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  • Unholy Alliance

  • The Agenda Iran, Russia, and Jihadists Share for Conquering the World
  • By: Jay Sekulow
  • Narrated by: Jay Sekulow
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

In Unholy Alliance, Jay Sekulow and the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) tackle radical Islam head on. They expose the attempts by fundamentalist Muslims - both in the US and abroad - to destroy our legal system in favor of a system that would destroy our essential liberties. They bring attention to terrorism in today's world and reflect on the recent Paris and San Bernadino attacks as well as Russia, Syria, Iran, and continuous threats to our nation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great and very informative. I will recommend it

  • By KC Sr on 10-25-16

There is Only One Law of The Land

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

Reviewed: 06-17-17

While Democrats and Progressives seek to subvert the law of the land for their own purposes, it only makes sense that they also will typically embrace notions of duality in Law such as the allowance of Sharia Law. Only those who wage a war against women would embrace the various non-unified Sharia. In almost all of its various forms, it oppresses women and severely limits their rights relative to that of men.
Jay Sekulow assists us in better understanding the subversion of American Law and how this appearance of collusion is very much a parallelism in ideologies rather than an outright collusion. Still. collusion against Western Law is the agenda.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Undemocratic

  • How Unelected, Unaccountable Bureaucrats Are Stealing Your Liberty and Freedom
  • By: Jay Sekulow
  • Narrated by: Jay Sekulow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 111

Jay Sekulow - one of America's most influential attorneys - explores the current political landscape in which bureaucracy has taken over our government and provides a practical road map to help take back our personal liberties.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You MUST read this book!

  • By C. Duvall on 02-17-16

A sound Branding of the Left: A Hate Group

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

Reviewed: 06-17-17

Mr. Sekulow makes a fair and sound accounting of the duplicity in the Left - i.e. democrats and socialists. It is no longer a party of democracy where law is the rule, but rather a party of Bureaucracy with rules that they apply like a 5th grader playing soccer. If the rule is in their favor they advance it using hate and fear against opposing view points. If it is not in their favor, they subvert the law (rule) and violate their own principles to advance their message of hate against anything not in their favor.

  • End of Discussion

  • How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun)
  • By: Mary Katherine Ham, Guy Benson
  • Narrated by: Mary Katharine Ham, Guy Benson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

In this fresh and provocative new audiobook, Mary Katharine Ham and Guy Benson, dynamic Fox News and Townhall Media duo, expose how the Left exploits fake outrage to silence their political opponents - in public, on social media, at work, and even in their own homes. End of Discussion encourages all Americans who value the open exchange of ideas to fight back against this strategic effort to make America less free, less feisty, and less fun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Home run

  • By Brian Bromley on 06-28-15

Excellent Collection Of Examples

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

You might need to take breaks from the content because the duplicitous acts of the left eat at your heart of liberty, justice, and freedom.

  • Wisdom of Karl Marx

  • By: The Wisdom Series
  • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 3

Among modern philosophers, few have had a greater impact on history than Karl Marx. Now this easy-to-use introduction to the 19th-century theorist breaks down his work into definitions of his terms and concepts, including Bourgeois State, Classless Society, and Freedom of the Press. Accompanied by an insightful introductory essay that puts the included excerpts from his works in context, The Wisdom of Marx is essential listening for an understanding of the man whose work incited far-reaching social and economic change.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not prose - Just a glossary

  • By John in PA on 07-18-14

Not prose - Just a glossary

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

Reviewed: 07-18-14

Would you try another book from The Wisdom Series and/or Rick Adamson?

No

What was most disappointing about The Wisdom Series’s story?

The overview states that Marx has had the greatest impact and " whose work incited far-reaching social and economic change." And... "Accompanied by an insightful introductory essay that puts the included excerpts from his works in context," However, this is simply a glossary of terms beginning at the 3 minute and 17 second time stamp. The intro does not put anything into context and worse, it does not express the failures of the theory or any of the contested points of view. Therefore, this work has no relevancy to today. It only has relevancy to a failed theory.

Have you listened to any of Rick Adamson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

??

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

A written glossary would have been far more valuable! Why record a glossary of terms?

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Is Democracy Possible Here?

  • Principles for a New Political Debate
  • By: Ronald Dworkin
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Politics in America are polarized and trivialized, perhaps as never before. In Congress, the media, and academic debate, opponents from right and left, the Red and the Blue, struggle against one another as if politics were contact sports played to the shouts of cheerleaders. The result, Ronald Dworkin writes, is a deeply depressing political culture, as ill equipped for the perennial challenge of achieving social justice as for the emerging threats of terrorism. Can the hope for change be realized?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Circular and ideological

  • By John in PA on 07-18-14

Circular and ideological

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-14

Would you try another book from Ronald Dworkin and/or Michael Kramer?

No!

What was most disappointing about Ronald Dworkin’s story?

No clear argument. So ideological that he can't even see that it is ideological. Dworkin takes it for granted that his perspective is correct simply because it is his. He does not seek arguments against his position and therefore makes no sound argument FOR his position. Considering he titled the book with a question, one expects a deliberated, clear and supported argument. I can't find it without extreme efforts toward bypassing his ideology to get to the meat.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Kramer?

Mr. Kramer did a good narration EXCEPT for way too much hissing on his "s" sounds. For those who are affected by such white noise the way I am, he just puts you to sleep.

What character would you cut from Is Democracy Possible Here??

Mr. Dworkin

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Song of the Sun

  • The Life, Poetry, and Teachings of Rumi
  • By: Andrew Harvey
  • Narrated by: Andrew Harvey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Who was Rumi, and how does he continue to speak to us today? On Song of the Sun, Andrew Harvey, the Oxford-trained authority on Rumi and author of several modern spiritual classics, takes us inside the extraordinary life and teachings of this prophet and poet. Harvey sifts through the many legends and tales associated with Rumi's life to reveal a rich and inspiring portrait of what a human being in love with and empowered by God can become. He mines the thousands of odes and quatrains composed by Rumi, and shares the most sumptuous and ecstatic works, all with clear relevance to our spiritual lives today. At a time when we are hungry for a divine vision of our world as it can be - and should be - Song of the Sun is an invitation to Rumi's most sacred and glorious feast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Poetry, Beautiful Reading

  • By Iain White on 01-03-05

Endless and Unstructured

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-14

What disappointed you about Song of the Sun?

No chapter or section breaks. Audio only! No text available to aid in establishing structure or organizing content. No way to interrelate content.

Would you ever listen to anything by Andrew Harvey again?

Absolutely not!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

In defense to the narrator - it is a good effort at being calming and serene. However, the style, while appropriate for the content, is not appropriate for all of the content TOGETHER. A wise person would have designated 2 narrators to establish some change-up and reduce monotony. But again, this is not on the narrator. This is the producer and writer's responsibility to see the work through to a good end product.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

NONE - good content is not retrievable. It lacks structure to make what could be otherwise retrievable into useable content. Unredeemable!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Buckley

  • William F. Buckley Jr. and the Rise of American Conservatism
  • By: Carl T. Bogus
  • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

William F. Buckley, Jr., was the foremost architect of the conservative movement that swept the American political landscape from the 1960s to the early 2000s. When Buckley launched National Review, in 1955, conservatism was a beleaguered, fringe segment of the Republican Party. Three decades later Ronald Reagan - who credited National Review with shaping his beliefs - was in the White House. Buckley and his allies devised a new-model conservatism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great coverage of Buckley and the conservative mov

  • By Edward on 12-03-15

Unbalanced panoramic of conservatism - No Buckley

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

Reviewed: 07-18-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Only Liberals, Progressives and Leftists that are intellectually dishonest idealogues who demonstrate that they are incapable of tolerating diversity would like this book.

What could Carl T. Bogus have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Instead of lampooning Buckley with ideological bias he could have stated the case from Buckley's side and then stated the case from his own bias view; and with that he could have showed how he was right. As it stands however, Mr. Bogus is simply advancing unsound ideology against a well respected man who has sadly passed. The content will only aid those on the left who want to follow as mind-numb robots regurgitating unsupported ideologic rhetoric.

Would you be willing to try another one of Mark Ashby’s performances?

No comment.

What character would you cut from Buckley?

Mr. Bogus

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No god but God

  • The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
  • By: Reza Aslan
  • Narrated by: Shishir Kurup
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918

Though it is the fastest growing religion in the world, Islam remains shrouded by ignorance and fear. What is the essence of this ancient faith? Is it a religion of peace or war? How does Allah differ from the God of Jews and Christians? Can an Islamic state be founded on democratic values such as pluralism and human rights? A writer and scholar of comparative religions, Reza Aslan has earned international acclaim for the passion and clarity he has brought to these questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative and Interesting!

  • By Kate on 03-14-12

Islam Apologist - Unsound Argumentation

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

Reviewed: 07-18-14

What disappointed you about No god but God?

Reza writes of Islam the way good people want it to be exercised and applied. No problem there! But he states the aspects of historic Islam - of which radicals use to advance violence - only to arrive at a pathetic attempt to dismiss those historical aspects by means of unsupported and unsound reinterpretation. While the approach is likely welcomed by those who wish to see ONLY good, the approach does absolutely nothing to reduce or weaken the arguments made by violent radicals. Violent radicals get to maintain their credibility by maintaining their historical arguments. Reza is simply expressing a DESIRED interpretation of Islam. He does nothing to weaken the radical arguments, and, therefore, he is simply cloaking the historical Islam as a wholly peaceful religion WHILE providing those violent radicals cover form the open exposure that they deserve.

Would you ever listen to anything by Reza Aslan again?

No.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

No comment.

What character would you cut from No god but God?

Strawman arguments - which requires deletion of far more than half the content.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful