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Steven L. Hartzog

GARLAND, TX, US
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  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,069
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,061
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,967

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, fairly bi-partisan if you're into that.

  • By Alex Fuller on 12-11-18

Author lacks credibility and integrity

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

The book is very Interesting but authors conclusions are clearly distorted by his huge ego and self importance. Comey holds everyone but himself to a high standard. He offers twisted rationalizations for his poor decisions and behavior that exhibited a lack of honor. Yet he questions the honor of every person that happens to hold opinions different from his. Firing James Comey is probably the only correct decision made by Donald Trump

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  • Devil's Bargain

  • Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Nationalist Uprising
  • By: Joshua Green
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,363

From the reporter who was there at the very beginning comes the revealing inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump - the key to understanding the rise of the alt-right, the fall of Hillary Clinton, and the hidden forces that drove the greatest upset in American political history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just When You Thought You Knew It All

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-22-17

Not a fan of Steve Bannon

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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: 03-17-18

I'm no fan of Steve Bannon but this was a good book. It was a well researched account of his life and a well researched account of his role in the Trump campaign and presidency. Very interesting how influential one man can be in changing the course of politics.

  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,907

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

An excellent book

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

I didn't have high hopes for this book based on all the media hype. To my surprise I found this book to be very factual and very believable.

  • The Vanishing of Flight MH370

  • The True Story of the Hunt for the Missing Malaysian Plane
  • By: Richard Quest
  • Narrated by: Richard Quest
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

On March 8, 2014, Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared with barely a trace, carrying 239 people onboard - seemingly vanishing into the dark night. The airplane's whereabouts and fate would quickly become one of the biggest aviation mysteries of our time....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your time

  • By Steven L. Hartzog on 09-17-17

Don't waste your time

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-17

I thought this was going to be a book about MH370, I could not have been more wrong. The main storyline of this book is about the authors life and how brilliant he finds himself. I found his opinions about the media dumbing down its news coverage for us non journalists to be particularly insulting. Worst book, worst author I've encountered in some time.

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  • The Sociopath Next Door

  • By: Martha Stout
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,094
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,082

We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people, one in 25, has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in 25 everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening

  • By Robert on 08-28-11

Everyone should read this book

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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: 09-17-17

Author has researched this subject thoroughly and presents her research in a captivating manner. Very informative.

  • Flight 232

  • A Story of Disaster and Survival
  • By: Laurence Gonzales
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

As hundreds of rescue workers waited on the ground, United Airlines Flight 232 wallowed drunkenly over the bluffs northwest of Sioux City. The plane slammed onto the runway and burst into a vast fireball. The rescuers didn't move at first: nobody could possibly survive that crash. And then people began emerging from the summer corn that lined the runways. Miraculously, 184 of 296 passengers lived. No one has ever attempted the complete reconstruction of a crash of this magnitude.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Therapeutic

  • By Quiltedwings on 05-07-15

Starts out strong

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

Gets a little dull towards the end. Identifies many individuals but fails to tell the complete story for several leaving the reader to guess as to the outcome.

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  • Columbine

  • By: Dave Cullen
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,261

Over the course of this gripping narrative, Dave Cullen approaches his subjects with unrivaled care and insight. What emerges are shattering portraits of the killers, the victims, and the community that suffered one of the greatest - and most socially and historically important - shooting tragedies of the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I feel like I've been hit by a freight train

  • By Dave on 06-23-09

Captivating, unbiased and factual account

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

Reviewed: 06-04-17

Exposes many myths and inaccuracies with honesty and sensitivity. A long book but easily holds your attention and easy to follow.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 109,097
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 101,057
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 100,574

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Expecting something else

  • By Betsy S. on 10-15-17

Don't expect humor

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

Reviewed: 05-24-17

This is a story about his life, mostly his childhood, his mother, and growing up under apartheid. Highly recommended.

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  • They Shall Expel Demons

  • What You Need to Know About Demons - Your Invisible Enemies
  • By: Derek Prince
  • Narrated by: James Adams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

In this practical, comprehensive handbook on deliverance, Prince shares his own struggle with demons and addresses the fears and misconceptions often associated with deliverance. Speaking from more than 30 years of personal experience in this ministry, Prince offers down-to-earth advice on how to receive and minister deliverance and how to remain free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it!!! Every one should read it!

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-04-13

Strongly recommend to those struggling with demons

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

Reviewed: 05-19-17

The author educates you on demons and deliverance from demons and all his teaching is based in the scripture. At some point I think he begins to confuse old school beliefs on sin (that you may disagree with) and labels them as demons. Don't let that detract from the rest of his message which is excellent and helped me achieve deliverance.