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  • The Black Swan

  • The Impact of the Highly Improbable
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,070

Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events, no matter what the experts think, are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it in the end...I think.

  • By Judd Bagley on 05-27-09

good book

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

taleb is pedantic and a name dropper but i always enjoy his books...word word word word word

  • Devil's Bargain

  • Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Nationalist Uprising
  • By: Joshua Green
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379

From the reporter who was there at the very beginning comes the revealing inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump - the key to understanding the rise of the alt-right, the fall of Hillary Clinton, and the hidden forces that drove the greatest upset in American political history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just When You Thought You Knew It All

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-22-17

best book on the downfall of the us

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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: 02-15-19

this is the best of the books i have heard on that amoral, lying, racist, coward winning the presidency...

  • Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)

  • A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.
  • By: Jeff Tweedy
  • Narrated by: Jeff Tweedy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 802
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 727

Few bands have inspired as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his songs and music have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely talked so directly about himself, his life, and his artistic process. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m turning around to listen again

  • By Deborah Southwood-Smith on 11-29-18

love this book

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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: 02-07-19

if you are a tweedy fan this is definitely a must listen. it really seems to paint him in a new light...

  • The Corrosion of Conservatism

  • Why I Left the Right
  • By: Max Boot
  • Narrated by: Max Boot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

Warning that the Trump presidency presages America’s decline, Max Boot, the political commentator, recounts his extraordinary journey from lifelong Republican to vehement Trump opponent. As nativism, xenophobia, vile racism, and assaults on the rule of law threaten the very fabric of our nation, The Corrosion of Conservatism presents an urgent defense of American democracy.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not going to change hearts and minds

  • By Henry May on 10-21-18

great book

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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: 01-13-19

well thought out, well researched and well written. excellent book for any one who thinks for themselves...

  • The Odyssey

  • By: Homer, Emily Wilson - translator
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512

The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. In this fresh, authoritative version - the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman - this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, this engrossing translation matches the number of lines in the Greek original, thus striding at Homer’s sprightly pace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By A. Ketbi on 12-02-18

great book

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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: 12-13-18

...and claire danes does a good job reading it...word word word word word word word

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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 21,436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,105

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

good book

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

very good book but the guy reads kind of fast..nmm nnm mmn nnm nkom nbv gbi

  • Everything Trump Touches Dies

  • By: Rick Wilson
  • Narrated by: Rick Wilson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,874
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,675

In Everything Trump Touches Dies, political campaign strategist and commentator Rick Wilson brings his darkly funny humor and biting analysis to the absurdity of American politics in the age of Trump. Wilson mercilessly exposes the damage Trump has done to the country, to the Republican Party he served for decades, and to the conservative movement that has abandoned its principles for the worst president in American history. No left-winger, Wilson is a lifelong conservative who delivers his withering critique of Trump from the right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gives me hope

  • By Greb on 09-17-18

great book

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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: 08-20-18

it is a really well thought out character assassination on dipshit don and his efemeral flunkies. i didnt agree with everything but he pretty much is dead on with his acerbic critiques. i would be an r in his party but wont be in one of racists, mysongonists and the lack-wits of today!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pandemic

  • The Extinction Files, Book 1
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,044
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,031

In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC's leading epidemiologist, she's among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It's a lonely and dangerous job, but it's her life - and she's good at it. This time she may have met her match. In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death's door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Read this before buying, too much hype

  • By Bradley on 06-23-17

just drones on and on...

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-18

i cant stand it when men try and do the high pitch thing with their voice for a female character. that is so annoying but on top of that this book towards the end just drones on and on to fit seemingly unrelated crap i to the book. man the second half was painful!

  • A Christmas Carol: The Unabridged Classic Narrated by Chandler Craig

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Chandler Craig
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 357

An illuminating reading of the greatest Christmas classic ever written: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Narrated by Chandler Craig.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true classic treated perfectly

  • By James Lee Walker on 12-24-14

Best story

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

Reviewed: 12-15-16

There is probably a reason this book has not been out of print since being written in 1843...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Christmas Carol (Simon & Schuster Edition)

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Patrick Stewart
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,009

Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and Ebenezer Scrooge come to marvelous life in Patrick Stewart's critically-acclaimed solo interpretation of A Christmas Carol. The star of X-Men and The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stewart has performed his one-man stage production of this holiday classic to sell-out audiences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's not Christmas without this (audio)book

  • By Christina on 12-11-07

All time great story

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

One of the best books ever written done by a great reader. Great listen! I would highly recommend it.