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  • American Nations

  • A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
  • By: Colin Woodard
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,837

North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an "American" or "Canadian" culture, but rather into one of the 11 distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of a Kind Masterpiece

  • By Theo Horesh on 02-28-13

Author is lost in the trees.

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-16

The author gives an interesting account of us history but fails to give any explanation for much of anything; as is he is far to focused on details.

Near the end of the book the Author's explanations, which made sense at the beginning of the book, begin to fall apart. Author contradicts himself on many accounts.

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  • Being George Washington

  • By: Glenn Beck
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869

If you think you know George Washington, think again. This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powers—yet changed the world forever. It's a story about a man whose life reads as if it were torn from the pages of an action novel: Bullet holes through his clothing. Horses shot out from under him. Unimaginable hardship. Disease. Heroism. Spies and double-agents. And, of course, the unmistakable hand of Divine Providence that guided it all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much more than I expected!

  • By Louis on 01-30-12

Entertaining history

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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: 05-25-16

This book was an entertaining and inspirational account of George Washington's life mixed with the thought provoking insights of Glen Beck.

  • Crimes against Liberty

  • An Indictment of President Barack Obama
  • By: David Limbaugh
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

As Americans, liberty is an inalienable right that is granted to us by God, protected by the Constitution, and upheld by our government. Yet, Barack Obama doesn’t seem to share that view. To him, liberty is a threat to the government’s power and something to be squashed by any means possible, as bestselling author David Limbaugh shows to devastating effect in his new book, Crimes Against Liberty. Limbaugh issues a damning indictment of President Barack Obama for encroaching upon and stripping us of our individual and sovereign rights.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lacks principled insight

  • By Mark on 05-22-16

Lacks principled insight

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-16

This book goes through great lengths detailing the sins of Obama and his administration but falls short of its intended message by ignoring any sort of principled message.

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  • What Has Government Done to Our Money?

  • and The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar
  • By: Murray N. Rothbard
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

The Mises Institute is pleased to present this audio edition of Rothbard's most famous monetary essay - the one that has influenced two generations of economists, investors, and business professionals. The Mises Institute has united this book with its natural complement: a detailed reform proposal for a 100 percent gold dollar. "The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar" was written a decade before the last vestiges of the gold standard were abolished.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it's weight in gold

  • By Reuben on 03-09-13

A good application of Austrian economics

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

Reviewed: 04-01-16

This book makes good use of Austrian economic theory to argue in favor of a 100% commodity backed currency.

  • What Hath God Wrought

  • The Transformation of America, 1815 - 1848
  • By: Daniel Walker Howe
  • Narrated by: Patrick Cullen
  • Length: 32 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742

In this addition to the esteemed Oxford History of the United States series, historian Daniel Walker Howe illuminates the period from the Battle of New Orleans to the end of the Mexican-American War, an era of revolutionary improvements in transportation and communications that accelerated America's expansion and prompted the rise of mass political parties.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic content, faulty narration

  • By Ary Shalizi on 04-12-11

<br />Comprehensive in scope

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

Reviewed: 04-01-16

comprehensive in scope and masterful overview of early US history. easy to listen to but with pragmatic insights.

  • Keynes Hayek

  • The Clash That Defined Modern Economics
  • By: Nicholas Wapshott
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

As the stock market crash of 1929 plunged the world into turmoil, two men emerged with competing claims on how to restore the balance to economies gone awry. John Maynard Keynes, the mercurial Cambridge economist, believed that government had a duty to spend when others would not. He met his opposite in a little-known Austrian economics professor, Friedrich Hayek, who considered attempts to intervene both pointless and potentially dangerous.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid history, weak discussion of issues

  • By Hyrum on 05-21-12

A good insight to the history of fiscal policy

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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: 03-15-16

Good insights to fiscal policy that will get you reaching for more books on the matter.

  • Meltdown

  • A Look at Why the Economy Tanked and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse
  • By: Thomas E. Woods Jr.
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260

The media tells us that "deregulation" and "unfettered free markets" have wrecked our economy and will continue to make things worse without a heavy dose of federal regulation. But the real blame lies elsewhere. In Meltdown, best-selling author Thomas E. Woods, Jr., unearths the real causes behind the collapse of housing values and the stock market---and it turns out the culprits reside more in Washington than on Wall Street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A layman's opinion

  • By Raymond on 06-28-09

A fantastic read

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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: 03-14-16

This book explains economics in a clear concise manner that won't leave you intelectualy stranded.

  • Red State Uprising

  • How to Take Back America
  • By: Erick Erickson, Lewis K. Uhler
  • Narrated by: Michael Chamberlain
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Red State Uprising is not about anarchy or a revolution—it’s about reshaping government to maximize economic growth, individual liberty, and private property rights. Barack Obama has shown his determination to move the country towards a socialist “nanny” state, culminating in the government takeover of health care. The vast majority of Americans reject this vision and Red State Uprising calls upon this majority to stand up and take action.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Incomplete Recording

  • By Mark on 03-13-16

Incomplete Recording

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-16

The recording cuts off on some chapters. And it does not actually read word for word from the book.

  • Crusade

  • The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War
  • By: Rick Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 24 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Throughout the Gulf War of 1991, unprecedented restrictions on the media’s access to the battlefield kept the true story of that brief, brutal conflict from being told. Now, after two years of intensive research, Rick Atkinson has written what will surely come to be recognized as the definitive chronicle of the war.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A very decent account of the gulf war

  • By Lyle Wincentsen on 08-12-13

Good story not much opinion

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

Reviewed: 03-13-16

The book gives plenty of stories about the war but does nothing for opinion.

  • For a New Liberty

  • The Libertarian Manifesto
  • By: Murray N. Rothbard
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350

In For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto, Rothbard proposes a once-and-for-all escape from the two major political parties, the ideologies they embrace, and their central plans for using state power against people. Libertarianism is Rothbard's radical alternative that says state power is unworkable and immoral, and ought to be curbed and finally overthrown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm a Ron Paul Libertarian but this is a good

  • By monte reed on 03-20-12

Claims to be rationally consistent

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-16

Librarian claims to be consistent but falls short; most notably by claiming to support the right to bare arms but then adopting disarmament solutions by pushing for complete abolition of nuclear weapons.

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