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  • Hidden Empire: The Empire Duet, Part 2

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Orson Scott Card, Rusty Humphries
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

In this sequel to Card's best-selling novel Empire, Averell Torrent has become President of the United States, with enormous political and popular support and, if people only realized it, a tight grip on the reins of both political parties. He has launched America into a get-tough, this-world-is-our-empire foreign policy stance.But Captain Bartholomew Coleman, known as Cole to his friends and enemies alike, sees the danger Torrent poses to American democracy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read Sequel!

  • By GH on 05-28-12

scary how plausible both of these seem

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Scary how plausible both of these books(empire and hidden empire)seem in today's political environment even though written quite a few years ago.

  • Ender's Shadow

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, a Full Cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,696

Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Card

  • By L. on 10-10-05

Great Reading and great addition

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Really brings the whole of Ender's world into view in a way that was amazing to hear and visualize.

  • Naked Money

  • A Revealing Look at What It Is and Why It Matters
  • By: Charles Wheelan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

Consider the $20 bill. It has no more value, as a simple slip of paper, than Monopoly money. Yet even children recognize that tearing one into small pieces is an act of inconceivable stupidity. What makes a $20 bill actually worth $20? In the third volume of his best-selling Naked series, Charles Wheelan uses this seemingly simple question to open the door to the surprisingly colorful world of money and banking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, Witty, Easy to Understand, & Well Read!

  • By Ken Beller on 04-30-16

really enjoyed

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-17

Explained a lot of complex topics in a relatively easy manner. I I feel I have a much better understanding of the currency and a global economy.

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  • The Big Leap

  • By: Gay Hendricks
  • Narrated by: Gay Hendricks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,274

Most of us believe that we will finally feel satisfied and content with our lives when we get the good news we have been waiting for, find a healthy relationship, or achieve one of our personal goals. However, this rarely happens. Good fortune is often followed by negative emotions that overtake us and result in destructive behaviors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring, useful, a little preachy but VERY good

  • By Monica Raven on 08-20-09

I got something out of every chapter

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

Reviewed: 12-19-16

Towards the end it got a little hokey but, in general the book was a great read.