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  • Dark Money

  • The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
  • By: Jane Mayer
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,411

Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against "big government" led to the rise of a broad-based conservative movement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fact attack

  • By Mark on 05-29-16

A must read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Explains how our political environment became what it is today. Many now familiar families have been playing the long game.

  • To End a Presidency

  • By: Laurence Tribe, Joshua Matz
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser, Laurence Tribe - preface
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

The history and future of our democracy's ultimate sanction, presidential impeachment, and a guide to how it should be used now. To End a Presidency addresses one of today's most urgent questions: when and whether to impeach a president. Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz provide an authoritative guide to impeachment's past and a bold argument about its proper role today. In an era of expansive presidential power and intense partisanship, we must rethink impeachment for the 21st century.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Primer on Impeachment and our Present Dilemma

  • By J.B. on 05-20-18

Changed my thoughts about impeachment

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Good read whether or not you think a President has met the standard for impeachment.

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  • True Grit

  • By: Charles Portis
  • Narrated by: Donna Tartt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,792

Mattie Ross, a 14-year-old girl from Dardanelle, Arkansas, sets out to avenge her Daddy who was shot to death by a no-good outlaw. Mattie convinces one-eyed "Rooster" Cogburn, the meanest U.S. marshal in the land, to ride along with her. In True Grit, we have a true American classic, as young Mattie, as vital as she is innocent, outdickers and outmaneuvers the hard-bitten men of the trail in a legend that will last through the ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So worth it!

  • By Tommygaus on 12-29-10

Not recommended if sensitive to mouth sounds

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

Reviewed: 08-21-17

I liked the movie and expected to like the book. Unfortunately, I am very sensitive to mouth sounds and there were some chapters that I had a hard time listening to due to noticeable swallowing, dry tongue, and breathing. Some chapters flowed and the reader was easy to listen to.

  • The Genius of Dogs

  • How Dogs Are Smarter than You Think
  • By: Brian Hare, Vanessa Woods
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

In their New York Times best-selling book The Genius of Dogs, husband-and-wife team Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods lay out landmark discoveries from the Duke Canine Cognition Center and other research facilities around the world to reveal how your dog thinks and how we humans can have even deeper relationships with our best four-legged friends. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting view on social behaviorism

  • By A. Solomon on 08-02-13

A must read for dogs owners

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-17

The book changed the way I see my dogs. They are always close to my heart. I appreciate them even more.

  • Presence

  • Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
  • By: Amy Cuddy
  • Narrated by: Amy Cuddy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,104

Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every listener will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the TED Talk

  • By A. Yoshida on 07-10-16

I'm sharing this with my friends

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-16

Amy provides tips to improve self confidence and the science behind her methods. Her story and the others she sites are relatable. I really enjoyed listening.

Looking forward to sharing posing with my family.