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  • The Push

  • A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits
  • By: Tommy Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,042
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 930

On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history - Yosemite’s nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, after 19 days on the route. This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sport-climbing circuit.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best adventure, and maybe best autobiography I have read.

  • By Jordan B Chapell on 05-24-17

Inspirational

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-19

At nearly 40 years old. It takes a lot for me to read about a person, a sport, a lifestyle that I know absolutely nothing about and come away inspired. Tommy Caldwell is a special person who makes you interested in a world few know about. I found him humble, honest, strong, and INSPIRATIONAL!!!

  • Zucked

  • Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe
  • By: Roger McNamee
  • Narrated by: Roger McNamee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

The New York Times best seller about a noted tech venture capitalist, early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, and Facebook investor, who wakes up to the serious damage Facebook is doing to our society - and sets out to try to stop it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Important story made almost unbearable

  • By vince on 03-14-19

Bitter

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-19

The Author comes across as a bitter liberal with a personal and political Axe to grind. He seems upset with no longer being in the “ inner circle “ at Facebook and clearly had no problem with ang of this when he made investments on the brand. He also goes to great length to identify his political leanings. That being said he tries unsuccessfully to make the collusion case with Russia against Trump. He should enjoy the money he made off Facebook and go campaign for the democratic party instead of writing a 12 hour book about “ Zuck” no longer taking his calls

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  • Family of Secrets

  • The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America
  • By: Russ Baker
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

French philosopher Jean Paul Sartre said that "words are loaded pistols". In the hands of Russ Baker, they are hydrogen bombs. On each and every page of his masterpiece, Family of Secrets, he explodes the myths and lies that powerful forces have perpetrated on the American consciousness. He digs beneath the surface in a form of journalistic archeology to reveal the hidden history of one of America's most powerful families, leaving no stone unturned.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still Relevant, Impossible to Put Down

  • By Cletus van Damme on 12-14-12

Speculation

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-18

Almost all of this book is based on speculation, opinions, and by reading tea leaves. I’m not naive to the fact of how the American political system works or how in all business it’s who you know verses what you know. However this author takes every aspect of the Bushes careers and negates achievement with unfounded conspiracy theory. I can only hope that the author pours as much dot connecting to the careers of the Clintons, Obama, and JFK to name a few. The book was entertaining but extremely partisan

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  • The Transhuman and Occult Apocalypse: How Google Will "Solve the Problem" of Humanity

  • By: Isaac Weishaupt
  • Narrated by: Isaac Weishaupt
  • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

There's nothing more interesting than the predictions of how the world will someday end. Many people have contributed various theories as to how this will come about, but none of them are pointing out the obvious: Google is going to be leading the charge toward our demise. In The Transhuman and Occult Apocalypse: How Google Will Solve the Problem of Humanity, Isaac Weishaupt provides this unique foresight into what he sees as what could be the tragic error in integrating too much technology into our daily lives.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Waste Your Money

  • By Shrink on 08-20-16

Made me open my eyes

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-17

This is the Third book of Isaac’s I have read/ listened to. I discovered Issac by searching through Podcasts looking for something on the Subject. I have increasingly noticed that there was a lot more at work in the Entertainment, sports, and Political, spectrums. This peaked my curiosity immensely. So upon finding and listening to many of Issac’s podcasts including the interview with Mark Devlin, I became a Student of his ideas, believer in something more going on , and most of all a fan of his work. I respect his passion, dedication, and his sincerity of his work. I can say that as a 38 year old married man that works as an Electrician, who is a devout Catholic, very involved in the Political process, I feel that I relate to Isaac and feel he is speaking for a large group of us out there that have these thoughts but maybe are not as open because of society or because of our beliefs we have been taught since birth. In closing I am a fan of both the Raw , gritty, writing style and his no bullshit approach to the Subject matter. I will be purchasing another one of his books right after this and mostly enjoy his narration of his books. Thank you Issac. A fan, a believer in your work, and a friend of your message who plans to spread it. Sincerely Joe Redente Jr. joeredentejr9@gmail.com