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  • Radicals

  • Portraits of a Destructive Passion
  • By: David Horowitz
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Radical liberals want to make America a better place, but their utopian social engineering leads, ironically, to greater human suffering. From Karl Marx to Barack Obama, Horowitz shows how the idealistic impulse to make the world a better place gives birth to the twin cultural pathologies of cynicism and nihilism and is the chief source of human suffering. A former liberal himself, Horowitz recounts his own brushes with radicalism and offers unparalleled insight into the disjointed ideology of liberal elites through case studies of well-known radial leftists, including Christopher Hitchens, feminist Bettina Aptheker, leftist academic Cornel West, and others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Radically Insightful!

  • By Benin B. on 12-29-12

Sobering

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

I always thought Cornell West was a clown, but I didn't realize what a douche he is too!
I love David Horowitz's work because he shoots from the hip without being subjective. He uses fact instead of theory which is something never seen in the leftist world.

  • Hue 1968

  • A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam
  • By: Mark Bowden
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052

By January 1968, despite an influx of half a million American troops, the fighting in Vietnam seemed to be at a stalemate. Yet General William Westmoreland, commander of American forces, announced a new phase of the war in which "the end begins to come into view". The North Vietnamese had different ideas. In mid-1967, the leadership in Hanoi had started planning an offensive intended to win the war in a single stroke.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I KNEW This Book Would Sting Me . . . .

  • By Bee Keeper on 07-28-17

Great book

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

Probably the best book on Vietnam I've listened to. It described to overall brutality of the war. I highly recommend it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • What's So Funny?

  • My Hilarious Life
  • By: Tim Conway, Jane Scovell, Carol Burnett
  • Narrated by: Tim Conway, Carol Burnett, Dick Hill, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,365
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,239
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,235

Six-time Emmy Award-winning funnyman Tim Conway, best known for his characters on The Carol Burnett Show, offers a straight-shooting and hilarious memoir about his life on stage and off as an actor and comedian. In television history, few entertainers have captured as many hearts and made as many people laugh as Tim Conway. There's nothing in the world that Tim Conway would rather do than entertain - and in his first-ever memoir, What's So Funny?, that's exactly what he does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tim, that is what's so funny!!!

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-05-14

American icon

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

Reviewed: 07-21-17

A throw back to when comics didn't need to be vulgar or raunchy to be entertaining. God broke the mode when he made this lunatic.
What a treasure.

  • Bloody Ground

  • Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles, Book IV
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

It is only weeks after the Second Manassas in September 1862, and Robert E. Lee takes the war north, where he will be met by "Little Mac", General George McClellan, whose northern army far outnumbers and outguns the invading Confederates. In Richmond, Virginia, Starbuck is given command of a punishment battalion, a motley collection of cowards, thieves, deserters, and murderers, officered by men who do not welcome Starbuck's arrival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By DMHVetSurveyor on 12-13-06

What's the holdup?

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

Reviewed: 06-21-17

This is my favorite Cornwell series. Cmon, Bernie, don't leave me hanging. Time to finish the series!

  • Godforsaken

  • Bad Things Happen. Is there a God Who Cares? Yes. Here's proof.
  • By: Dinesh D'Souza
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

For a lot of people, the biggest question about God isn't, surprisingly enough, whether he exists. Instead, it's about whether God is truly good. Dinesh D'Souza, in his debates with leading atheists, quickly realized that many of his debates would revolve around the question of evil in this world and how God could create a world that allowed such suffering and evil. In Godforsaken, Dinesh D'Souza takes these questions head-on. Does God act like a tyrant? Is God really responsible for the evil in this world? Why is there suffering in the world?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By Everard (Desert Islander) on 04-06-16

Home run

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

Heartwarming. Dinesh combines intellectual diction in a manner that laymen could grasp. I admire his sincere and unpretentious style. Well worth the purchase.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Real Jimmy Carter

  • How Our Worst Ex-President Undermines American Foreign Policy, Coddles Dictators and Created the Party of Clinton and Kerry
  • By: Steven F. Hayward
  • Narrated by: J. Arthur Tripp
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Jimmy Carter: America's best ex-president? Only if you're not bothered by the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism (which started on his watch), the shamefaced foreign policy of Bill Clinton and John Kerry (ditto), and think that ex-presidents should travel the world coddling dictators and bad-mouthing America la Jesse Jackson. Jimmy Carter has been given a free ride from the liberal media, liberal historians, and even the American people, who excuse his political delinquencies and disasters on the grounds that he is a "good" man.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hate the the voice of Arthur Trip!

  • By hester on 12-15-16

Spot on

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

I've worked with former SS agents who've given me the stinky cheese from JFK to GW. Carter truly is a narcissist and a buffoon.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Battle of the Tanks

  • Kursk, 1943
  • By: Lloyd Clark
  • Narrated by: David Baker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

On July 5, 1943, the greatest land battle in history began when Nazi and Red Army forces clashed near the town of Kursk, on the western border of the Soviet Union. Code named Operation Citadel, the German offensive would cut through the bulge in the eastern front that had been created following Germany's retreat at the battle of Stalingrad. But the Soviets, well informed about Germany's plans through their network of spies, had months to prepare.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Detailed and well researched

  • By Mark on 06-12-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-25-17

One of the best WW II books about the Eastern Front ever. On par with Cornelius Ryan and possibly eclipsing Anthony Beaver. Great diction and superb story build up. I highly recommend it.

  • Undisputed Truth

  • By: Mike Tyson, Larry Sloman
  • Narrated by: Joshua Henry
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148

Philosopher, Broadway headliner, fighter, felon - Mike Tyson has defied stereotypes, expectations, and a lot of conventional wisdom during his three decades in the public eye. Bullied as a boy in the toughest, poorest neighborhood in Brooklyn, Tyson grew up to become one of the most thrilling and ferocious boxers of all time - and the youngest heavyweight champion ever. But his brilliance in the ring was often compromised by reckless behavior.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating story about a train wreck of a life

  • By Brock on 11-19-13

Great read

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

A truly moving autobiography. I've always enjoyed Mike's candor. He speaks his mind and doesn't hold back. In today's politically correct world, it's a breathe of fresh air.

  • Triggerfish Twist

  • By: Tim Dorsey
  • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 425

Ensconced in a lovely tropical villa on idyllic Triggerfish Lane, Jim Davenport anticipates the good life to come. But this isn't living -- it's Florida, and the neighborhood is not quite what it seems. It's got overly aggressive Little League parents, drug-free Rastafarians, homicidal hookers, unnatural sex and casual violence. Oh, yes, and there's a psychopathic serial killer-cum-Sunshine-State folklorist named Serge A. Storms living directly across the street.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Serge--captures Tampa perfectly!

  • By Janels on 08-25-13

Loose nut behind the wheel

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

Reviewed: 08-31-13

If you could sum up Triggerfish Twist in three words, what would they be?

Oh my God!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Triggerfish Twist?

"Bow-Bow-Bow"!

Have you listened to any of George K. Wilson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Can't recall.

If you could rename Triggerfish Twist, what would you call it?

"Memoirs of a diseased mind"

Any additional comments?

If Quentin Tarantino was an insane genetic scientist instead of a film maker; he would have combined the DNA of Gary Larson and Jonathan Winters and produced Tim Dorsey from a laboratory.
I think it's safe to assume mental illness runs in the family. No one in their right minds could come up with this sh**!
I loved it!

  • The Killer Angels

  • A Novel of the Civil War
  • By: Michael Shaara
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,016

After 30 years and with three million copies in print, Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War classic, The Killer Angels, remains as vivid and powerful as the day it was originally published.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!!

  • By Joel D Offenberg on 12-27-09

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 09-10-12

If you could sum up The Killer Angels in three words, what would they be?

Very underrated book!

What other book might you compare The Killer Angels to and why?

"A Bridge Too Far"

What about Stephen Hoye’s performance did you like?

He captured the essence of life during the civil war.

If you could rename The Killer Angels, what would you call it?

Robert E. Lee's greatest gamble.

Any additional comments?

Too bad Michael Shaara didn't live to see the success of his book.