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Rollo Tomassi

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  • Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges
  • By: Patty Wipfler, Tosha Schore
  • Narrated by: Patty Wipfler
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 60

> Listen introduces parents to five simple, practical skills even the most harried parent can use. These tools will help parents strengthen their connection with their child and help build their child's intelligence, cooperation, and ability to learn as they grow. The audiobook delivers detailed information, accompanied by more than 100 real-life stories from parents who've used this approach to address the root causes of their child's difficult behaviors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will change the trajectory of your family

  • By Kate on 08-22-17

Great advice about children of all ages

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Vital Adul conversation and Information about child development; well written and well performed. On par with Alice Miller's books, except more instructive.

  • The Devil's Chessboard

  • Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government
  • By: David Talbot
  • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
  • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759

An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful - and secretive - colossus in Washington, from the founder of Salon.com and author of the New York Times best seller Brothers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing. Makes you question the company line.

  • By KTS on 02-06-16

Astonishing historical account of evil that men do

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

I listed to this book twice in short order and will listen to it again. It offers astonishing sets of facts and connections that might make you pause to digest.

This book puts a finger point of the strange libertine, crypto fascist characters of both of the Dulles brothers, from wife swopping with the Luce family to Nazi human resources operations, to the systematically putting the interests of their law firm clients ahead of the American voter.... (however, it did leave out their ownership of all those Coasta Rican fruit farms.)

It is a massive story, the murder of an America president. But It would be nice if this highly talented author went back to explore regional consequences of Dulles leadership in places like Hawaii's banks, Africa and East Asia (teaching English and micro lending in Indonesia, Laos, etc).

  • Uncertain Justice

  • The Roberts Court and the Constitution
  • By: Laurence Tribe, Joshua Matz
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

From Citizens United to its momentous rulings regarding Obamacare and gay marriage, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has profoundly affected American life. Yet the court remains a mysterious institution, and the motivations of the nine men and women who serve for life are often obscure. Now, in Uncertain Justice, Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz show the surprising extent to which the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of our Constitution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoughtful, yet very listenable

  • By Philo on 10-06-14

Interesting account of the courts hard turns

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-18

An interesting account of the courts hard turns, including Scalia's attack on class actions that at one time did the duty of a captured government on dealing with the monopolies.

  • Inside the House of Money: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets

  • By: Steven Drobny, Niall Ferguson
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

This updated edition of Inside the House of Money lifts the veil on the typically opaque world of hedge funds, offering a rare glimpse at how today's highest paid money managers approach their craft. Now with new commentary, author Steve Drobny takes you even further into the hedge fund industry. He demystifies how these star traders make billions for their well-heeled investors, revealing their theories, strategies and approaches to markets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely Top of the list

  • By XEVEN on 09-22-13

Official stories of hedge fund era.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-18

Didn't impress or educate much-- not much here beyond the feeling of listening to war stories of greatest trades of famous traders and a fondness for tendy "Global macro global macro global macro"... like El Dorado-- if you heard it, forget that 80% of returns derive from sector roto.

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  • Lords of Finance

  • The Bankers Who Broke the World
  • By: Liaquat Ahamed
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,070
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771

It is commonly believed that the Great Depression that began in 1929 resulted from a confluence of events beyond any one person's or government's control. In fact, as Liaquat Ahamed reveals, it was the decisions made by a small number of central bankers that were the primary cause of the economic meltdown, the effects of which set the stage for World War II and reverberated for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely Interesting Book

  • By IRP on 02-20-10

Astonishing history of banking and finance

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-17

Revelatory account of the central figures in the history of Central Banking and finance throughout the world

  • Dark Money

  • The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
  • By: Jane Mayer
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,471

Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against "big government" led to the rise of a broad-based conservative movement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fact attack

  • By Mark on 05-29-16

Great story of the mockery of liberal democracy.

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

political economic page turning potboiler that's sure to get your blood boiling too. if you dare.

  • Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

  • By: Meg Meeker
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 991

Drawing on her 30 years' experience practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine, teen health expert Dr. Meg Meeker explains why an active father figure is maybe the single most important factor in a young woman's development. In this invaluable guide, Meeker shows how a father can be both counsel and protector for his daughter as she grows into a spiritually and mentally strong young woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • invaluable resource for this father

  • By Adam J Stein on 06-28-16

Good science base advice.

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

Good prep talk from a pediatrician who has been treating the fallout from the high jacked American dream for years.

  • Griftopia

  • Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America
  • By: Matt Taibbi
  • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466

The financial crisis that exploded in 2008 isn’t past but prologue. The stunning rise, fall, and rescue of Wall Street in the bubble-and-bailout era was the coming-out party for the network of looters who sit at the nexus of American political and economic power. The grifter class - made up of the largest players in the financial industry and the politicians who do their bidding - has been growing in power for a generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • News In America

  • By Jerome on 11-23-10

Untold story told well-- The Emperor's New Clothes

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

Turns out the emperor's new clothes are missing, and while you might think that "the abuse of power comes as no surprise" but trust me you'll be surprised. Matt Taibbi writing is like Studs Terkel meets Shack. He's highly moral logical and he will be stuffing the ball right in front of you if not over you, just in case you want to call him a conspiracy nut like the spokesman for Goldman Sachs did.

  • Influence

  • Science and Practice, ePub, 5th Edition
  • By: Robert B. Cialdini
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,895

Widely used in classes, as well as sold to people operating successfully in the business world, the eagerly awaited revision of Influence reminds the listener of the power of persuasion. Cialdini organizes compliance techniques into six categories based on psychological principles that direct human behavior: reciprocation, consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book will change the way you see the world.

  • By Dubito Ergo Sum on 02-18-15

Persuasive Piece of Pedantry on Propaganda

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-16

Explorers the triggers of decision making while laying out vulnerabilities of relying on our assessments and what passes for reasoning when we buy in to 5 year plans, policies, prescriptions, products, and services. Good overview of the ways we all get bamboozled.

And I have the magic, useless green frying pans to prove it.

  • The Industries of the Future

  • By: Alec Ross
  • Narrated by: Alec Ross
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,929

Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what's next for the world, mapping out the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next 10 years - for businesses, governments, and the global community - and how we can navigate them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok review of what is now. Not much future.

  • By Sam on 05-06-16

Distopian future based on our absurd present

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-16

very interesting account of everything that al gores internet brought with it, without much to say of the alta vistas, pets.com, napsters, Boston chicken, marthas curtains or all the Wall Street corruption that made hundreds of companies for the robbed Pension funds and individual investors over the past two decades...