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  • Being Oscar

  • From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas
  • By: Oscar Goodman, George Anastasia
  • Narrated by: Oscar Goodman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

In Being Oscar,one of America’s most celebrated criminal defense attorneys recounts the stories and cases of his epic life. The Mafia’s go-to defender, he has tried an estimated 300 criminal cases, and won most of them. His roster of clients reads like a history of organized crime: Meyer Lansky, Nicky Scarfo, and "Lefty" Rosenthal, as well as Mike Tyson and boxing promoter Don King, along with a midget, a dentist, and a federal judge. After 35 years as a defender, he ran for mayor of Las Vegas, and America’s greatest Mob lawyer became the mayor of its sexiest city.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as I expected

  • By Eric Schurr on 11-16-14

Oscar is my hero

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

Reviewed: 07-28-16

I am native to LV and I remember Oscar as the 2nd best mayor in LV history. (1st being Carolyn). this book is true to the attitude of Vegas and so is Oscar. I would recommend this to anyone who wants some insight into why many of us say that mob-run Vegas was safer and better than government run Vegas. of you're. a local you'll be surprised by how much Oscar really did for LV but o can assure you no one else has done so much.

  • You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

  • A Memoir
  • By: Felicia Day
  • Narrated by: Felicia Day, Joss Whedon - foreword
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,882
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,420

In the tradition of #Girlboss and Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir from online entertainment mogul, actress, and "queen of the geeks" Felicia Day about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't dismiss this one out of hand!

  • By John S. on 09-09-15

Such a fun book & a good introduction to Felicia

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

Reviewed: 09-16-15

What did you love best about You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)?

You know how sometimes you get stuck reading someone's blog that you've never heard of before... At first it's just a post but eventually you have to rewind to the first one and just read the whole thing because it's captured you for some reason... That's the feeling I got from this book. It was a lot of fun and made even better narrated by Felicia herself.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I sort-of knew who Felicia was before. I definitely recognized the name and associated her with Wil Wheaton but I probably wouldn't have been able to tell you what she did other than the dating your avatar thing. She happens to be a fascinating person who I think a lot of people can relate to (especially those with "special interests" aka: geeky folks). However, she's not my favorite character... of course the build-a-bear tutu wearing santa clause was... he was a very vibrant character indeed!

Any additional comments?

Great book... decided to give it a chance based on Audible advertisements and glad that I did. I am now a Felicia Day fan and seek out her work online :)

  • Popular Economics

  • What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You About Economics
  • By: John Tamny
  • Narrated by: Daniel Penz
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

Forbes editor John Tamny uses entertaining stories from sports, movies, popular culture, and famous businesses to demonstrate the basic principles of economics. The Rolling Stones, the Dallas Cowboys, and Paris Hilton become examples of good and bad tax policy. The Godfather, Gone With the Wind, and The Sopranos reveal the downside of antitrust regulation while the Michigan Wolverines' 2007 loss to Appalachian State explains why regulations often fail to achieve their intended purposes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing modern book on economics

  • By Branden Beasley on 05-01-15

Not for introduction to conservative economics

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

Reviewed: 08-07-15

this book is great if you are already a libertarian or financially conservative but u think newbies would have a tough time getting past the very hard line perspective. I enjoyed it but wouldn't use it to convert a liberal or even moderate friend.

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  • Magic Casement

  • A Man of His Word, Book 1
  • By: Dave Duncan
  • Narrated by: Mil Nicholson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 283

Princess Inos lived an idyllic life in her fathers' sleepy, backwater kingdom, and she was best friends with her childhood companion, the stableboy, Rap. But when a prophecy seemed to say Inos should be married, she was exiled to the Impire to learn to be a lady. She was far away when Rap's magical talents began to emerge, and it was he who told her of the fate awaiting them both.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite Fantasy Series

  • By Sean Dustman on 10-12-12

A great start to an amazing couple of series

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

Reviewed: 01-04-14

If you could sum up Magic Casement in three words, what would they be?

Youth, Loyalty, Magic

What was one of the most memorable moments of Magic Casement?

The end of the book, which really is just the start of the amazing story

Which scene was your favorite?

When rap is captured by goblins and everything that goes along with that from there.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A journey for a love that isn't yet known

Any additional comments?

This book has a major cliffhanger ending. Be prepared to have to read the other books if you want to or not :p

  • No, They Can't

  • Why Government Fails - But Individuals Succeed
  • By: John Stossel
  • Narrated by: John Stossel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466

The government is not a neutral arbiter of truth. It never has been. It never will be. Doubt everything. John Stossel does. A self-described skeptic, he has dismantled society's sacred cows with unerring common sense. Now he debunks the most sacred of them all: our intuition and belief that government can solve our problems. In No, They Can't, the New York Times best-selling author and Fox News commentator insists that we discard that idea of the "perfect" government - left or right - and retrain our brain to look only at the facts, to rethink our lives as independent individuals - and fast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, Must Listen

  • By Daniel Cogan on 04-27-12

Easier when heard in his own voice lol

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

Reviewed: 06-19-13

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

I could have gotten away with success if it hadn't been for those meddling governments. Overall that is the message, and as a fellow Libertarian I agree. John always does a great job of outlining ways that the government gets in our way. Sometimes in areas that we dont always notice.
If you already believe that competition and free market are good, but aren't sure just how much we need to be let to experiement and grow then this book is for you. If you already agree and just like hearing more about what you believe like me, then this book is still for you. Great quotes for when debating politics ;)