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  • Dense, Informative, Enlightening

  • By dupuytren on 01-16-19

Dense, Informative, Enlightening

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Reviewed: 01-16-19

Essential to understand the first-in-line invidual to the U.S. presidency. The sections are clearly outlined separating different eras under different presidents analyzing the details of a complicated relationship and how it changed significantly across decades. Easy to listen but a lot of information tightly packed in this book and gives the listener a lot to reflect about.

  • The Most Dangerous Branch

  • Inside the Supreme Court's Assault on the Constitution
  • By: David A. Kaplan
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Based on exclusive interviews with the justices and dozens of their law clerks, Kaplan provides fresh details about life behind the scenes at the Court. Kaplan also presents a sweeping narrative of the justices’ aggrandizement of power over the decades - from Roe v. Wade to Bush v. Gore to Citizens United, to rulings during the 2017-18 term. But the arrogance of the Court isn’t partisan: Conservative and liberal justices alike are guilty of overreach. Challenging conventional wisdom about the Court’s transcendent power, The Most Dangerous Branch is sure to rile both sides of the political aisle. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking!

  • By carol utsunomiya on 02-25-19

Concise, educational, prefatpry

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-19

This book is an excellent summary of the first 2 decades of the 21st century -obviously in jurisprudential terms. How one branch of government has deemed it in its purview to perform other functions that should be delegated to the legislative and executive divisions is mind-blowing. Personal convictions about particular cases and their results are put aside and an objective analysis of the reality of what Scotus has become is narrated.

  • The Naughty Nineties

  • The Triumph of the American Libido
  • By: David Friend
  • Narrated by: David Friend
  • Length: 26 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

The Naughty Nineties: The Triumph of the American Libido examines the scandal-strafed decade when our public and private lives began to blur due to the rise of the web, reality television, and the wholesale tabloidization of pop culture. In this comprehensive and often hilarious time capsule, David Friend combines detailed reporting with first-person accounts from many of the decade's singular personalities, from Anita Hill to Monica Lewinsky, Lorena Bobbitt to Heidi Fleiss, Jesse Jackson to key members of the Clinton, Dole, and Bush teams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More like a 90s Encyclopaedia<br />

  • By dupuytren on 11-27-17

More like a 90s Encyclopaedia<br />

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Reviewed: 11-27-17

This book is in no way a concise look to the decade which ptobably has changed everything. How me behave, how mr think, how we elect and how we react. From politics to publicity, ranging, including and overlapping with manifold issues as essential to human life and entertainment such as television, fashion industry, cinematography, modern arts and partisan inclination of individuals. The author provides a detailed look to the events of 90s which we probably all either lived through or listened from elder people (in case you are at an age bracket that probably has to get to claim full-fledged adulthood) and the philosophical and sociological perspectives provided let it raise from a banality, a fact from mundane aspects of life or a theory so sophisticated to have been rooted in one of the cornerstones of the Philosophy of Frankfurt School... If you have an urging to broaden your perspective and experience an a-ha moment, this book is the right destination... Narration by the author himself is also impressive and knows very well how to ensnare your probably not-long-enough attention span in a complex web of tails, truths and interpretations...

  • Basket of Deplorables

  • By: Tom Rachman
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Robin Miles, Jonathan Davis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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    4 out of 5 stars 39

In the shadows of a seismic shift in American politics comes Tom Rachman's timely and hilarious new work. Basket of Deplorables takes an incisive and satirical look at the United States in the era of Trump data breaches, liberal self-righteousness, red-hat rancor, Starbucks macchiatos, Ultimate Fighting factories, and Internet sinkholes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forever a Rachman fan!

  • By Connie on 05-25-17

Post-election psychotherapy - cont.

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Reviewed: 11-22-17

My post election psychotherapy is going to be a long, necessary and at times an arduous journey and audiobooks are a definitely integral part of it. This book ensnared me with its appropriate title but each segment is an accurate depiction of everything that is wrong with some people in this great country. I think that is all i need to say. Witty, bittersweet, factual and pregnant to an array of reflections...

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  • Promise Me, Dad

  • A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
  • By: Joe Biden
  • Narrated by: Joe Biden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,553
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,129

In November 2014, 13 members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past 40 years; it was the one constant in what had become a hectic, scrutinized, and overscheduled life. The Thanksgiving holiday was a much-needed respite, a time to connect, a time to reflect on what the year had brought, and what the future might hold. But this year felt different from all those that had come before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sad Memoir

  • By Jean on 12-02-17

Deeply touching, heart-wrenching memoir of loss

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Reviewed: 11-16-17

Finding hope after a disaster? Bearing in mind that theoretically the worst thing one should ever experience in this insignificant life is probably the loss of a child. Parents assume that they are the ones that should be those to go first, to afterlife or whatever its equivalent is for an individual. When children are poised to outpace their elders, as if it was a race between them, it is impossible to reconcile with the natural order, belief in a benevolent creator, or even karma. The former vice president deeply touched my heart and i felt his grief, his perhaps righteous indignation and his reckoning in this audiobook. I also came to know a much different side od a formidable public person, a national and later-to-become a historic man. I always held Joe Biden in such high esteem, noy for his personality, his integrity, the fact that there is significant overlap in our thoughts about what a government should and should not be doing, and so much more. I now also know how profound his human side is, it was probably very difficult to pen this book for him, but not only for his words, but also his sincerity and excellent narration skills and soothing, deep and meaningful voice, his book is an impressive listen. I won't say fun, because it is not supposed to be, but enlightening and one that leaves you with so much to think about...

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  • You Can't Spell America Without Me

  • The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (A So-Called Parody)
  • By: Alec Baldwin, Kurt Andersen
  • Narrated by: Alec Baldwin, Kurt Andersen, Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 147

Until Donald Trump publishes the ultimate account of his entire four or eight or one and a half years in the White House, the definitive chronicle will be You Can't Spell America Without Me. Trump was elected because he was the most frank presidential candidate in history, a man eager to tell the unvarnished truth about others' flaws and tout his own amazing excellence. Now he levels his refreshingly compulsive, un-PC candor at his landslide election victory as well as his role as commander in chief and leader of the free world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wise words "Something, something, something"!

  • By Julia on 02-07-18

How to live in 2017 - Freshmen's course

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Reviewed: 11-12-17

I only have one complaint about this masterpiece, which is as follows: I know the conception and the idea of this audiobook was the fruit of a collaboration -most probably- but why did not the authors/creators opt for just Alec Baldwin to read all the chapters himself? Kurt Anderson is definitely a talented person but his interpretation does not come close to that of Alec Baldwin's. He made this whole shitstorm of a year barely tolerable and borderline comprehensible to the larger part of the country who were not hoaxed by this reality TV stae who we now have to refer as the 45th president pf the greatest nation in all the World's history -as if!!!
I still have trouble processing this whole year. This book is a timely seasoning to a horrificly insipid, almost poisonous dish that would make you swear never to visit even a 3-michelin star restaurant ever again.
That shitstorm, yes...

  • The Great Gasbag

  • An A-Z Study Guide to Surviving Trump World
  • By: Joy Behar
  • Narrated by: Joy Behar
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Put down the knife, lock away the gun, lay aside the noose - Joy Behar is here to save you from suicide as she hot walks you through the next four years (two if we are lucky, less if liberal dreams come true). Besides despair, the sane response to the insanity in the White House is laughter. On her hit ABC daytime show The View, Joy has been blunt in her condemnation of the comb over-in-chief, and her words have electrified and inspired millions in the resistance for whom #notmypresident has become a rallying cry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love It !

  • By ken306809 on 11-15-17

This book is better than Prozac

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Reviewed: 10-30-17

I do not think that i should praise this book much because it is already clear from the title of my review how much i got to enjoy this wonderful, witty guide to navigate through the unruly, wavy seas of our current crazy times. Though, i will insist that you do yourself a favor and enjoy this 5 hour journey through gut-cracking laughter reserve.

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  • Unbelievable

  • My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History
  • By: Katy Tur
  • Narrated by: Katy Tur
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,544

The NBC journalist who covered - and took fire from - Donald Trump on the campaign trail offers an inside look at the most shocking presidential election in American history. Intriguing, disturbing, and powerful, Unbelievable is an unprecedented eyewitness account of the 2016 election from an intelligent, dedicated journalist at the center of it - a thoughtful historical record that offers eye-opening insights and details on our political process, the media, and the mercurial 45th president of the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENLIGHTENING WITH MUCH HUMOR -LIKE YOU WERE THERE

  • By v2o777 on 09-18-17

Holy S***

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Reviewed: 09-18-17

This book is another one i listened to recover from the trump disease that has been ailing my psyche since almost a year more than he should. The campaign, the moments of countless 'i told you so', he is a .... whatever come to the fore in this book. I followed the campaign and was upset, outraged by anything egregious that happened thanks to now #45 but Katy Tur seems to have seriously lived the campaign. Either NBC should give her a huge promotion, an offer of lifetime tenure at primetime on the network and a big raise all combined or she better sues them for getting some sort of justice. If she did not actively took many many sessions of psychotherapy whilst and after the events in this book, i am sure now that she is at least as resilient as the real winner of the election in 2016, who should have been no one other than Mrs. Clinton who get the most votes, period.

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  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,261

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Happened?

  • By Celina Resendez on 10-21-17

One brilliant, resilient, amazing Woman...

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Reviewed: 09-16-17

This book was therapeutic for my long gloomy mood and days spent in depression. I am in awe of secretary Clinton's honesty, wit, knowledge (as i always was sure that she was the most qualified and simply best equipped person to finally shatter that arcane, grotesque glass ceiling. I was waiting for this book to come and my expectations, knowing Hillary Rodham Clinton were high. Her comments are incisive, insightful, honest, refreshing (even eye-opening). We already were making guesses over what happened for months, at the end of which i came to the solid conclusion that reactionary people had thrown a match litten in our green, grassy backyard drenched in combustible oil. Long story short, my political views and my admiration for HRC put aside, this book is a journey through tough times where nothing seems to make sense anymore. I am thankful for Hillary and everything she has done for America and the world. She could never disappoint anyone who is capable of objectively evaluating facts and for anyone to whom character integrity matters.

15 of 105 people found this review helpful

The Home Front: Life in America During World War II
    
    
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    Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    4,090 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • The Home Front: Life in America During World War II

  • By: Audible Original
  • Narrated by: Martin Sheen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,090
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,691

[Contains some explicit content] Narrated by award-winning actor Martin Sheen, The Home Front: Life in America During World War II takes listeners into the lives of Americans at home who supported the war effort and sustained the country during wartime. The war brought immediate, life-changing shifts; from the rationing of butter, to an explosion of war-related jobs, to mixed-signals about the role of women in society. Feel what living in the United States was like for everyday people during this disruptive and uncertain period of American history in the newest Audible Original series. Martha Little is the Executive Producer. Dan Gediman is the Series Producer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! But incessant breaks with credits along the way.

  • By Bradley Justice on 09-11-17

A dense voyage through essentials of history

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Reviewed: 09-09-17

This recording is a phenomenal and original interpretation by Martin Sheen through the tremendous difficulties of WW2 and how it reshaped America and defined the fate of the world thereafter, if not permanently a most significant moment of hard reckoning is on the menu through this fantastic audio performance. I highly recommend this to anyone 2ho is interested in American history and culture and especially for those who want to examine in profundity the reasons why we are living how we live now.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful