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M. E. Donnelly

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  • Diabolical

  • How Pope Francis Has Betrayed Clerical Abuse Victims Like Me - and Why He Has to Go
  • By: Milo Yiannopoulos
  • Narrated by: Milo Yiannopoulos
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 38
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Milo Yiannopoulos has experienced the moral decay of the Catholic Church firsthand. Now, he wants to fix it - starting with Pope Francis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightfully Orthodox

  • By Christopher M. Summitt on 11-21-18

Read if you're concerned with western civilization

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Reviewed: 01-16-19

The Catholic Church is responsible for the flourishing of the individual and society in western civilization. If you don't believe me (and why should you), read/listen to the authors Milo references throughout the book and in the bibliography: Chesterton, CS Lewis, David Bentley Hart, Rodney Stark, Rod Dreher, Michael Walsh, et al. I truly believe Milo wrote this book because he loves the Church and hates to see her destruction apparently supervised by many in the current hierarchy. Pray for Milo's conversion.
If I might add one specific recommendation to artists of any kind is to read The Fiery Angel, by Michael Walsh.

  • Personal Branding Secrets for 2019

  • Next Level Strategies to Brand Yourself Online Through Instagram, Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook and Why Digital, Network, and Social Media Networking Is King
  • By: Gary Ramsey
  • Narrated by: Mike Eberhardt
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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Learn how to put the social back into social media and use networking as one of your best secrets. You are also going to discover how to master the four key social media platforms to build your personal brand: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Each of these platforms is essential in helping you identify yourself, set yourself apart, and get your name out there. With the right strategies in place, you will find yourself rapidly climbing the ladder of recognition and eventually, success, in 2019.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cool

  • By Jodie Hopkins on 11-20-18

Great Overview; helps you know what to look for.

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Reviewed: 12-05-18

I am just interviewing digital marketing companies for my business, and this gave me a great understanding of what I should be looking for in a digital partner. I'm in a more traditional niche, so the part on authenticity really resonated with me.
The audio editing was a bit clipped. Could just be my bluetooth.
I just downloaded "Social Media Marketing 2019". It says it's be the same author but the names are different(?).

  • Lord of the World

  • By: Robert Hugh Benson
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
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Secular humanism has triumphed. Everything the late Victorians and Edwardians believed would bring human happiness has been achieved: Technology has made it so no one needs to work for a living, the social sciences ensure a smooth-running social order, and, in the name of tolerance, religious beliefs have been uprooted and eliminated except for a single holdout - a largely discredited and rapidly shrinking Catholic Church. Yet people are unhappy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Supringly prophetic ,

  • By Mary Clare Murphy on 10-17-17

Thought provoking and timely

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Reviewed: 11-29-18

We are moving toward a more totalitarian world. Give a listen. Simon Vance is a superb reader!

  • The Fiery Angel

  • Art, Culture, Sex, Politics, and the Struggle for the Soul of the West
  • By: Michael Walsh
  • Narrated by: Michael Walsh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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Without an understanding and appreciation of the culture we seek to preserve and protect, the defense of Western civilization is fundamentally futile; a culture that believes in nothing cannot defend itself, because it has nothing to defend. In this profound and wide-ranging historical survey, Michael Walsh illuminates the ways that the narrative and visual arts both reflect and affect the course of political history, outlining the way forward by arguing for the restoration of the heroic narrative that forms the basis of all Western cultural and religious traditions.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By M. E. Donnelly on 09-06-18

Outstanding!

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Reviewed: 09-06-18

The best explanation of the connection between the arts, culture, society & politics. Ponder Walsh's words.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Why Liberalism Failed

  • By: Patrick J. Deneen
  • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 138
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Of the three dominant ideologies of the 20th century - fascism, communism, and liberalism - only the last remains. This has created a peculiar situation in which liberalism's proponents tend to forget that it is an ideology and not the natural end-state of human political evolution. As Patrick Deneen argues in this provocative book, liberalism is built on a foundation of contradictions.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Smart man w/ a grim view, but insufficient support

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-13-18

Plausible connection between the two liberalism's

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Reviewed: 06-19-18

Well reasoned. Reading a little too textbookish. I still listened all the way through, as the content was worth considering. This book may not be well received by rugged individualists. Certainly not by anyone who has bought into the all powerful central state. Deneen, I think, sought to detail the roots and evaluate the fruits of liberalism, and, finally, to start the conversation about how to practically move into a post-liberal world.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

  • By: Readtrepreneur Publishing
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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Does spring cleaning always seem to go badly? No matter how many times you clean up the entire house, does the same mess reappear every time? The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up is a step-by-step book which takes cleaning to the next level. Marie Kondo invented a revolutionary method for organizing the entire house, called the KonMari method. Tidying orders the mind while cleaning purifies it. Disclaimer: This is a summary and not the original book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshingly cleansing and motivational!

  • By Julie on 02-27-18

Excellent summary!

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Reviewed: 03-05-18

I may get the full book or not. If you believe in the concept, this seems like it should be enough.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Primetime Propaganda

  • The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took over Your TV
  • By: Ben Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

Primetime Propaganda is the story of how television has been used over the past 60 years by Hollywood writers, producers, actors, and executives to promote their liberal ideals, to push the envelope on social and political issues, and to shape America in their own leftist image.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well researched informative book

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-25-18

Needed Info

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Reviewed: 02-13-18

You'll need to pick and choose the info you use in adiscussion. Using too much will overwhelm.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fake Science

  • Exposing the Left's Skewed Statistics, Fuzzy Facts, and Dodgy Data
  • By: Austin Ruse
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

You'd think we were living in the golden age of science and reason. But the truth is far more sinister, says Austin Ruse. We're actually living in the age of the low information voter, easily misled by all-too-convincing false statistics and studies. In Fake Science, Ruse debunks so-called "facts" used to advance political causes one after the other, revealing how poorly they stand up to actual science.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Right Wing Scientist has issues with this book

  • By Dorothy on 01-09-18

Listen to it more than once.

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Reviewed: 02-05-18

You have to be able to cite the facts when you're in conversation with people.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Frankenstein

  • By: Mary Shelley
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
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The tale of Dr. Frankenstein and the horrendous monster he unleashes on the world when he tinkers with the laws of nature had almost as strange a birth as the monster itself. It was the product of one of the most famous ghost story telling sessions in history. Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and several others were stranded on the shores of Lake Geneva during a particularly sodden summer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautiful work

  • By Payne on 06-23-16

WOW!

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Reviewed: 11-30-17

Tour de force by Jacobi! Brilliant writing. The movie is a cartoon compared to the book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Brideshead Revisited

  • By: Evelyn Waugh
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece - a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire. Through the story of Charles Ryder's entanglement with the Flytes, a great Catholic family, Evelyn Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My theme is memory

  • By Julian on 01-19-18

Wow!

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Reviewed: 08-21-17

Brideshead has been recommended to me for 37 years. Now I know what all the fuss is about.