Tour
  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, J. Richard Gott
  • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741

Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all - from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So many things to learn

  • By lennyankireddi on 04-25-17

Makes you wonder!

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

Good book. Took me back to astronomy 101 in my undergrad days many many years ago. While the explanations made sense the second time around, the equations did prove difficult to follow in audible form. The later chapters we're good exercises in theoretical thinking. You did have to pay attention or you would've gotten lost. Better to have this book in print form so you can look at the tables and figures for the visual learners out there.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Wisdom of Your Cells

  • How Your Beliefs Control Your Biology
  • By: Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Bruce H. Lipton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835

In the tradition of Carl Sagan, Rachel Carson, and Stephen Hawking, a new voice has emerged with the unique gift of translating cutting-edge science into clear, accessible language: Dr. Bruce Lipton. With The Wisdom of Your Cells, this internationally recognized authority on cellular biology takes listeners on an in-depth exploration into the microscopic world, where new discoveries and research are revolutionizing the way we understand life, evolution, and consciousness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Masterpiece

  • By Alexandre on 10-24-08

Awesome book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-17

Bridges the gap between epigenetics and psychoneuroimmunology in laymans terms. Thoughts really do control gene expression. Fascinating!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Creature from Jekyll Island

  • A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
  • By: G. Edward Griffin
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,913
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926

This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting novel. Oh and it's economic history.

  • By Stephen on 08-31-13

Great lesson on the history of money and the families behind the game.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

Great history on the "Money Game." You quickly gain an appreciation for why the world is the way it is. Once you get the picture, and comprehend what the author is saying you can put the book down and move on. I found the end of the book long in the tooth; after the author has thoroughly made his point he drones on... And on... And on...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Smile at Fear

  • Awakening the True Heart of Bravery
  • By: Chögyam Trungpa, Carolyn Rose Gimian (editor), Pema Chödrön (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Karen White, Steven Crossley
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037

Chögyam Trungpa offers us a vision of moving beyond fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and delight in life that lies at the core of our being. Drawing on the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, he explains how we can each become a spiritual warrior: a person who faces each moment of life with openness and fearlessness. "The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are," writes Chögyam Trungpa. In this audiobook, he offers the insights and strategies to claim victory over fear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential & Powerful

  • By Sara on 12-18-14

Thought provoking.

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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: 05-05-15

Good listen.. Can get lost in the droning of the narrator.
Overall sound ideas for one to contemplate.
You'll be glad you took the time to listen.