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Ron-el Greaves

East Orange, NJ
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  • The Lost Keys of Freemasonry or the Secret of Hiram Abiff

  • Foundations of Freemasonry Series
  • By: Manly P. Hall
  • Narrated by: Michael Strader
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Manly P. Hall, masonic and esoteric scholar, traces the path followed by initiates to the ancient craft. Hall also recounts the ethical training required of a Freemason, and he profiles the character traits a Mason must "build" within himself. More than a mere social organization a few centuries old, Freemasonry can be regarded as a perpetuation of the philosophical mysteries and initiations of the ancients. This book reveals the unique and distinctive elements that have inspired generations of Masons.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • loved the content, hated narrator's voice.

  • By Ron-el Greaves on 01-30-18

loved the content, hated narrator's voice.

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

The story / content very enjoyable. But I disliked the reader's intonation immensely. truly i did

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  • The Art of War

  • By: Sun Tzu, Introduction by Stefan Rudnicki
  • Narrated by: Ron Silver, B.D. Wong
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

"To win without fighting is best," Sun Tzu said. For the Chinese philosopher/general war was synchronic with life. Tzu viewed the world as a network of combat zones where the stakes were high and struggle was the primary mode of being, where no one was to be trusted, and survival depended on nothing less than unconditional victory. Actors Ron Silver and B.D. Wong narrate this 2,500-year-old work of wisdom that continues to guide and inspire people of all cultures, teaching the principles of strategy required in everything from sports, to business, to affairs of the heart. Augmented by commentary and anecdotes, this audio edition maintains the pure, near-poetic tone of the original.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book with an audio flaw

  • By gestroud on 03-22-03

one of my favorite books.

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

one of my favorite books. when its time to apply i listen daily. well recommended

  • The Art of Seduction

  • An Indispensible Primer on the Ultimate Form of Power
  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Jeff David
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,638
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,777
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,780

Synthesizing the work of thinkers including Freud, Diderot, Nietzsche, and Einstein, delineating the enticing strategies of characters throughout history, The Art of Seduction is a comprehensive guide to getting what we want - any way we can. Controversial but never dull, timeless and up-to-date, it's destined to be Greene's next best seller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration, interesting material

  • By Robert on 12-01-03

A Five Hour Adventure with Ovations at the end

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-03

This book is by far the makings of a classic. Deviously insightful, it challenged many of my precepts and ideals . . . The art of seduction is a lethal step into the darkside of love and life . . . James Baldwin once said "The Price one pays for pursuing any calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side" . . .

The Art of Seduction has a very structured format throughout, a fantastic narrator, who keeps the pace of the book alive . . . Histrionic to a degree, Robert Greene substantiates his theories on the Seductive Process with authority and the support of Great figures throughout time. One reviewer said the book was slimy . . . in a way . . . yes . . .the use of the word Victim (the person you aim your seduction at) at one point made the hairs on the back of my neck raise . . . how offensive . . .

. . . How honest . . . The Art of Seduction IS BY NATURE Offensive . . . not in the politically correct sense, but in the "Game Plan" sense . . . its not defensive . . . it doesn't make excuses for itself . . . simply put . . . this book is the truth ... heaven forbid it fall into the wrong hands.

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