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  • The Slow Regard of Silent Things

  • Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2.5
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,849
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,861

Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries. The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows.... In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • But No....

  • By Josh on 11-04-14

A love story to the emptiness of life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

The great intuitive dives into perception, loneliness, and madness (?) are a story unto itself, but here, there is no other story. Like the author and several other reviews state: this book demands a love of deeper poetry and humanity.

  • BRAVE

  • By: Rose McGowan
  • Narrated by: Rose McGowan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560

In a strange world where Rose McGowan was continually on display, stardom soon became a personal nightmare of constant exposure and sexualization. Rose escaped into the world of her mind, something she had done as a child, and into high-profile relationships. Every detail of her personal life became public, and the realities of an inherently sexist industry emerged with every script, role, public appearance, and magazine cover. The Hollywood machine packaged her as a sexualized bombshell, hijacking her image and identity and marketing them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rose is a MOST brave woman!

  • By Rhonda on 02-05-18

very important contributions and confessions

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-18

It is very important and contributes essential confessions. I find it very worthy for the #metoo idea to be expressed like Rose does.

  • Sexual Personae

  • Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson
  • By: Camille Paglia
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 35 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

In this brilliantly original book, Camille Paglia identifies some of the major patterns that have endured in western culture from ancient Egypt and Greece to the present. According to Paglia, one source of continuity is paganism, which, undefeated by Judeo-Christianity, continues to flourish in art, eroticism, astrology, and pop culture. Others, she says, are androgyny, sadism, and the aggressive western eye, which has created our art and cinema.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting literary thematic criticism

  • By Magnus on 01-22-18

Very interesting literary thematic criticism

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-18

A great amount of Paglia's personal and presumably internally consistent interpretations of the artists in historical poetry and literature. Especially as that art could be relayed as sexuality, or expressions of "Sexual personae".

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  • A Journey

  • My Political Life
  • By: Tony Blair
  • Narrated by: Tony Blair
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

This is Tony Blair’s firsthand account of his years in office and beyond. Here he describes for the first time his role in shaping our recent history, from the aftermath of Princess Diana’s death to the war on terror. He reveals the decisions necessary to reinvent his party, the relationships with colleagues including Gordon Brown, the negotiations for peace in Northern Ireland, the implementation of the biggest reforms to public services in Britain since 1945, and his relationships with leaders on the world stage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History can only ever be accepted judgments

  • By W. J. Young on 09-14-10

/ A functional psychopath?

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

I chiefly appreciate that Tony Blaire has engaged society and researched ways to improve society.
Such are humans, that he deteriorates into a tale of self-justification, and intolerable excuses.
I will never forgive, but such are us humans.

  • Flashpoints

  • The Emerging Crisis in Europe
  • By: George Friedman
  • Narrated by: Bruce Turk, George Friedman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463

George Friedman has forecasted the coming trends (politics, technology, population, and culture) of the next century in The Next 100 Years, and focused his predictions on the coming ten years in The Next Decade. Now, in Flashpoints, Friedman zooms in on the region that has, for 500 years, been the cultural hotbed of the world - Europe - and examines the most basic and fascinating building block of the region: culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Important Reading: Old Grievances Do Not Go Away

  • By John on 02-21-15

Real conflicts or a redefinition

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-17

very interesteing to hear an american philosopher lay out his view of the American, European, and other perspectives.

  • Adults in the Room

  • My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment
  • By: Yanis Varoufakis
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 20 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

In Adults in the Room, Yanis Varoufakis exposes the shocking reality of how power is wielded behind the scenes at the EU - and argues that only radical reform can save it from collapse. Yanis Varoufakis became globally famous when was elected finance minister of Greece with a specific mandate to say no to the EU: to reject the forced loans and crushing austerity forced upon his country by the Eurozone.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Indulgent_sometimes arrogant

  • By Jacob on 07-02-18

Founder of diem25 authors political biography

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

Yannis' political career will maybe never be extended, but that will also be a compliment to his integrity in the utter corruption of political EU described by him.

  • Existentialism and Excess

  • The Life and Times of Jean-Paul Sartre
  • By: Gary Cox
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Jean-Paul Sartre is one of the undisputed giants of 20th-century philosophy. His intellectual writings popularizing existentialism, combined with his creative and artistic flair, have made him a legend of French thought. His tumultuous personal life - so inextricably bound up with his philosophical thinking - is a fascinating tale of love and lust, drug abuse, high-profile fallings-out and political and cultural rebellion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • thank you for a great exposition of Sartres life

  • By Magnus on 07-14-17

thank you for a great exposition of Sartres life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-17

Except for a bad allusion between Simone de Beauvoir and Sartre's powerful relationship to Hillary and Bill Clinton, whereby one links Sartre absurdly to the corrupt political mileu of the 2010-s.

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  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

  • The Definitive Edition
  • By: Anne Frank
  • Narrated by: Selma Blair
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,421

More than 50 years after its first publication, Doubleday's definitive edition of Anne Frank's famous diary generated an extraordinary amount of excitement when it was published in early 1995. Enthusiastically received by critics and readers alike, it reigned for nine weeks on The New York Times best seller list and will remain for all time the version that millions of readers will cherish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First review I've written - Had to write it

  • By Cynthianna on 12-21-10

invaluable

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

Reviewed: 03-23-17

The biographical diary of a young girl, whom we must confirm was indubidably beautiful. Thank life we have such humanity.

  • Blood Oil

  • Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules That Run the World
  • By: Leif Wenar
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Natural resources empower the world's most coercive men. Autocrats like Putin and the Saudis spend oil money on weapons and repression. ISIS and Congo's militias spend resource money on atrocities and ammunition. For decades resource-fueled authoritarians and extremists have forced endless crises on the West - and the ultimate source of their resource money is us, paying at the gas station and the mall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HEAVY but practcal! How western nations are cursed

  • By Rachel on 04-27-16

A solution to intransigence in human rights

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

This is a thorough philosophical road map for native ownership of resources, which is argued to be the cause of much remaining global strife. Support the roadmap, let's see just democracy materialise!

  • The Righteous Mind

  • Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
  • By: Jonathan Haidt
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Haidt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,132

In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding. His starting point is moral intuition - the nearly instantaneous perceptions we all have about other people and the things they do. These intuitions feel like self-evident truths, making us righteously certain that those who see things differently are wrong. Haidt shows us how these intuitions differ across cultures, including the cultures of the political left and right.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why Good People Are Divided - Good for whom?

  • By K. Cunningham on 09-21-12

great book, and to have the author read it! <br />

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

Reviewed: 01-04-17

Here are: New perspectives on Dawkins' evolution science from psychological point of view. sincerely Jarl T