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  • Basic Economics, Fourth Edition

  • A Common Sense Guide to the Economy
  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 23 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

The fourth edition of Basic Economics is both expanded and updated. A new chapter on the history of economics itself has been added, and the implications of that history examined. Among other additions throughout the book, a new section on the special role of corporations in the economy has been added to the chapter on government and big business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Myth Buster

  • By kevin on 01-30-11

great info!!!

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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: 01-29-14

Would you listen to Basic Economics, Fourth Edition again? Why?

yes, a lot of great info. learn a lot about how economic works and see how the government got it wrong and how it effect us.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

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

I'm a Ron Paul Libertarian but this is a good

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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: 03-20-12

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

I'm a Ron Paul Libertarian but this is a good listen for anyone wanting to know more about libertarian beliefs. It was first written in 1978 so some material is old but it all still apply today.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Talent Code

  • Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Anything
  • By: Daniel Coyle
  • Narrated by: John Farrell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,230

New research has revealed that myelin, once considered an inert form of insulation for brain cells, may be the holy grail of acquiring skill. Journalist Daniel Coyle spent years investigating talent hotbeds, interviewing world-class practitioners (top soccer players, violinists, fighter, pilots, artists, and bank robbers) and neuroscientists. In clear, accessible language, he presents a solid strategy for skill acquisition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The five things that stuck out to me in the "The Talent Code"

  • By Jason on 09-15-16

great book

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-11

great book, very interesting listen. not sure if i learned much from the book, but reinforce the theories i have about talents

  • If the Church Were Christian

  • Rediscovering the Values of Jesus
  • By: Philip Gulley
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

While many denominations claim to be growing, the largest group in American religious life is the disillusioned - people who have been involved in the church yet see few similarities between the church's life and the person of Jesus. In the midst of elaborate programming, professional worship teams, and political crusades, they ask, "Is this really what Jesus called us to do?" While the church has dismissed these people as uncommitted and lacking in faith, perhaps the opposite is true. Their commitment to authentic spirituality over institutional idolatry might be the very corrective the church needs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Book, must read for modern day christian

  • By Mona on 05-21-12

could not finish it :(

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-11

The author has a lot of great ideas in this book. A lot of his ideals would be great if churches would take his advise. but i disagree with a lot of other view points the author has. If you do not have a strong faith, do not listen to this book.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Area 51

  • An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
  • By: Annie Jacobsen
  • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,030
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,560
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,567

Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing was filmed there. The prevalence of these rumors stems from the fact that no credible insider has ever divulged the truth about his time inside the base. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reality, always more interesting than fiction.

  • By Zack on 05-20-11

great book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-11

great book, if you ever wonder about what happened at area 51, this book is for you!! If you are looking for a book about aliens from mars, sorry, all those ufo's were flown by Russians and Americans. Again, great book!!

  • What Can I Do?

  • Making a Global Difference Right Where You Are
  • By: David Livermore
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

While "missions" used to be the territory of experts and missionary professionals, globalization has made the issues and needs of our world accessible to average Americans. Many American Christians feel overwhelmed by the scope of the brokenness in the world and conclude all they can do is go on with their lives. Others respond by giving and praying, and still others want to do more. What Can I Do shows that global mission is something we all can be part of in tangible ways.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By monte reed on 06-19-11

great book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-11

I really enjoyed this book, and it helped motivate me to do more than what I'm currently doing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Liberty Defined

  • 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom
  • By: Ron Paul
  • Narrated by: Bob Craig
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

In Liberty Defined, congressman and #1 New York Times bestselling author Ron Paul returns with his most provocative, comprehensive, and compelling arguments for personal freedom to date. The term "Liberty" is so commonly used in our country that it has become a mere cliché. But do we know what it means? What it promises? How it factors into our daily lives? And most importantly, can we recognize tyranny when it is sold to us disguised as a form of liberty? Dr. Paul writes that to believe in liberty is not to believe in any particular social and economic outcome.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ron Paul for President

  • By Armando on 07-27-11

great book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-11

if you want to know what Ron Paul stands for, this is a great listen!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Doing What Matters

  • How to Get Results That Make a Difference
  • By: James M. Kilts, Robert L. Lorber
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

There is only one CEO in recent times who has faced ¿ and succeeded at ¿ the extraordinary challenges of leading three major companies ¿ Gillette, Nabisco, and Kraft ¿ into prosperous futures by doing what matters on the fundamentals. That CEO is Jim Kilts. In this vivid first-person account he reveals his system for success that is both cutting-edge and back-to-basics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional work of business art

  • By Sami on 04-10-15

I did it all

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-08

I did this, I did that, I did this, I did that, I could not finish listening to the book since the author thinks he did it all, basically by himself.... Not a lot of info in this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful