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  • Team of Vipers

  • My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House
  • By: Cliff Sims
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May, Cliff Sims - introduction
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 273

After standing at Donald Trump’s side on Election Night, Cliff Sims joined him in the West Wing as special assistant to the president and director of White House message strategy. He soon found himself pulled into the president’s inner circle as a confidante, an errand boy, an advisor, a punching bag, and a friend. This is the story of what it was really like in the West Wing as a member of the president’s team. It's a story of power and palace intrigue, backstabbing and bold victories, as well as painful moral compromises, occasionally with yourself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • By Nim73 on 01-29-19

The Most Authentic So Far

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-16-19

this sounds and feels like being right in the middle of things. Sims has gone through the crucible and emerged intact and whole. Well done.

  • Martin Ford's Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future Summary

  • By: Ant Hive Media
  • Narrated by: Robert Barbere
  • Length: 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? We might imagine - and hope - that today's industrial revolution will unfold like the last: even as some jobs are eliminated, more will be created to deal with the new innovations of a new era. In Rise of the Robots, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Martin Ford argues that this is absolutely not the case. As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wish it were longer

  • By Yvonne Brown on 01-12-19

I wish it were longer

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Reviewed: 01-12-19

This is a great start to preparing us for the rise of the robots. I've been keeping my eyes on this occurence and think its someting that we need to prepare for sooner rather than later. The rise of robots in our society is accelerating and exponential. Forewarned is forearmed.

  • Out of My Mind

  • By: Alan Arkin
  • Narrated by: Alan Arkin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,195
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,172

In this Audible Original “mini-memoir”, the Academy Award-winning star of Little Miss Sunshine and Argo looks back on his life as a series of philosophical turning points, learning experiences, and a-ha moments. Drawn from a collection of seemingly inexplicable stories and encounters from Arkin's 84 years on this planet, Out of My Mind is a candid, relatable and delightfully irreverent take on how one man went searching for meaning and ended up discovering himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing journey into Alan's self!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-18

He's out of his mind but in a good way

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-12-19

Alan Arkin is a favorite of mine and that's what led me to this title. It is so well narrated that the 2 hours just fles away and takes you along with it. I learned some interesting things about him along the way and was surprized by some of the things I learned. This is a wonderful book.

  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,754

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

It like going to a play!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-12-19

Hi Bob! is a tour de force rich in character and reads like a play. I really enjoyed the fact that there are multiple voices used in the audio as that enriches the experience. It was a lot of fun and I'd do it again.

  • Harry Clarke

  • With Bonus Performance: Lillian
  • By: David Cale
  • Narrated by: Billy Crudup, David Cale
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,534
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,329
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,327

A sexually charged and wickedly funny thriller starring Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the titular cocky Londoner. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family's life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Come for Harry, stay for Lillian

  • By Celeste Albers on 12-17-18

Clever, witty, fun and surprising

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

Meeting Harry Clarke was a joy. The writing is intriguing, and the characters rich in humor and surprises. I really enjoyed Lillian as well.

  • The Man on the Mountaintop

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Susan Trott, Libby Spurrier - adaptor
  • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,856

The Man on the Mountaintop tells the story of Holy Man Joe, an ageing and unassuming man who lives in a hermitage on top of a mountain. During the summer months, thousands of hopefuls line the path leading to his door, seeking his wisdom. From bombastic, wealthy nobles intent on cheating their way to the top to drunkards who gradually build the physical and mental strength they need to quit their addiction, The Man on the Mountaintop is a rousing tale full of humour, wit and life lessons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful and full of wisdom

  • By Michele Mattix on 01-06-19

Get this book now and enjoy!

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Reviewed: 01-12-19

This book is so entertaining that I read it straight through. I originally got it because I like Stanley Tucci but fell in love with it as it brought peace, joy and love to my heart. I felt connected to each character and was reluctant and sad to see them go as I finished the book. I am sure to listen to this again. Get this book. You'll love it.

  • The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

  • By: Dr. Joseph Murphy
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

One of the best-selling self-help books of all time, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind has helped millions around the world achieve remarkable success, simply by changing the way they think. Dr. Murphy's mind-focusing techniques are based on a simple principle: If you believe in something without reservation and picture it in your mind, you can remove the subconscious obstacles that prevent you from achieving the results you want and your belief can become a reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Mulima Chibuye on 08-16-17

Exceptional!

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Reviewed: 01-05-19

An awakening and spiritual knowledge that everyone needs. Whether you are stuck or seeing enlightenment this is you guide.

  • The Five Levels of Attachment

  • Toltec Wisdom for the Modern World
  • By: don Miguel Ruiz Jr.
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819

Building on the principles found in his father’s best-selling book The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz, Jr., invites us to gauge how attached we are to our own point of view. In The Five Levels of Attachment, he will help you gain awareness of the agreements you have been implicitly making all these years that shape your reality and affect your future and show you how to release the attachments which no longer reflect who you really are.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could help change the world as we know it.

  • By R. Calkins on 01-16-15

All I can say is GET THIS BOOK!

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-04-19

I truly enjoyed this book and know you will too. It will change your life for the better and offers insights into the path to wisdom.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 58,909
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53,807
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 53,501

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

Becoming is an inspirational journey

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Reviewed: 11-30-18

I had this book on pre-order for the longest time. The day it was released I purchased it and began listening immediately. It was so amazing I couldn't put it down. I found it educational, inspirational, motivational, and surprizingly entertaining. The book is read by author Michelle Obama and her voice is comfortable and easy to listen to. So much of her personal life is revealed and done in a way that pulls you in and doesn't let go until the end. I was disappointed when it ended, I wanted more. I recommend this book for everyone and especially parents. It's also a guide for raising and protecting our children.

  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,140
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,834

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb!!

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-02-18

Excellent storytelling and acting

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Reviewed: 11-05-18

I couldn't put this down. The story is unexpected and the acting is superb. Get it and enjoy.

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