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  • Dr. Katz: The Audiobook

  • By: Jonathan Katz, Laura Silverman, H. Jon Benjamin, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

The doctor is back with a whole book of sessions from guests like Jon Hamm, Louie Anderson, Susie Essman, Gilbert Gottfried, David Mamet, Wanda Sykes, Marc Maron, Reggie Watts and a slew of others. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just beautiful!

  • By Oscar Slovak on 08-16-18

WONDERFUL

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I could listen to this forever and ever and ever and ever.

Brilliant as usual. Please, PLEASE DO MORE OF THESE. Totally fills the Katz/Home Movies void.

So dry. So sharp. So good.

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  • Masters of Death

  • The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust
  • By: Richard Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

In Masters of Death, Richard Rhodes gives full weight, for the first time, to the Einsatzgruppen's role in the Holocaust. These "special task forces", organized by Heinrich Himmler to follow the German army as it advanced into Eastern Poland and Russia, were the agents of the first phase of the Final Solution. They murdered more than one and a half million men, women, and children between 1941 and 1943, often by shooting them into killing pits, as at Babi Yar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • People at their worst!

  • By David M. Metz on 10-10-17

Difficult To Endure But Necessary Reading

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

Reviewed: 10-20-17

This was my second read-through, as I owned the hard-back years ago. Given the re-rise of white supremacy in America, I felt it was necessary to take another trip back in time as a reminder of what can happen if we do not stop it dead in it's tracks.

Richard Rhodes IS the master historian and the master story-teller. And it must have taken great intestinal fortitude to research and write about the most vile period in human history. But not as much intestinal fortitude as the people who were subjected to the final solution.

Perhaps if society valued works such as these more than they valued The Apprentice and Duck Dynasty we wouldn't be forced to confront this evil once again.

The plus side to reading Masters Of Death is that reader will come away with a deeper understanding of HOW it happens. The downside, as in a case such as myself, is that the reader may also come away with deep resentment. Hatred isn't healthy no matter how it manifests itself. When it comes to The Third Reich, however, it's a hatred I can live with.

"He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man."-Samuel Johnson

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  • Trump Is F*cking Crazy

  • (This Is Not a Joke)
  • By: Keith Olbermann
  • Narrated by: Keith Olbermann
  • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296

Since Donald Trump's presidential nomination, Keith Olbermann has emerged as one of the web's most popular anti-Trump screedists - each installment of his GQ web series The Resistance receives nearly four million views, and his fiercely progressive monologues have garnered a new generation of fans and followers. In Trump Is F*cking Crazy, Olbermann takes our commander in chief and his politics apart with journalistic acuity and his classic in-your-face humor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wherein KO Proceeds To Talk My Ear Off About Trump

  • By Philip on 04-24-18

The Most Important Voice Of The Resistance

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

The most eloquent, gritty, and to the point catalogue of Donald John Trump's abominations.
Mr. Olbermann's scathing rebuke of the POTUS will emerge as essential reading for generations to come, assuming that there will actually be generations to come.

Emotional, sardonic, infuriating, and frightening, Trump Is F*cking Crazy is not just Big Brother's 16 Hours Hate. It's a reminder that America's constitution and soul are on life-support.

Ignore the fact that Mr. Olbermann is a master orator. He dares to tread that water that nearly no one in mainstream media have the courage to swim. While CNN's Don Lemmon was saying that we should give Trump a chance, Keith, recognized that POTUS lost that benefit of the doubt during his pogrom-like campaign. While CNN's Van Jones was saying 'tonight he became our President', Mr. Olbermann was illustrating the threat that Trump's agenda, mental health, and his assemblage of corrupt fascists poses to this country as well as the rest of the world.

The only thing that the book will leave the listener or reader wondering about is whether or not Mr. Olbermann will be able to write a second volume entitled 'Trump WAS F*cking Crazy". Let us hope that this incredible first volume isn't just a sad epitaph.

WELL DONE!

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