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  • The Unexpected President

  • The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur
  • By: Scott S. Greenberger
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Despite his promising start as a young man, by his early 50s Chester A. Arthur was known as the crooked crony of New York machine boss Roscoe Conkling. For years Arthur had been perceived as unfit to govern, not only by critics and the vast majority of his fellow citizens but by his own conscience. As President James A. Garfield struggled for his life, Arthur knew better than his detractors that he failed to meet the high standard a president must uphold. And yet, from the moment President Arthur took office, he proved to be not just honest but brave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • unexpectedly great

  • By Joy DeLaere on 05-10-18

Chester A. Arthur and his place

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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: 12-26-18

This is a fascinating look at a long ago and mostly forgotten time in America.

  • The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told

  • Thirty Unforgettable Tales from the Diamond
  • By: Jeff Silverman
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain, Hillary Huber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

At a 1931 barnstorming exhibition game in Tennessee, a 17-year-old pitcher for the Chattanooga Lookouts struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back to back. Her name was Jackie Mitchell - "organized baseball's first girl pitcher." In July 1970, a stripper rushed onto the field at Riverfront Stadium to kiss Johnny Bench, temporarily disrupting a game attended by President Nixon and his family. These are just some of the great, quirky, and comic moments in the annals of baseball recorded in The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was expecting... at all

  • By keith on 04-16-17

I love baseball

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

it's okay, but not what I expected. As far as baseball is concerned for me.

  • Ty Cobb

  • A Terrible Beauty
  • By: Charles Leerhsen
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454

Ty Cobb is baseball royalty, maybe even the greatest player who ever lived. His lifetime batting average is still the highest of all time, and when he retired in 1928, after twenty-one years with the Detroit Tigers and two with the Philadelphia Athletics, he held more than ninety records. But the numbers don't tell half of Cobb's tale. The Georgia Peach was by far the most thrilling player of the era: "Ty Cobb could cause more excitement with a base on balls than Babe Ruth could with a grand slam," one columnist wrote.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a must for baseball fans!

  • By Ryan Silvis on 12-23-15

the true Ty Cobb

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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: 03-29-18

This sets the story straight. Cobb is not who I was told he was either.

  • Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

  • The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny
  • By: Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
  • Narrated by: Brian Kilmeade
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905

When the British fought the young United States during the War of 1812, they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to crippling their former colony. Capturing the city of New Orleans and stopping trade up the river sounded like a simple task - New Orleans was far away from Washington, out of sight and out of mind for the politicians. What the British didn't count on was the power of General Andrew Jackson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was new to me War 1812

  • By Suz on 10-27-17

Jackson the Lion.

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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: 11-19-17

This is a compelling story. Enjoyed it very much. It is worth the readers time.

  • Our Lost Constitution

  • The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document
  • By: Mike Lee
  • Narrated by: Mike Lee, Tom Parks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 399

Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories behind six of the Constitution's most indispensable provisions. He shows their rise. He shows their fall. And he makes vividly clear how nearly every abuse of federal power today is rooted in neglect of this Lost Constitution.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solution is a bit naive

  • By Will on 08-07-16

Loved it.

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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: 08-20-17

every high schooler should have to listen to this. a must for high school graduation.

  • American Lion

  • Andrew Jackson in the White House
  • By: Jon Meacham
  • Narrated by: Richard McGonagle
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 712

Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy. Jackson's election in 1828 ushered in a new and lasting era in which the people, not distant elites, were the guiding force in American politics. Democracy made its stand in the Jackson years, and he gave voice to the hopes and the fears of a restless, changing nation facing challenging times at home and threats abroad.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • When the time for action has come, stop thinking.

  • By Darwin8u on 05-21-18

Jackson Lives

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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: 06-26-17

Breitbart News wasn’t the only party left incredulous by this information. Listen to Trey Gowdy ask Johnson, “Why would the victim of a crime not turn over a server to the intelligee community or law enforcement?” Johnson’s smirking non-reply is exactly what you’d expect from an Obama official.

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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 206,460
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 192,751
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192,345

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Better than Maze Runner.

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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: 06-27-16

Enjoyed the ride. Can't wait for the movie. Special effects should be a real blast.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Economic Facts and Fallacies

  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410

Economic Facts and Fallacies is designed for people who want to understand economic issues without getting bogged down in economic jargon, graphs, or political rhetoric. Writing in a lively manner that does not require any prior knowledge of economics, Thomas Sowell exposes some of the most popular fallacies about economic issues, including many that are widely disseminated in the media and by politicians.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for closed minds

  • By Donald on 09-10-10

game changer

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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: 01-21-16

this should be required reading in all secondary schools. this changed my views on many thoughts.