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  • Alter Egos

  • Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle over American Power
  • By: Mark Landler
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp, Mark Landler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

New York Times White House correspondent Mark Landler takes us behind the speeches and press conferences, to the Situation Room debates and picnic-table lunches, where Obama and Clinton honed their two competing worldviews: his, cautious, inward-looking, suffused with a sense of limits; hers, muscular, optimistic, unabashedly old-fashioned.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of Anecdotes

  • By Jean on 07-14-16

A must read for voting Americans

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

Reviewed: 06-18-16

Don't pass this up because you're a republican or card caring Hillary or Obama hater. Worth the educational value alone, this book provides a reasonably unbiased insight to eight years of important policy and decision making regardless of which side of the fence you reside on the issues themselves.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Evolution of God

  • By: Robert Wright
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 825
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 474

In this sweeping narrative, which takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved. Through the prisms of archeology, theology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright's findings overturn basic assumptions about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and are sure to cause controversy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting and thought provoking

  • By Joseph on 02-09-10

Life changing experience?

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

Reviewed: 02-22-16

It certainly was for me. It is so important to understand the origins of cultural and social elements of our lives. This book should be required reading for every adult human being. It is so thoroughly informative that I intend to immediately listen again and study it like a college course. get it. If you regret reading it will probably be for the right reasons. truth can sometimes be hard to accept.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Basics of Robert's Rules of Order

  • By: Dr. Earl E. Paul
  • Narrated by: Dr. Earl E. Paul
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

I decided to write an article for people who want to understand the basic rules that are used in meetings. What are these rules? They are the guidelines for conducting a meeting, allowing business to be carried out as smoothly and orderly as possible. Although I will not be able to detail the many nuances and special rules, the basics needed to conduct a meeting are explained that should help a meeting stay on track from start to finish.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • slow down and take a whole hour

  • By wallet lover on 11-14-15

slow down and take a whole hour

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

Reviewed: 11-14-15

What did you like best about The Basics of Robert's Rules of Order? What did you like least?

The subject matter was extremely basic for such a complex subject, but the unnecessary speed in which it was presented made it overly complicated to listen to. All the author and narrator needed to do was leave a second between sentences and perhaps several seconds between subjects to allow time to process what was being delivered. I had to listen to much of it a second time which defeats the authors obvious priority which was to deliver this in as short a time as possible. There was not enough information in the short presentation to warrant spending the money unless you literally had to chair a meeting that same day and hadn't a clue where to start.

Would you be willing to try another book from Dr. Earl E. Paul? Why or why not?

No.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dr. Earl E. Paul?

Yes

Could you see The Basics of Robert's Rules of Order being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No

Any additional comments?

Don't buy it... and return it if you did and can.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Way Forward

  • Renewing the American Idea
  • By: Paul Ryan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Beginning with a careful analysis of the 2012 election - including a look at the challenge the GOP had in reaching a majority of voters and the prevalence of identity politics - Ryan examines the state of the Republican party and dissects its challenges the country to certain ruin. Culminating in a plan for the future, The Way Forward argues that the Republican Party is and must remain a conservative party, emphasizing going forward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!!

  • By Jeffery Condry on 09-25-16

great book. .. missing Ryan

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

Reviewed: 08-01-15

I loved the book. It provides interesting insight into Ryan the man and politician without being an autobiography. this book is 100% about Ryans hopes and plans for the republican party and our country with just enough insight to how and why he has arrived at those conclusions. this should be a template for every politicians statements and should be read carefully by every American regardless of party affiliation

  • Unintimidated

  • A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge
  • By: Scott Walker, Marc Thiessen
  • Narrated by: Scott Walker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

In 2010, Scott Walker was elected governor of Wisconsin with a mandate to improve its economy and restore fiscal responsibility. With the state facing a $3.6 billion budget deficit, he proposed a series of reforms to limit the collective bargaining power of public employee unions, which was costing taxpayers billions in pension and health care costs. The reaction was swift and severe. Angry protesters gathered outside the capitol, teacher unions accused him of sabotaging education, and the media descended on Wisconsin to make it a national controversy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Governor had been challenged!

  • By Fredrick J Yerrick on 08-16-15

Great story...but not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Great insight to Scott Walker the Governor and terrific explanation from his perspective of what went on in Wisconsin. I was expecting a little more insight to Walker the potential presidential candidate. That was lacking as I don't think he's going to run an anti-collective bargaining campaign and win.

What did you like best about this story?

Walker read it. I felt like I got to know him and it was nice to hear the authors proper inflection and emphasis.

What does Scott Walker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His own personality and emphasis.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes