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Tresda

PISCATAWAY, NJ, United States
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  • The Coddling of the American Mind

  • How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
  • By: Jonathan Haidt, Greg Lukianoff
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Haidt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658

The culture of “safety” and its intolerance of opposing viewpoints has left many young people anxious and unprepared for adult life. Lukianoff and Haidt offer a comprehensive set of reforms that will strengthen young people and institutions, allowing us all to reap the benefits of diversity, including viewpoint diversity. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what’s happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live and work and cooperate across party lines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enrich Understanding

  • By Lee Gilner on 09-22-18

They Nail It!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-18

Everyone began to notice a radical difference in the Millennial generation 20 years ago. The authors really nailed what lead to this shift from traditional norms to the obsession with safety and feelings.

  • Killing the Deep State

  • The Fight to Save President Trump
  • By: Jerome R. Corsi PhD
  • Narrated by: Dan Crue
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934

Well-funded hard-left extremists, the mainstream media, Obama/Clinton holdovers in the government bureaucracy, and clandestine forces within the US intelligence apparatus have a strategy to ensure that Trump will not serve out his term as the 45th President of the United States. Investigative journalist and conspiracy expert Jerome Corsi goes into shocking detail about how this Deep State, or Shadow Government, secretly wields power in Washington and why it is dangerous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This woke me up, big time!

  • By Elizabeth K. Koenig on 08-02-18

Informative!

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Reviewed: 11-25-18

This book really spells out who and what President Trump is up against. The 30-40 year bureaucrats are very protective of their positions in power and the election of Donald Trump is a serious threat to them.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Outrage, Inc.

  • How the Liberal Mob Ruined Science, Journalism, and Hollywood
  • By: Derek Hunter
  • Narrated by: Derek Hunter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

From Derek Hunter - one of the most entertaining political writers today - comes an insightful, alarming look at how progressives have took over academia, pop culture, and journalism in order to declare everything liberal great, and everything great, liberal. Progressives love to attack conservatives as anti-science, wallowing in fake news, and culturally backwards. But who are the real denialists here? There are three institutions in American life run by gatekeepers that have stopped letting in anyone who questions their liberal script: academia, journalism, and pop culture. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spot On!

  • By Tresda on 07-28-18

Spot On!

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Reviewed: 07-28-18

Most outrage these days is manufactured. Everything has been politicized, liberals have tainted everything. Great read!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Discrimination and Disparities

  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 972

Discrimination and Disparities challenges believers in such one-factor explanations of economic outcome differences as discrimination, exploitation, or genetics. It is listenable enough for people with no prior knowledge of economics. Yet the empirical evidence with which it backs up its analysis spans the globe and challenges beliefs across the ideological spectrum.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thomas Sowell is a national treasure!

  • By Wayne on 03-29-18

Purely Enlightening

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Reviewed: 07-07-18

All I can say is that I feel ten times smarter for having heard this. The most valuable thing I learned is about how to judge things/events in their own context. Thomas Sowell never misses the extremely high mark he’s set.

  • The Great Revolt

  • By: Salena Zito, Brad Todd
  • Narrated by: Bob Hess
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

Standout syndicated columnist and CNN contributor Salena Zito, with veteran Republican strategist Brad Todd, reports across five swing states and over 27,000 miles to answer the pressing question: Was Donald Trump's election a fluke or did it represent a fundamental shift in the electorate that will have repercussions - for Republicans and Democrats - for years to come.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating!

  • By Tresda on 05-20-18

Captivating!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-18

This book had me hooked from start to finish. I’m a black man, 45, in deep blue NJ and it was very interesting to hear the stories of the forgotten blue-collar whites in the Great Lake states going for Trump. This is the best post-election book I’ve read and a very important one to those concerned and into politics. This is a masterpiece!

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Equal Is Unfair

  • America's Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality
  • By: Don Watkins, Yaron Brook
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471

We've all heard that the American Dream is vanishing, and that the cause is rising income inequality. The rich are getting richer by rigging the system in their favor, leaving the rest of us to struggle just to keep our heads above water. To save the American Dream, we're told that we need to fight inequality through tax hikes, wealth redistribution schemes, and a far higher minimum wage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • While I agree with most of this book,...

  • By Wayne on 12-30-16

Pure Excellence!

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Reviewed: 11-26-17

This is a brilliant book that explains and extols everything that made America great and condemns what’s tearing it down.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hacks

  • The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House
  • By: Donna Brazile
  • Narrated by: Donna Brazile
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 761
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 703
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 705

From Donna Brazile, former DNC chair and legendary political operative, an explosive and revealing new look at the 2016 election: the first insider account of the Russian hacking of the DNC and the missteps by the Clinton campaign and Obama administration that enabled a Trump victory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Donna is going to need protection after this....

  • By Kristen on 11-07-17

Ok..from a leftist perspective

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-17

The story kept me interested. This is the first left-perspective book I’ve ever suffered through and it didn’t kill me. I always appreciate behind the scenes stories and I was fine until she portrayed the election of Trump as the end of the world. I felt like that in 2012..

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Billionaire at the Barricades

  • The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump
  • By: Laura Ingraham
  • Narrated by: Laura Ingraham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 495

Americans didn’t just go to the polls in 2016. They joined a movement that swept the unlikeliest of candidates, Donald Trump, into the Oval Office. Can he complete his agenda? Or will his opponents in the media, protester class, and political establishment block his efforts and choke off the movement he represents?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can’t stop listening!!

  • By Stephanie Burch on 10-10-17

100% Accurate!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-05-17

I’m glad this is the first major post-Trump victory book to hit the shelves bcs it is spot on in every aspect. From what led to his win, to the first few months of his administration and what he must do moving forward, she nails it. The impersonations are AWESOME!!! They add flavor to an already great listen.

  • The Big Lie

  • Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left
  • By: Dinesh D'Souza
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,885
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,872

What is "the big lie" of the Democratic Party? That conservatives - and President Donald Trump in particular - are fascists. Nazis, even. In a typical comment, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says the Trump era is reminiscent of "what it was like when Hitler first became chancellor." But in fact, this audacious lie is a complete inversion of the truth. Yes, there is a fascist threat in America - but that threat is from the Left and the Democratic Party.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not his best.

  • By smarmer on 02-23-18

A Much Needed Masterpiece

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-17

D'Souza once again exposes the grand scheme of the left that has deluded millions of Americans for decades. I'm so grateful that he's on our side pushing back, especially during the Trump presidency. The GOP is overrun with progressives and cowards and he needs all the help he can get!

0 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Fed Up

  • An Insider's Take on Why the Federal Reserve Is Bad for America
  • By: Danielle DiMartino Booth
  • Narrated by: Danielle DiMartino Booth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371

In the early 2000s, as a Wall Street escapee writing a financial column for the Dallas Morning News, Booth attracted attention for her bold criticism of the Fed's low interest rate policies and her cautionary warnings about the bubbly housing market. Nobody was more surprised than she when the folks at the Dallas Federal Reserve invited her aboard. Figuring she could have more of an impact on Fed policies from the inside, she accepted the call to duty and rose to be one of Dallas Fed president Richard Fisher's closest advisors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • straight forward brilliant

  • By casey on 02-20-17

A Peek Behind the Curtain

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-17

In this book DDB explains in great detail the structure and function of the secretive and much protected Federal Reserve. She talks about its relationship w Congress and how they both use each other in their abuse of taxpayers. She explains how Congress hides behind the Fed for its own failures and just how political the Fed really is. In the end she offers great solutions on cutting the FR down to size by condensing regional banks, etc. I also like how personal a story it was from beginning to end. A very enlightening read.